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Our enrichment programme offers something for everyone, embodies the values of our College community and provides opportunities for students to meet other students, develop new skills, confidence, resilience, prepare for their next step and to keep healthy.

Something for everyone

Enrichment at Truro and Penwith College is categorised into four groups:

  • Extra-Curricular – Developing additional skills beyond an academic programme. Includes Extended Research Project (EPQ), DofE, Student Council, Sustainability, LGBTQ+ and Diversity groups.
  • Specialist Academies - Supporting progression to university and employment. Encompassing Academic, Medics', Allied Health, Maths, STEM, Art, Enterprise, Travel, Creative Writing and more.
  • Sports Academies – Competitive sport for those students who want to improve their skills, knowledge and fitness. Includes Cricket, Elite/High Performance, Football, Hockey, Netball, Rugby and Tennis
  • Recreational Sport & Games – For students who enjoy the fun and social side. Includes timetables gym and health & wellbeing sessions, boardgames, badminton, table tennis and football.

NB: Academies can only be joined alongside a full-time programme of study.


Click above to watch our film about the Enrichment programme and the many options available at Truro and Penwith College.

Our Enrichment Offer

Academic Academy 2
Acellerate Academy 3
paramedic bringing patient to hospital
Extra Curricular Fashion 2

The Art & Design programme provides a range of opportunities for you to develop both your technical skills and your knowledge of the creative industries.

Badminton Academy

All players, from beginners to county-level players, are welcome in the academy. Training and fitness sessions prepare you for competitive match play.

BasketBall Academy 1

The Basketball Academy can provide the quality coaching, player development and game experience to help players fulfil their ambitions and enjoy the game.

A Level Biology PC

This academy allows students to extend their understanding of a range of topics beyond the scope of the classroom lectures. 

Enterprise Academy

Put your entrepreneurial skills to the test. Become the director of your own company and experience what it's like to set up and run a business.

Science TC 0003

This academy supports students to explore their interest in chemistry further and provides an opportunity to compete each year.

Trips & Travel 1

In addition to our compulsory, timetabled Enrichment programme, we offer a range of opportunities where you can join like-minded students.

Computing Academy

This academy will enhance your technical skills and employability, preparing you for a career in the fast-changing field of computing.

Creative Academy 3

This academy is an opportunity to learn a wide range of skills from the different creative media and performance industries and put them to practical use.

Cricket Academy

If you would like to join the Cricket Academy, you’ll need to be of club or county level with a deep commitment to cricket and strong desire to improve.

Elite Academy

These academies are designed to offer specialist training to exceptional athletes across a range of sports.

ESports Academy 3

If you are a keen participant in online, multiplayer video games then the eSports Academy would be for you. Hone your skills and prepare for tournaments.

Humanities Social Sciences PC 0003

If you want to develop study and research skills to support your studies and progression to university, this independent research project is for you.

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Male Football Academy

The Male and Female Football Academies are comprehensive training programmes designed to develop you physically, technically and psychologically.

A member of staff demonstrates makeup on a model. Hair and Beauty enrichment.

This practical programme is a fun opportunity to utilise skills in your day to day life as well as a stepping stone into a career in the hair, beauty or fashion industry.

Hockey Development Squad

Welcomes players of all levels, from beginners to national competitors. Whatever your ability, we’ll hone your skills and raise your standard of play.


In addition to the enrichment opportunities, the College publishes a termly HWS programme with a wide range of activities that you can drop in for.

A business and law student looks through a book named Halsbury's Laws of England

Provides all aspiring legal professionals with an opportunity to develop their advocacy skills with qualified solicitors and barristers.

Staff and students of the marine academy in wetsuits at the beach releasing baby lobsters.

The Marine Academy enrichment programme is for anyone with an interest in the sea, ocean conservation and the protection of our local marine life.

Maths Academy 2
Medics Academy

If you are interested in following a career in medicine, dentistry or veterinary science then the Medics' Academy is for you!

Netball Academy 2

Netball players of all abilities are welcome in the Netball Academy, which enjoys close links with Team Bath. See your skills develop with our expert training.

Successful students at Penwith College with Oxford and Cambridge boards

Entry to the universities is particularly competitive, so the College has an intensive programme to support all Oxbridge applications.

Extra Curricular Performing Arts

Offers opportunities to musicians of all styles and instruments, promoting a range of genres as a part of the College’s musical culture.

Science TC 0009

This academy allows students to extend their understanding of a range of topics beyond the scope of the classroom lectures.

Recreational Gym Enrichment 3

Play sports or games each week but without having to commit to an Academy, play competitively or travel to fixtures.

Male Rugby Academy

Open to players of any standard, the Female and Male Rugby Academies are ideal for any fan of the sport and welcomes everyone who wants to improve and excel.

STEM Academy

This academy will provide a space for you to develop your research skills and present your findings at the summer student conference.

Humanities Social Sciences 0001

Developing your study skills can help you feel more in control, better organised and can help you meet new challenges.

Tennis Academy

All students are welcome to join the Tennis Academy, from enthusiastic beginners to county and club-level. Improve your skills, have fun and compete nationally.

Business Finance Law 148

This is an ideal academy for those looking to take a gap year or  work overseas on ski resorts, at 18-30s campsites, or if you want to work as a transfer rep.

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