Outstanding education

Your education and your future couldn’t be in better hands when you choose to study with Truro and Penwith College.

Nationally outstanding

We are officially recognised as one of the best colleges in the country and Ofsted has awarded the College ‘Outstanding’ status as a result of its inspection in 2016.

Just some of the comments from Ofsted Inspectors on the quality of teaching at Truro and Penwith College include:

  • "Learners enjoy great success because of the ethos of aspiration and achievement that pervades the College."
  • "Teachers are highly skilled, apply their expertise to great effect in planning lessons, and bring a passion to their teaching that challenges and inspires learners to make rapid progress."
  • “Learners make exceptional progress, often well above that which their expectations and their qualifications on entry would predict …. inspirational teaching”.

The full Ofsted inspectors report 2016

Not only are we the best performing state A Level provider in Cornwall, we are also one of the highest performing colleges nationally on all courses at all levels. You can choose from a huge range of A Levels, vocational courses and Apprenticeships, all taught by highly-qualified, specialist educators.

From September 2020, you can now study T Levels with us. T Levels combine classroom theory, practical learning and a three-month industry placement with an employer to make sure students have real experience of the workplace.

We are also the only college in Cornwall to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and our results place us as the top, non-selective, state provider of the qualification in the country.

The positive and nurturing environment, combined with world-class facilities and exceptional tutors, provides you with the best opportunity to achieve your educational goals. So whether you have a career in mind, or you are still exploring your options, we have the perfect course for you.