Wick Hill Students Visit Church Road

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Wick Hill Students Visit Church Road

06 October 2014

Wick Hill students visit Church Road

Year 11 students from our 14-16 programmes at Wick Hill recently paid a visit to our main centre in Church Road. They went on a tour of the building and heard some vital information about the next steps in their education. 

The students were shown around the building’s extensive facilities and then listened to talks from our Student Services team about the application process and the support available to them at college. 

Muhammed Yasin a student from Bulmershe School who currently studies on our 14-16 Motor Vehicle programme found the visits very reassuring:

“I have already applied for the full-time Motor vehicle course for next year and today has made me more confident that I made the right choice. The Motor Vehicle department looked really good and had lots of impressive equipment.”

Sophie Clay, a student from Egbarrow School who is currently on our 14-16 Hair & Beauty course felt that the visit had helped her to make the decision about applying to the college:

“I want to do a Hair & Beauty course and I was really impressed with the Harmony Salon at the college. It was set up exactly how you would expect it to be in the workplace so I think you could learn a lot studying there. Seeing this has definitely made me more keen to apply to Bracknell & Wokingham College.

The purpose of these visits was to provide the students with an insight into the environment they would be working in if they decide to move on to a full time course at college.

Louise Gigg, Coordinator for 14-16 Vocational Programmes said:

“This experience helps to reassure those students who have already made the decision and applied for a full time course that they have made the right decision. For those who have yet to apply it helps them not only to decide if this is the right place for them but also helps to guide them through the application process."

All of the students who took part in the visits will be affected by the government’s Raising the Participation Age (RPA) initiative which comes into force in 2013. The initiative means they will all have to have to stay in education or training until they are at least 17 and college is one of the options available to them. As a result these kinds of events are important to help these students make the right decision about their future.

For more information about the college or the RPA initiative visit our website http://www.bracknell.ac.uk/ or call us on 01344 868600.

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