Chad Sullivan

Celebrating VQ Day 2019

This week we're celebrating the achievements of students studying Vocational Qualifications at UCM. 

Chad studied the Advanced Apprenticeship in IT (Level 3 BTEC)

Grade achieved: Double Distinction


My route to studying this course was different from most. I had originally applied for a Marketing apprenticeship with a company and was unsuccessful in securing the role, but instead, they offered me an IT apprenticeship role. After some consideration, I decided to pursue this path.

I currently work four days a week and study at UCM a day a week.

Studying both from a practical learning environment and through theory work definitely helps me to learn better.

“Currently, there are many options to studying IT on the Isle of Man, but with the other providers, you don’t have the support and expertise from tutors like you do at UCM.”

Now that my course is finished I have the opportunity of studying a degree at UCM or at another university in the UK. I also have the option of going straight into full-time employment.