The Saturday Club has shown my son that college is fun, different to school and not such a scary place after all.

Parent

The Saturday Club has shown my son that college is fun, different to school and not such a scary place after all.

Parent

The Saturday Club has shown my son that college is fun, different to school and not such a scary place after all.

Parent

The Saturday Club has shown my son that college is fun, different to school and not such a scary place after all.

Parent

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My Saturday Club has made me more confident in every piece of work I do. I’ve learned to work with my failure, instead of giving up.

Club Member, Coventry University

If you are aged 13–16, a parent or guardian, find out how young people across the UK are receiving expert tuition in exciting and inspiring subjects – for free. Joining a Saturday Club is a unique chance to learn new skills and meet people who can introduce you to further education and career opportunities. There is no testing and the aim is to focus on a subject you love.

Saturday Clubs take place in universities, colleges and cultural institutions equipped with resources that are not typically available in schools. Club Members also have the opportunity to meet industry professionals who can share information and personal perspectives on the world of work.

A Saturday Club is a place to make new friends and take part in trips to London (or other major city) and a national exhibition of Club Members’ work. By participating in a Saturday Club, young people can discover their potential and develop ideas in a creative environment.

Some Art&Design, Fashion&Business and Writing&Talking Clubs offer Members the chance to gain a Bronze or Silver Arts Award. Where Club Members applying to college don’t have GCSEs in art or design subjects, the portfolio created for the Arts Award can help them obtain a place. Certain Science&Engineering Clubs deliver CREST Awards, the British Science Association’s accreditation scheme for project work in science, technology, engineering and maths subjects.

 

What did 2015-2016 Club Members say?

67% felt more confident at the end of their year
64% said their Club helped them progress in the subject at school
60% said joining a Saturday Club made them more likely to go to college or university
66% knew more about careers in their Club subjects

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