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Aspiring Clubs

Our Aspiring Clubs are aimed at giving year 10, 11 and 12 a taste of life as an apprentice. Whether you are an aspiring engineer or interested in becoming an optician, we have lots of options available.

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Aspiring Accountants

This taster session is delivered at our Blackburn training centre and is designed to give young people an insight into the world of becoming an accountant.

Activities will include:

  • Current apprentices as guest speakers
  • Balance sheet activity
  • Double entry bookkeeping activity
  • Accounting board game
  • Accountancy in the working environment
  • Accounting card games

When: 

Wednesday 5th February 2025 | 9.30am – 12.30pm

Wednesday 9th July 2025 | 9.30am – 12.30pm

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Aspiring Business Professionals

The 3 hour taster session is delivered at our Blackburn training centre and is designed to give young people an insight into the world of business.

Activities will include:

  • Decision making
  • Prioritising
  • Project planning
  • Communication in the workplace

When: 

Wednesday 5th February 2025 | 1pm – 4pm

Wednesday 9th July 2025 | 1pm – 4pm

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Aspiring Dental Nurses

The 3 hour taster session is delivered at our Blackburn training centre and is designed to give young people an insight into to world of dental nursing.

Activities will include:

  • The role of a dental nurse
  • Surgery tour looking at equipment and instruments
  • Mixing alginate impression material
  • Discuss oral hygiene and diet
  • Current apprentices as guest speakers 

When: 

Monday 3rd February 2025 | 9.30am – 12.30pm

Monday 7th July 2025 | 9.30am – 12.30pm

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Aspiring Optical and Healthcare Professionals

The 3 hour taster session is delivered at our Blackburn training centre and is designed to give young people an insight into optical and healthcare.

Activities will include:

Optical activities:

  • Different eye conditions
  • Demonstration of magnifiers
  • Different prescriptions and trial frames 

Healthcare activities:

  • First aid
  • CPR
  • bandaging activity
  • recovery position activity

When: 

Monday 3rd February 2025 | 1pm – 4pm

Monday 7th July 2025 | 1pm – 4pm

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Aspiring Engineers

The 4 week course is delivered in our high-tech engineering workshops on a Thursday evening and is designed to give young people an insight into different areas of engineering. It offers the chance to gain hands-on experience whilst producing engineering activities by using our machinery and other equipment.

You’ll get an insight into the different areas of engineering using our machinery and other equipment. We’ll cover:

  • Sheetmetal / welding
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • CNC machining
  • Electronics and electrical

When: Four weeks on a Thursday evening - Thursday 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th November 2024

Due to high demand, our Aspiring Engineers is for year 11 and year 12 

Cost: There is a small cost to cover materials which is £20

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Frequently asked questions

Our Aspiring Clubs are designed to give the student a ‘hands on’ experience of what it would be like to be in the role of their chosen career, as well as encompassing the whole Apprenticeship journey, guiding them to make well informed decisions.

The idea of giving the student this experience supports the student through their School Career Programme as it adheres to a number of the Gatsby Benchmark Framework, addresses the needs of the pupil as well as linking to the curriculum.

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