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Construction Multi-Skills Level 1

Level 1 • Full-time • Cornwall College St Austell


If you’re not sure of what you want to do but think it might be in construction, then this is the starter course for you. The course has been designed to give you time to try three different trade areas, Carpentry, Bricklaying and Plumbing. You will also develop your confidence, team skills, maths, communication, Health & Safety and employability skills. We will also revisit British values, Equality & Diversity, and Prevent. Extra-curricular activities will be organised to ensure we have fun along the way. In carpentry you will learn how to handle tools safely and construct halving joints, housing joints and framing joints. In bricklaying you will learn how to set out for brick and block walls, tiling, and concreting. In plumbing you will learn how to bend and join copper pipe, plastic pipe and steal pipe using a variety of jointing methods. Your course will be supported by maths and English to ensure you are not only employable but meet the criteria to embark on your next course. You will also engage with a work experience programme to show you are ready for the workplace or identify any training required to ensure you understand the requirements of the workplace. You will develop your use and knowledge of a variety of tools and how to maintain them. Your time keeping and work ethic will be monitored from day one and should you need additional support this will be provided. This Level 1 course is all about introducing you to the construction industry and developing your essential skills. You’ll be learning from experienced trade professionals and instructors, who are there to give you the very best start to your career.

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Construction Skills Entry Level

Entry Level • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


Love being outside? Enjoy working with your hands? Or you just not sure what path to take in construction? This is the course for you! This will be a great first step into construction. This course is heavily practical based which gives you a great chance to learn a massive range of hand skills which will support you when you move in to the trade area of your choosing. There will be theory lessons to support your practical knowledge as well as working on your Employability skills. The subjects you will have a chance to learn: Bricklaying (brick and block) Plastering (rendering and floating) Wood trades (wood joints) Tilling (walls and floor) Plumbing Painting Through these subjects you will learn how to us correct and safe methods with tools and equipment. Our workshops are set up to deliver all aspect of the course with great space to push yourself and your knowledge. Our teachers and technician have a great wealth knowledge to pass on to you and will push you to find your passion for the trades. Through this course you will have a chance to learn more about yourself and where your interest is.

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Site Carpentry Diploma

Level 3 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


If you are interested in working in the construction industry, specifically learning a wood trade, we offer bench joinery qualifications at Level 2 and Level 3. Bench joinery is predominantly workshop based, where you make and prepare materials for installation on a construction site. If you have already completed the Level 2 Diploma in Site Joinery and wish to further your skills, then this course is ideal for you. Site carpentry focuses on woodwork essential to a construction site, and includes fitting flooring, roofing frame installation, partition wall construction and stair building.

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Furniture Making & Furnishings Certificate

Level 1 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This Level 1 one-year introduction to the subject of furniture making is ideal if you have no prior skills or knowledge about furniture and wood craft. There is the option of progressing on to our Level 2 and 3 Diplomas. If you have a creative soul with practical ability, a course in furniture making may be an ideal route to a rewarding career. Furniture design is a specialised field where function and fashion collide. Furniture has evolved and changed with the times, some styles have remained constant throughout the years, while others have drastically changed or become obsolete. We offer two ways to train in furniture design and making, either full-time at college or part-time as an apprentice. You may wish to start full-time and build your skills and confidence before moving on to an apprenticeship. Whatever your prior knowledge or experience, we can offer you a starting point on the road to a creative and rewarding career.

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Bench Joinery Diploma

Level 2 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This course will give you opportunities for work both locally and if you want to travel the world. The course will enable you to take your Joinery skills far beyond the usual DIY level and give you an understanding of general building construction along with the part a Bench Joiner plays in the manufacture of building components and how they fit into the construction of all sorts of buildings. The course will enable you to work confidently in a Joinery workshop. All of our training takes place in our state of the art joinery workshop to add a bit more work realism to the course that reflects the equipment available in industry. 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 trade’s people who have many years’ experience of working in the construction industry as bench joiners.

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Bench Joinery Diploma

Level 3 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This course will give you opportunities for work both locally and if you want to travel the world. The course will enable you to take your Joinery skills far beyond the level 2 and give you a more advanced understanding of building construction along with the part a Bench Joiner plays in the manufacture of building components and how they fit into the construction of all sorts of buildings. The course will enable you to work confidently in a Joinery workshop. All of our training takes place in our state of the art joinery workshop to add a bit more work realism to the course that reflects the equipment available in industry. 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 trade’s people who have many years’ experience of working in the construction industry as bench joiners.

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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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Furniture Design & Making Diploma

Level 3 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This course can change your earning potential and your ability to find work anywhere in the world. The question is what do you want to do? This course will enable you to fit out very high specification interiors in cars, motorhomes, super Yachts, planes or design and fit kitchens, offices, shops or set up your own furniture making business. The course is delivered here at the Camborne campus within the dedicated furniture suite where we have a large maker’s workshop, a design room, a power tool room and a finishing room as well as access to the wood machine/ joinery workshop. Within the workshops you will have practical access to equipment and staff that will enable you to progress your design to completion. You will have time to learn techniques that you can further develop. We are the only furniture provider in Cornwall and one of only a few furniture apprenticeship courses in the UK. We expect our learners to work to very high standards and this is reflected in the fact that one of our learners won Gold at the National World skills UK competition and has recently picked up the apprentice of the year for the Cornwall College Group. So if you want to become an outstanding furniture maker with a fantastic future come and join us.

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Site Carpentry

Level 2 • Full-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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Furniture Making Diploma

Level 2 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


If you like working with wood. If you have an interest in design and the beauty of the finished product. If you take real pride in your work, keep reading. If you don’t, then this course is not for you. Level 1-2Furniture making is an introduction into how to produce quality furniture. You will learn from the basics upwards. The course focus is on hand skills, on how to construct both simple and complicated joints. You will learn about the different types of wood used in the industry and its suitability for different projects, as well as sustainability. Whilst the focus is on hand skills, you will also be taught how to use a wide variety of woodworking machines in our extensive machinery shop. Part of the course will entail the construction of a bedside cabinet, which incorporates a door and drawer. You will produce your own design to recreate in veneer on the door panel, and you will finally be shown finishing techniques to show off an outstanding piece of work. We pride ourselves in encouraging ambition in our students to push themselves into making something they never dreamt that they could. The end result should be as rewarding for us as yourself

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Site Carpentry

Level 2 • Full-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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