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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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Construction Recruitment Event

26 January 2022, 17:30-19:00


Calling all Construction and Building Services Staff! If you think you have the ability to share skills and knowledge with the future tradespeople, come and talk to us. Due to rising student numbers and huge demand for training and qualifications in the Construction industry from across the county,

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Professional Cookery Diploma

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


The Level 2 Professional Cookery is aimed at learners that are looking to start a career in the Hospitality and Catering industry. If you want to work in a fast-paced, action-packed and creative industry then look no further than a career in catering. The opportunities for career progression in this industry are some of the best. From commis chef to sous chef, all the way up to head chef, if you are willing to put in the hard work you could be running your own kitchen in a few years’ time. 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. You will start your catering studies on our Level 2 course depending on your GCSE results and skills test. From here, you can then progress on to our Professional Cookery Diploma Level 3. Our specialist professional chef courses are available for those who would like to take their studies further and have the relevant Level 2 and 3 qualifications.

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Heavy Goods Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


Working with heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), buses and other large transport requires specialist skills and training. We offer a dedicated full-time programme so you can go on to work with heavy vehicles, trailers and lift trucks, refrigeration lorries or bus fleets. We offer a full-time initial preparation route (at Level 1 and 2 depending on your prior experience and qualifications) with a final Level 3 apprenticeship to take you to supervisory level employment in this sector, with companies as diverse as Volvo and Heathrow Airport. This one-year full-time programme will allow you to become fully qualified in the maintenance and repair of heavy vehicles. During the course you will grow your knowledge and understanding of the systems and diagnostic techniques of a wide range of heavy vehicles. Successful completion of the course will mean you are able to work in a supervisory role in the workplace, aware of best practice in health and safety and good housekeeping. You will also be fully conversant in all materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in this automotive environment.

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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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Beauty Therapy

Level 3 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


A progression route for Level 2 Beauty Therapists wanting to gain employment within the beauty industry. This course is aimed at learners wishing to further their existing beauty skills in advanced techniques. Not only will you develop existing skills but you will also train in the more specialist areas such as electrotherapy and microdermabrasion. 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.

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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

Intern – PR and Social Media Support, AM+A Marketing and Media Relations


Description of types of tasks to be carried out: AM+A Marketing and Media Relations is an award winning agency working with a wide range of clients from an array of sectors including tourism, lifestyl

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Countryside Management, Cornwall Wildlife Trust – Penwith Landscape Partnership


Description of types of tasks to be carried out: Hedge repair and maintenance Scrub bashing in the autumn/winter Right of Way surveys in the spring Scything/snipping/fixing in the summer (including s

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Student Nursery Nurse, Helitots Day Nursery


Description of types of tasks to be carried out: Playing and observing the children. Engaging with the children in their play Description of key skills and personal competencies required: English a

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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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See More Work Experience Vacancies

Engineering
Sports & Fitness
Military & Protective Services Academy
Agriculture & Countryside Management
Social Care & Health
Motor Vehicle
Accounting
GCSEs & Functional Skills
Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

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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

Expiry date: 31 August 2022

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Falmouth Marine School Further Education Prospectus 2022


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