Taster Days at Oaklands College

Twilight Taster Sessions

Our various Taster Sessions throughout the year give you the opportunity to gain some hands-on experience from a wide selection of subjects and to find out what college life is really like.

We welcome Year 11 students to join us for our Twilight Tasters , which run at both campuses. During the tasters, parents are invited to a presentation on college life and the opportunity to chat with staff about the wide range of opportunities and support available to our students.

Upcoming Twilight Tasters

  • Wednesday 5th December - St Albans Campus
  • Thursday 6th December - Welwyn Garden City Campus
Please arrive for the sessions at 4:45pm, with the taster session taking place from 5 - 6pm. For all the subject we're offering at our December 2018 Twilight Tasters, please see below.
St Albans
  Welwyn Garden City
Curriculum Area
Description of activity
Curriculum Area   Description of activity
Art & Design  
Fun with print Applied Science
Fighting crime with science
Brickwork Build a brick pyramid Beauty
Mini manicures and how to paint
Business Brand power Business   Brand power
Carpentry Carving a career Childcare/Health & Social Care Child development and working in a caring profession
Electrical   Get switched on to electrical installation Computing & Technology
Developing computer games
Equine Horse handling skills Engineering Manufacturing keyrings
Graphic Design/Animation From pencil to pixel Hair The art of plaiting and twisting hair
Hospitality & Catering
Stir up a stir fry   Health & Social Care
  Working in a caring profession
Motor Vehicle Under the bonnet Media Make the cut in our film making workshop
Plumbing Go plumb crazy Media Makeup Introduction to makeup skills
Public Services Explore a future in uniformed services Music Production
Create your own music
Sports Studies Fitness testing Performing Arts So you want to be a star?
        Travel & Tourism   Around the world in 60 minutes

What students say

"It was great to try something I've never done before"

"It was interesting and fun. It could lead to multiple jobs too."

"It was great to experience the college vibe."


What schools say

"A number of our students were unsure which pathway to follow and the hands on taster session helped them feel more confident about their future choices. I think the sessions were invaluable in allaying any fears about moving on from school to college and supporting a successful transition in September."
Chancellors School

Interested? Get in touch

For more information and to book please contact Sue McKinnon at sue.mckinnon@oaklands.ac.uk or 01727 737561 with your name, email address, mobile number, school and which taster you would like to book onto.

Places are limited so make sure you book early!