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Madeline Murphy, Marketing Apprentice at Tregothnan Estate

The College offers Apprenticeship programmes in over 40 areas with a provision that continues to develop as we work with Cornish employers to ensure our programmes deliver the skills needed in the workplace.

Apprenticeships are suitable for anyone over 16 and can be used to upskill current employees, fill skills gaps with new recruits or succession planning.

Watch some of our employers describe their experience with Apprenticeships:

Cornwall’s top college for employer satisfaction

Truro and Penwith College is ranked as the top FE and Tertiary College provider of Apprenticeships in Cornwall thanks to 452 Cornish employers who took part in the Department for Education’s (DfE) FE Choices Employer Satisfaction Survey 2018-19.

In the UK's top 10 for Apprenticeship Achievement

The latest data from the Department for Education (DfE) demonstrates that Apprenticeship achievement at the College is not only well above the average of all providers in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, but almost 17% above the average of all providers nationally which places the College in the top 10 of the 162 College providers in the UK.

The College focuses on working with employers to provide a quality experience and is committed to helping you offer the best Apprenticeship experience you can while delivering results for your business.

Regardless of your sector Apprenticeship training is delivered in purpose built, state-of-the-art facilities, by tutors who are industry experts in their field.

Training programmes

Covering a wide range of sectors our training programmes are available at the following levels:

Level 2: Entry level qualification, equivalent to five GCSEs at grades 4 – 9
Level 3: Also entry level (some relevant experience required), equivalent to two A Level passes
Level 4: Equivalent to Cert HE and HNC
Level 5: A Foundation Degree level qualification that is equivalent to an FdA or FdSC
Level 6: A Degree level qualification that is equivalent to a BA or BSc*
Level 7: Equivalent to a Masters Degree**

*Programmes at this level are not currently available but are in development at Truro and Penwith College

** Programmes at this level are not currently available at Truro and Penwith College

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Employing an Apprentice

Learn more about what is involved when employing an Apprentice, such as the minimum wage, the Apprenticeship levy and the funding available.

An Apprenticeship can also be used to train current members of staff and can be stand-alone or part of a bespoke training package, with other complimentary training.