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Taster Day - Langley Campus

A group of our Year 11 students visited the Langley Campus, which is one of three campuses under the Windsor Forest Colleges group. Students had previously registered an interest in a variety of courses. They were shown around the campus and experienced sample lessons. The facilities look new and very well equipped. The tutors who delivered the taster sessions made them interesting, fun and informative. Students were told about the courses, how they were assessed, entry levels and were shown around the learning areas.

Students were introduced to practical tasks. In Carpentry they created an ‘end halving joint’, in Hair & Beauty they perfected French plaits, fishtail braids and the technique of blow drying hair. In Health & Social Care students learnt the importance of monitoring patients. They took a temperature and recorded the results, took blood pressure readings and used a stethoscope to monitor heart rates. Students had a go at plastering. They were also instructed on the basics of motor vehicle maintenance.

We enjoyed a buffet style lunch which was prepared and served by students on the Catering and Hospitality course. Towards the end of the day we regrouped and lecturers who had delivered the sessions were on hand to answer further questions. Some of our Year11s used the opportunity to complete application forms and were offered conditional places for September.

It was a very enjoyable and informative day. It was extremely useful to gain an insight into the different courses and to be able to ask the lecturers questions. It was great to see some of our ex-students around the campus obviously enjoying college life and the vocational courses on which they have enrolled.

We are very grateful to the admissions team at Langley campus for arranging the ‘Taster Day’ and for making us all feel so welcome.

Andrea Gilbey
Leader for Careers