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

  • Tuesday 5th March - St Albans Campus
  • Wednesday 6th March - 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 March 2019 Twilight Tasters, please see below.


 Curriculum Area    Description of activity
Art & Design
Fun with print
Brickwork Build a brick pyramid
Business Brand power
Carpentry Carving a career
Electrical Get switched on to electrical installation
Equine Horse handling skills
Graphic Design/Animation From pencil to pixel
Hospitality & Catering
Stir up a stir fry
Motor Vehicle Under the bonnet
Plumbing Go plumb crazy
Public Services Explore a future in uniformed services
Sports Studies Fitness testing

Curriculum Area Description of activity
Applied Science
Fighting crime with science
Beauty
Mini manicures and how to paint
Business Brand power
Childcare/Health & Social Care Child development and working in a caring profession
Computing & Technology
Developing computer games
Engineering Manufacturing keyrings
Hair The art of plaiting and twisting hair
Health & Social Care
Working in a caring profession
Media Make the cut in our film making workshop
Media Makeup Introduction to makeup skills
Music Production
Create your own music
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 marketing@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!

Twilight Taster Days

St Albans Campus 

Whilst we will try to get you booked onto your first choice these Taster Days are very popular so it is based upon a first come first served basis.

If you have any questions please contact: marketing@oaklands.ac.uk
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Twilight Taster Days

Welwyn Garden City Campus

Whilst we will try to get you booked onto your first choice these Taster Days are very popular so it is based upon a first come first served basis.

If you have any questions please contact: marketing@oaklands.ac.uk
First Choice







Select all relevant courses
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Select all relevant courses