Activities will involve learning about animal health, feeding, behaviour and handling. Please wear appropriate footwear/clothing such as wellington boots and overalls, tie long hair back and remove all jewellery and piercings.
This is a great opportunity to experience life on our college’s busy horticultural unit. You will be able to hone your landscaping skills by laying slabs, building walls, attempt some propagation in the glasshouse by taking cuttings, sowing seeds and maintaining plants. Sturdy footwear and working clothes should be worn.
A very practical hands on day experiencing a wide variety of practical tasks that will include pond dipping, surveying the wildlife on the college estate and building homes for animals and insects. Please wear wellies, waterproofs, warm clothes and be prepared for a proper environmental experience!
This day will provide you with an insight into the veterinary nursing profession. You will get a feel for the daily life of a small animal veterinary nurse through a tour of the unit which
will introduce you to both the theory and practical skills required to pursue a career in this exciting sector.
A very practical day that will offer participants a wide variety of tasks including tractor maintenance, tractor driving and working with farm livestock. Please bring along appropriate
footwear/clothing such as wellington boots and overalls.
Construction & Plumbing
Enjoy a very practical and exciting hands on day where you will get the opportunity to experience some of the construction trades we have on offer. The day will include painting, decorating and tiling. You must wear suitable clothing such as boots and overalls.
Equine – Non Riding Taster
After a tour of all the equine facilities at Rodbaston College you will get the chance to understand the depth of knowledge studying an equine qualification with us can provide and the extensive range of careers available. It is advisable to wear suitable equine clothing (jodhpurs, boots etc, where possible) to ensure that you have everything you need for your day, as expected of an equine student.
Enjoy a fun packed day inside the state-of-the-art motor vehicle workshop where you will work under the bonnet of real cars doing maintenance on the engine, brakes, steering and exhaust.
Routes To College
Are you thinking about progressing to college? Are you worried the class sizes may be too big, the work too fast paced or would prefer a more supportive environment? During your ‘Routes To’ taster you will be able to join in with the college environment in a smaller supportive group where we focus on teamwork activities, developing your confidence, as well giving you the opportunity to try lots of different things to see what interests you and what you enjoy. You can then progress into that area the following year and start your career journey.