Truro and Penwith College

About Truro and Penwith College

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Truro and Penwith College is one of the best tertiary colleges in the country for education and training. This further education college offers a diverse range of opportunities in Cornwall including Degrees, Foundation Degrees and HNDs, PGCE and other teaching qualifications, the International Baccalaureate, A Levels, Vocational courses and Apprenticeships.

In February 2016 we were the first college to retain Outstanding provider status under the new inspection framework. In the inspection report, the key judgments of Outcomes for Learners, Quality of Teaching, Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare and The Effectiveness of Leadership and Management are all given the highest possible Outstanding Grade 1 rating. The Ofsted Outstanding verdict came two months after the Governments official post-16 Performance Tables for schools and colleges put Truro and Penwith College as the best performing public 16-19 provider in Cornwall, and one of the best nationally.

The success of the college has enabled it to engage with a number of national initiatives. The college is a national Teaching School, a Maths Hub for Cornwall and West Devon (the only college to have been designated as a hub nationally), it hosts the Royal Society of Chemistry South West co-ordinator and has established a Multi-Academy Trust to sponsor local schools focusing on collaborative improvement and cross-phase delivery.

The College was ranked 26th best Public Sector body to work for in the 2010 Sunday Times 100 Best list, with leadership judged 7th.  The college has also achieved gold award for the second year running in the workplace health awards.

Employees are able to join either the Teachers or the Local Government Pension Scheme. Both pension schemes are defined benefit schemes and include life assurance cover of 3x salary. Other employee benefits include onsite car parking and child care, free access to health and wellbeing activities and some recreational classes. Benefits available at a discount include a beauty salon, hair salon, corporate leisure membership, 

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