Young people invited to get a taste for college life

28 September 2018 | College News, Help & Advice

With half term fast approaching, many parents may be wondering how they are going to entertain their teenagers over the break. Why not get them off the couch, out of the house and trying something new?

City College Plymouth is inviting year 11s to take part in free course taster sessions in everything from automotive to media. These workshops, open to students aged 15-16, will give them the chance to get hands-on with some of the subjects on offer at the College.

They can try their hand at cooking in the College’s industry-standard kitchens; create a computer game with the help of the games development team; take flight and learn cabin crew skills in a mock air cabin; handcraft their own metal structures in the state-of-the-art engineering centre; or undertake mini hair and beauty treatments in the College’s Stars Hair and Day Spa.

One student who has reaped the benefits of the taster sessions is Thomas White, aged 16, who is now studying Level 3 Media at the College after ‘giving it a go’ last year. He said: “The taster sessions are great because you can find out more about the courses you are interested in before you fully commit to one. I really enjoyed the media session – we got to try out some of the equipment and see what goes into making a short film.

“I have just started my Level 3 Diploma in Media and I am really enjoying it. There is a lot more freedom and opportunity at the College and I feel like the taster sessions really helped me to make the right decision.”

There are 17 sessions running Tuesday 23 October to Thursday 25 October 10.30am to 3.00pm. Spaces are limited and bookings close on Monday 15 October. Visit for the full list of sessions available and to book your place as soon as possible.

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