As part of our Raising Aspirations programme, a group of Year 11 students visited South Staffordshire College Rodbaston to explore the college campus and to look at post 16 education course options.

The Year 11 students visited most parts of the large campus – enjoying a tour around the Animal Care & Management site, before moving onto a workshop tour with the pluming and gas engineering tutor. Students also visited agricultural engineering, equine and mechanical motor vehicle engineering.

The trip is aimed at enabling our students to realise their options and to give them the opportunity to picture themselves in this setting. This potentially is an exciting start for some of our Year 11 leavers.

Faye Bullock, Careers Coordinator, said: “This is a great opportunity for our students to explore and see what course options, apprenticeships, T Levels and learning support is on offer at Rodbaston Campus – South Staffordshire College. This trip inspires our students and gives them the information and a great insight to help them make their future decisions about careers they can work towards.”

Matt Allman, Headteacher, added: “Whilst our Sixth Form is the most popular single route for our students, we are very active in supporting all students into whatever destination best suits their qualifications and aspirations. Full support, advice and guidance will be given to students looking at colleges, apprenticeships, employment and gap years – it is very much our mission to set every student off into their adult life with as smooth a transition as possible.”

More information about taster days at Rodbaston can be found here.