Tel: 01326 377008

Supported by ERDF and ESF European Fundin


Are you over 19 and unemployed? Would you like to gain some skills for free?

We have secured ERDF and ESF European funding for the Chyan Plen Project, which is aimed at people 19 and over who are not currently in education or employment. We have focus postcodes in the Falmouth, Penryn, Redruth, Camborne and Truro areas.

We are offering short courses (non-accredited, but with a certificate of completion) and Level 1 BTEC Awards in the areas of Land-Based Studies, Performing Arts and Construction with the aim of linking people to local opportunities including volunteering, work placements and jobs.

Our sessions have been designed to maintain social distancing and adhere to COVID 19 guidance. Examples of the varied sessions are as follows;

Horticulture –  Flower/herbs/vegetable container gardening, plant propagation, seasonal planting. Workshops using produce including chutney, jam, fruit vinegars, herb oil workshops and vegetable cake baking. Coppicing history and practical skills.

Performing Arts – Circus skills circuits, working in the performing arts, performance skills, Hula Hooping, dance & yoga to get people active and having fun.

Construction – Willow/wood planters, bird/bat houses, bug hotels, pathway construction, willow/cob structures and stone hedging plus more.

As a learner on our programme, we will meet with you to check your eligible for the programme and will go through an individual action plan to establish your goals, identify any barriers and then enrol  you on to one of our courses. We will support you throughout your training with us and look at options linking with other training provides (e.g. for qualifications including CSCS and ROLO), volunteering placements and employers.

We will be hosting pop up taster sessions in August in visible locations in the community to raise awareness of the project. Come along and try a range of activities including circus skills, build a bug hotel, and planting something to take home.

For more info please call  01326 377008 or email /

Festival Sundays @ Chyan

Directions to TR10 9BT on

NEW for September – Safe training for all – 6 per session.

Beginning on 20th September with a Mad Hatters Tea Party themed lunch – bring hat!

11 – 12.30pm: YOGA (12years+), CIRCUS for all ages (hula, juggling, aerial, stilts & balancing skills), GARDENING (for all ages)

LUNCH – provided, though feel free to bring Vegan Cakes

2 – 3.30pm: CIRCUS, JAM/CHUTNEY MAKING (with Lizzie), FOREST SCHOOL (for all ages)

Cost: £5 per person ( under 5s free) and £10 for a family ticket (3 people)

BOOK NOW – Please text 07775857677 or e mail Places are limited – this training is subsidised. Qualifications available based on hours of training.

Please pay in advance by BACS Account Name: Circo Kernow. Sort code: 20-21-02. Account number: 81401882. Use reference: Festival Sunday