Find out more about Enrichment at The Bee Hive.

Arts Award

Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that supports anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form – from fashion to digital art, pottery to poetry.

Offered at five different levels, young people get to:

  • discover the enjoyment of creating and participating in any art form
  • develop their creativity and leadership skills
  • learn new skills and share them with others
  • get to work with or experience working with creative arts professionals
  • gain experience and knowledge to progress into further education and employment

To achieve their Arts Award, young people take on challenges in an art form, participate in arts activities, experience arts events, get inspired by artists and share their arts skills with others.  Young people create a portfolio to keep a record of their creative journey.  Along the way they are supported by an Arts Award adviser, acting as assessor, facilitator and mentor.

Animal Care

This course introduces students to a variety of animal care methods and it is designed to give them a real insight into the animal care industry.  Students are introduced to a range of animals, from those on our college farm to exotic reptiles on external trips and visits.

Working with animals promotes empathy in our students as they learn to care and look after their needs.  Petting an animal can have many calming effects as well as build confidence.  Students develop successful relationships with the animals as they learn to look after them and study the Asdan qualification.


In Horticulture students will learn all about the world of plants.  They will learn how to grow them and look after them and you will have the opportunity to work in our Horti-Hub and walled garden.  Students will be involved in the day to day running of our new garden shop where we aim to sell home grown herbs and plants, home-made chutneys and pickles, floral arrangements, etc.  This exciting new project will enable students to grow in confidence and will positively contribute to building their employability skills.


 Students who choose to study Media are taught a range of skills in media and music technology whilst building their ICT skills.  Studying Media helps students develop their self-confidence and they are encouraged to work independently on projects of their own choice.  Students will be able to learn to use a range of software and hardware; having access to a range of instruments and state of the art music technology including Music Creation, Podcasts and DJ mixing software.

Media and Music Technology helps to develop confidence in our students working both independently and collaborating with others.  Allowing each student to work on their chosen project enables students to learn self-management.  Students who choose to study Media will work towards a digital employability qualification.

Performing Arts

Students who choose to study Performing Arts, explore, in role through improvisation, a variety of situations, issues, relationships, characters, text and stimuli.  Students will become familiar with a range of drama terms, conventions and strategies to move forward to study the subject at Level 1.

The purpose in drama is to build self-confidence, self-worth and self-awareness and also talent spot to discover where everyone’s strengths lie.  By working in a collaborative way, not only does everyone feel a sense of ownership but they will also learn a great deal from the processes involved – the research, writing, painting, composing, choreography, lighting and so on.

Overall the emphasis is on enjoyment, team work and developing skills that provide fulfilment and promote self-confidence.

Parents are very pleased with the progress their children make. They comment on the excellent progress their children have made in their academic work and personal skills…


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