Kirsten Wyllie had always enjoyed Art and Design and Manufacturing at school and had thought about studying architecture, after being inspired by her grandfather. She had left school at 16 and had been working in a café, but had always thought that she would go back to study.
Kirsten found out about NC Construction: Built Environment at Glasgow Clyde College and, after looking at the course on the website, decided to apply. She started the course in 2015 and after successfully completing that year, and winning the Best in Class award at the Engineering Prize-giving in the process, is now studying HNC Construction Management.
Kirsten comments, “I really enjoy studying this course, particularly Computer Aided Design, which has also been useful as having this unit helped me to get a part time job in a flooring company. This has worked out really well as I can apply what I learn on the HNC to my job. It’s worked out really well and I have been offered a full time job when I finish the HNC.”
On Kirsten’s first day at college, she realised that she was the only girl in the class.
“I hadn’t really thought about it before I started”, she says, “I just got stuck in and a couple of other girls joined later on. The class has a real mix of ages and experience and we all help each other when we can.”
Students who study in this area can go on to further study or to work in Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Building, Service Engineers, Plumbing and Construction Site Contractors.