Bracknell & Wokingham College open day offers opportunities
Published: 2 Nov 2013 17:300 comments
There will be a wide range of course information on offer, with people able to meet tutors to chat about college life.
The event will take place at the main college campus, in Church Road, Bracknell, on Saturday, November 9, from 10am to 3pm.
Students who have left school can find out about apprenticeship opportunities, and careers advisers will be on hand.
There will also be information about the Government’s Raising The Participation Age initiative – which means youngsters will have to stay in learning until they are 18 by 2015.
James Taylor, director of curriculum and quality at the college, said: “The open event is always a good opportunity for potential students and their parents to visit the college and ask any questions they may have about courses and
“College is a great stepping-stone between school and university or the workplace but it is a change from school and coming to see us reassures them that we will fully support them to achieve their full potential.
“Coming to college will give students the vital employability skills that employers are looking for, over and above the subject specifics they learn on
Students can apply for courses starting in 2014/15, and also pick up a prospectus listing all the courses available to them. Adults looking to get back into education will also find lots of information – including how they can benefit from a 24+ Advanced learning loan.
The loans can help pay for the cost if you are thinking of starting a course at Level 3 or 4, or an advanced or higher apprenticeship.
The college offers more than 700 courses for work and leisure and people can sign up to these on the day. Tutors will also give advice to people searching for jobs while guests will also have the chance to meet Campbell Christie, the College principal.