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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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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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Open Event at St Austell campus

8 February 2022, 17:00-19:00


Discover our courses, tour our campuses and meet our amazing team at one of our Open Days!  Our Open Event are the first step to finding the perfect college or university course for you. You can hear from our tutors, view our incredible facilities and get your first taste of the career goals we

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Open Event at Camborne campus

8 February 2022, 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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  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

Media Make-up Artistry Advanced Technical Diploma Level 3

Level 3 • Full-time • Cornwall College St Austell


The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Media Make-up Artistry provides you with specialist practical skills and knowledge, equipping you to seek employment or progression within the media make-up industry. It has been specifically designed to develop skills to an advanced level through a variety of techniques. This course is aimed at those who already have experience within the make-up industry or have a Level 2 Certificate/Diploma in Make-up Artistry.

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BTEC National Extended Diploma In Business

Level 3 • Full-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Want to start your own business? Make your ideas happen? Create exciting advertising campaigns? Learn how to manage a team of professionals? You can start developing your career in this sector by studying a Diploma in Business. If you have ever wondered how a business operates in an ever-changing environment then the Diploma in Business is the course for you! It will provide you with an understanding of how marketing, human resources, accounts, operations, sales, project teams, management teams, directors and customer service interlink to achieve business aims and objectives. You’ll be working within the exciting atmosphere of The Creative and Digital Academy, collaborating on a wide range of projects, performances and exhibitions with fellow academics and creatives. Our vibrant and diverse spaces mean you’ll be engaging with musicians, dancers, gamers, filmmakers and actors, all working together to grow the creative and business landscape in Cornwall. ?

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Make-Up Artistry Technical Certificate

Level 2 • Full-time • Cornwall College St Austell


If you would like to work in the theatre, film or television industry as a hair and make-up artist, or run your own make-up business, then our courses will give you the wide range of skills you need from applying simple make-up to more intricate, theatrical make-up. This Level 2 Technical Certificate in Make-up Artistry aims to provide you with a range of essential technical and practical skills and knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the make-up Industry.

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Electrical Installation Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


Do you like a challenge? Are you a practical, hand-on problem solver? If the answer is ‘yes’ to these questions then a fulfilling career in the electrical industry may be for you and the Level 1 in Electrical Installation is the perfect first step to take! You will spend time learning electrical theories in the classroom and then put these into practise in our extensive and dedicated electrical workshop. Cornwall College is proud of its recently created Mezzanine practical workspace, which houses well-stocked working bays featuring industry standard kit for you to put your newfound skills into practise. As a Level 1 student, you will gain a solid understanding of many aspects of the electrical industry, including wiring circuits, health and safety, installation methods, wiring systems, basic testing, renewables and much more. Our team of lecturer’s and course managers are friendly, approachable and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from a wide variety of electrical backgrounds. They will guide and support you on your journey making sure that you get the most out of the course. The Level 1 diploma is all about introducing you to the electrical industry and developing your essential skills. Successful completion of the course can see you move onto our full time Level 2 course to further develop your skills or perhaps an apprenticeship is more your style and is a great alternative. If you are willing to work hard and have the drive, come, join us on the Level 1 Electrical Installation course at Cornwall College, and start to make those dreams a reality!

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