Tobias Clewley

Tobias Clewley

Biography

I chose to come to Petroc as it was a close location to work and home, which made it easy to balance my social life and study time. I had previously considered this course, however went with a different option which did not work out. I managed to find an apprenticeship with a local company that supported me during my studies.

There was a good mix of classroom-based lessons and more practical lessons outside the classroom where we could practise the technique rather than just learn the theory.

We went on several site visits which helped to improve our understanding of the construction industry as well as having several assignments which were project based.

The thing that I most enjoy about studying at Petroc is the support and advice from my lecturers, they would always be encouraging and made them feel very easy to talk to.

When I leave college, I hope to carry on my studies and complete the HNC Level 4 course as well as look into more specialised training courses. Eventually I want to start my own design and build company, focusing on tiny eco homes and less traditional construction methods.

The best piece of advice I can give would have to be make a start on any assignments the day they are set, don’t leave it until the last minute.

COURSE(S) STUDIED

Level 3 BTEC Construction & the Built Environment

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There was a good mix of classroom-based lessons and more practical lessons outside the classroom where we could practise the technique rather than just learn the theory.

We went on several site visits which helped to improve our understanding of the construction industry.