Student Experience at Penwith College

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Welcome to the Student Experience Hub

When you arrive at Penwith College, no matter your interests, talent or ambitions, and no matter what your previous experiences of education have been, you'll make friends quickly and become familiar with the College and all it has to offer.

Thanks to the College’s vibrant and inclusive social scene, along with some of the best educational, artistic and sporting facilities in the country, you will be in the perfect environment to hone your skills, perfect your talents and achieve your potential.

Watch the Student Experience film

Skip to your preferred chaper to discover the learning options and support services available, and hear what our students have to say about studying at Penwith College.

Student Experience chapters:

1. Welcome to Virtual Penwith College
An introduction to Truro and Penwith College

2. Meet our leavers
Students talk you through their experience of studying at Truro College and how the College has helped them progress onto their next step in achieving their dreams.

3. Learning options explained
Lucy Maggs, director of Penwith College, provides an overview of the College’s learning options, key services such as transport, student support, open events and how to apply.

4, Student Services
Find out about the range of student support available at Truro and Penwith College with Caroline Keech, Team Leader of Student Services.

5. Careers advice
Meet the College’s careers advisor, Tim Moody and find out more about how the College helps students to progress onto their dream careers.

6. Health, Wellbeing and Sport (HWS)
Julian Wills introduces the College’s award winning HWS programme that helps staff and students from all learning areas stay active and maintain their health and wellbeing while at College.

7. T Levels
Gillian Keegan, minister for apprenticeships and skills introduces T Level qualifications. Truro College is the only provider in Cornwall to offer these new qualifications. Find out more at

8. Apprenticeships
Tammy McDermott, apprenticeship recruitment coordinator talks you through the College’s award-winning apprenticeship offer and how to apply.

9. Apprenticeships with Paul Ainsworth
Paul Ainsworth is one of the UK’s top chefs, regularly appearing on some of the nation’s favourite TV shows. Paul introduces his apprenticeship academy and is recruiting now. The Paul Ainsworth Collection is just one example of Cornwall’s top employers offering quality careers with Truro and Penwith College apprenticeships.

10 Why I chose to study an Apprenticeship
Don’t just take our word for it; our apprentice learners explain why they chose apprenticeships and their experience of starting a quality career with Truro and Penwith College.

Find out more about the Student Experience at Truro and Penwith College by visiting one of the pages below.

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