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Enhance Your Trade Skills on Our Practical 10 Week Courses

Starting on Saturday 11th January 2020, Cornwall College will be hosting another series of Saturday Skills Workshops. Perfect for anyone interested in either improving their DIY skills, or for existing trades people who are looking to enhance their careers.

Courses available include; plumbing, furniture making, plastering, brick and blockwork and bench joinery. On successful completion each learner will receive a college certificate.

Designed to meet the needs of both enthusiast and professional, the Saturday Skills Workshops will give you all the necessary knowledge and hands-on experience you need to gain useful new skills.

Each course is 10 weeks duration and costs from just £250. Please enquire for further details.

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“Great course for beginners.  A lot more practical work than I was expecting and the option to progress is great.”
Philip Barrett

“I really enjoyed it, learnt so much. Great to be taught by experienced tradesmen and learning tricks of the trade from him.  Feel confident to leave the course and to skim and render to good standard.  Would thoroughly recommend this course.”
Geoff Hodge

“Brilliant course, I really enjoyed it and learnt do much more than expected.  Good atmosphere and environment to learn in, the teacher was excellent, always offering advice and helping.  Would definitely recommend to anyone and I’m very keen to learn other things now.  It has given me the confidence to go and try different skills.  I’m very pleased that I did the course, its well worth the money.”
Adam Burt

Plastering (inc Rendering)
Introduction to tools and their uses, applying materials to solid backgrounds.Learning techniques inc, skimming and dot & dab, plaster boarding, rendering and patch plaster.
Cost: £350
Duration: 10 weeks
Times: 9:30am – 1:30pm

Traditional Furniture Making
Introduction to basic tools and their uses, tool sharpening and maintenance, correct marking out, cabinet project, cutting various joints by hand inc, Halving, Mortice, Tenon and Dove Tail, clamping, use of adhesives and finishing.
Cost: £250
Duration: 10 weeks
Times: 9:30am – 12:30pm

(If you have a project and require extra materials, these can be purchased from the College subject to availability)

Bench Joinery
Introduction to basic tools and their uses, marking out, cut and assembly, cutting various joints inc, Halving, Mortice, Tenon and Dove Tail, Half Laps and Frankled Joints. Techniques to make window sashes, finishing and treatments.
Cost: £250
Duration: 10 weeks
Times: 9:30am – 12:30pm                                     

Developing Pipework (Plumbing)
Introduction to basic tools and their uses, cutting and soldering copper pipe, how to bend copper pipe, using capillary fittings,  how to replace tap washers and pressure test a system, waste pipe assembly, checking and replacing radiators, how to install a washing machine and more.
Cost £250
Duration: 10 weeks
Times: 9:30am – 12:30pm                              

Brick & Blockwork
Introduction to basic tools and their uses, how to mix mortar correctly, fundamentals of blocklaying gauge, level, plumb and range. How to set out and spot board and stack blocks ready for use, how to spread and roll out mortar, how to build corners, correct measurements, how to build a cavity wall to building designs, how to build a block pillar and use various lintels.
Cost: £250
Duration: 10 weeks
Times: 9:30am – 12:30pm      

All the workshops are held on Saturday’s so as not to interfere with work or other home commitments.

Tiling

Introduction to basic tools and their uses, how to mix adhesive correctly, setting out your tiling to get the best results, suitable types of backgrounds for tiling, cutting and shaping tiles, grouting and finishing. You will gain experience in basic wall and floor tiling and learn from industry professionals to get the tips and best practice to achieve fantastic results.

Cost: £250

Duration: 10 weeks

Times: 9:30am – 12:30pm

“We have really enjoyed our 10 weeks getting a hands-on look at brick and blockwork. The instructors are very helpful and knowledgeable, always happy to help you.  Thank you”.
Dave

“Having never done anything with mortar this was a great opportunity to try something new. For me it was good just to practice techniques before building something for real at home”.
Tony

“The course is very good and I enjoyed and learnt a lot. The instructors are very helpful”.
Bryan

“The course has been hands-on which I have really enjoyed. Basic understanding of brick and blockwork achieved”.
Michael 

“I really enjoyed the course and felt like I learned a lot. Like that you could work on what you wanted rather than it being too structured”.
Matt

“Brilliant course, delivered more than I expected for a short duration course. I have come away with a new skill and appreciation for blockwork. Highly recommended and enjoyable, Simon is a credit to the college”.
Neil

“Best 10 weeks I have had in a very long while, brilliant and informative course with a great deal of satisfaction thrown in for free”.
Ade

“I really enjoyed the course, learned a lot and the teacher described everything really well so that I understood. Very glad I did the course and now feel competent to plaster”.
Dan

“Really good course, clear guidelines and great atmosphere. I feel confident that I can now plaster to a reasonable standard”.
Keith

“Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Extremely competent instructor would recommend it”.
Alex

“Wicked course, learnt all I needed to know and Jim is a very helpful and knowledgeable instructor, recommended”.
Adam

“After unsuccessfully trying to plaster at home, I attended the 10 week plastering programme. I now feel confident to plaster.  Excellent tutoring and plenty of projects to practice on. Good value for money and would recommend to anyone.
Neil

“Brilliant value for money. I now know much more than I did before I started”.
Alex

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“These workshops are extremely popular with both novice and experienced learners. Running these on a Saturday means that people already employed and who are looking to learn new skills to advance their careers can attend and those who simply want to improve their knowledge for DIY projects have the opportunity to join us in a safe and dedicated environment. Over the past couple of years we have built a solid reputation for offering our students really engaging, practical and fun courses, delivered by industry experienced lecturers in our state-of-the-art building, due to the limited amount of places available, each student gets plenty of one-to-one tuition, helping them get the most out of each course ”. Jon Ninnes, Curriculum Lead, Construction West, Cornwall College

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COURSE OFFERINGS

Plastering

Start Date

11-01-2020

Campus

Camborne

Duration

10 weeks

Times

09:30 till 12:30

Days

sat

Extra Information

Introduction to tools and their uses, applying materials to solid backgrounds. Learning techniques inc, skimming and dot & dab, plaster boarding, rendering and patch plaster.


Basic woodworking skills

Start Date

11-01-2020

Campus

Camborne

Duration

10 weeks

Times

09:30 till 12:30

Days

sat

Extra Information

Introduction to basic tools and their uses, How to mark out, cutting and fitting skirting, architraves, internal door linings, how to fit a door and attach a range of ironmongery.


Plumbing

Start Date

11-01-2020

Campus

Camborne

Duration

10 weeks

Times

09:30 till 13:30

Days

sat

Extra Information

Introduction to basic tools and their uses, cutting and soldering copper pipe, how to bend copper pipe, using capillary fittings, how to replace tap washers and pressure test a system, waste pipe assembly, checking and replacing radiators, how to install a washing machine and more.


Brickwork

Start Date

11-01-2020

Campus

Camborne

Duration

10 weeks

Times

09:30 till 12:30

Days

sat

Extra Information

Introduction to basic tools and their uses, how to mix mortar correctly, fundamentals of blocklaying gauge, level, plumb and range. How to set out and spot board and stack blocks ready for use, how to spread and roll out mortar, how to build corners, correct measurements, how to build a cavity wall to building designs, how to build a block pillar and use various lintels.


Tiling

Start Date

11-01-2020

Campus

Camborne

Duration

10 weeks


Brickwork

Start Date

18-04-2020

Campus

Camborne

Duration

10 weeks


Tiling

Start Date

18-04-2020

Campus

Camborne

Duration

10 weeks


Plastering

Start Date

18-04-2020

Campus

Camborne

Duration

10 weeks


Plumbing

Start Date

18-04-2020

Campus

Camborne

Duration

10 week


PROFILE

Neil Blockwork Saturday Skills

Brilliant course, delivered more than I expected for a short duration course. I have come away with a new skill and appreciation for blockwork. Highly recommended and enjoyable, Simon is a credit to the college.


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