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- Cornwall College
COURSES &
Don’t miss your chance to visit one of our events
and get all the information you need to make a
decision about your future.
CAREERS
GUIDE 2016
Your chance to:
- See world-class facilities
- Explore career pathways
- Discover more about our unique field trips
- Meet expert lecturers
- Talk to our current students
- Tour the campus
- Get advice on filling in your application form
- Receive transport and finance information
- Apply for apprenticeship jobs*
- Meet local employers*
Apprenticeship Events*
FOR SCHOOL LEAVERS
Open Days
Camborne, Saltash and St Austell
Wed 20 Apr 5pm - 7.30pm
Falmouth Marine School
Sat 28 May
Course & Careers Advice Events
Falmouth Marine School
Sat 14 Nov 10am – 12pm
Sat 6 Feb 10am – 12pm
Sat 23 Apr 10am – 12pm
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Enquiries for all courses:
T: 01326 310310
E: [email protected]
W: www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
/falmouthmarineschool
/falmouthmarineschool
@MarineSchool
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qualifications
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THE CAREER COLLEGE FOR THE SOUTH WEST
THE BUSINESS SPACE
LAUNCESTON
DUCHY COLLEGE
STOKE CLIMSLAND
CORNWALL COLLEGE
NEWQUAY
Enquiries for all courses:
T: 0845 22 32 567
E: [email protected]
W: www.cornwall.ac.uk
Bicton College
East Budleigh
Budleigh Salterton
Devon EX9 7BY
T: 01395 562400
E: [email protected]
inside....
Cornwall College Camborne
Trevenson Road
Pool
Redruth
Cornwall TR15 3RD
T: 01209 616161
E: [email protected]
Introducing the career college
1
Your Study Programme
2
Soft Skills and Qualifications
3
Join us5
Falmouth Marine School 6
HEALTH & WELLBEING
8
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Watersports
10
SCIENCE & NATURAL ENVIRONMENT 18
- Marine Biology
20
TECHNOLOGY28
- Boatbuilding & Marine Engineering 30
Apprenticeships40
Students’ Union42
Sport and Fitness
44
Supporting You 46
Index 50
Application Form 51
Cornwall College St Austell
Tregonissey Road
St Austell
Cornwall PL25 4DJ
T: 01726 226622
E: [email protected]
Cornwall College Saltash
Church Road
Saltash
Cornwall PL12 4AE
T: 01752 850200
E: [email protected]
BICTON COLLEGE
CORNWALL COLLEGE
CAMBORNE
DUCHY COLLEGE
ROSEWARNE
CORNWALL COLLEGE
SALTASH
CORNWALL COLLEGE
ST AUSTELL
ENGINEERING SKILLS CENTRE
PLYMOUTH
FALMOUTH
MARINE SCHOOL
THE BUSINESS SPACE
TRURO
Cornwall College Newquay
Wildflower Lane
Trenance Gardens
Newquay
Cornwall TR7 2LZ
T: 01637 857965
E: [email protected]
Duchy College Stoke Climsland
Stoke Climsland
Callington
Cornwall
PL17 8PB
T: 01579 372222
E: [email protected]
Duchy College Rosewarne
Camborne
Cornwall TR14 0AB
T: 01209 722100
E: [email protected]
Falmouth Marine School
Killigrew Street
Falmouth
Cornwall
TR11 3QS
T: 01326 310310
E: [email protected]
introducing
Falmouth Marine School has been at the heart of the marine industry
for many decades, it has a long history of providing skills training for
the boatbuilding and marine engineering trades and more recently
has become a specialist watersports instructor training centre. Its
specialist marine science and biology courses for school leavers and
undergraduate programmes are the only ones of their kind in an
Further Education college in the UK.
Falmouth prides itself on making all of its provision applied, industry
relevant and at the leading edge of sector developments. All of our
programmes provide our learners with the opportunity for work
experience and getting involved in real-life projects, taking you beyond
qualifications.
In 2015 we have seen the completion of a £3.4 million redevelopment
of our main Killigrew Street campus that includes a state-of-the-art
marine engineering workshop, complete with a commercial engine
room with fuel mapping and diagnostic testing equipment. There
has been a reconfiguration of the marine biology laboratories with
additional tanks and equipment for the marine biology students to use
for their marine breeding programme. In addition there is now a great
new social area for students with an open plan student union, work
stations, and a European style cafeteria with integrated library.
Our boatbuilding students also get the chance to work out of a specialist
FRP unit at Ponsharden boatyard, while watersports students have
their own river-side base in the heart of Falmouth. We also work very
closely with the boatbuilding community and are home to the Marine
Innovation Service, a project that supports local industry through
consultancy on fabrication techniques and sharing of best practice.
This prospectus contains information believed to
be correct at the time of printing. It is possible that
information may change for various reasons. The
Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw
any course listed in this prospectus at any time.
If you require any part of this guide in a larger or
an alternative format, please contact: Sue Jones,
Corporate Head of Student Services on
T: 01726 226401 or E: [email protected]
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MAKING LEARNING WORK
Your study programme
We’ll work with you to create the perfect programme combination for success. As
unique as you are, each study programme is tailored to your individual needs and career
ambitions; enabling you to be work ready and adaptable, with a can-do attitude.
Personal
You'll benefit from a
combination of work
experience and industry
relevant skills.
Enrichment
You'll discover more about
yourself and increase your
confidence through a
variety of sport and
leisure clubs, personal
tutorials and social
development
activities.
Specialist
You'll gain the specialist
knowledge you need for
your future career.
Universal
You'll work towards
improving your skills in
English, mathematics
and IT.
Universal
Specialist
Enrichment
Personal
soft skills
IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT YOUR MAIN
QUALIFICATION
Skills like communication, teamwork and management
are crucial to both individual and business success and will
become ever more important in an increasingly competitive
global economy (worth over £88 billion to UK plc right
now). That’s why as part of your study programme with us,
we’ll make sure you get to develop the skills that research
has shown can boost lifetime earnings by up to 15%.
qualifications
IT DOESN’T MATTER WHERE YOU START, IT’S
WHERE YOU END UP THAT COUNTS
Every course in this guide has been given a level; these
are to help you understand where to start your further
education journey with us. Each course listing tells you
what prior experience or qualifications you will need to
enrol. We work with many awarding bodies, such as City &
Guilds or BTEC, to ensure our learners get the curriculum
that is right for their ambitions. There are many terms like
Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diploma, these refer to
the amount of work involved in the programme (units or
modules studied) and indicate the level at which you will
be working.
If you are unsure about which level to study please
contact us on: 0845 22 32 567.
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applicant feedback
“I had a really good interview experience, I felt very happy and
came away looking forward to starting in September.”
“The course advisors were lovely and I felt very
comfortable with the whole application process.”
“I’m happy with the whole process, I got lots of
help choosing the right course for me.”
“It was a nice and easy application process, I’m really happy with all
the help I was given to decide which course to study.”
“The application process was good, my younger sister wants to do the
same course when she leaves school.”
Source: Customer Services Team ‘Learner Journey Survey 2015’
join us
HOW TO SECURE A PLACE WITH FALMOUTH MARINE SCHOOL
We make it as easy as possible to apply to study with us. Our team of advisors will talk you through your options and
recommend the right programme and level to start at. You will then get the chance to meet the course tutor in an informal
interview to talk in-depth about your application and aspirations. Here is our simple guide to applications.
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APPLY FOR COURSES
anytime throughout the year, it’s
ok to change your mind.
ACCEPT YOUR OFFER
as soon as possible and reserve your place
(you can still change your mind).
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6
YOU’LL GET A PERSONAL ADVISOR
who will talk you through the
process and answer questions.
APPLY FOR TRANSPORT TO COLLEGE
before the end of August
(it may be free); our team can help with this.
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WE’LL GIVE YOU YOUR INTERVIEW DATE
to meet the tutors and see where
you’ll be studying.
CALL US AND LET US KNOW
your results on GCSE results day.
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YOU’LL RECEIVE AN OFFER
for the right course for you (this may be based on
you gaining certain GCSE grades).
WE’LL CONFIRM YOUR PLACE
on the course and send you all the
information you need for the start of term.
If you would like to apply for a university course please visit www.ucas.com.
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Falmouth Marine School
IN FALMOUTH
Cornwall’s college of the ocean has had a facelift this year, with over £3 million
invested in ensuring the main Killigrew campus is a state-of-the-art training
facility for the marine sector including ocean sciences, technology, watersports
and boatbuilding. There are two other centres in Falmouth that make up the
Marine School, a watersports facility on the water’s edge of the Fal estuary and a
boatbuilding and fabrication unit in Ponsharden boatyard.
discover...
IN FALMOUTH
Learning Centre
A large library and study area with PCs
and laptops for you to use with free Wi-Fi
Sails Café
Offers a wide range of drinks, snacks
and light meals for students throughout
the day
Students’ Union
Student reps, campaigns, trips, parties
and Freshers’ Fair plus charity
fundraising activities
Ponsharden Workshops
We have our own boatbuilding
workshop in the heart of the industry
at Ponsharden
What you can study at this campus
Health & Wellbeing - 8
Science & Natural Environment - 18
Technology - 28
Transport
The main campus on Killigrew Street
is in the heart of the town centre, all
bus and train links connect the town
very well to the rest of the county.
The refurbishment of the campus
has increased the amount of car
parking available and the main bus
depot for the town is only 100
metres away.
Most popular places nearby
Domino’s & Costa
Café Nero
Watersports Beaches
Ships & Castles Leisure Centre
Princess Pavilion
The Poly Arts Centre
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
We have a close relationship with the
museum, recently our students have
worked on building a Viking boat
Watersports Centre
The coast off Falmouth is an excellent
classroom for the watersports students,
we have a dock in the heart of Falmouth
DUCHY COLLEGE
STOKE CLIMSLAND
CORNWALL COLLEGE
NEWQUAY
CORNWALL COLLEGE
CAMBORNE
BICTON COLLEGE
DUCHY COLLEGE
ROSEWARNE
CORNWALL COLLEGE
SALTASH
Marine Science Lab
Our renovated marine science laboratory
has a range of tanks and equipment for
marine breeding programmes
Student Town
Falmouth is a university town and offers a
fantastic mix of Cornish social life, with an
array of bars, clubs and restaurants
CORNWALL COLLEGE
ST AUSTELL
FALMOUTH
MARINE SCHOOL
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Health & Wellbeing
For more information on courses and to see our student films, visit
www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
Are you looking for a career with variety,
where you’ll work with a whole range of
different people and face new challenges
every day? If so then a career in the
watersports industry could be for you.
Studying at Falmouth Marine School is a fantastic experience
both on and off the water. After studying with us you will be
in a position to apply to major industry employers in the UK
and abroad. You will train and learn on the fabulous River Fal
offering a variety of conditions to both nurture and challenge
your skills on the water. You will not only gain individual
watersports instructor awards, you will learn the skills and
qualities to make you career-ready.
We offer a complete range of courses including professional
qualifications, school-leaver diplomas, and university
study offering you a variety of opportunities to explore
your potential and develop your watersports career. The
vast majority of our learners leave us and progress into the
career they want immediately, whether locally, nationally or
internationally.
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MAKING LEARNING WORK
Chris Pryor
CHIEF INSTRUCTOR - WATERSPORTS
“
Chris is an RYA accredited windsurf, powerboat and dinghy
instructor and has been teaching watersports for the last 20 years.
Chris is well known within the industry and his instructor training
and assessing work in the private sector takes him all round the
country, giving him the opportunity to stay in touch with the latest
sector trends and widen employment opportunities for his students.
He also loves fishing.
I’m proud that
100% of my students
progress onto careers
in the industry, locally,
nationally and often
internationally.
”
“The exhilaration, excitement, adrenalin, constant new challenges
and the command of the open sea drew me to windsurfing at an
early age. I’ve been an instructor since I first qualified at age 14. I
really enjoy helping and watching young instructors develop their
passion into a career on the waves. I’ve spent the last few years
working on our curriculum and embedding instructor training into
our core course offer. I’ve also been able to enhance our students’
employability skills through some really great national initiatives.
We hold an industry day for all our learners every year, where we
invite employers in to talk about careers, they really inspire the
students and some apply and get interviewed at the event. We’ve
even collapsed the course in some instances so students can
complete their qualification early and go and work a complete
season overseas. Former students are working all over the world
right now in places like the South of France, Greece, Canada and
America.
The latest craze is stand up paddle boarding (SUP), getting to grips
with that on the waters off Falmouth has been great fun, it’s a
massive growth area, and we’re making sure we’re at the forefront
of training so when our students leave us they are industry ready.”
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(OUTDOOR ADVENTURE)
BTEC DIPLOMA
LEVEL 3
WATERSPORTS
WATERSPORTS
(OUTDOOR ADVENTURE)
BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA
Campus: Falmouth Marine School
Campus: Falmouth Marine School
Campus: Falmouth Marine School
Duration 1 year
Duration: 2 years
Duration: 2 years
Ideal if: you wish to have a career in the
sport, health and fitness industry.
Ideal if: you want to be a watersports
instructor in the UK or abroad.
You’ll need: five GCSEs at grade C or
above, including English or mathematics
and ideally science plus a strong desire
to work in the sport, health and fitness
industry.
You’ll need: five GCSEs at grade C or
above, including English or mathematics
or science, or an equivalent
qualification.
Ideal if: you have an interest in outdoor
education, specifically watersports
instruction and want to develop your
academic knowledge of the outdoor
sector alongside your technical and
coaching skills.
You’ll learn: the essentials of this sector
including the principles of anatomy
and physiology, how to assess risk in
sport, fitness testing as well as sports
leadership and coaching.
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LEVEL 3
LEVEL 3
WATERSPORTS
SUBSIDIARY OR 90
CREDIT DIPLOMA
Expect: to be in college for three
to four days a week, complete work
experience placements, employability
workshops and English and maths and
to be assessed in a variety of ways;
practical and written.
You’ll love the balance of theory put
into practice, working in specialist
facilities tailored to your needs and
opportunities to play in our sports
teams.
You’ll go on to employment in the
industry, or progress on to our Sport
(Outdoor Adventure) BTEC Extended
Diploma Level 3, Sport (Performance
& Excellence) BTEC Diploma Level
3, Sport (Performance & Excellence)
Extended Diploma Level 3 or Sports
Development, Coaching & Fitness
BTEC Diploma Level 3.
For more information visit:
www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
You’ll learn: from a variety of modules
covering the essentials of this sector
such as: the principles of anatomy and
physiology, how to assess risk in sport,
the principles and practices of outdoor
adventure, skills for land and waterbased and event planning.
Expect: to be in college for three
to four days a week, complete
work experience placements and
employability workshops. Assessments
will be both practical and written.
You’ll love: the balance of theory
and practice; working in specialist
facilities tailored to your needs and the
opportunity to gain National Governing
Body awards through the RYA and
British Canoe Union.
You’ll go on to: employment within the
industry or university study such as our
Marine Leisure Management HNC or
our FdSc or BSc (Hons) Marine Sports
Science.
For more information visit:
www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
You’ll need: five GCSEs at grade
C or above, including English and
mathematics, and ideally science, plus
a strong desire to work in the sport,
health and fitness industry.
You’ll learn: the essentials of this sector
including the principles of anatomy and
physiology, how to assess risk in sport,
fitness testing, outdoor adventurous
activities, skills for land and waterbased, event planning.
Expect: to be in college for three
to four days a week, complete
work experience placements and
employability workshops. Assessments
will be both practical and written.
You’ll love: the balance of theory and
practice; working with specialist staff
in specialist facilities tailored to your
needs. The opportunity to gain National
Governing Body awards through the
RYA and British Canoe Union.
You’ll go on to: employment within the
industry or university study such as our
Marine Leisure Management HNC, FdSc
or BSc (Hons) Marine Sports Science, or
FdSc Surf Science & Technology.
For more information visit:
www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
For more information on courses and to see our student films, visit www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
WATERSPORTS
LEVEL 4
MARINE LEISURE
MANAGEMENT
HNC
Campus: Falmouth Marine School
Duration: 1 year full-time
Ideal if: you are currently employed in
the marine leisure industry or if you are
seeking to progress within the industry
in the future.
You’ll need: 120 UCAS points from
AS and A-levels or relevant Level 3
qualifications, plus GCSEs at grade
C or above in English language and
mathematics.
You’ll learn: to develop your existing
knowledge and skills so that you can
progress into a more senior role within
the marine leisure industry.
Expect: to study modules both on
and off the water including aspects
of management, sport coaching and
customer service.
You’ll love: spending practical time on
the water to maximise success whilst
working towards a range of watersports
and instructor qualifications.
You’ll go on to: further study in a
similar subject at another university or
college.
For more information visit:
www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
LARK BRIDGES
WATERSPORTS
BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA
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BETH RICE
WATERSPORTS
BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA
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For more information on courses and to see our student films, visit www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
WATERSPORTS
WATERSPORTS SHORT COURSES
We offer a range of short professional courses which can be incorporated in to a full-time study programme or taken
as a stand-alone qualification. For start dates and entry requirements, please contact us on 01326 310310.
BCU UKCCL1 Certificate in
Coaching Paddlesport
RYA Dinghy Instructor
RYA First Aid at Sea
Campus: Falmouth Marine School
Campus: Falmouth Marine School
Campus: Falmouth Marine School
Duration: 5 days
Duration: 5 days
Duration: 1 day
This practical course is ideal if you
want to be a paddlesport instructor.
Delivered by experienced staff at our
Watersports Centre on the banks of the
Fal Estuary, you will be trained in teaching
techniques afloat and ashore; learning the
fundamentals of good coaching practice,
technical and tactical aspects of the sport.
This practical course is ideal if you want
to be a dinghy instructor and teach
beginners in all aspects of the sport.
Delivered by experienced RYA staff at our
Watersports Centre on the banks of the
Fal Estuary, you will be trained in teaching
techniques afloat and ashore.
This course is ideal if you wish to have
the skills to be a first aider at sea. You
will cover essentials such as the recovery
position in a confined space, CPR
including the drowning protocol, cold
shock and hypothermia from immersion
or exposure, seasickness and dehydration,
how to handle medical assistance or
advice by VHF, and helicopter rescue.
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RYA Powerboat Certificate
RYA Safety Boat Certificate
RYA Windsurfing Start
Instructor
Campus: Falmouth Marine School
Campus: Falmouth Marine School
Campus: Falmouth Marine School
Duration: 2 days
Duration: 2 days
Duration: 5 days
Delivered by experienced RYA staff, this
practical course is ideal if you want to
safely drive a powerboat. You will cover
essentials such as close quarters handling,
high-speed manoeuvers, man overboard
recovery, and collision regulations.
This practical course is ideal if you want
to provide safety cover to a range of
craft. Delivered by experienced RYA staff,
you’ll learn boat handling, towing, fleet
management, and rescue techniques for
sailing dinghies, windsurfers and canoes.
This practical course is ideal if you want to
be a windsurfing instructor. Delivered by
experienced RYA staff at our Watersports
Centre on the banks of the Fal Estuary,
you will be trained in teaching techniques
from the RYA Start Windsurfing syllabus.
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MAKING LEARNING WORK
“
In five years’ time I would like to have
taken a business course and be on
my way to creating my own little
watersports centre.
Alumni Success
TOMMY STEWART
STAND UP PADDLEBOARD (SUP) INSTRUCTOR
FOR WESUP IN FALMOUTH
“I chose Falmouth Marine School because of my love for
watersports. It appealed to me above everywhere else and I
hoped it would take me to where I wanted to be, and it did!
My college days were amazing, from learning about the human
body and how it works, to being able to sail a Bahia to St Mawes
and back; I loved every moment. I met great people, gained new
skills, learnt about all aspects of the industry, as well as achieved
so many life lessons. I will gladly say that’s because of Falmouth
Marine School.
Since I’ve left the Marine School I’ve worked four seasons in
Falmouth and I’m starting a new one now. In between my seasons
in Cornwall I was also an instructor in sailing, powerboating, stand
up paddleboarding, kayaking and canoing in the South of France,
near Montpellier.
I currently work as a SUP instructor in Falmouth for WeSUP and
I thoroughly enjoy it. I was contacted by a friend who said they
were in need of a new instructor, I applied, had my interview and
away I went on my new awesome job. My working day consists of
a few things; making sure I eat right so I’m energised for the day
ahead whatever it may bring, making sure all the kit is ready, clean
and suitable for the customers, and taking people of all ages out
on lessons. I love it!
Falmouth Marine School gave me confidence, which has helped
me in all aspects of my life. My friends and lecturers at college
made it what it was. The quality of the lecturers, the experience
you gain and meeting new people with the same interests as you,
and being able to partake in all kinds of adventures with them,
was amazing.”
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Science & Natural Environment
For more information on courses and to see our student films, visit
www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
SECTOR IN FOCUS
i
The oceans contain 99%
of all living space on Earth
Entry level salaries for
marine biologists are
usually in the range of
£18,500 to £24,000
i
The quest for knowledge and
understanding about the oceanic
environment that remains mostly
unexplored on our planet, is at the core
of our science curriculum at Falmouth
Marine School.
£
Our expert lecturers have all worked in the sector in an
array of roles, they are published researchers and are
passionate about conserving the world we live in. We
work very closely with local and national industry and
environmental agencies, as well as individual consultants
and government offices, to ensure you get the very best
understanding about careers, policies and issues that
impact our natural environment.
To work as a marine
biologist, most employers
will expect you to have
a relevant degree and
a master’s qualification
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It is estimated there
could be 50 million
species yet to be classified
in our oceans
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Check out just some of the careers at
www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
Marine science, biology and ecology are very specialist
subjects and in Cornwall we are uniquely placed to provide
a natural environment where you can study, research
and understand more about the world around us and the
impacts modern society has made.
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Luke Marsh
PROGRAMME MANAGER
MARINE BIOLOGY & ECOLOGY
“
Luke is a keen surfer and loves the ocean, so after leaving
school he travelled the world for ten years before getting
back into education and going to university. After graduating
from Plymouth University in 2009 he worked as a research
associate and an environmental consultant, specialising in
pollution, particularly air emissions. Luke joined the ocean
sciences team at Falmouth Marine School as a laboratory
technician. Over the years he has progressed to become
programme manager, he also lectures on the degree
programme.
I love helping my
students understand
science in relation to their
own interests, it’s really
satisfying and a
bonus to the job.
”
“I’m a keen seabird researcher, and most of my research is
in this area, where I’m particularly interested in phenotypic
plasticity and kleptoparasitism in Laridae – which is a
fancy way of saying how gulls steal food from people. I’m
also interested in the interaction and breeding success of
seabirds in relation to fisheries, working with organisations
such as the British Trust for Ornithology, Wildlife Trust and
the National Trust. My research has enabled me to work
with some excellent seabird scientists and share what I’ve
learned with my students.
One area of my job that I particularly enjoy is getting
students to conduct their own research. Helping them to
explore questions they create themselves, and driving
them to become scientists is particularly rewarding. So too
is seeing a student come back from a successful interview
for their chosen university and hearing the interviewer was
impressed by the fact they’ve completed their own research.
I get a great buzz knowing that I’ve helped someone gain
the confidence and skills to succeed and put them ahead
of the rest.”
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“
Falmouth Marine School hugely
inspired me to participate in more
practical outdoor activities and
gave me the motivation to do my
open water diving course.
”
Alumni Success
DEPHINY CESARANO
OCEAN SCIENCE DEGREE STUDENT, WORKING ON A
RESEARCH PROJECT FOR OPWALL – OPERATION WALLACEA
“Falmouth Marine School set the foundation for my marine
science career and fuelled my passion for the subject. I’m currently
in the last year of my ocean science degree and working on my
dissertation project in Tela, Honduras investigating the effect
of sea surface temperature increase on the predator avoidance
response of keystone species Diadema Antillarum (long spined
sea urchins).
I knew it was going to be a new and exciting adventure chasing
after my dreams. I got more than I bargained for, experiencing
and learning so much. I had never been to Central America; it
was a new and great experience to travel, meet new people, new
cultures and not to mention a vast new Caribbean Ocean.
The organisation that made this possible was Opwall – Operation
Wallacea and I was privileged to be one of the few to have shared
the experience of surveying the recently discovered reefs at Tela
(Banco Capiro-with six dive sites) and La Ensenada.
I would wake up between 4.30am and 7am depending on the
boat schedule and have my first dive 18km away from shore to
collect my sample of urchins for that day and return the ones from
the day before. I would have another dive later in the day to help
my supervisor with his PhD project and then set up my lab station
and prep the urchins in their tanks ready for the experiment trials
in the evening.
Falmouth Marine School hugely inspired me to participate in
more practical outdoor activities and gave me the motivation to
do my open water diving course before going on the amazing
Egypt trip, and once I breathed underwater I never wanted to
lose the feeling!”
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MARINE BIOLOGY
EDEXCEL BTEC DIPLOMA
LEVEL 3
LEVEL 2
LEVEL 2
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FISH STUDIES
EDEXCEL BTEC
CERTIFICATE
MARINE BIOLOGY
& ECOLOGY
EDEXCEL BTEC
EXTENDED DIPLOMA
Campus: Falmouth Marine School
Campus: Falmouth Marine School
Campus: Falmouth Marine School
Duration: 1 year
Duration: 1 year
Duration: 2 years
Ideal if: you love fish, fishing or keeping
fish and want to turn your hobby into a
career.
Ideal if: you want to work within the
exciting area of marine biology or
ecology.
Ideal if: you would like a career
studying the ocean environment.
You’ll need: four GCSEs at grade D or
above, including English, mathematics
and science, or an equivalent
qualification.
You’ll need: four GCSEs at grade D or
above, including English, mathematics
and science, or an equivalent
qualification.
You’ll learn: different areas of the
fishing industry, marine biology and
aquarium science. Units on the course
include Ornamental Aquatics, Coarse
and Game Angling, Fish Health and
Fish Biology. You’ll also study GCSEs in
English and mathematics if you don’t
already have grade C or above.
You’ll learn: about the marine
environment, fish biology, coastal
management and conservation, and
how to conduct habitat surveys. You’ll
also have the opportunity to gain
additional qualifications such as Marine
Mammal Medic or PADI scuba diving.
Expect: tutors who are passionate
about their subject, lots of practical
work in purpose built marine
laboratories and a work experience
placement in a relevant local business.
You’ll love: studying in our purpose
built aquaculture facility, field trips and
visits, the great atmosphere in one of
the UK’s largest aquatic science teaching
facilities.
You’ll go on to: further study with our
Marine Biology & Ecology EDEXCEL
BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3,
then into employment or university
study such as the FdSc Aquaculture &
Fisheries Science.
For more information visit:
www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
Expect: to study in our specialist
marine laboratory, with aquariums
containing diverse species from corals
to sharks.
You’ll love: our close proximity to the
sea, providing a unique opportunity
to use the globally recognised Fal and
Helford conservation areas as your
classroom.
You’ll go on to: further study such as
our Marine Biology & Ecology EDEXCEL
BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3,
followed by a degree such as our FdSc
Marine Science or Marine Conservation
programmes.
For more information visit:
www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
You’ll need: four GCSEs at grade C or
above, including English, mathematics
and science, or an equivalent
qualification. Mature learners will be
considered on individual merit.
You’ll learn: from a broad range of
marine science modules covering topics
such as biology, ecology, conservation,
aquaculture, marine management,
legislation, oceanography and fisheries.
Expect: to spend time in the special
conservation areas of the Fal and
Helford rivers conducting research in
the field.
You’ll love: the opportunity to gain
additional qualifications such as Marine
Mammal Medic, PADI scuba diving or
Marine Mammal Observation. You’ll
also have the opportunity to broaden
your horizons with a life changing
diving trip.
You’ll go on to: employment or
university study such as our FdSc
Marine Science or our FdSc Marine
Conservation, FdSc Aquaculture and
Fisheries Science or a BSc (Hons).
For more information visit:
www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
For more information on courses and to see our student films, visit www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
MARINE BIOLOGY
LEVEL 4
MARINE SCIENCE
FOUNDATION DEGREE
Campus: Falmouth Marine School
Duration: 2 years full-time
4 years part-time
Ideal if: you wish to gain a solid
scientific background in marine science
leading to careers in marine biology and
oceanography.
You’ll need: 120 UCAS points
from AS or A-levels (preferably in a
science subject) or relevant Level 3
qualifications, plus GCSEs at grade C or
above in English language, mathematics
and science.
You’ll learn: a range of subjects
including: oceanography, benthic
marine biology, pelagic marine biology
and marine resource management.
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Expect: a large element of work-related
learning integrated into the programme
and the opportunity to talk to many
experts in the field of marine science.
EMILY THEOBALD
You’ll love: making use of the fantastic
Cornish coastline as your outdoor
classroom and undertaking practical
fieldwork.
MARINE BIOLOGY
& ECOLOGY
BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA
You’ll go on to: further university study
such as our BSc (Hons) Environmental
Resource Management or our BSc
(Hons) Applied Zoology.
For more information visit:
www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
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MAKING LEARNING WORK
“
Falmouth Marine School opened
my eyes to the career opportunities
within this field and made me
realise my passion.
Alumni Success
LAUREN BAMBURY
ASSISTANT HARBOUR MASTER, HAYLE HARBOUR
AUTHORITY OPERATIONS LTD
“I grew up in the Midlands and for as long as I can remember my
summer holidays consisted of camping in Devon or Cornwall and
Falmouth was always our ‘rainy day’ place. I fell in love with the
town, the sea and all things marine!
I found the Marine Biology & Ecology BTEC National Diploma
online and applied without hesitation. I studied the course for
two years before progressing onto the FdSc Marine Science
at Falmouth and then continuing my studies with the Open
University, so I could study from home and work at the same time
to gain vital experience.
I got a job at Newlyn Harbour, working on the fish market and
doing odd jobs around the harbour in general. I learnt a great
deal about the maritime environment, but was also able to use
my knowledge of the marine environment to help guide the
harbour in certain operations. I worked there for a year before
being headhunted by Hayle Harbour Authority Operations Ltd.
Currently I’m Assistant Harbour Master at Hayle Harbour. My
role is to provide support to the Harbour Master, to enforce and
operate the Port Marine Safety Code and Health and Safety Policy,
and to deal with all enquiries from the public, local authorities
and clients. I also deal with the accounts for the harbour, patrol
the site twice a day by land and sea, to monitor activity within
the harbour and work closely with Natural England and the
Environment Agency to control the flood gate and undertake
regular surveys. You never know who you are going to be dealing
with on a day-to-day basis, but I think that’s all part of the fun!
Falmouth Marine School helped me to get where I am today by
providing me with the skills to be confident in my abilities. It also
showed me the importance of volunteering and gaining vital
work experience along with my studies.”
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Technology
For more information on courses and to see our student films, visit
www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
SECTOR IN FOCUS
Marine engineering and boatbuilding are
two very specialist areas at Falmouth
Marine School. They cover the complete
remit of design, manufacture, production
and maintenance of a range of ocean
going vessels; from handmade wooden
Viking boat replicas to the very latest fibre
reinforced plastic (FRP) composites.
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Marine industries employ
nearly 90,000 people in the UK
Experienced marine
engineers can earn
between £28,000 and
£50,000 a year
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Minesweeper vessels
are one of the largest
glass fibre reinforced
polymer composite
boats fabricated
Recreational boat and
yacht building in the
UK is worth £905m,
one of the largest
operators is Plymouth
based Princess Yachts
START MAKING YOUR MARK
Check out just some of the careers at
www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
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All our lecturers have experience working
in industry, they will help you familiarise
yourself with the latest technology
and techniques in our state-of-the-art
workshops.
Boatbuilding
Study in our dedicated workshops at Ponsharden boatyard,
in the heart of Falmouth’s boatbuilding community. We
have traditional woodwork benches and the very latest FRP
manufacturing system. Our lecturers also consult with local
industry in developing the best manufacturing composite
techniques with our Marine Innovation Service.
Marine Engineering
Our recently refurbished engineering workshops at the
Killigrew Street campus give you a great hands-on learning
environment. We have a range of outboard and inboard
engines for you to study and work on, working through
diagnostic and repair techniques on boats of all sizes.
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“
MAKING LEARNING WORK
Simon Combe
WORKSHOP TECHNICIAN – BOATBUILDING
Working on live projects
for paying clients is a
great way for our students
to learn their trade, we
can help them do that in
our dedicated workshops.
”
Simon is a Falmouth Marine School alumni and has worked
with a range of boatyards in the construction of yachts and
small craft. He supervises both the wood and composite
workshops at Falmouth Marine School’s boatbuilding training
centre in Ponsharden boatyard, helping learners on a day-today basis with developing their practical skills, techniques and
project planning. He also acts as a consultant with the College’s
Marine Innovation Service, assisting local businesses who wish
to develop their processes and products in composite boat
manufacturing (FRP).
“I have been fortunate to be involved in a lot of different projects
including developing and delivering specialist courses at the
Marine School, these include; surfboard manufacture, building
kayaks and working with basic composites and an introduction
to resin infusion.
We’ve been able to share some great practical projects with
learners in recent years as well, giving them the chance to work
on real-life commissions is a great insight into the industry.
These have included, the building of a new prototype racing ski,
a small craft (including a mono ski for a person in a wheelchair),
the construction of a new 18ft high speedboat and out of the
water creating moulds for a new local company. The most recent
project is currently on display at the National Maritime Museum
Cornwall, a handmade Viking vessel (Faering).
We try to give our learners a really broad introduction to the
industry, then allow them space to explore what interests them
the most. I also try and show the learners that you can produce
products on a wide range of budgets which can be needed at
times especially when you are building for yourself.”
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LEVEL 2
BOATBUILDING
APPRENTICESHIP
INTRODUCTION TO YACHT
FIT OUT & COMPOSITES
NVQ
Campus: Falmouth Marine School
Campus: Falmouth Marine School
Campus: Falmouth Marine School
Duration: 1 year
Duration: 1 year
Duration: 1 year
Ideal if: you want to gain an
understanding of the marine
technology industry.
Ideal if: you are working in the industry
and want to become a qualified
boatbuilder.
Ideal if: you wish to develop
foundation boatbuilding skills for a
career in the industry.
You’ll need: enthusiasm and a desire to
work within the marine sector.
You’ll need: to be employed within a
marine related industry.
You’ll need: four GCSEs at grade D or
above, or an equivalent qualification.
You’ll learn: the practical skills and
underpinning knowledge of your
chosen pathway: boatbuilding or
marine engineering.
You’ll learn: both theoretical and
practical training in all aspects of
boatbuilding; practical woodworking,
boatbuilding technology and composite
manufacture.
You’ll learn: theoretical and practical
training in all aspects of boatbuilding,
covering practical woodworking,
boatbuilding technology and composite
manufacture.
Expect: to spend one day a week on
campus in addition to your normal
place of work.
Expect: a highly practical course
with your time spent at Ponsharden
boatyard.
You’ll love: working in specialist wood
and fibre-reinforced plastics workshops.
You’ll love: the work experience blocks
when you’ll be working on live project
briefs for clients.
Expect: to spend three days a week in
college.
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LEVEL 2
LEVEL 1
INTRODUCTION TO
MARINE TECHNOLOGY
NVQ
You’ll love: the opportunity to gain
additional RYA qualifications.
You’ll go on to: employment, an
apprenticeship or further study, such
as our Introduction to Yacht Fit Out &
Composites NVQ Level 2.
For more information visit:
www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
You’ll go on to: improved promotion
prospects, or progress to our
Boatbuilding Apprenticeship Level 3.
For more information visit:
www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
You’ll go on to: employment, an
apprenticeship, or further study such as
our Yacht Fit Out & Composites City &
Guilds Diploma Level 3.
For more information visit:
www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
For more information on courses and to see our student films, visit www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
BOATBUILDING & MARINE ENGINERING
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MATTHEW HONEY
YACHT FIT OUT & COMPOSITES
CITY & GUILDS DIPLOMA
CITY & GUILDS CERTIFICATE
LEVEL 2
LEVEL 2
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LIGHT MARINE
ENGINEERING
MARINE ENGINEERING
APPRENTICESHIP
Campus: Falmouth Marine School
Campus: Falmouth Marine School
Duration: 1 year
Duration: 1-2 years
Ideal if: you are interested in the
engineering of pleasure and small
commercial vessels.
Ideal if: you are working in the industry
and want to become a qualified marine
engineer.
You’ll need: four GCSEs at grade D or
above, or an equivalent qualification.
You’ll need: to be employed within a
marine-related industry.
You’ll learn: about small engine
maintenance, aspects of marine
technology, the servicing and
maintenance of marine engines, and
marine propulsion systems.
You’ll learn: from a pathway of units
that suit your job, covering all aspects
of servicing and maintenance of marine
engines.
Expect: to gain knowledge of the
structure and organisation of the
marine industry.
You’ll love: spending time in our new
purpose-built marine engineering
workshop.
You’ll go on to: employment, an
apprenticeship or further study such
as our Light Marine Engineering City &
Guilds Diploma Level 3.
Expect: to spend one day a week on
campus.
JAKE LAITY
MARINE ENGINEERING
APPRENTICESHIP
You’ll love: spending time in our new
purpose-built marine engineering
workshop.
You’ll go on to: a higher level position
within the industry, or a higher level
apprenticeship.
For more information visit:
www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
For more information visit:
www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
For more information on courses and to see our student films, visit www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
ENGINEERING
(MARINE-BASED)
BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA
Campus: Falmouth Marine School
Campus: Falmouth Marine School
Duration: 1 year
Duration: 2 years
Ideal if: you wish to build on your
existing knowledge and skills to develop
your career prospects.
Ideal if: you are looking to pursue
a more analytical and design-based
career in marine engineering.
You’ll need: to be employed within
a marine-related industry, have
completed a Level 2 qualification or
have relevant experience.
You’ll need: four GCSEs at grade D or
above, or an equivalent qualification.
You’ll learn: the principles of boat
construction, how to work with wood
and fibre-reinforced plastics for marine
construction, and safe and effective
working in the marine industry.
Expect: to spend one day a week on
campus and select a pathway of units
that suit your job.
You’ll love: working in specialist wood
and fibre-reinforced plastics workshops.
You’ll go on to: enhanced employment
opportunities or university study.
For more information visit:
www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
BOATBUILDING & MARINE ENGINERING
LEVEL 3
LEVEL 3
BOATBUILDING
APPRENTICESHIP
You’ll learn: mathematics, mechanical
and electrical principles, 2D and 3D
computer-aided design, composite
technology, marine engine theory and
business studies.
Expect: your assignments and projects
to be continually assessed throughout
the course.
You’ll love: the field trips and high
level of employer engagement, further
enhancing your career prospects.
You’ll go on to: university study such as
our Marine Engineering HNC.
For more information visit:
www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
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YACHT FIT OUT &
COMPOSITES
CITY & GUILDS DIPLOMA
Campus: Falmouth Marine School
Campus: Falmouth Marine School
Campus: Falmouth Marine School
Duration: 1 year
Duration: 1-2 years
Duration: 1 year
Ideal if: you are interested in a career in
marine engineering.
Ideal if: you want to become a
technician, supervisor or manager in the
marine industry.
Ideal if: you have a passion for the
construction, repair and restoration of
wooden and fibre-reinforced plastic
boats and wish to become a qualified
boatbuilder.
You’ll need: four GCSEs at grade C or
above, including English, mathematics
and science, or an equivalent
qualification.
You’ll learn: both the theory and
practical application of marine
engineering, covering topics such as
installation, fault diagnosis, repair and
maintenance, plumbing and basic
electrics.
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MARINE ENGINEERING
APPRENTICESHIP
LEVEL 3
CITY & GUILDS DIPLOMA
LEVEL 3
LEVEL 3
LIGHT MARINE
ENGINEERING
Expect: to spend time in our
purpose-built marine engineering
workshop.
You’ll love: learning key industry skills
and knowledge in preparation for your
career in the maritime sector.
You’ll go on to: employment, an
apprenticeship or university study such
as our Marine Engineering HNC.
For more information visit:
www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
You’ll need: to be employed within
a marine related industry and have
completed a marine engineering
certificate Level 2, or an equivalent
qualification.
You’ll learn: the servicing and
maintenance of marine engines.
Expect: to spend one day a week on
campus and select a pathway of units
that suit your job.
You’ll love: spending time in our new
purpose-built marine engineering
workshop.
You’ll need: four GCSEs at grade D
or above, or an equivalent Level 2
qualification.
You’ll learn: the principles of boat
construction, how to produce and
fit structural boat components,
woodworking and fibre-reinforced
plastics for marine construction, and
safe and effective working in the marine
industry.
Expect: a highly practical course run at
Ponsharden boatyard.
You’ll go on to: enhanced employment
prospects, higher level apprenticeship
or university study.
You’ll love: the work experience blocks
when you’ll be working on live project
briefs for clients.
For more information visit:
www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
You’ll go on to: employment within
the boatbuilding industry in repair,
fitting-out, composites or restoration.
For more information visit:
www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
For more information on courses and to see our student films, visit www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
Campus: Falmouth Marine School
Duration: 2 year part-time (HNC)
3 years part-time (HND)
Ideal if: you are currently working in a
marine or engineering related industry
and would like to study one day a week.
You’ll need: a marine or engineering
apprenticeship. Or 120 UCAS points
(80 at A2 in mathematics, science,
engineering, or design technology) and
work experience in engineering or in
the marine sector.
You’ll learn: the analytical skills
and techniques required to support
engineering and marine-related
industries and develop a range of skills
appropriate to the role of manager
within the engineering environment.
Expect: to focus on the development
of higher level academic skills in
analytical studies within a technical and
management context.
You’ll love: the challenging and
innovative vocational programme of
study.
You’ll go on to: further study at
university, or employment in a marine
or engineering-related industry.
For more information visit:
www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
BOATBUILDING & MARINE ENGINERING
MARINE ENGINEERING
HNC
LEVEL 4
YACHT FIT OUT
& COMPOSITES
CITY & GUILDS DIPLOMA
LEVEL 4
MIKE JENKINS
OPERATIONAL
YACHT SCIENCE
HNC/FOUNDATION DEGREE
Campus: Falmouth Marine School,
delivered at UKSA Cowes, Isle of Wight
Duration: 1 year full-time (HNC)
3 years part-time (HNC)
2 years full-time (FdSc)
Ideal if: you aspire to be the future
crew, bosuns, mates and captains of the
superyacht industry.
You’ll need: 120 UCAS points from
AS and A-levels (preferably in a
science subject) or relevant Level 3
qualifications, plus GCSEs at grade C or
above in English language, mathematics
and science.
You’ll learn: navigation and
meteorology, ocean passage planning
and weather systems, small ships
business, marine engineering,
leadership and management at sea and
yacht construction and design.
Expect: to study in intensive blocks of
time at UKSA during the superyacht
season.
You’ll love: gaining a deeper
knowledge and understanding of the
topics giving you an edge for your
future career choices.
You’ll go on to: employment in the
industry or further study.
For more information visit:
www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
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MAKING LEARNING WORK
“
Falmouth Marine School
has helped me immensely
with my career; I was
enrolled onto a course that
I wanted to do and really
suited my needs.
”
Alumni Success
NICK SMITH
MARINE ENGINEER, MYLOR YACHT HARBOUR LTD
“When I finished school I decided to do an apprenticeship.
I really enjoyed practical learning and preferred to be
hands-on, so this route suited me.
I was fortunate enough to get an apprenticeship with
Mylor Yacht Harbour Ltd in Falmouth where I worked four
days on-the-job and spent one day a week at college. After
I finished my training I was employed full-time by Mylor
as a marine engineer. I really enjoy my job; it’s varied,
interesting and hard work. Depending on the season, a
typical day for me in the summer is dealing with general
breakdowns and fault finding on the yachts and in the
winter it’s mainly servicing, maintenance and upgrades,
and sometimes engine replacements.
Falmouth Marine School has helped me immensely with
my career; I was enrolled onto a course that I wanted to do
and really suited my needs. The engineering workshop at
Falmouth Marine School is excellent, with a wide range of
outboard and inboards, and the tutors really know what
they are talking about. If you want to go into this industry
I suggest you find a good employer who is willing to
support you through the process and have a good work
ethic.
In five years’ time I would like to be working abroad on
super yachts!”
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MILLIE SHENTON
APPRENTICE
AT PENDENNIS SHIPYARD
Apprenticeships
WE ARE THE LARGEST PROVIDER OF
APPRENTICESHIPS IN THE SOUTH WEST.
A boatbuilding, marine engineering and watersports
apprenticeship is for anyone over the age of 16 and is the perfect
option to allow you to start or keep earning at work while
receiving training and gaining a recognised qualification. It gives
you a great mix of learning in a work setting and studying at
college allowing you to continue developing your skills.
A fair deal: starting salary £3.30 per hour, start earning
from £100 per week
Support: we will be there when you need us throughout
your training
Choice: we’ve got over 80 different pathways to choose
from across the region
Get hired: we will help you find an employer and
complete college and job applications
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We work with a range of organisations to develop industry relevant
apprenticeship programmes, including:
- Fugro
- Falmouth Harbour Commissioners
- Mylor Yacht Harbour
- A&P
- Rustler Yachts
- Pendennis Shipyard
Talk to our recruitment team to find out more
0845 6099 599
[email protected]
www.cornwall.ac.uk/apprenticeships
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MAKING LEARNING WORK
“
Our Students’ Union is
here to represent your
voice, together we can
make a difference.
”
Every campus starts the year with a
freshers’ celebration event
Our students always step up to
support Children In Need, with a
range of fun activities
Students’
Union
YOUR UNION, YOUR VOICE
Helping CLIC Sergent raise funds for
children with cancer
Helping out at Newquay Zoo
during the National Student
Volunteering Week
We are incredibly proud of our Students’
Union, which exists to represent your
voice at every level in the College and
to make sure you have a fantastic time
with us. From freshers’ fairs to political
hustings; charity events to parties;
volunteer work to running campaigns,
you can get involved in a huge range
of activities and have the power to
determine what it’s doing.
www.cornwallstudents.org
/cornwallstudents
Wheelchair basketball was a real
challenge during Celebrating
Diversity Week and was great fun!
Ross Kemp helped us raise awareness
for our fundraising campaign to
support Wig Wednesday
Each year students volunteer to help
young people in Kenya on a range
of projects
We joined forces with the Coppafeel
campaign for Breast Cancer
awareness and marched in giant
boob suits!
@CornwallSU
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MAKING LEARNING WORK
sport and fitness
GET OUT THERE AND GET ACTIVE
Get involved in the range of extracurricular sport, fitness and outdoor activities
available from The Cornwall College Group; from recreational to elite, there really is
something for everyone.
Our team of College Sports Makers is dedicated to improving your general health
and fitness and offers the best resources, teaching and coaching that will challenge,
engage and motivate you. They’ll cater for your needs allowing you to develop
individual and team skills and increase your personal strength and fitness; making
sure you get the most out of every activity.
If you’re not sure which activity is right for you, then try them all, for free! We have
access to eight campuses across Cornwall and Devon and we can deliver a great
variety of sporting opportunities you won’t find anywhere else. From sailing in
Falmouth Bay to a round of golf on Duchy College Stoke Climsland’s very own golf
course; opportunities to stay fit and healthy don’t come much better than this.
The Cornwall College Group is affiliated to AoC Sport and takes part in their full
range of competitions covering both team and individual sports. In support of this
programme the College enters the South West Championships in December and if
successful, the National Championships in April, which are held at the University of
Bath. If you are an elite athlete specialising in your chosen sport, why not sign up and
represent the College and try and win gold!
Our Bicton campus boasts a successful partnership with Exeter Rugby Chiefs which
allows you to study alongside the chance to play in the top class league against other
teams and perhaps be selected for the England U18s team. At Duchy College we
have joined forces with Plymouth Argyle Football Club and run a development centre
offering weekly sessions from PAFC coaches; as well as modules on nutrition and
fitness. The West Cornwall Football Development Centre is based at Cornwall College
Camborne where you can enrol on full-time or leisure courses to hone your football
or coaching skills.
If you would like more information about the sport, fitness and outdoor activities on
offer, please talk to one of our College Sports Makers based at Camborne,
St Austell, Stoke Climsland and Bicton.
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supporting you
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT STUDENT SUPPORT
Supporting you
Our Student Services Team is Investor in
Careers and the MATRIX Standard Award
accredited, so you can be sure of getting
the information and advice you need on:
• Accommodation
• Careers
• Childcare
• Disability support
• Equality and diversity
• Finance and funding
• Health and welfare
You can contact Student Services by
calling 0845 22 32 567 and asking to
speak to the Support Services Team on
the campus where you want to study, or
by emailing [email protected]
FE Bursary Fund
This fund is to help you meet extra costs
e.g. transport and childcare. This fund
is administered by the College, is means
tested and is cash-limited.
Guaranteed Student Bursary
If you are under 19 and living in care, a
care leaver, receiving Income Support in
your own right, a disabled young person
or in receipt of both the Employment
Support Student Allowance and
Disability Living Allowance, you will
be entitled to a Guaranteed Student
Bursary of up to £1,200. You will need to
apply through the FE Bursary Fund for
this.
Transport
If you live more than three miles from
college you may be eligible for support
for your travel costs. If you are under
19 at the beginning of the academic
year in September and are attending a
full-time course at the local designated
institution (usually the provider of your
course nearest your home) you will
qualify for subsidised travel on a Local
Authority (LA) bus.
The College also operates its own
transport and travel arrangements for
students who are not eligible to travel
on LA transport.
Transport Bursary
The Cornwall College Group provides
financial support towards a bus pass
for students aged 16-18 who qualify for
the FE Bursary Fund. Students will be
expected to use a college bus where
possible. A contribution towards travel
costs can also be made to students aged
19 or over at the start of their course.
These awards are means tested and
applied for through the FE Bursary Fund.
Free College Meals
If you are aged 16-18 and received free
school meals, or if your circumstances
have recently changed and you are now in
receipt of certain benefits, you may qualify
for free college meals. Contact Student
Services for further details.
24+ Advanced Learning Loans
If you are thinking about continuing your
education, are over 24 years of age and
want to study a Level 3 qualification or
above, there are government-based loans
available. There is also a means tested,
cash limited bursary to help you meet
transport costs and childcare costs.
Care to Learn
(for learners aged up to 20 years)
Care to Learn is a national scheme for
childcare funding if you are a parent
under 20 years of age. This childcare
support will not affect your own family’s
benefits or allowances. If you are under
20 years of age this support is not meanstested and you do not have to be in
receipt of benefits or have a low income
in order to have your childcare paid for.
Please contact any of our Student Services
teams for more details.
Childcare (for learners aged 20+ years)
We are keen to help you with the cost
of your childcare whilst studying. The
childcare subsidy you receive will depend
upon the details submitted by you on
your FE Bursary and childcare support
application form. If you are eligible for
support this will normally be paid direct
to your registered childcare provider.
Accommodation
If you do not live within reasonable
travelling distance of the College you may
wish to consider seeking accommodation
nearby. Student Services can provide
advice on this. Full Residential Bursaries
are available for eligible students. With the
exception of students awarded Residential
Bursaries, accommodation costs are
normally the responsibility of the student,
parent or carer.
Benefits relating to support
There are provisions under the Jobseekers’
regulations, which allow you to study
whilst seeking employment without
losing your benefits. If you are claiming
out of work benefits you should discuss
your proposed attendance at college
with your employment advisor, before
enrolling on a course. It may be possible
for you to return to study if you receive
other benefits (e.g. Income Support,
Housing Benefit etc.), but you must
check with the relevant benefit office
before enrolling on the course of your
choice. Your benefits may be affected by
returning to study, so check this out first.
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Support for Learners
We warmly welcome and support
learners with learning difficulties and/
or disabilities and are committed to
widening your opportunities by
providing the relevant support.
Support can be provided for:
• Specific learning difficulties
• Autism
• Visual impairment
• Hearing impairment
• Medical conditions
Our mission: “Outcomes for learners
requiring support are exceptional
with success achieved in every
aspect of learning and celebrated by
positive progression into work and/or
independence”
All arrangements will be agreed on a
personal basis and you will be involved
throughout the process. For more
information, why not ask for a copy of our
Local Offer that explains in more detail
support opportunities
Please call our Learning Support main
line to be advised of the correct person
to speak to with regards to the campus
where you want to study: 01209 617523
or email : [email protected]
Moodle
Moodle is a Virtual Learning Environment,
which is an internet tool where you can:
• Access resources unique to your course
• Join in discussion forums with other students
• Contact tutors and other students via email and messaging
Moodle is available 24 hours a day, every
day of the week.
Careers
We encourage you to use our resources
and contact us at any stage during
your course when help is required
with career choices, progression to a
university course or other training and
education opportunities. We also offer
a comprehensive service to adults who
wish to find out about returning to study.
Careers guidance appointments are
widely available during term time and
holiday periods. Appointments can be
arranged by contacting Student Services
on your campus or by emailing
[email protected]
Health and welfare
Your health and welfare are important to
us and they will have an impact on your
study and achievements. We provide a
wide range of help including:
• Up-to-date information on
health-related matters
• Basic legal and consumer advice
• Managing a budget and coping
with debt
• Entitlement to benefits
• Contact with outside specialist agencies
• Contact with local GPs
• Counselling services
Whether you need our help to begin
studying or to cope with something that
happens in your life while you are with
us, we are here to help – our advisors are
trained professionals and our service is
confidential.
Equality and diversity
The Cornwall College Group is committed
to equal opportunities for all and
recognise that valuing and embracing
diversity is the key to providing high
quality teaching and learning. We take
pride in serving the local communities
of Cornwall and are fully committed to
promoting equality of opportunity, access,
dignity and fairness.
Student Liaison Officer
If you have a question and are not sure who
to ask, or you just want to chat, speak to
the Student Liaison Officer on your campus.
They can help you with everything from
getting involved with the Cornwall College
Students’ Union activities, to information
and advice on confidential issues such as:
• Sexual health
• Mental health
• Drink and drugs
• Bullying
• Personal safety
Enrichment
There is more to college life than just
studying. We have excellent facilities to
make your leisure time as productive and
inspiring as your lecture time.
You will have the opportunity to:
• Join sports teams
• Attend annual social events like
the Beach Games
• Take part in enriching activities like canoeing, climbing, shopping trips
and riding.
If you want that little extra to help your
CV stand out to potential universities or
employers, extra qualifications are available
in addition to your main course of study.
Personal Learning Advisor
At college your Personal Learning Advisor
is a consistent source of information, advice
and support. They will oversee your overall
programme and progress, help you with any
course-related or personal concerns and will
be a vital independent link between your
vocational or academic tutors. Their goal is
to help you achieve success on your course
and move on with your career and life goals.
You will also have a Senior Learning Advisor,
for additional help and guidance.
Learning Centres
There are ten Learning Centres across our
campus sites, giving access to over 130,000
resources (print & electronic) via our online
catalogue.
Our Learning Centre staff are on hand to
help you with finding and using information
in any format and supporting you with:
•Assignments
• CV Preparation
• Job applications
You can drop-in any time or book for
a one-to-one tutorial.
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Computer access
When you enrol with us you will be issued
with your own log-in giving you access to
the virtual Student Central: the College’s
online comprehensive information and
communication resource. It’s through
this system that you can access:
• Your college email account
• Your timetable
• The College’s Wi-Fi
• Our video portal where you’ll find the latest TV programmes that might help with your studies
• Your printing account which is preloaded with credit
For further information or advice on
any of the above please go to Student
Services on your campus where they will
be happy to help.
FALMOUTH MARINE SCHOOL
HEALTH & WELLBEING
PAGE
Marine Leisure Management HNC
13
Watersports Subsidiary or 90 Credit Diploma Level 3
12
Watersports (Outdoor Adventure)
BTEC Diploma Level 3
12
Watersports (Outdoor Adventure)
BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3
12
Watersports Short Courses
15
SCIENCE & NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
PAGE
Fish Studies EDEXCEL BTEC Certificate Level 2
24
Marine Biology & Ecology
EDEXCEL BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3
24
Marine Biology EDEXCEL BTEC Diploma Level 2
24
Marine Science Foundation Degree
25
TECHNOLOGY
PAGE
Boatbuilding Apprenticeship Level 2
32
Boatbuilding Apprenticeship Level 3
35
Engineering (Marine-based)
BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3
35
Introduction to Marine Technology NVQ Level 1
32
Introduction to Yacht Fit Out & Composites NVQ Level 2
32
Light Marine Engineering City & Guilds Certificate Level 2
34
Light Marine Engineering City & Guilds Diploma Level 3
36
Marine Engineering Apprenticeship Level 2
34
Marine Engineering Apprenticeship Level 3
36
Marine Engineering HNC
37
Operational Yacht Science HNC/Foundation Degree
37
Yacht Fit Out & Composites City & Guilds Diploma Level 3
36
FOR OFFICE USE ONLY
App ref:
Student ref:
APPLICATION FORM
ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017
Please complete all sections of this form in CAPITAL LETTERS
PERSONAL DETAILS
First name:
Last name:
Address:
Date of birth:
Age:
Telephone number:
Postcode:
Mobile number:
Email:
Parent or guardian email (if under 19):
Current school:
YOUR CHOICE OF MAIN PROGRAMME
Main programme:
Main programme:
Main programme:
Main programme:
There will be additional elements to your study with us as a full-time student, including maths, English and employability skills.
My career aim is: (e.g. future plans)
YOUR EDUCATION
Predicted grades
Subject
Existing qualifications
Grade
Subject
Grade
Important – please continue overleaf
OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION
Hobbies and interests:
Work experience and employment:
Other achievements and certificates: e.g. Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Youth Achievement, First Aid
Responsibilities and positive contributions made:
HEALTH
Has your education been affected by health problems? If so, please give brief details:
LEARNING NEEDS
Do you need any extra support? This might include help with visual impairment, hearing, mobility difficulties or dyslexia.
Please give brief details:
Do you need any extra support with reading, writing, number work? Please give brief details:
I understand that the information provided on this form will be used to assess my suitability for the main programme I have applied for,
provide advice and guidance in relation to my stated aspirations and to contact me to follow up on my application or any advice given. If my
application is successful I understand that the information will be used to pre-populate my enrolment form.
Signature:
Date
RETURN YOUR COMPLETED FORM TO ADMISSIONS AT:
The Cornwall College Group, Admissions Office, Campus Central, Trevenson Road, Pool, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 3RD
Alternatively you can return the form in person to reception at the campus where you want to study.
If you have any questions about the course(s) you would like to study please call 0845 22 32 567 or email [email protected],
you can also find more information about studying with us at www.cornwall.ac.uk
The Cornwall College Group
THE CAREER COLLEGE FOR THE SOUTH WEST
THE BUSINESS SPACE
LAUNCESTON
DUCHY COLLEGE
STOKE CLIMSLAND
CORNWALL COLLEGE
NEWQUAY
Enquiries for all courses:
T: 0845 22 32 567
E: [email protected]
W: www.cornwall.ac.uk
Bicton College
East Budleigh
Budleigh Salterton
Devon EX9 7BY
T: 01395 562400
E: [email protected]
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Cornwall College Camborne
Trevenson Road
Pool
Redruth
Cornwall TR15 3RD
T: 01209 616161
E: [email protected]
Introducing the career college
1
Your Study Programme
2
Soft Skills and Qualifications
3
Join us5
Falmouth Marine School 6
HEALTH & WELLBEING
8
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Watersports
10
SCIENCE & NATURAL ENVIRONMENT 18
- Marine Biology
20
TECHNOLOGY28
- Boatbuilding & Marine Engineering 30
Apprenticeships40
Students’ Union42
Sport and Fitness
44
Supporting You 46
Index 50
Application Form 51
Cornwall College St Austell
Tregonissey Road
St Austell
Cornwall PL25 4DJ
T: 01726 226622
E: [email protected]
Cornwall College Saltash
Church Road
Saltash
Cornwall PL12 4AE
T: 01752 850200
E: [email protected]
BICTON COLLEGE
CORNWALL COLLEGE
CAMBORNE
DUCHY COLLEGE
ROSEWARNE
CORNWALL COLLEGE
SALTASH
CORNWALL COLLEGE
ST AUSTELL
ENGINEERING SKILLS CENTRE
PLYMOUTH
FALMOUTH
MARINE SCHOOL
THE BUSINESS SPACE
TRURO
Cornwall College Newquay
Wildflower Lane
Trenance Gardens
Newquay
Cornwall TR7 2LZ
T: 01637 857965
E: [email protected]
Duchy College Stoke Climsland
Stoke Climsland
Callington
Cornwall
PL17 8PB
T: 01579 372222
E: [email protected]
Duchy College Rosewarne
Camborne
Cornwall TR14 0AB
T: 01209 722100
E: [email protected]
Falmouth Marine School
Killigrew Street
Falmouth
Cornwall
TR11 3QS
T: 01326 310310
E: [email protected]
COURSES &
Don’t miss your chance to visit one of our events
and get all the information you need to make a
decision about your future.
CAREERS
GUIDE 2016
Your chance to:
- See world-class facilities
- Explore career pathways
- Discover more about our unique field trips
- Meet expert lecturers
- Talk to our current students
- Tour the campus
- Get advice on filling in your application form
- Receive transport and finance information
- Apply for apprenticeship jobs*
- Meet local employers*
Apprenticeship Events*
FOR SCHOOL LEAVERS
Open Days
Camborne, Saltash and St Austell
Wed 20 Apr 5pm - 7.30pm
Falmouth Marine School
Sat 28 May
Course & Careers Advice Events
Falmouth Marine School
Sat 14 Nov 10am – 12pm
Sat 6 Feb 10am – 12pm
Sat 23 Apr 10am – 12pm
beyond
#thecareercollege
Enquiries for all courses:
T: 01326 310310
E: [email protected]
W: www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk
/falmouthmarineschool
/falmouthmarineschool
@MarineSchool
@falmouthmarineschool
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