You can register now for a place to participate in one session of your choice, during our Vocational Taster sessions taking place on Saturday 2nd March 2019. All sessions run from 9am until 12pm. A full description of each course activity is available by clicking on the course title .
Places on each of the courses are limited, so prompt registration is advised to secure your place. Once we receive your registration you will be emailed follow up information to prepare you for your session. Please be aware that to participate in a session you must register for a place in advance.
Please note sessions are for students only and must sign up in advance – Parents can drop off between 8.30 – 8.45 and collect from 12pm.
Cirencester College invites students currently in years 10 and 11 (with priority given to year 11 students), who are interested in finding out more about the vocational courses of:
An opportunity to find out more about these courses and participate in a range of activities with other students. Activities will include learning about Animal Feeding and Handling in our Animal Centre and for those of you who are interested in wildlife and conservation there will be a practical designed to help you develop skills relevant to pursuing a career in the countryside sector. You will take part in an outdoor habitat management practical onsite and complete a wildlife survey. Activities may be brought inside depending on the weather, but please bring suitable outdoor or old clothing (no long nails or nail vanish as you may be handling animals), suitable footwear such as boots / wellies and an outdoor jacket.
All three sciences in one day, what’s not to like! Get a feel for the sort of activities that you would experience if you want to work in science. See cell division in action, marvel at colour changes, and can you blow your own trumpet? You will experience aspects of all the sections of the units and understand the make-up of the course. You will see the sort of questions that may be asked in the Unit 1 external test and the work required for a Unit 2 internally assessed assignment. You will participate in practicals in out biology and our chemistry laboratories so please wear sensible shoes and if you have long hair please bring something to tie it up with. Laboratory coats and safety spectacles will be provided.
An opportunity to find out more about these courses and participate in a range of activities with other students. Activities will include a practical task using clay and modelling a portrait bust. Please bring along any current artwork from school and wear suitable clothes for practical activities.
Classroom based session learning about threats to British Wildlife and ways in which we can help with conservation. Tree planting activity in the our on-site nature area. Students will learn how to correctly plant trees, provide proper protection to the newly planted tree and ensure area around tree s properly treated.
Engineering: This is a great opportunity to find out more about the course, see some of the facilities and also to meet other students and Engineering staff. During the morning you will undertake an Engineering design challenge which will involve you in generating potential solutions, making predictions, building a simple structure, calculating loads and stresses , and then testing your design to destruction.
Please note that you will be in a workshop environment so please wear practical footwear and clothes that are not too precious.
An opportunity to find out more about this course and participate in a range of activities with other students. Activities will include learning about preparing horses for presentation, the identity, function and fitting of horse equipment, an introduction to the digestive system of a horse, and lunging.
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Potential new students will have time to try a range of short IT activities to introduce them into the industry. New learners are often unclear of what we cover in IT, hence it will provide an opportunity to show what hardware and software topics we cover.
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Students will undertake practical workshops in acting, singing and dancing, the three main areas of performing arts training on the course. Workshops will take place in the Sundial Theatre, our onsite professional performance venue that we use for most practical lessons on vocational Performing Arts. The practical workshops for vocational taster day offer an insight into the primary aim of the course, which is to train students for progression into the performing arts industry via drama school.
Students will be undertaking a variety of practical theoretical activities that will engage the students in the type of teaching, learning and assessment to expect from their time at Cirencester College. Our Public Services course boast a plethora of exit routes following completion of study at Cirencester College with over 85% going onto further study in the chosen area or into employment this day will help you to see the types of careers and opportunities that could be awaiting you! Carpe Diem!!
Students will be undertaking a variety of practical theoretical activities that will engage the students in the type of teaching, learning and assessment to expect from their time at Cirencester College. A chance to use some of our top class facilities and meet the teachers who’s industry knowledge will give some insight into what your future career might hold! Carpe Diem!!!
An opportunity to find out more about these courses and participate in a range of activities with other students. Activities will include classroom based team building activities which are linked to some of the Units / Subjects that make up the course, such as planning itineraries for given scenarios and a practical / interactive task where students will work as a group to develop the concept of building a new hotel and the budgeting that is involved. Students will also be given the chance to explore different career paths relating to the different sectors of the industry.