Our courses have been designed with employers to ensure that you will graduate with the skills and knowledge that employer’s desire. That, coupled with our industry experienced academic lecturers and smaller class sizes gives you the platform to excel.

Studying at Truro and Penwith College is a unique experience. Take a closer look and see for yourself. Click through our Student Journey to see what studying at University will be like for you.

Courses are offered in partnership with Plymouth University or Pearson Edexcel. This allows you to either achieve a Plymouth University or Pearson Edexcel qualification, in beautiful Cornwall.

*In 2012, Plymouth University was shortlisted for Times Higher Education University of the Year.

Tell me more about levels...

  • Level 4

    Level 4 study is the equivalent to the first year of a university programme, which could be a Foundation Degree, Bachelor Degree, Higher National Certificate or a Higher Apprenticeship. Progression straight from a Level 3 qualification, such as A Levels or a Diploma, is the usual route into Level 4.

  • Level 5

    Level 5 is the next step up from Level 4. The most popular progression routes after level 3 study is to enrol on a Foundation Degree or Bachelor Degree, due to this, most students will have signed up to study a Level 5 course when choosing their University course. Level 5 is the second (and final) year of a Foundation Degree and the second year of a Bachelor Degree.

  • Level 6

    Level 6 is the final year of a Bachelor Degree. These are offered as Top-Up Degrees at Truro and Penwith College which take a year to complete. Learners must have achieved a Foundation Degree to progress onto a Level 6 course.

  • Level 7

    A Level 7 qualification marks the progression from undergraduate to postgraduate and is usually undertaken after completing a degree or its equivalent. A Master Degree and Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) are both Level 7 awards.

Courses breakdown