Confident Chloe Wotherspoon (20) from Clackmannan, has moved into self-employment after graduating from Forth Valley College – but she still has an eye on a degree.
The HND Coaching and Developing Sport graduate, who also won the college’s Most Promising Student Award in the Department of Care Health and Sport, at the 2017 graduation ceremony
She said: “I have various jobs: i’m a sport coach for Clackmannanshire Councils Sports Development where I coach in primary schools throughout the day and in the evenings I coach additional support needs classes. I’m also a Tubing Supervisor where I ensure the tubing lets details are collected, before I staff the lets and deliver the safety talk ensuing the risk assessments and guidelines are in place.
“I’m also a self-employed Clubbercise Instructor, where I hold two classes a week along with a session for Scottish Autism and a session for Enable in Stirling. Clubbercise is dance aerobics in the dark with glowsticks and strobe lights to club anthems. This involves keeping my own accounts, advertising and choreographing the classes.
“I work for Plus in Stirling, working at events with kids with additional support needs as well as taking kids on a 1:1 basis out into the community applying rest-bite for parents – it’s an amazing job!
“Forth Valley College’s facilities are good especially the gym, however the lecturers top it all. They are a great team who are willing to help and listen to your problems, they get to know every student and show an interest in your learning and aim for you to do the best you can. They don’t get credited enough, especially when it comes to graded units and us students stress them out
“I have always been independent and confident, however I think college has strengthened this and given me the confidence to challenge myself and try new things. Sometimes it won’t always work, but I can say I have tried and pushed myself.
“FVC has helped me move on and gain a place at West of Scotland University for a Year three place in Sports Development, which will lead on to a great career once completed. My advice to new students is to just go for it. The lecturers are excellent, the college has great connections with external organisations to further your knowledge and they have the experience in sport which can lead from students from volunteering to paid work.”
Anyone looking to find out more about Care, Health and Sport courses at Forth Valley College should call 01324 403000.