Embrace the opportunity to study for your university course locally with the support of a TEF Gold-rated provider.


With dedicated 1-1 personal support from the tutors and the chance to fit additional commitments like work or family life around your lectures, Truro and Penwith College is a fantastic option for studying Gold-rated University Courses without having to move away from Cornwall.

Receive a University experience tailored to you, driven by experienced professionals and taught with purpose-built facilities and equipment.

Our campuses at Truro, Penwith and Penzance School of Art have a community feel so you will always feel comfortable and supported throughout your time here.

Choose from a range of degree courses with specialisms including Archaeology, Cyber Security, Business, Law, Social Science, Media, Photography, Education, Sports Rehabilitation and Silversmithing and Jewellery.

Start your studies on one of the many Foundation Degrees, HNDs or HNCs offered and progress onto one of our Level 6 BA/BSc courses to top it up to a full Bachelor’s degree.

Strong links with Plymouth University and Pearson ensure that you get the very best quality degree, supported by our twenty years of experience of Higher Education and our Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) rating of Gold.

University courses that put you first

The following courses are open for clearing entry 2020, visit the UCAS website to apply:

Art & Design
BA (Hons) Silversmithing & Jewellery (Truro College)
FdA Computer Games Design & Production (Truro College)
FdA Silversmithing & Jewellery (Truro College)
FdA Design Craft Maker (Truro College)
HNC Computer Games Design & Production (Truro College)

Business & Law
BA (Hons) Business, Enterprise & Leadership (Truro College)
Business (Truro College)
FdSc Law (Truro College)
FdSc Public Services (Truro College)
HNC Business (Truro College)

Computing & IT
BSc (Hons) Applied Computing Technologies (Truro College)
FdSc Computer Technology (Truro College)
FdSc Cyber Security (Truro College)
HNC Cyber Security (Truro College)

BA (Hons) Education & Training (Truro College)
FdA Childhood Education (Truro College and Penwith College)
FdA Children & Young People’s Workforce (Truro College)
FdSc Community Studies (Development & Youth Work) (Penwith College)
HNC Children & Young People's Workforce (Truro College)
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Truro College and Penwith College)
Certificate in Education (Truro College and Penwith College)

HNC Mechanical Engineering (Truro College)
HND Mechanical Engineering (Truro College)

BSc (Hons) Archaeology (Truro College)
FdSc Archaeology (Truro College)
FdA History, Heritage and Culture (Truro College)

Media & Photography
BA (Hons) Applied Media (Truro College)
Film, Media & Photography (Truro College)

HND Applied Sciences (Biology) (Truro College)
HNC Applied Sciences (Biology) (Truro College)

Social Science
BSc (Hons) Applied Social Science (Truro College)
BA (Hons) Human Behavioural Studies (Truro and Penwith College)
HND Applied Psychology (Truro College)

Sport & Health
BSc (Hons) Applied Sport & Health Science (Truro College)
FdSc Sports Coaching (Truro College)
FdSc Sports Rehabilitation (Truro College)
FdSc Exercise, Health and Fitness (Truro College)

Facilities designed for achievement

One of the students plays ball with the children on a court

With degree courses offered across Truro College and Penwith College, your studies will take place in the dedicated University Centres that house course specific and purpose-built facilities.

Boasting photography studios, high quality PC and Mac editing facilities, science labs, art studios and fully equipped fitness suites, the College provides you with the right equipment to excel in your chosen subject.

Inspiring lecturers, and students who achieve

Two ladies looking at the camera, surrounded by artwork and enamelling materials

Lecturer Lucy Hartles and student Jess Turner running an enamelling workshop

Courses are designed with employers and lecturers who are experienced professionals in their sector. This unique combination ensures that you will learn the most up-to-date and relevant skills possible in order give you the best chance of getting your dream job after graduating.

Due to our small class sizes, teachers and students are able to work closely together in order to maximise learning and achievement potential, giving you a platform to achieve.

Start your degree journey now by applying to Truro and Penwith College to study for your University Course in September 2020.