Taster Days

The perfect opportunity for potential students to get a flavour of life at HCA.

Taster Days offer groups of students from our partner and progression colleges to join us for a day, to visit departments, meet current students and try out activities related to their preferred course.

They are great for student groups who are assessing their options for Higher Education, offering a fantastic and real insight to our University-Level Courses.

Taster courses available

We offer a wide range of Taster courses from Contemporary Design Crafts to Photography. To Find out more please email tasterday@hca.ac.uk .

If any of your students are interested in Artist Blacksmithing the dates are yet to be confirmed as these days will run slightly differently to our main taster days. Please email tasterday@hca.ac.uk or phone: 01432 273 359 to be added to our waiting list.

We have Taster Days available in both the autumn and spring terms so If you’d like to find out more or arrange a taster day for your students, please contact us.

Year 9 & Year 11 Taster Days

Alternatively, we have designated days when we invite groups of Year 9 and Year 11 students to come along to the College to see the facilities and workshops, and take part in a taster session.

The Year 9 & 11 Taster Days shall be held at various times across the academic year.

To arrange a visit to the College or find out more, please call 01432 273 359 or email schools@hca.ac.uk.

What students think of our Taster Days

‘It made me realise that I want to go to a smaller College rather than the bigger universities’ Filton College.

‘I really loved looking at other students work, it inspired me’ Filton College.

‘Everything was more than I expected, I really enjoyed the day – thank you!’ Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College.

‘I now know what I want to do in the future’ Ludlow College.

‘Teachers were very inspiring and encouraging’ New College Telford.

‘I now have a lot more ideas for my portfolio and think these days are really good for showing off the College’s amazing facilities’ Filton College.