Courses are held at various locations, including village halls and primary schools.

We have an excellent team dedicated to offering you free, impartial and confidential advice and guidance about courses, careers and job-search techniques. Whatever your needs, the team is here to help.

If you can’t find the right course on our website please let us know what you’d like to do and we’ll try to arrange something for the future.

For more information about our course provision, please contact us on 01872 265800 (9am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or mail

Why choose us?

  • One of the top ten colleges in the UK
  • One of the few colleges to be awarded Beacon Status
  • The first college in the UK to be awarded Designated Outstanding status by Ofsted in January 2007.
  • One of the newest and most innovative colleges in the UK.
  • Our centres have been awarded matrix accreditation, a national quality standard for information, advice and guidance services for learning and work.


Our part-time courses are held all over mid and west Cornwall:

  • Carnon Downs Village Hall Carnon Downs, Truro TR3 6HH
  • Clarence House Clarence Street, Penzance TR18 2SA
  • Devoran Village Hall Devoran, Truro TR3 6PN
  • Haven House Quay Street, Truro TR1 2UY
  • Jason Thomas Dance Centre 1st Floor, Bernard Sunley Gymnasium, St Clement Street, Truro TR1 1RH
  • Jason Thomas Dance Centre Mallets Ope, Victoria Square, Truro, UK TR1 2RG
  • Kea Community Centre Old Coach Road, Playing Place, Truro TR3 6ES
  • Marazion School School Lane, Marazion TR17 0DG
  • Penwith College St Clare Street, Penzance TR18 2SA
  • Penzance School of Art Morrab Road, Penzance TR18 2AY
  • Perran-ar-worthal Village Memorial Hall School Hill Perranwell Station Truro TR3 7LA
  • Probus Junior & Infant School Ladock Road, Probus, Truro TR2 4LE
  • St Mary’s School Higher Trehaverne, Truro TR1 3RJ
  • Trelissick Gardens Trelissick Truro TR3 6QL
  • Truro College College Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3XX
  • Truro College Tregye Carnon Downs Tregye Road, Carnon Downs, Truro TR3 6JH
  • Truro Library Union Place, Truro TR1 1EP
  • Truro Rugby Club St Clements Hill, Truro TR1 1NY

Tell me more about levels...

  • Entry Level

    Truro and Penwith College welcomes learners who for whatever reason may not have previously been academically successful. We offer a chance for a fresh start in an outstanding college. If you have no prior qualifications, you can study as an Entry level student. Entry level courses include Foundation Studies, Employability and Vocational Studies. These routes are designed to develop your skills for future study, a job or apprenticeship, or better interaction within the community. If you’re unsure about your options or would like to find out more, get in touch.

  • Level 1

    We have a wide range of Level 1 courses. These include Foundation Studies, employability courses, vocational qualifications and Progression 1 courses. These courses will usually include English and Maths as part of the programme of study.

  • Level 2

    We offer a range of courses at Level 2. Progression 2 is for students with three GCSEs grade D or above including English and Maths and is designed to promote progression to Level 3 in the chosen pathway through the achievement of GCSE Maths and English and a Level 2 Extended Certificate in subjects such as ICT or Art & Design. We also have a wide range of vocational options in areas such as Construction and Professional Cookery. These courses often require completion of a lower level qualification before they can be started, and usually include English and Maths as part of the programme of study.

  • Level 3

    There are a broad range of Level 3 courses on offer. These courses will have entry requirements based on GCSEs or achievement of a lower level qualification. Level 3 courses include AS/A Levels, the International Baccalaureate, Extended Diplomas (equivalent to three A Levels), Subsidiary Diplomas (equivalent to one A Level) and vocational courses such as Professional Cookery. These courses may include English and/or Maths as part of the programme of study.

Courses breakdown