Want to be an award-winning film director, a Michelin starred chef or kick-start your career in cyber security? Ambitious young people with serious career goals are invited to the Gloucestershire College May Open Evening to find out how they can get the skills, experience and confidence they need to make it happen.

This is at the Royal Forest of Dean Campus on Wednesday, May 11th from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

The May Open Evening provides the perfect opportunity for young people to explore their options after GCSEs, whether that be A Levels, a work-related traineeship or apprenticeship, or professional or technical training in more practical areas such as construction, catering, engineering, fashion, health and social care, IT or motor vehicle.

As well as check out the College’s new state-of-the-art construction centre and art workshops, prospective students and their parents can see the excellent facilities available at Five Acres campus, including The Forest Theatre, the top-rated Beechwood Restaurant, editing suites, recording studios, sports facilities and much more.

There will be an Apprenticeship Zone dedicated to explaining apprenticeships, the options available at the College and the employers it works with; a HE Zone for those thinking about higher education; plus a whole host of have-a-go activities and demonstrations across all course areas.

Plus, staff and students will be on hand to show visitors around and answer questions about courses and college life, as well as the Student Services and Advice Teams, who can help explain everything from course options and qualification types to support and finance.

Visitors can also speak to the NCS and Sports teams to explore the clubs and activities that can satisfy their sport, social and development needs, as well as the programmes and projects available to help them get the best experience to support their career aspirations and really make their CVs stand out.

There will also be a chance for visitors to win prizes in a treasure hunt at each campus, as well as a £50 Cineworld Voucher simply by sharing something from the Open Evening that inspired them to kick-start their future career on the Gloucestershire College Facebook or Twitter pages.

Principal Matthew Burgess said: “At Gloucestershire College we understand the choices young people face when deciding their next steps in education once they have completed their GCSEs. At the open evenings we aim to help them and their parents understand the wealth of options available, including sixth form, full-time college courses and apprenticeships, and help them choose the right route for them; the route that best suits their individual skills, strengths, abilities and ambitions.

“Visitors will not only have the opportunity to explore our new construction and engineering facilities, but also speak to our passionate and dedicated lecturers and support teams, who can also help students make an application on the night. We look forward to welcoming them in May.”