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Education &
Teacher Training

Our Education & Teacher Training courses combine both academic study and professional practice placements to help you gain confidence alongside learning key teaching principles and theories from supportive mentors that can be applied to practice, enabling you to pass on your technical, vocational, and academic passion onto the next generation.

understanding teaching principles

Learn the skills, knowledge and professional values necessary for a teaching career within the further education sector with our Education & Teacher Training courses. Our courses cover the teaching of both academic and vocational subjects though encouraging practice across a range of levels which endorse opportunities for future employment.

Each course provides a thorough understanding of teaching principles and you will be able to apply them to your chosen subject area in practice, supported by theoretical contexts. You will be supported and encouraged during training which is delivered by experienced and knowledgeable professionals.

Jess Cowen, Programme Team Leader Education & Training
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Staff who teach on our Education & Teacher Training courses thrive on developing students who are going into the educational landscape both in Cornwall, nationally and internationally. The Staff range of expertise from early years through all age phases of education, enable our students to make a difference to learners within their educational setting.

Jess Cowen - PTL Education & Training

practical learning

For full time students, placements are provided at Truro and Penwith College and therefore students are given the opportunity to work in colleges that are graded as “outstanding” by Ofsted. Our centre within the partnership is fortunate in having levels from pre-GCSE to University Degree programmes available for practice according to the suitability of the trainee.


The programme encourages practice across a range of levels which endorse opportunities for future employment. Graduates are recognised as being trained at a grade 1 college and therefore face a better range of employment opportunities. Teaching opportunities are gained both in county and out of county.

student support

You will be studying and practicing in a supportive teaching environment with excellent mentors who are passionate about teaching and want to share that with you. Recently Ofsted inspected Callywith College, where graduates from the programme have been employed, reported that teachers have a passion for the subjects they teach.

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Cornwall SCITT

Cornwall School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) offers exemplary training to teach with a partnership of local early years, primary and secondary schools, a special needs academy, an alternative provision academy and Truro and Penwith College. With an exceptional training and employment record, Cornwall SCITT provides bespoke subject and school support for trainee teachers with an established strong reputation within Cornwall and further afield.

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed your specific subject knowledge and learnt the skills needed to teach your chosen age range effectively, from the basics of structuring and planning lessons through to developing personal skills and confidence in front of a class.

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our stories

Amber – BA (Hons) Education and Training

With an award-winning approach to education, Amber hopes to become a Primary school teacher following her time at the University Centre.
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Bo’s Story

Determined to see change for future young people, Bo decided to study Level 3 Childcare & Education at Penwith College and hopes to pursue a career where she can support and empower young people with disabilities.
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Amy – PGCE

Inspired by her own teachers and with a passion for passing on her industry experience, PGCE Alumni Amy is now a lecturer at Truro College.
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DEAN – Certificate in Education

Dean’s career journey has seen him move from Bartender to Hospitality assessor and now fully qualified Lecturer.
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The course was incredibly flexible and being able to study part time alongside working full time as a lecturer helped me achieve my career ambitions.

Dean - Certificate in Education (Part-time)

Our colleges

Truro College
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