Are you in Year 10?

Come along to our taster days!

Over the next year or so, you will be starting to think about your options after school. This is an important but very exciting time!

Our Year 10 Taster Days are the perfect chance for you to try out college for the day and help you make up your mind about what you'd like to study at college. Many of our current students tell us that their Year 10 Taster Day helped them to decide what to study at college, but perhaps more importantly, where to study!

The whole day is dedicated to you becoming an East Sussex College student for the day. You will have the opportunity to explore our campus, speak to our tutors and current students, and experience four lessons. We also have lots of extracurricular activities for you to get involved with.


Eastbourne - Wednesday 24th & Thursday 25th June

Lewes - Tuesday 30th June & Wednesday 1st July

Hastings - Wednesday 1st, Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd July

Why sign up for a Year 10 Taster Day at East Sussex College?

You're in year 10, and before you know it you will have taken your GCSE’s and be leaving school and heading off to College, Sixth Form or some form of Employment Training such as an Apprenticeship.

But have you thought about what you're going to do after school?

Do you know what you want to study at college?

Do you have a plan for your future?

Are you thinking of going to university?

Or are you just feeling totally confused with all the different options and are not really sure which way to turn?

That's where our Year 10 Taster Days can help!

Try something new

We offer a huge range of courses. We have 28 different A-Level subjects including English, History, and Psychology as well as Professional Technical qualifications in over 15 different industries including Construction, Performing Arts, and Sport. Taster Days are a fantastic time to trial a range of subjects and learn more about the different qualifications you can gain after school.

Meet new people

Get ready to meet new people! You'll meet a whole range of new, interesting people during your Taster Day, including our friendly college tutors and Year 10's from local schools.

You may meet your new life-long friends!

Explore the wide range of fantastic facilities we have to offer

Our campuses in Eastbourne, Hastings, and Lewes are perfectly set-up to give you the best college experience possible. We have recording studios complete with sound booths and mixing equipment. Our Kings Restaurant in Eastbourne and Coast Restaurant in Hastings are open to the public and give our students the perfect training experience. We have purpsoe built real-life working environments in our Construction Centre in Eastbourne and our Ore Valley campus in Hastings. Plus, we have our own fuselage, a replica of the inside of a plane at our Station Plaza campus and our own dedicated Performing Arts Centre with dance studios and performance theatre in Lewes.

What to expect from a Taster Day?

Once you arrive

Once you arrive at college we will help you to register and then give you your timetable for the day. We'll then welcome you to the college and give you an idea of what your day will be about.

Your four sessions

Your day will be made up of four Taster Sessions, two in the morning and two in the afternoon. You will be able to select your preferred subjects in advance when you sign up.

There are a wide range of subjects to choose from so take some time reading through each one before you make your final choice. Each tutor will take a register to make sure you're in the correct lesson at the correct time.

There will be plenty of time for lunch

Refreshments, snacks, and lunch can be purchased in our cafes, canteens, and Subway (Hastings only). We also have vending machines and water fountains throughout the campus.

Helpdesk on the day

If you have any queries or concerns on the day, please visit the Helpdesk where a member of staff will on hand to help. During Taster Days Helpdesks will be located in:

Eastbourne Helpdesk: Tyler House Canteen

Hastings Helpdesk: Reception at Station Plaza

Lewes Helpdesk: Cliffe Building Mall

Changes to timetables

Unfortunately we are unable to change your timetables on the day. Please make sure you select the correct subjects when applying.

Health & Safety Information

If you require a first aider please alert a member of college staff as quickly as possible. In the event of a fire alarm sounding please follow instructions by college staff and the green man signage to the nearest exit.

Travelling between campuses in Hastings

If you are attending our Taster Days in Hastings, then you may need to travel to one of our other campuses in Hastings. To get you there safely, we have arranged for a private coach to shuttle you between sites. The coaches will leave shortly after your previous session and will get you to your next session in good time. We will provide you with a bus timetable when you register.


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