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Lecturers pulling out all the stops as College prepares to host Year 11 taster sessions

City College Plymouth is looking forward to welcoming prospective students back to the campus as it prepares to host its popular Year 11 Taster Sessions for the first time in more than a year.

Perfect for those in their final year of school, these short, hands-on sessions are ideal for those still unsure about what they would like to study in September or if you have a specific career in mind, these tasters are a great way of finding out what City College has to offer.

With a session for each main subject area, lecturers are already pulling together a schedule of activities for all who sign up to pay the College a visit over the June half-term holiday. Those interested in science will get to take a look at their own blood under a microscope, whilst those who are planning to attend the media session will experience the College’s green room before heading outside for some drone action (weather permitting).

Marketing and Student Recruitment Officer, Ellen Cotter, said: “After such a long period of not being able to hold taster sessions, our lecturers have gone all out with planning some truly exciting activities that will showcase what the College has to offer.

“There will be gel polish and nail art techniques for those hoping to study beauty therapy, whilst aspiring engineers will get to create some microcontroller simulations. City College prides itself on its highly experienced lecturers who value the importance of hands-on, practical learning, and they are looking forward to hosting these popular sessions once again.

“Our courses range from entry-level right up to degree-level and our staff are fantastic at supporting students of all abilities and backgrounds. We also offer outstanding facilities, a diverse range of enrichment activities and a wealth of support services.”

Booking is essential for those wishing to attend taster sessions and there is no limit on the number of sessions a person can attend - see the list below.

To sign up, please click here. Spaces are limited due to strict social distancing measures, so please book early to ensure you can attend the sessions of your choice. Booking will close on Friday 21 May.


Art: Thursday 3 June, 10.00am - 11.00am

Automotive Engineering: Thursday 3 June, 11.00am - 12.00pm

Bricklaying: Wednesday 2 June, 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Business: Tuesday 1 June, 10.00am - 11.00am

Carpentry: Thursday 3 June, 11.00am - 12.00pm

Childcare, Health and Social Care: Tuesday 1 June, 10.00am - 11.00am

Computing and Games Development: Thursday 3 June, 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Construction Skills (General): Tuesday 1 June - 11.00am, 12.00pm

Dance: Wednesday 2 June, 11.00am - 12.00pm

Electrical Installation: Thursday 3 June, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Engineering: Tuesday 1 June, 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy: Wednesday 2 June, 10.00am - 11.00am

Hospitality and Catering: Tuesday 1 June, 11.00am - 12.00pm

Marine Engineering (Boat Building): Thursday 3 June, 10.00am - 11.00am

Media: Tuesday 1 June, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Music: Wednesday 2 June, 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Painting and Decorating: Wednesday 2 June, 11.00am - 12.00noon

Performing Arts: Wednesday 2 June, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Plastering: Wednesday 2 June, 10.00am - 11.00am

Plumbing: Thursday 3 June, 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Science: Thursday 3 June, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Sport and Public Services: Tuesday 1 June, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Travel and Tourism: Tuesday 1 June, 1.00pm - 2.00pm.


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