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Allied Health Professions CAVA Access to Higher Education Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Access courses are designed to provide a stepping stone to enable motivated, enthusiastic people to progress on to Higher Education. This Allied Health Professions Access course is ideal for those who want to re-train or redirect their lives and start a career within the health sector such as: Chiropodists/podiatrists; Dietitians; Occupational therapists; Orthoptists; Paramedics; Physiotherapists; Prosthetists; Radiographers; Speech and language therapists; as well as Sports Science professions and many other science related careers. There is a very high level of academic and personal support throughout the course, which 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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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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Advanced Counselling Studies*

Level 4 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This programme is intended for people who have completed an introductory counselling course, typically at a Level 2 who wish to develop their counselling skills further or gain a qualification in Higher Education which qualifies them to apply for the Level 5 Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (a professional qualification in Counselling) The Certificate of Advanced Counselling, enables you develop your counselling skills within a person-centred framework. You are not required to work with clients, nor work within a placement, as this is an academic course which does not in itself provide a profession qualification, but can create a pathway towards achieving this. Please note, that there is no automatic progression route between our courses. Each qualification requires a rigorous assessment process including an interview, and due to limited places, you may be placed on a waiting list or may not be successful on your first application.

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Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes Certificate

Level 2 • Distance Learning • Cornwall College St Austell


Diabetes is a growing health problem worldwide, but it can be prevented, delayed or managed with simple lifestyle changes. Whether you work in the care sector or just want to look out for your own health or the health of someone you know, this online course will provide you with essential knowledge. You'll learn about the different forms and causes of diabetes, as well as the care, treatment and management of the condition.

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Principles of Care Planning Certificate

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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Principles of Dementia Care Certificate

Level 2 • Distance Learning • Cornwall College St Austell


Dementia is one of the main causes of disability in later life, and cases are rising – by 2051, it’s expected that two million people in the UK will have dementia. If you work with people with dementia, it’s important that you understand the condition and know how to provide the best possible care for each individual. In our level 2 Principles of Dementia Care course, you will learn all about approaches to dementia care. You’ll gain insight into how dementia affects the way people behave and interact, as well as how best to communicate with people who have dementia.

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Understanding Autism NCFE Certificate

Level 2 • Distance Learning • Cornwall College St Austell


There are around 700,000 autistic people in the UK – more than 1 in every 100. If you work with autistic people, or if someone you know is autistic, this course is a great way to increase your knowledge about the condition. You will learn about autism and how it can affect the ways people communicate, interact and process information. You'll learn how to support autistic people to live healthy, fulfilled lives.

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Leader in Adult Care Apprenticeship

Level 5 • Work-based • Cornwall College St Austell


The Leader in Adult Care will guide and inspire teams to make positive differences to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges. They will be a leader of the care team and will develop and implement a values-based culture at a service or unit level. They may be responsible for business development, financial control, organisational resilience and continuity as well as for managing risk and leading on organisational change. Leaders in Adult Care may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, community day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings. The role of Leader in Adult Care in this standard also covers Personal Assistants who operate in a management role but they may only work directly for one individual who needs support and/or care services. Typical job titles include registered, assistant, deputy, unit or service manager. A Leader in Adult Care has responsibility for managing community or residential based services. This role has a large element of leadership, whether with other care workers and networks or in leading the service itself. A successful apprentice will have met all the requirements. They have a responsibility to ensure the service is safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led. They may be a registered manager of a service, unit, deputy or assistant manager. They will be responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance of the care given and the values and training of staff with established standards and regulations.

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Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties Certificate

Level 2 • Distance Learning • Cornwall College St Austell


Around 15% of people have a learning difficulty, which means they can find it harder to learn certain skills. If you're looking to improve your understanding and awareness of learning difficulties, this is the course for you. You will learn about a range of specific learning difficulties, including ADHD, dyslexia and dyscalculia. It's great for people working in a variety of sectors, such as healthcare, social care and education.

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Falls Prevention Awareness Certificate

Level 2 • Distance Learning • Cornwall College St Austell


Falls are the most frequent and serious type of accident in people aged 65 and over, with 10,000 falls happening each day. Falls often affect a person physically and mentally - they can result in fractures and broken bones, but also in a lack of confidence and isolation. If you work in health and social care or have contact with older people who are more at risk of falls, this course is ideal for you. You will learn about the risk factors and causes of falls, as well as how to prevent falls and how to manage them when they happen.

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Principles of Team Leading Certificate

Level 2 • Distance Learning • Cornwall College St Austell


If you're looking to develop your team leading skills to manage a team effectively, this fully online level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading will help you do just that. This qualification will teach you the principles of team leading, how to use different styles of leadership to enhance your team's performance, and how to motivate team members to get the best out of them. You'll learn how to manage conflict within teams, how to handle dissatisfied customers and how to be the best mentor possible.

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Understanding Nutrition and Health Certificate

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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Dental Nursing Diploma

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


From a general check-up to root canal work, as a dental nurse you will be required to have a reassuring and caring nature as it will be your job to look after the patients. You will also need great communication and organisational skills as you will be responsible for looking after the equipment and maintaining high levels of cleanliness. Successful completion of the course will enable you to become a qualified dental nurse and register with the General Dental Council. New apprenticeship standards are being introduced to focus skills training more on specific career roles within industry. These government changes mean the apprenticeship skills development programme is written with employers ensuring you are much more work ready for a specific role by the time you complete your training. As part of your course you will be required to be employed in a trainee dental nurse position.Your employer will give you all the hands-on practical experience you need to become a fully qualified dental nurse. You will need great communication and organisational skills, plus a caring manner to succeed in this industry. Completion of this course will allow you to progress on to further studies at other universities such as: BSc Dental Therapy & Hygiene or BSc (Hons) Dental Therapy.

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Introducing Caring for Children and Young People NCFE Certificate

Level 2 • Distance Learning • Cornwall College St Austell


We all know how important it is for children and young people to be safe and well cared for. Unfortunately, some children are at risk of abuse and exploitation. If you’re involved in caring for children and you want to help those affected by these issues, our level 2 certificate in Caring for Children and Young People can help you gain the skills you need. You will learn about protecting children in a babysitting environment, including how to prevent accidents and fire safety skills. The course also covers key skills about parenting, including parents’ rights and responsibilities and information about healthy lifestyles.

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Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences NCFE Certificate

Level 2 • Distance Learning • Cornwall College St Austell


Adverse circumstances can have a negative impact on anyone's life, but children and young people are particularly vulnerable. They might face difficult circumstances such as the death or divorce of parents, domestic violence, or national and international disasters. These types of adverse childhood experiences can have an impact on their development and mental health, which may continue into adulthood and affect their life chances. This fully online course will give you the skills you need to support children and young people affected by adverse childhood experiences. You will gain insight into how to strengthen their resilience and empower them to overcome the challenges they face.

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Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities NCFE Certificate

Level 2 • Distance Learning • Cornwall College St Austell


Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. If you work with people with learning disabilities, or are interesting in starting in the sector, it's essential you have a good understanding of the signs and symptoms of different health conditions, as well as knowledge of legislation and the healthcare system. This level 2 course will ensure your knowledge is up to date and you can provide high-quality care for those you work with.

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Assistant Practitioners In Healthcare Diploma (Higher Apprenticeship)

Level 5 • Work-based • Cornwall College St Austell


The qualification is for individuals already working in a healthcare environment like nursing homes, clinical health care settings, hospital staff working in clinical areas, residential health care settings (that have a clinical aspect to the job role) or domiciliary settings (that have a clinical aspect to the job role). You can train to an Assistant Practitioner level while continuing working in practice.

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Dental Nursing Advanced Apprenticeship

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


From a general check-up to root canal work, as a dental nurse you will be required to have a reassuring and caring nature as it will be your job to look after the patients. You will also need great communication and organisational skills as you will be responsible for looking after the equipment and maintaining high levels of cleanliness. Successful completion of the course will enable you to become a qualified dental nurse and register with the General Dental Council. New apprenticeship standards are being introduced to focus skills training more on specific career roles within industry. These government changes mean the apprenticeship skills development programme is written with employers ensuring you are much more work ready for a specific role by the time you complete your training. You will be required to attend college on 1 day per week. An essential element of the programme is that you must achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing (City and Guilds), which consists of a portfolio of evidence and observations of you working in the dental practice by an assessor, plus four exams. You can expect your employer to give you all the hands-on practical experience you need to become a fully qualified dental nurse. You will need great communication and organisational skills, plus a caring manner to succeed in this industry.

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CIH Certificate In Housing Practice Level 3

Level 3 • Distance Learning • Cornwall College St Austell


CIH Level 3 Certificate in Housing , is designed to provide you with contextual and specialised knowledge to support you in your role and career as a housing professional. This blended learning/online qualification enables you to be an effective housing practitioner and will provide you with a deeper understanding of how your organisation and others in the housing industry work.

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CIH Certificate In Housing Practice Level 3

Level 3 • Distance Learning • Cornwall College St Austell


Recognised industry standard qualification in housing, this is a vocationally related qualification for those either employed or active in the housing related support service. This course can be delivered in-house at a time to suit you (minimum group of six).

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Assistant Practitioners In Healthcare Diploma (Higher Apprenticeship)

Level 5 • Work-based • Cornwall College St Austell


Assistant Practitioners work as part of the range of healthcare and social care teams and have direct contact with patients, service users or clients providing high quality and compassionate care. The role requires workers to have a more in-depth understanding about factors that influence health and ill-health (e.g., anatomy and physiology). The assistant practitioner may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers or activities delegated by registered healthcare practitioners. This course is aimed at all assistant practitioners or those individuals that wish to become assistant practitioners. Students may also be in other roles and recruited as apprentices on to this programme. The course focuses on consolidation of learning and on embedding consistently good practice in core areas, as well as the development of additional knowledge and skills. You will learn about a variety of areas directly relevant to the role, including assessing patients, understanding health principles and effective team working. You will generally learn within your work setting. You will be assessed through written assignments, and your competency in your work practice. Having completed this course, workers may then progress into undergraduate healthcare profession programmes such as nurse training.

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Principles of End of Life Care Certificate

Level 2 • Distance Learning • Cornwall College St Austell


Britain has an ageing population - the number of people aged over 64 is expected to grow to 15 million by 2040. This means more people will live with serious chronic illnesses and need end of life care. Our level 2 Certificate in Principles of End of Life Care will give you the knowledge you need to perform your role as a care worker for people approaching the end of their lives. You will learn how to support and manage pain and discomfort, as well as gaining insight into the impact of dementia on end of life care. You'll also develop the compassionate skills needed for supporting family and friends with the loss and grief process.

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Dental Nursing Diploma

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


From a general check-up to root canal work, as a dental nurse you will be required to have a reassuring and caring nature as it will be your job to look after the patients. You will also need great communication and organisational skills as you will be responsible for looking after the equipment and maintaining high levels of cleanliness. Successful completion of the course will enable you to become a qualified dental nurse and register with the General Dental Council. New apprenticeship standards are being introduced to focus skills training more on specific career roles within industry. These government changes mean the apprenticeship skills development programme is written with employers ensuring you are much more work ready for a specific role by the time you complete your training. As part of your course you will be required to be employed in a trainee dental nurse position.Your employer will give you all the hands-on practical experience you need to become a fully qualified dental nurse. You will need great communication and organisational skills, plus a caring manner to succeed in this industry. You will be required to attend college on 1 day per week. Completion of this course will allow you to progress on to further studies at other universities such as: BSc Dental Therapy & Hygiene or BSc (Hons) Dental Therapy.

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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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Diploma in Person-centred Counselling & Therapy

Level 5 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This programme is ideal if you wish to become a professional counsellor, or if your job role contains a significant element of counselling. It has been accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and successful completion means you can practice independently as a qualified counsellor. For September 2021 intake, attendance is required 1 day a week, term time only for 2 years (Thursdays 9.30am to 4.30pm) The programme contains an in-depth module on personal development, as well as counselling practice, professional development and counselling psychology modules. You will start to work with clients as a counsellor, practise and develop your counselling skills, develop your understanding of the counselling process and expand your ability to be in a professional relationship with your client. You will do this within a person-centred framework and in the second year you will visit other counselling models. You will be required to carry out 100 hours of counselling work with clients (i.e. in addition to counselling practice with peers) over the duration of the programme through placements with counselling agencies across Cornwall. We have strong links with placement providers and can support this process. You will need to keep accurate records of your client work, and if the placement does not provide supervision, you will need to engage a counselling supervisor to support your client work. Again we can offer you guidance with this. It would be inconsistent with a person-centred model for you to have no experience of personal counselling as a client, so it is highly recommended that you undertake personal counselling while you are on the course. Please note, that there is no automatic progression route between our courses. Each qualification requires a rigorous assessment process including an interview, and due to limited places, you may be placed on a waiting list or may not be successful on your first application.

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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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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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HNC Health, Welfare & Social Sciences

Level 4 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This programme is designed for individuals wishing to study health and social care in the community. It is for one year at Level 4 and is the first year of a foundation or honours degree. The modules studied include Sociological Perspectives, Professional Practice, Developmental Psychological, Safeguarding & Promotion of Welfare, Equality, Diversity & Rights, Health, Welfare & Social Policy. You will be given the opportunity to enhance your knowledge base as the emphasis is on supporting future careers in the health and social care field and for further study. The programme provides a wide range of teaching styles, assessment and work-related learning. As part of your study you will be expected to undertake a minimum of 60 hours work related learning in a voluntary or paid capacity. This should be in a health and social care environment. You will need to have a current Disclosure and Barring Service check in order to undertake this work. The programme is over two days a week for one academic year. Students will benefit from the Health and Social Care department’s excellent links with agencies and organisations that specialise in health and community services and projects.

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BSc (Hons) Health, Welfare & Social Sciences

Level 6 • Full-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 can also be studied as a one year 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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Behavioural Sciences/Psychology CAVA Access to HE Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


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, which can help if you need to combine study with part-time employment and family commitments. This course is ideal for those who want to re-train or re-direct their lives into psychology, social science and many other behaviour related university courses. Please Note: This course is only available to applicants who are 19+

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BA (Hons) Counselling Studies (Part-time)

Level 6 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This part-time top-up course is taught over two years and is only open to candidates who have successfully the HE Level 5 Diploma in Person Centred Counselling at Cornwall College and who wish to progress their studies to achieve an honours degree in counselling studies. It also carries a professional qualification as a Counselling Supervisor on successful completion of the course. Please note, that there is no automatic progression route between our courses. Each qualification requires a rigorous assessment process including an interview, and due to limited places, you may be placed on a waiting list or may not be successful on your first application.

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Diploma in Person-centred Counselling & Therapy

Level 5 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This programme is ideal if you wish to become a professional counsellor, or if your job role contains a significant element of counselling. It has been accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and successful completion means you can practice independently as a qualified counsellor. For September 2021 intake, attendance is required 1 day a week, term time only for 2 years (Thursdays 9.30am to 4.30pm) The programme contains an in-depth module on personal development, as well as counselling practice, professional development and counselling psychology modules. You will start to work with clients as a counsellor, practise and develop your counselling skills, develop your understanding of the counselling process and expand your ability to be in a professional relationship with your client. You will do this within a person-centred framework and in the second year you will visit other counselling models. You will be required to carry out 100 hours of counselling work with clients (i.e. in addition to counselling practice with peers) over the duration of the programme through placements with counselling agencies across Cornwall. We have strong links with placement providers and can support this process. You will need to keep accurate records of your client work, and if the placement does not provide supervision, you will need to engage a counselling supervisor to support your client work. Again we can offer you guidance with this. It would be inconsistent with a person-centred model for you to have no experience of personal counselling as a client, so it is highly recommended that you undertake personal counselling while you are on the course. Additional expenses (current sums, subject to change) to budget for throughout the programme are: personal therapy – approximately £25-£35 per hour supervision – if not paid for or supplied by your placement, approximately £30-£60 per 1.5 hours for monthly individual supervision; approximately £20 per hour for group supervision. enhanced DBS Certificate (DBS means Disclosure and Barring Service, previously known as the Enhanced CRB) – £44. Students will need to meet the cost of their own DBS. personal insurance – approximately £25 – £90 per year; discounts available from some insurers for BACP members; monthly payment options usually available. we recommend you that you undertake a professional membership of the BACP – £70 per year, or £35 at reduced rate for people who are not in paid employment Please note, that there is no automatic progression route between our courses. Each qualification requires a rigorous assessment process including an interview, and due to limited places, you may be placed on a waiting list or may not be successful on your first application.

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BA (Hons) Counselling Studies (Part-time)

Level 6 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This part-time top-up course is taught over two years and is only open to candidates who have successfully the HE Level 5 Diploma in Person Centred Counselling at Cornwall College and who wish to progress their studies to achieve an honours degree in counselling studies. It also carries a professional qualification as a Counselling Supervisor on successful completion of the course. Please note, that there is no automatic progression route between our courses. Each qualification requires a rigorous assessment process including an interview, and due to limited places, you may be placed on a waiting list or may not be successful on your first application.

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

Level 6 • Full-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 top up programme is studied as a one year 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.

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Lead in Adult Care Apprenticeship Standard

Level 3 • Work-based • Cornwall College St Austell


Lead Adult Care Workers are frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives. In addition, Lead Adult Care Workers have responsibility for providing supervision, frontline leadership, guidance and direction for others, or working autonomously, exercising judgement and accountability.

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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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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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Allied Health Professions CAVA Access to Higher Education Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Access courses are designed to provide a stepping stone to enable motivated, enthusiastic people to progress on to Higher Education. This Allied Health Professions Access course is ideal for those who want to re-train or redirect their lives and start a career within the health sector such as: Chiropodists/podiatrists; Dietitians; Occupational therapists; Orthoptists; Paramedics; Physiotherapists; Prosthetists; Radiographers; Speech and language therapists; as well as Sports Science professions and many other science related careers. There is a very high level of academic and personal support throughout the course, which 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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Understanding Autism NCFE Certificate

Level 2 • Distance Learning • Cornwall College St Austell


The objective of this qualification is to help learners to progress within employment in a variety of sectors, and in a number of job roles where an understanding of autism and knowledge of how to support people with autism is required. This qualification aims to develop learners’ understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism. The course will cover the person-centred approach and influence of positive communication methods, how to support positive behaviour and how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

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Health, Humanities and Social Sciences CAVA Access to HE Diploma Level 3

Level 3 • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Access courses are designed as a stepping stone to enable motivated, enthusiastic people to progress onto Higher Education. This course is ideal if you want to re-direct your career into areas, amongst others, such as social work, teaching or health and social care management. This course would also be ideal for those wishing to take a social sciences subject specific degree such as sociology, psychology and criminology etc. This is a challenging course and it is expected that students will complete a minimum of 15 hours additional 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. It is therefore highly recommended that you find work 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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Adult Care Worker Standard

Level 2 • Work-based • Cornwall College St Austell


To work in care is to make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. Adult Care Workers need to have the right values and behaviours developing competences and skills to provide high quality compassionate care and support. This course will provide you the skills to help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives which is at the heart of person centred care. Job roles are varied and determined by and relevant to the type of the service being provided and the person supported. Adult Care Workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings. Working with people, feeling passionate about supporting and enabling them to live a more independent and fulfilling life is a rewarding and worthwhile job that provides excellent career opportunities. This apprenticeship programme will provide an ideal entry into the occupation and supports progression within the sector. It will take between 12 - 18 months to complete and will require completion of the Care Certificate by the end of the programme. DBS, L2 English and Maths will be required prior to taking the End Point Assessment.

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HNC Health, Welfare & Social Sciences - Part-time

Level 4 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This programme is designed for individuals wishing to study health and social care in the community. It is for two years at Level 4 and is the first year of a foundation or honours degree. The modules studied include Sociological Perspectives, Professional Practice, Developmental Psychological, Safeguarding & Promotion of Welfare, Equality, Diversity & Rights, Health, Welfare & Social Policy. You will be given the opportunity to enhance your knowledge base as the emphasis is on supporting future careers in the health and social care field and for further study. The programme provides a wide range of teaching styles, assessment and work-related learning. As part of your study you will be expected to undertake a minimum of 60 hours work related learning in a voluntary or paid capacity. This should be in a health and social care environment. You will need to have a current Disclosure and Barring Service check in order to undertake this work. The programme is over one day a week for two academic years. Students will benefit from the Health and Social Care department’s excellent links with agencies and organisations that specialise in health and community services and projects.

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HNC Health, Welfare & Social Sciences - Part-time

Level 4 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This programme is designed for individuals wishing to study health and social care in the community. It is for two years at Level 4 and is the first year of a foundation or honours degree. The modules studied include Sociological Perspectives, Professional Practice, Developmental Psychological, Safeguarding & Promotion of Welfare, Equality, Diversity & Rights, Health, Welfare & Social Policy. You will be given the opportunity to enhance your knowledge base as the emphasis is on supporting future careers in the health and social care field and for further study. The programme provides a wide range of teaching styles, assessment and work-related learning. As part of your study you will be expected to undertake a minimum of 60 hours work related learning in a voluntary or paid capacity. This should be in a health and social care environment. You will need to have a current Disclosure and Barring Service check in order to undertake this work. The programme is over one day a week for two academic years. Students will benefit from the Health and Social Care department’s excellent links with agencies and organisations that specialise in health and community services and projects.

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Dental Nursing Advanced Apprenticeship

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


From a general check-up to root canal work, as a dental nurse you will be required to have a reassuring and caring nature as it will be your job to look after the patients. You will also need great communication and organisational skills as you will be responsible for looking after the equipment and maintaining high levels of cleanliness. Successful completion of the course will enable you to become a qualified dental nurse and register with the General Dental Council. New apprenticeship standards are being introduced to focus skills training more on specific career roles within industry. These government changes mean the apprenticeship skills development programme is written with employers ensuring you are much more work ready for a specific role by the time you complete your training. An essential element of the programme is that you must achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing (City and Guilds), which consists of a portfolio of evidence and observations of you working in the dental practice by an assessor, plus four exams. You can expect your employer to give you all the hands-on practical experience you need to become a fully qualified dental nurse. You will need great communication and organisational skills, plus a caring manner to succeed in this industry.

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