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Some of the 300+ professional training & leisure courses available

Welding Skills – ARC/MIG (Evening)

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This course is perfect if you are a complete beginner or have limited welding knowledge. Ideal if you want to learn a new skill, if you are creative, if you want to repair your own car or even a garden gate. On this course you will learn a basic understanding of the different Welding processes used in industry and at home. Gaining a basic understanding of Manual Metal ARC welding (stick) and Metal Arc Gas Shielded (MIG), covering Flat and H/V single weld beads, re-joining of runs, welding outside corner joints, Butt welds and horizontal/vertical fillet welds on 3-6mm thick plate. The MIG/Mags welding section will cover the setting-up of the machine (gas, volts and wire speed etc) for correct operation to deposit welds in the horizontal/vertical and Flat welding positions, material thickness 1-6mm. ” You will require fire resistant overalls and steel toe capped boots/shoes for this course. Also due to Health and Safety guidelines we would recommend that you wear glasses instead of contact lenses if you require them. This course runs on a Wednesday evening from 6.00pm to 8.00pm for 8 weeks. Venue:- Cornwall College Camborne Trevenson Road Pool Redruth TR15 3RD Contact Information – 01209 617517 or email technologycurriculumsupport@cornwall.ac.uk

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Principles of Dementia Care Certificate (Online)

Level 2 • Distance Learning • Cornwall College St Austell


Dementia is one of the main causes of disability in later life, and cases are rising – by 2051, it’s expected that two million people in the UK will have dementia. If you work with people with dementia, it’s important that you understand the condition and know how to provide the best possible care for each individual. In our level 2 Principles of Dementia Care course, you will learn all about approaches to dementia care. You’ll gain insight into how dementia affects the way people behave and interact, as well as how best to communicate with people who have dementia.

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Practical Horticulture – City & Guilds Level 1

Level 1 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This course is run at CROP Gardens, Plymouth, a horticultural site managed by Livewell. This is an accredited course focussing upon the fundamental practical skills in horticulture, you will be able to learn skills such as planting out, preparing ground, pruning, using a mower, maintaining turf or constructing a path. There are various plots and poly-tunnels and you will have the opportunity to plant, propagate and grow a variety of plants and produce. Your Road to Wellbeing courses are relaxed and informal, enabling you to improve your wellbeing and mental health whilst building your self-confidence and a great way to make friends. Our courses run one day per week, over 10 to 13 weeks per term. This is a one year course starting in September each year. An award, certificate or diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills is for young people (16+) and adults getting started in the horticulture industry. You don’t need any previous experience or a current work placement.

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Introduction to Plumbing Skills

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Come and join our skillful team here at Cornwall College, This short intensive course is ideal for those of you who want some basic introductory plumbing skills. It is ideal for individuals who want to gain an insight into plumbing, maybe with a view to progressing further and achieving qualifications.

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Occupational Work Supervision Level 3 (OSAT)

Level 3 • Distance Learning • Cornwall College Camborne


Are you working in the construction industry but do not have a NVQ qualification in your specialist trade? If so On Site Assessment & Training (OSAT) is your route to gaining recognition for the skills that you possess. OSAT allows you to continue working full time on site with no college attendance needed. A specialist assessor will work with you in the workplace to guide you through your qualification ensuring you know exactly what to do to successfully complete your NVQ qualification. Completing the level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction) OSAT will make you eligible to apply for a CSCS Gold Supervisory Card. This qualification is aimed at experienced workers in a technical, managerial or supervisory role (e.g. foreman) who are seeking to develop their competence and improve their skills and knowledge. ‘Completing an OSAT was ideal for me. My assessor was really helpful making sure I knew exactly what to do. Completing my NVQ means I have finally gained my trade qualification.’ Kevin Dunbavin, NVQ 2 (OSAT) Plastering

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Introduction to Turning

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This introduction to Turning course will teach you to how to select, mount and use work holding equipment along with the types and applications in cutting tools used in turning operations.

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Clothes Making (Evening)

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


Come and develop new skills with an experienced tutor using your own pattern, fabric and sewing kit to make a garment of your choice. You will need a sewing pattern of your choice and all the materials needed to make your chosen item. You will also need a general sewing kit, to include tape measure, pins, needles, thread and scissors. Please bring with you any of these items that you already have and advice on these and what else you will need will be given to you at the first class by the tutor. You will need to bring your own sewing machine with you on this course. This course runs on a Monday evening from 6.30pm to 8.30pm for 5 weeks. Venue:- Cornwall College Camborne Trevenson Road Pool Redruth TR15 3RD

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Introduction to Sports Nutrition

No Qualification • Distance Learning • Cornwall College Camborne


Food is a fuel and our bodies can’t function properly without it. In order to be successful, athletes need to eat strict diets which provide optimum nutrition. However, with so many conflicting ideas about what constitutes a nutritious diet, its often hard to know what’s right. This is why this course has been designed to teach students all they need to know about sports nutrition!

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Creative Art – Your Road to Wellbeing

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


This course will focused on the wellbeing of making – Led by The Creative Gym founder and tutor Nicky Harwood. You will be able to access a variety of techniques and learn skills such as printing, macramé, lino printing, weaving and watercolour painting. The tutor will give you guidance to achieve your goals and you can adapt them to make your own creations. Your road to wellbeing courses are relaxed and informal, enabling you to improve your wellbeing and mental health, building your self-confidence, and a great way to make friends. Our courses are for anyone aged 19 plus who is experiencing or recovering from mental illness. Our courses run one day per week, over 10 to 13 weeks per term. If you miss the start of the course don’t worry, you can join the courses at any time.

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Manual Metal Arc Welding Skills EMTA Award

Level 1 • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Introductory welding skills in MMA. This qualification will teach you the fundamental underpinning knowledge, relevant to your chosen welding process including, safety, use of equipment and choice on consumables. Your will learn how to set the welding parameters and electrical conditions, relevant to the welding process required and material to be joined. Furthermore you will develop the practical skills required to safely produce five practical welding tests in the flat horizontal/vertical positions.

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Stone Therapy Massage

Level 3 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This is a part time course in Stone Therapy Massage. It is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in how to provide the relaxing and stress relieving treatment of massage including the skills of using hot and cold stones to massage. To carry out this unit the learner will also cover health, safety and hygiene procedures. The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in providing massage treatments to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to provide your own services for clients

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Access to Nursing, Health and Social Care

Level 3 • Full-time • Cornwall College St Austell


A fast-track, academic Level 3 course in Nursing, Health and Social Care starting in January 2022. This course is for adults which, once completed will provide learners with the entry requirements to progress onto a university degree or Higher Apprenticeship in healthcare. This is an opportunity to complete a 60 credit Diploma in 22 weeks instead of 35. The Access to HE Diploma is validated by the Cmbridge Access Validating Agency which is licensed by the QAA.

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NVQ Level 4 Construction Site Supervision (Residential Development) OSAT

Level 4 • Distance Learning • Cornwall College Camborne


Are you working in the construction industry but do not have a NVQ qualification in your specialist trade? If so On Site Assessment & Training (OSAT) is your route to gaining recognition for the skills that you possess. OSAT allows you to continue working full time on site with no college attendance needed. A specialist assessor will work with you in the workplace to guide you through your qualification ensuring you know exactly what to do to successfully complete your NVQ qualification. Completing the level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision OSAT will make you eligible to apply for a CSCS Black Senior Manager Card. This qualification is aimed at experienced workers in a technical, managerial or supervisory role (e.g. foreman) who are seeking to develop their competence and improve their skills and knowledge. ‘Completing an OSAT was ideal for me. My assessor was really helpful making sure I knew exactly what to do. Completing my NVQ means I have finally gained my trade qualification.’ Kevin Dunbavin, NVQ 2 (OSAT) Plastering

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Diploma in Engineering Technologies

Level 3 • 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. If the world of engineering does fascinate you, then this is the perfect course for you. The focus is on developing your knowledge application, experimental, research and practical engineering techniques. Whilst preparing you to professionally present your findings and demonstrate these essential skills. You’ll be using industry-standard technology as you work on exciting practical projects, studying a diverse range of engineering areas such as fabrication and welding, machining, electrical, maintenance, manufacturing. You will cover content including pneumatics and hydraulics, welding techniques, manufacturing processes, electrical systems (industry motors and drives), PLCs, steam and refrigeration systems, it’s the perfect start to a career in engineering. Engineering at level 3 comes with a considerable academic content preparing you for a potential future at a University; as well as the expected maths and science there will be units covering project management, design, engineering drawing, business and quality systems; arming you with an academic background to take on any challenge. 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. This course is offered at both Cornwall College St Austell and Cornall College Camborne. Our Camborne workshop features industry-standard equipment and kit. We have strong links with Pendennis and A&P ship yards and train all their apprentices and also PALL and SERCO for aero, so employers know an engineering qualification from The Cornwall College Group means you will start off in your career with the very best skills for an incredible journey in engineering.

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Introduction to Bricklaying Skills

Level 1 • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell


This introduction course is best suited anyone that is new to bricklaying. This course gives you the basics of bricklaying and the best start to produce basic brick and block walls to a good standard. On completion of the ‘Introduction to Bricklaying’ you will be able to construct simple stretcher bond walls and quoins.

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Cooking on a budget

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Come and join our expert chefs here at Cornwall Colleges Hospitality and Catering department and discover some of the transferable skills of cookery. During these difficult times, there is no better way to save money than to understand how you can cook for yourself or your family on a budget, making the most of you weekly supermarket shop.

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