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Some of the 300+ professional training & leisure courses available

Furniture Making Diploma

Level 2 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This qualification enables learners to develop the knowledge and skills required for employment, apprenticeships or further study to support career progression in selected areas including making, industry multi-skills; finishing or restoring furniture; making soft furnishings or upholstery; machining wood or fitting interiors such as kitchens and offices. Previous learners studying Level 2 Furniture with Cornwall College, Camborne, have gone on to compete at World Skills Regional and National competitions, with many past winners including Gold Medal at the 2019 National Final. Others have gone into Apprenticeships with world renowned companies such as Pendennis Superyachts.

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Professional Cookery Diploma

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


The Level 2 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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Basketball League

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


The Basketball League sessions are a natural lead on session from our Basketball for Beginners course. These sessions are delivered by a qualified Sports Coach with over 18 years experience and are fun filled and interactive. All the activities are carried out in our Cornwall College Camborne Sports Hall. The sessions are planned with great detail to ensure that all the attendees make progress in skills including balance, coordination, movement skills, throwing, catching and jumping. The Basketball League sessions run in 8 week blocks and all ability levels are welcome.

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Foundation Learning Skills Pathway: Skills Towards Vocational Studies

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


This course is part of the FL Skills pathway. FL Skills aims to develop and prepare you for future studies or work, through a blend of classroom-based and practical sessions. You will have the opportunity to explore a range of vocational options, develop your skills and have an invaluable opportunity to explore career options, taking part in careers week. This Pathway is offered at different campuses. The vocational options on offer are specific to the campus you choose to study at, and use specialists to deliver where required. 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 Skills towards Vocational Studies Entry 3 course will give you a range of opportunities and experiences to inform your future steps.

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Self-Defence

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


To introduce people to martial arts; touching on all basic modalities of my ‘brand’ if you will: Kickboxing, Self Defence & MA-Related Fitness Training. I hope to help make the students aware of the vast positive implications of martial arts training over the six week period: physical fitness, psychological well being, confidence gained through improving in a physical and mental craft, as well as learning and considering philosophical principles for life.

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CIM Professional Certificate In Digital Marketing Level 4

Level 4 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This qualification is aimed at the aspiring professional digital marketer who wishes to gain knowledge and skills to succeed and progress within a career in marketing. The course is designed for anyone with a working knowledge of marketing therefore experience of operational marketing is desirable. Plus, this course would also be perfect for you if you have accrued extensive experience in marketing practice but have no formal related qualifications. This course has been structured to reflect the need for a flexible and bite-size approach for today’s professional marketer. The course is made up of three modules, delivered online, one afternoon per week (1.30pm – 5.30pm) over 21 weeks (7 weeks, per module). Plus, you will be supported by the tutor via one-to-one online session and undertake self-study to complete each module. Additional to the course fee, you will need to pay a membership and assessment fee directly to CIM. APPLIED MARKETING: In this module, you will learn about the role of marketing in the organisation and the key concepts that underpin the activities of the marketer. You will explore the marketing environment, customer behaviour in the digital age, market research and the marketing planning process. This will include the marketing mix and a tactical planning framework to aid marketing effectiveness. Module structure The module comprises three units with two learning outcomes each. Each learning outcome will be covered by the related assessment criteria and will be assessed by way of examination. By the end of this module you should be able to: Unit 1: The Marketing Concept Understand the contribution of marketing to the organisation (15%) Know what influences customer behaviour across a range of contexts (15%) Unit 2: Analysis and Insight Understand the factors and trends in the marketing environment and how they affect marketing (15%) Know a range of options for gathering relevant marketing information (15%) Unit 3: Marketing Mix Understand the application of the marketing mix within different marketing contexts (20%) Know how to apply and adapt the marketing mix to satisfy customer needs and business goals (20%) Assessment: Examination The examination will comprise multiple-choice questions to be completed in a controlled assessment. PLANNING CAMPAIGNS: This module gives you the knowledge and skills to plan and implement successful campaigns that deliver real results for an organisation. You will learn the campaign planning process including how to analyse an organisation’s current position. You will also learn how to set campaign objectives, implement a campaign then measure and evaluate its success to aid continuous improvement in the fast-changing world of marketing. Module structure The module comprises three units of two learning outcomes each. Each learning outcome will be covered by the related assessment criteria and will be assessed by way of assignment. By the end of this module you should be able to: Unit 1: Campaign Process Understand the process of planning a campaign (15%) Know how to undertake an internal and external situational analysis (15%) Unit 2: Planning Campaigns in Action Know how to develop a successful campaign plan (30%) Understand how to implement a plan in practice (20%) Unit 3: Campaign Success Understand the principles of monitoring a marketing campaign (10%) Know how to undertake a post campaign evaluation (10%) Assessment: Assignment The assessment will require submission of an assignment based on a theme and an organisation of choice. DIGITAL MARKETING: This module focuses on the importance of the ever-evolving, dynamic digital landscape. You will develop skills to improve digital marketing performance and explore the challenges and opportunities within the digital environment. You will also use a range of tools to plan how to enhance an organisation’s effectiveness in the digital age. Module structure The module comprises three units with two learning outcomes each. Each learning outcome will be covered by the related assessment criteria and be assessed by way of a portfolio/assignment. By the end of this module you should be able to: Unit 1: Digital Techniques Understand digital marketing tools and techniques (15%) Assess different applications of digital marketing (15%) Unit 2: Digital Enhancement Know how to integrate digital and offline marketing (15%) Understand approaches to enhancing stakeholder engagement (20%) Unit 3: Digital Management Know how to develop a digital marketing plan (20%) Apply and adapt digital marketing analysis (15%) Assessment: Portfolio/Assignment The assessment will require submission of a portfolio/assignment based on a theme and an organisation of choice.

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Science CAVA Access To HE Diploma

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. There is a very high level of academic and personal support throughout the course. This can help if you need to combine study with part time employment and family commitments. Please Note: This course is only available to applicants who are 19+

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Legionella Awareness NICEIC

Level 3 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


The course is suitable for those who wish to disinfect hot and cold water systems and carry out a Legionella Risk Assessment. It is also suitable for managers/supervisors who are responsible for the management and maintenance of water systems (e.g. managers/supervisors of housing associations, nursing homes, hotels, restaurants and private landlords etc.).

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NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) – Site Carpentry (OSAT)

Level 2 • Distance Learning • Cornwall College Camborne


Are you working in the construction industry but do not have a NVQ qualification in your specialist trade? If so On Site Assessment & Training (OSAT) is your route to gaining recognition for the skills that you possess. OSAT allows you to continue working full time on site with no college attendance needed. A specialist assessor will work with you in the workplace to guide you through your qualification ensuring you know exactly what to do to successfully complete your NVQ qualification. Completing the level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations Site Carpentry will make you eligible to apply for a CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card. ‘Completing an OSAT was ideal for me. My assessor was really helpful, making sure I knew exactly what to do. Completing my NVQ means I have finally gained my trade qualification.’ Kevin Dunbavin, NVQ Level 2 (OSAT) Plastering

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Principles of Care Planning Certificate (Online)

Level 2 • Distance Learning • Cornwall College St Austell


In the care sector, it’s important that residents and patients are treated with a friendly and caring approach. The need for high-quality, skilled and knowledgeable care workers has never been greater. Our level 2 course in Care Planning will make sure you’ve got all the knowledge you need to provide high-quality care for the people you work with. It will help you to develop personally and professionally and evidence your competency to employers. You will learn about person-centred care and the best ways to provide support with everything from nutrition and hydration to personal hygiene and continence care.

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Music Performance Diploma

Level 2 • Full-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Learn how to write, perform and record songs with a BBC Radio 2 award-nominated musician and songwriter. If you want to develop and improve your creative and practical skills as a creative musician then this is the course for you! You will be learning from an experienced, practising musician. Learn to develop songwriting, composing, performance, sequencing, production and recording skills in studio spaces with not only digital, but also analogue, capabilities. Get creative and learn with industry-endorsed practitioners!

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Principles of Customer Service Certificate

Level 2 • Part-time • Offsite


Good customer service is crucial for any business. 96% of unhappy customers don’t ever complain – instead, 91% of them simply leave and never come back. This shows that providing good customer service and handling any issues in a professional and courteous manner is essential for the success of a business. If you work, or aspire to work, in customer service – this NCFE level 2 (VRQ) course can help you improve your skills and make sure every customer has a great experience.

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Introduction to Horticulture – Your road to wellbeing

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This course is run at CROP Gardens, a horticultural site managed by Livewell. You will be able to learn and develop horticultural skills and knowledge with the guidance of the tutor and team. There are various plots and poly-tunnels and you will have the opportunity to plant, propagate and grow a variety of plants and produce. Your road to wellbeing courses are relaxed and informal, enabling you to improve your wellbeing and mental health, building your self-confidence, and a great way to make friends. Our courses are for anyone aged 19 plus who suffers from or who is recovering from mental ill health. Our courses run one day per week, over 10 to 13 weeks per term. If you miss the start of the course don’t worry, you can join the courses at any time.

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Summer Barbeques

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


Get the best from your BBQ. This course will take you through the process of controlling and creating the perfect BBQ experience for your family without breaking the bank. We will make vegetable kebabs, homemade burgers, and marinated pork steaks and a variety of cold salads to complete the whole BBQ experience. This course will run from 9:00- 15:30 and there will be a £20 fee for materials

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Understanding Nutrition and Health Certificate (Online)

Level 2 • Distance Learning • Cornwall College St Austell


Whether you work in the healthcare or fitness industry and want to enhance your knowledge, or whether you just want to make some lifestyle changes yourself, our level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health is perfect for you. This fully online course will teach you about the role food and exercise play in maintaining health, and what the information on food labelling really means and how to use it correctly. It also covers the different diets that children and older people need to make sure they are fit and strong, as well as what can cause eating disorders and how to manage them. You’ll gain insight into creating a diet and exercise plan that’s tailored to each individual’s needs, and understand how to manage food hygiene to achieve maximum results.

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European Bread Making “Yeast Meets West”

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This course is open to anyone with an interest in catering and is aged 19 and over. Through interactive demonstration and hands on practical learning this course provides the foundation to those that want to gain a basic understanding of the principals of making European style bread. This course is free, however there is a small fee of £15 to cover ingredients and teaching materials.

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