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Plumbing Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Construction department


This qualification is for you if you are a 16-19 year old learner, who wishes to work as a plumber in the building services industry. It has been designed to deliver a high level of occupational skills and provide a platform from which to progress through further learning or into employment. This vocational route at level 3 is a vital step towards becoming a competent plumber. The qualification will help you gain an understanding of the skills required within the plumbing sector. You will cover aspects such as working safely and effectively, learning about how the environmental technology systems work and planning & design for the pipework and various components for cold and hot water systems and not forgetting central heating planning and design, so you will be able to plan and design a central heating system for a home, fantastic, well on your wat to being a Plumbing & Heating engineer. This technical qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and practical skills needed for working in the Plumbing industry, and will prepare you to enter a plumbing apprenticeship programme. On completion of the apprenticeship, the learner will be recognised by the industry as a competent plumbing and domestic heating engineer. This qualification is aimed at learners who are not yet employed in the plumbing industry but wish to learn the skills needed to progress further, and help them embark on a plumbing apprenticeship programme.

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City and Guilds Diploma in gas engineering

Level 3 • Work-based • Construction department


If you are a practical person, who enjoys a challenge, problem solving and making a real difference in people’s lives, then a career as a gas engineer could well be the path for you. You will spend time learning gas theory here with us at Cornwall College covering all aspects from natural gas combustion to gas appliance installation. We build a good understanding of the science and meaning behind gas appliances and how they work and test our understanding by getting hands on in the work shop and of course, you’ll be working with qualified engineers, meeting the required criteria, in the workplace. To undertake this course no prior knowledge of plumbing or gas is required however it would be an advantage if you have some experience. All subjects will be covered whilst attending the course, however some homework and additional study will be required in your own time. We have built you a strong online moodle page full of information, power points, handouts, work sheets and mock papers to help you revise at your own pace.. Moodle is a great place to pick up required resources on the days that you are not attending college. With determination and a keen spirit, the hard work will pay off in only 2 years when you will achieve a City & Guilds level 3 Diploma in Gas Engineering.

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Electrical Installation Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Construction department


Do you like a challenge? Are you a practical, hand-on problem solver? If the answer is ‘yes’ to these questions then a fulfilling career in the electrical industry may be for you and the Level 1 in Electrical Installation is the perfect first step to take! You will spend time learning electrical theories in the classroom and then put these into practise in our extensive and dedicated electrical workshop. Cornwall College is proud of its recently created Mezzanine practical workspace, which houses well-stocked working bays featuring industry standard kit for you to put your newfound skills into practise. As a Level 1 student, you will gain a solid understanding of many aspects of the electrical industry, including wiring circuits, health and safety, installation methods, wiring systems, basic testing, renewables and much more. Our team of lecturer’s and course managers are friendly, approachable and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from a wide variety of electrical backgrounds. They will guide and support you on your journey making sure that you get the most out of the course. The Level 1 diploma is all about introducing you to the electrical industry and developing your essential skills. Successful completion of the course can see you move onto our full time Level 2 course to further develop your skills or perhaps an apprenticeship is more your style and is a great alternative. If you are willing to work hard and have the drive, come, join us on the Level 1 Electrical Installation course at Cornwall College, and start to make those dreams a reality!

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Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship Standard

Level 3 • Work-based • Construction department


If you like getting your hands dirty, fixing things and implementing a science that dates back to the Roman times, Plumbing might just be for you?? 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 with a range of materials including Copper, steel and plastic. You will also be learning the theory behind the ‘science’ You’ll be looking at everything: Pipe, fittings, radiators, boilers, guttering and sanitary ware. Basically, if it holds water we will be up to our necks in it (not literally I hope?!) Along with how we can move and heat it. Our workshop features industry-standard equipment and kit, exactly like you would find in any Plumbers van. We also have a strong partnership with many manufacturers and industry bodies, so employers know a plumbing qualification from The Cornwall College Group means you have the very best skills. So, if you want a trade and want a career working with resources which are essential to our lives, this is the best place to start. As a Level 3 course, this NVQ standard is all about immersing you in the Plumbing and heating industry and developing your essential skills. You’ll be learning from professional engineers with many years of industry experience, who are there to give you the very best start to your career.

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Bricklaying apprenticeship Level 2

Level 2 • Work-based • Construction department


Could not see yourself in an office? Enjoy working outside? This could be the course for you. This course is a great start your career as a bricklayer. 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 materials and tools. Which will be supported by theory lessons to underpin your knowledge. A Level 2 apprenticeship course, this is all about advancing your knowledge in the bricklaying industry and developing your essential skills. You’ll be learning from experienced and professional bricklayers, who are there to give you the very best start to your career. We do everything in our workshop: from brick to block work, line work, piers, corners, one brick thick walls, cavity walls, arches and much more. We work very closely with employers to make sure you will have the right skills and knowledge to support local needs and keep you working! Please watch the video on how to roll and lay mortar The average?Bricklayer?salary in United Kingdom is £39,098 per year or £20.05 per hour. Entry level positions start at £23,414 per year while most experienced workers make up to £52,000 per year. Our workshop features industry-standard equipment and kit, exactly like a working site. We also have a strong partnership with the local businesses, so you will be learning what the market needs. We work closely with your employer to support you in your travel to be a great tradesperson.

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Electrotechnical EMTA Award

Level 3 • Work-based • Construction department


Would you like a career in a well-paid, rewarding, exciting and ever changing environment? Are you a problem solver? A team player? Do you have an appetite for new knowledge and a concern for the environment? Finally, do you relish a challenge? If this has ‘sparked’ your interest then read on! The Electrotechnical EMTA Award Level 3 is the Electrical Advanced Apprenticeship Standard for England. The course covers the skills and training required for the installation or maintenance of electrotechnical systems and equipment. The course lasts up to 4 years and culminates with an End Point Assessment that tests all of your skills and abilities under exam conditions. Upon completion you will be qualified to work as an installation or maintenance electrical engineer. Using up-to-date knowledge and skills, the electrical industry is fast-paced and challenging. The opportunities are boundless, as new technologies and innovations are driving the economic growth in the 21st century. As a fully qualified electrician you could find yourself almost anywhere in the world as the demand for energy efficient power continues to rise. The course entails both theory and practical sessions and caters for all learning styles. Your tutors come from diverse electrical engineering backgrounds ensuring that a mixture of current practice and experience are used throughout the delivery of the topics being covered. Lively discussion, good humoured competition and collaborative activities ensure a wholesome learning environment, where everyone is encouraged and can reach their full potential. A range of interactive, web based resources is also available to support and complement the course content. These resources can also provide a measure of stretch and challenge in addition to providing individual feedback. There will be many ‘light bulb’ moments and much more besides and you will gain a real sense of achievement when that JIB card arrives.

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Carpentry and Joinery Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Construction department


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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Plumbing Studies Diploma

Level 2 • Full-time • Construction department


If you enjoy getting hands on and have your sights set on becoming a plumber, then this is the course for you and will be your next step after level 1 to further your career in the construction industry. 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 pipes and systems. You’ll be looking at everything: cloakrooms, appliances, cylinders, boilers and bathrooms. Basically any plumbing installation you find in a house you’ll be studying it and developing all of the essential skills you need as a plumber, carrying out maintenance and repair activities as you progress through the course. Our workshop features industry-standard equipment and kit. We also have a strong partnership with the plumbing industry in our area, so employers know a plumbing qualification from The Cornwall College Group means you have the very best skills as a plumber. So, if you’re a bit of a hands on person and want a career in construction, this is the best next step after level 1. As a Level 2 course, this diploma is all about advancing your knowledge gained in level 1 for and developing your essential skills even more. You’ll be learning from experienced plumbing and heating engineers, who are there to give you the very best next step to your career.

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Painting & Decorating Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Construction department


Do you like being hands on? Do you hope for job satisfaction? Do you see yourself working within a team of professionals striving for perfection? Or maybe you see yourself as your own boss!? If Yes to any of these then welcome to your first steps into the bright and colourful world of Painting and Decorating. If you were hoping for a course where the subject is just simply taught to you from a book then this is the wrong course for you because us painters and decorators like getting hands on and stuck In! The Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating is very much about practical learning and you will be spending a lot of your time physically engaging with a variety of decorating task ranging from learning how to make minor repairs to a variety of surfaces all the way up to producing specialist decorative finishes. Our work shop consists of a wonderfully extensive collection of painting and decorating equipment, access equipment, a variety of work bays (miniature rooms) that are waiting for your attention to turn them into a fresh fully re-decorated bay , this is where you can let your creativity shine as the colour schemes for your bays are in your hands! As a level 1 course this diploma is your foot in the door to introduce you to the painting and decorating industry and will give you the best start into your future career as a professional painter and decorator. If you are looking for a way to start your Painting and decorating career that is practical, then you have now found that course. Congratulations!

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Site Carpentry Apprenticeship

Level 2 • Work-based • Construction department


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, this could be on a large construction site putting up timber frame, you could specialise in fitting kitchens for a local diy store or you could work on a film set for the latest blockbuster in Hollywood!. 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 trade’s people who have many years’ experience of working in the construction industry.

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