Seaney McDermott (18) – a Pathway to Health, Exercise and Fitness student from Bannockburn – is on track to reach his goal at Forth Valley College.
He has used his experience at the college and the opportunities it afforded him, to secure a full-time lifeguarding job.
He said: “Forth Valley College was my go to because I've always wanted to be a physiotherapist and the HND in Health and Fitness was needed in order to get into university.
“The gym was equipped with all the essentials needed to build and shape the body which me and my class mates used every day and the lecturers always took on board my questions and always gave me time to speak
“My experience of FVC has been an eye opener to me in terms of what I want to do career wise and gave me a better idea of my academic strengths. It helped me move on to the next stage of my career and managed to arrange a lifeguard course for me which helped me get a full time job
“College is great for those who want to study their passions and find out more about themselves, without the pressure of jumping into university.
“The best bit for me was when I had my interview for college in November 2016. I had lecturer Grant Ralston as my interviewer and the five minute conversation we had made me attach positive connotations with college from that day forward. It was my first time speaking to someone else who had researched in depth on how to train the body and therefore during college term I constantly asked many questions. My best bits at college were the conversations that followed these questions.”
For more information call 01324 403000 or visit https://www.forthvalley.ac.uk/courses/sport/pathway-to-fitness-health-and-exercise