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Plant Operations - Groundworks Certificate

Level 2 • • Bicton College


This Plant Operations certificate is your gateway to gaining your full professional operators qualification if you want operate heavy plant to the exacting standards of the modern construction site this is the course for you. Once complete and the CPCS test has been passed this is your passport to a career in the construction industry and recognition of your professional operating skills. You will have the opportunity to carry out a number of construction tasks using plant ranging for 1.5 ton mini excavators up to 14 ton 360 degree tracked excavators and if that’s not enough you will also receive industry training using 6 ton High vis forward tipping dumpers and Telescopic handlers. At the end of the 1 year course you will have been assessed on 4 machines to gain your level 2 qualification and given the opportunity to take CPCS tests should you wish. As a trainee operator you will be involved in basic excavation trenching etc. then progressing onto more complex excavations for example structural foundations and service excavations. All training will be delivered to the high standards required By the Construction industry training board. Bicton College is in the fortunate position to be in partnership with Holt JCB, this allows student’s access to the range of the most up to date machines currently available.

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Construction Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Bicton College


Land based, work based plant operations Level 1 is the course if you want an overall introduction to the construction industry and most importantly heavy plant operations. You will have the opportunity to carry out a number of construction tasks using plant ranging from 1.5 ton mini excavators up to 14 ton 360 degree tracked excavators and if that’s not enough you will also receive introductory training using 6 ton high vis forward tipping dumpers and telescopic handlers. Literally getting in at ground level, gaining the experience to develop your skills before progressing on to the level 2 course and gaining your CPCS certificate for professional operators. During the course you will be trained and given the opportunity to gain your CPCS operators Health and safety card which is the first step and an essential requirement to gain access and open door to a host of opportunities in the construction industry. As a trainee operator you will be involved initially in basic excavation trenching etc. then progressing onto more complex excavations for example structural foundations and service boxes. All training will be delivered to the high standards required By the Construction industry training board. Bicton College is in the fortunate position to be in partnership with Holt JCB, this allows students access to the range of the most up to date machines currently available.

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Plumbing Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This qualification is for you if you are a 16-19 year old learner, who wishes to work as a plumber in the building services industry. It has been designed to deliver a high level of occupational skills and provide a platform from which to progress through further learning or into employment. This vocational route at level 3 is a vital step towards becoming a competent plumber. The qualification will help you gain an understanding of the skills required within the plumbing sector. You will cover aspects such as working safely and effectively, learning about how the environmental technology systems work and planning & design for the pipework and various components for cold and hot water systems and not forgetting central heating planning and design, so you will be able to plan and design a central heating system for a home, fantastic, well on your wat to being a Plumbing & Heating engineer. This technical qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and practical skills needed for working in the Plumbing industry, and will prepare you to enter a plumbing apprenticeship programme. On completion of the apprenticeship, the learner will be recognised by the industry as a competent plumbing and domestic heating engineer. This qualification is aimed at learners who are not yet employed in the plumbing industry but wish to learn the skills needed to progress further, and help them embark on a plumbing apprenticeship programme.

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Electrical Installation Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


Do you like a challenge? Are you a practical, hand-on problem solver? If the answer is ‘yes’ to these questions then a fulfilling career in the electrical industry may be for you and the Level 1 in Electrical Installation is the perfect first step to take! You will spend time learning electrical theories in the classroom and then put these into practise in our extensive and dedicated electrical workshop. Cornwall College is proud of its recently created Mezzanine practical workspace, which houses well-stocked working bays featuring industry standard kit for you to put your newfound skills into practise. As a Level 1 student, you will gain a solid understanding of many aspects of the electrical industry, including wiring circuits, health and safety, installation methods, wiring systems, basic testing, renewables and much more. Our team of lecturer’s and course managers are friendly, approachable and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from a wide variety of electrical backgrounds. They will guide and support you on your journey making sure that you get the most out of the course. The Level 1 diploma is all about introducing you to the electrical industry and developing your essential skills. Successful completion of the course can see you move onto our full time Level 2 course to further develop your skills or perhaps an apprenticeship is more your style and is a great alternative. If you are willing to work hard and have the drive, come, join us on the Level 1 Electrical Installation course at Cornwall College, and start to make those dreams a reality!

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Plumbing Studies Diploma

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


If you enjoy getting hands on and have your sights set on becoming a plumber, then this is the course for you and will be your next step after level 1 to further your career in the construction industry. The first thing you’ll notice about this course is that it’s about practical learning – you’ll be spending a lot of time in our workshop, learning by doing as you work on a range of pipes and systems. You’ll be looking at everything: cloakrooms, appliances, cylinders, boilers and bathrooms. Basically any plumbing installation you find in a house you’ll be studying it and developing all of the essential skills you need as a plumber, carrying out maintenance and repair activities as you progress through the course. Our workshop features industry-standard equipment and kit. We also have a strong partnership with the plumbing industry in our area, so employers know a plumbing qualification from The Cornwall College Group means you have the very best skills as a plumber. So, if you’re a bit of a hands on person and want a career in construction, this is the best next step after level 1. As a Level 2 course, this diploma is all about advancing your knowledge gained in level 1 for and developing your essential skills even more. You’ll be learning from experienced plumbing and heating engineers, who are there to give you the very best next step to your career.

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NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction)- Site Carpentry (OSAT)

Level 3 • Distance Learning • Cornwall College Camborne


Are you working in the construction industry but do not have a NVQ qualification in your specialist trade? If so On Site Assessment & Training (OSAT) is your route to gaining recognition for the skills that you possess. OSAT allows you to continue working full time on site with no college attendance needed. A specialist assessor will work with you in the workplace to guide you through your qualification ensuring you know exactly what to do to successfully complete your NVQ qualification. Completing the level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations Site Carpentry will make you eligible to apply for a CSCS Gold Skilled Worker Card. ‘Completing an OSAT was ideal for me. My assessor was really helpful making sure I knew exactly what to do. Completing my NVQ means I have finally gained my trade qualification.’ Kevin Dunbavin, NVQ 2 (OSAT) Plastering "

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