February Taster Morning (School Leavers) - Taunton Campus - Bridgwater & Taunton College

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What to bring with you
Some courses require you to wear or bring certain items. This is really important because if you don’t bring the correct clothing you may not be able to take part in your chosen taster.

Subjects

Art & Fashion, Media, Photography & Design
Get an insight into the world of Art, Design, Fashion and Design. Experience drawing in new and innovative ways to help stretch you skills. Use photography and our industry standard design software to create a variety of communication mediums and finally get a little taste of the fashion industry, by exploring everything from design and marketing through to buying and retail display.

Automotive
During this interesting taster you will work in our state-of-the-art workshop learning how vehicles work and how to repair them. You may get messy so please dress appropriately and wear sturdy shoes/boots.

Barbering
If you’re interested in learning the art of being a professional barber, give this hands-on taster a try. By blending traditional skills with a modern approach, you’ll try your hand at head art and tram lines as well as beard cutting and styling using some of the coolest products in today’s barbering world. Please wear flat, closed toe shoes to comply with health and safety regulations.

Business 
Are you a budding entrepreneur? Take part in a range of fun and challenging activities that will help you gain an insight into the world of business and the endless opportunities available to you in this global market.

Carpentry, Brickwork and Painting & Decorating 
If you enjoy hands-on tasks and like working outside, then the construction industry may be for you! Come and work alongside our Apprentices and experienced staff to learn some new skills to get you started; from how to build a small brick peer in our state-of-the-art brick workshop to how to mark out, saw, chisel, and make a basic timber joint. You will also have the chance to try out some practical decorating skills, for example, learning to use a variety of painting techniques, wallpapering or applying decorative effects.

Please wear old clothes and sturdy shoes/boots. Trainers will not be suitable.

Digital (Computing)
Join us to find out about this dynamic industry. Use our excellent computer resources to learn about a variety of computer applications, how to produce and publish a website and make you own MP3 player using programming skills, build a PC from scratch, design for digital products such as games and 3D models.

Engineering and Nuclear Clean Energy 
Would you like to work in one of the UK’s most important industries? Join us and learn about Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM), aerospace engineering, communications technology and electronics. Engage in activities that will give you a flavour of the type of skills and hi-tech technology required by modern industry. You will also discover the skills needed to join the dynamic and technical Nuclear Clean Energy industry. Find out how we use VI and other high-tech teaching aids to replicate the nuclear environment.

Hair and Beauty 

Explore and experience the practical and theoretical aspects of the hair and beauty and the industry. Work alongside our professional therapists and stylists to gain hands-on experience in our industry standard salon environment.

Please wear flat, closed toe shoes to comply with health and safety regulations.

Health, Early Years & Social Care
Are you thinking of working in disability care, early years, health or elderly care? Take part in a range of fun, interactive and hands-on activities to learn new skills and discover what it’s like to work in the industry.

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

Come and experience what it’s like to study this stimulating and exciting qualification. The IB enables you to study six different subjects, along with a challenging core of activity that prepares you for university or employment either in the UK or overseas.

Plumbing, Electrical and Building Services

No two jobs are ever the same within these industries. Learn about the skills required to work within the building services. You could be a budding electrician if you are interested in working with the latest energy-saving equipment. Learn how to connect a plug and socket and get a taste for the industry in our electrical workshops. Or are you interested in becoming a plumber, repairing water pipes and installing eco-friendly systems. Learn about some of the skills you would need, such as soldering and bending a copper tube.

Please wear old clothes and sturdy shoes/boots. Trainers will not be suitable.

Sport and Uniformed Protective Services

This practical taster brings together skills and attributes required within the Sport and Uniformed Protective Services industries. Whether you are interested in a career in sport science, physical education, health and fitness and coaching, or the Public and Emergency Services, this session is for you! Discover what it would be like to study the practical and theoretical aspects of our national award-winning sports curriculum, alongside the leadership and problem solving skills required for a career in the Public and Emergency Services.

Please bring sports kit and trainers.

If you require any further information please contact the Information and Guidance Team on 01278 441234 or email info@btc.ac.uk.

Getting here

Our taster day will be held at our Taunton campus on Wellington Road, Taunton, Somerset TA1 5AX - please see the map below.

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