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:
- Adventure Sport
- Animal Management
- Construction Plant
- Fitness (Taster 1=14-16yr taster & Taster 2=17yrs+)
- Foundation Learning
- Land-based Engineering
- Military & Protective Services Academy
Book your place
Everything you need to know about our taster day (FAQs)
What time do I need to arrive?
Please arrive at 9am – registration will be open until 9.30am
The rest of the day looks like this…
9.30am – 9.45am – Welcome!
9.45am – 12.00pm – Session one
12.00pm – 12.30pm – Lunch
12.30pm – 3.30pm – Session two
3.30pm – 5.00pm – Your chance to explore the campus, find out about financial support & transport, meet the head of campus, quiz our teams and apply!
5.00pm – Home time
The last session will finish at 3.30pm, but we encourage parents and guardians to come and ask any questions about applying for courses, the support we offer, transport, accommodation, apprenticeships or anything else you would like to know.
How do I get there?
From the crossroads on the A388 – if coming from Callington turn right, if coming from Launceston turn left. Take the second road on the right signposted Agri Tech Building. If coming from Stoke Climsland village please take the third turning on the left.
When you arrive please do not go to main reception. The meeting point is Pastures restaurant which is the building located on your left-hand side. Please park either outside this building or in the overflow carpark which is signposted.
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 3.30pm.
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 for a cup of tea or coffee, 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.
What else do I need to bring?
In addition to normal clothes, you will need the following depending on which session(s) you choose!
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.
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.
Boots with steel toe caps, boiler suit/overalls, trainers, warm coat
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)
Waterproofs, overalls, steel toe capped boots
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
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)