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NCFE Level 1 Award in Mentoring

Level 1 • Part-time • Bicton College


This qualification is designed to allow learners to understand the role of a mentor and be aware of the skills needed to become an effective mentor. This qualification is ideal for anyone already working in a mentoring role or who'd like to develop their knowledge of this area prior to commencing employment.

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An Introduction to Setting Up Your Own Pet Business

No Qualification • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course is designed to provide knowledge about setting up your own small business, particularly if you are planning to set up a dog walking or pet sitting business. There are many aspects that you will need to be aware of if you are considering setting up your own business, many are integral to the success of the business, others may cause you a headache down the line if you have missed them. This course will cover the basics of setting up and running your own small business for success. Please note: This course is for adults 19+ only The course will run from 09:00am – 16:00pm.

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Plaiting and Trimming

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


You will learn the art of plaiting your horses main and tail and trimming ready for a competition. The course mixes theory and practical elements which provides you with the essential knowledge and skills required to help prepare your horse for a show. Please ensure that you come prepared to be on the yard with suitable clothing and footwear. This course will run from 09:00-16:00 Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only

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Lunging and long-reining

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Lunging and long-reining are common techniques used in training young horses but can also be used as a form of exercise in the more established horse. During this course, you will learn the reasons why we lunge and long-rein our horses, how we do so effectively, health and safety and what can go wrong. Please come along to this course with suitable clothing and footwear for working with horses, you will also need a hat and gloves to participate. Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only This course runs from - 09:00-16:00

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Animal Communication

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


A range of species and their methods of communication will be explored before going on to learn about how animals communicate with us. From our pet companions to their wild counterparts, you will discover a wide variety of behaviours that are used to form animal ‘language’. This course will run from 9:00-16:00. Pleaee note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only.

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Intermediate Horse Care and Husbandry

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course will provide information for those wishing to further their knowledge of horse care and husbandry and is suitable for both horse owners and those who wish to work in the industry. This course will run from 09:00-16:00 Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only

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Horse Care and Husbandry

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


The horse care and husbandry course is suitable for anyone who is wanting to learn how to look after a horse well and will provide the practical skills and knowledge of basic horse husbandry and care. This course will run from 09:00-16:00 Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only

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Important considerations before buying a pet

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course will highlight what is involved in purchasing, caring for and maintaining your animal during its life. Many pet owners purchase their pets without fully understanding what is involved in caring for their pet throughout its life. This course will provide the necessary information to ensure that as a new pet owner you are fully aware of the costs and needs of your pet to ensure that they are looked after well and to promote positive welfare. Animals that will be discussed are rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, mice, rats. Please note: this course is suitable for applicants aged 19+ This course will run from 09:00-16:00

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Equine Behaviour and Learning

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course provides an introduction to the area of equine behaviour and the ways in which our horses learn. Often conflict occurs between horse and human simply because there is a miscommunication. Having a greater understanding of how our horses learn, together with consideration of their needs, results in a positive effect on the interaction between the horse and human. This course will run from 09:00-16:00 Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only

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Rider Biomechanics and Simulator

No Qualification • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


The Rider Biomechanics course will introduce some key principles of biomechanical analysis and their application to rider performance, this can help riders to identify areas that could aid their riding and improve performance. A part of the course involve use of our dressage simulator and its use in rider biomechanic analysis.

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An Introduction to Equine Behaviour - Online

No Qualification • Distance Learning • Bicton College


This course is suitable for horse owners wishing to learn about horse behaviour and how to apply that knowledge. You will learn about the basics of reading and understanding the behaviours that horses display and why so that you can improve your relationship with you horse/s. Equine behaviour is complex and humans often misinterpret what their horse is telling them and miscommunicate which can cause conflict and stress.

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Introduction to Carpentry

Level 1 • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Come and join our experts at Cornwall College St Austell for this short intensive course, it is ideal for those of you who want some introductory carpentry skills. This is a great hands on course covering a range of very useful carpentry skills. It is also an ideal course for anyone who is contemplating undertaking a carpentry qualification.

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Equine First aid

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


This course is suitable for horse owners wishing to learn about applying first aid to their horse. Students will learn how to assess basic health and recognise when the horse is in poor health covering signs and symptoms, TPR, Wounds, Common ailments, lumps and bumps and what to have in your vet kit. If you are unsure how to recognise the signs of illness or what to do while awaiting a vet, then this course is suitable for you. Please ensure that you come wearing suitable clothing and yard footwear. Please also bring a riding hat and gloves for handling horses. This course is not suitable for complete novices, you must have some experience of handling horses to participate. This course will run from 09:30-16:30 Please note: this course is suitable for applicants aged 19+

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TCDA Play Portfolio: Photo Screen Printing

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell


This workshop is a basic introduction to photo screen printing. It will take you through the basic techniques required to produce a unique item of your choice on fabric, this could be a tote bag, t-shirt or apron etc, and in the process introduce you to various other techniques in the use of screen printing to produce a unique hand-made product. This course will run from 17:30 to 19:30

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BTEC Level 2 Award in Art and Design

Level 2 • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell


The BTEC Level 2 Award in Art and Design qualification provides opportunities for students to develop a range of visual language skills and techniques as well as support personal qualities and transferable skills required of industry and the world of work. The course consists of practical projects which have been created to provide students with experience of working to assignments that relate closely to those used in the workplace. Students will look at, and respond to, the work of artists, designers and craftspeople. While working on the series of projects they will experiment with a wide range of materials, techniques and processes. There will also be a minimum of 3 hours project based work to complete between sessions. This course will run from 17:00 to 20:00

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Classic Curry

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Come and join our expert chefs here at Cornwall Colleges Hospitality and Catering department and discover some of the transferable skills of cookery. You will explore techniques that will enable you to prepare the perfect curry to enjoy at home or impress your friends. Whether you enjoy mild or hot and spicy curries, this is the course for you.

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Award in Floral Design (Contemporary Flower Arrangement - Free Standing)

Level 1 • Full-time • Bicton College


If you are interested in specialising in traditional flower arrangements, and want to use your creativity to learn how to create beautiful simple designs this is the perfect course for you. You’ll learn: Different techniques and designs used within the industry, you will be able to work on small and large scale designs whist creating a range of designs that will go towards a final portfolio.

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Introduction to Animal Care

Entry Level • Part-time • Bicton College


Introduction to Animal Care will provide an overview of our adult provision within this sector. The following topics will be covered: • An introduction to dog grooming; learn how to carry out a basic bath and groom. • An introduction to wildlife and conservation by taking a walk through our natural woodlands, parklands and lake; learn how to observe nature and the environment. • An overview of canine care, training and husbandry; learn how to best care for and train your canine friend. These topics could then lead onto courses that are directly linked to qualifications to suit your next career move or interests. Help with applying for the next courses will be offered on the day and some time will also be spent on the day carrying out initial assessments to ensure we can support you with an specific skills around English and maths that would be required for the next courses we offer.

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Dog Training and Husbandry Award Level 2

Level 2 • Part-time • Bicton College


This course will be run over 7 days (Mondays for 7 weeks) and learners will need to build a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate their understanding of the topics covered. There will be both written and practical elements, and learners may be required to complete some work at home. This course would be suitable for pet owners, as well as those that work within the canine industry and could be funded depending on personal circumstances.

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TCDA Play Portfolio: Print

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Come and Join one of our experts within the Art and Design department at Cornwall College St Austell. You will work with a range of print techniques and processes to produce. You will explore a variety of print techniques and approaches. This is a fantastic stand alone, one day course, but why not stretch yourself further and sign up to more of our experimental one day course, experimenting with clay, Drawing and Painting.

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Introduction to Bricklaying Skills

Level 1 • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell


This introduction course is best suited anyone that is new to bricklaying. This course gives you the basics of bricklaying and the best start to produce basic brick and block walls to a good standard. On completion of the 'Introduction to Bricklaying' you will be able to construct simple stretcher bond walls and quoins.

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Introduction to Plumbing Skills

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Come and join our skillful team here at Cornwall College, This short intensive course is ideal for those of you who want some basic introductory plumbing skills. It is ideal for individuals who want to gain an insight into plumbing, maybe with a view to progressing further and achieving qualifications.

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Safe Use Of Pesticides PA1 & PA2

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


Please note – Full payment for this course must be made at least two weeks before enrolment. This course will enhance understanding, and enable successful students to legally spray their own land, or that of their employer, using Boom Mounted Sprayers. The first day will consist of the PA1 theory training, with an online test in the afternoon. This covers the storage, handling and application of pesticides. The second day is the PA2 Boom Mounted Sprayer training; with an allocated timeslot on the third day to take the PA2 assessment. The qualification to be gained is a Level 2 City & Guilds lifetime-qualification. The following PPE will be needed for the training. Clean wellington boots (for the PA2) Clean coverall spray suit (for the PA2) Nitrile gloves (for the PA2) Face Shield (for the PA2)

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The Basics of Equine Nutrition

No Qualification • Full-time • Bicton College


This course will provide you with a basic introduction into horse digestion and nutrition, looking at the importance of feeding for the health and wellbeing of the horse, and the factors that affect this. It is a perfect course for those who have an interest in equine nutrition and are looking to expand their knowledge. The course will aim to answer many of the questions related to basic digestion, nutrition and feeding practices and why nutrition plays such an important part of horse management. This course aims to give you a clearer understanding of equine nutrition, as well as practical advice on the nutritional requirements of the horse. In this course, you will learn about: • The anatomy of the horse's digestive system • The importance of nutrients • Assessing weight using body condition scoring • Feed evaluation • Factors to consider when feeding • Modern feeding practice. Please note: this course is suitable for applicants aged 19+

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Safe Use Of Pesticides PA1 & PA6

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


Please note – Full payment for this course must be made at least two weeks before enrolment. This course will enhance understanding, and enable successful students to legally spray their own land, or that of their employer, using Pedestrian Handheld Applicator Equipment (knapsack). The first day will consist of the PA1 theory training, with an online test in the afternoon. This covers the storage, handling, and application of pesticides. The second day is the PA6 Handheld Applicator training; there is then an allocated timeslot on the third day to take the PA6 assessment. The qualification to be gained is a Level 2 City & Guilds lifetime-qualification. The following PPE will be needed for the training: Clean wellington boots (for the PA6) Clean coverall spray suit (for the PA6) Nitrile gloves (for the PA6) Face shield (for the PA6)

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Safe Use Of Pesticides PA1 & PA2

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


Please note – Full payment for this course must be made at least two weeks before enrolment. This course will enhance understanding, and enable successful students to legally spray their own land, or that of their employer, using Boom Mounted Sprayers. The first day will consist of the PA1 theory training, with an online test in the afternoon. This covers the storage, handling and application of pesticides. The second day is the PA2 Boom Mounted Sprayer training; with an allocated timeslot on the third day to take the PA2 assessment. The qualification to be gained is a Level 2 City & Guilds lifetime-qualification. The following PPE will be needed for the training. Clean wellington boots (for the PA2) Clean coverall spray suit (for the PA2) Nitrile gloves (for the PA2) Face Shield (for the PA2)

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Safe Use Of Pesticides PA1 & PA6

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


Please note – Full payment for this course must be made at least two weeks before enrolment. This course will enhance understanding, and enable successful students to legally spray their own land, or that of their employer, using Pedestrian Handheld Applicator Equipment (knapsack). The first day will consist of the PA1 theory training, with an online test in the afternoon. This covers the storage, handling, and application of pesticides. The second day is the PA6 Handheld Applicator training; there is then an allocated timeslot on the third day to take the PA6 assessment. The qualification to be gained is a Level 2 City & Guilds lifetime-qualification. The following PPE will be needed for the training: Clean wellington boots (for the PA6) Clean coverall spray suit (for the PA6) Nitrile gloves (for the PA6) Face shield (for the PA6)

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Gel Polish

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Come and join our experts here at Cornwall Colleges Hairdressing and Beauty department where they will show you the do’s and Don’ts of applying and removing gel nail polish safely. During the two 3 hour session you will work on techniques that will enable you to prepare truly beautiful nails. This is the perfect introductory course that could lead you on to other courses within Cornwall College Hairdressing and Beauty.

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Themed Face Painting

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


Come and join our experts here at Cornwall Colleges Hairdressing and Beauty department where they will show how to create fantastic themed face painting. During the session you will work on techniques that will enable you to create the desired look for a childrens party. This is the perfect introductory course that could lead you on to other courses within Cornwall College Hairdressing and Beauty.

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Basic Butchery

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Come and join our expert chefs here at Cornwall College's Hospitality and Catering department and discover some of the transferable skills of cookery. Discover the different cuts of meat, and prepare them professionally ready to cook, whether for yourself or as a way of beginning your journey to becoming a butcher.

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Manual Metal Arc Welding Skills EMTA Award

Level 1 • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Introductory welding skills in MMA. This qualification will teach you the fundamental underpinning knowledge, relevant to your chosen welding process including, safety, use of equipment and choice on consumables. Your will learn how to set the welding parameters and electrical conditions, relevant to the welding process required and material to be joined. Furthermore you will develop the practical skills required to safely produce five practical welding tests in the flat horizontal/vertical positions.

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Tungsten Inert Gas Welding Skills - Introduction

Level 1 • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Introductory wedling skills, in either MAGS/MIG,MMA or TIG. This qualification will teach you the fundemental underpinning knowledge, relevant to your chosen welding process including, saftey, use of equipment and choice of consumables. You will learn how to set the welding parameters and electrical conditions, relevant to the welding process required and material to be joined. Furthermore you will develop the practical skills required to safely produce five practical welding tests in the flat and horizontal/vertical positions.

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Basic Nail Art

Level 1 • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Come and join our experts here at Cornwall Colleges Hairdressing and Beauty department where they will show how to apply basic nail art. During the two 3 hour session you will work on techniques that will enable you to prepare truly beautiful nails. This is the perfect introductory course that could lead you on to other courses within Cornwall College Hairdressing and Beauty.

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Easter Floral Creations Workshop

No Qualification • Full-time • Bicton College


Join our expert floristry tutors Denise Cross and Lucy Somerville in the beautiful grounds of Bicton College for a workshop to make a beautiful Easter wreath to hang on your door and a lovely arrangement to decorate your home for the Easter period using lovely seasonal flowers and foliage foraged around the grounds of the College.

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Growing without soil

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


There are a range of soil-less hydroponic systems that can be used to grow vegetable plants producing high quality produce quickly and efficiently. This course is recommended for anyone who is interested in an alternative method of growing vegetables by a 21st century method. This is different from conventional methods used on allotments and in gardens.

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Success with Propagation

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


Taking cuttings is one good way to propagate a wide range of your plants. There are a number of other methods including: layering, suckers and division. Learn how to improve your success rates by propagating a range of plants. Discuss the selection of plant material for propagation purposes. Also, the control of common pests and diseases as well as propagation equipment. This course is recommended for anyone who is interested in growing new plants from cuttings particularly ornamentals. If you are a new gardener or working in the industry this is an opportunity to improve your propagation skills.

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Womans Shed - Skills for Working Life

Entry Level • Part-time • Bicton College


Want to try something new? Learn a new skill? Uplift that old furniture or have a home project but not sure how to tackle it Practical onsite course for woman. What will you cover - Refurbish Old furniture - Re use textiles - Basic woodwork skills including join wood materials and finishing wood-based surfaces This course will run from 17:30 to 20:30

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City & Guilds Award in Practical Horticulture – Sustainable Food Growing

Level 2 • Part-time • Plotgate Community Farm


An Award in Practical Horticulture Skills is for adult learners (19+) and adults getting started in the horticulture industry. Or you might be working in a horticulture job and want to improve your skills. You don't need any previous experience or a current work placement. Taking place at Plotgate Community Farm, on the edge of the Somerset levels near Glastonbury, this course is primarily practical, and backed up by theory and discussion. It covers seasonal aspects of food growing, including fundamental practical skills in horticulture. Plotgate Community Farm www.plotgatecommunityfarm.org is a co-operative, in the hands of its members, committed to truly sustainable food produced with a spirit of low-carbon innovation all year round.

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Preparing your horse for a competition - Like a pro!

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


This course will guide you to either learn about, or improve your plaiting and show preparation skills. Getting that perfect competition look is an art form and is all a part of the competition experience. We all want to be proud of our skills and our ability to make the horse look its best, this takes practice and to do it well, you need to understand the basics. This course will help you to learn how to create a polished look and will give you hints and tips on what the pro's do to perfect your skills. This course will run from 09:30-16:00 Please note: this course is suitable for applicants aged 19+

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TCDA Play Portfolio: Painting

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Come and Join one of our experts within the Art and Design department at Cornwall College St Austell. You will work with a range of painting techniques and processes to produce observational studies form still life. You will explore colour mixing, painting techniques and composition through a variety of approaches. This is a fantastic stand alone, one day course, but why not stretch yourself further and sign up to more of our experimental one day course, experimenting with clay, and printmaking. This course will run from 13:30 to 16:30

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City and Guilds Practical Horticulture Skills

Level 2 • Part-time • Dartington College


Focussing upon the fundamental practical skills in horticulture, the learner will be able to learn skills such as planting out, preparing ground, plant maintenance techniques. An Award in Practical Horticulture Skills is for adult learners (19+) and adults getting started in the horticulture industry. Or you might be working in a horticulture job and want to improve your skills. You don't need any previous experience or a current work placement. This level will suit you if you've developed a real interest in Horticulture and want to either progress into work, progress from Level 1 to other related horticulture qualifications, or if you have a passion for learning more about horticulture and developing your skills and knowledge further. The qualification is taken as part-time learning from Dartington.

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Organic pest and disease control

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


If you struggle to control pests and diseases in the greenhouse of garden learn how to identify and control a range of common pests and diseases by organic methods. This course is recommended for anyone who is interested in growing healthy plants including a ornamentals, fruit and vegetables. If you are a new gardener or working in the industry this is an opportunity to improve your pest and disease control skills.

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Introduction to Reflexology

Level 1 • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell


If you love promoting the health and wellbeing of others holistically, this is the course for you, and will be your first step into the spa industry. Come and join our experts here at Cornwall Colleges Hairdressing and Beauty department where they will show how to carry out the basics of reflexology. This is the perfect introductory course that could lead you on to other courses within Cornwall College Hairdressing and Beauty.

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Introduction to Casualty Make-up

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


Come and join our experts here at Cornwall Colleges Hairdressing and Beauty department where they will show how to create casualty make up. You will gain an insight into special effects working with latex and discovering some of the tricks of the trade. This is the perfect introductory course that could lead you on to other courses within Cornwall College Hairdressing and Beauty.

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Introduction to Spa Treatments

Level 1 • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell


If you love promoting the health and wellbeing of others this is the course for you and will be your first step into the spa industry. Come and join our experts here in the Hairdressing and Beauty department where you will learn how to carry out basic spa treatments. This is the perfect introductory course that could lead you on to other courses within Cornwall College Hairdressing and Beauty.

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Cooking on a budget

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Come and join our expert chefs here at Cornwall Colleges Hospitality and Catering department and discover some of the transferable skills of cookery. During these difficult times, there is no better way to save money than to understand how you can cook for yourself or your family on a budget, making the most of you weekly supermarket shop.

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Lets go Vegan

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Come and join our expert chefs here at Cornwall Colleges Hospitality and Catering department and discover some of the transferable skills of cookery. We can show you how to create incredible plant based cuisine to enjoy yourself at home or to impress your friends at dinner parties. Don’t miss out on great flavours by becoming a vegan, we can demonstrate to you that plant based dishes can be exciting.

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TCDA Play Portfolio: Drawing

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Come and Join one of our experts within the Art and Design department at Cornwall College St Austell. You will work with a range of contemporary drawing techniques and processes to produce a range of exciting and creative work. You will explore line, tone, colour, form and composition through a variety of approaches. This is a fantastic stand alone, one day course, but why not stretch yourself further and sign up to more of our experimental courses, experimenting with clay, painting and printmaking. This course will run from 13:30 to 16:30

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Lets go Vegan

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Come and join our expert chefs here at Cornwall Colleges Hospitality and Catering department and discover some of the transferable skills of cookery. We can show you how to create incredible plant based cuisine to enjoy yourself at home or to impress your friends at dinner parties. Don’t miss out on great flavours by becoming a vegan, we can demonstrate to you that plant based dishes can be exciting.

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Award in Floral Design (Contemporary Flower Arrangement - Table Decor)

Level 1 • Full-time • Bicton College


If you are interested in specialising in contemporary Table arrangements, and want to use your creativity to learn how to create beautiful simple designs this is the perfect course for you. You’ll learn: Different techniques and designs used within the industry, you will be able to work on small and large scale designs whist creating a range of designs that will go towards a final portfolio

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Award in Floral Design (Contemporary Flower Arrangement - Free Standing)

Level 1 • Full-time • Honors Flowers


If you are interested in specialising in traditional flower arrangements, and want to use your creativity to learn how to create beautiful simple designs this is the perfect course for you. You’ll learn: Different techniques and designs used within the industry, you will be able to work on small and large scale designs whist creating a range of designs that will go towards a final portfolio.

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Basic Woodwork Skills

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


Want to try something new? Learn a new skill? Uplift that old furniture or have a home project but not sure how to tackle it Practical onsite course What will you cover • Refurbish Old furniture • Re use textiles • Basic woodwork skills including join wood materials and finishing wood-based surfaces This course will run from 09:00 to 16:00

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Award in Floral Design (Contemporary Flower Arrangement - Table Decor)

Level 1 • Full-time • Honors Flowers


If you are interested in specialising in contemporary Table arrangements, and want to use your creativity to learn how to create beautiful simple designs this is the perfect course for you. You’ll learn: Different techniques and designs used within the industry, you will be able to work on small and large scale designs whist creating a range of designs that will go towards a final portfolio

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Creating Willow Sculptures

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


Over the duration of this course you will create a variety of willow sculptures (eg Garden wigwams and hurdles ) and animals ranging from birds, sheep, reindeer and more. You can choose which animals you would like to create. Materials will be available for purchase and will cost approximately £15 per design. Please note: This course is for adults 19+ and applicants may be eligible for funding, please ask for more information.

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An Introduction to Hoopers

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


What is Hooper’s? Hooper’s is a fun dog sport that is ideal for dogs and owners of all ages and fitness levels. Dogs navigate a course of hoops, barrels and tunnels with the same pace and excitement as agility. But the courses are flowing and don’t involve tight turns – making it accessible for everyone! Hooper’s is focused on the ability of dog and owner to work together as a smooth-flowing team so it is a great bonding activity too.

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Award in Floral Design (Traditional Flower Arrangement - Table Decor)

Level 1 • Full-time • Honors Flowers


If you are interested in specialising in traditional Table arrangements, and want to use your creativity to learn how to create beautiful simple designs this is the perfect course for you. You’ll learn: Different techniques and designs used within the industry, you will be able to work on small and large scale designs whist creating a range of designs that will go towards a final portfolio.

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Christmas door wreath and table arrangement workshop

No Qualification • Full-time • Bicton College


Join our floristry tutors Denise Cross and Lucy Somerville in the beautiful grounds of Bicton College for a workshop to make a beautiful Christmas wreath to hang on your door and a lovely table arrangement (with optional Candles) to decorate your table for the festive season. The tutors will share expert tips to help you create an attractive wreath using lots of lovely evergreen foliage and fresh moss along with scented cinnamon sticks, fir cones and orange slices. The tuition is free , however materials will be available to purchase to complete the 2 designs at a cost of £15 (Payable on the day) but you may wish to bring some of your own decorations, garden foliage etcetera to personalise your designs.

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Know your Soil and Composting

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


The soil is vital to the healthy growth of your plants. If you have a knowledge of how the soil and plants interact then it is possible to improve the growth of your plants. This course will give you an introduction into a range of soil characteristics and an opportunity to test some of these including the texture, pH, organic matter content and the nutrient values. Also, how to create and use compost from recycled plant material. How to construct a successful compost heap and how best to use it in the garden. This course is recommended for anyone who is interested in growing fruit and vegetables. Also for new gardeners or those working in the industry wishing to know more about the soil.

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An Introduction to Wildlife and Conservation

Level 1 • Part-time • Bicton College


NCFE Level 1 Award in Occupational Studies for the Workplace; (T/502/5142/UNIT). This short course is designed for mature students (19+) who have a passion and interest for British Wildlife and Conservation who wish to learn more about this subject and why it is an important part of the animal care industry. This short course is an introduction into wildlife and conservation which will enable learners to recognise a range of habitats and energy links between plants and animals. It will involve practical elements such as animal and plant surveys along with learning the theory such as understanding the climate and how this can affect the plant and animal life. Learners will also be looking at the food chain and how plants provide energy for the animals feeding behaviours. The course will examine wildlife conservation and terms associated with this as well as investigating a range of different habitat types and their characteristics. It will explore the influences on different sites such as population, pollution which will discuss how humans can impact wildlife and conservation efforts. It will go into detail about the producers, primary consumers, secondary consumer and tertiary consumer and how the change in population effects the consumers and what this might mean. It is important to understand the process of decomposition and how this works in relation to the “natural clean up” when exploring conservation efforts. In order for the learner to successfully complete this course it will involve some independent learning to full fill the commitment of the course and it will be assessed through the completion of a portfolio of evidence and this will also include some practical aspect such as habitat surveys. On completion of this course you will have completed a level 1 in wildlife conservation which will lead will give you a basic understanding of this animal care filed of study and a stepping stone onto future courses.

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An Introduction to Equine Reproduction - Online

No Qualification • Distance Learning • Bicton College


Equine breeding is a vast and rapidly evolving industry and horses are often bred with a variety of sporting purposes in mind, ranging from racing to dressage. The equine breeding industry is worth millions to the UK economy through revenue from horse sales and those employed in a range of different roles to support breeding.

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An Introduction to Chicken Husbandry

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


Keeping chickens has become a popular past time for many people, particularly over the last year as more time is spent at home. This course is great if you have recently bought some chickens or are thinking about buying some, or perhaps you would just like to learn about keeping your chickens. You will learn how to choose the right type of chicken for your requirements, how to look after them ensuring their needs are met and they have good welfare and what type of environment they should be kept in. This course will run from 09:30-16:00 This course is for those who are 19+ and who would like to learn the basics of keeping chickens.

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An Introduction to Equine Anatomy and Physiology

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


This course will provide you with a basic introduction into horse anatomy and physiology, looking at the musculoskeletal system and considering the basics of how the horse moves, this course will also identify the location of the main organs and how they work. This course will run from 09:30-16:00 Please note: this course is suitable for applicants aged 19+

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Award in Floral Design (Traditional Flower Arrangement - Table Decor)

Level 1 • Full-time • Bicton College


If you are interested in specialising in traditional Table arrangements, and want to use your creativity to learn how to create beautiful simple designs this is the perfect course for you. You’ll learn: Different techniques and designs used within the industry, you will be able to work on small and large scale designs whist creating a range of designs that will go towards a final portfolio.

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Basic Makeup Techniques for Interviews

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Come and join our experts here at Cornwall Colleges Hairdressing and Beauty department where they will show how to apply the perfect make up for an understated interview look. During the two 3 hour session you will work on techniques that will enable you to your make up reading for that all important interview. This is the perfect introductory course that could lead you on to other courses within Cornwall College Hairdressing and Beauty.

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