Dan previous had studied at Noadswood school, and then came to Totton College and studied level 1 through to 3 in Motor vehicle maintenance, followed onto an apprenticeship and is now successfully working at a local garage.

Speaking about his time at Totton College Dan added:

“I struggled with English and maths at school, so it was good that I could keep doing these as well as the mechanics courses. The teachers at Totton are really encouraging and give you all the time and attention you need. They also helped me sort out an apprenticeship at a local garage.

It was great because I was able to really use the skills I’d learnt, and made pretty good progress. It’s more hands-on, and you get involved in everything.”

Dan aspires to run his own garage one day and is progressing to become a fully qualified mechanic.