Our Taster Days let students see first-hand how College differs from school and how it might suit them and their career plans. Each student who attends will benefit from hands-on, fun practical sessions of their choice across a wide range of subjects including Creative Digital Media, Animal Studies, Travel & Tourism, Childcare, Hairdressing, Plumbing, Computer Games Development, Sport, Public Services and many more!

It’s also a great opportunity to come and check out our fantastic campus, we have recently spent £14million developing our facilities into fantastic, industry standard work environments. Students will also have the opportunity to ask all our tutors about college, the courses and anything else they might need to know before making a decision. 

The Year 10 Taster Day will be held on Wednesday 4th July 2018. The Taster Day will include two sessions in order to give students the option to ‘taste’ more than one subject and ensure they have the opportunity to really engage in the subjects of their choice.

Take a look at the list of sessions below to see what kind of things you might do in your Taster Day sessions.



Taster Day Sessions

Child Education Always wanted work as a Youth Worker, Nanny, Teaching Assistant or one of the many other rewarding careers in Childcare? This workshop gives students an insight learning and development in young children. You will take part in activities such as; children’s play activities and designing creative play. (AM ONLY)
Health & Social Care If you are thinking of working in a caring profession then why not try out Health & Social Care. Whether you want a career in social work, midwifery or elderly care, this session will help you discover what it would be like to work in the Health & Social Care industry. You will take part in activities such as; family care skills and health promotion. (PM ONLY)
Music - Jam Session This will be a fun and active jam session for any budding musicians and singers! (AM ONLY)
Music - Production & Recording This taster is perfect for anyone interested in computer based music production, sound recording and audio editing. Have a go at recording a band in our professional music recording studio. (PM ONLY)
Creative Digital Media If you are interested in making games, video, animation or all sorts of other creative digital media applications then this taster for our creative digital media courses is for you. (AM ONLY)
Art & Design - Printmaking This taster will give you an introduction to Intaglio Dry Point printmaking as well as the chance to look at the range of creative opportunities available throughout the Art & Design industry. (PM ONLY)
Computing Would you like to be part of this dynamic industry?
Use our excellent computer resources and learn about a variety of computer applications, giving you a chance to discover the know-how behind the technology and start to build your own mobile augmented reality application.
Sport & Public Services  This session will be all about training for Sport and Public Services physical entry test requirements. Guaranteed to be an active one! (kit will be required)
Public Services This taster session will include a practical input on team leadership and encourage you to problem solve. You will look at the skills and qualities needed in the Public Services sector.
Sport This taster session will involve some practical sport, sports leadership and organising sports events. (kit will be required). The practical sports activity will be followed by a review/skills audit of learners' performance.
Hospitality & Catering Always fancied yourself as a bit of a chef? Or just love being in the kitchen around lots of delicious food? This session includes making your own pizza from scratch!
Travel & Tourism Find out what working in this rapidly growing industry is all about. Discover the range of career opportunities available to you throughout a variety of industries and gain an insight into the exciting work of Air Cabin Crew.
Beauty Therapy This session will let you explore the world of beauty therapy and have a go at doing mini manicures and nail art. You will be taught in our brand new beauty therapy salon, by our top industry expert tutors. (AM ONLY)
Hairdressing If you enjoy working with hair, this taster will give you the opportunity to explore and experience the practical and theoretical aspects of hairdressing, focusing on plaiting and twisting hair. Work alongside our professional therapists and gain hands-on experience in our brand new industry-standard hairdressing & beauty therapy salons, The Salon. (PM ONLY)
Animal Studies  This session will let you explore our Animal Studies department and meet some of the 200 animals, insects and furry friends we have on site! You will have the chance to handle small mammals and our exotic animals and do health checking on the animals too! (You will need flat shoes that cover the whole foot – no sandals etc.)
Horticulture Horticulture is a fast growing sector and there are now more jobs than ever available in the industry. Try out this interesting and versatile subject with LMC, you will have the opportunity to work in the kitchen garden including digging, hoeing, weeding and cutting back! (You will need wellies or work boots)
Business Have you always wanted to run a big company? Work in Marketing? Open your own business? Then why not try our Business taster session! This session will include a range of activities designed to demonstrate the sorts of Business skills & tasks covered in the BTEC Business Level 3 syllabus. The session will also include a practical marketing idea & promotional designing game and a practical team building game designed to show the importance of team working as well as a look into the future!
Plumbing You will be expertly shown how to cut and prepare copper tube and fittings and then solder a frame which will be pressure tested for leaks. All materials, tools and equipment will be provided but you will need to bring safety footwear. Photos will be taken of you with your finished piece of work.
Brickwork Using bricklayers' hand tools, you will have the opportunity to build a wall or even an arch. Our tutors will give demonstrations and guidance throughout the session and will take a photo of you with your finished job. You will need to bring safety footwear but all other equipment will be provided.
Carpentry & Joinery With demonstrations and expert guidance, you will have the opportunity to sample a range of joinery skills using hand tools provided, and may even be able to take your finished work-piece home. You will need to bring safety footwear but all other safety equipment will be provided.
Fabrication & Welding Try your hand at welding or sheet metal fabrication with our state of the art equipment and machinery. You will be instructed by highly qualified staff and your work will be assessed to see who is the best metal worker of the day. You will need to bring safety footwear but all other safety equipment will be provided. Photos will be taken of you with your finished piece of work.
Electrical Installation You will be expertly shown how to prepare, clip and terminate electrical cable to wire up a light fitting or a plug socket. All materials, tools and equipment will be provided but you will need to bring safety footwear. Photos will be taken of you with your finished piece of work.
Engineering Have a go at Mechanical Engineering in our professional workshops. You will get the chance to operate our state of the art milling & turning machines, you will also get the opportunity to make your very own bolt out of a solid block of metal! Our experienced tutors will guide you step by step through the process and you can even take your work home. 
Explore College! Use this session as an opportunity to find out all you want to know about the courses, facilities and extra-curricular activities available at LMC. You will receive a short presentation about college life, take a tour of the campus and meet some important people from across the college! 

After School Tasters 2018

Students from our local area have been joining us for after school taster sessions to get a real flavour of what is on offer at Lancaster & Morecambe College.

The tasters were open to Year 10 and 11 students, who spent time in some of our subject areas, including Animal Management, Construction & Engineering, Hairdressing and Health & Social Care, getting information about their chosen subjects, helping them make an informed decision about what steps they will take after finishing at high school.