Which college or sixth form do I go to? What will I study? What will give me the best career opportunities? Will it lead me to university? How do I apply? Questions come thick and fast when you are considering your next step after leaving school.
If you’re in Year 10 or 11 and are struggling to decide on whether vocational courses or an apprenticeship is the right pathway for you, visiting an open day can be a great way to find out more about your options.
Here’s our top 5 reasons for attending an open event at Stockport College.
- See the facilities
By taking a tour of the college, you can see for yourself where you will be studying, what the classrooms are like and what facilities will be available to you. At Stockport College that includes cutting-edge specialist workshops and studios, a new Creative Arts department, award-winning commercial restaurant, industry-standard construction, salon and spa facilities, plus an on-site Starbucks.
- Get a feel for the atmosphere
By going to an open day you get to walk around the campus, get a tour of the site and get a sense of the vibe and atmosphere. College often has a very different feel than school, you get more freedom, more independence and more opportunities to develop your confidence and learn new skills.
- Meet the staff
Open events are a great way to meet some of the teaching team, go to talks on different subjects and hear more about the course you may want to do. Courses at Stockport College are delivered by teachers who are experts in their subject areas and industry professionals. An open event gives you the chance to ask any questions that you may have about the course, work placements, financial support and enrichment programmes. We’ll also have expert career advisors available.
- Meet current students
Open events give you the opportunity to ask current students about their experience in the college, how they found the transition from school and what opportunities they’ve had while studying their course.
- Get advice on all your options
An open day will enable you to find out more about the different courses available to you, the entry requirements and what extra-curricular activities are on offer to you, such as trips abroad, joining clubs and societies, the Duke of Edinburgh Award and skills competitions to enhance your learning experience. So whether you want to know more about earning while you learn and doing an apprenticeship, picking the right practical vocational courses, and your journey to get to university, our open event is the place to come.
Find a career that #moreme at our next open event, which takes place on Wednesday 7th November, between 04.30pm and 08.00pm at our Stockport College campus.