Pupils get chance to explore favourite subjects and follow their dream careers in special 'taster' sessions at Burnley College

Taster sessions, aimed at giving school pupils a chance to explore their favourite subjects, will be hosted next month at Burnley College.

From engineering and construction to A' levels and business, sport and fitness to horticulture and animal management, there is a variety of courses for every pupil to enjoy a taste of their favourite subject and discover more about what life is like as a college student in the Programmes project.

All the courses are run outside the school timetable over around six weeks for just a couple of hours once a week and are really popular with pupils, not just from Burnley and across East Lancashire, but West Yorkshire also.

Pupils in years 10 and 11 will be invited to gain an invaluable insight into their favourite subjects and discover more about Burnley College Sixth Form Centre.

Pupils in years 10 and 11 are being invited to a special course of programmes at Burnley College that will give them insight into their favourite subjects and possible career options.

Along with meeting their future tutors and fellow students the pupils will also gain an insight into college life.

All the programmes will be led by the college’s friendly, experienced tutors, who are passionate about

their chosen subjects, and delivered at Burnley College’ town centre campus.

Burnley College Sixth Form Centre Assistant Principal Angela Donovan said: "We know that year 10 and 11 pupils really value the opportunity to discover more about their favourite subjects and enjoy a first taste of life at college, that’s why we’re committed to running our popular Programmes in 2021.

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“The programmes will really spark curiosity, as well as helping to motivate pupils in their final months at school to achieve the best possible GCSE results.

"And, as a college, we always look forward to welcoming enthusiastic and determined pupils who share our passion for learning and we can’t wait to meet them on one of our programmes soon.

“Whichever route you are planning to take after GCSEs, there is a programme for you and now is the time to apply."

For more information about the scheme go to www.burnley.ac.uk/sixth-form-home/programmes/.