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Boost for Bodmin: New Career and Professional Development courses announced

Over 30 new Professional Development courses announced for Bodmin’s £6.3m STEM & Health Skills Centre.

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Published Thursday 11 May 2023

The College has released its highly anticipated line-up of new 19+ Career and Professional Development courses for adults that will launch at the multi-million-pound STEM & Health Skills Centre in Bodmin in September 2023.

Designed for large groups to boost business or for individual applicants seeking career development, the courses have been introduced in collaboration with the College’s employer partners in North and East Cornwall, targeting sectors and job roles where skills are in demand and quality employment opportunities available.

The wide range of new courses and qualifications are now available to book on the College’s website at www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/stemcentre.

Facilities will be comparable to the new Valency Building at Truro College

Learners and professionals applying for the new courses will benefit from the £6.3 million Centre’s state-of-the-art, purpose-built facilities including Engineering workshops, Health Simulation Suite and modern Digital technology.

The suite of over 30 new Career and Professional Development courses includes a blend of sector specific and business skills training, addressing skills needs in the local area and support for the many businesses operating in Food Production & Hospitality, Engineering & Construction, Marketing, Education & Teaching and Health & Social Care.

Wider business skills training is available in areas that offer a boost to all sectors including Leadership & Management, Health, Safety & First Aid and a range of Business Seminars from Effective Marketing to Time Management and Assertiveness & Challenging Conversations.

An artist’s impression of the College’s new STEM & Health Skills Centre, Bodmin.

Hayley McKinstry, Director of Business Partnerships and Apprenticeships at Truro and Penwith College commented: “Truro and Penwith College is thrilled to announce its suite of Career and Professional Development courses and qualifications that will be delivered at the new STEM and Health Skills Centre, Bodmin from September 2023.

“Skills are at the heart of any successful economy and it’s vital that local people are armed with the industry-relevant skills needed by Cornwall’s employers to boost business, raise aspirations and encourage both businesses and local people to look, reach and go further”.

Over 30 Career and Professional Development courses are set to support skills needs in the local area.

The 19+ Career and Professional Development offer complements the previously announced post-16 education options the College is launching at the new Centre in Engineering, Digital, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Nursing.

Through close working partnerships with employers, long-term ambitions will see the Centre offer 120 Apprenticeships per year while helping 300 people into some form of further learning annually as well as creating new jobs and supporting local business.

For more information on the STEM & Health Skills Centre, Bodmin, the employer partners involved in its development, courses available and to apply now visit; www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/stemcentre/.

For help and advice contact futureskills@truro-penwith.ac.uk or 01872 308000.

 

19+ CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AT THE STEM & HEALTH SKILLS CENTRE

BUSINESS AND LAW: BUSINESS SEMINARS

  • Assertiveness and Challenging Conversations
  • Effective Marketing
  • Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
  • Introduction to Coaching
  • Time Management
  • Leadership and Management Taster Day

BUSINESS AND LAW: LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

  • ILM L2 Award in Leadership and Team Skills
  • ILM L3 Award in Leadership and Management
  • ILM L3 Award in Effective Coaching
  • ILM L5 Award in Leadership and Management

FIRST AID

  • Emergency First Aid in the Workplace
  • First Aid at Work
  • First Aid at Work Requalification
  • Paediatric First Aid

GCSEs

  • GCSE in English
  • GCSE in Maths (Foundation Tier)
  • GCSE Biology

ART AND DESIGN

  • Art and Design Digital Arts

PROFESSIONAL COOKERY AND HOSPITALITY

  • L2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
  • Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering L3
  • WSET L1 Award in Wines
  • WSET L1 Award in Spirits
  • WSET L2 Award in Wines
  • BIIAB L2 Award for Personal License Holders

ENGINEERING

  • City & Guilds Computer Aided Design (CAD) Level 1 (Solidworks)
  • City & Guilds Computer Aided Design (CAD) Level 2 (Solidworks)

CARE, COMMUNITY AND EDUCATION

  • CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce
  • C&G Level 3 Award in Education and Training
  • Practical Training Skills
  • NCFE Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness
  • Restore 2 Full Tool

Find out more and apply online.

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