Taster Day at Duchy College Stoke Climsland
Try a subject before you apply!
If you are a year 10 or 11 student (or 17+ for our fitness taster only) our taster days are your chance to get a taste of what college is really like.
You will meet our expert teaching staff, get hands-on with real course activities and try out the equipment, plus meet other potential students so there are familiar faces when you enrol.
You can book a Taster Day at Duchy College Stoke Climsland in the following subjects:
- Outdoor Adventure Education
- Animal Management
- Countryside & Conservation Management
- Fitness (Taster 1=14-16yr taster & Taster 2=17yrs+)
- Foundation Learning*
- Land-based Engineering
- Military & Protective Services Academy
- Plant Operations
Everything you need to know about our taster day (FAQs)
What time do I need to arrive?
Please arrive at 9am and meet at Main Reception.
*For Foundation Learning please arrive for 10am.
The rest of the day looks like this…
- 9.00am – 9.30am – Registration (*10am for Foundation Learning)
- 9.30am – 12.00pm – Session one (*10:15am-12pm for Foundation Learning)
- 12.00pm – 12.30pm – Lunch
- 12.30pm – 3.00pm – Session two
- 3.00pm – 4.30pm – Please join us from 3.00pm at our main reception where you will have the chance to find out about financial support & transport, quiz our teams and apply!
- 4.30pm – Home time
The last session will finish at 3.00pm.
How do I get there?
From the crossroads on the A388 – if coming from Callington turn right, if coming from Launceston turn left. You will then need to take the fourth turning on the right signposted Main Reception. If you are coming from Stoke Climsland village this will be the first turning on the left.
When you arrive please go to main reception. Marshalls will be in place to show you where to park.
Do I need to bring food?
Unfortunately, during half term our amazing café and restaurant is closed (so you’ll have to wait to try them out!). Therefore we suggest bringing a packed lunch and drinks. We also have vending machines around campus so you may want to bring some cash. Complimentary tea and coffee will also be provided from 3pm.
Can parents and guardians come along?
We want to make sure the taster is as close to a day at college as possible, so whilst parents and guardians are very welcome to stay, the sessions are for potential students only. However, if you would like to stay to support your child or discuss any additional support they might need, please discuss this with our team beforehand who will be more than happy to make any arrangements necessary.
*We ask that Foundation Learning attendees are please accompanied by a parent or guardian for the day.
What else do I need to bring?
In addition to normal clothes, you will need the following depending on which session(s) you choose!
Unless students bring the correct kit they may be unable to take part due to safety concerns.
Keep in mind that most of our courses involve being outside at least some of the time so dress for the weather and definitely bring a coat.
Outdoor Adventure Education*
Warm clothes, wetsuit if you have one, waterproof jacket/trousers, old trainers or wetsuit boots that can be worn in the water, walking boots or trainers (suitable for climbing), complete spare change of clothes ( in case you get wet!), towel and warm clothes for after the session, rucksack or bag to put everything in,
Once booked you will receive an additional consent form, please either scan and send a copy back or bring the original in on the day.
*Activities can be subject to change.
Boots with steel toe caps, boiler suit/overalls, trainers, warm coat
Countryside & Conservation Management
Waterproofs, overalls, steel toe capped boots
Breeches and/or jodhpurs, wellies for the yard, riding boots/boots & gaiters, waterproof and warm coat, riding gloves, riding hat (Please click here for guidance).
Please note hoodies are not allowed to be worn on the yard. You may need a hair net for long hair and jewellery or piercings must be removed.
Sportswear (t-shirt, shorts, track suit), football kit including football boots & shin pads, trainers, waterproofs, shower kit (if you would like to have a shower afterwards)
Waterproof clothing, Wellies
Military & Protective Services
Suitable clothing for outdoor activities – clothes you don’t mind getting wet and/or muddy! Sturdy outdoor footwear – boots if you have them, running/physical training clothes, shower kit, training shoes for running indoors, waterproof coat, change of clothes
Construction, Plant Operations & Land-based Engineering
Steel toe capped boots, hard-wearing clothes or overalls
Sportswear (t-shirt, shorts, track suit), trainers, waterproofs, shower kit (if you would like to shower after the session)
BOOK YOUR PLACE
Please only book a ticket for the person looking to studying at Duchy College Stoke Climsland.