care, community
& education

As a caring individual, it is important that you have the necessary qualifications to play a role in shaping the lives of others. We offer a wide range of Care & Education courses that will give you the opportunities for future career development. We will guide you through the theory and practical techniques needed to succeed in these rewarding sectors.

Develop essential skills

We will help you to gain the skills you need to benefit society, helping others through support and education and being able to fulfil the growing demand for high-quality, caring professionals. Alongside specialist knowledge, communication and organisation, you will develop your empathy and compassion to excel in a rewarding career.

Vocationally qualified and experienced staff and excellent links with the health, social care, childcare and education sectors will allow you to thrive in a supported environment.

Sue Kellas, Deputy Team Leader of Health, Social Care and Childcare
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Past students have progressed to a range of fantastic careers including teachers, early years practitioners, teaching assistants, nurses, midwives and social workers.

Sue Kellas - Deputy Team Leader, Health, Social care & Childcare at Penwith College

what we offer

Studying with us, you’ll benefit from high-profile guest speakers, interactive sessions and valuable work experience positions. Learn important sector-specific skills while developing your communication, organisation, empathy and compassion to get ahead in a career in care or education.

course options

With a variety of Further Education courses, such as A Levels, Diplomas and Access Courses, you can gain the knowledge you need to continue on to employment or Higher Education. Our Higher Education Foundation Degrees are a great base from which to build your career, or enrol in an Apprenticeship and learn in a real working environment while studying with us at the College.

for adults

For adults, we offer an extensive selection of part-time and career development courses. Learn the skills that will help you to care for a loved one, or gain the qualifications you need to begin a career in education.

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Practical Training Skills

Part Time
Truro College

Effective Mentoring

Part Time
Remote, Truro College

Restore 2 Mini

Part Time

Diabetes Awareness

Part Time
Truro College
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FdA Childhood Education

Full Time
Penwith College
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I really like the mix between the practical and theory elements and that you get to complete a work placement. Getting to apply the theoretical knowledge while completing my work experience was really great and it’s definitely made me feel more prepared for my next steps.

Daisy Pullen - BTEC Level 3 in Children’s Play, Learning and Development
Daisy Pullen, BTEC Level 3 in Children’s Play, Learning and Development

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