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. 

Upcoming courses:

  • Discover your Confidence – 16 March – Royston
  • Discover Construction – 16 March – Cambridge & Huntingdon
  • Discover your Confidence – 3 April – Hertford
  • Discover Spectator Safety – 14 April – location to be confirmed

Hospitality Works

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

Induction date: 13 February 2020
Course dates: 17-23 February 2020
Doors open everyday at 8:30am
Training times: 9am – 5pm
Venue: The Park at Cambridge Regional College, Kings Hedges Road, Cambridge, CB4 2QT

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 acorteil@camre.ac.uk 

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.

Warehousing Works (Forklift)

A two week Level 1 Warehousing course which includes both Counterbalance and Reach Truck RTITB certificates. Forklift courses are also available to the public for those who do not qualify for funding for both trucks for Novices, Experienced and Refreshers. Prices for these are on the college website. This course runs for 2 weeks, Monday to Friday 09:30am to 16:30pm each day. RTITB certificates are not guaranteed and require the individual to pass both theory and practical tests to obtain them.


These widely recognised ICT qualifications cover MS Word Processing, MS PowerPoint (presentations), MS Excel (spreadsheets) and Improving Productivity (how you combine the applications to become more productive at work). Our ICT qualifications can be taken at both Level 1 and 2. They can also be taken as individual units if required (other unit options are also available). Take up the opportunity to improve your ICT skills if you are looking at an office based job role. This course runs on a flexible 1 day a week basis, 09:30am to 16:30pm. As a flexible programme you can choose to do hours that fit into a school day. For example, you can attend college from 10:00am to 14:00pm to allow for a school pick up. Evening course now running, weekly starts available (Tuesdays 5:30pm to 8:30pm).

Contact Ashleigh today to find out more on the courses we offer and how to book onto one: 01480 379197

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.