Cornwall LivingIssue #100

Make the grade

There has never been a better time to gain a degree with Truro and Penwith College university courses.

With the release of the National Student Survey results this summer, once again, the college has been ranked in the top five higher education providers in Cornwall and Devon for overall course satisfaction – for the third year in a row. Additionally, over 85% of students are satisfied with the teaching, learning opportunities and academic support.

Offering a range of university courses from BA and BSc Honours Degrees to Foundation Degrees, Higher National Diplomas and Higher National Certificates, Truro and Penwith College offers a higher education route for everyone. Specialist subjects include Archaeology, Applied Biology, Community Studies, Business, Law, Sports Rehabilitation, Childhood Education, Silversmithing and Jewellery, and many more.

This year, the college not only welcomes the introduction of five new university level courses, including a new subject area of Engineering, meaning that there are now over 40 university level courses spanning 11 different subject areas. With the introduction of the new South West Institute of Technology, designed to provide learners with an excellent technical education to enable the south west to become one of the world’s leading regions for digital, engineering and manufacturing technologies, the college will be introducing further technological courses over the coming years. 

For 2020 only, the college has announced it will be offering a £1,000 non-means tested ‘Technical Bursary’ to university level students starting selected STEM courses this September. With the help of the bursary, these students will have the option to enhance their skills and knowledge through an HNC, HND or Foundation Degree (FdSc), before returning to their chosen career path when employers will be more likely to have opportunities available. 

Additionally, Truro and Penwith College offers a vast range of Access to Higher Education courses, covering a variety of subject areas including medicine and science, as well as social care and sport science. Many of these courses have university level progression routes available at Truro and Penwith,
allowing students to continue their studies in Cornwall. 

Access courses are accepted by the majority of British Universities as an alternative to A Levels. Students, usually aged 19 or over, use the courses as a route to return to education, providing them with the necessary grounding to progress onto study a university course. You can find out more about Access to Higher Education courses and where they can take you by calling, or visiting the Truro and Penwith College website.

Truro and Penwith College
01872 267000