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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

Foundation Learning Information Event at Cornwall College

13 May 2021, 17:00-19:00

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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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  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

Travel & Tourism Diploma – St Austell

Level 2 • Full-time • Cornwall College St Austell

Do you dream of working overseas as a resort rep, cabin crew member, a stewardship onboard a cruise ship or perhaps being a local tour guide? Just to mention a few! If so, this is the course for you! Delivered at Cornwall College St Austell, our qualification consists of a range of units that enable you to learn, develop and practice skills required for employment. These include holiday parks, tour operator companies, travel agencies, tourist information centres, tourist attractions, cruise line companies, conference events organisations and airlines. Learners studying with us have the opportunity to take overseas trips as well as UK city and coastal breaks. Destinations we’ve travelled to before include Paris, New York, Barcelona, London and many locations within the UK. We are focused on our learners having real-life experiences and seeing the industry for themselves; therefore, we provide our learners with many days-trips throughout the academic year. Recent day trips-include Tintagel, Wadebridge, Padstow, Mevagissey, St Ives, Plymouth, Exeter and many more. Learners take part in different events, including the Padstow Christmas Festival. Here at Cornwall College St Austell, we develop your interpersonal skills, confidence, self-esteem to enable you to deliver excellent customer service, making you more employable and ready for the workplace. Some of the units we deliver include International Travel and Tourism Destinations, Factors Affecting Worldwide Travel and Tourism, The Development of Travel and Tourism in the UK, The UK Travel and Tourism Sector, Delivering the Travel and Tourism Customer Experience, Overseas Holiday Operations, Holiday Representatives and The Cruise Industry. Follow our Travel and Tourism Facebook page to see what you could be doing on this course: Cornwall College St Austell Travel and Tourism

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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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Sports Massage Level 4

Level 4 • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell

The VTCT level 4 certificate in Sports Massage Therapy will prepare you for a career as a sports massage practitioner working with injured clients. The elements that make up the course include detailed subjective and objective assessment to differentially diagnose the injury the client may be suffering from. You will learn advanced massage techniques to prevent and manage injury and different treatment modalities and exercises used to support the rehabilitation process. Once you have learnt the fundamentals from our industry experienced lecturers you will put theory into practice when we open our sports therapy clinic to members of the public. This will give you the opportunity to expand your experience of working with different injuries to enhance your learning. This qualification is recognised by the UK’s leading professional body the Sports Massage Association. We set you up to be ready to affiliate with the professional body by supporting you gain 50 hours of professional practice both during your lesson time and working on clients in your own time.

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Supporting Teaching And Learning

Level 2 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne

The Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning has been designed to provide you with an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school or college environments. This course covers a wide range of areas including children and young people’s positive behaviour and communication and professional relationships.

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