I would definitely recommend WCS to others. They have so many different courses to offer and they have a great study and financial support system to anyone who needs it.

Seventeen year old HNC Music student Iona Ferns cannot recommend West College Scotland highly enough. Leaving school at the end of fourth year was a big step for Iona, but one which has enhanced her both as a person and a musician. Deciding that she wanted to leave school and explore a more independent learning environment, Iona did her research into Music courses and opted to study at West College Scotland’s Paisley campus.

I watched videos on the college YouTube channel and saw how much experience I would gain from going there.

It is not only classroom-based learning which Iona has experienced as part of her course. Rehearsing in the renowned Berkeley studios, playing live shows in large venues and performing alongside her peers are some of Iona’s highlights, and she is also thoroughly enjoying having the chance to work on the business side of things when organising and promoting upcoming music events.

My course involves so much more than just being a performer.

Iona is completely immersing herself in this new learning environment and is revelling in the chance to learn new skills, meet new people and take one step closer to her dream career of becoming a music teacher. When speaking of her course, Iona says that she is very much in control of her studies, but that teaching staff are always on hand to guide her and push her when necessary.

There are so many great opportunities to get ahead in the music industry just by being on this course.

Armed with the skills and knowledge gained on her course, as well as a positive attitude and an abundance of enthusiasm, Iona is doing all the right things to succeed in her chosen field and become a successful music teacher. We wish her the best of luck in her studies and her future career!

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