ACCESS to Higher Education Taster Day (Penwith)

Go Higher with Truro & Penwith College. Advice, support and training to help you to fulfil your ambitions and develop your career

About this Event

  • Thinking about getting back into education?
  • Would you like to know more about ACCESS courses and higher level study?


Tuesday 29th June 2021
10:00 - 14:00 (with a Networking Lunch provided from 13:00)
Penberth Building, Penwith College, TR18 2SA

This FREE session is aimed at adults (19+) who are lacking the qualifications needed to study a degree, HND/HNC or equivalent qualification in a higher education institution. 

  • Introductions (tea and coffee)
  • Meet the tutors
  • Subject specialist practical activities
  • Study skills
  • Student services and support

Throughout the session you will learn more about the ACCESS courses that we have on offer, as well as taking away something practical on the day.

Booking is essential to reserve your place along with a buffet lunch and refreshments.

What is an ACCESS Course?

These courses provide learners with a step-up to Higher Education by giving them the necessary grounding and qualifications for progression to University Courses. This route provides excellent study skills in specific subject areas, giving people the confidence to succeed.

How much do they cost?

If you are over 19 and require an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the course fees (ranging from £3,022 - £3,928), the Access loan could be written off on completion of a degree level course. If you are aged 19-23 at the start of the course, and do not hold a full level 3 qualification, you would be fully funded for your Access course.

What subjects can be studied at Penwith?

  • Humanities
  • Art
  • Media
  • Health and Social Care

See our full range of Access Courses on the website:

Please register your place by clicking the button below and advise us which sessions you are interested in.


This Higher Level Skills session is fully funded by the Access to Higher Level Skills Project, part of the ESF Widening Participation through Skills Project to develop potential in Cornwall. European Social Fund (ESF) with Truro & Penwith College - your trusted training partner.

Please note that in order for this session to be fully funded by the ESF AHLS Project you will be required to provide your National Insurance number upon registration, and a form of ID.