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Carpentry and Joinery Diploma

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


If you are interested in working in the construction industry, specifically learning a wood trade we offer a choice of specialist training, in bench joinery and site carpentry. Site carpentry focuses on woodwork essential to a construction site, and includes fitting ­flooring, roofing frame installation, partition wall construction and stair building. Bench joinery is predominantly more workshop based, where you make and prepare materials for installation on a construction site. This Level 1 course is an ideal introduction to working with wood in the construction industry if you have no prior knowledge or understanding of the trade. We offer specialist training and qualifications in both bench joinery and site carpentry. There is opportunity to cross over between the two disciplines if you start down one path but then decide it is not right for you. Please note: As part of your course you may be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement.

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LPG Gas Training & Qualifications: Boats (CONGLP1/B)

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


We provide full training and assessment for a wide range of LPG Gas qualifications. You may also undertake a refresher course or introductory training prior to assessment if needed in our state-of-the-art training facilities at Cornwall College Camborne. Training is not a prerequisite to assessment, you may just book onto an assessment and certification programme.

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NVQ Level 4 Construction Site Supervision (Residential Development) OSAT

Level 4 • Distance Learning • Cornwall College Camborne


Are you working in the construction industry but do not have a NVQ qualification in your specialist trade? If so On Site Assessment & Training (OSAT) is your route to gaining recognition for the skills that you possess. OSAT allows you to continue working full time on site with no college attendance needed. A specialist assessor will work with you in the workplace to guide you through your qualification ensuring you know exactly what to do to successfully complete your NVQ qualification. Completing the level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision OSAT will make you eligible to apply for a CSCS Black Senior Manager Card. This qualification is aimed at experienced workers in a technical, managerial or supervisory role (e.g. foreman) who are seeking to develop their competence and improve their skills and knowledge. ‘Completing an OSAT was ideal for me. My assessor was really helpful making sure I knew exactly what to do. Completing my NVQ means I have finally gained my trade qualification.’ Kevin Dunbavin, NVQ 2 (OSAT) Plastering

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Saturday Skills - Developing Pipework (Plumbing)

Level 1 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


STARTING SOON – DON’T MISS OUT! Enhance Your Trade Skills on Our Practical 5 Week Courses Starting soon 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. 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. 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 “I have now attended two ‘Saturday Skills’ Courses this year and wanted to convey how much I have enjoyed these courses. I attended the ‘Brick & Blockwork’ course where I found the demonstrations excellent and the atmosphere friendly. The help and support was both informative and encouraging. This autumn I have attended the ‘Developing Pipework (Plumbing)’ course. This was a very enjoyable experience. Each student was able to tailor the course to their own requirements. The comprehensive discussions and demonstrations were excellent and as each student carried out their own exercises and small projects, Claude provided great support and feedback. I’m looking forward to attending the ‘Bench Joinery’ Course next!” Martyn Pennington

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Introduction to Plastering Skills (Saturday Skills)

Level 1 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This introduction course is best suited anyone that is new to plastering. The course gives you the basics of plastering and the best start to produce small areas of finishing plaster a good standard. On completion of the 'Introduction to Plastering' you will be able to plaster small areas and internal and external corners.

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Saturday Skills - Introduction to Woodworking Skills

Level 1 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This introduction course is best suited anyone that is new to working with wood. The course covers the basics of woodworking and will give you the best start to create simple wood joints to a good standard. On completion of the 'Introduction to Woodworking Skills' you will be able to construct fundamental wood joints.

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Introduction to Bricklaying Skills (Saturday Skills)

Level 1 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This introduction course is best suited anyone that is new to bricklaying. This course gives you the basics of bricklaying and the best start to produce basic brick and block walls to a good standard. On completion of the 'Introduction to Bricklaying' you will be able to construct simple stretcher bond walls and quoins.

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Developing Bricklaying Skills (Saturday Skills)

Level 1 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This course is best suited anyone that had successfully completed the 'Introduction to Bricklaying' course. The course goes in to more detail and will enable you to develop your bricklaying skills. It will enable you to carry out small jobs at home or in the garden or it will be a great stepping stone to a new career.

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Plastering Diploma

Level 2 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


Plastering is an essential finishing trade within the construction industry. Plastering tasks can be varied and consist of: Internal Plaster Finishes External render Finishes Screeding floors. Installing Sheet Materials You could in time progress within the industry and deal with more specialist materials like: Specialist External Insulation Systems Venetian Plasters Flowing Screeds Design Screeds. If you have an eye for detail you will excel in the plastering trade.

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Developing Woodworking Skills (Saturday Skills)

Level 1 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This course is best suited anyone that had successfully completed the 'Introduction to Woodworking Skills' course. The course goes in to more detail and will enable you to develop your woodworking skills further. It will help you to carry out small jobs at home or it will be a great stepping stone to a career change. These courses will be condensed into 5 weeks with an attendance from 9.00am-4.00pm with a 30 minute break. If you have any further enquiries please contact us.

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Construction Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Bicton College


Land based, work based plant operations Level 1 is the course if you want an overall introduction to the construction industry and most importantly heavy plant operations. You will have the opportunity to carry out a number of construction tasks using plant ranging from 1.5 ton mini excavators up to 14 ton 360 degree tracked excavators and if that’s not enough you will also receive introductory training using 6 ton high vis forward tipping dumpers and telescopic handlers. Literally getting in at ground level, gaining the experience to develop your skills before progressing on to the level 2 course and gaining your CPCS certificate for professional operators. During the course you will be trained and given the opportunity to gain your CPCS operators Health and safety card which is the first step and an essential requirement to gain access and open door to a host of opportunities in the construction industry. As a trainee operator you will be involved initially in basic excavation trenching etc. then progressing onto more complex excavations for example structural foundations and service boxes. All training will be delivered to the high standards required By the Construction industry training board. Bicton College is in the fortunate position to be in partnership with Holt JCB, this allows students access to the range of the most up to date machines currently available.

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ACS Gas Training & Qualifications: Cookers (CKR1)

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


We provide full training and assessment for a wide range of ACS Gas Qualifications. You may also undertake a refresher course or introductory training prior to assessment if needed in our state-of-the-art training facilities at Cornwall College Camborne. Training is not a prerequisite to assessment however and you may just apply for the assessment and certificate elements of these qualifications.

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LPG Gas Training & Qualifications

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


We provide full training and assessment for a wide range of LPG Gas qualifications. You may also undertake a refresher course or introductory training prior to assessment if needed in our state-of-the-art training facilities at Cornwall College Camborne. Training is not a prerequisite to assessment, you may just book onto an assessment and certification programme.

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LPG Training: Changeover from Natural Gas (CONGLP1/PD)

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


We provide full training and assessment for a wide range of LPG Gas qualifications. You may also undertake a refresher course or introductory training prior to assessment if needed in our state-of-the-art training facilities at Cornwall College Camborne. Training is not a prerequisite to assessment, you may just book onto an assessment and certification programme.

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LPG Gas Training: Residential Park Homes (CONGLP1/RPH)

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


We provide full training and assessment for a wide range of LPG Gas qualifications. You may also undertake a refresher course or introductory training prior to assessment if needed in our state-of-the-art training facilities at Cornwall College Camborne. Training is not a prerequisite to assessment, you may just book onto an assessment and certification programme.

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Construction Driver Training

Level 2 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Plant operations is the broad term referring to the operation and driving of heavy plant equipment such as, excavators, dumpers, rollers and telescopic handlers to name a few. Groundworks is the specific job role of preparing the ground using some of these machines within a construction, civil engineering, roads, railways or landscaping project. In order to work on a construction site you will need to gain your Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) certification. On top of that you will gain tickets to prove you are skilled and experienced in operating and maintaining a wide range of specialist large plant machinery. To work in the industry you will need to achieve the Level 2 qualification. On this Level 2 course, you will learn how to operate a variety of equipment including excavators, forklifts, dumpers and road rollers.

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Construction Multiskills With Plant Operations Options Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


NOCN Cskills Awards Level 1 Diploma in Construction Multiskills with Plant Operations options. The construction industry is a growing sector in the UK. There are over 3000 construction companies based in Cornwall, alone; employing 30,000 workers. In the last 5 years over £2 billion has been spent on construction projects in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, with a further £1.3 billion to be invested over the next few years. There will always be a need for skilled workers within this sector. The Level 1 Diploma in Construction Multiskills is aimed at those with little or no experience in construction. It is your starting point to an interesting and varied career within the construction industry. Learners will be assessed using a combination of internally set and assessed units, and externally set and assessed units. The aim of this course is to: • Help develop the learner’s range of skills and techniques • Build confidence • Achieve a nationally recognised qualification • Progress into employment within the construction sector • Progress onto related vocational qualifications In addition to the course, we also give our learners the opportunity to work towards gaining their CSCS Labourer card (Green Card). This is an industry-recognised qualification, which will allow learners to progress into employment, an apprenticeship or onto the next level course to help gain further qualifications. You will need to supply or purchase your own PPE and contribute towards CSCS test costs.

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Construction Plant Operative Apprenticeship

Level 2 • Work-based • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


For learners working in the construction industry operating plant and equipment. Covering excavators, telehandlers, dumpers and compaction, the Level 2 Apprenticeship in Plant Operations (Construction) enables you to demonstrate and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding; and to demonstrate your competence in a real workplace environment. You will work towards an End Point Assessment to achieve a range of core knowledge, skills and behaviours as shown in the standard. You will be guided by an occupationally-competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with you and help you complete your apprenticeship. Please contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment team for more information on 0330 123 4785 or apprenticeships@cornwall.ac.uk for more information.

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ACS Gas Training & Qualifications: Domestic Gas Package (CCN1, CENWAT, HTR1, CKR1)

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


We provide full training and assessment for a wide range of ACS Gas Qualifications. You may also undertake a refresher course or introductory training prior to assessment if needed in our state-of-the-art training facilities at Cornwall College Camborne. Training is not a prerequisite to assessment however and you may just apply for the assessment and certificate elements of these qualifications.

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Occupational Work Supervision Level 3 (OSAT)

Level 3 • Distance Learning • Cornwall College Camborne


Are you working in the construction industry but do not have a NVQ qualification in your specialist trade? If so On Site Assessment & Training (OSAT) is your route to gaining recognition for the skills that you possess. OSAT allows you to continue working full time on site with no college attendance needed. A specialist assessor will work with you in the workplace to guide you through your qualification ensuring you know exactly what to do to successfully complete your NVQ qualification. Completing the level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction) OSAT will make you eligible to apply for a CSCS Gold Supervisory Card. This qualification is aimed at experienced workers in a technical, managerial or supervisory role (e.g. foreman) who are seeking to develop their competence and improve their skills and knowledge. ‘Completing an OSAT was ideal for me. My assessor was really helpful making sure I knew exactly what to do. Completing my NVQ means I have finally gained my trade qualification.’ Kevin Dunbavin, NVQ 2 (OSAT) Plastering

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Plant Operations - Groundworks Certificate

Level 2 • • Bicton College


This Plant Operations certificate is your gateway to gaining your full professional operators qualification if you want operate heavy plant to the exacting standards of the modern construction site this is the course for you. Once complete and the CPCS test has been passed this is your passport to a career in the construction industry and recognition of your professional operating skills. You will have the opportunity to carry out a number of construction tasks using plant ranging for 1.5 ton mini excavators up to 14 ton 360 degree tracked excavators and if that’s not enough you will also receive industry training using 6 ton High vis forward tipping dumpers and Telescopic handlers. At the end of the 1 year course you will have been assessed on 4 machines to gain your level 2 qualification and given the opportunity to take CPCS tests should you wish. As a trainee operator you will be involved in basic excavation trenching etc. then progressing onto more complex excavations for example structural foundations and service excavations. All training will be delivered to the high standards required By the Construction industry training board. Bicton College is in the fortunate position to be in partnership with Holt JCB, this allows student’s access to the range of the most up to date machines currently available.

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ACS Gas Training & Qualifications: Fires (HTR1)

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


We provide full training and assessment for a wide range of ACS Gas Qualifications. You may also undertake a refresher course or introductory training prior to assessment if needed in our state-of-the-art training facilities at Cornwall College Camborne. Training is not a prerequisite to assessment however and you may just apply for the assessment and certificate elements of these qualifications.

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Site Carpentry

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


This course could change your life it’s an active well paid job your after and you want to travel the world. The course will enable you to take your carpentry skills far beyond the usual DIY level and give you an understanding of general building construction along with the part a carpenter plays in the construction of al sorts of buildings. The course will enable you to work confidently in a construction related work place. All of our training takes place in a construction related environment and with carpentry you’ll be working on your own timber frame house either in our large workshops or outside to add a bit more site realism to the course. We have a large range to tools and equipment for you to practice with, you’ll also have access during the course to our wood machine shop to experience the machines we have. Your teaching will be delivered by highly experienced qualified trades people who have many years’ experience of working in the construction industry.

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LPG Gas Training & Qualifications: Boats (CONGLP1/B)

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


We provide full training and assessment for a wide range of LPG Gas qualifications. You may also undertake a refresher course or introductory training prior to assessment if needed in our state-of-the-art training facilities at Cornwall College Camborne. Training is not a prerequisite to assessment, you may just book onto an assessment and certification programme.

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Saturday Skills - Developing Pipework (Plumbing)

Level 1 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


STARTING SOON – DON’T MISS OUT! Enhance Your Trade Skills on Our Practical 5 Week Courses Starting soon 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. 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.

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NVQ Level 4 Construction Site Supervision (Residential Development) OSAT

Level 4 • Distance Learning • Cornwall College Camborne


Are you working in the construction industry but do not have a NVQ qualification in your specialist trade? If so On Site Assessment & Training (OSAT) is your route to gaining recognition for the skills that you possess. OSAT allows you to continue working full time on site with no college attendance needed. A specialist assessor will work with you in the workplace to guide you through your qualification ensuring you know exactly what to do to successfully complete your NVQ qualification. Completing the level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision OSAT will make you eligible to apply for a CSCS Black Senior Manager Card. This qualification is aimed at experienced workers in a technical, managerial or supervisory role (e.g. foreman) who are seeking to develop their competence and improve their skills and knowledge. ‘Completing an OSAT was ideal for me. My assessor was really helpful making sure I knew exactly what to do. Completing my NVQ means I have finally gained my trade qualification.’ Kevin Dunbavin, NVQ 2 (OSAT) Plastering

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Construction Driver Training

Level 2 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Plant operations is the broad term referring to the operation and driving of heavy plant equipment such as, excavators, dumpers, rollers and telescopic handlers to name a few. Groundworks is the specific job role of preparing the ground using some of these machines within a construction, civil engineering, roads, railways or landscaping project. In order to work on a construction site you will need to gain your Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) certification. On top of that you will gain tickets to prove you are skilled and experienced in operating and maintaining a wide range of specialist large plant machinery. To work in the industry you will need to achieve the Level 2 qualification. On this Level 2 course, you will learn how to operate a variety of equipment including excavators, forklifts, dumpers and road rollers.

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HNC Construction and the Built Environment

Level 4 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This programme is ideal if you would like to pursue a career in sustainable construction giving you an insight into building surveying, building control, quantity surveying, civil engineering, structural engineering or construction management. This introductory qualification gives you the opportunity to study a focussed selection of traditional and contemporary construction and civil engineering subjects, informed by the needs of industry. It will cover a targeted range of contemporary vocational skills; for example utilising the latest equipment and techniques for surveying, setting out, construction drawing and the sustainable use of building materials; thus enabling you to make an immediate contribution when employed in the construction sector. On completion of the programme you will be more versatile, more employable, multi-skilled and professionally competent in your chosen career. A variety of different teaching styles enables you to learn in an effective manner, ensuring that you have the right knowledge and skills to excel in the workplace. The programme will also equip you with communication, team working and time management skills, making you a more effective student and employee. Download HNC Construction & Built Environment Programme Specification (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/HNC-Construction-Built-Environment-Programme-Specification-2021-22.pdf Download HNC Construction & Built Environment Module Appendix Handbook (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/HNC-Construction-Built-Environment-Module-Appendix-Handbook-2021-22.pdf

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Plumbing Studies Diploma

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


This Level 2 one-year course will ensure you are fully knowledgeable in all plumbing and heating systems. To become a fully qualified plumber, most people start here. We offer both full-time study and apprenticeship options for you to train to be a professional plumber. If choosing the full-time route you must complete the Level 2 and 3 qualifications, which will take two years. We also offer a Level 1 introductory year if you do not have the required grades to start at Level 2. Often called upon in an emergency, if you can fix a leaking pipe, mend a broken toilet, or repair a central heating system, you will be hailed a hero. An experienced plumber should have the ability to work in a variety of different environments and during your time with us we will teach you the practical, hands-on skills and industry legislation to enable you to do this, either as an employee or running your own business.

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