Get a taste of college life

HELP is at hand for GCSE pupils who are considering a college course.

Dearne Valley College has a summer taster day on June 28 from 10am to 3pm at Manvers, with emphasis on Business, and Travel and Tourism vocational courses.

As part of this, youngsters can enter a ‘dragons’ den’, to receive a fictional budget and deliver their ideas to judges, to see whose concept will go to market.

Others can take part in a travel and tourism interactive session called DVC-side, in which teams design their own seaside resort by ‘buying’ buildings and attractions to promote UK coastal tourism.

Participants will also have the chance to look at facilities, chat to tutors and support staff, speak to current students and apply on the day for full-time courses starting September 2011.

To book a place for the Business and Travel and Tourism taster sessions, call 01709 513333.

Further Campus Open Days will be on July 6 and 26, and August 11, 25 and 31.