This brand new six-week enrichment aims to 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 3D printers. This interesting and exciting course is open to anyone who would like to try their hand at designing something new.
5 A Side Football
All levels of ability are welcome to this incredibly popular Enrichment. You will have the opportunity to play for fun or competitively on our superb AstroTurf. Improve your speed, agility, teamwork, cooperation, ball skills and tactical play, meet new people and receive top class coaching from our specialist football coaches.
Adobe After Effects
Adobe After Effects is one of the industry-standard tools to create a wide variety of professional visual graphics. You will get an overview of the workspaces in the software followed by a range of practical projects to follow along with. These include how to use ‘green-screen’ effects to add monsters to your phone footage; using motion-tracking to embed text inside of your footage and creating professional motion graphic backgrounds for Instagram posts.
Adobe Audition gives a huge insight into audio recording, mixing, editing and mastering. Used by both beginners and top industry professionals, the software has a range of features that can take your audio to the next level. Perhaps you’re 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; for designing vector illustrations, landscapes, characters, icons, logos and emojis. In this enrichment, you will learn how to get the most out of this dynamic software.
This is a series of workshops on how to use Adobe Photoshop for creative purposes; from cleaning up images, creating digital collages, illustrating vectors, pattern making, making gifs and more. Learn how to get the most out of this dynamic software to help you make posters and illustrations.
The American Football enrichment is a great way to get fit, meet new people with similar interests and develop new or existing skills. You will receive coaching in skills and strategies from our top coach and can join no matter what level you are at, with no previous experience necessary. American Football is also a great opportunity to add skills such as teamwork to your CV.
This group is all about giving you opportunities to learn about and support amnesty initiatives. Our group is affiliated with Amnesty International and has the power to vote for board members and vote on important resolutions that determine the organisation’s direction. As a member 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 around the world.
An Introduction to Sign Language
This Enrichment brings you the exciting opportunity to learn basic sign language skills using BSL. A positive group developing communication skills which will help from personal, community and employment perspectives. This will look great on both your UCAS application and CV due to its diverse opportunities for application. Furthermore, it will give you a life skill that will allow you to communicate on another level.
2D Stop Frame Animation is a creative platform for advertising, film, cartoons, gifs and online products such as cards. Learn how to use your phone, iPad or Android devices to develop new skills. Use your kit to make random objects and drawings come to life as a sequence of moving images. You will be drawing for elements of this course, so please have paper, pens and items such as paints, inks, felt tips to hand.
Archery is a fun and exciting opportunity to hit your inner target. An outdoor sport that will develop your technical skills and mindset in order to succeed at this challenging discipline. You will meet new people, develop yourself physically and mentally under expert tuition from our dedicated high-class coach.
Come and gain hands-on experience in how archaeologists discover, analyse and interpret the lives of humans from the past. This Enrichment encompasses logic, science and imagination, and is open to anyone, not just people studying related subjects. 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 gain an introduction and start exploring some of the most important concepts related to artificial intelligence (AI). In addition, you will have the opportunity to build your own neural network using the Python programming language. Together we will also look at some of the wider implications of the use of AI in society, making projections about our future based on numerical and anecdotal evidence. You will get the most out of this Enrichment option if you are doing A Level Maths and/or Computing.
Improve your speed, coordination and agility in the comfort of an indoor sporting environment playing badminton either socially or competitively depending on your area of interest. This is a superb opportunity to keep fit, make new friends, progress your court skills coached by our sports staff here at Brock. Whether you are new to badminton or an accomplished player, you will be welcomed to this enrichment.
Basketball Club is for students who would like to have some fun outside of lessons each week. This enrichment will be based around developing skills and understanding of the sport through match play, with all ability levels welcome. It is a great opportunity to build friendships in a positive environment with the opportunity to progress to the academy basketball sessions, where you could have the chance to represent the College.
Blender is a dynamic and powerful 3D modelling software that is used across many industries from game design, animation, architecture, and filmmaking to create original characters, objects and environments. Learn how to navigate the software, create mesh models, adjust the 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.
Brock2Kenya is a programme leading up to a 10-day volunteering trip in June/July 2022. The weekly sessions will prepare you with project work, travel information (including vaccinations needed), cultural knowledge and you will fundraise and collect donations to distribute in Kenya. We support local projects in Nakuru, working at various schools and nurseries for orphaned street children who live in deprived areas. In Kenya, you will be involved in the daily feeding program, classroom activities, teaching, games and activities for ages 3-16. You will also go on safari, to the equator, the rift valley and elephant and giraffe sanctuaries. This is an amazing and life-changing opportunity to support the children and the college’s work in the projects. Costs will total approximately £2100.
Cabin Crew brings you the exciting opportunity to learn more about this line of employment, from what the role entails to getting into the industry itself. This is open to all learners no matter what your course of study, so if you are interested in the aviation industry this is the course for you.
Leading on from the Film Making Bootcamp enrichment, this course will comprise of a series of workshops designed to develop your understanding of cinematic practices; we will explore the use of lights, lenses and movement as a storytelling device. We will also learn about real life on-set roles and responsibilities and assuming those roles in ‘mock-up’ scenes. This course is designed to help you train your eye, improve your filmmaking techniques and provide you with an insight into industry practices from planning to production.
Classical Theatre will see you 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 designed to give you the enjoyment of studying a new work, the chance to meet and work alongside like-minded people, and 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 UCAS application, or as the first step a journalistic career, then this 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, then maybe you could engage with this opportunity as a budding columnist, crafting arguments with which readers may agree or strongly disagree.
Colouring for Calm
You can chill out, take time off, and find yourself the right headspace to improve your focus, reduce stress and improve your mindfulness by engaging with this 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 weekly hub for students who enjoy reading, creating and discussing comics. Each week students will have opportunities to bring in and swap comics with each other and talk about their favourite superheroes or comic books, with the end goal being to create their own dynamic superhero team just like The Avengers, The Justice League and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. So bring your best one-liner and suit-up!
This Enrichment is an exciting course during which you will learn dynamic choreography and perform Commercial dance. No matter your level of ability and experience our dance enrichment is open to everyone. This course is energetic, vibrant and brings you the opportunity to develop your skills, get fit and meet new people
This enrichment brings learners a wonderful opportunity to develop their community skills, communication and teamwork. As a group you will work together and support the local nursery’s nativity play on site at college. This looks great on your CV and UCAS application and gives you the opportunity to make to most of your creative flair and community spirit.
This Enrichment is an exciting course during which you will learn dynamic choreography and perform Contemporary dance. No matter your level of ability and experience our dance enrichment is open to everyone. This course is energetic, vibrant and brings you the opportunity to develop your skills, get fit and meet new people.
Cooking on a Budget
Whether you want to prep for university life, living independently or just like cooking then this is for you! Our very own Hard Brock Café staff will take you on a six-week culinary journey on a budget. Based in our on site kitchen you will cook a different meal from scratch each week. It does not matter what your cooking experience is, ALL students are welcome!
If you love to write or would just like to try your hand at writing, then come along and 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, interweave, or anything you like, 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.
This enrichment brings you the exciting opportunity to learn more about this line of employment, from what the role entails to getting into the industry itself. This is open to all learners no matter what your course of study, so if you are interested in the cruise industry this is the course for you.
This is an online course that will help you to prepare for your driving theory test by covering information on the main components of the test. These include hazard awareness, safety margins, rules of the road, road signs, motorway driving, vehicle loading, incidents, accidents and emergencies. The course will also include plenty of practice questions and mini quizzes to help you to prepare fully for the test.
Editing Theory and Adobe Premiere
This is an introductory examination of the history of moving image editing styles. You will be introduced to films and filmmakers that developed the art of film editing and a range of creative processes. This will be followed by introductory tasks to Adobe premiere pro timeline video editing where you can attempt to recreate some of the imaginative styles and narrative structures.
This course is suitable for students of Foundation/Level 1, Level 2 and will cover all aspects of how to improve your employability prospects. Getting a job whether it be part-time or full-time has never been more competitive. This course will not only give you the skills but also the confidence knowing you have produced the best application you can and will be ready for any interviews. In the course we will look at and identify your personal skills, create your personal statement, produce your CV and covering letter and practice your interview technique. At the end of the course, you will get the opportunity to meet employers and recruiters to practice your networking skills and hear the very latest news on what’s happening in the world of work and the current opportunities in the local labour/job market.
This course is suitable for students of Vocational and Level 3 courses and will cover all aspects of how to improve your employability prospects. Getting a job whether it be part-time or full-time has never been more competitive. Your next steps after college might not be directly into employment but onto an apprenticeship or university, but gaining the confidence and skills now will ensure when you make that job application you will be ready. We also know many university students want to have some part-time work to help support their living costs while studying at university. This course will take a workshop format and enable you to analyse your personal skills and talents, create your personal statement, produce your CV and covering letter, look at application techniques and job analysis and practice your interview technique. At the end of the course, you will get the opportunity to meet employers and recruiters to practice your networking skills and hear the very latest on what’s happening in the world of work and the current opportunities in the local labour/job market.
Film club will introduce you to the rich world of film, from Hollywood cinema to European cinema to Art cinema. We will discuss some of the key genres and what is expected from their characteristics. Then we will compliment this knowledge with suggested film screenings and director studies. You will be able to critically analyse films and discuss film in the context of history.
Film Making Bootcamp
A six-week introduction into the fundamental techniques of film making from understanding the safe practice and use of kit, learning the key aspects of recording high quality sound, purposeful camera movement, focal length and lenses and their impact on the image and basic lighting techniques. This course is specifically designed to give you the best start in becoming a well-rounded practitioner in the College and industry.
Forces and Services
This enrichment brings you the exciting opportunity to learn more about this line of employment, from what the role entails to getting into the industry itself. This is open to all learners no matter what your course of study, so if you are interested in the services this is the course for you.
Freelance in the Creative Industries
Freelancing or starting up your own business is a viable progression route for those in the creative arts and can be extremely lucrative. This six-week course will outline the stages of setting up your own business and the things you need to consider and research along the way. We will look at different business models, tax implications, how to reach clients as well as getting you to creatively market your business through digital marketing to increase your reach of clients.