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Courses for Young People

Exciting Opportunities for young people

School or college is not the only option. Adult Education offer a variety of courses throughout Cornwall to young learners aged 16-18. This may be extended up to 24 if they have an Educational Health Care Plan working with our partners.

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We specialise in English and maths, from the basics to GCSE.  If you're unsure of your level call us for a FREE skills check on 0300 1231 117.

Apply online for free English or maths courses.

Your course will be FREE if:

  • You enrol on a qualification course 
  • You are not already enrolled in a school or college 
  • You enrol for English and maths

The minimum age for most courses is 16 - you must be 16 on or before 31 August 2020.

Adult Education uses the Education and Skills Funding Tuition Fund to support disadvantaged learners.  Find out about the 16-19 Tuition Fund

PoS - Programme of Study
Qualifications and skills with built-in work experience. This is for young people aged 16-18, or 16-24 with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP).  You can progress to a higher level or into work.

SI - Supported Internship
For a young person aged 16-24 with an EHCP. You can learn in the workplace and gain work experience. The goal is to progress into systainable employment. 

Company Name, website and contactCourseDetails

Access Training
01726 77600

PoS and SI.  Structured study program that includes on the job training provided by experienced job coaches.

BF Adventure
01326 340912

PoS.  Join us for Adventure Ed!
Accredited Level 1 course in Progression. This is a great opportunity to gain a recognised qualification. This will help you further your education or an apprenticeship.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue
01872 327899

PoS.  A 12 week personal development programme. This aims to increase confidence, motivation and skills.

Cornwall Outdoors
07968 892855

PoS.  Adventure Learning! A training opportunity which will enable you to gain skills and qualifications. These will enhance your employment prospects in the Outdoor Industry and also in jobs requiring good team working and people skills.

Cornwall Rural Community Charity
01736 334666

PoS and SI. 

Are you aged 16-24 with an Education, Health and Care Plan? Would you like to Learn Your Way?
Gain work experience and build your work-based portfolio.

01736 753933

PoS.  Dynamo Healthcare Training Academy (DHCTA). This has been set up to support young people in Cornwall. It will help to commence careers in healthcare through to apprenticeships.

Eat that Frog
01803 551551

and SI. 
Full time study programmes that are designed to prepare you for adulthood.

01209 613153

PoS and SI.  Offering rural, horticultural courses for the support of young people and adults with learning and, or physical disabilities. Developing personal and social skills, individual opportunities and active participation in the local community. 

07977 522498

PoS.  'Moving on' - created for young people with young people. Offering an individualised alternative to college courses.

United Response
01872 250150

POS and SI.  Through one-to-one support and group work. We deliver a comprehensive package of pre and post employment support. This includes Workplace Support.

Urban Biodiversity
01637 877182

PoS and SI.  Gain a fantastic all round understanding of sustainable landscaping and outdoor practical skills.


Learners can be from anywhere in the county. Assistance with transport costs and bursaries may be available.