She said she was told that allowing her on the course would be “like letting a visually impaired person perform heart surgery”
A student with cerebral palsy claims she was barred from a beauty course because she struggled to hold a pot of nail varnish.
Georgie Ready, 18, said she was told by a member of staff that allowing her on the course would be “like letting a visually impaired person perform heart surgery”.
She went to an open day at Tresham College in Corby, Northants, after being accepted on a BTEC course.
Mum Lynn, 52, said: “A member of staff pulled her out with her carer and said she may not ‘meet the criteria’ which was set.
“One of the criteria was to hold a nail varnish pot in her left hand, which is the hand she struggles with.”
Lynn has now threatened to sue for discrimination.
She added: “It’s disgusting. She was heartbroken, her dreams have been crushed.”
The college said: “We are taking this situation seriously and hope to resolve it as soon as possible.”
Check out all the latest News, Sport & Celeb gossip at Mirror.co.uk http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/cerebral-palsy-student-thrown-college-2254634#ixzz2e7SAcPIq
Follow us: @DailyMirror on Twitter | DailyMirror on Facebook