Cornwall LivingIssue #98

Apply yourself

Unlock your potential with a university level course at Truro and Penwith College.

Despite the country coming to a standstill, the application season for university level courses starting in September 2020 is continuing. Whether you have been thinking about a change of direction and want to follow a career in teaching, health and fitness, engineering or social care, or want to study a more specialist subject such as cyber security, silversmithing and jewellery or archaeology, there is a course for everyone delivered on a full or part-time basis.

You can enrol on one of the college’s TEF gold-rated courses by completing an application online at – all you need is a reference and a personal statement. The college’s friendly admissions team are always available with application help and Kate from the team advises: “Just think about your UCAS application like a CV. Our admissions team are always happy to give advice and guidance over the phone, and the UCAS customer experience centre is always really helpful too.”

Celebrating over 20 years of delivering higher education courses, Truro and Penwith College offers over 40 gold-rated, career-boosting, university level qualifications spanning 11 different subject areas. The college’s smaller class sizes allow for plenty of opportunity to benefit from one-to-one support and their university level students have rated them top in Devon and Cornwall for student satisfaction, two years running. And as a matrix-accredited college, advice and support services are centred on the learner’s personal career, learning, work and life goals, including support for those with disabilities.

The college has also announced it will be offering a non-means tested ‘technical bursary’ to students starting a university level STEM course in September 2020. The bursary is designed to support those who planned to enter employment or work based training but are now finding limited opportunities due to the impact of COVID-19.

With specialist courses such as FdA Design Craft Maker, you can learn to build your own business. Catherine Kay decided to change direction and enrol in the FdA Silversmithing and Jewellery course after being made redundant too many times. Catherine says: “When I finish this course, I will be able to be my own boss and never be made redundant again.”


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If you’re ready to make a change and boost your career prospects, why not make it right here in Cornwall at Truro and Penwith College? Visit the website at or call the dedicated university admin team on 01872 267500.



Truro College, College Road, Truro TR1 3XX

01872 267500