Specialist pathways are focussed on future careers or higher education opportunities. A pathway is made up of courses that allow any student the opportunity to achieve their goals and ambitions.
“The facilities on the Hairdressing course are fantastic; it’s amazing that we get to offer our services to real-life clients. This has given me a real sense of what being a Hairdresser is like, and has definitely developed my customer service skills.”
"My course is really enjoyable and it's great to learn a valuable trade. We have all the resources that we need to work efficiently and I have really supportive tutors who offer extra help and support if we need it."
Alumni Owen Gibson is now an osteopath and visited our students to demonstrate how he massages and stretches the joints and muscles of his patients.
“My dancing ability has really improved over the time I have been studying here. The facilities are brilliant and I love being able to practice in the studios, and perform in the Lanfranc Theatre for our shows.”
“What I like about this course is that I am taught by industry expert tutors who have all worked in Science. They are so helpful in getting me to where I need to be. I hope to become a midwife and I am now on track to applying for university.”
"I specialise in theatre production and I love how varied it is. We learn costume design and set building for real shows and we have a lot of creative control. I definitely feel prepared to work in the industry."
"It's very interesting to see the inner workings of a vehicle. It's great to have a wide variety of advanced equipment to use and it's really enriching to be able to do what you love in a safe space at College."
“The Public Services course is so varied and the activities that we take part in are brilliant. Coming to College has been a completely different experience to school. When I leave I want to join the Police.”
"I really like how we learn such a variety of topics about sport; such as nutrition, psychology, lifestyle and practical based units. We play a big range of sports, including basketball, netball, handball and badminton. We also have a dance studio which is a really great space to practice in."
"The Music course is really varied and I'm able to develop my skills using different instruments. My tutors are really supportive and give us a lot of independence when producing our own tracks. We are able to put on our own performances and gigs which is so much fun."
"I am doing my industry placement at a care home and I am really enjoying the experience. I have a lot of responsibility and I feel that my Health and Social Care course has equipped me with the skills I need. I have been offered a place to study Mental Health Nursing at university."
"I like that the Carpentry course has a lot of variation, and I can transfer the skills that I have learnt at College when I am working on-site in my industry placement. I have secured future employment at the company I worked for, which has really increased my confidence and knowledge in the sector."
“We learn in a welcoming and friendly environment, which makes me feel comfortable to perform and the tutors are really supportive. The facilities are really great as we have our own industry standard music studios to record in."
“Our lessons are really varied and we learn about air cabin, cruises, tourism and different cultures around the world. We get involved in a lot of practical activities. I loved going to British Airways and learning more about cabin training.”
"Hosting Bitcrush Festival with my department was very helpful development, allowing me to come out of my shell a bit more and participate in social events to raise money for Demelza House charity."
"The Media course has helped me realise what I want to do after College. I've taken part in design competitions that have helped me develop my own style and skills. This course has allowed me to meet new people and learn new industry skills."
"I really enjoy the Sports course as we are taught a wide range of units about the subject which cover a lot of aspects. We get involved in different tournaments which are really fun, and have the chance to gain extra qualifications to boost our CV even further. The tutors are really supportive and friendly too."
“I enjoy experimenting with different materials, and I love that we have access to different studios such as the print room and the sculpture studio. These facilities are fantastic and really help inspire different ideas.”
"I get to work with so many different animals on my course and the facilities are really good. We have a lot more independence compared to school and have really supportive tutors."
"I like the that all our tutors have industry experience and can offer their expertise to us. We get to work on a wide variety of vehicles from different manufactures and various types of diagnostic kits."
"I like that you get to study around like-minded individuals and tutors that treat you like an adult. You get the support and guidance that you need and the facilities to help you train to be what you want to be."
"Our tutors are really supportive and all have previous experience working in the Public Services industry and we learn a lot from them. We get involved with many activities and volunteering, and have regular opportunities to meet employers from the industry."
"There is so much support provided by our tutors and learning resources. I am doing a work placement at a care company, which I really enjoy and I am able to transfer the skills I have learnt in my lessons to the workplace when caring for people. I have applied to study Adult Nursing at university after College."
"I really enjoy the Travel and Tourism course and cabin training is my favourite topic. It was amazing to go to Heathrow Airport and train with British Airways. I am hoping to be air cabin crew or go into the hotel industry after I finish College."