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What is Shadowing?

If you are in Year 11, shadowing gives you an opportunity to come into The College and have a taster of the course that interests you. 

You can find out what the course involves, and meet students who are currently on the course. This is a great opportunity to get a feel for college life and an insight into the course you would like to study.

During the autumn or spring term you can come in for a day or half day and find out more about your preferred course. You have the opportunity to speak to our students about their experiences, what the course involves.

Book a Shadowing Day...

Complete the Shadowing Request Form online. If you have any questions, please email

Book a Shadowing Day here!



We'll be in touch...

We'll send you a letter to confirm all of the details. If you cannot attend this date, please let us know as soon as possible. Please inform your school of the date and time.

Come along...

Come along to the day and make sure you bring everything you need with you. This could include lunch, stationery and any required clothing.


If you enjoyed the course and haven’t applied for it already, then why not complete an application form? If you feel the course isn't right for you and would like some Advice and Guidance on other options, please call the Advice and Guidance team on 01202 205312