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Some of the professional training courses available at Cornwall College Camborne, St Austell and Newquay

Body And Spa Therapy Diploma

Level 3 • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell


If you love promoting the health and wellbeing of others this is the course for you and will be your first step into the spa industry. This course encourages practical learning you will spend a lot of time in our treatment rooms working on clients, learning as you go and perfecting your skills. You will be learning non-medical treatments which improve the overall health of the body. You will learn the technical skills to enable you to work in the spa industry and how to work effectively with colleagues and clients. This course will support you in the promotion of selling products and services as well as maintaining health and wellbeing. You will develop skills in body massage, pre-blended aromatherapy massage, Indian head massage, tanning (spray and manual), hot stone massage, body wrap treatments and how to monitor and maintain spa equipment. These skills will give you the ability to work in a rapidly growing industry. We have a working salon with reception area for client to wait for appointments and relax after treatments, they also have the opportunity to purchase products through therapist recommendation. As this is a level 3 qualification by the end of your course you should feel confident to either progress onto another course within Cornwall college or head straight into industry whether that is within a spa, salon, health clinic or being self-employed. This course will provide you with the necessary?skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to progress onto other industry courses or straight into industry. During you time with us at college we will also hope to take you into industry so you can see and experience for yourself different career options.

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NCFE L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

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


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 15 week day course or a 20 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 February/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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Foundation Learning Works Pathway: Work-related Studies

Level 1 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


Interested in work? FL Works has a very clear focus to prepare you for employment. You may study this pathway in two stages. Pathway to Employment Stage 1 (getting work ready) and Pathway to Employment Stage 2 (Supported Internship).? Work Related Studies Level 1: If you are not quite ready to enter the world of work, but would like to develop your employability skills this course is ideal. You will learn core employability skills through activities that develop your communication and teamwork.? The course involves three days in College; one of which will be an internal work placement, and two days in the classroom.? Our vision is to support you to be INDEPENDENT, CONFIDENT AND RESILIENT so that you are well-prepared to engage with the wider community. The Pathway 2 Employment course and experiences within it, will most certainly help you to develop in these areas, working towards your chosen aspiration.?

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CAD Level 1 AutoCAD

Level 1 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This course will give the learner an introduction to drawing in a virtual environment and how to manipulate their drawings in order to produce working drawings that can be used in industry. The course will teach them the tools to create and edit their designs and parts in order to create finished components in 3 dimensions and in 2 dimensional drawings to an industry standard.

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NCFE CACHE Extended Diploma In Health And Social Care

Level 2 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


If you want to make a positive difference to someone’s life by contributing to their health, happiness and wellbeing then a career in Health and Social Care is the choice for you. The Level 2 course will allow you to gain an applied knowledge of the health and social care sector and will develop your knowledge and understanding of key areas relating to current practice. You will need good communication skills and a passion to support individuals to live a more independent and fulfilling life. The course aims to help you enhance the skills you already possess and develop others such as the ability to treat people with dignity, empathy and excellent time management. Studying the course will introduce you to some of the practices being used within health and social care settings such as hospitals, care homes and children’s centres. This will include person-centred care, infection prevention and communication strategies and could be developed in the classroom, equipped clinical room or work placement. As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in health and social care, this qualification is ideal for students who want to achieve a nationally recognised qualification and aspire to achieve a career working in the health and social care sector.

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Professional Cookery Diploma

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


The Level 2 Professional Cookery is aimed at learners that are looking to start a career in the Hospitality and Catering industry. If you want to work in a fast-paced, action-packed and creative industry then look no further than a career in catering. The opportunities for career progression in this industry are some of the best. From commis chef to sous chef, all the way up to head chef, if you are willing to put in the hard work you could be running your own kitchen in a few years’ time. As a nationally recognised Centre of Excellence in three disciplines, and AA Highly Commended College Rosette Restaurant winner, there really is nowhere better to study catering and hospitality. You will start your catering studies on our Level 2 course depending on your GCSE results and skills test. From here, you can then progress on to our Professional Cookery Diploma Level 3. Our specialist professional chef courses are available for those who would like to take their studies further and have the relevant Level 2 and 3 qualifications.

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YMCA Award In Instructing Kettlebell Training Sessions

Level 2 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This qualification is specifically for learners holding a Level 2 qualification in Gym Instruction or equivalent or Level 3 Personal Trainers who are aspiring to acquire the additional knowledge and competencies required to plan and deliver safe and effective kettlebell exercises and training sessions. This course will develop your career on an employed or self-employed basis, and will allow you to add kettlebell exercises to your client’s workouts in just two-days! This qualification is endorsed by The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). This course combines elements of both practical and theoretical learning where you will have the opportunity to apply the theory of kettlebell training in our on-campus sports hall, fully equipped gym and outdoor kettlebell training on one of our many green outdoor areas or 3G pitch. Our industry-experienced lecturers are all fully qualified and practicing professionals themselves and will guide you every step of the way, enabling you to deliver quality kettlebell training exercises within your classes or PT sessions. You’ll be learning everything industry requires. In essence, you’ll be developing all of the essential skills you need to become a Kettlebell Training Instructor. Our highly-skilled and motivated staff have a wealth of knowledge and experience and are here to give you the very best advice and guidance.

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Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


If you can’t get enough of cars and have your sights set on becoming a mechanic, then this is the course for you and will be your first step in a career in automotive engineering. The first thing you’ll notice about this course is that it’s about practical learning – you’ll be spending a lot of time in our workshop, learning by doing as you work on a range of cars and vehicles. You’ll be looking at everything: engines, tyres, brakes, steering, suspension, transmission, and electronics. Basically, if it’s in a car, you’ll be studying it and developing all of the essential skills you need as a mechanic, carrying out maintenance and repair activities as you progress through the course. Our workshop features industry-standard equipment and kit, exactly like a working garage. We also have a strong partnership with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), so employers know an automotive qualification from The Cornwall College Group means you have the very best skills as a mechanic or technician. So, if you’re a bit of a petrol head and want a career working with cars and vehicles, this is the best place to start. As a Level 1 course, this diploma is all about introducing you to the automotive industry and developing your essential skills. You’ll be learning from experienced automotive professionals and mechanics, who are there to give you the very best start to your career.

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Introducing Caring for Children and Young People NCFE Certificate (Online)

Level 2 • Distance Learning • Cornwall College St Austell


We all know how important it is for children and young people to be safe and well cared for. Unfortunately, some children are at risk of abuse and exploitation. If you’re involved in caring for children and you want to help those affected by these issues, our level 2 certificate in Caring for Children and Young People can help you gain the skills you need. You will learn about protecting children in a babysitting environment, including how to prevent accidents and fire safety skills. The course also covers key skills about parenting, including parents’ rights and responsibilities and information about healthy lifestyles.

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English Language GCSE

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


GCSE English Language is a very important qualification for your future employment and progression. Most employers and universities still require you to have a Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language to apply for a place.

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Digital Skills For Work (Business) Certificate

Level 2 • Part-time • Offsite


Almost all businesses today use digital technology. For many roles, you need to understand how to use digital skills to help the business thrive. With our NCFE level 2 Digital Skills for Work qualification, you willl learn how to apply digital skills more effectively in a business setting. You will learn how to identify sources of information to meet business needs, how to collect and store important data the right way, and how to use online meeting technology to collaborate with others.

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CAD level 1 SolidWorks

Level 1 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This course will give the learner an introduction to drawing in a virtual environment and how to manipulate their drawings in order to produce working drawings that can be used in industry. The course will teach them the tools to create and edit their designs and parts in order to create finished components in 3 dimensions and in 2 dimensional drawings to an industry standard.

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Diploma in Sport

Level 2 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


If you love sport and fitness, this is the course for you! You will develop your skills and knowledge in the sports health and fitness sector. This is your first step to becoming a sports coach, PE teacher or fitness instructor! The first thing you’ll notice about this course is that it’s about both practical and theoretical learning – you’ll be spending a lot of time in our on-campus sports hall, a fully equipped gym and 3G pitch. You’ll be looking at everything: strength & conditioning techniques, sporting skills and the beginnings of tactical awareness, along with teamwork and leadership. In addition, you will be carrying out your very own personal fitness plan as you progress through the course. In essence, you’ll be developing all of the essential skills you need to start your journey towards a career in sport, health and fitness. Cornwall College has a selection of college sports teams, which regularly train and compete at a participatory and competitive level. A large selection of enrichment activities are also available, including table tennis, badminton, recreational football, basketball and circuit training. We have excellent links with local employers and sports clubs, providing amazing work experience and volunteering opportunities. Many of our students have gone on to employment further afield or abroad. As a Level 2 course, this diploma is all about introducing you to everything from the theory behind how the body works, to the practical steps needed to plan and coach your very own sport/fitness session. Our highly-skilled and motivated staff have a wealth of knowledge and experience in sport, health and fitness. They are there to give you the very best start to your career.

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Creative Craft – Your Road to Wellbeing

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


On this course you will be able to develop your creative skills by working on a project of your choice with the help and support of the tutor. This could be anything from still life drawing and painting, sketching, perspective drawing, textiles, crochet, sewing machine techniques, card making, water colours and photography. 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 suffers from or who is recovering from mental ill health. 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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English for Speakers of Other Languages

Entry Level • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


ESOL Skills for Life qualifications support speakers of other languages based within the UK to develop their English language skills for work, further learning or everyday life. ESOL is an acronym that stands for English for Speakers of Other Languages. The courses are made up of three units – Reading, Writing, and Speaking and Listening – and based on the Adult ESOL Core Curriculum. Courses are aimed to cover the ability to: • speak, listen and respond • read and comprehend • write to communicate These qualifications are intended for anyone based in the UK needing to improve their understanding and use of written or spoken English. This might be to help get on at work (or get a job), prepare for further study, access public services, or just to function more effectively in an English-speaking environment. We offer this course from Entry Level 1 to Level 2

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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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