Access to Higher Education

Truro and Penwith College have developed a comprehensive Access to Higher Education programme to meet the needs of mature students. The majority of students who have followed Access programmes at the College have been successful in gaining places at colleges and universities of their choice.

These one year courses can not only open the door to further training towards your career of choice but are also a year to build your educational confidence, increase your study skills and make a lot of new friends!

Take a look at the courses we have to offer below, watch videos from our staff and download course information for the courses you're interested in.

Access to Higher Education courses
at Truro & Penwith College

Access to Higher Education: Art & Design                                Subject Spotlight

Access to Higher Education: Computing & IT                           Subject Spotlight

Access to Higher Education: Creative Arts                               Subject Spotlight

Access to Higher Education: Creative Media & Games            Course Information

Access to Higher Education: Creative Media & Photography Subject Spotlight

Access to Higher Education: Health & Social Care                   Subject Spotlight

Access to Higher Education: Humanities                                   Subject Spotlight

Access to Higher Education: Humanities, Teaching & Law        Subject Spotlight

Access to Higher Education: Medicine                                       Subject Spotlight

Access to Higher Education: Nursing & Human Sciences         Subject Spotlight

Access to Higher Education: Psychology and Social Work       Subject Spotlight

Access to Higher Education: Science                                        Subject Spotlight

Access to Higher Education: Sport Science                              Subject Spotlight

Progression Routes

The Access to Higher Education programme is designed to give students the necessary grounding to progress on to higher education courses and is an accepted alternative to A Levels and other more traditional routes to university. Progression is possible onto a range of university courses at Truro and Penwith College and the majority of British universities. In previous years students have gained places to study on a wide range of higher education courses including Anthropology, Applied Psychology, Chemistry, Dental Therapy and Hygiene, Fashion Contour, Fine Art, Computer Security, Conservation and Ecology, Film and TV production, Geology, Law, Occupational Therapy, Mining Engineering, Nursing and Midwifery, Paramedic Science, Radiography, Zoology and Undergraduate Medicine. 

Higher Education courses are offered at Truro and Penwith College offering you the flexibility to stay at home and continue your studies. 

For more information on how to apply for an Access course, download an application form here.