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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

Prepare to Care – Introduction Infection Prevention and Control

18 March 2021, 11:00-13:00

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Virtual Access to HE Open Event at Cornwall College Camborne

20 March 2021, 10:00-12:00

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Virtual Twilight Taster Evening at Cornwall College St Austell

23 March 2021, 17:00-19:00

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Virtual Twilight Taster Evening at Cornwall College Camborne

23 March 2021, 17:00-19:00

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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.

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

Bench Joinery Diploma

Level 3 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne

This course will give you opportunities for work both locally and if you want to travel the world. The course will enable you to take your Joinery skills far beyond the level 2 and give you a more advanced understanding of building construction along with the part a Bench Joiner plays in the manufacture of building components and how they fit into the construction of all sorts of buildings. The course will enable you to work confidently in a Joinery workshop. All of our training takes place in our state of the art joinery workshop to add a bit more work realism to the course that reflects the equipment available in industry. 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 trade’s people who have many years’ experience of working in the construction industry as bench joiners.

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Bricklaying Diploma

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

Become an essential part of the construction industry. Bricklayers are responsible for setting out buildings using blocks, bricks and mortar in accordance with approved construction plans. Bricklayers also build and repair walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative work such as archways. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. This is an ideal one-year introduction to learning more about trowel trades in the construction industry, ideal if you have no prior knowledge or understanding of the trade. To work on a construction site you need to have a Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) card, which covers essential health and safety, however if you wish to earn more than a labourer, gaining a technical skills qualification will provide you with a great start to a career. You can train full-time with us for up to three years with the option to move in to an apprenticeship at any time. We also offer a Level 1 qualification to get you started if you do not meet these entry requirements. You can expect to work with time served industry specialists to hone your skill in bricklaying in our dedicated facilities. You will have your chance to show off your skill through a number of small assessments to gain your overall qualification.

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Military and Protective Services

Level 2 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne

If you are passionate about a career in the Armed Forces or Emergency Services and would love a job where everyday matters, then taking a step in the right direction on our Military and Protective Services course is the right choice for you. The first thing you’ll notice about this course is that it’s about practical learning, physical fitness, mental resilience and career exploration – you’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors exploring our amazing campus and excellent facilities. You’ll be exposed to a wide range of Uniformed Services employers and experience life in uniform daily at college and during your visits to numerous armed forces and emergency services training establishments. Our training wing features industry-standard equipment and a disciplined environment, exactly like an initial phase one training establishment. We have a strong collaborative relationship with the Royal Marines, British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Police, Fire Service, Prison Services and Private Security organisations. Employers recognise a qualification from The Cornwall College Group means you have had the very best physical, mental and academic preparation. We will coach and mentor you through your bespoke career destination and application process, ensuring that you are confident and ready to enter the services on completion of our courses. So, if you’re up for a challenge and want a career working in a uniformed service, this course will provide the ultimate preparation experience. As a Level 2 course, this diploma is all about introducing you to the uniformed services industry and developing your essential skills. You’ll be learning from highly experienced armed forces and emergency services professionals, who are there to give you the very best start to your career. Completion of our level 2 will enable progression onto our flagship level 3 service preparation course. As a Level 2 course, this diploma is all about introducing you to the uniformed services industry and developing your essential skills. You’ll be learning from highly experienced armed forces and emergency services professionals, who are there to give you the very best start to your career. Completion of our level 2 will enable progression onto our flagship level 3 service preparation course

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Art and Design Diploma

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

Do you love Art or Design? Are you an inventive, creative person? Would you like to broaden your skills and learn how to develop your ideas, so that you could one day earn a living from your creativity? This course is perfect for students who like to study in a practical, hands-on way. You will explore a wide range of materials, processes and technical skills, as well as developing good study skills, communication skills, employability skills and self-confidence. The qualification is structured to provide time for gallery visits, collaborative projects and work experience, alongside regular sketchbook work, contextual studies, specialist workshops and portfolio building. The timetable also allows you to study for your Maths and English GCSE’s should you need to. The course begins with fun projects and a variety of skills workshops that are taught to the whole group. Over time you will be able to steer projects to be themed to your own interests or chosen art or design specialism. You will soon become a more independent learner who is able to come up with original ideas, write your own project proposals, develop sketchbook pages and create finished pieces that you are proud of. If you choose to study at our St Austell campus you will work as part of The Creative and Digital Academy, collaborating on a wide range of projects, performances and exhibitions with fellow creativity. Our vibrant and diverse spaces mean you’ll be engaging with musicians, dancers, gamers, filmmakers and actors, all working together to grow the creative landscape in Cornwall. If you choose to study at our Camborne campus you will be based in our bright and spacious art studio. Developing your creativity in a friendly and inspiring place, where students are encouraged to experiment freely, to express their individuality, to try out new ways of working and to broaden their ideas through slide-shows, discussions and research.

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