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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

Foundation Learning Information Event at Cornwall College

13 May 2021, 17:00-19:00


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Virtual Open Day at Cornwall College

20 May 2021, 17:00-19:00


Discover the huge range of courses, degrees and apprenticeships available across the Cornwall College campuses in Camborne, Newquay and St Austell.

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Apprenticeship Games 2021

11 June 2021, 08:30-17:00


To you have what it takes to be crowned apprentice team of the year? Hosted by The Cornwall College Group, The Apprenticeship Games will be held on Friday 11th June at Cornwall College, Camborne. Teams from the South West’s leading apprenticeship employers will be competing in a series of exciting and interactive challenges. Teams will be able to showcase their leadership, teamwork and communication skills, plus meet and engage with other apprentices and businesses.

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Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


If you can’t get enough of cars and have your sights set on becoming a mechanic, then this is the course for you and will be your first step in a career in automotive engineering. The first thing you’ll notice about this course is that it’s about practical learning – you’ll be spending a lot of time in our workshop, learning by doing as you work on a range of cars and vehicles. You’ll be looking at everything: engines, tyres, brakes, steering, suspension, transmission, and electronics. Basically, if it’s in a car, you’ll be studying it and developing all of the essential skills you need as a mechanic, carrying out maintenance and repair activities as you progress through the course. Our workshop features industry-standard equipment and kit, exactly like a working garage. We also have a strong partnership with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), so employers know an automotive qualification from The Cornwall College Group means you have the very best skills as a mechanic or technician. So, if you’re a bit of a petrol head and want a career working with cars and vehicles, this is the best place to start. As a Level 1 course, this diploma is all about introducing you to the automotive industry and developing your essential skills. You’ll be learning from experienced automotive professionals and mechanics, who are there to give you the very best start to your career.

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Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


If you have an interest in heavy vehicles like HGV’s, Cranes, other large vehicle you see on the road and have your sights set on becoming a mechanic, then this is the course for you and will be your first step in a career in automotive engineering. The first thing you’ll notice about this course is that it’s about practical learning – you’ll be spending a lot of time in our workshop, learning by doing as you work on a range of vehicles over 7.5 tonne. You will be looking at everything including engines, tyres, brakes, steering, suspension, transmission, and electronics. If it’s on a HGV, you’ll be studying it and developing all of the essential skills you need as a mechanic, carrying out maintenance and repair activities as you progress through the course. Our workshop features industry-standard equipment and kit, exactly like a working garage. We also have a strong partnership with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), so employers know an automotive qualification from The Cornwall College Group means you have the very best skills as a mechanic or technician. So, if you’re a bit of a petrol/ Heavy vehicle fan and want a career working with Heavy vehicles, this is the best place to start. As a Level 1 course, this diploma is all about introducing you to the automotive industry and developing your essential skills. You will be learning from experienced automotive professionals and mechanics, who are there to give you the very best start to your career.

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Music Performance Diploma

Level 2 • Full-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Learn how to write, perform and record songs with a BBC Radio 2 award-nominated musician and songwriter. If you want to develop and improve your creative and practical skills as a creative musician then this is the course for you! You will be learning from an experienced, practising musician. Learn to develop songwriting, composing, performance, sequencing, production and recording skills in studio spaces with not only digital, but also analogue, capabilities. Get creative and learn with industry-endorsed practitioners!

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Electrical Installation Diploma

Level 2 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


So you want to be an Electrician? Welcome to level 2 electrical installation. Following on from level 1 or starting directly at level 2, this 2 ½ day a week course offers a wide range of technologies found today within the electrical industry, from basic domestic installations to industrial, commercial, renewable energies, smart homes, car charging to mention but a few. Our extensive and high class training facility offers the learner every advantage in completing this course. Our lecturers are all time served and experienced personnel from diverse areas within the industry and are energised and driven to help you make your dream come true. The 1st thing you will notice is our large well stocked practical bays, where, as students you will get lots of hours of practical experience, from simple lighting circuits to more complex simulated house installs. We supplement this with extensive classroom learning, thereby equipping you with all the basic knowledge and practical experience to set your career off on a solid foundation from which you can build a bright future within the electrical industry. So if you are up for the challenge, enjoy the satisfaction of achieving what some consider “electric- trickery” and have the drive and determination found within the “intellectuals” of the trades, this is the ideal starting point on a road that can lead you anywhere and indeed everywhere. Your journey to Success is just about to start! So do not delay sign up today.

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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

Labourer, Simmons Developments Cornwall Ltd


Key Skills: Basic knowledge of standard materials, site health and safety awareness and driving license. Tasks: General labouring tasks, building works, new builds and renovations.  

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Electrician Assistant, MJ Kemp Electrical Ltd


Key Skills: Good attitude, willing to listen and learn. Tasks: 1st fix and 2nd fix electrical.

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Harvest Tractor Driver, Ashling Farms Limited


Driver required for 600 hectare arable enterprise. Grain carting, cultivating, telehandler work, grain store management and general assistance. Well paid, long hours, good experience. Clean driving li

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Commis Chef – Seasonal (until mid-October), Beachside Holiday Park


Do you have a passion for cooking with a desire to gain knowledge and experience in a brand new, state of the art kitchen? Come and join our NEW highly experienced kitchen team, at COAST. Situated on

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Equestrian Yard Support, Trereife Equestrian


Description of types of tasks to be carried out: Carry out stable, yard and field duties Handle a variety of horses confidently Grooming, tacking, rugging up   Description of key skills & per

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Job opportunities, The Headland Hotel


Job opportunities for: Front of House (Reception) Food and beverage service Commis Chef Spa host Job description: Front of house: Welcoming guests Taking luggage to rooms Assisting Reception Assis

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Music & Performing Arts
Business School
Children, Schools & Families
Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture
Wildlife Conservation & Zoology
Hospitality & Front of House
Catering
Teaching & Education

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Cornwall College Further Education Prospectus 2020


Document Categories: Prospectuses

Publish date: 1 October 2019

Expiry date: 31 August 2020

File Type: Adobe PDF

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