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Bradley Moon - from lorry driver to student in bio-medical sciences

Bradley passed his GCSE in English (grade A), maths (grade B) and the pre-Access course, then progressed onto the OCN London Access Diploma in Medicine and Bio-Medical Sciences at City and Islington College which he passed with flying colours.

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Passionate about human rights

Ervis Sulce, who is of Albanian origin, came to London in 2000 when he was aged 12. One of his dreams was to study Law at a London university, and after a rollercoaster period of five years he was finally able to realise his dream. Read more

NEET Solution for Accessing the Arts

Playing Up is an Access to HE Diploma in Theatre Arts accredited by the Awarding Organisation, OCN London. The course is part of the National Youth Theatre's social inclusion programme and is aimed at young people at risk who are not in education, employment or training (NEET). Students at the National Youth Theatre (NYT) face a variety of risk factors and may lack the necessary qualifications to progress on to Higher Education and experience social exclusion. NYT is committed to widening participation in order to increase opportunities for young people in the arts. Read more