Truro and Penwith College has been awarded the highest possible Gold rating by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), which means you can be sure of the highest quality teaching, learning and outcomes when you study on our university level courses. This is an incredible achievement and puts the College in the top 20% of Higher Educationprovision across the UK.
We offer Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees in a wide range of subjects, from silversmithing to sport science and teacher training certificates. Many of our courses have been designed with employers and industry professionals to make sure that once you graduate you’ll have the skills and experience you need to begin a career in your chosen field.
Studying in Cornwall
Cornwall is a unique part of the UK. From its rugged coastlines and surfing beaches to the thriving capital city of Truro, there’s always something happening. We have three campuses in the county. Truro campus features state-of-the-art facilities, from music studios and science labs to its indoor sports hall and swimming pool. Our Tregye Campus is set in 13 acres of Cornish countryside, close to Loe Beach where you can try your hand at kayaking, windsurfing and paddle-boarding. Following a £30 million redevelopment, our Penwith campus in Penzance features all the facilities you’d expect from a leading modern university, plus spectacular views of Mounts Bay on the coast. With us, you have the chance to study with an outstanding college in an inspirational setting.
The student journey
Studying here in Cornwall is a unique experience: fantastic landscapes and campus locations, personal and attentive tutoring, and great career opportunities once you graduate. Scroll through our Student Journey page to see what your life at the College could look like, along with a step-by-step guide on how to find, choose and enrol in the best university course for you.
We work in partnership with Pearson Edexcel and Plymouth University to offer you an outstanding higher education. Plymouth University is consistently ranked among the best universities in Britain. As a Partner College of the university, we work closely with them to deliver the same outstanding quality of care, education and employment prospects on our Cornwall campuses.
How to apply
Visit our page on how to apply for Higher Education for more detail and links to download Higher Education application forms.
If you have any questions, get in touch with us by post, phone or email and we’ll be happy to help.