One of our past students that enrolled on our alternative provision programme was expelled from school and was sent to us. She specialised in Fashion & Clothing and received a BTEC Level 1 certificate through our programme. She had no qualications prior coming to us and suffered from low self-esteem which resulted in self-harm. However through our programme she became committed to her course by showing full attendance and developed in confidence. She began to see herself differently and as a result understood her full capabilities, talents and strengths.
We had a referral from young offending team (YOT). He specialised in photography and showed signs of challenging behaviour. He also had preconceived ideas that the photography course was tailored for girls alone. However he realised it was for everyone and changed his outlook on Creative Arts and what he could contribute to the course. He changed his attitude towards himself and became a hardworking young student. During the course of the programme he had a court hearing; we helped him by providing a reference that stated how well he was doing. The reference was read out in the court hearing. He later went on to enrol at Newham College.
We had a learner who had been 3 months clean from drug substances. She successfully completed the level 1 diploma in Fashion and Clothing course with us. She suffered with low self-esteem but found a way to use our Fashion and Clothing course to express herself and channel her expression in a positive way. She learnt to appreciate her skills and creativity through our course and afterwards went on to further her education.
Caramel Rock has successfully supported young people in securing a place at London College of Fashion. From the success of our training devlopes young people with the qualification and portfolio level to gain a place at London College of Fashion. In 2017 saw our first student gain a place at the prestigious Central Saint Martines. To the quality of staff and teaching and the commitment of the learners to their work.