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Your Construction courses development will take place in purpose-built, realistic working environments. You will have the experience and skills of first-class tradespeople to draw from, enabling you to develop and be ready to enter the construction industry qualified and confident.

realistic, simulated working environments

There are acute shortages in skilled tradespeople both locally and nationally. With hard work and dedication you can gain skills, security, satisfaction and ensure a stable future with qualifications in craft and trade areas.

On our Construction courses you will learn essential industry skills within the Gwenvor building and the Seaton building, the centre for construction and engineering. Purpose-built learning spaces provide the resources to develop the knowledge needed for a successful career. Once your full-time studies are complete, you can progress into employment within the construction industry.

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

Kane Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying Construction student.
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There is a high standard of teaching at College and the lecturers are always there to support you. They treat you like an adult.

Kane - Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying

practical learning

As either an Apprentice or a Diploma student, you’ll have the opportunity to learn in our realistic, simulated working environments, where you can perfect your skills in a supportive, practical space. Our tutors have a wealth of professional experience to draw from, teaching you the latest techniques with the latest equipment.


To prepare you for employment, we’ll also work on your broader employability skills, such as communication, organisation and teamwork, including an optional Functional Skills course.


Working with companies across Cornwall, we offer a variety of Apprenticeship opportunities. Get educated, qualified and paid at the same time by working in fields such as carpentry, bricklaying and general repair and maintenance.

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

Entry requirements for construction 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.

Graduates from construction programs at Truro and Penwith College can pursue diverse career paths, including roles in Site Management, Surveying, Property Development, Architecture, Craft Masonry and more. The field offers a wide range of opportunities in various industries. Visit the Career Zone or to find out more.

You will learn essential industry skills within our dedicated construction centres and benefit from constantly improving teaching facilities with well-equipped workshops and highly professional machinery including state-of-the-art surveying and geospatial equipment.

Yes, prospective students can speak to the construction 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 construction 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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