Our Penwith campus in Penzance was created following a major £30million redevelopment, incorporating historic buildings with state-of-the-art facilities. Situated in an elevated position in the heart of Penzance, the campus overlooks Mounts Bay, with bus and rail links close by.


The College can be reached by both public buses and our own bus service, which will drop you off outside the College gates before the day starts at 9.15am and pick you up at the end of the day after 4.15pm.

For more details about the bus pass scheme and bus routes and timetables, please visit our transport page.

Free car parking is available at the Penwith campus.

Students are encouraged to take the healthy choice where possible and walk or cycle to College. The campus has cycle storage and showers for the students to use.


A wide range of courses at all levels are offered at the Penwith campus. Some courses are unique to Penwith, while others are also offered at the Truro campus. Click here for a list of all courses offered at Penwith.

Learning Centres and study support

Our Learning Centres provide a range of learning environments for quiet work, group work and access to support from experienced staff. There are books, journals and newspapers available for reference and loan and an ever-expanding collection of online resources.

Learning Services staff can advise you on accessing print and online resources, support you with using computers, and help with study skills on a one-to-one or group basis.There are open-access computers in each Learning Centre and Wi-Fi is available across campus.

Vist our Learning Services page for more information.

Term-time opening hours

Porthcurno Learning Centre:
Monday to Friday – 8.30am-4.30pm

Sennen Learning Centre:
Monday & Tuesday – 8.30am-6.30pm
Wednesday & Thursday – 8.30am-5pm
Friday – 8.30am-4.30pm

Health and wellbeing

We have a dedicated team supporting students with their emotional and physical wellbeing. A whole range of drop-in physical activities are available daily, including spinning, trampolining, gym work, tennis and boxing. In addition, as a student you'll have the opportunity to join one of our many sports academies.

Emotional and practical help is also offered through one-to-one sessions, confidential advice and group activities. We're dedicated to creating a happy and healthy learning environment where you can flourish. View our wellbeing page to find out more.


We offer a wide variety of reasonably priced main meals, breakfasts, sandwiches, drinks and snacks in both the Zennor and Porthcurno refectories, which are open daily and use the cashless catering system for greater ease and security. All special dietary needs are catered for and there is an emphasis on healthy, nutritionally-balanced meals. In addition, the Manor café and Senara Restaurant are cash cafes and offer a selection of hot and cold drinks, takeaway lunches and snacks.

College shops

Open daily, the shop offers many of the materials needed for your course at very competitive prices. Here, you'll find a wide range of art and stationery materials as well as photographic, electronic and computer items.


Where possible all buildings may be accessed by people with limited mobility and within the College there are a number of lifts to allow access to higher levels. There may be some areas of the College that are not accessible and every effort will be made to accommodate students and visitors with limited mobility.

Find us or get in touch

To find us or write to us, our address is Penwith College, St Clare Street, Penzance, TR18 2SA. You can download a campus map using the link below.

If you have any questions or queries, give us a call on 01736 809000 or email us at 

  • Penwith College

    Penwith College, St Clare Street, Penzance TR18 2SA

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