Working with business

Truro and Penwith College Business. Your trusted training partner

Truro and Penwith College Business provides Apprenticeships, consultancy services, professional development qualifications and bespoke training packages designed in partnership with employers across Cornwall.

Training solutions

Visit our training solutions page for the full range of qualifications available at Truro and Penwith College Business including:

Apprenticeships: Our strong relationships with employers across Cornwall allow us to continually develop our programmes to reflect the needs of the workplace. The latest Apprenticeship achievement rates from the Department for Education place the College in the top ten of the UK's 162 College providers. We have also been ranked as the best College provider of Apprenticeships in Cornwll for employer satisfaction, by 452 Cornish employers who took part in the DfEs latest Employer Satisfaction Survey.

Professional Training: The College delivers a wide range of professional qualifications for employers across Cornwall from its Haven House Conference and Training Centre. As an ILM Approved Centre we offer some of the best quality Leadership, Management and Coaching qualifications in Cornwall, with our outstanding quality of delivery and support prevalant across all subject areas from Marketing and Accountancy to Computing Health & Safety and Languages & Functional Skills. 

Bespoke Training Packages: Bespoke packages allow us to build training programmes to suit employers needs and may include a range of complementary qualifications and modules or completely bespoke taught sessions that are specific to your business. 

European Projects: Truro and Penwith College Business runs a range of European projects to enhance its offering and support for Cornwall's business community. 

Conference and Meeting Space: Truro and Penwith College Business's Haven House Conference and Training Centre is situated in the middle of Truro. In addition to being an outstanding training centre for the delivery of our professional training the facilities are also available for businesses to hire. 

A construction worker

The College's Construction Apprenticeships will add vital capacity as sites reopen.

Helping businesses to bounce back from Covid-19

The College is offering business support in Cornwall, through a range of new funding and training options to support recovery from Covid-19. 

Our Business Support Package page details all of the support available including:

New professional courses

New remote delivery options

New range of Apprenticeship programmes

Funding towards training costs

Fully funded pilot training

New T Level qualifications

Traineeships

Free webinars in Managing Change and Digital Marketing

Why choose us?

Cornwall's top for employer satisfaction

The College is ranked as the top FE and Tertiary College provider of Apprenticeships in Cornwall. Rated by 452 Cornish employers who took part in the latest Department for Education's (DfE) Employer Satisfaction Survey in 2019.

In the UK's top 10 for Apprenticeship Achievement

National achievement rates show Truro and Penwith College is in the top 10 of all 167 College providers in the UK (Department for Education Apprenticeship achievement rates published in 2020).

A positive impact

98% of our ILM Leadership and Management learners anticipated a positive impact on thier role and organisation after completing their training.

The best hair and beauty Apprenticeships in the UK

Winner of Hair and Beauty Apprenticeship Provider of the Year at the AAC Apprenticeship Awards at ICC Birmingham in March 2020.

ILM Approved Centre for Leadership and Management

  • Industry recognised leadership, management and coaching qualifications from ILM, the UK’s leading provider.
  • Free student membership to the Institute of Leadership and Management.
  • High quality training materials, delivery and assessment resources
  • ILM programmes that are proven to impact on business, and personal career progression

Cornwall's only provider of SELT Training for non-native English speakers and one of the top for ESOL

Trinity College London’s only ‘listed Secure English Language Tests (SELT) course provider’ in Cornwall, allowing the College to run approved courses that help individuals prepare for SELT tests needed for citizenship and visa applications, and a strong track record of delivery with many English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) learners going on to start their own business or teach English abroad.

On a national scale

The choice of employers across Cornwall and beyond, delivering bespoke professional training as far afield as the Lake District.

Contact us

For help, advice or to arrange a consultation with one of our advisors call 01872 242711 or email business@truro-penwith.ac.uk