Getting there and away
The College can be reached by both public buses and our own bus service, which will drop you off inside the College grounds before the day starts at 9.15am and pick you up at the end of the day after 4.15pm. College staff are on hand at both drop-off and pick-up times to help students.
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 Truro campus but students must apply for a permit and conditions do apply.
Students are encouraged to take the healthy choice where possible and walk or cycle to College. The campus has cycle storage, a free cycle maintenance facility and showers for students to use.
A wide range of courses at all levels are offered at Truro College. Some courses are unique to Truro, while others are also offered at Penwith and Callywith Colleges. Click here for a list of all courses offered at Truro.
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 print resources available for loan and an expanding collection of online resources.
Truro and Penwith College is the first Further Education Contributing Library in the UK to use the SUNCAT database, which enables researchers, students, librarians and others to locate serials held in libraries across the UK in a national library catalogue.
Learning Services staff can advise you on accessing print and online resources, support you with using computers, and help with study skills. There are open-access computers in each Learning Centre and wireless internet is available across campus.
Contact Learning Services (Renewals and Enquiries) on 01872 267094 or email LEARNINGSERVICES@TRURO-PENWITH.AC.UK.
Term-time opening hours
Fal Learning Centre (university-level courses):
Monday & Tuesday – 8.30am-7.00pm (self service from 7:00pm-9:00pm)
Wednesday - 8.30am - 7.00pm
Thursday – 8.30am - 5.00pm
Friday – 8.30am - 4.30pm
Kenwyn Learning Centre:
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday – 8.30am-6.00pm
Thursday & Friday – 8.30am-4.30pm
Other Learning Centres:
Monday to 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 refectories across the campus, 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 Spires café and Restaurant are cash cafes and offer a selection of hot and cold drinks, takeaway lunches and snacks.
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 consumables.
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.