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Adult Education Careers

Cornwall Adult Education is a community based organisation. It currently makes use of over 70 venues across the county. This reflects its commitment to make learning as accessible as possible. The service seeks to provide a learning programme which enables all adults in the county to develop their:

  • skills
  • knowledge
  • interests and
  • creativity

English and maths, with ICT, up to and including level 2 (GCSE level).

Qualification Courses

  • Access to Higher Education
  • Accounting
  • Arts and crafts
  • Beauty and complementary therapies
  • Business
  • Counselling
  • GCSE English/Maths
  • Languages and
  • Photography

Unaccredited Community Learning

Unaccredited Community Learning is offered for:

  • personal value and gain
  • engagement and inclusion in communities
  • resilience and wellbeing

Areas of learning include:

  • arts and crafts
  • accounting
  • beauty and complementary therapies
  • business
  • ICT
  • dance
  • fitness
  • languages
  • photography and
  • general interest

Family Learning

Intergenerational learning to break cycle of underachievement, with schools, children’s centres.

Young People (16-18)

  • English and maths
  • Vocational options
  • Prince’s Trust (with Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service)
  • Partnerships and
  • Electively Home Educated (EHE) aged 14-16

We have 23 centres across Cornwall.


To effectively deliver (teach) high quality learning opportunities to groups of adults and young people. Ensuring maximum retention of learners and achievement of qualifications/ learning goals.


As a member of the Workplace Learning Team to work with the Workplace Coordinator and other colleagues to:

  • assess learner knowledge and competence
  • meet the assessment criteria in line with awarding body and service requirements

Internal Quality Assurer (IQA)

The IQA Team work mostly independently. They can however seek support from the Quality Coordinator if required.

The team develop and deliver an internal quality process. This demonstrates knowledge and competence to meet the assessment criteria. This is in line with awarding body and service requirements.

The team regularly liaise with Awarding bodies. Along with the Exams Officer, they are instrumental in the Service achieving and maintaining Direct Claim status. This is for a selection of Skills for Life qualifications.

Learning Support Assistant (LSA)

LSAs provide high quality individualised learning support to adult learners. They contribute to the retention of learners and achievement of qualifications/ learning goals.

They support the learning process by encouraging:

  • independence and
  • the development of learners’ own skills

Support needs may include:

  • basic skills
  • specific or general learning difficulties
  • behavioural
  • mental health
  • mobility or
  • sensory impairment


Invigilators assist the examinations team in the correct running and supervision of examinations. This includes:

  • the preparation of examination rooms
  • completion of examination paperwork
  • attendance registers
  • invigilation reports and
  • collation of examination documentation

Model (Life and Clothed)

We are interested in having a wide range of model types to give the classes the richest mix of drawing/painting experience.

Adult Education recruits Tutors mainly in the Spring ready for the start of the academic year. Some ad-hoc vacancies may also appear throughout the year. This approach ensures that learners maintain the same tutor throughout the year. This helps to support and build relations.