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computing & IT

With an enjoyment of problem-solving, you will be keen to develop your analytical skills in our Computing & IT courses. To enjoy success in the world of computing and IT, you will add teamwork and communication to your technical skills.

Enhance your stem skills

Work with the latest hardware and software to develop your computing talent in an increasingly important industry. From games designer to computer technician, your IT career begins here.

You will have many opportunities to enrich your learning experience with fellow Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students. You could also test your skills against other students across the country and compete in the British Informatics Olympiad.

Click above to watch our film about studying Computing & I.T. at Truro and Penwith College and the career and university opportunities available to you.

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Dive into our digital courses to begin your journey toward an exciting career in the ever-evolving tech landscape.

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skills for the future

Our courses cover some of the world’s fastest growing industries, such as video games development and web design. Guided by our expert tutors, you’ll hone your problem solving, analytic and technical skills, while also expanding your teamwork and communication abilities, preparing you for employment and project management.


With plenty of opportunities to work with fellow science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) students, your skills and experience will grow. You'll gain a wealth of employment options in the future, from systems analysis to digital animation. Our courses range from A Levels to Bachelors Degrees.

courses for adults

As the digital revolution sweeps across the world, many employers now require their staff to be IT literate and fluent in software such as Microsoft Office or Adobe Photoshop. Our adult part-time courses give you the chance to brush up on your computing skills, gain a working knowledge of popular programs, or earn an industry-recognised qualification to further your career.

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I enjoyed the friendly adult environment [of the College], and I had good teachers who helped stretch me.

Ziji - A Level Maths, Further Maths, Geography and Computer Science with the Academic Academy
Ziji. A Level Maths, Further Maths, Geography and Computer Science at Penwith College.


To apply for a computing and IT course at Truro and Penwith College, visit the course page on our official college website and complete your application online.

Entry requirements for computing and IT programs vary. Check the specific course details on the college website or prospectus or contact the admissions office for the most accurate and up-to-date information on entry requirements.

Truro and Penwith College offers state-of-the-art computing facilities, including well-equipped labs and updated software. Additionally, students have access to a comprehensive library, online resources, and dedicated support services to enhance their learning experience.

Graduates from computing and IT programs at Truro and Penwith College can pursue diverse career paths, including roles in software development, network administration, cybersecurity, data analysis, and more. The field offers a wide range of opportunities in various industries. Visit the Career Zone or to find out more.

Yes, prospective students can speak to the Computing & IT department at an open event which are free to attend and take place throughout the year. Visit to see the latest event details. Alternatively, you can contact the academic advisors in the computing and IT department at Truro and Penwith College. Check the college website for contact details or reach out to the admissions office, and they will guide you on how to connect with the relevant academic advisors for more information.

We strongly recommend making an application for your chosen course as soon as you can when you are in your final year of school. After you have submitted your application, you will be invited to attend an interview where you can make amendments to your application if need be.

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