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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

University Open Day at Eden Project – June 2021

26 June 2021, 11:00-13:00

Want to know more about university courses at the Eden Project? Find out more on our open day! Taught by Cornwall College’s expert trainers in the Eden Project’s unique learning environment, Eden Project Learning students have the opportunity study for a university-level degree, awarded by

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Year 11 Applicant Evening at Cornwall College

29 June 2021, 17:00-19:00

We’re inviting you to come onto campus and spend some time in the subject area you’ve applied to study with us in September. You will meet our expert teaching staff, familiarise yourself with the teaching spaces, try out the equipment, have a tour of the campus and meet other students so

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Acting Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Cornwall College St Austell

Is a life on the stage or screen calling you? Do you long to act, dance, sing or perform to live audiences or on TV? Our St Austell campus has a renowned reputation for its performing arts courses which enable students to progress to some of the most prestigious performing arts schools and conservatoires in the country. Our facilities are amazing and include The Keay Theatre, professional dance studios, and rehearsal and performance spaces. On our Level 3 Acting Diploma you will develop fundamental performance skills through a range of projects over your two years of study including Contemporary Theatre, Classical Theatre, Film & TV Acting, Storytelling Theatre, Site Specific Performance, Musical Theatre, Interactive Dining Performances, Physical Theatre and our annual Horror Walk. You will be given the opportunity to express your creativity and devise performances with the rest of your group, by forming a theatre company that replicates the industry, with the opportunity to take on performance and production roles. You can expect to collaborate on exciting projects with the Dance, Music and Media departments as well as performing in front of live audiences in our Keay theatre and discover the cultural heritage of performing arts. If you wish to pursue a career in the performing arts industry then we can offer you a specialist Level 3 course which is equivalent to 3 A-levels.?Or you might find our Level 2 Musical Theatre course more suitable if your GCSE results are not what you quite expected, following this course you will have the option to progress to one of our full time Level 3 Diplomas in Acting and Dance which span across two years of study. If you want to become an actor and would love to work in TV, theatre or film. If you want to take part in trips to see theatre near and far and take part in workshops with professionals in the local industry, then this is the course for you! Follow us on: Instagram & Facebook @launchcornwallcollege and @thecreativeacademystaustell

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Media & Animation Diploma

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

Do you love film, television, and animation, and want to find out more about how to use a camera to create and edit videos, or generally have an interest in entertaining media; the Media and Animation Diploma Level 2 course is your first step in a career within the media sector. The diploma is coursework based, meaning there are no exams as part of the media course. It’s all about giving you the practical skills and experience behind the camera, in a project management role to lead a production. You’ll learn about and put to good use a selection of professional equipment; Canon and Nikon DSLRs with a range of lenses, Sony and Panasonic Camcorders, GoPro, Tascam and Zoom recorders, Shot-gun, lapel, phantom powered microphones; accessories – shoulder mounts, Camera-cranes, Dolly and Track, DJI Ronin-s motorised 3 axis gimbal, 1, 2 and 3 point lighting systems for indoor studio and outdoor use. You’ll take full advantage of the Television and sound studio with a permanent microphone, mixing desk and dedicated PC, and a Green-Screen with dedicated space. In post you’ll use Adobe Creative Suite, including Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Animate, After effects, Illustrator, InDesign, Light room etc. As well as using all this industry-standard equipment as part of your studies, you’ll also be part of visiting lectures who will speak about their experiences and how to get into the industry yourself. There are several free media trips each year to local events and competitions which will play a huge part in developing your understanding of routes into the creative sector. As a Level 2 course, this diploma is all about introducing you to the Media industry and developing your essential skills to progress onto the level 3 media or games design courses specifically, and from there, on to employment or university. You’ll be learning from experienced practicing media professionals, who are here to give you the very best start to your career.

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Diploma in Sport

Level 2 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne

If you love sport and fitness, this is the course for you! You will develop your skills and knowledge in the sports health and fitness sector. This is your first step to becoming a sports coach, PE teacher or fitness instructor! The first thing you’ll notice about this course is that it’s about both practical and theoretical learning – you’ll be spending a lot of time in our on-campus sports hall, a fully equipped gym and 3G pitch. You’ll be looking at everything: strength & conditioning techniques, sporting skills and the beginnings of tactical awareness, along with teamwork and leadership. In addition, you will be carrying out your very own personal fitness plan as you progress through the course. In essence, you’ll be developing all of the essential skills you need to start your journey towards a career in sport, health and fitness. Cornwall College has a selection of college sports teams, which regularly train and compete at a participatory and competitive level. A large selection of enrichment activities are also available, including table tennis, badminton, recreational football, basketball and circuit training. We have excellent links with local employers and sports clubs, providing amazing work experience and volunteering opportunities. Many of our students have gone on to employment further afield or abroad. As a Level 2 course, this diploma is all about introducing you to everything from the theory behind how the body works, to the practical steps needed to plan and coach your very own sport/fitness session. Our highly-skilled and motivated staff have a wealth of knowledge and experience in sport, health and fitness. They are there to give you the very best start to your career.

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Hairdressing Diploma

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

A progression route for Level 2 hairdressers wanting to gain employment within the hairdressing industry. This course is aimed at learners wishing to further their existing hairdressing skills in advanced techniques. You will be expected to attend College for two/three days a week and will be required to work to high professional standards. You will train in one of our industry standard salons, work in a realistic environment and use the latest equipment, machinery and products within the industry. When you are confident enough and have practiced the techniques to a level 3 standard, you will be able to provide services to paying customers. Alongside the training, you will be required to complete work related experience within the industry to enrich your programme of study and gain employability skills. You are also required to complete course work and research in your own time towards completion of this qualification.

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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

Animal Carer, The Flicka Foundation Donkey Sanctuary

Description of types of tasks to be carried out: Feeding. Mucking out, cleaning water troughs feed bowls , Grooming , Taking Donkeys to and from fields, Learning how to medicate the Donkeys. Descripti

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Farm assistant, Langdon Barton Farm

Job Description:  Can include, feed and look after livestock. treat animals and crops to prevent disease. Operate milking machinery. plough fields, sow seeds and harvest crops. Key Skills:  Maintai

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Dairy Assistant, Langstone Manor

Job Description:  Animal Husbandry Farm Work Land management Key Skills:  Maintain safe working practice Take responsibility for self, others and equipment Good work ethic Willingness to learn

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Farm Sample Data Recorder, Mole Valley Farmers

Job Description: Are you passionate about agriculture, do you have experience working with farm animals? If so, we have a superb opportunity for someone who has an interest in on farm data recording.

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Chef, Front of House and bar, Ugly Butterfly

Description of types of tasks to be carried out: Dependent on the role but working in a fast-paced environment, established restaurant group either in the kitchen, bar or front of house. Description o

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Pizza Chef and Prep Chefs, Mermaid Inn

Job description: We have a summer positions for Prep and Pizza Chefs Prep Chef – Ideal position for anyone wanting to improve their knife skills. Will also give insight into a busy working kitch

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Music & Performing Arts
Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture
Marine & Natural Environment
GCSEs & Functional Skills

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Cornwall College Further Education Prospectus 2020

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Publish date: 1 October 2019

Expiry date: 31 August 2020

File Type: Adobe PDF

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