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We’ll equip you with the confidence and the skill set that you need to succeed in an industry that suits you, and provide you with work placements to gain valuable experience.

Robin Philip
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PPD at Truro and Penwith College is about unlocking potential in young minds, we focus on changing mindset, developing networks, enhancing skillsets, and supporting young people to transition into the world of work

Robin Philp - Team Leader, Personal & Professional Development at Truro College

unlocking potential

You will undertake a pathway of development tailored to your potential outcome.  The course will encompass professional skill acquisition, personal skill development and work-based learning/training.

We'll look at your skills and qualities and find you a work-based learning placement in an area of your choice, while our dedicated Work Placement Officer will support you with work-based questions.

You can try placements in various industries if you're unsure which career path you'd like to follow, and each placement enhances your CV with valuable experience and employer references.


There are also opportunities to progress into full-time employment or an Apprenticeship with your work placement, or you can enrol in the Traineeship scheme.

As a trainee, you’ll study with us to gain the general personal development skills and industry-specific qualifications required to succeed in your chosen job. We’ll also help you to write and optimise your CV and work on your interview techniques and develop other key professional skills.

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College is a very big step but it is definitely worth it.

Aaron O’Brien, Personal & Professional Development
Aaron O'Brien

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