After-school masterclasses for Year 10 and 11 pupils

Bury College is delighted to offer an exciting range of curriculum-based masterclasses, delivered after school on the Bury College campus.

Available to pupils in Years 10 and 11, these clubs will give you the opportunity to explore your career options by trying out the curriculum subject of your choice. You will also gain valuable experience, learn new skills, and make new friends!

All clubs are held on a Wednesday, 5pm-7pm, and run for 5 consecutive weeks.  Curriculum clubs are delivered in our specialist vocational facilities by qualified and experienced Bury College staff.

The cost for each 5-week club is £30.00 per person and must be paid in full in advance of the start date.

To book your place please email afterschoolclubs@burycollege.ac.uk or ring 0161 280 8200.

Clubs include:

  • Sports Coaching and Fitness Academy
  • Performing Arts Academy
  • Experience Engineering
  • First Response Cadets
  • Travel Crew Club
  • Junior Chef Club
  • Style School – Make-up, Beauty & Hair
  • Introduction to Construction - Bricklaying
  • Introduction to Construction - Carpentry & Joinery
  • Coding Cadets - Programming & Robotics

Performing Arts Academy

Available to pupils in Years 10 and 11, at this exciting after school club you can explore a range of skills and techniques across Singing, Dancing and Acting, and gain a real insight into life as a professional Performer.

You will focus on areas such as:

  • Jazz Dance in Musical Theatre
  • Singing in Musical Theatre
  • Contemporary Dance 

You will also take part in a Voice Workshop and build essential skills in an Improvisation Workshop.

The Performing Arts Academy will run every Wednesday, 5pm-7pm, for 5 consecutive weeks on the following dates: 

  • 2nd - 30th November 2022
  • 11th January – 8th February 2023
  • 1st March – 29th March 2023 

This club will run every Wednesday, 5pm-7pm, for 5 consecutive weeks

Performing Arts students
Travel student selling items on a mock plane

Travel Crew Club

Welcome to our Travel Crew Club! In our Travel Crew Club, you will develop key knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the Travel and Tourism industry.

You will learn about the industry as a whole, and take part in activities which highlight and develop the qualities you will need as a professional in this industry. You will learn how to provide excellent customer service and discover what it takes to become a member of the Cabin Crew.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is looking to study on our Travel and Tourism courses and a great taster for anyone who wishes to develop their skills and experience of working in a customer focussed industry.

  • Course: Wednesday 1st March 2023 – Wednesday 29th March 2023 (5 weeks)

This club will run every Wednesday, 5pm-7pm, for 5 consecutive weeks

Coding Cadets - Programming & Robotics

Want to build your own robot?  Bury College Coding Cadets will introduce you to a whole new world of building, programming and creativity.

You will take part in STEM challenges and activities that will demand (out-of-the-box) thinking to produce your robot.

This exciting robotics project will be supported by the Bury College Computing and Digital Team with assistance from student mentors.

  • Course 1: Wednesday 11th January 2023 – Wednesday 8th February 2023 (5 weeks)
  • Course 2: Wednesday 1st March 2023 – Wednesday 29th March 2023 (5 weeks)

This club will run every Wednesday, 5pm-7pm, for 5 consecutive weeks

student holding a Robotics build car
Students using a treadmill

Sports Coaching and Fitness Academy

Welcome to our Sport and Fitness Academy! In our Fitness club you will have the opportunity to work with a client, assess their health and lifestyle with a number of health and physical fitness tests, and find out what it takes to be a Fitness Instructor.

Once you have assessed the client, you will analyse the data and begin to plan and deliver a number of effective personal training sessions specific to the client’s needs. You will then test the clients again to determine how successful their training programmes were.

This is a great club for anyone who is looking to study on our Sport courses, and is a great taster for anyone who wishes to develop their knowledge and skills in Fitness.

  • Course 1: Wednesday 11th January 2023 – Wednesday 8th February 2023 (5 weeks)
  • Course 2: Wednesday 1st March 2023 – Wednesday 29th March 2023 (5 weeks)

This club will run every Wednesday, 5pm-7pm, for 5 consecutive weeks

First Response Cadets

Welcome to our First Response Cadets club! As a First Response Cadet you will develop the key knowledge and skills needed to succeed within the Uniformed Public Services.

You will learn about the types of roles available within these industries and discover key elements that are of utmost importance when working as a professional within these services, such as organisational skills and personal presentation. You will also learn about fitness, navigation and leadership.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is looking to study on our Uniformed Public Services courses and an excellent way to experience life within these exciting careers.

  • Course: Wednesday 1st March 2023 – Wednesday 29th March 2023 (5 weeks)

This club will run every Wednesday, 5pm-7pm, for 5 consecutive weeks

Public services students using a computer
Student finishing a dish

Junior Chef Club

Welcome to Junior Chef Club! Do you aspire to be the next top Chef? 

Over a five-week course that runs one evening a week, the team at Bury College Catering department can help make that dream one step closer!

The course will give you a flavour of working in a professional kitchen and improve your skills in baking and cooking. You will gain valuable knowledge about courses and career pathways in this fast-paced, exciting industry.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who is looking to study on our Catering courses and an excellent way to discover the realities of working in a professional kitchen.

  • Course 1: Wednesday 11th January 2023 – Wednesday 8th February 2023 (5 weeks)
  • Course 2: Wednesday 1st March 2023 – Wednesday 29th March 2023 (5 weeks)

This club will run every Wednesday, 5pm-7pm, for 5 consecutive weeks

Experience Engineering

Welcome to Experience Engineering. At this club you will find out what it is like to work in industry as an Engineer.

Specifically, you will learn about Mechanical Engineering; focussing on 3D Printing, and then move on to Electrical & Electronic Engineering: focussing on Breadboard, Logic Probes, Oscilloscopes, Soldering and Multisim (Design).

Building your knowledge and technical ability in these areas will give you a detailed insight into life working as a professional Engineer and will allow you to start developing your own hands-on experience.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is looking to study on any of our Engineering courses, and an excellent way to experience life as an Engineer.

  • Course 1: Wednesday 11th January 2023 – Wednesday 8th February 2023 (5 weeks)
  • Course 2: Wednesday 1st March 2023 – Wednesday 29th March 2023 (5 weeks)

This club will run every Wednesday, 5pm-7pm, for 5 consecutive weeks

2 students using a computer
Woman having her hair styled

Style School – Make-up, Beauty & Hair

Welcome to Style School – Hairdressing!

Bury College is proud to offer an exciting after-school club for pupils with a ‘flair for hair’ and for those interested in pursuing a career within the industry.

These sessions will allow you to learn and develop your skills in styling hair and temporary hair colouring. In the final week there will be an opportunity to produce a style based on a theme and to showcase the new skills you have learnt.

This is a brilliant opportunity for anyone who is looking to study on our Hairdressing courses and an excellent way to experience what it is like working in a professional salon environment.

  • Course 1: Wednesday 11th January 2023 – Wednesday 8th February 2023 (5 weeks)
  • Course 2: Wednesday 1st March 2023 – Wednesday 29th March 2023 (5 weeks)

This club will run every Wednesday, 5pm-7pm, for 5 consecutive weeks

Introduction to Construction – Carpentry & Joinery

Welcome to Introduction to Construction - Carpentry and Joinery. Lay the foundations for a career in Construction with this practical and theory-based course.

Over five weeks you will develop skills and attain knowledge towards Carpentry and Joinery to give you the opportunity to decide if you would like to choose Carpentry as your vocation for life. You will also learn about health and safety in a workshop atmosphere to ensure you are working safely.

This is an excellent opportunity to experience a taster towards working in the construction industry and is suitable for all interested in this pathway.

  • Course 1: Wednesday 11th January 2023 – Wednesday 8th February 2023 (5 weeks)
  • Course 2: Wednesday 1st March 2023 – Wednesday 29th March 2023 (5 weeks)

This club will run every Wednesday, 5pm-7pm, for 5 consecutive weeks

Carpentry students
Bricklaying tutor and student laying bricks

Introduction to Construction – Bricklaying

Welcome to Introduction to Construction - Bricklaying. Lay the foundations for a career in Construction with this practical and theory-based course.

Over five weeks you will develop skills and attain knowledge towards Bricklaying to give you the opportunity to decide if you would like to choose Bricklaying as your vocation for life. You will also learn about health and safety in a workshop atmosphere to ensure you are working safely.

This is an excellent opportunity to experience a taster towards working in the construction industry and is suitable for all interested in this pathway.

  • Course 1: Wednesday 11th January 2023 – Wednesday 8th February 2023 (5 weeks)
  • Course 2: Wednesday 1st March 2023 – Wednesday 29th March 2023 (5 weeks)

This club will run every Wednesday, 5pm-7pm, for 5 consecutive weeks