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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 event at St Austell campus

23 September 2021, 10:00-16:00


Cornwall Care Academy are delighted to host this Prepare to Care event to introduce you to the social care sector. This session will give you the opportunity to spend time with our team and find out more about what it is like to have a career in a care setting and the development pathways

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Pool School – Year 11 Information Event at Camborne campus

12 October 2021, 17:00-19:00


We would like to invite you to come and meet the amazing team at our campus and see all of the opportunities on offer at Cornwall College Camborne. With so many opportunities available to students after year 11, it is important that they have the chance to explore all of their options, so they can

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Fowey School – Year 11 Information Event at St Austell campus

12 October 2021, 17:30-19:00


We would like to invite all year 11 students at Fowey School to come and meet the amazing team at our campus and see all of the opportunities on offer at Cornwall College St Austell. With so many opportunities available to students after year 11, it is important that they have the chance to explore

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Hayle School – Year 11 Information Event at Camborne campus

13 October 2021, 17:30-19:00


We would like to invite all year 11 students at Hayle School to come and meet the amazing team at our campus and see all of the opportunities on offer at Cornwall College Camborne. With so many opportunities available to students after year 11, it is important that they have the chance to explore

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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

Creative Media Production Extended Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


If you want to work in television, film, journalism, advertising, radio, or animation then our award-winning media department can help you achieve a bright career. Our former students are now working all over the world as camera operators, film directors and producers on exciting projects such as Star Wars films, American Idol, The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and more. We offer two options for you to start your studies in the media and film industry depending on your GCSE results. Our Level 3 course offers you the choice of university study or successful employment on completion of your course. Our Level 2 course is ideal should your GCSE results not be what you expected, with the option to progress to Level 3. The extended diploma is coursework based, giving you complete creative freedom. It’s all about giving you the practical skills and experience to lead a creative production. You’ll learn about and put to good use a selection of professional equipment; take full advantage of the television and sound studios and great edits using the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite As well as using all this industry-standard equipment as part of your studies, you’ll also take part in visiting lectures explaining their experiences and how they got into the industry; we run several trips each year including events and competitions which will help you discover routes into the creative sector. If you are interested in building a career in the television, film, journalism or advertising industries, our two year Level 3 Creative Media Production course is perfect. You will have a wide variety of projects to complete and you will develop your understanding of camera work, film production, video & photo editing, journalism, animation, and much more. You will also take part in our award winning film school.

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Classic Vehicle Restoration Principles

Level 2 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


Vehicle restoration is a very specialist area, where demand for skilled technicians is high and salaries can be very rewarding. The skills are transferable to other sectors, so you could take your qualification and move into the boat painting industry, where you could work around the world. To become a qualified technician you must complete the Level 1 and 2 qualifications. At Level 2 specialise in vehicle restoration body, paint and accident repair. We offer full Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) training to provide you with the best start in the workplace. If you love restoring classic vehicles this course is ideal for you. This qualification contains a broad spectrum of units to allow you the flexibility to develop your knowledge and skills across a wide range of different disciplines including accident repair techniques. This qualification has been developed by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) in conjunction with the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Club, employers, training providers and IMI Sector Skills Councils.

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Assessing Vocational Achievement City & Guilds Certificate

Level 3 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This course is suitable for practitioners who need to be qualified to use all methods of assessment – i.e. those who will be carrying out the role of an assessor in a work environment and vocationally related situation (i.e. classroom/workshop/simulated environments). You can expect to work closely with at least two learners, through components of their qualification. You will meet with your Course Tutor/Assessor regularly and build a portfolio of evidence. You will also be required to work/liaise with other assessors and internal quality assurance staff at your Assessment Centre. This course will include a 2 day induction plus up to 5 workshop sessions.

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Barbering Diploma

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


If you are interested in a career in barbering, this course will equip you with the latest skills and know how. The course has been developed in partnership with industry professionals to ensure the knowledge you gain is not only relevant and current but will set you apart in the workplace. 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 barber services.

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