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If you would like to return to study we have a course for you.

Education can unlock so many different worlds, whether you want to gain skills and knowledge to boost your career, change direction or just prove to yourself, yes I can do this.

As an adult returning to education you will have many demands on your time. That is why we offer a range of flexible, part-time and short course programmes. There’s something for everyone, from entry-level all the way to postgraduate study at one of our specialist colleges.

  • Back to basics, we offer maths, English and employability skills to help you get back into training or employment
  • Professional and trade qualifications and apprenticeships to give your career a boost or allow you to try a new direction.
  • Access to higher education diplomas, foundation degrees, honours and masters programmes for anyone wanting university study.
  • And don’t forget our wide range of short leisure courses at a venue near you, if you just want to try something new for fun.

We’re passionate about learning and we want to share that with you. So whatever you’re looking for – whether it’s something different or you’re one of the thousands of people who already enjoy studying with us – we’ve got a course for you.

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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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  Thinking of University?

We offer a wide range of Foundation Degrees, Honours Degrees and postgraduate study. Visit our university hub page here to explore your options.

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Not ready for university?

If you’d like to study for a degree but don’t have the qualifications you need, then an Access to Higher Education course could help. Each year around 50,000 adults study an Access to Higher Education course, which is an ideal stepping stone to a university qualification.

  • The courses are specifically designed for adults looking to return to study
  • The timetable is built to help you balance work, family and other commitments
  • The qualification is widely recognised by UK universities and colleges
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  Featured Courses

Food and Beverage Service Supervision Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Cornwall College St Austell


If you enjoy working front of house and are looking to progress your career to supervisory or management level, our level 3 Food & Beverage Service Supervision course is ideal. You will learn through a combination of practical and theoretical units helping you to develop your supervisory skills in a range of areas including; staff training, customer service, food & beverage combinations, legislation, hospitality events, health & safety and wine preparation. You’ll also be part of one of the best catering college’s in the UK with three Centre’s of Excellence and the only catering college to have two commercial restaurants both awarded AA college Rosettes. We also provide training and partner with many household names including; Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, The Eden Project, River Cottage and more, giving you industry connections to help boost your career.

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Hairdressing Diploma

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


If you are interested in a career in hairdressing, then this course will equip you with the latest skills and know how. This qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills. Therefore, all aspects of hairdressing including cutting, colouring and dressing hair will be studied. The purpose of this qualification is to develop your practical skills to a high level of occupational ability to enable you to perform your own hairdressing services. This course that will include both theory and practical work.

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Introduction To Vehicle Technology

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


Do you love cars? Always have your head under the bonnet, tuning an engine? Want to take that passion and turn it into a career, working with cars day in, day out? Then look no further, because we have the course for you. This introductory course is the perfect starting point if you want a job working with cars but need to develop your literacy and numeracy skills before progressing onto some of our more advanced automotive courses. It’s all about practical learning, with lessons delivered in our fantastic workshop facilities, where you’ll see what life is like in a working garage. You’ll improve your understanding of vehicles and the automotive industry, giving you plenty of experience before you decide what you want to study next. You may want to work in vehicle maintenance and repair, vehicle fitting, or paint and bodywork – whatever takes your interest, this course is the perfect place to start. 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. Because this is an introductory course, you’ll do a little bit of everything when it comes to cars. This will help you prepare for progression onto the Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair diploma. You’ll get a better idea of the career you want when you’re out on the workshop floor, trying different things every day. And if you’re still undecided, your course tutors and our dedicated support team will be there to show you what careers are possible and how you can get your dream job working with cars and vehicles.

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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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