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If you’re trying to figure out what to do after your GCSEs, we’ve got you covered! 

We mix qualifications with work experience and personal skills to make you stand out, whether you’re heading for work or higher education. Choose from full-time education or apprenticeships for hands-on training geared towards your dream career. 

Find the perfect course

Hover over a subject for more information and see our school leaver courses

AUTOMOTIVE & ENGINEERING

Camborne, St Austell, Falmouth, Plymouth, Duchy Stoke Climsland & Bicton

Get hands-on with engines, design, and technology! Learn how to fix, innovate, and build the machines that power our world. Jumpstart your career as an auto engineer or tech-savvy expert, driving opportunities in the ever-evolving automotive industry.

BUSINESS & DIGITAL

Camborne & St Austell

Master the art of the digital age! From marketing wizardry to entrepreneurial genius, unlock the secrets of the business world. Embrace the digital revolution and unleash your potential in the realm of startups, e-commerce, and social media.

Childcare & Early Years

Camborne & St Austell

Nurture and shape young minds, making a positive impact from the very start. Gain valuable insights into child development and early education. Dive into a world where every day brings joy, learning, and the chance to inspire the next generation.

Creative Arts

Camborne & St Austell

Unleash your creativity and let imagination soar! Discover the magic of art, design, and multimedia. From drawing to digital, sculpting to storytelling, let your artistic talents flourish and open doors to a world of self-expression and endless possibilities.

Foundation Learning & Vocational Academy

Camborne, St Austell, Duchy Stoke Climsland & Bicton

Build your foundation for success! Develop essential skills and knowledge to prepare for your dream career. Our diverse range of vocational courses equips you with real-world expertise that employers crave.

Hairdressing, Barbering & Beauty

Camborne & St Austell

Transform looks and boost confidence! Dive into the glamorous world of hair and beauty, where you’ll learn the latest trends and techniques. From styling to skincare, become a trendsetter in the beauty industry.

Health Services & Social Care

Camborne & St Austell

Care for others and make a difference! Explore the realms of health and social care, gaining practical experience and empathy. Embark on a fulfilling journey of compassion, offering support to those in need.

Hospitality, Cookery & Travel

Camborne & St Austell

Welcome to the world of hospitality! Learn the art of exquisite service, culinary delights, and exciting travel opportunities. Enter a realm where you can leave a lasting impression on guests worldwide.

Land & Conservation

Duchy Rosewarne, Duchy Stoke Climsland, Falmouth & Bicton

Embrace the great outdoors and protect our planet! Discover the beauty of nature while learning about conservation practices. Develop skills in land management and environmental stewardship, helping preserve our world for generations to come.

Military & Protective Services

Camborne, Duchy Stoke Climsland & Bicton

Serve and protect with pride! Dive into the world of honor, discipline, and duty. Learn from seasoned experts and embark on a career dedicated to safeguarding our communities and country.

Sport & Outdoor

Camborne, Falmouth & Duchy Stoke Climsland

Turn your passion for sports into a profession! Explore the dynamic world of sports and outdoor activities. Whether it’s coaching, fitness training, or event management, get ready to kickstart an exciting career.

Working with Animals

Duchy Rosewarne, Duchy Stoke Climsland & Bicton

Answer the call of the wild! Immerse yourself in the animal kingdom, learning how to care for and communicate with our furry friends. Pursue a rewarding career where compassion meets adventure.

Trades & Construction

Camborne, St Austell, Duchy Stoke Climsland & Bicton

Get hands-on and build the future! Discover the world of trades and construction, where you’ll learn practical skills to craft, fix, and shape the world around you. Join an industry that’s always in demand and filled with endless possibilities.

Find out more at one of our Open Events

Discover our courses, apprenticeships, tour our campuses and meet our amazing team!

Duchy College logoStoke Climsland Fun Day

Stoke Climsland Fun Day

  • Dates
    23rd June 2024, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Join us for a fun-filled family day out at our Duchy College Stoke Climsland campus set in beautiful rolling hills and home to Future Farm. View Event
Duchy College logoBHS Changing Lives Through Horses Open Morning

BHS Changing Lives Through Horses Open Morning

16-19
  • Dates
    25th June 2024, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Join us for the BHS Changing Lives Through Horses Open Morning, open to young learners and their parents/carers to explore this course for under 18s. View Event

Your next steps

The 7-step journey from attending an open event to securing your spot in college

  1. Attend an Open Event

    Discover our courses, apprenticeships, tour our campuses and meet our amazing team! Open Events run across all of our campuses from September to May.

    Find an Open Event

  2. Try a subject before you apply!

    If you are a year 10 or 11 student, our taster days are your chance to get a taste of what college is really like. Taster Days run from October to May.

    Find a Taster Event

  3. Find the Perfect Course

    Use the college website to discover and search for the courses that best match their academic and career interests.

    Browse our School Leaver Courses

  4. Apply for your course

    You can apply through the relevant course page on our website using the online form – just look for the APPLY NOW button. If you’d prefer a paper copy of the application form, call us and we can send one out to you.

    How to Apply

  5. Interview

    We can’t wait to meet you.
    You’ll be invited to meet the course lecturer at a scheduled weekday interview event. It’s an ideal opportunity to discuss your interested course and future goals.

  6. Accept

    You made it! Your college place is waiting.
    Reserve your place now. Please note, the offer may be conditional on certain GCSE grades. If you don’t get the expected results, don’t panic. Just get in touch and we’ll explore other options available.

  7. Start Course

    Welcome to the #CAREERCOLLEGE
    We’ll see you in September for your induction week!

Your next steps


The 7-step journey from attending an open event to securing your spot in college

  1. Attend an Open Event

    Discover our courses, apprenticeships, tour our campuses and meet our amazing team! Open Events run across all of our campuses from September to May.

    Find an Open Event

  2. Try a subject before you apply!

    If you are a year 10 or 11 student, our taster days are your chance to get a taste of what college is really like. Taster Days run from October to May.

    Find a Taster Event

  3. Find the Perfect Course

    Use the college website to discover and search for the courses that best match their academic and career interests.

    Browse our School Leaver Courses

  4. Apply for your course

    You can apply through the relevant course page on our website using the online form – just look for the APPLY NOW button. If you’d prefer a paper copy of the application form, call us and we can send one out to you.

    How to Apply

  5. Interview

    We can’t wait to meet you.
    You’ll be invited to meet the course lecturer at a scheduled weekday interview event. It’s an ideal opportunity to discuss your interested course and future goals.

  6. Accept Offer

    You made it! Your college place is waiting.
    Reserve your place now. Please note, the offer may be conditional on certain GCSE grades. If you don’t get the expected results, don’t panic. Just get in touch and we’ll explore other options available.

  7. Start Course

    Welcome to the #CAREERCOLLEGE
    We’ll see you in September for your induction week!

Our 2024 school leavers prospectus

Your questions answered