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Gas Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship

Level 3 • Work-based • Construction department


This advanced apprenticeship is designed by key employers in the gas industry. It provides the skills and underpinning knowledge for both basic and advanced gas systems and includes an end-test at the end of the apprenticeship which is made up of both a knowledge and practical skills test. This qualification is aimed at new technicians entering the gas industry who wish to be trained in the skills and knowledge associated with basic and complex gas systems which include the routine maintenance, reactive maintenance and commissioning and de-commissioning of gas appliances in a variety of working environments It is perfect for new technicians entering the gas industry who wish to be trained in the skills and knowledge associated with basic and complex gas systems which includes the routine maintenance, reactive maintenance and commissioning and de-commissioning of gas appliances in a variety of working environments. You will spend 1 day per week at college in a mix of theory and practical activities, and continue learning in the workplace working alongside a Gas Safe Registered Engineer. You will be assessed throughout your time at college by written or practical assignments and knowledge assessments relevant to your chosen pathway. In the workplace you will keep a log of your practical activities, skills and competencies, and receive practical observations by an assessor. Your Apprenticeship will be completed with an end point assessment of your knowledge and practical ability, along with a professional discussion.

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Electrical Installation Diploma

Level 2 • Full-time • Construction department


This one-year Level 2 programme will introduce you to the electro-technical environment. You’ll learn how to work safely and efficiently, identifying sources of technical information and start to build an understanding of the different types of electrical machinery and operations, scientific concepts, circuitry and fault protection. There are many different ways to work as an electrician, from being a self-employed general technician working on domestic repairs or new home builds, to big engineering projects or lighting stadiums and festivals. You could specialise in installation, maintenance, construction of systems, repair or even work supporting highways systems. To qualify as an electrician studying full-time you will need to complete both the Level 2 and Level 3 diplomas, each taking a year to study. You will then need to complete the final two years of an apprenticeship at Level 3 to become fully qualified. We are the only training centre offering free qualifications for school leavers to train full-time in Cornwall.

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Furniture Making Diploma

Level 2 • Part-time • Construction department


This Level 2 qualification is the ideal starting point if you want to pursue a career as a furniture designer and maker, with a particular focus on wood craft. 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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Furniture Making Apprenticeship

Level 2 • Work-based • Construction department


This Level 2 qualification is the ideal starting point if you want to pursue a career as a furniture designer and maker, with a particular focus on wood craft. 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. If you do decide to take the apprenticeship route you will work with an employer in the furniture making sector, while attending college on a day release basis. If you are interested in the apprenticeship route, our recruitment team can help you get started.

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Painting & Decorating Apprenticeship

Level 2 • Work-based • Construction department


A career in painting and decorating can offer you a wide range of experiences if you are a practical person with creative flair. You may work as an independent sole trader or for a larger construction company decorating new builds or even on industrial jobs sandblasting and spray painting on a large scale. This Level 2 apprenticeship continues your professional development in painting and decorating. Introducing more advanced and complex techniques such as creating specialist finishes and applying and creating colour. You must complete both Level 1 and 2 qualifications to ensure your skills and technical ability are of a high enough standard to start a career in painting and decorating. To work in a construction or building site on new builds you will also need a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) accreditation that we can provide as part of the course. This apprenticeship takes two years to complete, working while you earn and learn, by attending college one day per week. You will need to find a business that will employ you as an apprentice throughout your training.

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Furniture Design & Making Diploma

Level 3 • Work-based • Construction department


This advanced qualification will introduce you to the complete process of furniture design and production, from researching the history of furniture design to the making of your own designs into finished practical pieces. Often you will get the chance to work on live commissions with clients that will give you an invaluable insight into the commercial world of furniture design and making. 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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Plumbing Studies Diploma

Level 2 • Full-time • Construction department


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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Electrical Installation Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Construction department


This qualification will provide you with the basic knowledge and skills needed for electrical installation. It is suitable for those with little to no prior knowledge of this subject and is a great starting point if you are looking to go on to a level 2 qualification. On completion of this level 1 course, you can progress onto the full-time Level 2 Diploma.To qualify as an electrician studying full-time you will need to complete both the Level 2 and Level 3 diplomas, each taking a year to study. You will then need to complete the final two years of an apprenticeship at Level 3 to become fully qualified

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Plumbing Advanced Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Construction department


This advanced one-year programme will take your understanding and skills to a level where you will be capable of working independently in the plumbing sector. 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. 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.

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Bench Joinery Diploma

Level 2 • Part-time • Construction department


If you are aged 19 or over and 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. This one year, part time course will allow you to build your confidence on practical assignments in our industry simulated scenarios as you learn how to make doors, windows or installation work on construction sites depending on which pathway you choose to take. Bench joinery is predominantly more workshop based, where you make and prepare materials for installation on a construction site. 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. There is also the option to move to an apprenticeship This Level 2 Diploma is the most popular starting point for anyone interested in a career working with wood, in relation to the construction industry.

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