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Plumbing Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


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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Basic Plumbing Studies

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


This is a one-year Level 1 introductory course to plumbing, teaching you the essential health & safety practices you will need to work in a trade profession. 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. We offer this Level 1 introductory year if you do not have the required grades to start at Level 2.

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Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship Standard

Level 3 • Work-based • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


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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Saturday Skills – Developing Pipework (Plumbing)

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


STARTING SOON – DON’T MISS OUT! Enhance Your Trade Skills on Our Practical 10 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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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 Math 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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Saturday Skills – Plastering

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


STARTING SOON – DON’T MISS OUT! Enhance Your Trade Skills on Our Practical 10 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. Each course is 10 weeks duration. Please enquire for further details. 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 Plastering (inc Rendering) Introduction to tools and their uses, applying materials to solid backgrounds.Learning techniques inc, skimming and dot & dab, plaster boarding, rendering and patch plaster.

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Saturday Skills – Brick & Blockwork

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


STARTING SOON – DON’T MISS OUT! Enhance Your Trade Skills on Our Practical 10 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. Brick & Blockwork: Introduction to basic tools and their uses, how to mix mortar correctly, fundamentals of blocklaying gauge, level, plumb and range. How to set out and spot board and stack blocks ready for use, how to spread and roll out mortar, how to build corners, correct measurements, how to build a cavity wall to building designs, how to build a block pillar and use various lintels. 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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Saturday Skills – Bench Joinery

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


STARTING SOON – DON’T MISS OUT! Enhance Your Trade Skills on Our Practical 10 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. Bench Joinery: Introduction to basic tools and their uses, marking out, cut and assembly, cutting various joints inc, Halving, Mortice, Tenon and Dove Tail, Half Laps and Frankled Joints. Techniques to make window sashes, finishing and treatments. (If you have a project and require extra materials, these can be purchased from the College subject to availability) 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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Saturday Skills – Tiling

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


STARTING SOON – DON’T MISS OUT! Enhance Your Trade Skills on Our Practical 10 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. Introduction to basic tools and their uses, how to mix adhesive correctly, setting out your tiling to get the best results, suitable types of backgrounds for tiling, cutting and shaping tiles, grouting and finishing. You will gain experience in basic wall and floor tiling and learn from industry professionals to get the tips and best practice to achieve fantastic results. 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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Construction Multi-Skills Level 1

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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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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Saturday Skills – Developing Pipework (Plumbing)

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


STARTING SOON – DON’T MISS OUT! Enhance Your Trade Skills on Our Practical 10 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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Saturday Skills – Plastering

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


STARTING SOON – DON’T MISS OUT! Enhance Your Trade Skills on Our Practical 10 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. Each course is 10 weeks duration. Please enquire for further details. 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 Plastering (inc Rendering) Introduction to tools and their uses, applying materials to solid backgrounds.Learning techniques inc, skimming and dot & dab, plaster boarding, rendering and patch plaster.

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Saturday Skills – Bench Joinery

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


STARTING SOON – DON’T MISS OUT! Enhance Your Trade Skills on Our Practical 10 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. Bench Joinery: Introduction to basic tools and their uses, marking out, cut and assembly, cutting various joints inc, Halving, Mortice, Tenon and Dove Tail, Half Laps and Frankled Joints. Techniques to make window sashes, finishing and treatments. (If you have a project and require extra materials, these can be purchased from the College subject to availability) 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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