events and projects

Our Central Team has planned a range of activities that your learners can participate in to broaden their horizons and explore higher education. All of our activities are listed on this page but if you would prefer, you can download a PDF version of our activity offer here.

If you’re interested in involving your learners in any of these activities, you can submit a booking request by clicking the link provided for that activity.

COVID-19 response

The dates, times and other information associated with each event or project listed on this page may change to reflect amendments to COVID-19 guidance and legislation.

General Activities

Activities delivered on request
The activities listed below can be delivered face-to-face or virtually on dates that suit you. We can usually offer some flexibility with timings to fit with your school or college timetable.

Learning to Lead

About this programme: This programme supports learners to increase their confidence and leadership abilities by guiding them through designing, delivering and reflecting on a project. It will help learners to develop key skills that they will be able to demonstrate to employers, colleges and universities, with a particular focus on presentation and communication skills.

Year groups: Years 12 and 13

Format: Three two-hour sessions delivered face-to-face or virtually by DANCOP staff

Group size: Up to 20

Gatsby benchmark(s): 7

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All about Apprenticeships

About this programme: This programme encourages learners to consider all their post-18 options by introducing them to the world of apprenticeships. Learners will take part in two sessions focused on developing their understanding of higher and degree apprenticeships before participating in a question and answer session with current apprentices and employers.

Year groups: Years 9 to 13

Format: Two one-hour sessions delivered face-to-face or virtually by DANCOP staff and one 45-minute question and answer session delivered virtually

Group size: Up to 35

Gatsby benchmark(s): 2, 4, 5 and 7

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Girls into STEAM

About this programme: This exciting programme is for female and female-identifying learners with an interest in a career in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths). Learners will take part in two masterclasses focusing on STEAM subjects, followed by a question and answer session with role models working in STEAM roles.

Year groups: Years 9 and 10

Format: Two one-hour sessions delivered face-to-face or virtually by DANCOP staff and one 45-minute question and answer session delivered virtually

Group size: Up to 35

Gatsby benchmark(s): 2, 4, 5 and 7

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Employable Me

About this programme: This activity will support learners to develop personal skills and qualities vital for employment. Learners will engage with challenges and activities to help them explore the qualities and skills that are important for successful employment, before putting their own skills into practice in a mock assessment centre.

Year groups: Years 9 and 10

Format: One three-hour session delivered face-to-face or virtually by DANCOP staff

Group size: Up to 35

Gatsby benchmark(s): 2, 4 and 7

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Boys into Healthcare - available from April 2021

About this programme: This programme addresses preconceptions and stigma associated with males entering healthcare professions. Learners will learn about the range of exciting careers available in this industry through a variety of practical, hands-on activities, before quizzing professionals working in this sector in a question and answer session.

Year groups: Years 9 and 10

Format: Two one-hour sessions delivered face-to-face or virtually by DANCOP staff and one 45-minute question and answer session delivered virtually

Group size: Up to 35

Gatsby benchmark(s): 2, 4, 5 and 7

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Careers in the Creative Industries - available from April 2021

About this programme: Our Careers in the Creative Industries activity provides learners with an exclusive sneak peek behind the scenes of a variety of industries and roles within the creative sector. Learners will take part in masterclasses with practical elements and discover more about the careers and opportunities that are available to them.

Year groups: Years 9 and 10

Format: One three-hour session delivered face-to-face or virtually by DANCOP staff

Group size: Up to 35

Gatsby benchmark(s): 2, 4 and 7

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Youth Mental Health First Aid: Learner Awareness - available from May 2021

About this programme: Trained Youth Mental Health First Aid instructors will deliver a half-day awareness course to support learners to become mental health ambassadors for your school or college, followed by an afternoon learning about routes into related job roles.

Year groups: Year 12

Format: One full-day event delivered at your school/college or a local university/college site, depending on COVID-19 restrictions

Group size: Up to 10

Gatsby benchmark(s): 7

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General Activities

Scheduled activities
The activities listed below are taking place on specific dates. Where these events are taking place as face-to-face events, they will follow appropriate social distancing guidelines.

All about Drama School - Date to be confirmed

About this event: This event is aimed at learners with an interest in a career in the performing arts. Learners will take part in workshops led by practitioners from leading drama schools, all designed to develop their understanding of the professional training available.

Year groups: Years 9 to 13

Format: A full day event hosted in Nottingham

Group size: Up to 15

Gatsby benchmark(s): 7

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Inspiring Futures - Thursday 27th May 2021

About this event: Join us for one of DANCOP’s largest ever events! Our exciting and interactive virtual careers event will bring together regional and national employers from the private, public and charity sectors, as well as further and higher education providers. Learners will gain knowledge of local opportunities and labour market information, helping them to explore a range of avenues they may not have previously considered.

Year groups: Years 9 to 13

Format: A full day virtual event

Group size: No limit

Gatsby benchmark(s): 2, 4, 5 and 7

Book here

General Activities

Other activities

CPD for school and college staff

We can offer CPD for you and your colleagues on a range of topics. We’ll list sessions here as they become available, but if there’s anything in particular you would like us to provide, please contact us at info@teamdancop.co.uk.