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Your Study Programme will be made up of a one hour timetabled session with your coach, your core studies of 15-20 hours of timetabled lessons, opportunities to take additional qualifications and the opportunity to engage in activities to enhance and enrich your time with us. 

Learning Plus is our name for these additional activities.

Learning plus includes: clubs & societies, events, taster sessions at universities and places of work, talks by visiting speakers, team sports and a range of other activities that will help to develop skills for the future.  

Every week the bulletin of all of the activities taking place in College is emailed to all staff and students by the Learning Plus team.

Clubs & Societies 
  • Anime and Manga
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Bible Club
  • Brass Group
  • College Band
  • College Newspaper
  • Cricket
  • Debate Club
  • Dungeons and Dragons
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • EducAid
  • Film Club
  • Flute Ensemble
  • Gospel Choir
  • Gym
  • Grand Union Orchestra
  • History Clubs
  • Jazz Band
  • LGBT Group (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual & Transgender)
  • Music Theory
  • Netball
  • Poetry Club
  • Rock Bands
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Saxophone Ensemble
  • Street Dance
  • String Group
  • Tennis
  • Trampoline
  • Vocal Group
  • Volleyball
  • Warhammer
  • Wind Ensemble
Competitive Sport 

Students have the opportunity to compete for the College in a wide range of sports - both individual and team. Most competitive sport takes place on Wednesday afternoons from 12.15pm. In order to compete and train, students must ensure they tell their enrolment tutor to put Competitive Sport onto their timetable to ensure there is no clash with lessons.

The following teams will have fixtures/training every week during their competitive season: Basketball, Football (Men's and Women's), Netball, Rugby and Volleyball (Men's, Women's and mixed).

The following sports train on a weekly basis, but competitions and fixtures are less frequent: Trampolining, Badminton, Cricket, Tennis, Cross Country and Table Tennis.

We also enter regional and national competitions in the following sports but do not have weekly training sessions: Swimming, Cross Country, Golf, Squash and Athletics.

Enrichment Activities 

Some enrichment activities are timetabled and these can be added to your timetable at enrolment; others occur throughout the year.  Your coach will assist you in finding out more about these during your time at College.

College Union 

We are officially affiliated to the National Union of Students (NUS) and our College Union is very

pro-active in organising events and attending meetings with the Senior Leadership Team in order to improve the College experience for all students. The College Union consists of:

College Council
all student members wear red lanyards. There are four paid elected representatives, a President, Vice-President, and 2 Union Officers.

Learning Representatives these are chosen by their Tutor groups to represent the group and report back. They wear blue lanyards.

Society Leaders
students who run clubs or societies within College and they wear green lanyards.