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If you are in Year 10 or 11 you will no doubt be thinking about what to do when you leave school. It is important that you make the right decision for you. This year we are offering students a variety of vocational tasters covering a wide range of subjects across our college centres.

Why should I attend a taster?

  • Find out about our courses, view the facilities & see first hand what Nottingham College can offer you.
  • Speak to our friendly, supportive staff and ask any questions in an informal environment
  • Experience a hands-on practical session
  • It’s an opportunity to meet people just like you!

What do you need to know?

  • Taster sessions often take place during school time. We work with schools to ensure that you can get this time off but you’ll need to check that both your parents/carers and school give you permission to attend.
  • Taster days are free but are on a first come, first served basis and pre booking is required as the number of places are limited.
  • When choosing a taster please be particularly aware of the venue and any clothing requirements. (see taster listings for further information) Please wear comfortable, casual clothes unless otherwise directed.
  • Students can come along with their school, or attend as an individual or with friends.
  • Taster sessions are approximately 1hrs - 2hrs in length unless otherwise directed.
  • Students are expected to make their own transport arrangements. Please arrive a few minutes prior to the start of each taster in order for staff to begin and end each session promptly.
  • For centre directions you can check our locations page.
  • If there are insufficient numbers to make a session viable, the College regrets that in such circumstances the date may be cancelled. We will endeavour to inform all students of any changes that may occur prior to each session.
A female student curling a clients hair in a salon

Hair & Beauty Taster

Tuesday 3rd March 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm

Two art students touching art that is attached to a wall

Art & Design Taster

Tuesday 3rd March 2020
3:15pm - 4:30pm

A class of aviation students standing in an aircraft cabin smiling

Travel, Tourism and Aviation Taster

Wednesday 4th March 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm

A male photography student holding a camera and taking a picture on a photoshoot

Photography Taster

Wednesday 4th March 2020
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Two level two fashion and textiles students working at a table

Fashion and Textiles Taster

Thursday 5th March 2020
3:15pm - 4:30pm

A group of sport students standing in a gymnasium

Sport Taster

Thursday 5th March 2020
3:30pm - 4:30pm

A group of catering students working in a kitchen, preparing food

Catering & Hospitality Taster

Wednesday 11th March 2020
12:30pm - 2:00pm

A group shot of public services students at a riot training exercise

Public Services Taster

Thursday 12th March 2020
3:30pm - 4:30pm

Male motor vehicle student standing in front of ramps that have cars with their bonnets open

Motor Vehicle Taster

Friday 13th March 2020
9:00am - 11:00am

Male engineering student using a welding machine

Engineering Taster

Wednesday 18th March 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm

Hands of bricklayer holding a trowel laying bricks

Construction (Brickwork) Taster

Thursday 19th March 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Beauty (Make-up) Taster

Tuesday 21st April 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm