Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Discover Programmes

Our Discover Programmes have been designed to give you a taste of what working in a particular sector could be like, and provide you with important employability skills like CV writing, and interview skills. 


Phone – 07989227515

Discover Construction

Aged 19+ Looking for a way into Construction?

This engaging course has been designed to give individuals an insight into the construction world. The course will cover topics that will give them confidence to demonstrate some key skills needed to gain their CSCS card and be site ready on completion.

Benefits To You

Some of the topics covered will include:

  • Working within a team
  • Employers/Employees Rights & Responsibilities
  • Hazards & Risks
  • Risk Assessments
  • Manual Handling
  • Working at Height

This qualification will:

Focus on the study of the basic principles of health and safety, including hazards and risks within the workplace.

Qualification objectives

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:

  • understand the importance of health and safety procedures
  • raise awareness of the potential hazards and risks in the workplace
  • understand implications of poor health and safety
  • know key rights and responsibilities relating to health and safety.

Essential skills

While completing this qualification, learners may develop the knowledge, understanding and essential skills employers look for in employees. These range from familiar ‘key skills’ such as team working, independent learning and problem-solving, to more tricky-to-measure skills such as:

  • an appreciation for appropriate behaviour and Personal Protective Equipment
  • communicating with professional colleagues/peers

Qualifications gained

Students will gain their Green CSCS card on completion if successful in passing:

  • NOCN Level 1 Award in Health & Safety in a Construction Environment
  • NCFE Level 1 Award in Health & Safety Awareness
  • CSCS Test (to be taken at CRC Huntingdon Campus CSCS Test Centre)

Hospitality Works

Try your hand in the hospitality sector, immerse yourself in our state-of-the-art kitchens and learn new skills.

You will learn:

  • front of house duties
  • restaurant services
  • kitchen duties

You will gain:

  • real experience serving customers
  • a recognised qualification at Level 1
  • a food hygiene certificate
  • the chance to show off your skills to employers with live vacancies

You will need to bring a white shirt, black trousers, sensible footwear. Spaces are limited so contact Ashley Corteil to secure your place: 01480 379197 or email 

Discover your Confidence

This fun and engaging course has been designed to support individuals by giving them the confidence they need to take control, feel positive and understand how mindset has a huge impact on their success.   We will support learners in taking ownership of their future and fully prepare them for their next steps towards employment.  The course will cover topics that will give them the confidence to demonstrate some key skills needed for the workplace in a supportive and interactive environment.  The course also allows for one to one sessions within the course to help with personal development.

Some of the topics covered will include:

  • Understanding mindset 
  • deciding on the right job for you 
  • goal and target setting 
  • job and training search skills 
  • problem solving skills for work
  • working in a team and how to keep improving

This is an entry level course and learners will gain a NCFE Entry Level qualification in Employability Skills on completion.  Plus lots of confidence! 
From a learning perspective they can progress onto our Explore course if suitable.

Discover Digital Skills 19+

What we can offer you?
Everything on this programme is about helping you to get where you want to in life.  We pride ourselves in not only offering training and qualifications but learning experiences that will help you to prepare for whatever you want to do next.  Wherever you are within your journey, we are here to help.

What’s The Program About?
This 2 week fun and engaging course has been designed to support individuals by giving them the confidence they need to apply digital skills to any personal and business situation.  It will help you take control, feel positive and use digital resources to facilitate your own learning and career progression development.

Some of the topics covered include:
Find and use information
Safety and security when using data and digital devices
Communicating and collaborating online
Using word processing software
Digital career development
The course duration is for 2 weeks (10 working days) from 9.30am to 2.30pm

On completion you will be awarded the NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Digital Skills 

We will also reimburse your travel expenses.


Give one of our team a call on:
07989 227515 or 01480 379197
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Cambridge Campus Status

Huntingdon Campus Status