Section 1: Get Started

We invite you to view an introduction to Brooklands College. Brooklands College provides an excellent range of vocational courses at all levels. Vocational courses provide a more practical, real world approach to learning, combining theory with practical work. The skills you learn improve your employability and are highly regarded by employers and HE establishments alike.

The College also offers a range of apprenticeships which are becoming increasingly popular with students who wish to still gain qualifications but earn a salary at the same time.

TASK: Take our Short Career Assessment using the Career Coach Software to explore courses and careers in your area of interest – Click Here To Take Short Career Assessment

Section 2: Department Activities

Each of our vocational areas have put together a task or in some cases a number of tasks for you to complete. Have a look at our options and take part in as many sessions as you wish. 

We would love to see how you get with these activities, feel free to email your photos to us:

Service Industries
Subjects in this area include: Public Services, Sport, Catering & Hospitality, Hair & Beauty, Child Studies, Health & Social Care and Travel & Tourism

STEM Industries
Subjects in this area include: Applied Science – Forensics, Engineering and Construction

Digital Industries
Subjects in this area include: Art & Design, Computing, Media and Business

Looking for an alternative to classroom education? Apprenticeships allow you to train in the workplace, earn money and learn the skills needed for various industry sectors
Apprenticeship Overview 
Take Our Apprenticeships Quiz – ACTIVITY

Section 3: Further Activities

If you are interested in finding out more on college life, we invite you to flick through our latest BC Vision magazine highlighting the work and successes of our students – Click Here To Read BC Vision

We are proud to celebrate outstanding students in all of our curriculum areas – Click Here To Watch Student Awards 2020 Video

Wondering what the BC experience looks like? We have a range of videos which you can browse through and watch – Click Here To Watch Videos


Monday, 4th May: A motivational start for the week with our exercise programmes to help viewers get into shape. Claire Desroches shares a demonstration on the foundations of movement in fitness and strength conditions. She then delivers a full body circuit workout routine. Claire Desroches is a Sports Nutritionist, trainer and sports massage therapist.

Our BTEC Sport students follow on with focussed training. Jacob Keers and Callum Gracey demonstrate how to correctly do press ups, planks & lunges.


Tuesday, 5th May: Students were encouraged to develop their skills with our variety programme. Nicole Kemp gives an insight into understanding and making use of lighting for photography. She continues on from this, providing tips on how to take a good selfie. Nicole is a Business lecturer at the College and also owns the Studio At No. 9 photography company: 

Next, Christian Hatherall-Good demonstrates how to attach a string line to a corner block. Christian Hatherall-Good is a Brickwork lecturer at the College.

This is followed by Level 3 Catering student George Warner sharing a tutorial on making a basic Swiss Roll dessert.

Hair, Beauty & Arts

Wednesday, 6th May: With a burst of creativity, this programme aimed to open up the mind and boost self-confidence. To start off, Beau gets everyone up on their feet with a lively dance tutorial. Beau is a training performing arts specialist.

Next up, our Level 3 Special Effects Make-Up student delivers a tutorial on how to create a realistic bruise make-up effect. This is followed by Hairdressing student Tiarna Smith explaining how to curl hair using straighteners. Finally, our Level 3 Special Effects Make-up student presents a tutorial on achieving a colourful festival make-up look.


Thursday, 7th May: The students finished the week with a light-hearted programme to relax and have fun. Assistant Principal Simon Lovegrove hosted a pop quiz with staff and students participating against each other.

This is followed by professional demonstrations on how to perfect the current trending challenges on social media. Sport & Public Services Lecturer James Plowright gives a lesson on how to successfully perform the T-Shirt Handstand Challenge. Brooks Restaurant Manager Jamie Chantry teaches everyone how to master the Omelette Challenge.

I am an adult learner, what should I do?

For adults on current courses we are awaiting advice from the awarding bodies about how the awarding of the qualification will move forward in the current situation. 
For adults on new courses starting after easter – please email us with your name, course and contact details: