All Unit-E systems are unavailable from 7.30pm on 25 September due to essential maintenance. This includes staff, student and parent advantage, College portal payments and applications. Normal service will be resumed the following morning. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
GCSE Advice Sessions
Received your GCSE results and need advice on what's next? Come to an advice session and speak to a friendly member of staff about your options. Sessions are being held at the Truro campus and Penwith campus. Click the buttons below to find out more about these sessions.
truro and penwith GCSE students can access their results here
Truro College Induction for first years
You must attend your induction. First year Vocational & Occupational students will have their induction on Monday 04 September. All A Level and IB students will have their induction on Tuesday 05 September. You will receive an email/letter from the College to confirm the details of your induction.
Penwith College Induction for first years
You must attend your induction. Students will have their induction on Tuesday 05 September. You will receive an email/letter from the College to confirm the details of your induction.
English and Maths results
Any student achieving a Grade 3 or lower in English and/or Maths will be required to continue to study those subjects at an appropriate level as an integral part of their study programme (NB English Language or English Literature is accepted as an entry requirement).
If you are a new student joining us you can retake your English and/or Maths through your school in November. If you are a returning student you can retake your English and/or Maths with the College in November.
As you know, we always want to do the best we can to meet the needs of our students, so if you have any problems or need more information, please let us know.
The College has an extensive enrichment programme which includes a wide variety of options to support your personal development and next steps. This includes specialist academies, sport academies, extra-curricular skills development and recreational sport and games.
You should have selected your choice at interview, but if for any reason you need to change your choice, or have not yet selected your choice, please contact the Admissions team. You can find the teams contact details here.
An email will be sent detailing pre-season training and kit requirements for the sports academies, please look out for this if you have or are planning to sign up for one of these. Please note your chosen enrichment option will be added to your timetable for weekly attendance.
Start of Term
The start of term for first years at both Truro and Penwith will be on Thursday 07 September at 9.15am, when you will spend the first session with your tutor. You need to bring a copy of your GCSE certificates with you for our records.
You will need to wear your ID card at all times in College. We will provide you with a ‘Truro & Penwith College Student’ lanyard for this purpose and it will also be needed to enter buildings.
If you haven't been to College for an interview and had a photo taken, then you will need to upload a suitable and appropriate photograph of yourself before your induction. You can do this on the College Portal.
Important Information for Students and Parents/Carers
You will be able to borrow a significant amount of books and possibly equipment during your time at College. We therefore ask that you pay a deposit of £30 in advance of coming to College. The payment page can be found on the College Portal.
Timetables will be issued on 07 September. The College day starts at 9.15am.
If you are unwell or unable to attend College, please ask your parent or carer to use the Report an Absence page on the website.
Please note that we will have an automated number plate recognition system in place from September. You will need to be eligible and have purchased a student parking permit to use the College car parks. Further details will be given at induction.
The College has a roaming Wi-Fi system which you will be able to log into for free access.
If you would like a locker in which to store your books etc. then please bring a £5 cash deposit and see the curriculum secretary who will provide you with a locker. This can be done from 08 September onwards.
Truro and Penwith College is a no smoking and no vaping campus. We promote a smoke-free environment to support the wellbeing of our students, staff and visitors. E-cigarettes/vapes are not to be used within College buildings or grounds. We appreciate your adherence to supporting good air quality for all in our educational environment. Staff, students and visitors are asked not to smoke / vape elsewhere on College sites or on the pavements or roadways near College buildings. Read our Smoke Free Campus Policy here.
We adopt a Behaviour Policy which can be found here. Please note that we like to create a campus culture which is friendly and supportive but one that is respectful of others and property. All students agree on starting at College to adhere to a Student Code of Conduct.
As a student you are entitled to wear appropriate clothing to College, as long as it meets the health and safety standards of your course. Please ensure anything you wear is respectful and has appropriate coverage of skin. Don’t wear anything that may be considered to be offensive to others e.g. slogans on T-shirts.
In order to ensure 100% attendance, please do not book holidays during term time to ensure the highest possible level of achievement on your course. Read our Term Dates here.
The College operates a cashless catering system. You are encouraged to bring cash on your Induction Day to load to the ID cards which we will provide. You can also use debit cards for contactless payments if you prefer. Mylor Refectory will be open on the student induction days and all FE catering areas will be open across the College from the start of term.
Parents/Carers will be sent a welcome video about College life on induction day. You are additionally invited to attend an online meeting (virtually) with the Personal Tutor should you wish to discuss anything confidential or support your child/ward’s transition into College and details will be forwarded in September.
We encourage parents to utilise our Parent & Carer areas on the website for any FAQ’s.