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The College’s continued investment in infrastructure, industry expert teaching and qualifications, aligned with Cornwall's Local Skills Improvement Plan, allows it to offer a pioneering package of state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge courses to support industry. 

This along with meaningful partnerships with Cornwall's top employers has 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.

Our suite of employer support and training options include apprenticeships, consultancy services, professional development qualifications, funding and bespoke training packages, tailored in partnership with employers to deliver direct results in the workplace.

Aligned with employer need and Cornwall's future economy

The College's Future Skills Institute (FSI) is the home of all 19+ training including the University Centre Truro & Penwith.

The FSI places significant focus on developing provision to fit employer need resulting in a range of training programmes that develop and retain highly skilled learners in Cornwall who are equipped to pursue high-quality, sustainable careers that benefit the wider Cornish economy. The FSI is driven by sustainability working to reduce Cornwall’s carbon footprint and promote green technologies at the heart of everything it does.  

Professional development

Our partnerships with Cornwall’s top employers allow us to constantly evolve our Professional Development courses, workshops and qualifications to deliver the skills needed in the workplace and boost careers. The College’s Skills Centre is an approved centre for UK leading professional qualifications including the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

Employer partners can benefit from bespoke training packages that are designed from scratch and in partnership with them. Subjects can include; preparing for promotion, team leadership, problem solving and decision making, managing performance and efficiency to name a few. Bespoke programmes provide the perfect blend of qualifications and content specific to the business.

Boost your business with Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a key part of Cornwall’s Economic Strategy to provide a skilled workforce and sustainable high-quality employment and careers. Truro and Penwith College is Cornwall and Devon's top College for apprenticeship achievement and one of only five FE College's across the entire UK to have been granted Apprenticeship Expert status by the Department for Education. Our apprenticeships are available in over 30 areas that continue to develop in partnership with Cornish employers to deliver the skills needed in the workplace. Apprenticeships can be used to upskill current members of staff with eligible employers receiving Government funding for up to 100% of training costs, making them the most cost-effective option to provide your staff with the skills they need alongside using them to recruit and nurture talent to tackle skills shortages and overcome capacity challenges.


A transformational partnership

The innovative partnership between Truro and Penwith College and Liskeard-based Wildanet has seen the introduction of the South West’s first Telecoms Field Operative apprenticeship programme.

The College has developed the South West first apprenticeship in partnership with Wildanet from the ground up, adopting the brand-new programme into its curriculum while adding bespoke elements and teaching models to directly support Wildanet’s mission and well-paid, quality career opportunities.

Watch Wildanet's video and discover how this multi-million-pound investment is offering entry-level careers in Cornwall's fast-growing tech sector.

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The £7 million Valency building at Truro College is part of the South West Institute of Technology. Facilities match the best in the UK for Digital, Engineering and Aerospace with qualifications including higher-level certificates, diplomas and university-level Apprenticeships. A new mezzanine floor will play host to a dedicated, high-quality Skills Centre for employer engagement in 2022, supporting curriculum development, skills delivery, knowledge transfer and innovation. 

The Centre will help up to 300 people per year access further learning in line with Cornwall's Local Skills Improvement Plan working in partnership with Cornwall's NHS and top employers from local industry.

The constantly evolving facilities and industry expert teaching the College offers its learners in Penzance, Truro and Bodmin supports a new era of growth in socio-economic opportunities across the county.

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If off-the-shelf qualifications don’t fulfil the needs of employers we offer fully bespoke solutions, designed in partnership to meet business goals.

Bespoke solutions may include:

Tailored Training Sessions

To address specific organisational development needs with flexible location, delivery time and style.

Coaching Training for Managers

Training the trainer within your organisation, allowing them to effectively develop and support others.

360 Feedback

An opportunity for leaders to gain constructive feedback from above and below.

One-to-one Coaching

Valuable time with a fully-trained leadership coach, ideal for developing confidence and overcoming challenges.

ILM, CIM or City & Guilds qualifications

Accredited programmes adapted in response to a business's unique needs.

Psychometric Tests

Tools that enable understanding of an individual’s personal traits and how these impact on roles and relationships.

Business Improvement

Individual or group projects aimed at developing skills, knowledge, relationships and solutions.

Action Learning Sets

Small group sessions, designed to support problem solving and expand thinking.

Contact us to discover how Bespoke Development Solutions can boost your business.

our stories

Cornwall Group LTD

Over 20% of Cornwall Group Ltd’s workforce are current or former apprentices having trained in areas such as Glass Processing, Administration, Glazing, Installation, Finance, IT, Marketing and Engineering. The Group has a strong track record of apprentices progressing to managerial roles, including many members of the Senior Management Team.
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Hiyield’s Truro and Penwith College apprenticeship programme has developed a pipeline of talent with former apprentices now permanent employees including Developers running projects worth tens of thousands of pounds.
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An innovative new partnership between Truro and Penwith College and Liskeard-based internet service provider Wildanet has seen the introduction of the South West’s first Telecoms Field Operative Apprenticeship programme, which will train the digital engineers of the future.
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Brooks Financial Planning LTD

Brooks Financial Planning Ltd employs Apprentices in Business Administration and has worked in partnership with Truro and Penwith College to design a quality Apprenticeship programme that is tackling skills gaps.
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