“Hilary has been a wonderful student who has overcome a lot of challenges in life, she has studied at the centre for a number of years and it has been great to see her gain qualifications and grow in confidence”

The Ferguslie Learning programme is designed to assist adult learners build upon their Employability and Life skills. The Centre is based in the heart of Ferguslie and provides a warm welcoming environment for adults returning to learning.

Hilary was able to study part time at Ferguslie Learning Centre whilst looking after her three sons – she was pregnant with her youngest child when she started studying at the centre.

I’ve studied a few classes based around understanding and helping others. it’s a lovely place, everybody is so friendly and we all help each other if there any problems.

I enjoyed studying at Ferguslie as you can work at your own pace in a relaxed environment– it feels more approachable compared to full time study.

Someone in my class mentioned a child support worker role in a nearby nursery and I thought I would apply. I wasn’t expecting much as my confidence was low after being out of work for so long.

I’m now starting work as a nursery support worker off the back of the childcare courses I’ve studied here at Ferguslie.

The role is part time, so I still have the opportunity to study if I want to.