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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

Taster Session at Camborne campus

18 January 2022, 17:00-19:00


Try a subject before you apply!  If you are a year 10 or 11 student, our taster sessions are your chance to get a taste of what college is really like.  You will meet our expert teaching staff, get hands-on with real course activities and try out the equipment, plus meet other potential students

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Taster Session at St Austell campus

18 January 2022, 17:00-19:00


Try a subject before you apply!  If you are a year 10 or 11 student, our taster sessions are your chance to get a taste of what college is really like.  You will meet our expert teaching staff, get hands-on with real course activities and try out the equipment, plus meet other potential students

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Open Event at St Austell campus

8 February 2022, 17:00-19:00


Discover our courses, tour our campuses and meet our amazing team at one of our Open Days!  Our Open Event are the first step to finding the perfect college or university course for you. You can hear from our tutors, view our incredible facilities and get your first taste of the career goals we

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Technical Certificate in Childcare and Education

Level 3 • 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 gain practical experience in a childcare setting interacting with children and being part of a professional 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 settings. Our classrooms are well furnished with sector specific furniture and resources that allow you to explore the world of children in the early years setting. You will learn why children behave the way they do and the theory that supports their development and learning. You will also develop skills to carry out child observations using children who come into college or are in the workplace. An important aspect of being an Early Years Practitioner is learning your roles and responsibilities when with children, so we look at legislation, keeping children safe and working in partnership with others. You will be taught by sector experienced tutors who are there to fully support you in your chosen career.

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NCFE CACHE Extended Diploma In Health And Social Care

Level 2 • Full-time • Cornwall College St Austell


If you want to make a positive difference to someone’s life by contributing to their health, happiness and wellbeing then a career in Health and Social Care is the choice for you. The Level 2 course will allow you to gain an applied knowledge of the health and social care sector and will develop your knowledge and understanding of key areas relating to current practice. You will need good communication skills and a passion to support individuals to live a more independent and fulfilling life. The course aims to help you enhance the skills you already possess and develop others such as the ability to treat people with dignity, empathy and excellent time management. Studying the course will introduce you to some of the practices being used within health and social care settings such as hospitals, care homes and children’s centres. This will include person-centred care, infection prevention and communication strategies and could be developed in the classroom, equipped clinical room or work placement. As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in health and social care, this qualification is ideal for students who want to achieve a nationally recognised qualification and aspire to achieve a career working in the health and social care sector.

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BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Information Technology

Level 3 • • Cornwall College Camborne


If you are interested in a career in Programming, Website Development, Social Media or Cyber Security, or you have a passion for computing, then why not make the first step and join us on the Foundation Diploma in Information Technology. At Cornwall College’s Camborne campus, the BTEC Foundation Diploma in Information Technology provides you with the skills you need to pursue a career in the exciting and innovative industry of IT – From developing systems to manage information in business, creating innovative websites, programs and mobile apps, to producing your very own computer games, this course enables you to develop the skills and experience needed to start the career of your dreams. We work with a range of industry standard programs and development languages to achieve your goals, including; HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C/C++ and Java, and platforms such as Android Studio for App development, Microsoft Visual Studios for programming and many more, we also have fantastic links with local industry employers. So if you want to kick start your career in tech, come and join our Foundation Diploma in Information Technology!

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Classic Vehicle Restoration Principles

Level 2 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


Vehicle restoration is a very specialist area, where demand for skilled technicians is high and salaries can be very rewarding. The skills are transferable to other sectors, so you could take your qualification and move into the boat painting industry, where you could work around the world. To become a qualified technician you must complete the Level 1 and 2 qualifications. At Level 2 specialise in vehicle restoration body, paint and accident repair. We offer full Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) training to provide you with the best start in the workplace. If you love restoring classic vehicles this course is ideal for you. This qualification contains a broad spectrum of units to allow you the flexibility to develop your knowledge and skills across a wide range of different disciplines including accident repair techniques. This qualification has been developed by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) in conjunction with the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Club, employers, training providers and IMI Sector Skills Councils.

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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

Catering Assistant, PGL Travel Limited


Description of types of tasks to be carried out: As a member of the Catering Team you are responsible for ensuring the provision of a quality and safe service whilst meeting PGL catering standards and

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Activity Instructor/Group Leader, PGL Travel Limited


Description of types of tasks to be carried out: In the instructor role you will deliver the activities to our guests and will be responsible for session safety and delivery. As a group leader you wil

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Kitchen Assistant/ Waiting Staff, Charlotte’s Tea House


*this is a Saturday and Sunday Position* Description of types of tasks to be carried out: Saturday would be Kitchen Assistant helping in all aspects of Kitchen tasks including dish washer, cake prepa

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Breakfast & Lunch Cook, Trecare Group Limited


Description of types of tasks to be carried out: Provide breakfast and lunch for up to x20 residents within a residential care home. Knowledge of diets and choking hazards is key but is covered withi

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Counter and Kitchen Assistant, Kellaway’s Fish and Chips


Description of types of tasks to be carried out: boxing up food orders customer engagement answering the phone general cleaning and tidying shop Description of key skills & personal competencies

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Catering Assistant, Kernow Churros


Description of types of tasks to be carried out: Opening up preparing mixes cooking churros/donuts cash handling / card payments stock control clean downs Description of key skills & personal co

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See More Work Experience Vacancies

Music & Performing Arts
Military & Protective Services Academy
Children, Schools & Families
Equine
Agriculture & Countryside Management
Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Business School
GCSEs & Functional Skills
Accounting

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Cornwall College Further Education Prospectus 2022


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Publish date: 1 October 2021

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Duchy College and Bicton College Further Education Prospectus 2022


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Publish date: 1 October 2021

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Falmouth Marine School Further Education Prospectus 2022


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