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Qualifications + work experience = a Career Edge

If you are wondering what to do after GCSEs we can help. Our courses are developed to help you reach your full potential. To do this we combine your qualification with work experience and personal skills and development to make you stand out from the crowd. We want to make sure that you are well prepared for the workplace or higher education no matter what you decide to do with your future.

Here at The Career College we like to begin with the end in mind and train people for specific careers, with hands-on practical training you can take straight into the workplace. This starts with two options; full-time education or an apprenticeship.

Full-time education at Cornwall College begins with choosing a specialist qualification designed with your chosen career in mind. We have over 80 subjects to choose from Aircraft Engineering to Zoology and everything in-between.

If you are fortunate enough to know the career route you want to follow, why wait? With an apprenticeship you can earn a real salary and learn in the workplace while you gain experience and qualifications. Throughout your apprenticeship you will have the support of your college tutor to ensure your learning is on track and an apprenticeship advisor who will visit you at work to make sure you are happy and thriving in the workplace.

  Events and Open Days

Prepare to Care Virtual Taster

28 January 2021, 09:30-11:30


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University Open Day at Cornwall College Newquay – February 2021

9 February 2021, 17:00-19:30


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Virtual Courses and Careers Advice Event at Cornwall College Camborne – February 2021

9 February 2021, 17:00-19:30


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Early Years Practitioner Cache Diploma

Level 2 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


This course enables study to take place whilst in the workplace as a member of staff or volunteer. On completion it will provide you with a Level 2 qualification in working with children and young people from the age of 0 to 6.11 years in a supporting role.

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Craft Masonry Diploma

Level 2 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This very specialist one-year diploma is essential if you want to work in building construction in the Southwest. You will study how to interpret working drawings, setting out masonry structures, building solid and cavity walls to form craft masonry structures, producing internal and external finishes, installing pitched roof systems. Craft masonry is similar to bricklaying, but also provides more comprehensive training in plastering and roofing and working with a broader range of materials. A craft masonry qualification offers much more specialist skills that are relevant to the materials used in the region and such a qualification will make you stand out from the crowd. To work on a construction site you need to have a Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) card, which covers essential health and safety, however if you wish to earn more than a labourer, gaining a technical skills qualification will provide you with a great start to a career. You can train full-time with us for up to three years with the option to move in to an apprenticeship at any time. We also offer a Level 1 qualification to get you started if you do not meet these entry requirements.

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Working with Children in Early Years and Primary Settings

Level 2 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


Do you enjoy being around children, have an interest in child development and are patient, caring, enthusiastic and enjoy being creative? But most of all do you have a sense of fun? This one year course will allow you to get hands on in a childcare setting and Primary School, interacting with children and being part of a team whose main aim is to provide a caring and enabling environment. You will take part in a weekly work placement and attend college in order to complete the course. You will take part in practical and theory lessons, in well- equipped classrooms that replicate the childcare and Primary School settings. Our classrooms are well furnished with educational furniture and resources that allow you to explore the world of all ages of children, from learning about nappy changing, to preparing bottles, making nutritious food, to setting up an exciting and educational play environment, and getting creative with arts and crafts and sensory play. You will be taught by sector experienced tutors who are there to fully support you in your chosen career.

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Creative Media Production Extended Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


If you want to work in television, film, journalism, advertising, radio, or animation then our award-winning media department can help you achieve a bright career. Our former students are now working all over the world as camera operators, film directors and producers on exciting projects such as Star Wars films, American Idol, The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and more. We offer two options for you to start your studies in the media and film industry depending on your GCSE results. Our Level 3 course offers you the choice of university study or successful employment on completion of your course. Our Level 2 course is ideal should your GCSE results not be what you expected, with the option to progress to Level 3. The extended diploma is coursework based, giving you complete creative freedom. It’s all about giving you the practical skills and experience to lead a creative production. You’ll learn about and put to good use a selection of professional equipment; take full advantage of the television and sound studios and great edits using the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite As well as using all this industry-standard equipment as part of your studies, you’ll also take part in visiting lectures explaining their experiences and how they got into the industry; we run several trips each year including events and competitions which will help you discover routes into the creative sector. If you are interested in building a career in the television, film, journalism or advertising industries, our two year Level 3 Creative Media Production course is perfect. You will have a wide variety of projects to complete and you will develop your understanding of camera work, film production, video & photo editing, journalism, animation, and much more. You will also take part in our award winning film school.

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  Work experience and industry placements

If you are between 16 and 18 years old it is a requirement that you undertake a Work Experience Placement whilst you are on your course. This involves working at a local business which is in the same industry as your course, i.e. if you are taking a hair dressing qualification you may work at a local hair salon. The minimum amount of time you would spend on work experience is one week but this will change depending on your course.

If you are on a level 3 course your work experience may take the form of an Industry Placement. An Industry Placement is a minimum of 315 hours (approx. 45 days) and involves actively contributing to the workplace whilst working on targets which you have set yourself. These targets may be hard skills i.e. knowledge and skills related to the industry, as well as soft skills i.e. behaviours, values and employability.

The Industry Placement and Work Experience Placement that you undertake will depend on your course and circumstances. This will be discussed in more detail at your interview. See the current vacancies we have to give you an idea of what is possible.

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  Current work experience vacancies

Volunteers, Tesco Food Collection


The 2020 Tesco Food Collection will take place 19 – 21 November. You will be able to sign up for a three hour shift on any of these days. You will directing the attention of customers to the FareSha

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Stock Room Assistant, British Heart Foundation Sidmouth


If you like to be organised and want to make a difference behind the scenes, we’ve got a role for you. We need volunteers in our sort room to help us organise and prepare the donations we receive so

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Cashier Till Assistant, British Heart Foundation Sidmouth


If you want to gain cashier and sales experience in a friendly environment, this is a great way to get a taste of a career in retail while helping raise live-saving funds. With support around you, you

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Cashier Till Assistant, British Heart Foundation Exmouth


If you want to gain cashier and sales experience in a friendly environment, this is a great way to get a taste of a career in retail while helping raise live-saving funds. With support around you, you

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Trainee electrician , G R Electrical Contractors


Trainee electrician wanted to install all aspects of domestic and industrial electrical systems including Positive Input Ventilation systems. Please contact Grant Rowe on 07572 021302.

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Farm Assistant, Trevathan Farm


Duties will include general farm/animal tasks such as sorting feed bags and water buckets.

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Animal Management & Veterinary Nursing
Travel & Tourism
Sports & Fitness
Teaching & Education
Construction
Marine & Natural Environment
Hospitality & Front of House
Foundation Learning
Digital Academy

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Cornwall College Further Education Prospectus 2020


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Publish date: 1 October 2019

Expiry date: 31 August 2020

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