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The College's business support and professional development courses are encompassed under the 'Future Skills Institute', our home for all 19+ provision, including the University Centre Truro & Penwith.

Partnerships with some of Cornwall's most innovative employers allow us to develop quality training and skills for tomorrow's workforce.

This future-focused training, coupled with our industry-expert teaching and state-of-the-art facilities have earned us recognition as Cornwall and Devon's top College for apprenticeship achievement, Cornwall's only DfE recognised 'Apprenticeship Expert' provider and an accredited centre for Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) and Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) qualifications.

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Investing in multi-million-pound facilities for future skills

The College’s 19+ career-driven learning options are backed by multi-million-pound infrastructure developments, placing its Future Skills Institute facilities amongst the best the UK has to offer.

From the state-of-the-art South West Institute of Technology building and the STEM & Health Skills Centre, both equipped with some of the best Engineering and Digital facilities the UK has to offer, to future-focused Electric Vehicle Labs, Nursing Simulation Suites, industry-standard Hair & Beauty Salons, Commercial Kitchens, significant investment in Renewable Construction and beautiful Business training facilities at our Tregye campus, whatever skills you need to boost your business and career, you can be confident you’ll be receiving top-quality training in first-class facilities and learning environments.

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Developing Future Skills for the Future landscape of Cornwall

Whether you’re taking your first step on the career ladder, are preparing for a move into a senior leadership position or need bespoke industry training solutions to fill skills gaps and upskill your workforce, the Future Skills Institute at Truro and Penwith College is your quality, future-focused, training provider with help, support and first-class facilities every step of the way:

  • Training developed in partnership with employers to meet industry need.
  • Industry-expert tutors who are highly experienced professionals in their field.
  • Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Accredited Centre for Leadership and Management.
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Accredited Centre for professional Marketing qualifications
  • Leading the charge in electric vehicles with state-of-the-art Electric Vehicle Labs and associated training.
  • Focusing on Cornwall’s future sectors, careers and revenue streams with training linked to Cornwall's Local Skills Improvement Plan and sustainability at the heart of everything we do.
  • Bespoke training programmes designed in partnership and from scratch to meet employer need.
  • Multi-million-pound, state-of-the-art, purpose-built facilities that match the best the UK has to offer.
  • Help to access funding to support the costs of training.

Our Business Partnership Consultants and Tutors are highly skilled industry experts

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Introducing our new STEM & Health Skills Centre, Bodmin

The new multi-million-pound Truro and Penwith College STEM & Health Skills Centre in Bodmin enjoys close partnerships with employers in East Cornwall. The Centre offers a suite of industry-ready apprenticeships, degrees, professional development and school leaver qualifications in Digital, Engineering, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Nursing.

Discover the full range of training, facilities and apply online.

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