Leila-Rose's Aspire Award will enable her to study for a Higher Education Diploma, leading to a Law degree at The University of Portsmouth.

An Army career

Leila-Rose isn’t new to law. She has been a Lance Corporal in the Royal Military Police for three years, which has given her a solid foundation in legal principles.

Leila-Rose said: “My Army career has given me a great start in general policing and in the practice of law. In the last two years, I’ve developed a real interest in law and criminology. My ultimate dream is to become a solicitor practising in Criminal Law.”

Aiming for further training

Her two-year course through the Distance Learning Centre started in April 2019. This course will give her the required qualifications to apply for the competitive Portsmouth course, before progressing to further training.

Leila-Rose continued:

The Guinness Aspire Awards is a great scheme which gives winners the tools and opportunities to do the courses which may otherwise feel out of reach. I’m really excited about completing the course and hope I am able to utilise the skills I obtain to give back to the community. The Aspire Awards Scheme has also shown me that it’s never too late to go back to studying or change your career.

How to apply for an Aspire Award

You can apply for an award by completing an application form. You’ll need to let us know exactly what you want the funding for, so make sure you’ve found the course you want to complete, how much the equipment you need will be, or what your community project will cost.

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