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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

Camborne Science & International Academy – Year 11 Information Evening at Camborne campus

19 October 2021, 17:30-19:00

We would like to invite all year 11 students at Camborne 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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Penrice Academy – Year 11 Information Event at St Austell campus

19 October 2021, 17:30-19:00

We would like to invite all year 11 students at Penrice 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

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Taster Day at Cornwall College Newquay

23 October 2021, 10:00-15:30

Cornwall College Newquay is a friendly campus specialising in zoology, marine and surf science and is well-known for high quality teaching and research. Our Taster Days are designed to enable you to see and hear what it is like to be a student with us. We highly recommend that you visit us on one of

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Prepare to Care event at St Austell campus

25 November 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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  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

Understanding Data Protection and Data Security Certificate Certificate

Level 2 • Part-time • Offsite

Anyone who works with personal data needs to understands the laws surrounding it. This fully online NCFE level 2 Certificate in Data Protection and Data Security will provide you with essential knowledge on data protection compliance. The qualification will help to develop your understanding of key data legislation such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act.

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Principles of Dementia Care Certificate

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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Improving Bricklaying Skills

Level 1 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne

This course is for anyone that had successfully completed the ‘Developing Bricklaying’ course. The course includes a recognised qualification where you will demonstrate your skill through formal assessment. It will enable you to carry out larger jobs at home or in the garden or it could be the first stage of progression to your new career.

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Counselling Skills NCFE Certificate

Level 2 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne

If you wish to become a fully qualified counsellor, develop helping skills or if you are simply interested in the field of counselling then the NCFE Counselling Studies at Level 2 is your starting point qualification. You can study with us at our Camborne Campus on a 20 week day course or a 25 week evening course. The day course will be held on Wednesdays 9.30am to 3.30pm and the evening course will held on Mondays from 5.00pm to 8.30pm. The cost is £510 for those who are self-funding however fees are waived for low income applications. We have two intakes in September and March, and all students who successfully complete their courses, from both intakes, will be able to progress to further counselling courses in the following September. The course will introduce you to counselling theory, we will focus on the Person-Centred paradigm as this is the counselling approach which underpins all our counselling training at Cornwall College. You will get the chance to practice counselling skills with your peers and receive feedback from tutor observations. You will also learn about the professional boundaries and ethical standards that counsellors adhere to and the wide ranging opportunities that a career in counselling can offer. Please note, that there is no automatic progression route between our courses. Each qualification requires a rigorous assessment process including an interview, and due to limited places, you may be placed on a waiting list or may not be successful on your first application.

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