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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.

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Become a Student Landlord at Eden Project Learning

6 June 2022, 17:00-19:00


We are looking for landlords for our Higher Education students studying at Eden Project Learning from September 2022. If you have a house/flat/annex to let or a room in your home please come along and have a chat with our Offsite Student Accommodation Officer to discuss opportunities. Our amazing

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Become a Student Landlord at Newquay

7 June 2022, 17:00-19:00


We are looking for landlords for our Higher Education students studying at Cornwall College Newquay from September 2022. If you have a house/flat/annex to let or a room in your home please come along and have a chat with our Offsite Student Accommodation Officer to discuss opportunities. Our amazing

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Access to HE Open Evening at Camborne

13 June 2022, 17:00-19:00


Discover our range of Access to Higher Education (HE) courses and meet our amazing team at one of our Access to HE Open Evenings! If you’d like to study for a degree and are aged 19 and over, but don’t have the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE course could help refresh your study

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Professional Cookery (Patisserie & Confectionery) Diploma

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


This qualification is ideal if you wish to focus on the Patisserie and Confectionery specialism to become a pastry chef. The course is suitable for those who have successfully completed a Level 2 qualification in professional cookery or an equivalent qualification, or relevant trade experience assessed at interview. It is a practical course that will develop your patisserie and bakery skills in hot desserts, cold sweets, breads, chocolate work, royal icing and artisan breads. It will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge to work across a variety of sectors in the catering and food service industries, from event catering to fine dining restaurants. You will also study the nutritional values of foods and ingredients, management and supervisory skills, successful kitchen management and how to store, prepare and cook food safely. The qualification enables learners to develop knowledge, understanding and skills essential for working in a food environment and working with others, improving their own performance. As a nationally recognised Centre of Excellence in three disciplines, and AA Highly Commended College Rosette Restaurant winner, there really is nowhere better to study catering and hospitality.

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Furniture Making Diploma

Level 2 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This qualification enables learners to develop the knowledge and skills required for employment, apprenticeships or further study to support career progression in selected areas including making, industry multi-skills; finishing or restoring furniture; making soft furnishings or upholstery; machining wood or fitting interiors such as kitchens and offices. Previous learners studying Level 2 Furniture with Cornwall College, Camborne, have gone on to compete at World Skills Regional and National competitions, with many past winners including Gold Medal at the 2019 National Final. Others have gone into Apprenticeships with world renowned companies such as Pendennis Superyachts.

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Diploma in Engineering Technologies

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


Engineering shapes the world around us, from the machines at the heart of industry to the electronic devices we use at home – engineering is the future. There’s no better place to start your career in this exciting industry than here at Cornwall College. If you’ve ever had a fascination for how things are made, or improving the way something works, then a career in engineering could be for you. This course is your first introduction to the world of engineering, where you’ll develop the essential skills and discover the different opportunities that a hi-tech career can offer. The engineering programme at Level 1 is best suited if you are considering a career in Engineering. The course will provide you with the essential core skills required as an engineer. You will gain exposure to a real life engineering workshop and undertake practical assessments using relevant industry equipment and technology. You will also learn how to work within a team and develop on your literacy and numeracy skills. You will be using traditional engineering equipment commonly found in many engineering and manufacturing employers in Cornwall. At Cornwall College we have enthusiastic and highly skilled engineering tutors who are fully committed to helping you develop the skills, knowledge and experience needed to becoming a fully qualified engineer.

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Altitude Dance Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Do you love to perform or create movement? Have you had a lifelong passion for dance? Perhaps you’ve been dancing since you were five years old, perhaps you are just beginning your journey and wish to explore an inherent talent and desire to explore dance further? Our Altitude dance programme at our St Austell campus has a renowned reputation, which has enabled students to progress to some of the most prestigious dance schools and conservatoires in the country or even directly in to the industry. Our outstanding facilities include The Keay Theatre, professional, heated & sprung dance studios, as well as other rehearsal and performance spaces? If you are considering a career in the dance industry then we offer you the choice of three specialist courses, all of which are equivalent to A-levels. Our Level 2 Musical Theatre Course provides you with the opportunity to study both Dance and Learn exhilarating subjects such as Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Urban, Commercial, Improvisation, Movement, Rehearsing, Performing, Teaching and Choreography. Take part in daily dance technique classes which incorporate strengthening exercises to keep you strong! You will also have access to acting and music lessons. With such diverse subjects on offer, students have the opportunity to explore and develop a variety of styles and skills through project work to assist them with their onward journey as a dance practitioner or related field. For access to our Instagram and Facebook pages, follow us at: @Altitude_Cornwalldance and @thecreativeacademystaustell / Altitude Dance Cornwall College JAZZ PATRON Born and raised in Cornwall, Jake has always been a person who aims high and achieves his goals. Jake studied at Cornwall College, St Austell within dance so he could receive the highest amount of knowledge and physical training as well as academics during his time there. From College Jake moved to London to continue studying at London Studio Centre conservatoire of dance and drama, where he furthered his technique and skill set to achieve a B.A (Hons) Degree in the performing arts. Jake’s career is vast and versatile, working on projects in tv, film and artist work. Jake continues to work in starring in roles in films such as Mary Poppins Returns, Rocketman and “Mamma Mia: Here we go again” to name a few. Jake has also worked with various artists including Katy Perry, One Republic, The Jonas Brothers, Take That and also One Ok Rock as their Lead dancer for the music video “Bedroom Warfare” which amounted 17 Million views on YouTube. Now Jake lives in Los Angeles in America where he has been working since 2019. A short message from Jake: “I had such an incredible experience at Cornwall College. The course was useful and allowed me to expand my wheelhouse of styles by giving me continued exploration within the course. The amount of time spent learning on the course was valuable from each of the teachers that supported me and pushed me throughout. I can’t thank the course at Cornwall College enough for the time and effort they put into me as a student.” As part of Jake’s role as the Jazz Patron for the course, he will greet the dancers in their welcome weeks, supporting learners throughout the year to check in on their progress, provide feedback and guidance to support them, audition support, answering any questions they might have and working closely with the Study Programme Manager to ensure our curriculum is current. PATRON OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE – TOM DAVIS- DUNN Tom trained at Cornwall College St Austell in Dance before graduating from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) in 2017 and has since had the privilege of working with the likes of Lloyd Newson DV8/Rambert for the revival and world tour of Enter Achilles, Gary Clarke – Wasteland, Theo Lowe, Jamaal Burkmar, amongst many others and currently a company member of Akram Khan Company for the new work ‘Jungle Book Reimagined’. Tom has a keen eye for detail and strives himself on delivering the best quality of work at all times with enthusiasm and rigour. Tom constantly explores his movement practice with curiosity and generosity, immersing himself into the depths of his thinking body to find new paths, questioning his artistry with consideration and dexterity.

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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

Farm Hand, Shire Horse Centre


Description of types of tasks to be carried out – Land management and horse care duties Description of key skills & personal competencies required – Experience of farm machinery / lan

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Watersports Assistant, Devon Windsurf and Canoe Centre


Description of types of tasks to be carried out. – Running taster sessions for beginner paddleboarders. Helping out with all the day to day tasks in terms of running the centre. This includes d

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Yard Hand – Assistant, Combe Farm


Combe Farm is a breeder/stud farm for Arabian Horne horses located in Gittisham, Nr Honiton.   Description of types of tasks to be carried out – Everything from feeding and mucking out to

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Social media and research co-ordinator, Affabelle


This role is a virtual placement.   Description of tasks to be carried out: Create social media posts, perform research and searches relating to the business. Post regularly to Facebook, Instagra

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Kitchen Support, The Hub Portreath


Details of tasks to be carried out- All aspects of kitchen duties, preparing food for breakfast and lunch menu, learning from the kitchen lead and working as a team. It’s a busy environment, bu

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Catering Support, Smashed Tomato


Description of types of tasks to be carried out – Taking orders and payments, Dealing with customers, Prepping dough and pizza toppings, Cooking pizza after training, Cleaning, Serving pizza and

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Agriculture & Countryside Management
Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture

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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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