Fully-Funded Furlough Training Scheme Extended

A leading local College has extended its range of funded training packages for furloughed staff in response to exceptionally high demand, with fully-funded training now also available in business and professional areas.

Ofsted Outstanding Truro and Penwith College launched its Furlough Training Scheme last year, with funding allowing it to waive the training costs of courses designed to upskill staff who have been furloughed in the hospitality, hair, beauty and complementary therapy sectors.

The expansion of the initiative will see further courses added in business and professional areas, all of which are also available to study for free thanks to part-funding from the European Social Fund, which will be matched by Truro and Penwith College for the duration of the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to provide this timely support to furloughed workers:

Business Seminar: Introduction to Coaching15 or 17 December 20201 day (Remote Learning: 2 x 2hr sessions)
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Level 2 (Solidworks)4 January 2021 6pm-9pm
Website and Social Media Analytics12 January 2021Remote learning: 2 half days
Working with Excel19 January 20213 Days
Working with Word3 February 20213 Days
Understanding Excel8 February 20211 Day
WordPress9 February 20212 half days
Understanding Word15 February 20211 Day
Marketing Planning9 March 2021Remote learning: 2 half days
Business Seminar: Introduction to Project Management10 March 20211 day (Remote Learning: 2 x 2.5hr sessions)
Copywriting & Content Creation16 March 2021Remote learning: 2 half days
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To find out more and apply, contact Truro and Penwith College Business on 01872 305500, email business@truro-penwith.ac.uk or download the College’s Business Training Solutions Brochure.


The College's Hospitality Table Cornwall project has released further training as part of the initiative. The HTC training coures are either fully-funded or 50% funded and can be booked online:

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace26 February50%Book
Nail Art with a Twist of Inspiration27 FebruaryFully-fundedBook
Utilising Virtual Events02 MarchFully-fundedBook
Inspirational Hair Up04 MarchFully-fundedBook
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines06 MarchFully-fundedBook
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines15 March50%Book
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines24 March50% Book
BIIAB Award for Personal License Holders21 April50%Book
NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness29 AprilFully-fundedBook
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Charli Styles, European Projects Manager at Truro and Penwith College commented: “The Furlough Training Scheme is a huge socio-economic boost for Cornwall during what is an incredibly difficult time. The response we saw to the first round of courses was nothing short of phenomenal.

“It’s very pleasing to go even further to support people from Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly with the extension of the scheme and addition of business and professional courses, which will mean the scheme now benefits furloughed workers in almost any sector.

“I hope we see many more people coming forward and taking advantage of the opportunity to learn from our industry expert tutors, enhance their career prospects and support their mental health”.

The funded training is available to anyone whose usual employment has been impacted by the pandemic, or has been registered as furloughed at any time and is still available if learners return to work before the start of the course.

To find out more and apply contact Truro and Penwith College Business on 01872 305500 or email business@truro-penwith.ac.uk.