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Blog: Getting ready for college!

Blog: Getting ready for college!

5th September 2022
Top tips to get you campus ready!  We are excited to be welcoming new students to our colleges very soon and we’ve put together some top tips to help you prepare.     DON’T WORRY…  If you haven’t decided what you want to study yet there’s still time to apply! Visit our website to find your perfect course and complete the application form, which you will be able to find on the to Read More
Anchors aweigh! Students complete epic charity boat project

Anchors aweigh! Students complete epic charity boat project

7th September 2021
A Cornish Pilot Gig built by local college students for a Cornish Veteran’s charity will take its maiden voyage this week, 35 years after a previous college cohort built its predecessor. EPIC GIGability is a charity that supports Veterans by helping them achieve a healthier, fitter lifestyle with a focus on reducing the negative impact of poor mental health. Registered with the Cornish Pilot Gig Read More
SUPing gets scientific at Cornwall College

SUPing gets scientific at Cornwall College

15th July 2021
Students at a local college are taking part in a world-leading study into a popular water sport which will aim to determine the best techniques for success.  Stand Up Paddleboarding – or SUPing, as it is known – is one of the fastest growing sports in the world with its popularity increasing hugely during the covid-19 pandemic.  As it stands, the amount of formal research into the Read More
Students have ‘summit’ on their mind

Students have ‘summit’ on their mind

27th May 2021
Students at colleges in Cornwall are sending a message to the world’s leaders through a series of videos titled ‘#heyG7’. Launched last week, the series will showcase the main issues the students want to be addressed at the G7 summit in Carbis Bay in June. Conor Kendrew, the college’s curriculum development manager for ecology, conservation and the environment, is spearheading the project. Read More
Sustainability tops college timetable during week-long eco conference

Sustainability tops college timetable during week-long eco conference

12th April 2021
A leading local college is renewing its focus on sustainability by hosting many of Cornwall’s most influential voices from the environmental movement in a series of talks and workshops. The Cornwall College Group (TCCG), which has 10 sites across Devon and Cornwall, created ‘Love Our Planet Week’, taking place from April 19 – 23, to showcase and raise awareness of the importance of sustain Read More
Apprenticeship Games returns – do you have what it takes?

Apprenticeship Games returns – do you have what it takes?

6th April 2021
Registration has opened for this year’s nationally renowned Apprenticeship Games, The Cornwall College Group (TCCG), who organise the event, have announced. The highly coveted competition sees teams of apprentices battle it out to be crowned ‘apprentice team of the year’ and scoop the games’ specially designed torch. Now in its fourth year, this year’s games will pitch teams of apprentic Read More
Opportunities showcased at Cornwall’s only specialist marine college

Opportunities showcased at Cornwall’s only specialist marine college

17th March 2021
Falmouth Marine School is to showcase the incredible opportunities available for those looking to begin a nautically themed career with a virtual event this month. Former students of the renowned facility have gone on to successful careers in marine engineering, boatbuilding, water sports, marine biology and more – careers which have taken them to glamourous locations across the globe. Taking pl Read More
The Cornwall College Group saves 1,300 tonnes of greenhouse gas with UK first renewable energy contract

The Cornwall College Group saves 1,300 tonnes of greenhouse gas with UK first renewable energy contract

17th March 2021
Cornwall’s largest college group has saved more than 1,300 tonnes of greenhouse gas by moving to a sustainable energy tariff. In a UK first, The Cornwall College Group (TCCG) was one of just 20 education providers to sign the pioneering deal with The Energy Consortium (TEC), which has led to its electricity being provided from British wind farms since October. This ground-breaking move means the Read More
The Cornwall College Group saves 1,300 tonnes of greenhouse gas with UK first renewable energy contract

The Cornwall College Group saves 1,300 tonnes of greenhouse gas with UK first renewable energy contract

17th March 2021
Cornwall’s largest college group has saved more than 1,300 tonnes of greenhouse gas by moving to a sustainable energy tariff. In a UK first, The Cornwall College Group (TCCG) was one of just 20 education providers to sign the pioneering deal with The Energy Consortium (TEC), which has led to its electricity being provided from British wind farms since October. This ground-breaking move means the Read More
Ofsted awards The Cornwall College Group highest judgement – significant progress – following monitoring visit 

Ofsted awards The Cornwall College Group highest judgement – significant progress – following monitoring visit 

17th March 2021
Ofsted has awarded the highest possible outcome for The Cornwall College Group (TCCG), following a successful monitoring inspection in February.    The college group, which has been setting high expectations and heavily investing in its student experiences, facilities and teaching, was given the rare accolade of “significant progress” in the recently published report compiled by Her Majes Read More
Specialist Marine College holds virtual college open day

Specialist Marine College holds virtual college open day

26th January 2021
Falmouth Marine School is holding a virtual open day for people interested in studying a course for a career in the marine industries. Taking place on Saturday 6th February 10am – midday, potential learners and their families will hear more about the range of courses on offer at the specialist college. There will be a welcome from the Head of College, Steve Taylor, and tutors will be sharing inf Read More
The Cornwall College Group receives glowing interim Ofsted report

The Cornwall College Group receives glowing interim Ofsted report

17th December 2020
The year has ended on a high for The Cornwall College Group (TCCG) following a positive interim Ofsted report. The report focussed on the Group’s response to COVID-19 and highlighted the leadership’s decisive action in ensuring its 13,000 learners were supported through a difficult year. Principal and CE of TCCG, John Evans, said he was delighted the phenomenal amount of hard work, passion and Read More
College commits to free school meals throughout Christmas

College commits to free school meals throughout Christmas

2nd December 2020
Families across Cornwall and Devon have welcomed The Cornwall College Group’s decision to provide free school meals for its learners who are eligible throughout the Christmas break. The free school meal scheme has been in the spotlight this year thanks to Premier League footballer Marcus Rashford’s campaign. Principal and Chief Executive of the Group, John Evans, said it was a moral duty to co Read More
Former serviceman teaching boat builders of the future

Former serviceman teaching boat builders of the future

24th November 2020
A lecturer who retrained after completing 22 years of service in the Military is highlighting to others the massive amount of retraining options available. Study Programme Manager for Boatbuilding at Falmouth Marine School, Chris Bosanko – Green, spent nine years in the Royal Air Force and 13 years in the Army before he had to consider his options for resettlement. “Looking through the multitu Read More
Specialist Marine College holds virtual college open day

Specialist Marine College holds virtual college open day

16th November 2020
Falmouth Marine School is holding a virtual open day for people interested in studying a course for a career in the marine industries. Taking place on Saturday 21st November 10am – midday, potential learners and their families will learn more about the range of courses on offer at the specialist college. There will be a welcome from the Head of College, Steve Taylor, and course tutors will be sh Read More
Students get hands on with latest underwater technology

Students get hands on with latest underwater technology

13th November 2020
Marine Engineering & Marine Science students are excited to be working with the latest technology in the industry. Falmouth Marine School has been donated an underwater Remote Operating Vehicle (ROV). The donation was made by Captain Charles DuGas-Standish of Motor Yacht Lady E, and was part of an incentive by Gareth Parfitt who is the navigator on the vessel. Gareth, who formally attended Fal Read More
Boatbuilding training buoyant in Falmouth after 100 years

Boatbuilding training buoyant in Falmouth after 100 years

1st October 2020
Falmouth Marine School is celebrating an incredible anniversary. This October, marks 100 years of providing training for the boatbuilding industry, an integral part of the maritime history of Cornwall. As a site of education, the School can trace its history back to 1825, when it was originally known as the Falmouth Classical and Mathematical School, providing education in Latin, Greek, French and Read More
Pendennis on crest of a wave with Apprenticeship Games win

Pendennis on crest of a wave with Apprenticeship Games win

30th April 2020
Superyacht firm Pendennis is celebrating a triumphant win at this year’s Apprenticeship Games following a fiercely fought competition with the region’s top businesses. The Games, held at The Cornwall College Group’s (TCCG) Camborne campus, saw businesses and organisations with apprentices battle it out in a range of events testing their mental, physical and creative skills. Each team took tu Read More