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A Parent/Guardian’s Guide To GCSE Maths Success

No Qualification • Full-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Achieving in GCSE Maths can be life-changing, and will certainly improve employment opportunities. At Cornwall College we are delighted by how well our learners have adapted to remote teaching owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and are now prepared to ensure every learner reaches their full potential at this extraordinary time.

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Science GCSE

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


Twenty First Century Science Biology by OCR is the single award GCSE Science (Evening) course. The specifications will prepare learners for progression to further study of biology, whilst at the same time offering an engaging and satisfying course for those who choose not to study academic biology further. It is an ideal qualification for students thinking about a possible career in teaching or nursing where a Science GCSE at C / 4 or better is usually compulsory This course is ideal for you if you require an extra GCSE for entry into University. We recommend checking with the University for their entry requirements. You may be considering a career in this field or perhaps you just have an interest in this subject and would like to learn more. The course enables learners to develop an understanding of the concepts and models that scientists use to explain natural phenomena and how this links with the importance of experimental practices that quantifies and develops scientific understanding. The qualification is available at two tiers of entry. Higher Tier (Grades A*-D / 9-3) or Foundation Tier (Grades C-G / 4-1).

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Mathematics GCSE

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


GCSE Maths and English are probably the most important qualifications you'll ever take! The course is primarily for students who wish to gain valuable qualifications without having to attend College full time. Did you know that most employers still require you to have achieved a Grade C or above in GCSE Maths and English? Did you also know that even if you have achieved a degree in Higher Education, you still need GCSE Maths and English to become a teacher?

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English Language GCSE

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


GCSE English Language is a very important qualification for your future employment and progression. Most employers and universities still require you to have a Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language to apply for a place.

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English Language GCSE (Evening)

Level 2 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


GCSE English Language is a very important qualification for your future employment and progression. Most employers and universities still require you to have a Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language to apply for a place.

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A Parent/Guardian’s Guide To GCSE English Success

No Qualification • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


Achieving in GCSE English can be life-changing and will certainly improve employment opportunities. At Cornwall College we are delighted by how well our learners have adapted to remote teaching owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and are now prepared to ensure every learner reaches their full potential at this extraordinary time.

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Access to Nursing, Health and Social Care

Level 3 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


Access courses are designed as a stepping stone to enable motivated, enthusiastic people to progress on to Higher Education. The course is challenging and requires full attendance and absolute commitment to allow you to fully maximise your opportunities; you will have access to a range of support mechanisms to enable you to develop the key academic competencies to contribute towards successful progression. The course runs from September until the end of June/early July. This is a challenging course and it is expected that students will complete a minimum of 15 hours of independent study each week. Students may access college facilities on the days that they are not taught with some evening study available. Please also be advised that most universities require work experience to complement your UCAS application-therefore it is highly recommended that you are working within the health care sector in either a voluntary or paid capacity. Please Note: This course is only available to applicants who are 19+

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Electrical Installation Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


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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Animal Management Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Cornwall College Newquay


Our Level 3 Animal Management Diploma offers you the choice of university study or employment on successful completion of your course. There are one and two year options available with this pathway and we will work with you to decide which is best for you. This is a 2 year course but you will need to pass the first year in order to progress onto the second. Caring for animals can be an extremely fulfilling and rewarding career. From working in kennels and catteries to pet shops, rescue centres or sanctuaries, there is a wide range of careers available on successful completion of your course. With access to an array of animal collections on campus you will gain the practical training you need to pursue a career in this exciting industry. Our Newquay campus has classrooms at Newquay Zoo and Blue Reef Aquarium, designed to immerse you in the animal world and ensure you learn all you can from the expert members of staff who work there. Newquay students will have access to the animal centres at Duchy College. We offer three options for you to start your studies in the animal management industry depending on your GCSE results, our Level 2 and Level 1 courses are ideal should your GCSEs not be what you expected, with the option to progress to Level 2 or Level 3.

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Introduction To Vehicle Technology

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


Do you love cars? Always have your head under the bonnet, tuning an engine? Want to take that passion and turn it into a career, working with cars day in, day out? Then look no further, because we have the course for you. This introductory course is the perfect starting point if you want a job working with cars but need to develop your literacy and numeracy skills before progressing onto some of our more advanced automotive courses. It’s all about practical learning, with lessons delivered in our fantastic workshop facilities, where you’ll see what life is like in a working garage. You’ll improve your understanding of vehicles and the automotive industry, giving you plenty of experience before you decide what you want to study next. You may want to work in vehicle maintenance and repair, vehicle fitting, or paint and bodywork – whatever takes your interest, this course is the perfect place to start. If you can’t get enough of cars and have your sights set on becoming a mechanic, then this is the course for you and will be your first step in a career in automotive engineering. Because this is an introductory course, you’ll do a little bit of everything when it comes to cars. This will help you prepare for progression onto the Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair diploma. You’ll get a better idea of the career you want when you’re out on the workshop floor, trying different things every day. And if you’re still undecided, your course tutors and our dedicated support team will be there to show you what careers are possible and how you can get your dream job working with cars and vehicles.

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A Parent/Guardian's Guide To GCSE Maths Success

No Qualification • Full-time • Duchy College Rosewarne, Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Achieving in GCSE Maths can be life-changing, and will certainly improve employment opportunities. At Cornwall College we are delighted by how well our learners have adapted to remote teaching owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and are now prepared to ensure every learner reaches their full potential at this extraordinary time.

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A Parent/Guardian's Guide To GCSE English Success

No Qualification • Full-time • Duchy College Rosewarne, Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Achieving in GCSE English can be life-changing and will certainly improve employment opportunities. At Cornwall College we are delighted by how well our learners have adapted to remote teaching owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and are now prepared to ensure every learner reaches their full potential at this extraordinary time.

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English Language GCSE

Level 2 • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


GCSE English Language is a very important qualification for your future employment and progression. Most employers and universities still require you to have a Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language to apply for a place.

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Land-based Agricultural Engineering Certificate

Level 2 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


If you love science, technology, engineering, or information technology, then a career in land-based engineering could be for you. The skills and types of land-based engineering include diagnostics repair and testing, all in the context of diesel and petrol engines, equipment controlled by GPS technology and integrated into environmental information – a fantastic mix of innovation and problem solving. It’s not all about farming either, everything concerned with the upkeep and control of the countryside, forestry, sports grounds and open spaces involves the application of engineering solutions. We offer both full-time and apprenticeship routes for school leavers. Once you have completed the Level 3 qualification you will be able to work all over the world in a range of careers maintaining and repairing land-based machinery and technology. Modern agriculture is amazing and if you look more closely you will see things that will truly impress you. No longer is this an industry caught in a technological backwater. The career opportunities are fantastic and those colleges, training providers and universities involved will tell you that the job opportunities are excellent with many more jobs than there are people to fill them. This intermediate qualification is equivalent to five GCSEs and is an ideal starting point to learn the basics for a career in land-based engineering. What our learners say: Tom Tamblyn – Agricultural Engineer Level 2 2020/21 - `I have really enjoyed the course this year, the practical work has linked to the theory making it both engaging and useful. The variation of equipment we use helps us build a good foundation for what we want to go and do next year. Being in an industry work placement helps us to gather real experience to re inforce what`s being learnt at college` Useful links: www.landbasedengineering.com www.iagre.org Please note: As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement.

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English Language GCSE

Level 2 • Part-time • Falmouth Marine School


GCSE English Language is a very important qualification for your future employment and progression. Most employers and universities still require you to have a Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language to apply for a place.

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Mathematics GCSE

Level 2 • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


GCSE Maths and English are probably the most important qualifications you'll ever take! The course is primarily for students who wish to gain valuable qualifications without having to attend College full time. Did you know that most employers still require you to have achieved a Grade C or above in GCSE Maths and English? Did you also know that even if you have achieved a degree in Higher Education, you still need GCSE Maths and English to become a teacher?

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A Parent/Guardian's Guide To GCSE English Success

No Qualification • Full-time • Falmouth Marine School


Achieving in GCSE English can be life-changing and will certainly improve employment opportunities. At Cornwall College we are delighted by how well our learners have adapted to remote teaching owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and are now prepared to ensure every learner reaches their full potential at this extraordinary time.

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A Parent/Guardian's Guide To GCSE Maths Success

No Qualification • Full-time • Falmouth Marine School


Achieving in GCSE Maths can be life-changing, and will certainly improve employment opportunities. At Cornwall College we are delighted by how well our learners have adapted to remote teaching owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and are now prepared to ensure every learner reaches their full potential at this extraordinary time.

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Access to Nursing, Health and Social Care

Level 3 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


Access courses are designed as a stepping stone to enable motivated, enthusiastic people to progress on to Higher Education. The course is challenging and requires full attendance and absolute commitment to allow you to fully maximise your opportunities; you will have access to a range of support mechanisms to enable you to develop the key academic competencies to contribute towards successful progression. The course runs from September until the end of June/early July. If you choose to study this Access course at our Saltash campus, you'll be expected to attend 2 days per week. The course may also run from Saltash 2 evenings and 1 full day per week (subject to course numbers). This is a challenging course and it is expected that students will complete a minimum of 15 hours of independent study each week. Students may access college facilities on the days that they are not taught with some evening study available. Please also be advised that most universities require work experience to complement your UCAS application-therefore it is highly recommended that you are working within the health care sector in either a voluntary or paid capacity. Please Note: This course is only available to applicants who are 19+

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Veterinary Nursing Diploma

Level 3 • Work-based • Bicton College


Our veterinary nursing teaching areas are designed to simulate a veterinary practice. We have a radiography room, laboratory, kennel area and operating theatre. We have many pieces of equipment that you would expect to find in a veterinary practice such as microscopes, anesthetic machines, operating tables and a large variety of surgical instruments. We also have a range of mannequins, from life-size Labradors to no so life-size ponies and with working farms and equestrian centres you will also have access to animals seen in large animal practices. We offer two options for you to start your studies in veterinary nursing depending on your GCSE results. This Level 3 course offers you the choice of university study or employment on successful completion of your course. Our Level 2 course is ideal should your GCSE results not be what you expected, with the option to progress to Level 3. As a veterinary nurse you will provide support to sick and injured animals who are receiving treatment in a veterinary practice and provide expert nursing care. You will help to educate owners on maintaining the health of their pets and carry out a range of medical treatments under veterinary supervision. Knowing that you have helped nurse animals back to full health is one of the most rewarding careers. Please note we can only accept applications if you already have a Veterinary Placement or employment within a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons approved training practice Please take a look at our Animal Nursing Assistants Certificates if you do not have employment.

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Nursing CAVA Access To HE Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Bicton College


The Access to Nursing programme is designed as a stepping stone to enable motivated, enthusiastic people to progress on to a range of health and social care related Higher Education degree programmes. Validated by CAVA, this is a recognised qualification for progression by universities. The course is challenging and you will in effect be studying the equivalent of 3 A levels in 9 months as opposed to 2 years. Therefore full attendance and absolute commitment is required to allow you to fully maximise your learning opportunities. If you are a proactive individual who is determined to realise their potential as a professional in the health care sector, then this pathway is for you. The course runs from September until the end of June/early July, 2 days per week. The course may also run 2 evenings and 1 day per week (subject to course numbers). This is a challenging course and it is expected that students will complete a minimum of 15 hours of independent study each week. Students may access college facilities on the days that they are not taught with some evening study available. Please also be advised that most universities require work experience to complement your UCAS application-therefore it is highly recommended that you are working within the health care sector in either a voluntary or paid capacity. You will love the high quality teaching and learning experience is delivered by subject specialists who are all dedicated to supporting your progression into the university of your choice. The team is highly professional with a well-deserved reputation for the quality of their knowledge base and pastoral care. You should feel confident that you are in very good hands, and know that your success is what drives us. You’ll also enjoy the support offered by our Learning Centre, Student Services amongst others, and will be scheduled, for the majority of your learning, in a dedicated (Adult) Higher Education building. Please Note: This course is only available to applicants who are 19+

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Animal Care Certificate

Level 2 • Full-time • Bicton College


If you ask anyone why they want to study animals, the chances are that it is because they love them and want to work with them! If this is you, then this course could be the ideal first step into your career in the animal care industry. Our specially designed animal husbandry school is set in the beautiful grounds of Bicton, boasting an impressive collection of animals, with over 150 different species. This course gives you experience and confidence with working with a range of domestic and exotic species, you will get to study and work alongside an array of animals from lemurs and coatis, to llamas and snakes. Health checking, nutrition, preparing accommodation and even dissections are just some of the essential skills you will learn as you progress through this one year course. As a level 2 Course, it is ideal should your GCSE results not be what you expected, or if you prefer a course with a mixture of assignments, practical and exam based assessments. This is also the best option for progressing onto the level 3 course. You will be learning from our experienced lecturers and technical staff, who have worked in the industry before and can pass on the skills to help you pursue your career in the animal care industry. Caring for animals is an extremely fulfilling and rewarding career. From working in kennels and catteries, pet shops or rescue centres, there are a wide range of careers available on completion of this course. As part of your course, you will be required to carry out work experience in an animal care establishment of your choice, giving you ‘real life’ experience of what it takes to work in the industry, as well as being able to enjoy visits to local zoos and wildlife parks.

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Nursing CAVA Access To HE Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


The Access to Nursing programme is designed as a stepping stone to enable motivated, enthusiastic people to progress on to a range of health and social care related Higher Education degree programmes. Validated by CAVA, this is a recognised qualification for progression by universities. The course is challenging and you will in effect be studying the equivalent of 3 A levels in 9 months as opposed to 2 years. Therefore full attendance and absolute commitment is required to allow you to fully maximise your learning opportunities. If you are a proactive individual who is determined to realise their potential as a professional in the health care sector, then this pathway is for you. The course runs from September until the end of June/early July, 2 days per week. The course may also run 2 evenings and 1 day per week (subject to course numbers). This is a challenging course and it is expected that students will complete a minimum of 15 hours of independent study each week. Students may access college facilities on the days that they are not taught with some evening study available. Please also be advised that most universities require work experience to complement your UCAS application-therefore it is highly recommended that you are working within the health care sector in either a voluntary or paid capacity. You will love the high quality teaching and learning experience is delivered by subject specialists who are all dedicated to supporting your progression into the university of your choice. The team is highly professional with a well-deserved reputation for the quality of their knowledge base and pastoral care. You should feel confident that you are in very good hands, and know that your success is what drives us. You’ll also enjoy the support offered by our Learning Centre, Student Services amongst others, and will be scheduled, for the majority of your learning, in a dedicated (Adult) Higher Education building. Please Note: This course is only available to applicants who are 19+

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Veterinary Nursing Diploma

Level 3 • Work-based • Bicton College


Our veterinary nursing teaching areas are designed to simulate a veterinary practice. We have a radiography room, laboratory, kennel area and operating theatre. We have many pieces of equipment that you would expect to find in a veterinary practice such as microscopes, anesthetic machines, operating tables and a large variety of surgical instruments. We also have a range of mannequins, from life-size Labradors to no so life-size ponies and with working farms and equestrian centres you will also have access to animals seen in large animal practices. As a veterinary nurse you will provide support to sick and injured animals who are receiving treatment in a veterinary practice and provide expert nursing care. You will help to educate owners on maintaining the health of their pets and carry out a range of medical treatments under veterinary supervision. Knowing that you have helped nurse animals back to full health is one of the most rewarding careers.

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Land-based Engineering Certificate

Level 2 • Full-time • Bicton College


If you love science, technology, engineering, or information technology, then a career in land-based engineering could be for you. The skills and types of land-based engineering include diagnostics repair and testing, all in the context of diesel and petrol engines, equipment controlled by GPS technology and integrated into environmental information – a fantastic mix of innovation and problem solving. It’s not all about farming either, everything concerned with the upkeep and control of the countryside, forestry, sports grounds and open spaces involves the application of engineering solutions. We offer both full-time and apprenticeship routes for school leavers. Once you have completed the Level 3 qualification you will be able to work all over the world in a range of careers maintaining and repairing land-based machinery and technology. Modern agriculture is amazing and if you look more closely you will see things that will truly impress you. No longer is this an industry caught in a technological backwater. The career opportunities are fantastic and those colleges, training providers and universities involved will tell you that the job opportunities are excellent with many more jobs than there are people to fill them. This intermediate qualification is equivalent to five GCSEs and is an ideal starting point to learn the basics for a career in land-based engineering. Useful links: www.landbasedengineering.com www.iagre.org

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Entry to the Uniformed Services Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Bicton College


Our Military and Protective Services (MaPS) Academy provides the ultimate preparation for a career in the Armed Forces, Emergency and Rescue services, the fire, police, ambulance, UK Border force as well as, Non-uniformed roles, civil service, voluntary or private security sector. We offer two options for you to start your studies in the military and protective services depending on your GCSE results. On completion our Level 3 course offers you the choice of university study or employment. Our Level 2 course is ideal should your GCSEs not be what you expected with the option to progress to Level 3 on successful completion of your course. Preparing you for a career in the armed forces is our ultimate goal. We pride ourselves on our success rates with 80% of students who pass going straight into the military or protective services and the remaining 20% continuing their studies. This course will challenge you, take you out of your comfort zone and put you one step ahead of the rest. More importantly it will offer you the opportunity to find out more about the benefits of a career in the uniformed and non-uniformed services before you commit yourself. You will love taking part in our annual field trip to the Houses of Parliament or our three-day survival school and two five-day residential military exercises. Expect to visit local Armed forces monthly such as HMS Raleigh. We also have accommodation on campus at Bicton College. Please note: As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement.

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Animal Management Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Bicton College


Our Level 3 Animal Management Diploma at Bicton College offers you the choice of university study or employment on successful completion of your course. There are one and two year options available with this pathway and we will work with you to decide which is best for you. This is a 2 year course but you will need to pass the first year in order to progress onto the second. Caring for animals can be an extremely fulfilling and rewarding career. From working in kennels and catteries to pet shops, rescue centres or sanctuaries, there is a wide range of careers available on successful completion of your course. With access to an array of animal collections on campus you will gain the practical training you need to pursue a career in this exciting industry. Our state of the art animal husbandry school at Bicton College provides dedicated access to a huge range of animal species such as our monitor lizard, coatis and lemurs. We offer three options for you to start your studies in the animal management industry depending on your GCSE results, our Level 2 and Level 1 courses are ideal should your GCSEs not be what you expected, with the option to progress to Level 2 or Level 3.

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Horticulture Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Bicton College


Plants play an incredibly important role in all our lives by providing us with oxygen and food sources. As a horticulturalist you will need to use your scientific knowledge of plants and soil to grow a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, shrubs, flowers and grass. Our courses will give you all the in-depth knowledge you need to start your career, with the option of continuing on to university study with one of our degrees at the iconic Eden Project. As a modern horticulturalist you’ll need a range of skills including; scientific knowledge of plants, soil, pest and diseases and a wide variety of practical skills such as planting, pruning and hard landscaping. We offer three options for you to gain a career in the horticultural industry depending on your GCSE results and which branch of horticulture you wish to study. Our two Level 3 courses offer you the choice of university study with progression on to our degrees at the Eden Project, or employment on completion of your course. Our Level 2 and Level 1 courses are ideal should your GCSEs not be what you expected, with the option to progress to Level 2 or Level 3. This level 3 course is for learners who are interested in developing the specific technical and professional skills and knowledge that will lead to meaningful employment in the horticulture industry. Learners will explore a wide range of industry areas. This is typically a two year full-time course. It equips you with the core skills and knowledge to enter employment in the horticultural industry. You would take this qualification if you really enjoy the practical aspects of working in a horticultural setting. Employment opportunities that may arise from doing this qualification are very much ‘operative’ roles i.e. hands-on. Our Bicton campus boasts formal gardens surrounding the main house, flowing into the extensive arboretum and woodlands, alongside its historic walled gardens and glasshouse. These industry standard facilities, allow you to immerse yourself in the world of plants.

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Veterinary Nursing Diploma

Level 3 • Work-based • Duchy College Rosewarne


Our veterinary nursing teaching areas are designed to simulate a veterinary practice. We have a radiography room, laboratory, kennel area and operating theatre. We have many pieces of equipment that you would expect to find in a veterinary practice such as microscopes, anesthetic machines, operating tables and a large variety of surgical instruments. We also have a range of mannequins, from life-size Labradors to no so life-size ponies and with working farms and equestrian centres you will also have access to animals seen in large animal practices. As a veterinary nurse you will provide support to sick and injured animals who are receiving treatment in a veterinary practice and provide expert nursing care. You will help to educate owners on maintaining the health of their pets and carry out a range of medical treatments under veterinary supervision. Knowing that you have helped nurse animals back to full health is one of the most rewarding careers.

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Animal Nursing Assistants Certificate

Level 2 • Part-time • Bicton College


Our Level 2 Animal Nursing Assistants is ideal should your GCSE results not be what you expected, with the option to progress to our Level 3 Veterinary Nursing Diploma. This one year course will give you the basic knowledge and skills needed to work as an Animal Nursing Assistant in a veterinary practice. During the course you will learn the practical skills and the underpinning knowledge for all aspects of work in an assisting role within a veterinary practice, including animal handling and care of in-patients such as feeding and exercising. It will also include client interaction and administrative duties.

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Technical Certificate in Horse Care

Level 2 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


If you can’t get enough of horses and have your sights set on working with them, then this is the course for you and can be your first step into a career working in the equine industry. The course is made up of a mixture of academic lessons and practical lessons, with lots of opportunities to work around the horses and on the yard. You’ll be working on a range of different topics and units on this course including: Horse health, the equine industry, feeding and watering, grassland management, anatomy and physiology, tack and equipment and environmental and land-based business studies. Basically, you will be studying all aspects of equestrianism to build and develop you theoretical knowledge and working on improving your practical skills. We are very lucky to have 2 indoor schools and 1 outdoor school, stabling for 55 horses, that are all rubber matted and have automatic water drinkers. We have a 5 horse horse-walker, 2 hot wash bays and solariums, and heated tack rooms. We have 30 acres of grazing that is split into smaller paddocks, a cross country schooling area and lots of beautiful hacking available. On evenings and weekends we run competitions or hire our facilities to a range of different awarding bodies, including British Dressage, British Showjumping, The Riding for the Disabled Association and the British Horse Driving Trials Association. So, if you have a passion for horses and want a career working with them, this is the best place to start. As a Level 2 qualification, this Technical Certificate is all about introducing you to the equine industry and developing your essential skills. You’ll be learning from experienced and well qualified staff, who are there to give you the very best start to your career. There are 2 options on the course, riding or non-riding.

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BSc (Hons) Health, Welfare & Social Sciences - Top Up

Level 6 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This degree offers an excellent opportunity to increase both your academic skills and your employability. Your second and third years allow you to select optional modules which suit your career aspirations. For example, if you are interested in a career in mental health support you could choose the modules on Psychological Processes and Psychology in Practice. An interest in health promotion could lead you to choose the module in Health Promotion, whereas an interest in developing as a leader could see you choosing the Leadership and Management module. For applicants interested in issues around equality and diversity, there are module choices in Inclusive Practice and Aspects of Rural Life This programme is studied as a part time top-up where you will complete Year 3 only. It also develops critical analysis, understanding research methods, problem solving, ITC, professional development, developing your CV and interview techniques and gaining workplace experience. Developing your communication skills, work-related experience and the opportunity to recognise and consider the relationship between the subjects you study in college and your actual working environment is encouraged. Assessment is via essays, reports, presentations, seminars and debates. Support, guidance and preparation for all assessments are embedded in study skills sessions and individual modules. The Professional Practice and the Development Through Work modules require you to undertake 120 hours of placement within the health and care field. The modules are designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop your personal and employability skills.

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Professional Cookery Diploma

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


The Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery is aimed at learners that are looking to start a career in the Hospitality and Catering industry. If you want to work in a fast-paced, action-packed and creative industry then look no further than a career in catering. The opportunities for career progression in this industry are some of the best. From commis chef to sous chef, all the way up to head chef, if you are willing to put in the hard work you could be running your own kitchen in a few years’ time. As a nationally recognised Centre of Excellence in three disciplines, and AA Highly Commended College Rosette Restaurant winner, there really is nowhere better to study catering and hospitality. You will start your catering studies on our Level 2 course depending on your GCSE results and skills test. From here you can then progress on to our Professional Cookery Diploma Level 3. Our specialist professional chef courses are available for those who would like to take their studies further and have the relevant Level 2 and 3 qualifications.

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BA (Hons) International Golf Management

Level 6 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


The aim of this 3 year programme is to provide students with the key principles and concepts of golf management, both internationally and nationally. Graduates will be able to meet the expectations of employers as competent golf managers who can apply scientific and management principles to their practice whilst being able to predict the outcomes of theory actions and generate policy and management initiatives. Students will learn the necessary skills and qualifications which will allow them to gain purposeful employment within the golf industry, whilst allowing them to continue their practical golf development and further their playing career. There are additional programme costs of £9250.00 (excluding tuition fee of £9250.00 per annum) to cover the costs of all accommodation, golf tuition, range and gym facilities. Please contact jeanette.lyons@thegolfcollege.com for more information regarding deposits and accommodation.

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Animal Care and Welfare Assistant Apprenticeship

Level 2 • Work-based • Bicton College


If you want to study a practical course in animal care, then this is the pathway to support your future career in the animal care industry. Our specially designed animal husbandry school is set in the beautiful grounds of Bicton, boasting an impressive collection of animals, with over 150 different species. This course gives you experience and confidence with working with a range of domestic and exotic species, you will get to study and work alongside an array of animals from lemurs and sebastopol geese, to llamas and axolotl. Health and wellbeing of animals, preparing accommodation, feeding and grooming are just some of the essential skills you will learn as you progress through this course. As a level 2 course, it is ideal should your GCSE results not be what you expected, or if you prefer a course with a mixture of portfolio evidence and practical assessment. You will be learning from our experienced lecturers and technical staff, who have worked in the industry before and can pass on the skills to help you pursue your career in the animal care industry. Caring for animals is an extremely fulfilling and rewarding career. From working in kennels and catteries, pet shops or rescue centres and zoos; there are a wide range of careers available on completion of this course. As part of your course, in your first year, you will be required to carry out work experience internally on the Animal Husbandry School. In the second year, you are required to complete an external work experience placement, in an animal care establishment of your choice. This gives you ‘real life’ experience of what it takes to work in the industry, as well as being able to enjoy visits to local zoos and wildlife parks.

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Animal Care Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Duchy College Rosewarne, Duchy College Stoke Climsland


If you are interested in working with animals and are considering working in this rewarding and varied industry, the Level 1 Land-based Operations course is for you. As you study you will learn, develop and practice skills required for employment and/or career progression in the Land-based sector and gain valuable transferable skills. Throughout the course you will be challenged, but the team of dedicated tutors will support you every step of the way to explore where you might want your career path to take you. The Level 1 Diploma also offers the opportunity to improve on your GCSE grades in Maths and English if you want to gain a higher grade. This could assist you to progress onto a Level 2 programme or Apprenticeship. At Duchy College, Rosewarne. The Animal Care Unit is a wonderful learning environment and offers practical and theory sessions which are taught using the on-site facilities which are truly amazing. You will work in groups and complete practical tasks, under supervision, working on the College Campus with the wide range of animals in the Animal Unit. The animals you will be working with range from Large animals (Goats, Donkeys, pigs etc), Small animals (Rabbits, Guinea pigs, Chinchillas, Degus, Hamsters, Mice etc), Birds (Finches, Parakeets, Quails etc) and Exotics including (Reptiles, Amphibians and fish) so you can see there is literally something for everyone. You will also have the opportunity to learn about growing food plants, making use of the College’s diverse facilities. At Duchy College Stoke Climsland We have a large range of animals at the college including rabbits and guinea pigs, goats, pigs, and rodents. We also have snakes, lizards, amphibians as well as fish. Alongside practical lessons your theory lessons in the classroom will include Health and Safety, preparing to work in Land-based industry, assist with the health and well-being of animals, introduction to wildlife and conservation, assist with feeding and watering animals, assist with the preparation and maintenance of animal accommodation and assist with the handling and restraint of animals. All units are designed to give you the basic skills needed to care for a range of animals. Our animal care unit has been built to provide an environment for students to be able to learn the basics of animal care replicating industry standards. Our lecturers have background knowledge and experience in the animal care industry and are passionate about sharing this with students. During the course there will be guest speakers to share their knowledge and experience to enhance your learning and personal development. You will also have the opportunity to visit some animal establishments to see how your learning can be put into practice in the world of work.

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Animal Care Certificate

Level 2 • Full-time • Duchy College Rosewarne, Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This Level 2 Animal Care course is available both Duchy college campuses, which are each home to a large variety of animals. The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care is about preparing you for any career with animals. Whether going into further study, wanting to become a pet shop assistant, a zoo keeper or work in rescue centres, this course sets you up for a career in the animal industry. Caring for animals can be an extremely fulfilling and rewarding career. From working in kennels and catteries to pet shops, rescue centres or sanctuaries, there is a wide range of careers available on successful completion of your course. With access to animal collections on campus you will gain the practical training you need to pursue a career in this exciting industry. This is a one year course than runs from September to July. It is run over 4 days at college and 1 day at a work experience placement to gain at all important experience. This course uses a balance of theory and practice to help you develop the skills and knowhow to confidently work with animals’ great and small. You will cover a broad range of topics that cater for all animals from small to large mammals, to birds, reptiles, fish and amphibians. You will learn how to maintain animal health and welfare, how to care for feeding and accommodation routines. You will explore animal behaviour and correct handling techniques, along with ensuring Health & Safety is paramount in the Animal and Land based industries. You will learn about how to care for exotics animals and how animals’ biological systems work. You will also get to choose between either Introduction to Caring for Horses or Livestock. You will trial both units before deciding which you would like to develop further. You will study a combination of theory and practical work, and can expect to spend time both at college and in a work experience placement of your choice. You will also have the opportunity to go on field trips to local zoos, wildlife parks and animal sanctuaries. You will need to purchase PPE to wear during your practical sessions. More information about what PPE will be required will be provided upon application.

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Animal Nursing Assistants Certificate

Level 2 • Part-time • Duchy College Rosewarne


This one year course will give you the basic knowledge and skills needed to work as an Animal Nursing Assistant in a veterinary practice. During the course you will learn the practical skills and the underpinning knowledge for all aspects of work in an assisting role within a veterinary practice, including animal handling and care of in-patients such as feeding and exercising. It will also include client interaction and administrative duties.

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Foundation Learning Vocational Pathway: Vocational Studies

Entry Level • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


The FL Vocational Pathway develops and prepares you for further studies or employment, through a blend of practical and classroom-based learning. In this Pathway you will experience a wide range of vocational areas providing you with invaluable information to assist with career choice pathways. You will have the opportunity to explore a range of vocational options: utilising cross-college departments to gain an insight in to different areas and develop your skills through internal employment based experiences. The invaluable opportunity for work placements can also form a part of your learning. This Pathway is offered at different campuses. The vocational options on offer are specific to the campus you choose to study at, where you will benefit from being taught be a range of highly-skilled professionals. Our vision is to support you to be INDEPENDENT, CONFIDENT AND RESILIENT so that you are well-prepared to engage with the wider community. The Level 1 Introductory in Vocational Studies course will give you a range of opportunities and experiences to inform your future steps, assist with your progression and find out what’s right for you.

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Land Based Studies – Horse Care Pathway

Level 1 • Full-time • Bicton College


Learn the basic skills to start your career working with Horses on our Level 1 Horse Care course. If your GCSEs were not what you expected, this course is an ideal starting point in order to progress onto Level 2. You will learn the basic skills and knowledge associated with horse care including: feeding, cleaning and exercising and general care. Caring for horses can be an extremely fulfilling and rewarding career and there are a wide range of options available on successful completion of your course. Our top class facilities include stabling for 24 horses, horse walker, solarium, and covered practical area, 20m x 60m indoor arena with viewing gallery and 30m x 60m outdoor arena. We provide a range of horses to suit all abilities including cobs, thoroughbreds, young horses and competition horses.

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Agriculture Certificate

Level 2 • Full-time • Bicton College


Without food we simply would not survive and the growing world population is making increasing demands on the agricultural industry and the people that work within it. Agriculture makes a significant contribution to the economy in the South West of England and provides a wide range of exciting job opportunities. Level 2 is an intermediate level programme equivalent to GCSE grade 5-9. The programme is aimed at individuals with a keen interest in agriculture and a desire to develop a greater understanding of the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the industry. You’ll have the opportunity to develop your confidence, agricultural knowledge and practical skills, alongside more general skills required to gain employment or to continue your academic study. Many of these skills will also be transferable to a range of other land based sectors to widen career opportunities. You will be learning from experienced agriculturalists both inside the classroom and on the college farm, it could be milking our herd of dairy cows, lambing our flock of sheep or ploughing a field before we plant our maize crop. You will spend some of your course time working alongside the farm staff, following the farm activities as you progress through the year, you could be selecting ewes for breeding in September, fencing in October, calving cows in February or shearing a ewe in May. You will have the opportunity to develop your confidence, knowledge and practical skills, alongside more general skills required to gain employment or to continue in education. As a level 2 course this diploma is all about introducing you to the agricultural industry or developing the skills that you already have to give you the very best opportunity to move onto a more technical agriculture course or enter the industry as an apprentice.

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Foundation Learning Vocational Pathway: Vocational Studies

Entry Level • Full-time • Bicton College


The FL Vocational Pathway develops and prepares you for further studies or employment, through a blend of practical and classroom-based learning. In this Pathway you will experience a wide range of vocational areas providing you with invaluable information to assist with career choice pathways. You will have the opportunity to explore a range of vocational options: utilising cross-college departments to gain an insight in to different areas and develop your skills through internal employment based experiences. The invaluable opportunity for work placements can also form a part of your learning. This Pathway is offered at different campuses. The vocational options on offer are specific to the campus you choose to study at, where you will benefit from being taught be a range of highly-skilled professionals. Our vision is to support you to be INDEPENDENT, CONFIDENT AND RESILIENT so that you are well-prepared to engage with the wider community. Level 1 City and guilds land-based work-based operations course will give you a range of opportunities and experiences to inform your future steps, assist with your progression and find out what’s right for you.

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Technical Certificate in Horse Care

Level 2 • Full-time • Bicton College


If you can’t get enough of horses and have your sights set on working with them, then this is the course for you and can be your first step into a career working in the equine industry. The course is made up of a mixture of academic lessons and practical lessons, with lots of opportunities to work around the horses and on the yard. You’ll be working on a range of different topics and units on this course including: Horse health, the equine industry, feeding and watering, grassland management, anatomy and physiology, tack and equipment and environmental and land-based business studies. Basically, you will be studying all aspects of equestrianism to build and develop you theoretical knowledge and working on improving your practical skills. Our top class facilities include stabling for 24 horses, horse walker, solarium, and covered practical area, 20m x 60m indoor arena with viewing gallery and 30m x 60m outdoor arena. We provide a range of horses to suit all abilities including cobs, thoroughbreds, young horses and competition horses. As a Level 2 qualification, this Technical Certificate is all about introducing you to the equine industry and developing your essential skills. You’ll be learning from experienced and well qualified staff, who are there to give you the very best start to your career. There are 2 options on the course, riding or non-riding.

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Animal Care Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Bicton College


Learn the basic skills to start your career working with animals on our Level 1 Animal Care course. If your GCSEs were not what you expected, this course is an ideal starting point in order to progress onto Level 2. You will learn the basic skills and knowledge associated with animal care working with a wide range of animals including: feeding, cleaning and exercising and general care. Our campuses are also home to a large variety of animals which include bearded dragons, snakes, pigs, tortoises, rats, rabbits, donkeys, poultry and cattle. Caring for animals can be an extremely fulfilling and rewarding career. From working in kennels and catteries to pet shops, rescue centres or sanctuaries, there is a wide range of careers available on successful completion of your course. With access to animal collections on campus you will gain the practical training you need to pursue a career in this exciting industry.

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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.

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Horticulture Certificate

Level 2 • Full-time • Duchy College Rosewarne


As a modern horticulturalist you’ll need a range of skills including; scientific knowledge of plants, soil, pest and diseases and a wide variety of practical skills such as planting, pruning and hard landscaping. Our Level 2 and Level 3 courses will give you all the in-depth knowledge you need to start your career, with the option of continuing on to university study with one of our degrees at the iconic Eden Project.

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Horticulture & Landscape Supervisor Apprenticeship

Level 3 • Work-based • Duchy College Rosewarne


If you are passionate about plants and fascinated by flowers then a career in horticulture is the right choice for you and an apprenticeship is a great way to earn money while learning new skills at the same time. There are a wide range of careers available in this sector including employment in garden retailing, plant nurseries, edibles production, landscaping, parks and gardens, and turf care. Our apprenticeships are designed to help you focus your skills and decide which career path is best for you. Horticulture has a huge part to play in our day-to-day lives, from the fruit and vegetables that we eat to the turf we play sports on, all the way through to the flowers that we plant in our gardens and use to brighten up our homes. All of these areas offer a wide range of careers, no matter which branch of horticulture inspires you. For more information please visit: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/landscape-horticulture-supervisor/

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Horticulture & Landscape Operative Intermediate Apprenticeship

Level 2 • Work-based • Duchy College Rosewarne


This course is the perfect starting point for someone who wants to pursue a career in horticulture. With over 300,000 people employed in horticulture in the UK, the industry covers a wide range of general and more specialist careers. Amenity horticulture – The design, construction, management and maintenance of the plants and facilities within a range of gardens (private, historical, botanic, public parks and green spaces). Production horticulture – Growing ornamental plants, flower and tree production (including retail nursery outlets) and food production. Sports turf – its construction and ongoing maintenance. This course is very much orientated towards providing learners with the building blocks of plant-based practical skills and knowledge, giving you the perfect starting point to your career. This course is perfect for you if you are starting your career in horticulture or you have completed a one year full-time horticulture course already or A Levels at college. Alternatively you could already be in employment with a suitable employer and want to increase your knowledge and skills, as well as attaining a recognisable level of educational achievement. For more information please visit: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/landscape-horticulture-supervisor/ College is day release and you will have regular one to one visits during work time from your assessor/work coach who will support you with your training and assess your capability throughout the course through assessments. Your employer will also undertake regular appraisals in order to ensure that you are maintaining good progress through the apprenticeship. Throughout the course you will be required to keep a learning journal, which is a diary of your work-based experiences and activities. There will also be the creation of a plant portfolio. To complete the course, there will be an assessment day (End Point Assessment) where you will be required to carry out a range of practical tasks, complete a multiple choice question paper and have a professional discussion with the assessor confirming your knowledge and understanding of the industry and your job role. The employer must be able to provide the range of on-the-job training required, and this will be assessed at the application stage.

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BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Garden & Landscape Design)

Level 6 • Part-time • Eden Project


Based at Cornwall’s Eden Project, the BSc (Hons) Horticulture Garden & Landscape Design has been specifically developed to provide industry competent horticulturalists, who have significant design capabilities and a detailed understanding of horticulture science. On this unique programme you will develop skills valuable to numerous sectors of the horticultural industry both in the UK and abroad. Eden’s diverse and specialist plant collections, nurseries and growing facilities, dedicated laboratory and design studio, coupled with Duchy College’s nationally renowned micro propagation research facility, provide a world class study platform. A diverse team of subject specialists supports you in your studies. This includes plant pathologists, botanists, ecologists, garden designers, artists, landscape architects and horticulturalists, many of whom partner private practice with their teaching commitments. Students under the tutelage of members of the current teaching team have won numerous awards including the Prince of Wales Trophy for Sustainable Horticulture last year, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Young Designer of the Year three times in the last five years and the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) Student Designer of the Year Award three times in the past six years, the latest in 2015. You will also embrace sustainable business practice and develop skills in planting design and design communication, using both traditional and digital media (no prior experience required). In the core garden and landscape design modules, innovative and imaginative design practice is encouraged from day one. Through real or ‘live’ projects you will learn how to create stimulating and thought-provoking spaces in a variety of locations – from private gardens to public landscapes. Clients who students have worked with recently include Truro Cathedral, The Pengersick Castle Trust, The Eden Project, The Leonard Cheshire Disability Trust and the Potager Garden.

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BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Garden & Landscape Design)

Level 6 • Full-time • Eden Project


Based at Cornwall’s Eden Project, the BSc (Hons) Horticulture Garden & Landscape Design has been specifically developed to provide industry competent horticulturalists, who have significant design capabilities and a detailed understanding of horticulture science. On this unique programme you will develop skills valuable to numerous sectors of the horticultural industry both in the UK and abroad. Eden’s diverse and specialist plant collections, nurseries and growing facilities, dedicated laboratory and design studio, coupled with Duchy College’s nationally renowned micro propagation research facility, provide a world class study platform. A diverse team of subject specialists supports you in your studies. This includes plant pathologists, botanists, ecologists, garden designers, artists, landscape architects and horticulturalists, many of whom partner private practice with their teaching commitments. Students under the tutelage of members of the current teaching team have won numerous awards including the Prince of Wales Trophy for Sustainable Horticulture last year, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Young Designer of the Year three times in the last five years and the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) Student Designer of the Year Award three times in the past six years, the latest in 2015. You will also embrace sustainable business practice and develop skills in planting design and design communication, using both traditional and digital media (no prior experience required). In the core garden and landscape design modules, innovative and imaginative design practice is encouraged from day one. Through real or ‘live’ projects you will learn how to create stimulating and thought-provoking spaces in a variety of locations – from private gardens to public landscapes. Clients who students have worked with recently include Truro Cathedral, The Pengersick Castle Trust, The Eden Project, The Leonard Cheshire Disability Trust and the Potager Garden.

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HNC/HND Garden & Landscape Design

Level 4 • Part-time • Eden Project


Based in specialist facilities at Cornwall’s Eden Project this programme is designed for those with an emerging passion for garden and landscape design. It will enable you to pursue a career within this creative industry and will also appeal to those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of garden and landscape design for more holistic reasons. The programme integrates the creativity of art and design with a core understanding of horticulture, earth sciences and landscape technology. We recognise the world of garden and landscape design is diverse so you will work together with a specialist teaching team to reflect the need for graduates to have a wide range of skills. This team includes award-winning garden designers, artists, landscape architects, design historians and horticulturalists all of which combine private practice alongside their teaching commitments and have significant industry experience. Students under the tutelage of the current team have won numerous awards including the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Young Designer of the Year, three times in the last five years, and the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) Student Designer of the Year Award, three times in the past six years, latest awarded to recent HND graduate Jo Midwinter in 2015. Through real or ‘live’ projects during the course you will learn how to create stimulating and thought-provoking spaces in a variety of locations – from private gardens to public landscapes – whilst at the same time developing your own unique design identity and philosophy. Clients students have worked with recently include Truro Cathedral, The Pengersick Castle Trust, The Eden Project, The Leonard Cheshire Disability Trust and the Potager Garden. The HND in particular emphasis is placed upon professional practice, design communication and user-focused design. Alongside subject specialists you will study how to progress design concepts and ideas related to contemporary user group themes such as design for the elderly, health and well-being, therapy and social inclusion.

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HNC/ HND Garden & Landscape Design

Level 4 • Full-time • Eden Project


Based in specialist facilities at Cornwall’s Eden Project this programme is designed for those with an emerging passion for garden and landscape design. It will enable you to pursue a career within this creative industry and will also appeal to those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of garden and landscape design for more holistic reasons. The programme integrates the creativity of art and design with a core understanding of horticulture, earth sciences and landscape technology. We recognise the world of garden and landscape design is diverse so you will work together with a specialist teaching team to reflect the need for graduates to have a wide range of skills. This team includes award-winning garden designers, artists, landscape architects, design historians and horticulturalists all of which combine private practice alongside their teaching commitments and have significant industry experience. Students under the tutelage of the current team have won numerous awards including the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Young Designer of the Year, three times in the last five years, and the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) Student Designer of the Year Award, three times in the past six years, latest awarded to recent HND graduate Jo Midwinter in 2015. Through real or ‘live’ projects during the course you will learn how to create stimulating and thought-provoking spaces in a variety of locations – from private gardens to public landscapes – whilst at the same time developing your own unique design identity and philosophy. Clients students have worked with recently include Truro Cathedral, The Pengersick Castle Trust, The Eden Project, The Leonard Cheshire Disability Trust and the Potager Garden. In the second year, particular emphasis is placed upon professional practice, design communication and user-focused design. Alongside subject specialists you will study how to progress design concepts and ideas related to contemporary user group themes such as design for the elderly, health and well-being, therapy and social inclusion.

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BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Plant Science)

Level 6 • Part-time • Eden Project


Horticulture is a modern, professional vocation that influences our environment, how we eat, how we relax, our health, life expectancy and well-being. This programme is based at the world renowned Eden Project in Cornwall and has been designed specifically to allow you to explore many aspects of horticulture including applied science, crop production and sustainability. The programme will provide you with the skills and experience to prepare for an interesting, exciting and rewarding career which embraces tradition, technology and innovation. Both the programme of study and the student experience are greatly enhanced through the collaboration between Cornwall College and the Eden Project. The range of resources including Eden's own plant collections, growing environments, nursery and dedicated teaching facilities, coupled with the nationally renowned micro-propagation research facility, provide a world-class platform from which this exciting and stimulating programme will be delivered. You will quickly become integrated within the Eden Project and, in addition to attending the carefully designed taught modules, will have the opportunity to apply, develop and reflect upon a wide range of practical skills by participating in activities in the tropical and Mediterranean biomes, the outdoor garden and nursery crop production facility. As well as benefiting from working alongside Eden's skilled and specialist horticulturalists, you will also undertake a work placement within another commercial enterprise. In the final year of your study you will undertake a piece of novel research, for which it is encouraged to make full use of the available facilities to explore industry-related issues, that will enhance your CV on successful completion of the course. This unique combination of scientific study and practical opportunity set in an intellectually stimulating and friendly environment, will inspire you to develop a successful career in the future.

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BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Plant Science)

Level 6 • Full-time • Eden Project


Horticulture is a modern, professional vocation that influences our environment, how we eat, how we relax, our health, life expectancy and well-being. This programme is based at the world renowned Eden Project in Cornwall and has been designed specifically to allow you to explore many aspects of horticulture including applied science, crop production and sustainability. The programme will provide you with the skills and experience to prepare for an interesting, exciting and rewarding career which embraces tradition, technology and innovation. Both the programme of study and the student experience are greatly enhanced through the collaboration between Cornwall College and the Eden Project. The range of resources including Eden's own plant collections, growing environments, nursery and dedicated teaching facilities, coupled with the nationally renowned micro-propagation research facility, provide a world-class platform from which this exciting and stimulating programme will be delivered. You will quickly become integrated within the Eden Project and, in addition to attending the carefully designed taught modules, will have the opportunity to apply, develop and reflect upon a wide range of practical skills by participating in activities in the tropical and Mediterranean biomes, the outdoor garden and nursery crop production facility. As well as benefiting from working alongside Eden's skilled and specialist horticulturalists, you will also undertake a work placement within another commercial enterprise. In the final year of your study you will undertake a piece of novel research, for which it is encouraged to make full use of the available facilities to explore industry-related issues, that will enhance your CV on successful completion of the course. This unique combination of scientific study and practical opportunity set in an intellectually stimulating and friendly environment, will inspire you to develop a successful career in the future.

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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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FdSc Animal Health & Management

Level 5 • Full-time • Bicton College


Gain a sound understanding of issues surrounding animal health, disease, behaviour, welfare and the management of animal collections. Making use of our excellent practical facilities and links with Dartmoor Zoological Park and various charitable organisations across Cornwall and Devon, we can ensure that you have excellent access to hands-on experience and the benefit of up-to-date knowledge. Aspects of animal health and management are studied through a range of inter-related modules, giving you a solid grounding in this specialist area. Study tours in Year 1 and Year 2 will allow you to further your knowledge and experiences both nationally and internationally. You will have amazing opportunities to develop your knowledge of health, welfare and husbandry, and to work with a wide range of species within our Animal Management Centres at our Bicton College. You will have access to our Equine Yard. Links with Dartmoor Zoological Park have developed in the past few years and there are sound opportunities for you to broaden your experiences to a wider range of exotic species, including big cats, wolves, monkeys, capybara, tapirs and wallabies.We also work closely with a number of other animal organisations strengthening our links within the industry. This course is also available with Science Gateway, perfect for you if you would like to study any of the science-based Foundation Degrees (FdSc) we offer, but don’t have the right qualifications or grades to do so.

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Work Based Diploma in Horse Care

Level 1 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


If you are wanting to take the first steps of working with horses in the future, then this course is for you. The course is made up of a mixture of academic lessons and practical lessons, with lots of opportunities to work around the horses and on the yard. You’ll be working on a range of different topics and units on this course including: Mucking out horses, rugs & rugging, tack and tacking up, feeding and watering, health and safety, communication, handling horses and riding horses (although this is not compulsory). You will be studying many aspects of equestrianism to build and develop your theoretical knowledge and working on improving your practical skills. We are very lucky to have 2 indoor schools and 1 outdoor school, stabling for 55 horses, that are all rubber matted and have automatic water drinkers. We have 5 horse-walker, 2 hot wash bays and solariums, and heated tack rooms. We have 30 acres of grazing that is split into smaller paddocks, a cross country schooling area and lots of beautiful hacking available. On evenings and weekends we run competitions or hire our facilities to a range of different awarding bodies, including British Dressage, British Show jumping, The Riding for the Disabled Association and the British Horse Driving Trials Association. So, if you have a passion for horses and want a career working with them, this is the best place to start. As a Level 1 qualification this course is all about introducing you to the equine industry and developing your essential skills. You’ll be learning from experienced and well qualified staff, who are there to give you the very best start to your career. There are 2 options on the course, riding or non-riding.

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Senior Equine Groom

Level 3 • Work-based • Duchy College Rosewarne, Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This Level 3 apprenticeship will help you prepare for a more supervisory role, which could include planning horses’ diet, nutrition and health plans. During the course you will learn how to promote and maintain the health and well-being of horses, prepare horses for work, maintain their health and well-being during transportation and consider health and safety. Apprenticeships allow you to work while gaining a nationally recognised qualification at the same time, so why not combine your love of horses with earning money. Please read: 2020 BHS Approvals Hat Guide

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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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FdSc Equitation, Training & Behaviour

Level 5 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This programme has been designed for anyone who is interested in the training, behaviour and welfare of horses used for a wide range of purposes, from leisure to international competition. Delivery by a team of experienced professionals with established research in biomechanics, behaviour, psychology and the horse-human relationship, ensures that content is contemporary and encompasses recent advances within industry, whilst allowing exploration of traditional, established and emerging equestrian disciplines alike. Applicants should be interested in investigating all aspects of equitation through objective scientific research to support the horse within all aspects of horse-human interactions. We encourage you to develop your individual abilities and test factual knowledge through a variety of assessment methods including posters, leaflets, practical demonstrations and some written work. This programme will enable you to justify the use of horses for a range of purposes within the industry in which you will be employed. You will gain a detailed understanding of underpinning biology and psychology to support and develop an understanding of the complexities of working with horses. This is through a mixture of taught and practical sessions which are integral to the programme. Riding is offered within the practical day at the on-site Equestrian Centre which is managed by an experienced equitation science postgraduate with many years of industry experience. In addition your personal and professional skills are developed through work-related learning in industry, which is part of the course. There are study tours in both the first and second years to enhance and consolidate your experience which requires an additional financial contribution from each student. This course is also available with Science Gateway, perfect for you if you would like to study any of the science-based Foundation Degrees (FdSc) we offer, but don’t have the right qualifications or grades to do so.

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Diploma in Equine Management

Level 3 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


If you already have experience with horses as well as the passion & determination to turn it into a career then this is the course for you. It will help you to take your existing skills to a professional sphere & prepare you to work in the equine industry or progress to higher education. You will have lectures in a range of subjects from Nutrition to Fitness, as well as practical lessons. We are very lucky to have both indoor and outdoor schools, stabling for 55 horses that are all rubber matted and have automatic water drinkers as well as a 5 horse-walker, 2 hot wash bays and solariums. The equestrian centre has 30 acres of grazing that is split into smaller paddocks, a cross country schooling area and lots of beautiful hacking available. You’ll be able to ride a range of horses at college that are suited to develop your individual skills. Level 3 students organise and run shows in a range of disciplines and also have the chance to compete in them on our college horses. We are also a BHS exam centre so can support you in taking these additional qualifications. When on yard duties you will be undertaking normal horse care tasks such as feeding, mucking out, grooming and also clipping throughout the winter. As part of the duty team you will also have the opportunity to learn supervisory skills, getting you ready for a career with horses. We often have competitions at weekends in our Equestrian Centre so you will also have the opportunity to get involved with these. You could learn to be a steward, work with a course builder or write for a dressage judge. You’ll be learning from experienced and well qualified staff, who are there to ensure you reach your full potential.

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Equine Groom Apprenticeship Level 2

Level 2 • Work-based • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


In order to start your apprenticeship in horse care you will need to join the Level 2 course and learn the basic skills needed to progress on to Level 3. Apprenticeships allow you to work while gaining a nationally recognised qualification at the same time, so why not combine your love of horses with earning money? Over the course of 15-18 months, you will be working in paid employment within the equine industry and you will spend one day every two weeks during term time at college. You’ll study a wide range of subjects around the care of all different types of horses. If you ride or do not ride, don’t worry – there are specialised routes that you can take which include riding, non-riding, racing, breeding or driving. Both Bicton College and Duchy Stoke Climsland capuses are located in beautiful countryside and provide dedicated equestrian facilities, which include indoor and outdoor schools and working yards. Here you will have the opportunity to practice your skills in preparation for the end point practical assessments. Expect to spend time away from your employer on Day release with practical and theory delivery helping you to prepare for your EPA (End Point assessment) with the support of your work coach. Assignments will also be set as well as various classroom activities, workshops and tasks to help you gain the skills and knowledge needed alongside support and training from your employer in order to prepare you for a career in the equine industry. Remote and Blended delivery – If you live too far away from the college to attend college each week then we can arrange for you to go onto a remote programme of delivery and assessment with more one to one support by your work coach and assessor. Please read the 2020 BHS Approvals Hat Guide for more information about Hat requirements.

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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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BA (Hons) International Business Management (With Professional Golf)**

Level 6 • Full-time • Cornwall College St Mellion


As business becomes increasingly global, the need for effective management within organisations becomes paramount and the opportunities for graduates expands. You will study the management of international business, and how the key theoretical approaches can be used in practice. You will get the opportunity to develop and apply business and management skills both within and outside of the formal programme. Business will not be your only interest, you will have a passion for the game of golf and want to develop your game further. Our BA (Hons) International Business Management programme is sympathetically timetabled so that you can fully engage with our golf performance development programme, including competing in professional events, and our 10-12 weeks training in Southern Europe. The programme is intensive, with the primary delivery taking place over 22 weeks from September to April. This intensive delivery model, with activity seven days a week, ensures that the academic and golf performance development delivery is completed ahead of Easter when the UK golf season starts. During the summer, students work either in positions within industry or practising, planning and managing their golf development. The BA (Hons) International Business Management (with Professional Golf) aims to: Produce students who are knowledgeable, analytical, forward thinking and highly employable in an international business environment. Allow students to develop their critical thinking and understanding of the factors and issues involved in managing international businesses. Develop key transferable skills and autonomy of learning. Ensure currency of delivery throughout the programme. Provide opportunity for students to practice and develop business and management skills within and outside of the formal programme. Additional costs/fee information: Additional programme costs of £9500.00 to cover the costs of all accommodation, unlimited golf, use of all resort facilities, weekly internal competitive golf events, coaching and performance management, liaison with your existing coach when required, opportunity to play in the Portugal Pro Golf Tour events, airport transfers in Portugal. Initial deposit of £500.00 (deducted from your final year programme costs). Accommodation deposit £250.00. For more information regarding the programme costs and accommodation: Tristan.lindsay@cornwall.ac.uk

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FdSc Veterinary Nursing

Level 5 • Full-time • Duchy College Rosewarne


This popular programme provides an ideal graduate-level route into veterinary nursing and successful completion allows registration with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN). The programme is run over three years and is strongly linked to the workplace: you undertake a veterinary nursing placement in practice for two to three days per week in the first and second years and full-time in the third year. Work-related learning is fully integrated, with 1800 hours of completed veterinary nursing work experience and assessments for the programme relating directly to the veterinary nursing industry. The modules offered provide a broad education in veterinary nursing of small animals – covering all of the requirements necessary to register as an RVN – as well as in additional areas such as animal behaviour, care and rehabilitation and animal nutrition. You will explore current issues in the industry and are encouraged to investigate areas of your interest. A research project is completed in the third year. The programme is delivered by a team of specialists including veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, animal scientists and zoologists, all of whom have practical industry experience.

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Military and Protective Services

Level 2 • Full-time • Bicton College


Our Military and Protective Services (MaPS) Academy provides the ultimate preparation for a career in the armed forces, emergency and rescue services, the fire, police, ambulance, UK border force as well as, non-uniformed roles, civil service, voluntary or private security sector. We offer two options for you to start your studies in the military and protective services depending on your GCSE results. On completion our Level 3 course offers you the choice of university study or employment. Our Level 2 course is ideal if you would like more time to develop your skills before progressing on to Level 3. This one-year course offers you an insight into, and understanding of, the entry requirements for the military and protective services. Gain a wide variety of skills and knowledge from a range of units related to protective and military service. You will undertake practical military training and education in order to equip you with the necessary skills to enable you to make decisions on which service to apply for and to prepare you in all respects for initial selection.

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FdSc Animal Health & Management

Level 5 • Part-time • Bicton College


Gain a sound understanding of issues surrounding animal health, disease, behaviour, welfare and the management of animal collections. Making use of our excellent practical facilities and links with Dartmoor Zoological Park and various charitable organisations across Cornwall and Devon, we can ensure that you have excellent access to hands-on experience and the benefit of up-to-date knowledge. Aspects of animal health and management are studied through a range of inter-related modules, giving you a solid grounding in this specialist area. Study tours in Year 1 and Year 2 will allow you to further your knowledge and experiences both nationally and internationally. You will have amazing opportunities to develop your knowledge of health, welfare and husbandry, and to work with a wide range of species within our Animal Management Centres at our Bicton College. You will have access to our Equine Yard. Links with Dartmoor Zoological Park have developed in the past few years and there are sound opportunities for you to broaden your experiences to a wider range of exotic species, including big cats, wolves, monkeys, capybara, tapirs and wallabies.We also work closely with a number of other animal organisations strengthening our links within the industry. Assessment will be via a range of written assignments and practical assessments, reports, in-class tests, formal examinations, presentations and group discussions. You will compile a portfolio of skills developed during practical sessions.

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Horticulture Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Duchy College Rosewarne


Plants play an incredibly important role in all our lives by providing us with oxygen and food sources. As a horticulturalist you will need to use your scientific knowledge of plants and soil to grow a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, shrubs, flowers and grass. Our courses will give you all the in-depth knowledge you need to start your career, with the option of continuing on to university study with one of our degrees at the iconic Eden Project. As a modern horticulturalist you’ll need a range of skills including; scientific knowledge of plants, soil, pest and diseases and a wide variety of practical skills such as planting, pruning and hard landscaping. This level 3 course is for learners who are interested in developing the specific technical and professional skills and knowledge that will lead to meaningful employment in the horticulture industry. Learners will explore a wide range of industry areas. This is typically a two year full-time course. It equips you with the core skills and knowledge to enter employment in the horticultural industry. You would take this qualification if you really enjoy the practical aspects of working in a horticultural setting. Employment opportunities that may arise from doing this qualification are very much ‘operative’ roles i.e. hands-on.

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