This 3D Printing Enrichment option will introduce you to the unlimited world of 3D printing. You will learn how to design a 3D object using Tinkercad, transfer it to another software programme to prepare it for printing and then print it in resin using a 3D printer. This opportunity is available to anyone who would like to try their hand at designing something new.
Whatever your footballing ability, we will welcome you to enjoy this popular form of the beautiful game through this Enrichment option. Importantly, you will have opportunities to play competitively or just for fun on our AstroTurf pitches. As well as getting exercise, you will be able to improve your speed, agility, teamwork, cooperation, ball skills and tactical play. You will also meet new people and receive first-class mentoring from our specialist football coaches.
Adobe After Effects
Adobe After Effects is one of THE industry-standard tools for creating a wide variety of professional-level graphics. By selecting this Enrichment option you will get an overview of all the workspaces in the software, plus opportunities to complete a range of practical projects. These include using green-screen effects to add monsters to your phone footage; using motion-tracking to embed text in your footage; and creating professional motion graphic backgrounds for Instagram posts.
This Enrichment opportunity is designed to give you a useful insight into audio recording, mixing, editing and mastering. Used by both beginners and top industry professionals, Adobe Audition has a range of features that can take your sounds to the next level. Whether you are interested in sound for film, soundtracks for games, or even band recording, this software can do it all.
This is a series of workshops on how to use Adobe Illustrator for creative purposes such as designing vector illustrations, landscapes, characters, icons, logos and emoji. Importantly, by selecting this Enrichment option you will be able to focus on how to get the most out of this powerful and dynamic software.
This is a series of workshops on how to use Adobe Photoshop for creative purposes such as cleaning-up images, creating digital collages, illustrating vectors, pattern-making, making gifs and more. Creating posters and illustrations are just two of the ways you can get the most out of this powerful and dynamic software by selecting this Enrichment option.
Adobe Premiere Pro
You can gain an introduction to the films and filmmakers that developed the art of film editing by selecting this Enrichment option. You will also discover a range of creative processes. This will be followed by introductory tuition in using Adobe Premiere Pro video editing software. Among other things, you can work to recreate some of the imaginative styles and narrative structures made famous by landmark movies.
American Football is a prime opportunity to get fit, meet new people with similar interests and develop new and existing skills. You will receive training in skills and strategies from our experienced coach and benefit from the College’s extensive sports facilities. Importantly, you can join whatever your skill level, because no previous experience is necessary. This Enrichment option is also a chance to add evidence of teamwork to your CV.
This Enrichment option is all about giving you opportunities to learn about and support amnesty initiatives around the world. Our group is affiliated with Amnesty International and has the power to vote for board members, as well as vote on important resolutions that determine the organisation’s direction. Importantly, you will investigate and engage with cases that have moved you the most. You will also hear from visiting speakers about their work promoting human rights globally.
An Introduction to Sign Language
You can learn basic sign language skills using the British Sign Language system by selecting this Enrichment option. Importantly, you will be part of a positive group working to develop communication skills that will assist your overall development from personal, community and employment perspectives. Having sign language abilities is a positive attribute that looks favourable on both your CV and/or UCAS application. Indeed, it is a useful life skill that will enable you to communicate on a completely different level.
You can learn how to use your phone or tablet to develop new skills in 2D animation – a creative platform for advertising, film, cartoons, gifs and online products such as cards. You will use your device(s) to make random objects and drawings come to life as a sequence of moving images. Please note that some elements of this Enrichment option involve drawing, so please have paper, pens and items such as paints, inks and felt-tips to hand.
Our Archery Enrichment option gives you the chance to have fun and achieve fulfilment by aiming for your ‘inner target’. Importantly, you will develop your technical skills and mindset in order to succeed at this challenging discipline. You will also meet new people and improve yourself both physically and mentally thanks to expert tuition from your coach.
Come and gain hands-on experience in how archaeologists discover, analyse and interpret the lives of humans from the past. This Enrichment option encompasses logic, science and imagination, and is open to anyone. Archaeology represents a unique stepping-stone between the arts and the sciences. And because it is all about human behaviour, it will give you skills, knowledge and insights that you can transfer to other areas of your learning.
You can explore some of the most important concepts related to artificial intelligence by selecting this Enrichment option. What is more, you will have the chance to build your own neural network using the Python programming language. You will also look at some of the wider implications surrounding the use of AI in society and make projections about our future based on numerical and anecdotal evidence. You will particularly enjoy this programme if you are studying A Level Maths and/or Computing.
You can improve your speed, coordination and agility by playing badminton either for pure enjoyment or competitively thanks to this Enrichment option. This is a prime opportunity to keep fit, make new friends and refine your court skills under the guidance of our sports staff. Whether you are new to badminton or an accomplished player, you will be made very welcome.
This Basketball Enrichment option is for students who would like to have some fun outside of lessons each week. The programme will be based around developing your skills and understanding of the sport through match play, with all ability levels welcome. This is also an ideal opportunity to build friendships in a positive environment, and comes with the chance to progress to the Basketball Sports Academy, where you may have the chance to represent the College in competition.
Blender is a dynamic and powerful 3D modelling software application that is used across many industries such as game design, animation, architecture and filmmaking to create original characters, objects and environments. By selecting this Enrichment option you will learn how to navigate the software, create mesh models, adjust textures and add lighting to render a simple house, a spaceship, a forest and a simple fantasy creature – all in one short, beginner’s course.
Brock Studio Sessions
You can enjoy high-quality studio time at our industry-level recording facilities by selecting this Enrichment opportunity. Our Music Technology experts will be on-hand to give you all the help and advice you need to expand your production know-how and lay down your artistic visions as polished studio tracks. If you write, arrange and/or perform music, then you will undoubtedly benefit from this chance to expand your studio knowledge and skills while creating original recorded entertainment for your portfolio.
The Brock2Kenya Enrichment option is a learning programme that leads to a ten-day volunteering trip. Weekly sessions will prepare you through project work, travel information (including vaccination details) and cultural knowledge. You will also fundraise and collect donations to distribute in Kenya. At Brock we support local projects in the city of Nakuru, working at various schools and nurseries to help orphaned street children who live in deprived areas. In Kenya you will be involved in the daily feeding programme, classroom activities, teaching, and games and activities for ages 3-16. You will also go on safari, tour the Great Rift Valley, and visit elephant and giraffe sanctuaries. This is a life-changing opportunity to support children through the College’s work in Kenya. Personal costs will total approximately £2,100.
This Enrichment option gives you the opportunity to learn more about this line of employment – from what the role entails to getting into the aviation industry itself. Cabin Crew is open to all learners, so if you are interested in providing comfort services in the aviation sector, this is the programme for you.
By selecting this Enrichment option in Classical Production you will audition and join the cast of the College’s classical touring play. Following rehearsals, you will take the show on the road, performing to pupils at local schools. This experience is intended to give you the enjoyment of studying a new play, as well as the chance to meet and work alongside likeminded people, plus the thrill of live stage performance.
If you are a skilled writer and want the experience of working as a reporter to enhance your CV and/or UCAS application, or as the first step in a journalistic career, then this Enrichment option is the opportunity for you. You will learn about news formulas, structure, editing, production and important aspects of media law. If being a reporter is not your thing, maybe you could engage with this opportunity as a budding columnist, crafting arguments that may cause readers to agree or strongly disagree.
Colouring for Calm
You can chill out, take time off, and find yourself the right headspace to enhance your focus, reduce stress and improve your mindfulness, by engaging with this Enrichment opportunity. Colouring for Calm is run by staff who are there to support your emotional wellbeing. They will ensure you can enjoy a peaceful environment where you can indulge in therapeutic colouring and create beautiful works.
Comic Book Café
Comic Book Café is a hub for students who enjoy reading, creating and discussing comics. Each week you will have opportunities to swap comics with each other and talk about your favourite superheroes or comic books. The ultimate goal of this Enrichment option is to create your own dynamic superhero team just like The Avengers, The Justice League or The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. So bring your best one-liner and suit-up!
This Enrichment option is an ideal opportunity to learn dynamic choreography and perform commercial dance. No matter what your level of ability and experience, this programme is open to everyone. Importantly, it is energetic, vibrant and gives you the chance to develop your skills, get fit and meet new people.
This Enrichment option gives you the opportunity to develop your community skills, communication abilities and teamwork. As part of the group you will work to support Highwood Nursery’s nativity play, which will be performed at the College. This kind of community effort will look favourable on your CV and/or UCAS application, plus it will give you the chance to make to most of your creative flair and community spirit.
This Enrichment programme is a prime opportunity to learn dynamic choreography and perform contemporary dance. No matter what your level of ability and experience, this option is open to everyone. Importantly, it is energetic, vibrant and will help you develop your skills, get fit and meet new people.
Cooking on a Budget
Whether you want to prepare for university life, living independently, or just like cooking, this is the Enrichment opportunity for you. Hard Brock Café staff will take you on a six-week culinary journey charting exactly how to cook good food on a tight budget, enabling you to enjoy eating and save money at the same time. You will cook a different meal from scratch each week, and it does not matter about your level of cooking experience. Everyone is welcome.
Creative Portfolio Collation
You can discover how to make an impressive art portfolio for college or university by selecting this Enrichment option. Importantly, this programme is designed with people applying for an Art Foundation course or an art-related degree in mind. You will plan your portfolio according to stated requirements and adapt it to your chosen course(s).
If you love to write or would just like to try your hand at writing, then simply select this Enrichment option to discover the endless possibilities of creative writing. Together we will learn about and discuss a multitude of styles and techniques, which you can then emulate, develop, adapt or interweave to create original literary works. Budding novelists, poets, scriptwriters and journalists will all have the opportunity to bring work along to share with likeminded group members and obtain useful feedback. You can also enter your work in both internal and external competitions.
There are many questions criminologists try to answer, such as: ‘Why does someone become a criminal?’; ‘Who should go to prison?’; ‘Can humans become good lie detectors?’; and ‘What makes someone guilty of a crime in the eyes of the law?’. By choosing this Enrichment option you can explore and discuss criminological theories to help answer these questions and many others. There will also be opportunities to take part in practical activities and group problem-solving tasks.
Our Christian Union Enrichment option gives you access to a vibrant and friendly community for people of faith and those interested in faith. Naturally, you will pray and study the Bible alongside other Christians. You will also discuss meaning and different interpretations, as well as ask yourself and each other searching questions about morality and the divine.
Cross Fit covers a mixture of lifting techniques for gym work. You will have opportunities to work on specific techniques, as well as benefit from tailor-made HITT workouts to test your general fitness levels. Whether you are a seasoned fitness fanatic or just starting out, we welcome people of all abilities. Importantly, this Enrichment programme represents a prime opportunity to get fit, meet likeminded people and enjoy a break from your studies.
Cruise Industry gives you the opportunity to learn more about working in the cruise sector, from what various roles entail to landing your first job. This Enrichment option is open to you no matter what your course of study. So if you are interested in the cruise industry, this is the programme for you.
Our Debating Society is perfect for you if you are looking to enhance your evaluative, critical thinking and analytical skills. It will also help you to stay up-to-date with current affairs, as well as social and moral issues. In addition, you will develop your confidence by practising public speaking in small group debates. Anyone is welcome to join and we highly recommend this Enrichment opportunity to anyone seeking a career in law or politics.
This online Enrichment opportunity will help you prepare for your driving theory test by covering all its main components. These include hazard awareness, safety margins, rules of the road, road signs, motorway driving, vehicle loading, incidents, accidents and emergencies. The programme will also include plenty of practice questions and mini quizzes to help you prepare fully for your test.
Editing Theory and Adobe Premiere
This Enrichment option is about exploring the history of moving image editing styles. Importantly, you will be introduced to filmmakers who developed the art of film editing. You will also examine a range of creative processes. This will be followed by Adobe Premiere Pro video editing introductory tasks, through which you will recreate imaginative styles and narrative structures.
This Enrichment is suitable for anyone studying Foundation Level 1 and Level 2, and will cover all aspects of how to improve your employability. You will identify your personal skills, create your personal statement, produce your CV and covering letter and practice your interview technique. You will also gain important application skills, as well as the confidence to know you will be ready for your interview. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet employers and recruiters, enabling you to practise your networking skills and find out about the latest opportunities.
This Enrichment option is suitable for students of Vocational Level 3 courses and will cover all aspects of how to improve your employability. Getting a job, whether it be part-time or full-time, can be a very competitive process. Having said that, your next steps after college might not be directly into employment but onto an apprenticeship or university. Nevertheless, gaining added skills and confidence now will help ensure you will be ready to make a successful job application when the time is right. This programme has a workshop format and will enable you to analyse your personal skills and talents, create your personal statement, produce your CV and covering letter, analyse opportunities and application methods, and practise your interview technique. In addition, you will have opportunities to meet employers and recruiters, enabling you to practise your networking skills and find out about the latest job vacancies.
Leading on from Film Bootcamp, this Enrichment option comprises a series of workshops designed to develop your understanding of cinematic practices. Among other things, you will explore the use of lights, lenses and movement. You will also learn about on-set responsibilities and assume these roles in mocked-up scenes. Importantly, this programme is designed to help train your eye, improve your filmmaking techniques and provide an insight into industry practices, from planning through to production.
Film Club will introduce you to the rich world of film, from Hollywood cinema to European cinema and art cinema. Through this Enrichment option you will discuss the characteristics of key genres alongside likeminded movie fans and also suggest film screenings and director studies. You will then have group opportunities to critically analyse set films and discuss their historical contexts.
Film Bootcamp is an ideal introduction to the fundamental techniques of film making. You will learn about safe practice, use of kit, basic lighting techniques and key aspects of recording high-quality sound. You will also learn about purposeful camera movement, focal length and lenses, as well as the impact of these variables on the image. This Enrichment option is specifically designed to give you the best start for becoming a well-rounded film practitioner.