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Take your learning to the next level by studying one of our career-focused, gold-rated university level courses that put you first.

Why go into higher Education?

Life's what you make it and you can make it in Cornwall. Get the degree you want and the career too. Applications for September 2021 are now open - it's still not too late to apply!

Truro and Penwith College offer over 30 local career-focused University level courses that span 11 different subject areas. Join 77% of degree level graduates achieving a 2:1 or first class honours degree (2019/20). You don’t have to leave Cornwall to get the career-focused education you need.

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Choose your subject

why choose a vocational course?

You will begin the course with a range of varied and challenging workshops developing fundamental skills and knowledge integral to the world of Illustration and Design. Workshops are a mix of traditional and contemporary processes; these include experimental drawing and playful image making for students who wish to take the more traditional approach. Digital workshops offer all students access to develop skills in industry standard software including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

You will begin the course with a range of varied and challenging workshops developing fundamental skills and knowledge integral to the world of Illustration and Design.

why choose an Academic course?

Component 1: Personal Investigation
Internally Assessed
60% of A Level
The Personal Investigation consists of a major in-depth, practical, critical and theoretical investigative project/themebased portfolio. Learners will be required to carry out an extended critical and contextual analysis (1000 word minimum requirement).

Learners will be required to carry out an extended critical and contextual analysis (1000 word minimum requirement).

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our stories

Charlie’s Story

Charlie decided to pursue a course where he could gain experience while learning, and hopes to join British Aerospace doing Nuclear Submarine Manufacturing.
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Kynan’s Story

After studying a T Level, Kynan secured a job within the construction industry and would like to progress to higher education.
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Aimee’s Story

Aimee completed A Level Dance, Fine Art and Geography, and plans to study Dance and Choreography at Falmouth University.
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Lewis – FdSc Law with Criminology

Alumni Lewis is thriving in his new role at Citizen's Advice Cornwall after gaining the role during his degree at the University Centre.
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Charlie’s Story

Charlie decided to pursue a course where he could gain experience while learning, and hopes to join British Aerospace doing Nuclear Submarine Manufacturing.
Read Story

Kynan’s Story

After studying a T Level, Kynan secured a job within the construction industry and would like to progress to higher education.
Read Story

Aimee’s Story

Aimee completed A Level Dance, Fine Art and Geography, and plans to study Dance and Choreography at Falmouth University.
Read Story

Lewis – FdSc Law with Criminology

Alumni Lewis is thriving in his new role at Citizen's Advice Cornwall after gaining the role during his degree at the University Centre.
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Why choose truro & penwith?

Truro and Penwith College is one of the best colleges in the country, a fact recognised by Ofsted which gave us Outstanding status following our review in February 2016. We have campuses in Truro and Penzance, both offering an exceptional range of courses, providing industry-standard equipment and resources, all housed in modern, purpose-built facilities.

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Take any experience you can get. All experience is valuable and will help you get a job. Attitude is key!

Mia Abbot-Smith - Illustration & Graphics

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pass rates secured in comparison with the national pass rate of 97.6% in the 2019 results.

5,000

individual A and AS Level entries, Truro and Penwith College is one of the largest providers of the qualification nationally.

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subjects achieved a 100% pass rate, including Maths, Further Maths, Physics, English Literature and Spanish.

99.5%

pass rates secured in comparison with the national pass rate of 97.6% in the 2019 results.

Additional information

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how to apply

You can apply for full-time courses through UCAS and part-time courses by contacting us directly.

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