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Try before you apply! Register for one or more career pathway taster events and experience our courses in more detail.

Our programme of taster events cover the majority of full-time courses offered at Banbury and Bicester College, City of Oxford College and Reading College. The events are designed to give you a flavour of what studying at college is like and the number of career pathways open to you.
Courses on offer are organised by Faculty:
  • A-levels and Business, including: business studies, management and retail, professional courses and travel and tourism; access to higher education, A-levels and science
  • Lifestyles - including hair and beauty, hospitality and catering, events and corporate entertainment, sports and leisure 
  • Technology - including construction, IT, motor vehicle and engineering
  • Creative arts - including arts, dance, fashion, furniture, games development, graphic design, media, music, performing arts, photography and visual arts 
  • Lifeskills - including community programmes, ESOL, EFL, foreign languages, foundation studies, GCSEs, LLDD and skills for life
  • Services to the public - including childcare, health and social care and uniformed public services

Compare courses in more detail to help you make the right choice for your future career.

This is what previous attendees said about our taster events:

  • 'I love the whole feel of the place. Professionally organised. Friendly and welcoming.'
  • 'The staff were very approachable and so helpful.'
  • 'Students were really helpful and fun to work with.'
  • 'I enjoyed the activity we did during the taster.'

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Reading College



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