University courses at Truro and Penwith College are run from our dedicated, modern buildings at both the Truro and Penwith College campuses. Outdoor Education courses are also run from our Tregye campus taking advantage of its proximity to some of the best land and sea environments in Cornwall on which to complete your training.
All our courses put you as the learner first, are centred around you as an individual and your specific requirements with one-to-one tuition the norm and smaller, more personal class sizes. Many of our current and graduating students comment on this personal approach to learning giving them a significant boost to achieve their best.
Our university level courses have been rated 'gold' by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), this rating is only awarded to institutions with the 'highest quality teaching, learning and outcomes'.
Top-up Degrees (Level 6 Qualification)
A top-up degree is the equivalent to the final year of an honours degree. The College offer a wide range of top-up programmes. These programmes offer local progression routes from our Foundation Degrees and Higher National Diplomas (HNDs).
I had the best years of my life so far at Truro and Penwith College. I am proud to say I studied at the College and shall represent them wherever I go.
Foundation Degrees (Level 5 Qualification)
Foundation degrees are a Level 5 qualification. They were first introduced in 2000 and over the last 15 years have become recognised as an Higher Education qualification designed to meet employer needs. The Foundation Degree also opens up the potential for progression to a Top-up Degree thus enabling students to graduate with a full Bachelor's Degree.
HNCs (Level 4) & HNDs (Level 5)
Higher Nationals (HNs) are an established Higher Education vocational qualifications. They are designed to meet specific skills sets that employers require. The Higher National Certificate/Higher National Diploma (HNC/HND) are nationally recognised in the world of work. With these programmes students develop skills such as creative problem solving, planning and applying theories to work related scenarios. Progression from HNC is normally to an appropriate HND. Progression from an HND can in some instances be to a Top-up Degree or, on occasion, to the second year of a Bachelor's Degree.
SUCCESS courses (Levels 4, 5 and 6)
Perfect for at work who wish to undertake higher level study, SUCCESS courses enable you to study a whole range of individual modules from our Plymouth University programmes on a flexible, part-time basis. Credits from these courses can be used towards a Plymouth University accredited Degree, Foundation Degree or Certificate of Professional Development (CPD).