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FdSc Wildlife Education & Media

Level 5 • Full-time • Wildlife Conservation & Zoology department


Take a look at your smart phone, your tablet, your laptop, your computer. In your hand, under your fingers, is the final result of mathematical theory, engineering know-how, scientific understanding and technological inspiration. It is fused with design and art so it appeals to your sense of aesthetic and to your emotions. It allows you to be creative. So should a degree course. Single subject courses made sense in the twentieth century but in the twenty-first, life, employment, is a lot more complex and inter-disciplinary. Global problems require an ability to understand a range of subjects and combine them to propose global solutions. This is the case for conservation. Understanding the conservation science is one thing but explaining the issues and proposing the solutions to the general public is quite another. Most conservation science jobs require these skills: educators in zoos, aquariums and nature reserves, science journalists, wildlife media creators, wildlife guides, wildlife campaign managers, project coordinators, fundraisers for charities. The FdSc Wildlife Education and Media course does just that. It teaches you the zoological conservation science that makes you a conservation scientist but it also provides skills in educating a range of audiences, both in person and through a range of media. It is a theoretical course but it is also a practical and applied course: Pop-Up Nature Centres, British Science Week activity, interpretation development, storytelling, writing journalistic copy, producing films and podcasts. You don’t just learn but do. Employers like that and this is why this small course has been successful in getting graduates into jobs, especially if you complete the one-year top-up in BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology. You produce a portfolio to evidence your skills. You learn industry standard software. We guide you to become more employable. Other skills and knowledge you’ll gain include: • Learning subjects like ecology, zoology, biodiversity, evolution, animal behaviour and species/habitat conservation • Developing environmental interpretation for use by the public • Learning how to teach through running our dedicated pop-up nature centre • Planning and running an educational event for British Science Week • Learning how to use digital cameras for wildlife photography/film-making and industry-standard specialist software for media creation • Developing independent research skills in a second year project in conservation science, education and/or media. The course can be carried out on a full time basis, which is two years at our Newquay campus adjacent to Newquay Zoo, or on a part time basis over 3 or 4 years, where you will be infilled with full time students. During the course you will have the opportunity to visit various science communication centres and also to gain first-hand experience of teaching in the classroom. Overseas field work: The college also organises trips further afield, at your own cost. These trips are a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and practise your skills learnt at the college. They could also be considered highly valuable if you are looking to pursue a career in ecotourism, as a wildlife tour guide. Past trips have visited the forests of Borneo, the reefs of Egypt, nature reserves in Portugal and the beautiful island of Mull in the Inner Hebrides. More recently, we have run fantastic trips to the Kruger National Park in South Africa and to the cloud forests and coral reefs of Honduras. Both of these trips offer great opportunities for a wildlife educator or a wildlife media creator to practice what you have learned in the class room. This course is also available with Science Gateway, perfect for you if you would like to study any of the science-based Foundation Degrees (FdSc) we offer, but don’t have the right qualifications or grades to do so.

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FdSc Wildlife Education & Media

Level 5 • Part-time • Wildlife Conservation & Zoology department


Take a look at your smart phone, your tablet, your laptop, your computer. In your hand, under your fingers, is the final result of mathematical theory, engineering know-how, scientific understanding and technological inspiration. It is fused with design and art so it appeals to your sense of aesthetic and to your emotions. It allows you to be creative. So should a degree course. Single subject courses made sense in the twentieth century but in the twenty-first, life, employment, is a lot more complex and inter-disciplinary. Global problems require an ability to understand a range of subjects and combine them to propose global solutions. This is the case for conservation. Understanding the conservation science is one thing but explaining the issues and proposing the solutions to the general public is quite another. Most conservation science jobs require these skills: educators in zoos, aquariums and nature reserves, science journalists, wildlife media creators, wildlife guides, wildlife campaign managers, project coordinators, fundraisers for charities. The FdSc Wildlife Education and Media course does just that. It teaches you the zoological conservation science that makes you a conservation scientist but it also provides skills in educating a range of audiences, both in person and through a range of media. It is a theoretical course but it is also a practical and applied course: Pop-Up Nature Centres, British Science Week activity, interpretation development, storytelling, writing journalistic copy, producing films and podcasts. You don’t just learn but do. Employers like that and this is why this small course has been successful in getting graduates into jobs, especially if you complete the one-year top-up in BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology. You produce a portfolio to evidence your skills. You learn industry standard software. We guide you to become more employable. Other skills and knowledge you’ll gain include: • Learning subjects like ecology, zoology, biodiversity, evolution, animal behaviour and species/habitat conservation • Developing environmental interpretation for use by the public • Learning how to teach through running our dedicated pop-up nature centre • Planning and running an educational event for British Science Week • Learning how to use digital cameras for wildlife photography/film-making and industry-standard specialist software for media creation • Developing independent research skills in a second year project in conservation science, education and/or media. The course can be carried out on a full time basis, which is two years at our Newquay campus adjacent to Newquay Zoo, or on a part time basis over 3 or 4 years, where you will be infilled with full time students. During the course you will have the opportunity to visit various science communication centres and also to gain first-hand experience of teaching in the classroom. Overseas field work The college also organises trips further afield, at your own cost. These trips are a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and practise your skills learnt at the college. They could also be considered highly valuable if you are looking to pursue a career in ecotourism, as a wildlife tour guide. Past trips have visited the forests of Borneo, the reefs of Egypt, nature reserves in Portugal and the beautiful island of Mull in the Inner Hebrides. More recently, we have run fantastic trips to the Kruger National Park in South Africa and to the cloud forests and coral reefs of Honduras. Both of these trips offer great opportunities for a wildlife educator or a wildlife media creator to practice what you have learned in the class room.

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Professional Cookery Advanced Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Catering department


This course is suitable for those who have successfully completed a level 2 qualification in professional cookery or an equivalent qualification. It is a practical course that will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge to work across a variety of sectors in the catering and food service industries, from event catering to fine dining restaurants. The course will enable you to develop skills in the preparation and cooking of complex meat, poultry, fish, hot and cold sauces, vegetables and salads. Level 3 will help you develop and refine your essential skills, building on your culinary foundations to take your cookery to a higher level with more complex techniques and dishes. You will also study the nutritional values of foods and ingredients, management and supervisory skills, successful kitchen management and how to store, prepare and cook food safely. The qualification enables learners to develop knowledge, understanding and skills essential for working in a food environment and working with others, improving their own performance. 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. This course is ideal if: You wish to study “Kitchen & Larder” and develop your practical skills in butchery and fish preparation, and learn how to cook and finish a number of complex dishes using meat, fish and shellfish, as well as vegetarian dishes. Or You wish to study “Patisserie and Confectionery” and develop your patisserie and bakery skills in hot desserts, cold sweets, breads, chocolate work, royal icing and artisan breads.

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Foundation Learning Works Pathway: Pathway 2 Employment (to become work ready) Stage 1

Level 1 • Full-time • Foundation Learning department


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).? Pathway to Employment Stage 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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Foundation Learning Independence Pathway: Personal Progress Towards Independence

Entry Level • Full-time • Foundation Learning department


This course is part of our FL Independence pathway, and is aimed to develop your independence. This is achieved through knowledge and skills that will support your transition to adulthood, with a clear focus on developing your personal progress in this area.? On this pathway you will work towards individual personal targets linked to different areas of independence, which may include: Learning to travel by bus or train; Independent living at home, e.g. basic home cooking skills or keeping the home clean and tidy; Independent living in the community, which may include learning to go shopping or going to a restaurant; Personal development, such as learning to keep safe and the importance of staying healthy. We will work with you, your parents and carers in designing your programme of study, setting your targets and assessing progress inside and outside of College. 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 Personal Progress Towards Independence course is a great way to develop in all of these areas.

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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Technical Certificate in Health and Social Care

Level 3 • Full-time • Social Care & Health department


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. This Level 3 Health and Social Care course is an exciting new way to develop the skills and competencies needed for a career in the Health and Social Care field. The course provides in-depth study and training for anyone interested in a career in the Health services or Social Care field and 2 days per week in a range of health and social care settings, with Cornwall Care. It also provides the theory and experience, which will be invaluable for progression into higher education, such as a nursing degree or into employment in the health sector as a practitioner in a variety of settings. You will also have opportunities to develop effective communication techniques as well as a range of practical skills, which are vital to work and progress in this field. There are specialist units that enhance the generic health and social care core subjects, such as mental health issues, psychology and health promotion. Completion of the Care Certificate will form part of this study programme. You will study 3 days per week at the new Cornwall Care training academy at Cornwall College’s St Austell campus and 2 days per week in a range of health and social care settings, with Cornwall Care. You will gain UCAS tariff points that will allow you to progress to university to study degrees such as midwifery, social work, teaching, care management, nursing or other care related subjects.

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Foundation Learning Skills Pathway: Skills Towards Vocational Studies

Entry Level • Full-time • Foundation Learning department


This course is part of the FL Skills pathway. FL Skills aims to develop and prepare you for future studies or work, through a blend of classroom-based and practical sessions. You will have the opportunity to explore a range of vocational options, develop your skills and have an invaluable opportunity to explore career options, taking part in careers week. This Pathway is offered at different campuses. The vocational options on offer are specific to the campus you choose to study at, and use specialists to deliver where required. 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 Skills towards Vocational Studies Entry 3 course will give you a range of opportunities and experiences to inform your future steps.

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YMCA Award In Instructing Kettlebell Training Sessions

Level 2 • Part-time • Sports & Fitness department


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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Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship – Light Vehicle

Level 3 • Work-based • Motor Vehicle department


If you want to make it to the top of the car industry, if you’re going to be one of the very best automotive engineers out there, then look no further than this course. Written by employers within the automotive retail industry, the Motor Vehicle Service & Maintenance Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard is suitable for aspiring technicians. Learn to service and repair light vehicles, replace components, solve complex faults, use diagnostic methods and equipment, as well as a whole array of other skills. A motor vehicle technician services and repairs light vehicles, working in either a dealership that focuses on a particular manufacturer, or for an independent garage. Working on all systems found within the vehicle, the nature of the work ranges from replacing simple parts, right through to diagnosing and rectifying complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment. Everything on this course has been designed to give you an advanced skillset and everything you need to excel in the industry. You’ll be studying the components of vehicle maintenance in detail, working with complex systems across different vehicles, benefitting not only from theoretical and practical training at college, but also the knowledge/skills of your colleagues at work, and peers in your class, all of whom with different and varied experience across our very diverse industry. Our workshop features industry-standard equipment and kit, exactly like a working garage and because of our association with the IMI, garages and workshops throughout the UK recognise that our graduates are talented and confident mechanics, ready to get to work in any automotive setting, employers therefore know an automotive qualification from The Cornwall College Group means you have the very best skills as an automotive technician.

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FdSc Marine Science

Level 5 • Full-time • Marine & Natural Environment department


This course provides a range of marine science based modules across the physical, chemical and biological disciplines allowing students to develop a deep understanding of the marine environment and the biotic and abiotic interactions within. We will also explore current methods used to monitor and manage these marine resources. This will build on the current links to industry and employers to ensure currency and relevance of material as well as further develop employability skills such as negotiation, team building and networking in our students, skills which are vital for employment in the marine science sector. Students can expect taught sessions 3-4 days a week, at the Centre for Applied Zoology, Cornwall College Newquay. They will be required to undertake a minimum period of work experience to enhance their employability skills and build their CV. Students will be assessed through various means including exams, scientific reports, essays, presentations and posters Students can expect a boutique university experience; they will have access to specialist equipment and experienced lecturing staff. They will have the opportunity to take part in fieldtrips and practical activities to build a range of skills. They can choose to take part in optional international fieldtrips such as the Bornean Rainforest, Kruger National Park, and Honduras’ cloud forest and coral reefs, for additional cost. Cornwall as a maritime region with a culture heavily influenced by its extensive coastline is the perfect place to develop your passion for the marine environment and develop a network of employment contacts. Graduates will progress into work in the marine environment sector, example roles include; marine enforcement officer marine educator, marine advisor, marine scientist and marine surveyor. This course is also available with Science Gateway, perfect for you if you would like to study any of the science-based Foundation Degrees (FdSc) we offer, but don’t have the right qualifications or grades to do so.

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Animal Care Certificate

Level 2 • Full-time • department


This Level 2 Animal Care course is available both Duchy college campuses, which are each home to a large variety of animals. The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care is about preparing you for any career with animals. Whether going into further study, wanting to become a pet shop assistant, a zoo keeper or work in rescue centres, this course sets you up for a career in the animal industry. Caring for animals can be an extremely fulfilling and rewarding career. From working in kennels and catteries to pet shops, rescue centres or sanctuaries, there is a wide range of careers available on successful completion of your course. With access to animal collections on campus you will gain the practical training you need to pursue a career in this exciting industry. This is a one year course than runs from September to July. It is run over 4 days at college and 1 day at a work experience placement to gain at all important experience. This course uses a balance of theory and practice to help you develop the skills and knowhow to confidently work with animals’ great and small. You will cover a broad range of topics that cater for all animals from small to large mammals, to birds, reptiles, fish and amphibians. You will learn how to maintain animal health and welfare, how to care for feeding and accommodation routines. You will explore animal behaviour and correct handling techniques, along with ensuring Health & Safety is paramount in the Animal and Land based industries. You will learn about how to care for exotics animals and how animals’ biological systems work. You will also get to choose between either Introduction to Caring for Horses or Livestock. You will trial both units before deciding which you would like to develop further. You will study a combination of theory and practical work, and can expect to spend time both at college and in a work experience placement of your choice. You will also have the opportunity to go on field trips to local zoos, wildlife parks and animal sanctuaries. You will need to purchase PPE to wear during your practical sessions. More information about what PPE will be required will be provided upon application.

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BA (Hons) International Business Management (With Professional Golf)**

Level 6 • Full-time • department


As business becomes increasingly global, the need for effective management within organisations becomes paramount and the opportunities for graduates expands. You will study the management of international business, and how the key theoretical approaches can be used in practice. You will get the opportunity to develop and apply business and management skills both within and outside of the formal programme. Business will not be your only interest, you will have a passion for the game of golf and want to develop your game further. Our BA (Hons) International Business Management programme is sympathetically timetabled so that you can fully engage with our golf performance development programme, including competing in professional events, and our 10-12 weeks training in Southern Europe. The programme is intensive, with the primary delivery taking place over 22 weeks from September to April. This intensive delivery model, with activity seven days a week, ensures that the academic and golf performance development delivery is completed ahead of Easter when the UK golf season starts. During the summer, students work either in positions within industry or practising, planning and managing their golf development. The BA (Hons) International Business Management (with Professional Golf) aims to: Produce students who are knowledgeable, analytical, forward thinking and highly employable in an international business environment. Allow students to develop their critical thinking and understanding of the factors and issues involved in managing international businesses. Develop key transferable skills and autonomy of learning. Ensure currency of delivery throughout the programme. Provide opportunity for students to practice and develop business and management skills within and outside of the formal programme. *Subject to approval by Plymouth Marjon University Additional costs/fee information Additional programme costs of £9500.00 to cover the costs of all accommodation, unlimited golf, use of all resort facilities, weekly internal competitive golf events, coaching and performance management, liaison with your existing coach when required, opportunity to play in the Portugal Pro Golf Tour events, airport transfers in Portugal. Initial deposit of £500.00 (deducted from your final year programme costs). Accommodation deposit £250.00. For more information regarding the programme costs and accommodation: Tristan.lindsay@cornwall.ac.uk

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Professional Cookery Advanced Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • department


If you have a passion for cooking or want to ensure that customers receive the very best in front of house service then join the best catering college in the South West. As a nationally recognised Centre of Excellence in three disciplines, an AA Highly Commended College Rosette winner and industry partners including the Eden Project there really is nowhere better to study catering and hospitality. This course is ideal for students who have completed their Level 2 Technical Certificate in Professional Cookery and wish to further their knowledge and skills at an advanced level. The course allows students to develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the catering and hospitality industry. You will develop and practice the skills required for successful employment and you will also gain valuable hands-on experience in managing a production kitchen. 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. Please note: As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement.

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Animal Management Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • department


Our Level 3 Animal Management Diploma at Duchy College is an exciting stepping stone on your way to a career working with animals. This course can be studied as an one year Advanced Diploma in Animal Management Diploma or as a two year Extended Advanced Diploma in Animal Management, and we will work with you to decide which option will be the best choice for you. Our state of the art animal management centres at Duchy College Rosewarne and Duchy College Stoke Climsland provide dedicated access to a huge range of animal species such as small mammals, exotics , birds, aquatics and farm animals. Learners will also have the opportunity to visit and access real industry environments including Dartmoor Zoological Park. Completing this course will allow you to start your career in the animal care industry or prepare you for University. Caring for animals can be an extremely fulfilling and rewarding career; from working in kennels and catteries to wildlife rescue, there are a wide range of careers available on successful completion of your course. If you find an area of study you love whilst completing the course you can choose to go on to further study at University and qualify as an animal nutritionist, behaviourist or conservationist. We offer a Zoo Animal Management pathway at Level 3, which iis perfect if you would like a career caring for animals in a zoo-based setting. We work in partnership with Dartmoor Zoological Park to ensure you gain the practical, real-life experience that employers look for.

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