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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.

  What’s going on

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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University Open Day at Eden Project – June 2021

26 June 2021, 11:00-13:00

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Year 11 Applicant Evening at Cornwall College

29 June 2021, 17:00-19:00

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  Useful information

  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.

University Hub

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

Diploma in Engineering Technologies

Level 2 • 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. This course is all about mastering the essential skills that you’ll need during your engineering career, giving you experience with the very latest technology that is used within the industry. The focus is on developing your knowledge application, experimental and practical engineering techniques. Whilst preparing you to professionally present your findings and demonstrate these essential skills. You will be using cutting edge technology such as virtual welding equipment; practising with the latest high spec. equipment such as welding machines commonly used by coded and specialist welders and wiring electrical panels donated by local employer, containing the latest control and automation components – experiences that prepare you for employment locally, regionally and beyond. The Level 2 course is the perfect opportunity to discover the area of engineering you would like to specialise in, with tutors who will guide you through all of the potential opportunities. 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. Successful completion of this course provides you with essential skills to progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Technology course or the Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Engineering.

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Accounting AAT Foundation Certificate Level 2 (Evening)

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

If you would like to gain an insight into bookkeeping and accountancy and an overall understanding of the underpinning skills required to work in an accounting role and the areas you might wish to specialise in then this is the course for you. The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting is suitable for anyone interested in a new career or developing an existing career. During the AAT Level 2, you will learn finance administrator skills e.g. double entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles, and purchase, sales and general ledgers. You will develop the necessary knowledge and skills to enable you to understand and use a cost recording system within an organisation, including its use for recording or extracting data and using spreadsheets to provide information on budgeted income and expenditure. We also offer this course off-site at St Mellion

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Site Carpentry

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

This course could change your life it’s an active well paid job your after and you want to travel the world. The course will enable you to take your carpentry skills far beyond the usual DIY level and give you an understanding of general building construction along with the part a carpenter plays in the construction of al sorts of buildings. The course will enable you to work confidently in a construction related work place. All of our training takes place in a construction related environment and with carpentry you’ll be working on your own timber frame house either in our large workshops or outside to add a bit more site realism to the course. We have a large range to tools and equipment for you to practice with, you’ll also have access during the course to our wood machine shop to experience the machines we have. Your teaching will be delivered by highly experienced qualified trades people who have many years’ experience of working in the construction industry.

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Beauty Therapy

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

This course is an ideal start if you are thinking about pursuing a career in the beauty therapy industry. You’ll develop a foundation of Beauty Therapy skills in areas such as face and skin analysis, hair removal treatments, manicure, pedicure and make-up, light cured gel polish as well as the principles of practice for Beauty Therapists. You will also gain the basic knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology for beauty therapists.

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