Kate Cole

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment 2022

School: Spalding High School

Undergraduate: BSc (Hons) Rural Enterprise and Land Management (Harper Adams University)

Ambition: Rural land agent and surveyor

“I felt Reaseheath’s course would give me the best introduction to the built environment. …and It’s taken me further than I ever thought possible.

“As well as preparing me academically for university, the syllabus was incredibly diverse and delivered so many different skills and experiences. My course manager went above and beyond to make the topics relevant, from using the latest technical surveying equipment to arranging site visits and industry trips. Our practical projects included designing a plan for a new agricultural showground, which was implemented at college, and I also won best overall design for an outdoor classroom to be built on campus.

“There are so many options for women in the construction industry, so great to see other female students had chosen the diploma route too. My degree is also delivering everything I want from it and I’m looking forward to my year’s industry placement.”