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Open Day For School Leavers and Adult Learners

Updated: 04/05/2017

The Sheffield College is holding an open day next week for school leavers and adult learners.

Open Day For School Leavers and Adult Learners

Pictured: Sheffield College students develop industry skills that help them into work and onto the next level course at college and university.

The College offers academic and vocational courses including apprenticeships, vocational diplomas, A Levels, and foundation and honours degrees.

Visitors will be able to tour the new multi-million pound facilities and talk to staff. They will find out about courses, careers, work experience, enrichment activities and additional support. Family and friends are also welcome.

The open day takes place on Thursday, May 11th from 4.00pm to 7.30pm at the College’s City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses. To book your free place on the open day, visit http://www.sheffcol.ac.uk/open-days or call 0114 2602600.

Students at the College benefit from enrichment activities, employer related projects and work experience that boost their skills and confidence.

They include 18-year-old Molly Fitzakerley, who is completing the Extended Diploma in Performing Arts: Dance at Level 3 which is equivalent to three A Levels.

Molly, who wants to go onto university to study a BA Honours Degree in Dance and hopes to work abroad, was one of eight dance students (pictured) who took part in a regional showcase dance event.

Ten groups from the region were selected to perform in Crossing Borders at the Horizon Theatre in Barnsley. The event was organised last term by Yorkshire Dance, South Yorkshire Youth Dance Hub and Horizon Community College.

Molly said: “I’m really enjoying the course, and the new dance studios at The Sheffield College’s Hillsborough campus are great to train and learn in. We loved taking part in the event, and decided to perform an improvised dance.”

She added: “It’s a challenging thing to do but it’s also a great way to develop technical skills, because when we attend auditions we are likely to be asked to perform on the spot.”

Wendy Harrison, Dance Lecturer, The Sheffield College, added: “We equip our students with the skills that the dance industry needs. As part of that, they have the chance to perform around the region as look to develop their confidence and experience.”

The College has recently invested in two multi-million pound buildings for the creative industries and engineering. All campuses have good public transport links.