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Truro & Penwith College

university prospectus 2019


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Welcome to our University Courses prospectus for 2019. Set in stunning Cornwall, Truro and Penwith College offers a wide range of University courses spread across three campuses, in purpose-built buildings with modern facilities. Our Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) Gold-rated College aims to give our Higher Education students the very best learning experience and outstanding personal support, both leading to high levels of achievement and the very best employment opportunities. With dedicated lecturers, smaller class sizes with close individual tracking and support, and the chance to fit life around your lectures, there has never been a better time to discover our range of University level courses. Our quality degree programmes are easily accessible by local, national and international students who wish to study in Cornwall. Offering a range of Foundation Degrees, Higher National Diplomas and Certificates and Bachelor’s Degree top-up years, there is a course to suit everyone. Established as one of the best tertiary colleges in the sector, University courses were first introduced to the College in 1998 where strong partnership links with the University of Plymouth were built. Part of the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) initiative, the College met all required expectations for its Higher Education provision when assessed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education in 2016. Twice receiving Outstanding Status from Ofsted, most recently in March 2016, it is a Beacon College and is also matrix accredited meaning that our advice and support services are centred on the student’s personal career, learning, work and life goals. I have no doubt that your time here will be fulfilling, enjoyable and productive and I look forward to welcoming you. David Walrond – Principal

Why study at Truro and Penwith College?.........................4 Our Students......................................................................6 Where We Are.....................................................................9 On Campus.......................................................................10 Learning Resource Centres..............................................10 Salons and Sport..............................................................11 Student Supplies..............................................................11 Food and Drink.................................................................11 Qualifications Explained...................................................13

Courses 14 Student Essentials

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How to Apply..................................................................102 UCAS Tariff.....................................................................103 Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks ..............103 Entry Requirements........................................................103 Fees and Costs...............................................................104 Tuition Fee Loans............................................................104 Maintenance Loans........................................................104 Loan Repayment............................................................104 Disabled Student Allowance...........................................105 Bursaries.........................................................................105 Living on a Budget..........................................................105 Our Five Top Tips............................................................105

Student Support

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Learning Support............................................................106 Library Support...............................................................106 Counselling.....................................................................106 Mental Health Support ...................................................106 Dyslexia Support............................................................106 Careers Guidance...........................................................107 Childcare.........................................................................107 College Charter...............................................................107 Access............................................................................107 International Students....................................................107 Equality of Opportunity...................................................107 Health, Wellbeing & Sport...............................................108 Travel..............................................................................109 In Partnership with the University of Plymouth...............110 UPSU..............................................................................111 Pearson...........................................................................111


Courses Art & Design

Media & Photography

BA (Hons) Silversmithing & Jewellery ..............................18 FdA/HNC Computer Games Design & Production...........20 FdA Illustration (Digital).....................................................22 FdA Interior Design Practice.............................................23 FdA Silversmithing & Jewellery.........................................25 HND/HNC Art Practice.....................................................26 HND/HNC Fine Art: Methods and Materials.....................27

BA (Hons) Applied Media .................................................66 FdA Photography & Digital Imaging.................................69 HND Media Moving Image...............................................70

Business & Law BA (Hons) Business, Enterprise & Leadership..................30 FdA/HNC Business...........................................................31 FdSc Law..........................................................................32 FdSc Public Services........................................................34 HND/HNC Hospitality Management.................................35

Computing & IT

Music FdA Commercial Music Performance & Production.........73

Science FdSc Biomedical Studies.................................................76 FdSc Health & Nutrition....................................................79

Social Science

BSc (Hons) Applied Computing Technologies..................38 FdSc Computer Technology ............................................39 FdSc Web Technology......................................................41

BSc (Hons) Applied Social Science..................................83 BA (Hons) Human Behavioural Studies............................84 FdA Counselling Studies..................................................85 FdSc Health & Social Care...............................................86 HND/HNC Applied Psychology........................................87

Education

Sport & Health

BA (Hons) Education & Training........................................44 FdA Childhood Education.................................................46 FdA/HNC Children & Young People’s Workforce.............47 FdSc Community Studies (Development & Youth Work) .49 Postgraduate Certificate in Education..............................50 Certificate in Education....................................................53 Cornwall SCITT.................................................................54

BSc (Hons) Applied Sport & Health Science....................90 FdSc Exercise, Health & Fitness.......................................91 FdSc Sports Coaching.....................................................92 FdSc Sports Rehabilitation...............................................95

Humanities BSc (Hons) Archaeology...................................................58 FdSc Archaeology............................................................60 FdA English Studies..........................................................61 FdA History, Heritage & Archaeology...............................63

Pathway Courses Access to Higher Education.............................................97 Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art, Design & Media........98 SUCCESS Courses..........................................................99


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Why study at Truro and Penwith College? 1

Locality Situated in the heart of Truro, amongst the beautiful Cornish countryside and complemented by the stunning scenery in Penzance, our campuses boast an ideal location with purpose-built and industry-standard facilities.

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Flexibility We understand that life can be busy and with smaller class sizes, strategically condensed into a few days a week, students of all ages and backgrounds can fit life around lectures.

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Employability With a focus on employer needs, all graduating students will be prepared to enter the world of work, equipped with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

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Support We welcome students to a supportive and friendly learning environment, where 1-1 personal support and advice is just a step away. Dedicated academic support staff, Student Support Advisers and Careers Advisers are very helpful throughout your journey at the College.

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Excellence Rated Gold by the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), the College provides an education with the highest quality teaching, learning and outcomes, which means that students get the very best learning experience, leading to the very best level of achievement.


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I’d like to thank you for taking the time to look at the Truro and Penwith College University prospectus. This document has two aims: One is to showcase the excellent Higher Education courses we offer at the College, the other, ‘Student Essentials’ is to provide information about how to make your choice and apply. Truro and Penwith College has a strong record of putting the student first and I am confident that our Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) Gold standard Higher Education programmes support students as well as our Ofsted Outstanding Further Education provision. Our longstanding partnership with the University of Plymouth provides us with a Higher Education partner who works alongside us supporting the quality, growth and development of our courses. Many applicants ask us about our entry qualifications and our ethos, which is to provide support for learners from a wide variety of backgrounds in Cornwall, as well as from outside of the county. Many of our applicants from Cornwall are young adults who have left school, gained experience in work and decided the time is right to return to study. These students, along with school leavers and mature students, create an exciting and vibrant mix in our classes. Our entry tariff is set so as to give as many potential students as possible the opportunity to apply and complete their studies successfully. Our policy for widening participation has been very successful and our high grade profile on Foundation Degrees and top-up years is strong, with over half of our Foundation Degree graduates in the last two years achieving a distinction or merit grade. 68% of our Degree graduates in the last five years achieved a first or 2:1, with 23% of all BSc and BA top-up year enrolments last year achieving a first class honours degree. Many of our students move into employment at the end of their studies and the link between high level employability skills, subject specific knowledge and personal development is important for the success of our graduates, local employers and the Cornish community. Our priority is to help our students help themselves to achieve their full potential and we hope that you will consider us as a first choice. Dr Andrew Smart Programme Team Leader - Higher Education


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Our Students There is no such thing as a typical Truro and Penwith College University courses student - our course provision, facilities and support reflects your individuality and our staff are always happy to discuss any particular needs or requirements you may have.

Budding traveller and graduating BA (Hons) Education and Training student, Aimie Keane put her travel plans on hold before fully committing to her degree course as a late applicant.

Sports Rehabilitation student Zac Chenoweth studied A Levels at Truro College before deciding that University courses at the College were the next step.

“I made a late decision about coming to study for my degree. I caught the travelling bug and desperately wanted to travel the world but I sensibly thought that I should set myself up with a degree first. I went for an interview at several colleges but I was truly blown away by the support available at Truro College. I am so glad that I’ve come here, it’s been the best year of my education so far and I have really been able to push myself to achieve the best, all thanks to my lecturer. Now I’ve completed my degree, I’m all set to go into teaching as a profession and I’m planning to study my Initial Teacher Training next.”

“I’ve been at Truro College for five years now, and it’s been really good. It’s nice to have small numbers of students in the classroom and means you can ask your lecturers questions or have a meeting whenever you need. “I’m really happy with my Distinction in FdSc Sports Rehabilitation and am currently applying for a Masters Degree. I went to another university before I came back here but it just wasn’t right for me. I’m from St Austell so the commute isn’t too bad.”

Helen Moxham studied a Health and Social Care Access course at Truro and Penwith College before deciding to further her studies with a Foundation Degree and BA (Hons) Degree, all through the College. “The support network of friends and family at home, with support from the College, was fantastic and my results were much more than I expected, a first class honours is an incredible result. “The course was really interesting and I worked hard in my final year and pretty much didn’t see my husband and children in that time, he can back me up on that, but now all the hard work has certainly paid off, and I get to see my children more.”


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Kai Topping won the ‘Screen Actions 2017 Factual Entertainment Award’ at the Cornwall Film Festival in his first year on the HND Media Moving Image course at Truro and Penwith College. After studying a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Media at Truro College, he was more than ready for the next step. “The tutors really made this course flexible for me; they let me specialise in audio and because of the small class sizes, they were really able to tailor the lessons to me. “We all get on in the class, there’s a lot more maturity and people take the work seriously. You definitely notice a change in the level of work you’re doing compared to Level 3 studies.”

Full-time mum Clare Strong returned to education to help fulfil her dream to become a school teacher. “It’s been a brilliant course. I have two children and am just waiting for my younger one to go to school before starting my Initial Teacher Training. I was a dance teacher while doing my degree and a full-time mum, but I’ve always wanted to be a primary school teacher. So I’d put my kids to bed around 6:30pm and write my essays in the evenings. I achieved a 2:1 and couldn’t be more pleased!”

We’re aware that everyone enters Higher Education from different backgrounds with different experiences, even though the end goal is often the same – a quality University level qualification that puts you on the best footing for a successful future. For those students returning to education after a long period away from studying, whether to retrain or to satisfy a personal desire to learn, the College prides itself on its support network and levels of pastoral care that makes a return to education as seamless as possible. Younger students joining Truro and Penwith College straight from College or a school sixth form will find themselves at home in the modern, purpose-built buildings with expert lecturers and access to industry-standard equipment. Whatever your background, studying University level courses at Truro and Penwith College means an opportunity to save money by studying at home, the chance to fit a home or work life around your lectures and the one thing all our students have in common – the shared experiences of a quality education right here in Cornwall.


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Truro College is a blend of modern and spacious facilities combined with a community atmosphere, creating the perfect environment for study.

Penwith College is a well-equipped and modern campus with the facilities to match its stunning coastal location and views of St Michael’s Mount.


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Where We Are Home to stunning purpose-built buildings with extraordinary backdrops of coastline and countryside across Cornwall, Truro and Penwith College provides the perfect location for a Gold-rated University level education. Enjoy courses on the coast at Penwith campus, be inspired by a classic countryside aspect at Tregye, or experience a relaxed city pace and way of life in Truro. Whatever your taste, there’s a campus for everyone. Friendly, welcoming and well-equipped, all our campuses help to create a perfect University education experience. Situated in the heart of Cornwall, Truro College has modern facilities and a strong community atmosphere. Modern, lively and spacious, Penwith College hosts a range of courses amidst the wonderful seaside setting that Penzance has to offer. Both campuses have easy travel links around the county and beyond. Hidden away in a pocket of nature, Tregye Campus is the place to be inspired by the Cornish countryside at a serene spot where students can escape for some well-deserved relaxation. Fitting for students of different backgrounds, ages and personalities, Cornwall has a strong sense of place and includes an eclectic mix of communities, attractions and activities. Famed for its events and festival calendar, Cornwall provides a vast range of entertainment from the Boardmasters music and surf festival and Eden Sessions to Cornwall Film Festival and Tate St Ives; your only challenge will be finding the time to fit it all in.

Tregye Campus sits in 13 acres of countryside, providing a unique setting for both indoor tranquility and outdoor exhilaration.


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On Campus

With a specific career path in sight, we understand that purpose-built and industry-standard facilities are at the top of the list when it comes to sculpting an excellent University education.

Learning Resource Centres Offering extensive access to subject specific books, e-books, journals, DVDs, CDs and digital resources from both the College and the University of Plymouth, our Learning Resource Centres are spread across all campuses to provide a range of relaxed and quiet environments for studying. Equipped with ample IT suites supporting both PC and Mac computers, every centre caters for each individual student, supported by experienced members of staff who are always willing to help. Wi-Fi is available across campus for students to use their personal devices, with group and individual workspaces accessible for many different methods of study.


Salons and Sport

Student Supplies

Food and Drink

After a hard day of studying, students can take some time to themselves to help unwind by participating in a range of our Health, Wellbeing and Sport (HWS) activities or relaxing in one of our hair and beauty salons. Get involved in a range of free HWS activities from gym fitness classes to climbing workshops and from swimming sessions to indoor canoeing. Encouraging students to participate in regular physical activity, there is something for everyone and sessions are fully inclusive to support all skill levels. State-of-theart Inspiration salons are situated at Truro and Penwith campuses and offer a range of professional treatments from express facials to full pamper sessions. Representing excellent value for money, treatments are heavily subsidised as each salon supports current students and Apprentices in training.

On-campus shops are always fully stocked with a wide range of stationery and materials at competitive prices to help manage the student budget. For printing, copying, binding and laminating, the reprographics department is open Monday to Friday to support student deadlines. Truro College also plays host to our handmade Gift Shop which is the perfect place to buy and sell unique and great value handmade items including pottery, ornaments, art and clothing.

With cafĂŠs and food outlets located in most buildings across the College, students will be sure to find a place to catch up with friends in between classes, while enjoying reasonably priced hot and cold meals, drinks and snacks. For special occasions, both Truro and Penwith Colleges have their own fine dining training restaurants, Spires and Senara. Using mindfullysourced, local Cornish ingredients, each restaurant offers a fantastic fine dining experience and amazing value for money. Coffee lovers will also enjoy several Cornish barista-style coffee bars at Truro and Penwith campuses, displaying a range of hot drinks, cakes and snacks produced by students at the College.


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Level 3

Access to Higher Education

A Levels

BTEC Extended Diploma or Apprenticeship Vocational route

Good grounding if you don’t have the qualifications to study for a degree

Two years full-time

Two years full-time

One year full-time

Academic route

Higher National Certificate

Level 4

HNC One year full-time

Foundation Degree

Level 5

FdA, FdSc Two years full-time

Level 6

Bachelor’s Degree

Level 7

Postgraduate Certificate

BA, BSc, BEd, BEng, LLB Three years full-time

PGCE

Higher National Diploma

HND Two years full-time

Bachelor’s Degree (top-up) BA, BSc Top up your Foundation Degree or HND to a Bachelor’s Degree One year full-time

Master’s Degree MA, MSc, MRes, MEng


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Qualifications Explained Higher National Certificates (HNC) are like the first year of University study and aim to meet the needs of employers. When completed students can apply for stage two of a related Foundation Degree or HND. Higher National Diplomas (HND) help develop essential career skills and are equivalent to the first two years of University study, meaning that students can then progress to a top-up year in a similar subject. Foundation Degrees (FdA or FdSc) are similar to the first two years of University study, but usually include a work placement to encourage practical, work-based learning in preparation for a career within the industry. Upon completion students can progress to a topup course or the third year of a full Bachelor’s Degree (BA or BSc). Top-up Degrees allow students to top-up their completed Foundation Degree, HND or an equivalent qualification to gain a full Bachelor’s Degree (BA or BSc) and are similar to the third year of University study. Bachelor’s Degrees cover all three years of University study and are completed in one specific subject area. Students can be awarded either an ordinary degree, or an honours degree if a dissertation or self-directed piece of work has been completed in their final year. After graduating, students can then progress onto a Master’s Degree, PhD or a postgraduate initial teacher training course.

Postgraduate Level 7 courses cover a range of qualifications from Master’s Degrees, which explore research based study in specific subject areas, to PGCE courses where students can study their initial teacher training.


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The new teaching quality ratings system for Higher Education, the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework, or TEF, has awarded Truro and Penwith College the highest possible rating of Gold

Over 25% of graduating students awarded a first class honours degree

100% success for students enrolled on: BA (Hons) Education & Training BSc (Hons) Applied Computing Technologies

Over 90% success for students enrolled on Foundation Degrees in Business, Computer Games Design & Production, Photography & Digital Imaging, Illustration (Digital), History, Heritage & Archaeology and Law as well as top-up Degrees in Applied Media, Applied Computing Technologies and Education & Training

Over 30% of students achieved firsts in: BA (Hons) Human Behavioural Studies BSc (Hons) Applied Social Science BSc (Hons) Applied Computing Technologies BA (Hons) Silversmithing & Jewellery BSc (Hons) Applied Sport & Health Science

Humanities students have 97% satisfaction with courses at Truro and Penwith College (National Student Survey 2017)


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Courses Students will complete assessed written or practical work throughout the course to contribute towards their final grade. Coursework: 80% Exam/Test: 15% Practical Assessment: 5%

Formal exams or tests measure the knowledge and ability of individual students and are undertaken within a set time limit and under strict conditions to ensure accuracy. Practical assessments are a summative tool of measuring competence in a variety of environments. Assessments allow students to demonstrate employability skills while addressing module content in a practical context.

The assessment information provided for each course is correct at the time of going to press but we continually review our courses so applicants should check details at interview. Module choices on each course are subject to availability. The College will notify students of any decision regarding the choice of optional modules available. Students should be aware that optional modules may be withdrawn at any time prior to enrolment where there is insufficient demand.


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3D and CAD workshop Electronic resources and e-library Ceramic workshops and kilns Ceramics studio Colour and black and white darkrooms Computer studio Drawing and painting studios Fine art studios Graphic design studios High-end gaming PCs Industry-standard 3D software Jewellery workshop Kiln room Life room Occulus and Vive virtual reality headsets Photography studio Printing presses Silversmithing workshop Substance painter Textile and fashion studios Unity and Unreal games engines Well-resourced Learning Centre Wide screen monitors ZBrush sculpting software


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The number of students who win competitions and continue into successful self-employment validates our unique approach to learning, where we emphasise the importance of creativity and the acquisition of making skills. Rebecca Walklett FdA Silversmithing & Jewellery Programme Leader

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BA (Hons) Silversmithing & Jewellery

Coursework: 100% Exam/Test: 0% Practical Assessment: 0%

Why choose this course? Unique to Cornwall, this course is ideal for students wanting to extend and develop their personal practice within jewellery or silversmithing. The further development of design skills and contextual research in a contemporary craft field will confidently facilitate entering the professional world as a silversmith or jewellery designer craftsperson. Students will also have the opportunity to exhibit their work in several professional settings throughout the course to prepare them for a career within the industry.

Modules • Competition • Research Methods & Dissertation • Major Final Project • Technical Research

What will I learn? Engaging in problem-solving assignments, students will take an energetic and creative research approach to a range of craft skills, materials and technologies to develop a high level of professional competence. Traditional craftsmanship will be explored in areas such as raising, planishing, box making, making settings and findings, setting stones and researching new technologies.

UCAS course code: W724 Duration: One year full-time, two years part-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth

On successful completion of this course, students will have a strong sense of personal practice and style as well as an understanding of their own work in relation to contemporary and historical contexts and styles.

Where will it take me? • Jewellery Designer-Maker • Silversmithing Craftworker • Arts Administrator • Art Gallery Director • Progression to postgraduate study or teacher training

Entry requirements Students who have successfully completed a Foundation Degree or HND in Jewellery, Silversmithing or a related course will be able to progress onto this stage. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/silversmithingandjewelleryBA


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I always knew that I wanted to study the full Silversmithing and Jewellery degree, I just wanted to push jewellery further, learn more, take more chances. Monique Jeffrey-Jones BA (Hons) Silversmithing & Jewellery


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FdA/HNC Computer Games Design & Production

Coursework: 96% Exam/Test: 0% Practical Assessment: 4%

Why choose this course? The innovative and fast-paced world of digital games design and development is ever-changing, and this course will prepare students for a career within the industry, and how to keep up to date with the latest technology. What will I learn? Equipping students with the tools to become independent video game developers, the course will also ensure that skills are transferable to working in larger games studios. Games design and development teaches in both 2D and 3D, drawing from current developments in digital culture. Construction of larger, bolder projects such as multi-platform production will then be taught, allowing students to define the voice and direction they wish to push towards a career in the games and creative digital industries. Digital techniques such as simple coding and the use of animation will also be explored, as well as gaining a contextual understanding of the role of computer games in contemporary culture. On successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate practical design skills to adhere to live client briefs. Students will also have experience analysing and evaluating recent developments in computer games, reflecting the contextual understanding of media production. Modules • 3D Practice • Creative Coding • Professional Reflective Practice for the Media Industries • Digital Cultures • Imagined Worlds • 2D Design & Game Production • Animation & Character Modelling • 3D Design & Game Production • Advanced Professional Practice • Emergent Voices in Contemporary Games Design • Final Major Project

Where will it take me? • Games Designer • Conceptual Artist • Film & Animation Producer • 3D Graphics Designer • Illustrator • Progression from HNC to FdA Computer Games Design & Production at Penwith College • BA (Hons) Applied Media (top-up) at Truro and Penwith College** • BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons) Digital Media Design at the University of Plymouth*

HNC UCAS course code: I621 Duration: One year full-time, two years part-time Location: Penwith College Awarding body: University of Plymouth

Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information.

FdA UCAS course code: I620 Duration: Two years full-time, three years part-time Location: Penwith College Awarding body: University of Plymouth

www.truro-penwith.ac.uk /computergamesdesignFdA *Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. **Alternative pathway for students who wish to study locally, subject to a successful application process.


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The resources we have down here in Cornwall are genuinely outstanding. I feel so lucky to be able to be here and also work on what I love doing. Ross Everson FdA Computer Games Design & Production

Starting his career with a diploma in Games Development at Penwith College, Ross took the natural progression route and continued on to the FdA Computer Games Design & Production course. Using the skills learnt while studying for his foundation degree, Ross created and developed his own game, Karate Krab, which has since been picked up for distribution by online gaming giant Steam. Gaining him the Rising Star prize at the Cornwall Live EDGE Awards, his company, Liquid Sapling, is already seeing the recognition that it deserves. Dedicating some of his time back to education, Ross became a part-time lecturer on the Games Development diploma at the College, and can now look forward to a successful career within the industry.


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FdA Illustration (Digital) Why choose this course? Cultivating the skills, knowledge, aptitude and adaptability to move with confidence into a variety of creative industries, this course prepares students with a broad art and design base, including 2D, 3D and 4D illustration; art; design; 3D visualisation and motion graphics. What will I learn? Starting by examining the fundamentals of art and design, students will develop the creative and observational skills required to develop their own projects within specialist areas as well as experimenting with new rules, disciplines and ideas. Combining practical and theoretical practice, this interdisciplinary course will develop digital art and design skills within the increasingly broad subject area of illustration. Specialisms can include: illustration, painting, sculpture, printed material, exhibitions, animation, concept art for games and film, web products, architectural and interior visualisation, 3D computer modelling, product, automotive and furniture styling, fashion, surface pattern and packaging design, set design for theatre, film and TV, installation art and future visualisation. On successful completion of this course, students will be able to generate ideas, concepts, proposals, solutions or arguments to set briefs while considering and analysing art and design in relation to broader cultural and theoretical contexts. Modules • Visualisation & Representation • Digital Practice Workshop • Exploring Digital 2D • Exploring Digital 3D Space • Contextual Studies • Brief Setting • Final Major Project • Advanced Practice Workshop • Contextual Research Project • Future Technologies • Professional Practice Where will it take me? • Illustrator • Fine Artist • Publisher • Games Designer • Film and Animation Producer • BA (Hons) Fine Art, BA (Hons) Illustration or BA (Hons) Graphic Communication with Typography at the University of Plymouth*

*Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

UCAS course code: W214 Duration: Two years full-time, three years part-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/illustrationFdA

Coursework: 96% Exam/Test: 0% Practical Assessment: 4%


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FdA Interior Design Practice Why choose this course? Focusing on the clients’ needs, students will devise creative design solutions based on analysis of the central requirements, safe working practice, ecological sensitivity and contemporary interior and spatial design thinking. What will I learn? Discovering the broad multi-disciplinary nature of interior and spatial design, students will have the opportunity to work with graphical communication, exhibition, commercial and private interior design. Practical problem solving, professional thinking and working practice are encouraged by attending specialist lectures and completing practical spatial design projects that have been created with local employers and practitioners. By developing an understanding of key aspects of building construction, regulations, digital design tools and materials, students will be able to become both a creative designer and a skilled technician. On successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of issues and professional practices such as budgeting, sustainable practice, customer care and the cultural responsibility of design. An understanding of the influences of cultural, societal, political, historical, psychological and economic contexts in interior design will also be present. Modules • Interior Design Contextual Studies • Graphic Communication Skills • Materials & Processes • Project Management • Creating Spaces • Personal Project • Design, Space, Aesthetics & Psychology • Professional Practice within the Built Environment • Developmental Design • Final Major Project • Creative Research Where will it take me? • Interior Designer • Architectural Technician • Arts Administrator • Graphic Designer • BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design (Spatial and Interior Designer pathway) at the University of Plymouth*

*Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

UCAS course code: W250 Duration: Two years full-time, three years part-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/interiordesignpracticeFdA

Coursework: 96% Exam/Test: 0% Practical Assessment: 4%


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I’d definitely recommend to anyone who thinks they can’t do something because of a mental illness to just go for it, because this course and my lecturers have helped me so much and I’m so happy with my results. I just can’t thank my lecturers enough, and this is a really rewarding end. Julie Firth FdA Interior Design Practice

As a mature student, Julie originally thought that she would struggle to fit in when she returned to education later in life. She was welcomed into the supportive environment of her course friendship group with open arms, making her feel a lot more relaxed about studying at Truro and Penwith College. Suffering with depression throughout the first year of the FdA Interior Design course, Julie found it comforting to have the help and support from the lecturers and her classmates, particularly the understanding shown when she needed to take time off from study.


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FdA Silversmithing & Jewellery

Why choose this course? Unique to Cornwall, this course focuses on the vocational aspects of specialist areas in both silversmithing and jewellery. What will I learn? Through problem-solving assignments, students will take a creative approach to a range of craft skills, materials and technologies, developing a high level of professional competence. With the opportunity to develop traditional craftsmanship in areas such as raising, planishing, box making, making settings and findings and setting stones, students will be encouraged to research new technologies to benefit their practice. Business and self-promotion is studied in depth via digital photography, website design and an entire module focusing on various aspects of professional practice, including self-employment. External trips and visits will be organised to visit jewellery centres in Birmingham, Sheffield and Hatton Garden in London, as well as exploring the local gallery offering to gather inspiration as well as contextual and technical information. On successful completion of this course, students will be able to use a range of intellectual, imaginative and enquiring skills appropriate for silversmithing and jewellery and associated sectors within the craft industry.

Coursework: 98% Exam/Test: 0% Practical Assessment: 2%

Modules • Craftsmanship (Materials, Skills & Technologies) • Silversmithing • Jewellery • Personal Project • Critical & Contextual Studies • Observation & Interpretation • Advanced Craftsmanship • Research Project • Personal Negotiated Project • Critical & Contextual Studies (Personal Investigation) • Professional Studies • Batch Production Where will it take me? • Jewellery Designer-Maker • Silversmithing Craftworker • Arts Administrator • Art Gallery Director • BA (Hons) Silversmithing & Jewellery (top-up) at Truro and Penwith College* *Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

UCAS course code: W721 Duration: Two years full-time, four years part-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/silversmithingandjewelleryFdA


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HND/HNC Art Practice Why choose this course? Housed in the historic setting of Penzance School of Art, the course challenges students to investigate a diverse range of media to develop their own innovative visual language and realise their creative potential. What will I learn? Encouraged to explore and develop skills through practical engagement with materials and processes, students will experiment with a range of practices such as contemporary painting, drawing, installation and site specific work, sculpture, printmaking and ceramics, all of which are underpinned by cultural and contextual studies. Curatorial and professional practice is also integrated throughout the course in conjunction with local and international artists, designers, curators and galleries. On successful completion of this course, students will have created an innovative and independently produced art and design portfolio that can be communicated to a wide audience. Modules • Professional Development • Contextual Studies • Individual Project • Techniques & Processes • Media Practices • Material Practices • Art/Craft Production • Visual Narratives Where will it take me? • Artist in Residence • Freelance Fine Artist • Art Gallery Curator • Art Teacher • Art Editor • Art Therapist • Progression from HNC to HND Art Practice at Penwith College HNC UCAS course code: J641 Duration: One year full-time, part-time route available Location: Penwith College Awarding body: Pearson HND UCAS course code: 2KWT Duration: Two years full-time, part-time route available Location: Penwith College Awarding body: Pearson Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/artpracticeHND

Coursework: 100% Exam/Test: 0% Practical Assessment: 0%


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HND/HNC Fine Art: Methods and Materials

Why choose this course? Exploring a vast range of creative fine art disciplines, students have the opportunity to discover and develop their skills in much greater depth. What will I learn? Strongly weighted towards practical workshops and assignments that encourage students to develop procedural skills, this course will teach the fundamentals of fine art practice with consideration of historic and contemporary techniques, methods and concepts. This will include techniques to establish effective workshop practice such as mixing pigments to make paint, stretching a canvas and preparing grounds, carving wood and stone, printmaking techniques from traditional woodcuts, screen printing and utilising drawing and recording systems. Encouraged to seek relevant employment or placement during studies, students will also gain insight and experience from a range of gallery visits, workshops and talks from external guest speakers and practitioners. On successful completion of this course, students will have an innovative and independently produced art and design portfolio that can be communicated to a wide audience.

Coursework: 100% Exam/Test: 0% Practical Assessment: 0%

Modules • Visual Communication in Art & Design • Ideas Generation & Development in Art & Design • Contextual & Cultural Referencing in Art & Design • Professional Practice in Art & Design • Fine Art Painting • Fine Art Printmaking • Fine Art Sculpture • Drawing Techniques & Processes in Art & Design • Project Design, Implementation & Evaluation • Professional Studies • Ideas in Context • Business Practice • Communication with Images • Management of Art Exhibitions • Development of a Fine Art Identity • Personal Development Through Drawing Where will it take me? • Artist in Residence • Freelance Fine Artist • Studio Technician • Art Editor • Art Lecturer • Gallery Curator • Progression from HNC to HND Fine Art at Truro College HNC UCAS course code: KR2K Duration: One year full-time, part-time route available Location: Truro College Awarding body: Pearson HND UCAS course code: 53F2 Duration: Two years full-time, part-time route available Location: Truro College Awarding body: Pearson Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/fineartHND


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Access to law reports and academic journals Computer suites Electronic resources and e-library Fully equipped modern commercial kitchens with restaurants Hospitality facilities open to the public Law learning resources Lecture theatres Real catering work environments Student study areas Tutorial rooms Well-resourced Learning Centre

Additional part-time Business & Law courses available: • AAT Accounting Advanced Professional Diploma Level 4 • CILEx Professional Higher Diploma Level 6 • CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Management Level 5 See website for more information: www.truro-penwith.ac.uk


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Students can achieve a degree from a local institution with outstanding teaching and facilities. Business courses will help students gain an insight into challenges faced by modern business managers both locally and globally, whilst also developing their own entrepreneurial skills. Rich Taite BA (Hons) Business, Enterprise & Leadership Programme Leader

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BA (Hons) Business, Enterprise & Leadership

Why choose this course? Developing an academic understanding of business management and leadership, students will be given the opportunity to launch and manage a group business. Ideal for aspiring entrepreneurs or those looking to embark on a successful career in business management, the course content is contemporary with a focus on the practical application. What will I learn? Using real life scenarios to develop skills and knowledge, students will explore a diverse range of business topics. Digital marketing will consider the relationship between business models and consumer engagement with digital technology, while being able to design a digital marketing strategy to meet marketing goals. The Entrepreneurship in Practice module will make students the directors of their own group business, with a view to combining theory with the skills needed to succeed in an increasingly complex and dynamic business world. Business areas relating to leadership and occupational psychology will explore the principles behind successfully managing employees from different perspectives. Researching globalisation and international management will help students to consider management and leadership within an international context and the influencing factors that are transforming the global economy and the challenges faced by managers of multinational organisations. On successful completion of this course, students will have an understanding of enterprise, leadership, strategic management and the global business environment.

Coursework: 96% Exam/Test: 0% Practical Assessment: 4%

Modules • Strategic Management & Leadership • Entrepreneurship in Practice • Globalisation & International Management • Digital Marketing • Occupational Psychology Where will it take me? • Business Owner • Business Adviser • Business Analyst • Market Research Executive • Business Development Manager UCAS course code: 1K96 Duration: One year full-time, two years part-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements Students who have successfully completed a Foundation Degree or HND in Business, Enterprise, Leadership or a related course will be able to progress onto this stage. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/businessBA


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FdA/HNC Business

Why choose this course? Providing an excellent grounding in business theories, concepts and skills, this course is perfect for those seeking to become successful entrepreneurs or business leaders. What will I learn? Exploring the business environment, students will review the internal and external setting in which organisations operate and consider factors affecting them. Business law guidance will also help students to gain an understanding of employment law principles and contract law. Students will consider processes and practices of human resource management, learning how to manage people within organisations in areas of HR planning, employee engagement and personnel development. Studying statistics for business by researching techniques for data analysis and presentation, students will carry out hypotheses testing using relevant IT software applications. Business analysis and research skills will teach students the importance of personal development planning, team development theory and essential research methods. Business finance will also be critically analysed to establish the financial performance of organisations. Evaluating different approaches to the marketing process, students will study the principles of marketing and learn how to formulate an effective marketing mix. Key leadership and management theories and their application to the contemporary workplace will also be considered. On successful completion of this course, students will have created a coherent business plan within the Business Enterprise module, using the knowledge and skills learnt throughout the programme. Students will have also produced an independently studied academic research piece based on a business topic related to operations management, which gives a theoretical and practical perspective of the production environment.

Coursework: 80% Exam/Test: 15% Practical Assessment: 5%

Modules • The Business Environment • Human Resource Management • Economics & Business Decision Making • Business Law • Statistics for Business • Analysis, Research & Business Skills • Principles of Marketing • Operations Management • Business Finance • Leadership & Management in Business • Business Enterprise • Research Project Where will it take me? • Business Manager • Business Adviser • Human Resource Assistant • Market Research Data Analyst • Progression from HNC to FdA Business at Truro College • BA (Hons) Business, Enterprise and Leadership (top-up) at Truro and Penwith College* • BA (Hons) Business, BSc (Hons) Management Practice, BA (Hons) Human Resource Management or BA (Hons) International Management at the University of Plymouth*

*Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

HNC UCAS course code: NN12 Duration: One year full-time, two years part-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth FdA UCAS course code: N200 Duration: Two years full-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/businessFdA


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FdSc Law

Coursework: 60% Exam/Test: 33% Practical Assessment: 7%

Modules • English Legal System & Method I and II • Introduction to Family Law & Succession • Introduction to Criminal Law & Land Law • Public Law I (Constitutional & Administrative Law) • Public Law II (Human Rights) • Law of Obligations I and II • Legal Research & Writing Skills • Business Environment & Employment Law (optional) • Criminology & Crime Problems & an Introduction to the Criminal Justice System of England & Wales (optional) • Managing Financial Resources & Principles of Marketing (optional) • Criminological & Penal Theory, & Youth Justice, Restorative Justice & Victims of Crime (optional) Where will it take me? • Paralegal • Legal Executive • Solicitor • Police • Estate Agent • BA (Hons) Business, Enterprise & Leadership (top-up) at Truro and Penwith College** • BSc (Hons) Law with Business, BSc (Hons) Law with Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies or LLB (Hons) Law at the University of Plymouth*

Why choose this course? Recognised by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, this course is a certified equivalent qualification and allows students to apply for exemption from the CILEx Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law (Law and Practice) upon successful completion. What will I learn? Students will develop a key understanding of the English legal system, with consideration to more in-depth areas such as family law, land law and criminal law. The underpinning topic of law acts as the ‘major’ part of the course, where students can choose between two ‘minor’ pathways in business or criminology and criminal justice studies. The study of business can help to provide essential skills for potential lawyers in an ever-changing and dynamic profession whereas the criminology route will broaden the opportunities for students after completion. The Legal Research and Writing Skills module also allows students to study their chosen area in more depth, with previous topics including zero hour contracts, revenge porn and the influence of the media on trial and sentence. On successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of a range of concepts, values, principles and rules of the English legal system, while understanding the ways in which law operates in the context of society and social values.

*Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. **Alternative pathway for students who wish to study locally, subject to a successful application process.

UCAS course code: M201 Duration: Two years full-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk /lawFdSc


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Before I started the FdSc Law course, all I knew was that I wanted to have a career that used the law to solve people’s problems. I found that the business related aspects of the course really helped me gain a better understanding of key skills like marketing and finance, which are transferable skills that are not only an asset to a lawyer but can be taken anywhere in any career. Rema Jean Bleik FdSc Law

Eager to enter the world of Law, Rema decided to complete additional legal work experience in law firms as a secretary as well as volunteering with various agencies in the criminal justice sector while studying for the FdSc Law course. After graduating, Rema undertook the highly competitive Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), which is only gained at first attempt by less than 50% of students on the course. Passing first time with flying colours, Rema was called to the Bar in London by Gray’s Inn, which is one of the four Inns of Court for Barristers. Rema’s subsequent roles include working as an in-house lawyer for a local finance firm, taking a human rights internship with the UN in Geneva, and gaining the responsibility for prosecuting motoring offences in Cornwall, demonstrating her already wide and varied but very successful career.


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FdSc Public Services

Coursework: 80% Exam/Test: 0% Practical Assessment: 20%

Why choose this course? Devised in association with a variety of public, private and voluntary sectors such as the Police, Armed Forces, Prison Service, Local Government, Probation, Youth Offending Teams and the Civil Service, this course will give students a broad understanding of public services. What will I learn? Studying a wide spectrum of issues relating to a variety of public and private services, students will develop the skills and attributes that are fundamental in any public, voluntary or private service industry. Benefiting from various guest speakers and visits to public and private services, students will also gain first-hand experiences of working within each sector. Developing problem solving skills, work will be based around assignments, presentations, written reports, role-plays, debates, case studies, in-lecture tests and projects to improve understanding of the subject. On successful completion of this course, students will be equipped with a range of intellectual, imaginative and investigative skills necessary to deal with the challenges and changes within a wide and diverse range of public service environments. Modules • Criminology & Crime Problems • Physical Preparation, Health & Lifestyle • Police Studies & the Public Sector • Security, War & Global Conflicts • Political Ideologies & Social Controversies in Contemporary Society • International Human Rights • Managing Teams & Individuals • Professional Practice • Cyber Threats & Resolutions • Homicide, Violence & Contemporary Society • Ethics, Penology & Public Affairs • Psychology, Organisations & Human Behaviour Where will it take me? • Police Officer (including Devon & Cornwall Constabulary, Metropolitan Police Service, South Wales Police and Suffolk Constabulary) • Civil Service • Armed Forces • HM Coastguard • Local Government • Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service • Leisure Centre Management

• Private Housing Association Manager • BSc (Hons) Applied Social Science (top-up) at Truro and Penwith College* • BSc (Hons) Public Services (Policing) at the University of Plymouth* • BSc (Hons) Emergency Sector Management & Interoperability at Cornwall College* • BSc (Hons) Community & Public Services Management at City College Plymouth* • BSc (Hons) Public Services at Exeter College* *Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

UCAS course code: L490 Duration: Two years full-time, four years part-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/publicservicesFdSc


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HND/HNC Hospitality Management

Why choose this course? With access to real working environments including Spires Restaurant at Truro College and Senara Restaurant at Penwith College, students will gain valuable experience throughout their studies while specialising in chosen key areas. What will I learn? Comprising of both theory and practical sessions, students will gain knowledge, skills and behaviours in areas such as professional cookery, international gastronomy, marketing, leadership, food and beverage service, conference and event management and business management. Taught by highly experienced professionals, students will develop personally and professionally while building a good network amongst local and national businesses for future employment. All teaching staff on this course are industry trained and maintain strong links with the external workforce, meaning that students will receive a good grounding for their own careers by working alongside them. On successful completion of this course, students will have the procedural and management skills and knowledge to enter employment in a junior managerial role within the hospitality sector. Modules 47 units to choose from including: • The Contemporary Hospitality Industry • Managing the Customer Experience • Professional Identity & Practice • The Hospitality Business Toolkit • Leadership & Management • Hospitality Marketing Essentials • Human Resource Management • Entrepreneurship • Creative Kitchen Management • Creative Patisserie & Artisan Bakery • International Gastronomy

Coursework: 100% Exam/Test: 0% Practical Assessment: 0%

• Food Innovation • Diet & Nutrition • Managing Conference & Events • Barista to Bar Management • Menu Development & Design • Butchery and Fishmongery • Work Experience Where will it take me? • Senior Chef • Restaurant Manager • Hotel Manager • Events Organiser • Teacher • Conference and Banqueting Manager • Progression from HNC to HND Hospitality Management at Truro College or Penwith College • BSc (Hons) Hospitality and Events Management or BSc (Hons) Culinary Arts Management or BSc (Hons) International Hospitality Management at the University of Plymouth* *Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

HNC UCAS course code: U8N5 Duration: One year full-time Location: Truro College & Penwith College Awarding body: Pearson HND UCAS course code: C402 Duration: Two years full-time Location: Truro College & Penwith College Awarding body: Pearson Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/hospitalitymanagementHND


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3D printer Digital forensic laboratory Electronic resources and e-library Hacking laboratory Isolated cyber security laboratory Physical data network laboratory Robots Virtual laboratory Virtual reality headsets Well-resourced Learning Centre


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Courses consist of small class sizes and are designed so that students can fit personal commitments around lectures and University life. Clint Washington BSc (Hons) Applied Computing Technologies and FdSc Computer Technology Programme Leader

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BSc (Hons) Applied Computing Technologies

Why choose this course? With ever-developing new and emerging technologies and applications in computing, students will cover a broad range of computing subjects including networking, security, cloud computing and professional practice. Boasting smaller class sizes and national employer involvement, this course offers students real progression opportunities within the computing industry. What will I learn? Allowing students to focus on specific job roles ensures that they can apply theories learnt in the classroom to the reality faced in the workplace. Gaining an advanced knowledge in practical research and theoretical skills, students have the opportunity to maximise their career prospects by working with local employers where they will undertake live projects for real clients. Students will be exposed to current technologies and the real technical content needed to provide computing solutions to information technology problems. On successful completion of this course, students will have a systematic understanding of the key concepts, theoretical approaches and applications that are still developing within computing. Utilising these theories, students will be able to critically evaluate and apply computer science by undertaking practical computing research. Graduate employment opportunities can then be reached with both national and international employers within the computing industry.

Coursework: 88% Exam/Test: 0% Practical Assessment: 12%

Modules • Computing Project • Cloud Computing • Network Monitoring & Simulation • Computer Security • Professional Issues & Practice in IT Where will it take me? • Web Developer • IT Project Manager • Network Engineer • Computer Analyst • Further postgraduate studies UCAS course code: 13T8 Duration: One year full-time, two years part-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements Students who have successfully completed a Foundation Degree or HND in Computing, Website Technology, Software Development, or a related course will be able to progress onto this stage. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/appliedcomputingBSc


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FdSc Computer Technology

Why choose this course? Alongside learning basic knowledge about computer systems and networks, students will develop skills in digital media, websites, databases and Linux. Aided by smaller class sizes and more 1-1 personal support from the tutors, students studying this vocational degree will be able to access career progression opportunities with national employers within the industry. What will I learn? The fundamental principles of computing technology will be studied and applied to contemporary technologies and practice, covering the architecture, processes and applications of computer technology. In addition to building and developing existing computing skills, students will be presented with new and challenging work that will broaden their expertise and make them aware of new possibilities. Designed to address the shortage of skilled individuals within the IT community, issues such as customer support, system administration and professional practice will also be covered to enable students to understand how knowledge and skills might be used in an organisational context. On successful completion of this course, students will have an understanding of computer systems and practices, being able to design, install and configure networks, applications, web applications and computer systems when applied to a commercial, client led brief.

Coursework: 90% Exam/Test: 6% Practical Assessment: 4%

Modules • Networks • Client-Server Scripting • Computer Systems • Databases • Digital Media Concepts • Problem Solving & Programming • Shell Programming & Scripting • IT Security Forensics • Object Oriented Programming • Managing IT • Project Management & Group Project • Network Services Where will it take me? • Network Manager • IT Support Manager • Computer Security Manager • Web Development Manager • BSc (Hons) Applied Computing Technologies (top-up) at Truro and Penwith College** • BSc (Hons) Computing at the University of Plymouth*

*Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. **Alternative pathway for students who wish to study locally, subject to a successful application process.

UCAS course code: I100 Duration: Two years full-time, three years part-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk /computertechnologyFdSc


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The best thing about Truro College is the staff because they’re really dedicated to what they do and they go above and beyond what’s in their job descriptions. James Barrett FdSc Computer Technology

James’ interest in IT stems from a personal enjoyment of the subject that he developed at a young age. Remembering how computers were when he was just six years old, his interest in the subject has continued to grow in the same way that technology continues to advance. Choosing to relocate from Falmouth to Truro in order to gain the full student experience, James has found the support at the College invaluable in helping him with his student finance. Aware that the FdSc Computer Technology course opens the door to a variety of career opportunities, James is currently torn between the idea of pursuing a career in cyber security and teaching students at college level.


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FdSc Web Technology

Coursework: 94% Exam/Test: 0% Practical Assessment: 6%

Why choose this course? With a strong emphasis on software development throughout the course, students will be taught digital development and delivery, as well as professional issues relating to work in the software and web development industry. What will I learn? Students will study fundamental web development topics such as database skills, mark-up languages and server-side scripting. A range of practical skills will be studied including designing, creating, implementing and managing websites, servers and other digital online services. Gaining experience in the installation, configuration and use of networks, students will consolidate their knowledge as well as learn the fundamentals of project management. Software development skills will also be advanced further with Java, as students enhance their knowledge of web servers, website design and the use of scripting, mobile application development, internet security and forensics. On successful completion of this course, students will have both a theoretical and practical understanding of computer systems, communication technologies, components, web servers, peripherals and software. Modules • Mark-up Languages & Scripting • Server-Side Programming • Networks & Communications • Systems & Command Line • Database Implementation • Digital Media for the Web • Website Implementation & Management • Java • Project & Project Management • Web Servers • Web Design Fundamentals • Software App Development Where will it take me? • Web Developer • Web Designer • Web Editor • Web Content Manager • BSc (Hons) Computing at the University of Plymouth* • BSc (Hons) Computing Technologies (top-up) at Truro and Penwith College**

*Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. **Alternative pathway for students who wish to study locally, subject to a successful application process.

UCAS course code: G620 Duration: Two years full-time, four years part-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/webtechnologyFdSc


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Staff who teach on our programmes thrive on developing students that are going into the world of education and really make a difference to learners within their educational setting. Jess Cowen BA (Hons) Education & Training Programme Leader

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BA (Hons) Education & Training

Why choose this course? Appropriate for education and training practitioners across all education sectors and career routes, this course is perfect for students who wish to specialise in a chosen field. What will I learn? Transferrable education and training skills will be developed, ensuring that the student is confident in presenting, synthesizing information, managing time and being organised for the workplace. Exploring a variety of specialisms, students will also gain skills in classroom management, transitioning within and between schools and special educational needs. Students will research cultural, political and historical contexts around the subject area, using theoretical analysis and evaluation to construct a reasoned argument about educational issues. A variety of guest lecturers will also ensure that contemporary issues are acknowledged to keep up to date with the ever-changing world of education and to support individual professional practice. On successful completion of this course, students will be able to research and reflect upon complex changes within education and training, with consideration to the historical, political, economic and social context. Modules • Professional Practice in Education & Training • Historical Developments in Education • Dissertation Optional Modules (depending on mode of study and class size) • Contemporary Issues in Education & Training • Innovative Technologies in Education & Training • Independent Study • Education Leadership • Motivational Strategies in Education & Training

Coursework: 85% Exam/Test: 0% Practical Assessment: 15%

Where will it take me? • School Teacher • Youth Worker • Learning Mentor • Training Coordinator • Education Welfare Officer • Initial Teacher Training courses including the PCET, PGCE, Primary PGCE, SCITT or Schools Direct UCAS course code: X300 Duration: One year full-time, two years part-time (evening route subject to availability) Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements Students who have successfully completed a Foundation Degree or HND in an Education or Training based area, or a related course will be able to progress onto this stage. Vocational experience or a Certificate in Education (completed within six years of the start of the programme) will also be considered with a positive reference from a previous course tutor and an interview for every applicant. Appropriate professional practice in a teaching and learning environment is recommended but not essential. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/educationandtrainingBA


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I’m really looking forward to my three daughters seeing me graduate, so I can show them that mums can work too. The best part of this so far is when my 12-year-old daughter said to me “I’m proud of you mum”; it really summed up my achievements. Donna Harvey BA (Hons) Education and Training Mother of three and mature student, Donna, completed the FdA Childhood Education Foundation Degree after making the decision to further her career beyond the role of a Teaching Assistant. First in the family to go to college, Donna studied her A Levels at 16 and went straight into work, thinking that she would need to move away to get a University level education. Fortunately, she was able to stay and study in Cornwall for her degree, deferring her place until her youngest child started pre-school. Owing to volunteer work completed at a local school while studying, she now holds a part-time paid job as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant at the school and has started the BA (Hons) Education and Training top-up year to complete the full degree. Donna has also already been accepted on to the Cornwall Primary SCITT course where she will complete her Initial Teacher Training at Truro College before pursuing a promising career within the teaching industry.


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FdA Childhood Education

Why choose this course? Introduced to a wide range of topics associated with childhood education, students will investigate some of the more complex issues surrounding children and education today. What will I learn? When studying education provided for young children, students will make clear and consistent links between theory and their own developing practice. An understanding of the historical, political, sociological and psychological theories and policies that affect the curriculum and practice will also be developed. Designed to equip students to work within their own chosen specialist areas, the course is a platform from which students can develop professional values and ethics from theory and practice to acquire appropriate ethical arguments and professional identity. On successful completion of this course, students will be able to apply knowledge and skills to new workplace situations, using effective communication skills in a variety of forms for a range of audiences in the education sector. Modules • The Psychology of Teaching & Learning • Professionalism & Interpersonal Relationship • Theories of Childhood Education • Professional Practice (Compulsory Placement) • Curriculum, Curriculum Planning & Age Phase Transition • Special Educational Needs & Disability • Education & Society • Alternative Learning Environments • Curriculum: English & Mathematics • Curriculum: Science & Technology • Critical Professional Practice (Compulsory Placement) • Educational Research

Coursework: 89% Exam/Test: 0% Practical Assessment: 11%

Where will it take me? • Primary School Teacher • Childcare Manager • Nursery Supervisor • BA (Hons) Education and Training or BSc (Hons) Applied Social Science at Truro and Penwith College* • BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies or BA (Hons) Education Studies at the University of Plymouth* *Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

UCAS course code: X310 Duration: Two years full-time, three years part-time Location: Truro College or Penwith College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/childhoodeducationFdA


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FdA/HNC Children & Young People’s Workforce

Coursework: 98% Exam/Test: 0% Practical Assessment: 2%

Why choose this course? Suitable for students who are unsure about which area of the children and young people’s workforce that they wish to work in, as well as those who have a specific career in mind, the course is perfect for a range of employment outcomes.

• Behaviour for Learning (optional) • Working with Children & Families (optional) • Psychology of Learning & Teaching (optional) • Crime, Young People & the Law (optional) • Role of the Play-based Curriculum (optional) • Identity, Culture & Society (optional)

What will I learn? Suited to students wanting to work with children, young people and their families, this course will develop skills and knowledge needed to work within the children and young people’s workforce. The flexibility of the course allows students to gain an understanding of the complexities of working with people, while focusing on the transferable skills and knowledge required for working in the wider children’s workforce provision. Encouraged to undertake placement alongside academic study, students will have the opportunity to relate skills, knowledge and experience to the workplace.

Where will it take me? • Special Educational Needs Teacher • Pupil Referral Officer • Primary School Teacher • College Lecturer • Progression from HNC to FdA Children & Young People’s Workforce at Truro College or Penwith College • BA (Hons) Education & Training (top-up)* or BSc (Hons) Applied Social Science (top-up)** at Truro and Penwith College • BA (Hons) Education and Curriculum Studies at Cornwall College*

On successful completion of this course, students will demonstrate the ability to engage in and understand interdisciplinary working practice across a range of services within the sector, with consideration to legal and ethical contexts. Modules • Reflective Practice • Interpersonal & Communication Skills • Safeguarding Children & Young People • Developmental Perspectives • Multi-Agency Collaboration • Supporting Transitions • Inclusive Practice • Applied Research Practice Project • Special Study 1 (optional) • Supporting Special Educational Needs (optional)

*Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. **Alternative pathway for students who wish to study locally, subject to a successful application process.

HNC UCAS course code: LL56 Duration: One year full-time, two years part-time Location: Truro College or Penwith College Awarding body: University of Plymouth FdA UCAS course code: LX53 Duration: Two years full-time, three or four years part-time Location: Truro College or Penwith College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/childrenandyoungpeopleFdA


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The course has given me a totally new purpose. It wasn’t something I ever thought that I would be capable of completing, not to mention coming out with first class honours. Louise Zehtabi FdA Children & Young People’s Workforce

Labelling herself as a hard worker rather than an academic, Louise felt like education wasn’t necessarily the right path for her to follow when she left school. After spending her time working in retail and looking after her three children, she decided that it was time to get a job with longevity and something that she really enjoyed doing. Adopting the mind-set to work with children, Louise chose to study the FdA Children & Young People’s Workforce course due to the vast choice of careers she could enter after graduating. Volunteering with Barnardos as an advocate, Louise enjoyed helping children who found themselves on the wrong path, acknowledging its challenging nature but finding it very rewarding. Organising her family life around her study life, Louise hopes that she has set a good example for her children and that they will be just as successful as she will.


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FdSc Community Studies (Development & Youth Work) Why choose this course? Exploring the social, economic and political factors affecting families and communities locally, nationally and around the world, students will gain the skills needed to communicate with diverse and vulnerable groups and work within ethical and professional boundaries. What will I learn? Developed for students wishing to work in the community arena, including youth work, community work, youth justice, drugs services, housing, health and education, this course provides a broad overview of the sector. Tailored to each students’ personal interests and potential career paths, professional placement and research opportunities will help to define specialisms within the subject. Students may also become involved in voluntary or paid relief work overseas and in community and youth work projects where they will demonstrate their practical and applied academic skills. On successful completion of this course, students will be committed to the value-base of care and understand the wider legal and social policy context within community work. Modules • Interpersonal & Group Work Skills • Developmental Psychology • Values & Ethical Frameworks • Contemporary Issues • Introduction to Community & Youth Work • Community Development • Research Methodologies • The Voluntary Sector • Reflective Practice • Perspectives on World Development (optional) • Introduction to Mental Health (optional) • The Developing World (optional) • Working with Young People (optional) • Mental Wellbeing (optional) Where will it take me? • Community Regeneration Leader • Sexual Health Adviser • Community Arts Assistant • Anti-poverty Project Manager • BSc (Hons) Applied Social Science (top-up) at Truro and Penwith College** • BSc (Hons) Combined Social Science at Cornwall College*

*Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. **Alternative pathway for students who wish to study locally, subject to a successful application process.

UCAS course code: L530 Duration: Two years full-time, four years part-time Location: Truro College or Penwith College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements 32 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/communitystudiesFdSc

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Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Why choose this course? Learn the skills, knowledge and professional values necessary for a teaching career within the further education (post-16) and skills sector, including further education colleges, adult and community education, work-based training providers, offender learning and public sector organisations, covering teaching of both academic and vocational subjects. What will I learn? When taking the full-time route, students will study a Monday to Friday week, allowing two days at Truro and Penwith College for academic study and up to three days in a professional practice placement arranged by the College, in addition to the equivalent of half a day’s independent study per week. A complex and dynamic tertiary college environment, trainee teachers will be supported in their placement at either Truro College or Penwith College. If taking the part-time route, students will attend classes four hours each week during the evening at either Truro College or Penwith College. Part-time students are expected to find their own mentor and practice hours at any institution or company that provides post-16 education. On successful completion of this course, students will have a thorough understanding of teaching principles and will be able to apply them to their chosen subject area in practice, supported by theoretical contexts. Modules • Learning, Teaching & Assessment • Investigating Theories of Learning & Teaching • Curriculum & Society • Wider Practice & Professional Development

Where will it take me? • Further Education Teacher (post-16) • Skills Sector Teacher • MA Education at the University of Plymouth*

*Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

Duration: One year full-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Duration: Two years part-time Location: Truro College or Penwith College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements Students who have successfully completed a relevant Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree, along with English and Maths Grade GCSE A*-C/9-4 and above or the equivalent in the National Test in Adult Literacy and Numeracy. Students should also have a good level of IT skills, two positive references and the successful completion of an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. If English is not the students’ first language then they will require an IELTS at Level 7 with Grade 7 in all four components or GCSE in English Language at Grade C or above. Alternatively, students should hold an IELTS at Level 6 and an undergraduate degree in the UK or IELTS at Level 6.5 and a postgraduate degree in the UK. Entry onto the programme will be conditional upon the institution identifying a suitable placement and mentor in the subject specialism. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/pgce


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The flexibility of the course really shaped where I am now and where I want to go in the future. Truro College has just opened bigger and bigger doors with every course that I take. Tom Sugg Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Enticed by the surf and easygoing lifestyle in Cornwall, Tom moved from his home in New Zealand to study for a series of undergraduate and postgraduate courses to help develop his career. After working within the tourism industry as a camp supervisor, and coasteering company manager, Tom decided that he would like to retrain as an outdoor leader, so enrolled on the FdSc Outdoor Education course. Taking advantage of the watersports and exercise facilities, Tom completed his BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Health Science top-up year before opting to study for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education at Truro College to be qualified as a teacher. Advancing his studies to a Master’s Degree in Social Research Methods at Plymouth University, Tom then returned to Truro College as a lecturer, teaching on social science and community studies based degree courses.


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Being a mature student without a degree, it was amazing to be considered for a place on the course owing to my life experience within the industry rather than formal qualifications. Emma Salter Certificate in Education

After spending twenty years working in the hospitality sector, Emma decided that she needed a career change; something that worked better alongside her family life with her two sons. Opting for a teaching pathway, Emma studied a part-time Certificate in Education course, acting upon the desire to become a maths teacher. Having experienced first-hand that the level of maths in school leavers was quite appalling, she decided to take the role as a Learning Support Assistant at Truro College before progressing to the role of Sessional Lecturer, teaching Maths Functional Skills. Following her appointment, Truro College has seen Outstanding GCSE and Functional Skills results, proving her dedication to the subject and success in her new career.


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Certificate in Education Why choose this course? Learn the skills, knowledge and professional values necessary for a teaching career within the further education (post-16) and skills sector, including further education colleges, adult and community education, work-based training providers, offender learning and public sector organisations, covering teaching of both academic and vocational subjects. What will I learn? If taking the full-time route, students will study a Monday to Friday week, allowing two days at Truro College for academic study and up to three days in a professional practice placement arranged by the College in addition to the equivalent of half a day’s independent study per week. A complex and dynamic tertiary college environment, trainee teachers will be supported in their placement at either Truro College or Penwith College. If taking the part-time route, students will attend class four hours each week during the evening at either Truro College or Penwith College. Part-time students are expected to find their own mentor and practice hours at any institution or company that provides post-16 education. On successful completion of this course, students will receive a nationally recognised teaching qualification and have a thorough understanding of teaching principles, with the ability to apply them to their chosen subject area in practice, supported by theoretical contexts. Modules • Learning, Teaching & Assessment • Investigating Theories of Teaching & Learning • Curriculum & Society • Wider Practice & Professional Development Duration: One year full-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Duration: Two years part-time Location: Truro College or Penwith College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Where will it take me? • Further Education Teacher (post 16) • Skills Sector Teacher Entry requirements Students who have successfully completed a Level 3 qualification or above, or have the ability to demonstrate suitable subject expertise and specialist knowledge in the subject area they wish to teach, will be qualified to apply for the course. Students must also have English and Maths Grade GCSE A*-C/9-4 and above or the equivalent in the National Test in Adult Literacy and Numeracy. Students should also have a good level of IT skills, two positive references and the successful completion of an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. If English is not the students’ first language then they will require an IELTS at Level 7 with Grade 7 in all four components or GCSE in English Language at Grade C or above. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/certed


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Cornwall SCITT

Why choose this course? Cornwall School Centred Initial Teacher Training offers outstanding training to teach with a partnership of local early years, primary and secondary schools, a special needs academy, an alternative provision academy and Truro and Penwith College. With an exceptional training and employment record, Cornwall SCITT provides bespoke subject and school support for trainee teachers with an established strong reputation within Cornwall and further afield. What will I learn? As an integral partner of the Cornwall Teaching School (CTS), the institution also offers School Direct training for the 3-11 and for the 11-16 age ranges, with enhancements to post-16 and a part-time, School Direct Salaried option for MFL, maths and physics. Cornwall SCITT will also work with employing schools to provide training for the new Teaching Apprenticeship Route should schools request this. On successful completion of this course, students will have developed their specific subject knowledge and learnt the skills needed to teach their chosen age range effectively, from the basics of structuring and planning lessons through to developing personal skills and confidence in front of a class. UCAS Institution: Cornwall SCITT UCAS Institution Code: ABOM UCAS Code: 81838 UCAS Title: PGCE

Duration: One year full-time Location: Truro College (secondary) or Heartlands, Pool (early years and primary) Awarding body: Bath Spa University (Level 7 PGCE Award) Department for Education (QTS Award) Entry requirements Students who have successfully completed a relevant degree at class 2.1 or above, along with a minimum Grade 4/C or above for GCSE Maths and English Language (and additionally Science for the early years/primary route) will meet the entry requirements for the course. The successful completion of professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy and a minimum of two weeks school placement experience prior to starting the programme will also contribute to the requirement. Selection criteria Interviews will assess the suitability of each student to teach, focusing on commitment to the profession and professional development, enthusiasm for the subject, passion for learning, awareness of current educational issues, organisational and communication skills, flexibility and ability to establish effective relationships with both pupils and adults. Testimonials: www.cornwallscitt.org/testimonials Secondary enquiries: 01872 267092 scitt@truro-penwith.ac.uk www.cornwallscitt.org Early years and primary enquiries: 01209 614747 cconway@scittpartnership.co.uk www.cornwallscitt.org


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Cornwall Teaching School Cornwall Teaching School is a partnership of a single teaching school and many partner schools and organisations based in Cornwall. The designated teaching school of Truro and Penwith College is a National Support School (NSS) led by National Leaders of Education (NLE). Reflecting teaching and learning from early years to 16+ and tertiary education, Cornwall Teaching School works with their partners, including Truro and Penwith Academy Trust, to provide the capacity to generate and maintain a sustainable model for developing teachers and leaders and to secure outstanding practice in all phases of learning. Collaboration with Local Schools Cornwall Teaching School provides a range of continuing professional development opportunities, inviting schools to benefit from affordable, high-quality training in the local area. Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Working closely with Cornwall SCITT and Truro and Penwith College, Cornwall Teaching School can develop school direct opportunities for trainees and will continue to respond to national and local needs for subject specialist trainees and as an Appropriate Body that can provide a full programme to support NQT induction. School Support and Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) The teaching school organises Specialist Leaders of Education to support school improvement across Cornwall, focusing on bespoke packages of support, targeted to a school’s development needs. CPD and Leadership Offering all types of professional development, short courses, longer courses, twilight opportunities and bespoke programmes for continuing professional development and leadership training are all available.

Research and Development Leading research to inform and improve teaching and learning, professional development and leadership, the teaching school will continue to support research projects for individuals and schools. Cornwall Teaching School enquiries: 01736 335129/335169 helenargall@truro-penwith.ac.uk emmawil@truro-penwith.ac.uk www.cornwallteachingschool.org


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Access to academic texts, books and research articles Canon DSLR cameras Electronic library and resources Exhibition equipment ICT suites LCD field monitors Local archives Local libraries and museums Local research centres Mac editing suites (all equipped with Adobe Creative Cloud) Portable lighting kits Rode NTG3 microphones Tascam/Marantz sound recorders Tripods, jib arms, sliders, shoulder rigs Wide range of lenses


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Working with local employers within the heritage sector, students have the opportunity to develop key employment skills. Marilla Walker FdA History, Heritage & Archaeology Programme Leader

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BSc (Hons) Archaeology Why choose this course? Cornwall presents a great setting for study due to its coastline, beaches and moorlands, ready to be investigated from an archaeological standpoint. What will I learn? Strong on fieldwork, the use of digital techniques, museum work, laboratory analysis and artefact care, students have many opportunities to undertake surveys and discover the practical essentials of professional archaeology. Establishing a good grounding in world, scientific and environmental archaeology, students will explore the subject with a range of both theoretical and practical skills. Working in the laboratory, students will get some hands on experience with pollen analysis to explore key developments and diversity. Further practical work will include designing and organising a public exhibition, producing informative posters, delivering and preparing conference papers for publication and writing a dissertation. On successful completion of this course, students will have developed a systematic understanding of approaches, ideas and theories employed in regional and world archaeology and archaeological practice. Students will also be able to analyse and evaluate the wider philosophical debates around contemporary issues such as heritage, sustainability and conservation, which influence archaeology Modules • World Archaeology • Entrepreneurship & Event Management • Current Debates in Archaeology • Environmental & Conservation Archaeology • Dissertation Where will it take me? • Archaeologist • Heritage Manager • Gallery Exhibitions Officer • Specialised Museum Assistant • Historic Buildings Conservation Officer UCAS course code: V401 Duration: One year full-time, two years part-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements Students who have successfully completed a Foundation Degree or HND in Archaeology, History or a related course will be able to progress onto this stage. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/archaeologyBSc

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The support I’ve had from the tutors has been really good and the quality of teaching, as well as the access to library resources both here and online at the University of Plymouth, has been great. Hugh Exley BSc (Hons) Archaeology


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FdSc Archaeology

Coursework: 75% Exam/Test: 21% Practical Assessment: 4%

Why choose this course? As the only Archaeology Foundation Degree in the country, students will be taught using the latest digital technologies to receive a good grounding in all periods of British archaeology, both prehistoric and historic. What will I learn? Cornwall presents a great setting in which to study due to its access to coastline, beaches and moorlands, perfect for field trips to local sites. Students will examine the distinctive archaeological record in Cornwall including the Celtic West, the importance of Tintagel, and significance of Cornwall’s industrial sites, which have received World Heritage Status. Extensive fieldwork and artefact care provides students with the opportunity to undertake surveys and discover the practical essentials of archaeological work. Practical skills such as surveying, excavation, museum work, computing and conserving monuments will also be explored, with museum placements and practical sessions in artefact analysis. On successful completion of this course, students will be reflective individuals who consider ethical viewpoints, the culture and identity of others and will have a strong sense of observation of the world around us. Modules • Archaeology & Environment from Prehistory to Roman Times • Excavation, Post-Excavation & Museums • History of Archaeological Debate • Post-Roman to Recent Times: Culture, Science & Statistics • Principles of Field Survey • Entrepreneurship & Applied Practice • The Archaeology & Geology of Cornwall • Museum Conservation & Display • Quaternary & Archaeological Science • Field Techniques & Interpretation • Professional Project Where will it take me? • Archaeologist • Heritage Manager • Gallery Exhibitions Officer • Specialised Museum Assistant • BSc (Hons) Archaeology (top-up) at Truro and Penwith College*

*Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

UCAS course code: V400 Duration: Two years full-time, four years part-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/archaeologyFdSc


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FdA English Studies

Coursework: 98% Exam/Test: 0% Practical Assessment: 2%

Why choose this course? From Cornwall and its literature to global issues in climate change and from novels and publishing poetry to putting on events, this course will provide the writing and employment skills needed to succeed in a variety of careers. What will I learn? During this unique and flexible course, students will cover a wide range of writing for academic and professional purposes from blogging to dissertation writing, with the option to follow individual research interests. Film texts, scriptwriting and the impact of new technologies in the 21st century are explored through a variety of workshops and visiting speakers with extensive academic and professional writing experience. With its dynamic, close-knit academic community and small class sizes, the course provides a high level of individual support and supervision, tailored to every student’s needs and interests. An additional opportunity to develop skills in film, media and new technologies is also available with an emphasis upon applied study, so routes into publishing, journalism, teaching and cultural tourism can be considered. On successful completion of this course, students will have the confidence, communication and research skills valued by employers in all sectors. Students will also have a broad knowledge of literature and critical theory, creative and practical writing in vocational contexts and Cornish identity and culture. Modules • Identity & Nationhood • Transactional Writing • What is Theory? • Introduction to Literature • Creative Writing • Sense of Place • Integrative Applied Study • The Victorians • Film Studies • Integrative Literary Study • Romanticism • New Technology & Writing Where will it take me? • Journalist • Copywriter • Media Assistant • Professional Writer

• Publishing Assistant • Arts Manager • Academic Librarian • Marketing Assistant • Civil Service Worker • Business & Personnel Manager • Heritage & Charitable Organisation Manager • BA (Hons) English or BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing at the University of Plymouth* *Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

UCAS course code: Q301 Duration: Two years full-time, four years part-time Location: Truro College or Penwith College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/englishstudiesFdA


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The course was a great way for me to pursue a literary-based career, and continue to study in the beautiful surroundings of Cornwall. As well as having an exciting regional flavour, the course has a great vocational approach, which really helped me to envisage the practical applications of my writing when thinking about future jobs. Amanda George FdA English Studies

Starting her undergraduate journey at Truro College, Amanda completed her FdA English Studies course, graduating with a Distinction. Particularly grateful for the ‘Project’ module offered on the course, Amanda was well equipped to write a full length dissertation when progressing to the BA (Hons) English (top-up) degree at the University of Plymouth, for which she was awarded a first class honours. Local to Cornwall, she realised that staying and studying close to home was a good decision, as she was able to live at home and save money for her MA Publishing postgraduate degree. Now holding an editorial position at Oxford University Press, Amanda has really made full use of the local degrees on offer, which served as a stepping-stone into the publishing industry.


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FdA History, Heritage & Archaeology

Why choose this course? Study history in a creative way by bringing historical periods and issues from the past back to life. The rich historical resources in Cornwall offer the perfect opportunity to experience history and prehistory through its living remains, landscape and environment. What will I learn? Discover how history is used by contemporary society in local, national and international contexts and analyse historical developments, considering the relationship of the past to the present. Investigating the past and its legacy in the present, students will research the preservation of that legacy to analyse and present their findings to an audience. On successful completion of this course, students will have an understanding of how historical study can enhance employment skills and opportunities in the future, encouraged by strong links with local employers. Modules • An Introduction to the Development of Heritage in Britain • The Making of Britain 1348-1707 • Uncovering Our Heritage: Theory & Practice in Archaeology (optional) • Excavation, Post-Excavation and Museums (optional) • The English Crown & its Celtic Neighbours, 871-1327 • Archaeology & Environment from Prehistory to Roman Times (optional) • The History & Literature of Cornish Mining: A Study of its Impact on the Construction of a Distinct Cultural Identity • What is History? • Parliaments & Peoples: Britain 1603-1707

Coursework: 86% Exam/Test: 8% Practical Assessment: 6%

• Conflict Resolution: A History of International Relations in the Wake of War • Issues & Ethics in the Public Presentation of the Past; Heritage in the Post-modern • Industry & Society: Britain 1750-1900 • Final Major Project (optional) • Research Methods (optional) • Professional Report (optional) Where will it take me? • Archaeologist • Heritage Manager • Gallery Exhibitions Officer • Specialised Museum Assistant • Historic Buildings Conservation Officer • BA (Hons) Archaeology (top-up) at Truro and Penwith College* • BA (Hons) History at the University of Plymouth* • BA (Hons) History, Heritage and Archaeology at Strode College*

*Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

UCAS course code: V301 Duration: Two years full-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/historyheritageandarchaeologyFdA


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A range of electronic resources and e-library A wide range of camera lenses AO plus digital printing Apple Mac computer suites Bookmaking facilities Canon C100 cameras Canon DSLR cameras Colour and black and white darkrooms Digital HD TV studio Digital inkjet printing Digital Mamiya medium format cameras DSLR cameras with L series lenses and speedlites Film scanning facilities LCD field monitors Mac editing suites (all equipped with Adobe Creative Cloud) Medium and large format film cameras PC computer suites Photographic studio with flash lighting Portable lighting kits Portable studio flash lighting Rode NTG3 microphones Tascam/Marantz sound recorders Tripods, jib arms, sliders, shoulder rigs Well-resourced Learning Centre


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We teach very small cohorts of students in modern, purpose-built facilities, which allows for plenty of 1-1 support and learning. Marcus Way FdA Photography & Digital Imaging Programme Leader

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BA (Hons) Applied Media

Coursework: 100% Exam/Test: 0% Practical Assessment: 0%

Why choose this course? With an emphasis on creative media production, students are able to explore specialised areas of media, including photography, filmmaking, content creation, publishing and digital media production to equip them for the professional media industry. What will I learn? Underpinned by the concept of ‘360 Degree Media’, students have the option of selecting a specialist area of their choice, supported by relevant members of staff with expertise in their chosen area. Within the ever-changing media industry, this concept also builds on the wider field of media and changes in new media technologies, particularly the relationship between creative, social, cultural, industrial, commercial and promotional environments. On successful completion of this course, students will understand the balance between their specialist knowledge and a wider awareness and understanding across media industries. A conceptual and critical understanding of historical and contemporary issues and practices will have also been explored through visual practice and research based written assignments. Modules • Creative Production in a Local Context • Specialist Production (Project) • Professional Practice • Dissertation Where will it take me? • Freelance Film Producer • Freelance Photographer • Online Content Creator • Magazine Editor • Video Production Manager • Social Media & Marketing Manager • Further study at postgraduate level • Progression to teaching qualifications such as the PGCE or Cornwall SCITT at Truro and Penwith College* *Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

From: Seven Deadly Sins by Debra Jayne

UCAS course code: P300 Duration: One year full-time, two years part-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements Students who have successfully completed a Foundation Degree or HND in Media, Photography, Television, Film Production, Animation, Advertising, Digital Visualisation or a related course will be able to progress onto this stage. http://baapmedia.wordpress.com www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/appliedmediaBA


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After many years of quieting my creative mind to concentrate on being a mum, I now feel that there are no limits to what I can do. Debra Jayne BA (Hons) Applied Media

Motivated by her creativity, Debra decided to return to education as a mature student to study for her BA (Hons) Applied Media degree, following the FdA Photography & Digital Imaging course at Truro College. Throughout her study, Debra has had several opportunities to exhibit her imaginative photography at various independent galleries in Cornwall as well as hosting several film premieres for her video work. Winning a national Elevation Indie Film Award, Debra’s future in the media industry looks promising, with more installations of her work in near sight.


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It’s the life experience that everyone brings to the table that makes for such a great environment to study. Philip Trengrove FdA Photography & Digital Imaging

Clients: Dazed and Confused British Arts Council Numero Magazine (portrait work) Molly Gollard – designer Faustina Steinmetz Thomas Tait House of Holland Eudon Choi Supplied images to Vogue, ID Magazine, Harpers Bazaar and ASOS. One of Philip’s photographs has also been exhibited at the V&A Gallery in London as part of the Berlinsiago exhibition, which will be touring the world until 2020. “I can’t believe that my work has now been exhibited alongside the work of my heroes. Even having it in the same room as the work of Irving Penn just blew my mind.”


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Photo courtesy of Chris Symonds

FdA Photography & Digital Imaging

Why choose this course? Using both traditional, silver-based techniques in the darkroom and the latest digital technology in the studio, students have the opportunity to create original photographic work using outstanding facilities. What will I learn? As part of an intensive, practical-based course, students have the opportunity to study photography and associated technology as well as several other disciplines such as graphic design, book production, video making and web design. Delivered in dedicated facilities including a large photographic studio equipped with flash lighting, a colour and black and white darkroom, and Apple Mac and PC computer suites with digital printers, students can create a professional standard of work. The course also boasts a range of camera formats including Canon, Mamiya and Hasselblad DSLRs alongside medium and large format film cameras for students to use. Taught by experienced lecturers who are also practitioners with relevant industrial and creative backgrounds, students will also learn about self-promotion and steps to becoming a successful photographer. On successful completion of this course, students will have an understanding of key concepts and theoretical concerns upon which photographic practice is based. Students will also have the ability to demonstrate creativity and flexibility in their work, while locating it within a critical cultural context.

Modules • Introduction to Photographic Practice • Historical & Cultural Studies (Origins of Photographic Practice) • Visual & Graphic Development • Digital Imaging & Web-Based Studies • Commercial Photographic Practice • Introduction to Contemporary Photographic Practice • Photographic Specialism • Dissertation (Extended Essay) • Self Promotion for Photographers • Exhibitions & Portfolios • Final Major Project Where will it take me? • Freelance Photographer • Image Processer • Picture Researcher • Photo Retoucher • BA (Hons) Applied Media (top-up) at Truro and Penwith College* • BA (Hons) Photography at the University of Plymouth*

*Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

UCAS course code: W640 Duration: Two years full-time, three or four years part-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/photographyanddigitalimagingFdA


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HND Media Moving Image

Why choose this course? Boasting a series of masterclasses led by industry specialists, producers, lighting designers, camera operators and directors, students will have the opportunity to investigate their specialism and apply practices to their own work. What will I learn? Learning in a modern production environment, students will have access to a purpose-built TV studio and gallery, furnished with industry-standard digital production equipment. Working in high-quality editing suites with the full Adobe Creative Suite and purpose-built production studios, students will have the facilities to produce work to a professional standard. Animation and graphics work can also be undertaken using traditional 3D stop motion and 2D computer-based software applications, producing moving image sequences using the best technological equipment available. The course provides a balanced understanding of practical and theoretical moving image disciplines, including skills in factual production, studio production and fiction production. On successful completion of this course, students will be able to competently create moving image products through an understanding of relevant technology and creative choices in both analogue and digital systems.

Coursework: 100% Exam/Test: 0% Practical Assessment: 0%

Modules • Film Making Skills • Contextual Studies Introduction • Production Skills • Factual Production • Studio Production • Graphical Communication in Moving Image • Contextual Study of Film • Fiction Production • Extended Study • Advanced Practice • Final Major Project Where will it take me? • Videographer • Film Director • Graphic Designer • Animation Producer • BA (Hons) Applied Media (top-up) at Truro and Penwith College** • BA (Hons) Media Arts at the University of Plymouth*

*Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. **Alternative pathway for students who wish to study locally, subject to a successful application process.

UCAS course code: 016W Duration: Two years full-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk /mediamovingimageHND


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The tutors really made this course flexible for me; they let me specialise in audio and because of the small class sizes, they were really able to tailor the lessons to me. Kai Topping HND Media Moving Image

With an appetite for producing and presenting radio, Kai decided to study for the HND Media Moving Image, with a focus on audio due to the flexibility of the course. Proving his passion for storytelling, Kai was awarded with Cornwall Film Festival’s ‘Screen Actions Factual Entertainment’ prize for his documentary film, which portrayed a truthful depiction of mental health. Keen to develop his journalistic skills, Kai has a promising future within the media industry owing to his new-found confidence.


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FdA Commercial Music Performance & Production

Why choose this course? The modern commercial music industry can be very competitive and demanding but this course will show students how to utilise advanced skills to enter the industry. What will I learn? With a focus on developing the student as a musician, this course will encourage students to consider the technological advancement within the commercial music industry and its accessibility in relation to their own practice. Utilising a variety of industry standard equipment, students will play many different working roles as the composer, performer, producer and engineer. Delving into a wide range of music types, cultures, styles and tastes, students also have the chance to specialise in their chosen style to enhance their professional practice. There is also an opportunity to undertake professional work in addition to class-based teaching and study, allowing students to demonstrate practical skills within the workplace. On successful completion of this course, students will have a broad knowledge of music, with the ability to analyse, create music texts and to present results with consideration to the relationship between theory and practice, drawing from wider historical, philosophical, cultural and social contexts.

Coursework: 67% Exam/Test: 0% Practical Assessment: 33%

Modules • Advanced Performance Project • Instrumental Studies • Performance Studies • Performance Project • Computer Music Production 1 • Audio Recording • Language of Music • Modern Composition • Instrumental Focus • Performance Skills • Computer Music Production 2 • Studio Production Where will it take me? • Commercial Musician • Music Producer • Music Teacher • Music Promotions Manager • BA (Hons) Music at the University of Plymouth*

*Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

UCAS course code: W340 Duration: Two years full-time, four years part-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/commercialmusicFdA


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Engaging in a range of both theory and practical work, students can develop their academic knowledge and skills in both the classroom and the laboratory. We want students to succeed so we ensure that there is always support available, hosting smaller class sizes for more focused learning. Rachael Morice FdSc Health & Nutrition Programme Leader

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FdSc Biomedical Studies

Coursework: 78% Exam/Test: 20% Practical Assessment: 2%

Why choose this course? Discover how the human body works from the molecular level, through cells and tissues, right up to whole body systems. What will I learn? Focusing on the underpinning aspects of human biology, along with specialist techniques in histopathology, students will learn how the body functions in both healthy and diseased states, and how analysis can be used to understand biological systems. The course is delivered in small groups and taught by highly-qualified and experienced science lecturers. Students will enjoy good laboratory facilities and benefit from a range of learning, teaching and assessment methods designed to support each individual, increase their independence and develop skills for future study or employment. On successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate appropriate practical skills related to the theoretical aspects of study and the ability to utilise and interpret data generated in the laboratory. Modules • Biological Chemistry • Human Physiology • Genetics • Microbiology • Cell Biology • Immunology & Histopathology • Clinical, Analytical & Metabolic Biochemistry • Anatomy & Physiology • Human Disease • Biology of Disease & Clinical Immunology • Experimental Design & Data Analysis • Individual Research Project Where will it take me? • Biomedical Scientist • Biochemist • Microbiologist • Laboratory Technician • BSc (Hons) Human Biosciences (depending on your final mark), BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science or BSc (Hons) Biosciences at the University of Plymouth* *Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

UCAS course code: C700 Duration: Two years full-time, four years part-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/biomedicalstudiesFdSc


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The real reason I went to Truro College was because at age 19 I wasn’t ready to leave home, so now I get to study in Cornwall and be here where the beach is. Nicky Yeo FdSc Biomedical Studies

Greatly influenced by blue areas in the Cornish landscape, Nicky decided to stay in Cornwall to study for her FdSc Biomedical Studies course at Truro College before completing a top-up course, placement year, Master’s Degree and PhD within the same field. After taking an eight-week placement at the Knowledge Spa in Truro, Nicky was offered a part-time job in the Cellular Pathology labs, assisting the diagnostic testing of blood and cells, which she did alongside her studies at the College. Nicky’s PhD research project now investigates the idea of using virtual aquatic environments to improve psychological health and wellbeing outcomes in healthcare contexts, with the aim of bottling the benefits of Cornish nature and bringing it inside.


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The course was a brilliant preparation for the top-up year course, both in terms of content and the support I received with higher level writing skills. Dale Triggs FdSc Health & Nutrition

Interested in nutrition and exercise, Dale completed the FdSc Health & Nutrition course to expand his knowledge within the field and to prepare himself for a career within the industry. After taking a voluntary placement at Wakefield Council, Dale was offered a full-time position on the Health Improvement and Public Health team where he began developing the nutrition strand of the ‘Risk and Resilience Health Programme’ for primary schools. Always an avid blogger, Dale also reviews food, healthy eating and mental wellbeing through his ‘Simplistically Raw’ blog. With plans to run his own vegetarian café, as well as running additional nutrition consultancies and fitness classes, it looks like he has a bright future ahead within the area of nutrition.


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FdSc Health & Nutrition

Why choose this course? Learn how good nutrition can enhance wellbeing and help manage or prevent disease by studying this innovative course where students will gain the knowledge and skills to tackle topical issues and understand the effects of nutrition on health. What will I learn? Utilising scientific principles, students will analyse the connection between food and health, and how this can be applied to individuals, the public and special groups from children to older adults. Tailored to personal interests and potential career paths, students are encouraged to work as ‘Health Champions’ on a number of community-based projects such as Cornwall Healthy Weight, Stop Smoking Service, Sexual Health and Health Watch Cornwall. The combination of practical and academic skills gained from the course will make students ideal candidates for a wide range of jobs in the field of health and nutrition.

Coursework: 93% Exam/Test: 0% Practical Assessment: 7%

Modules • The Principles of Nutrition & Health • Anatomy & Physiology • Principles of Health Care • Promoting Healthy Lifestyles • Social Context of Health • Professional Practice 1 • Professional Practice 2 • Psychology of Nutrition • Evidence Based Practice • Diet, Fitness & Health • Project • Health Monitoring & Evaluation (optional) • Food Science & Technology (optional)

Please note that nutritionists do not give dietary advice to individual patients or work directly with patients without supervision. This is done by a state registered dietitian.

Where will it take me? • Nutritionist • National Health Service Worker • Food Scientist • Health Consultant • BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Health Science (top-up) at Truro and Penwith College* • BSc (Hons) Nutrition, Exercise & Health (this top-up provides the opportunity for you to become a registered nutritionist) or the BSc (Hons) Health Studies at the University of Plymouth*

On successful completion of this course, students will understand the principles of health care and promoting wellbeing. Students will also be able to discuss the social context of health and nutrition including discrimination and social deprivation, class, poverty and the family.

UCAS course code: BB94 Duration: Two years full-time, three years part-time Location: Penwith College Awarding body: University of Plymouth

*Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/healthandnutritionFdSc


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We have excellent links with a number of Master’s Degree Programmes and a robust tutorial system to assist your journey into graduate life. Linda Caudell BSc (Hons) Applied Social Science Programme Leader

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“I took a two year work gap after studying Further Education at College, but there was lots of support available to help the transition to a Foundation Degree and then the top-up to a full degree.” Rosie Williams BSc (Hons) Applied Social Science

Relocating away from her family home in Plymouth and living in a shared student house in Truro gave Rosie a fantastic boost of confidence, especially having had some time away from education. Making a whole host of new friends in Cornwall, Rosie enjoyed her time at Truro College, particularly the support that was available to help accommodate her working part-time while studying. With aspirations to work with children in the future, Rosie studied the FdA Children & Young People’s Workforce course and the BSc (Hons) Applied Social Science top-up year to complete her full degree. Rosie is now planning to return to city life to further her career within the industry.


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BSc (Hons) Applied Social Science

Why choose this course? Drawing on the fields of sociology, psychology, anthropology and other social sciences, students can determine their own direction for a future career, exploring specialised areas of interest. What will I learn? Encouraged to consider the application of social science in the social care arena, students will explore contemporary political and social issues to help develop academic and employability skills. Contemporary theories of social science will be analysed within contexts of both the individual and society, allowing students to gain a broad understanding of the subject. On successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate a systematic understanding of the key concepts, theoretical approaches and applications that are developing within social science.

Coursework: 83% Exam/Test: 0% Practical Assessment: 17%

Modules • Dissertation • Professional Practice • Communication & Identity • Theoretical Social Science • Application of Social Science Where will it take me? • Youth Worker • Social Services Worker • Probation Officer • Teaching Assistant • Communication Support Worker UCAS course code: 37Y2 Duration: One year full-time, two years part-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements Students who have successfully completed a Foundation Degree or HND in Social Science, Psychology, Education or a related course will be able to progress onto this stage. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/appliedsocialscienceBSc


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BA (Hons) Human Behavioural Studies

Why choose this course? Every job involves interaction with other humans meaning that an understanding of human behaviour is an asset to any profession, including routes into teaching, health, social care and business. What will I learn? With a strong theoretical base, students will be examining specified behaviour from cognitive, social and biological approaches by utilising methodologies to support each theory. A range of independent project management, problem-solving and data collection and interpretation skills will be utilised to interpret complex academic material and present information in a meaningful way to those in the community. Combining theoretical elements of human behavioural studies and their practical application to contemporary issues, students will then be able to utilise these skills to discover local employment opportunities. On successful completion of this course, students will have a critical awareness of how human behavioural studies fits within a theoretical and historical context and will be able to use critical reflection and evaluation to develop practical skills.

Coursework: 60% Exam/Test: 25% Practical Assessment: 15%

Modules • Dissertation • Contemporary Issues • Addiction (optional) • Applied Performance Psychology (optional) • Developmental Disorders & Education (optional) • Exploring Offending & Anti-Social Behaviour (optional) • Health Behaviours & Mental Wellbeing (optional) • Human Relations & Conflict Resolution (optional) • Issues in Mental Health (optional) • Occupational Psychology (optional) • Psychology in Education & Training (optional) Where will it take me? • Teacher • Counsellor • Mental Health Support Assistant • Health Promotion Supervisor • Further studies at postgraduate level • You may apply to various Master’s Degree programmes at the University of Plymouth* *Please note there is a deadline for applications and places may be subject to availability.

UCAS course code: C800 Duration: One year full-time, two years part-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements Students who have successfully completed a Foundation Degree or HND in Psychology, Social Science or a related course will be able to progress onto this stage. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/humanbehaviouralstudiesBA


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FdA Counselling Studies

Why choose this course? Offering a varied and broad range of topics that address the main theories in counselling and the wider social care context, students will learn about counselling models and perspectives that can be utilised in practice. There is also a focus on Person Centred Counselling, Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, which is the most commonly used modality of counselling for the National Health Service (NHS). What will I learn? Gaining a theoretical understanding of counselling rooted in the academic disciplines of psychology, social policy and social care, students will be working towards accessing a range of counselling-focused careers and related employment opportunities. Designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to work within their chosen specialism area, both the theory and the application of counselling is studied thoroughly. On successful completion of this course, students will have a critical awareness and understanding of counselling theory and practice. Students will also have the ability to develop multiple perspectives and be able to apply them to a range of counselling contexts.

Coursework: 98% Exam/Test: 0% Practical Assessment: 2%

Modules • Counselling Perspectives: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy • Counselling Perspectives: Person Centred • Introduction to Counselling Skills, Knowledge, Understanding & Application:
 An Integrated Approach • Diversity & Difference in Practice • Counselling Perspectives: Psychodynamic • Counselling in a Multi-Agency Context • Advanced Counselling Perspectives: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy • Advanced Counselling Perspectives: Psychodynamic • Advanced Counselling Perspectives: Person Centred • Advanced Counselling Practice: An Integrated Approach • Professional Practice & Personal Development • Counselling Research Methods & Investigation Where will it take me? • Counsellor • Welfare Support Worker • Social Care Worker • Clinical Psychologist • Education Welfare Officer • BSc (Hons) Applied Social Science (top-up)**, or BA (Hons) Education & Training (top-up)* at Truro and Penwith College • BA (Hons) Counselling Studies (top-up) at Cornwall College*

*Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. **Alternative pathway for students who wish to study locally, subject to a successful application process.

UCAS course code: B940 Duration: Two years full-time, four years part-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/counsellingstudiesFdA


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FdSc Health & Social Care

Coursework: 77% Exam/Test: 0% Practical Assessment: 23%

Why choose this course? An opportunity for students wanting to work in the public, private or third sector, this course will focus on specific clients, social groups, and a range of professional jobs in the wider health and social care arena. What will I learn? Naturally combining academic precision with industry experience, this course ensures that students gain the professional skills and experience required to be readily employable within the industry. Professional practice opportunities will help students to develop relevant skills that complement academic learning as it is applied to a workplace context. With case studies and assignment briefs set by local employers, students are fully supported with a course structure that will help to enhance career prospects. Designed to highlight contemporary issues in health and social care, this course also covers areas of applied psychology, sociology and health sciences. On successful completion of this course, students will be able to apply appropriate and current knowledge and skills in a range of workplace contexts, taking account of the relevant professional values and ethics as required in the health and social care sector. Modules • Sociology for Health & Social Care • Applied Science for Health & Social Care • Contemporary Policies & Legislation in Health & Social Care • Principles of Health & Social Care • Communication Skills • Reflective Practice • Inclusive Practice in Health & Social Care • Personal & Professional Development • Research Skills • Psychology for Health & Social Care • Contemporary Issues in Health & Social Care • Promoting Health Behaviours Where will it take me? • Care Worker • Social Worker • Healthcare Assistant • Care Home Manager • BSc (Hons) Applied Social Science (top-up) at Truro and Penwith College* • BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care at Exeter College*

*Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

UCAS course code: S4P8 Duration: Two years full-time, four years part-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/healthandsocialcareFdSc


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HND/HNC Applied Psychology

Coursework: 80% Exam/Test: 17% Practical Assessment: 3%

Why choose this course? This unique course allows students to learn about behaviour and its origins from both practical and theoretical perspectives. What will I learn? An understanding of psychology and human behaviour is an asset to any profession, as most jobs involve interaction with other people. Designed to equip students with a broad range of skills and experiences that may lead into teaching, health, social care or business, the course will help to develop subject-specific and employment-related skills. Exploring the historical, methodological and theoretical bases of the discipline, students will develop an understanding of psychology in an applied context. Encouraged to work more independently and cooperatively within small groups, lab reports, essays, presentations, posters and applied reports will be produced with a focus on chosen specialist areas. On successful completion of this course, students will be able to apply psychological theory to practical situations and understand ethical issues in psychological research and therapy. Modules • Research Methods • Individual Differences • Biological Psychology • Comparative Behaviour • Cognitive Psychology • Social Psychology • Personal & Professional Development • Group Project • Educational Psychology • Communication • Clinical Psychology • Applied Cognition • Environmental Psychology • Health Psychology • Performance Psychology • Advanced Data Analysis

Where will it take me? • Teacher • Counsellor • Mental Health Support Assistant • Children & Family Support Services Worker • Health Promotion Supervisor • Progression from HNC to HND Applied Psychology at Truro College or Penwith College • BA (Hons) Human Behavioural Studies (top-up) at Truro and Penwith College* • BSc (Hons) Psychology at the University of Plymouth* (Level 5 for British Psychological Society accreditation)

HNC UCAS course code: C810 Duration: Two years part-time Location: Truro College or Penwith College Awarding body: University of Plymouth HND UCAS course code: 008C Duration: Two years full-time, four years part-time Location: Truro College or Penwith College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/appliedpsychologyHND *Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.


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Climbing wall Cricket hall Cross trainers Douglas bag for gas analysis Electronic resources and e-library Ergo machines Exercise bikes Fitness suites Fitness testing facilities Full set of dumb bells Gym rig Gymnasiums Kayak pro Leg press machines Multi-gyms Multi-use sports hall Physiology laboratory Research and study facilities Rugby field Ski ergo machine Sports hall Squat racks Strength and conditioning facilities Treadmills Water sports centre Wattbike

Additional part-time courses available: • VTCT Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy Level 4 See website for more information: www.truro-penwith.ac.uk


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For students wishing to stay in Cornwall, this is a fantastic opportunity to gain a degree locally. If your dream career includes; personal trainer, fitness and lifestyle adviser, health promotion service worker or manager in the sport and leisure sector, then sport and health courses can get you out of the starting blocks. Carla Beck FdSc Exercise, Health & Fitness Lecturer

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BSc (Hons) Applied Sport & Health Science

Why choose this course? A unique balance between sport and health develops an innovative understanding of the subject, which is easily transferred to the workplace. What will I learn? Focusing on sports performance and sports participation as well as resultant health benefits, students will gain an understanding of various applied sport and health related disciplines. Learning from a health promotion, coaching and participation perspective, students will develop athletic ability, general health and wellbeing knowledge and can gain experience through working in-house with sports academies and health promotion initiatives. The opportunity to complete an honours dissertation is also a fantastic chance to complete some in-depth research of a specific subject interest and to demonstrate skills and knowledge within the field. On successful completion of this course, students will be able to critically review knowledge in the field of sport and health, utilising appropriate techniques of investigation, analysis and practical experience.

Coursework: 70% Exam/Test: 17% Practical Assessment: 13%

Modules • Honours Dissertation • Athlete Development & Sport for All • Contemporary Issues in Sport & Exercise • Movement Analysis (optional) • Psychology for Performance & Health (optional) • Diet for Performance & Health (optional) • Sports & Exercise Physiology (optional) • Coaching Styles & Reflective Practice (optional) • Physical Activity & Public Health (optional) Where will it take me? • Sports Coach • Health Care Practitioner • Sports Nutritionist • Sports Teacher • Health Promotion Representative • Sports Development Coach UCAS course code: IT48 Duration: One year full-time, part-time route available Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements Students who have successfully completed a Foundation Degree, HND or Levels 4 and 5 in a related course will be able to progress onto this stage. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/appliedsportandhealthBSc


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FdSc Exercise, Health & Fitness

Why choose this course? Certified to meet employer-set professional industry standards, this course ensures that students are trained as health-enhancing exercise instructors, who will be competent working in most jobs in this sector. What will I learn? Gaining a scientific understanding of anatomy, exercise physiology and nutrition, students will learn how to conduct fitness tests and health screenings as well as designing exercise programmes for a range of clients and special populations. The need for health, fitness and exercise professionals is evolving due to the national concern of healthy lifestyles and the need for appropriate exercise prescription. With an increased need for exercise trainers and advisers; for health promotion advisers in schools, workplaces and private clinics; for preventative health care attached to GP practices; an awareness of fitness issues within domiciliary and residential care; students will be studying towards a varied career of their choice. On successful completion of this course, students will demonstrate a breadth of knowledge and critical understanding of the key aspects of exercise, health and fitness, while recognising, analysing and responding to moral, ethical and safety issues.

Coursework: 79% Exam/Test: 17% Practical Assessment: 4%

Modules • Anatomy & Physiology • Coaching Strength & Conditioning for Sport • Nutrition • Research Methods • Exercise Prescription • Exercise for Special Populations • Health Monitoring & Evaluation • Sports & Exercise Psychology • Exercise Physiology • Project • Promoting Healthy Lifestyles • Social Context of Health & Fitness • Advanced Exercise Prescription (optional) • Diet, Fitness & Health (optional) Where will it take me? • Personal Trainer • Leisure Centre Manager • Health Promotion Service Manager • Fitness & Lifestyle Adviser • BSc (Hons) Applied Sport & Health Science (top-up) at Truro and Penwith College* • BSc (Hons) Health & Fitness at the University of Plymouth*

*Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

UCAS course code: C604 Duration: Two years full-time, three years part-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/exercisehealthandfitnessFdSc


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FdSc Sports Coaching Optional football route available

Coursework: 61% Exam/Test: 21% Practical Assessment: 18%

Why choose this course? Boasting outstanding equipment and facilities, students will have access to a range of therapy suites, fitness suites, a swimming pool, sports hall, sports science labs and physiotherapy suites to help facilitate active learning. What will I learn? Students will develop an understanding of applied coaching in relation to their chosen sporting pathway by analysing and evaluating the impact of coaching methods on sporting performance. Disciplines of anatomy, physiology, learning theory and psychology will be explored by working with specific groups, on special issues such as nutrition and exercise and knowledge of the methods and approaches to fitness testing. Relevant work experience at local primary and secondary schools will be arranged for students to deliver sessions to Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 students to put classroom learning into practice. On successful completion of this course, students will have obtained a record of logged coaching hours, where they will be able to register as recognised sports coaches. All students will also gain a Level 2 Award with Sports Coach UK, which is essential to meet both the industry and professional standard. Modules • Principles of Coaching & Learning 1 • Anatomy & Physiology • Team Sports • Research Methods • Introduction to Sports Biomechanics & Human Movement • Nutrition • Principles of Coaching & Learning 2 • Fitness Testing & Development • Individual Sports & Outdoor Activities • Coaching Strength & Conditioning for Sport • Sports & Exercise Psychology • Project In addition to the traditional route, we also offer a bespoke football focused pathway aimed at players and coaches who wish to complete their degree by studying football specific modules. This will allow graduates to pursue football orientated employment opportunities. Football Modules • Football Principles & Practice      • Notational Analysis         • Football Performance & Participation • Football Officiating • Football Event Management

Where will it take me? • Sports Coach • Personal Trainer • Health Trainer • Sports Development Officer • BSc (Hons) Applied Sport & Health Science (top-up) at Truro & Penwith College*

*Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

UCAS course code: C610 Duration: Two years full-time, three years part-time Location: Truro College & Penwith College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/sportscoachingFdSc


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I think my first year as a whole has been an incredible experience. I have learnt so much about myself and I can even do things I never knew I could - it feels great! Megan Hilley FdSc Sports Coaching

After being awarded a fantastic result for the first year of study, Megan now hopes to complete her FdSc Sports Coaching course and BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Health Science topup year before progressing on to the Postgraduate Certificate in Education at Truro College to pursue her teaching ambitions. She said: “After teaching for a year or two in this country, I would love to travel and learn new languages whilst utilising my qualifications to teach.�


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For me, what I liked about the course was that I was working with a variety of clients, starting with people who have no idea about any kind of health and wellbeing, right the way up to supporting trained athletes. Leon Whitehouse FdSc Exercise, Health & Fitness

Deciding to re-evaluate his career later in life, Leon chose to return to education to study for the FdSc Exercise, Health & Fitness course and the BSc (Hons) Applied Sport & Health Science top-up year to gain the skills needed to set up his own company. Leon’s business ‘Innovate4Life’ aims to solve many body issues with soft tissue therapy and personal training rehabilitation for those with muscular or skeletal injuries. Helping a range of people who struggle to move, as well as athletes who are looking to get a better edge, Leon now believes that his technique can help improve their results by at least 5%.


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FdSc Sports Rehabilitation

Coursework: 56% Exam/Test: 19% Practical Assessment: 25%

Why choose this course? Focusing on the therapy and rehabilitation of sports injuries, students will explore a diverse range of knowledge related to the discipline, such as anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and injury. What will I learn? Both practical and theoretical skills will allow students to gain a better understanding of injuries and rehabilitation in addition to nutrition and exercise related to fitness and recovery. Students will also have the opportunity to take a range of additional qualifications such as the RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification, First Aid at Work, along with Sports First Aid, Strength and Conditioning Courses, VTCT courses in Holistic Massage, Sports Massage and Anatomy. On successful completion of this course, students will have acquired and developed skills of research and investigation to help communicate principles of sports rehabilitation and therapy techniques. Modules • Sports Massage • Anatomy • Physiology • Sports Injuries • Research Methods • Introduction to Biomechanics & Human Movement • Clinical Skills & Manual Therapy • Sports Therapy • Nutrition for Performance & Rehabilitation • Treatment & Management of Injuries • Rehabilitation & Biomechanics • Human Exercise Physiology • Project

Where will it take me? • Sports Therapist • Sports Scientist • Health Trainer • Sports Development Officer • BSc (Hons) Applied Sport & Health Science (top-up) at Truro and Penwith College*

*Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

UCAS course code: C630 Duration: Two years full-time, three years part-time Location: Truro College Awarding body: University of Plymouth Entry requirements 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. See page 103 for further information. www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/sportsrehabilitationFdSc


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Pathway Courses

We welcome students from a wide variety of backgrounds, of all ages and with a range of different experiences and skill-sets. Pathway courses provide a grounding in principles, theory and experience for those who have perhaps been away from education for a while or for students who initially took a non-traditional route for their education and do not meet the entry requirements of our University level courses. Aiming to give as many students the opportunity to apply and complete their studies successfully, these courses will provide plenty of study support to prepare students to enter Higher Education and apply for a degree programme.


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Access to Higher Education Why choose this course? Access Courses provide learners with a step-up to Higher Education by giving them the necessary grounding and qualifications for progression to university courses. Flexible and mostly taught over three days for 15 hours per week depending on the pathway chosen, courses have parent friendly hours where possible between 9.30am – 4.00pm. What will I learn? Delivering excellent study skills in specific subject areas readying students for Higher Education, Access Courses develop abilities in essay writing, referencing, time management and presenting information to peers. Students will also receive help and support when applying to university, giving them the confidence to succeed in a new career. On successful completion of an Access Course, students will hold a QAA validated qualification that is an alternative to A Levels and is accepted by most British universities.

Access Courses • Art & Design • Computing & IT • Creative Arts • Creative Media & Photography • Health & Social Care • Humanities • Humanities, Teaching & Law • Nursing & Human Sciences • Psychology, Counselling & Social Work • Science Duration: One year full-time Location: Truro College & Penwith College Entry requirements There are no formal requirements for acceptance on to Access Courses, but GCSE English, Maths and sometimes Science at Grade C/4 or above is usually required to progress to university courses. For an application form please contact Truro College on 01872 267022 www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/access


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Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art, Design & Media Why choose this course? The Foundation Diploma encourages learners to develop creative skills, explore a wide range of specialist areas, learn new techniques and challenge the imagination with a broad multi-disciplinary art and design experience. It guides learners to make informed decisions about future career prospects and progression to university courses. Students will be provided with the information and skills necessary to determine their own path within the art, design and media industry. What will I learn? Learners will embrace a wide range of approaches, materials and techniques and will have the opportunity to experiment with many art processes before specialising in their chosen area. This is supported by trips to museums and contemporary galleries where students will study the work of artists and designers relevant to their own studio practice for a contextual understanding of the subject. The course comprises of three stages: exploratory, pathway and confirmatory; each helping to develop and enhance practical skills across creative disciplines. Working to set briefs, students will refer to other artists and designers in relation to their own practice, with reference to a wide range of art historical and contemporary issues. Students will use this knowledge to produce a piece of writing based on a particular topic as well as planning and executing a personal project to exhibit with an accompanying visual catalogue. On successful completion of this course, students will be able to identify as a creative person capable of problem solving, with an ability to organise, research and use their initiative when executing art and media projects. Where will it take me? • Lens-Based Media • Three-Dimensional Design • Graphic Design/Illustration • Fashion and Textiles • Fine Art

Entry requirements Students who have successfully completed A Levels, an Extended Diploma in an art-based subject or a related course will be able to progress onto this course. Students are usually over the age of 18 and mature students without formal qualifications will be considered following an interview with a supporting portfolio of work.

Duration: One year full-time Location: Truro College Tregye Campus Awarding Body: ABC

www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/artfoundationdiploma www.foundation-art-truro.blogspot.co.uk For an application form please contact Truro College on 01872 267022


99 - SUCCESS Courses

SUCCESS Courses Why choose this course? SUCCESS Courses have been developed from modules in existing degree programmes delivered by Truro and Penwith College, so students can study a University level module in a similar subject. Delivered on a flexible and part-time basis to meet learner needs, courses have daytime, twilight and evening options available. Courses run throughout the year, generally with one session delivered on alternate weeks across a ten-week period.

What will I learn? These University level modules are chosen from a wide range of subject areas to help develop higher level skills, to aid career development and enhance employment prospects. With a focus on practical skills, SUCCESS Courses support and encourage students so they can immediately apply their newfound skills and knowledge in their professional environment. The courses are also highly interactive and encourage students to share their own experiences, enabling them to gain maximum benefit from the expertise in the group.

On successful completion of an individual SUCCESS Course, students will gain 20 credits. Alternatively, any three modules can be studied to achieve a Certificate of Professional Development (60 credits). Students may be able to transfer some of the higher level credits from these courses if they progress to a related Foundation or Honours Degree course. Only the selected module/s chosen to study will need to be paid for and, subject to eligibility, part funding may be available to support with the course fees. SUCCESS Courses • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy* • Cost Control for Managers** • Employment Law • Event Management • Human Resource Management • Introduction to Mental Health • Marketing and PR in a Business Context • Mental wellbeing • Organisation, Management & HR • The Principles of Nutrition & Health • Project Management for Business Awarding body: University of Plymouth www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/success e: success@truro-penwith.ac.uk t: 01872 242711

*Module title: Counselling Perspective: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) **Module title: Basing Management Decisions on Cost Control


100 - Student Essentials

Please note that the prospectus is printed some time in advance and all prospective students should check the College website for the most up-to-date information: www.truro-penwith.ac.uk. Programmes are offered subject to satisfactory approval, recruitment and funding. Publication Date: February 2018.


101 - Student Essentials

Student Essentials


102 - How to Apply

How to Apply

Truro and Penwith College UCAS institution code: T85 Find and choose courses Check entry requirements Apply online at www.ucas.com

Application Deadlines UCAS application 15/01/19

Attend an interview at the College

UCAS application for Art & Design courses 24/03/19

Review all conditional and unconditional offers and request any additional choices through ‘UCAS Extra’ Select a firm choice for your chosen course

Progression to a top-up course from within the College 28/11/18 Final application deadline 30/06/19

Look on ‘UCAS Track’ after receiving your results to find out if you have been offered a place

Clearing

If you haven’t been offered a place, you can apply for a different course through ‘Clearing’

Clearing application commences 01/07/19

Make sure that your student finance is ready before you start your course

To apply for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education and the Certificate in Education, candidates should request an application form directly from Truro and Penwith College, working to the following deadlines: Full-time applications - 31/05/19. Part-time applications - 31/07/19 Education Course Admissions 01872 267091 heeducation@truro-penwith.ac.uk

If candidates wish to apply for a part-time route on a Degree programme, should one be available, they must apply directly to Truro and Penwith College via an application form. Please contact the Higher Education admissions team to obtain and return application forms. Higher Education Admissions 01872 267061 headmissions@truro-penwith.ac.uk

Discovery of false statements or omissions from your application form could lead to an offer being withdrawn or, in the case of students already registered, to their withdrawal from the course.


103 - Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

BTEC Extended Diploma

A Level

AS Level

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Entry Requirements Foundation Degrees, HNDs and HNCs For entry to Foundation Degrees, HNDs and HNCs, candidates under 21 must hold either a General Certificate of Education with a minimum of 24 - 32 UCAS points, a National, Extended or Advanced Diploma in a relevant subject or a CACHE Diploma. Students holding Advanced General National Vocational Qualifications (AGNVQ), Access to Higher Education Diplomas and relevant Level 3 qualifications achieved in the workplace will also be considered. Students aged 21 and over (mature students) without academic credentials will be considered on an individual basis, provided that they are capable of Higher Education study. All students should have GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4/C or above, or an equivalent qualification at the same level. Top-up Degrees For entry to top-up degrees, candidates must hold a Foundation Degree, HND or an equivalent Level 5 qualification in a relevant subject area. Please note that there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. Evidence of academic attainment will be required at interview and recognition of prior learning and experience will be considered individually.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks All students on our programmes will have the opportunity to work with employers in the sector, either as an assessed part of their curriculum (Foundation Degree) or through voluntary or co-curricular activity. Any student who works in an environment where they engage with children or vulnerable adults will be required to provide an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) record with no entries (formerly Criminal Records Bureau [CRB]) before being successfully accepted onto the programme. Applicants are expected to cover the cost of this process and provide evidence when requested, ideally at interview or enrolment rather than after starting the programme. If an applicant is aware that they will have entries on their DBS record they should raise this at interview so that appropriate advice can be provided.

Foundation Degree students must be aware that if they are unable to provide an enhanced DBS record free from convictions or cautions, they could be at risk of being unable to complete the assessment on their programme. Failure to provide a suitable record could mean withdrawal from or interruption of studies. All Sport and Health, Education and Social Sciences students (including courses listed) will need to provide a DBS record before they can take part in some components of their programmes. Students on other courses will be advised by their Module Leader based on their choice of placement.

Students must also be aware that should any material information or circumstances change that could influence their DBS status following the offer of a place, or at any time once enrolled on a programme, it is their responsibility to make their Programme Leader aware of this. Changes to circumstances will be considered confidentially and Programme Leaders will work with students to minimise the impact on their studies. Failure to notify the Programme Leader of any change could result in a student being withdrawn from the programme.

Courses requiring an enhanced DBS record: FdA Childhood Education FdA/HNC Children & Young People’s Workforce FdA Counselling Studies FdSc Community Studies FdSc Exercise, Health & Fitness FdSc Health & Nutrition FdSc Health & Social Care FdSc Sports Coaching FdSc Sports Rehabilitation BA (Hons) Education & Training BSc (Hons) Applied Social Science BSc (Hons) Applied Sport & Health Science Certificate in Education Postgraduate Certificate in Education


104 - Fees & Costs

Fees & Costs Tuition Fees 2018/2019

Full-time Students

Part-time Students

Overseas Students

Foundation Degree

£8,224 p/a

£4,112 p/a*

£9,335 p/a

HND/HNC

£8,224 p/a

£4,112 p/a*

£9,335 p/a

Top-up year

£9,250 p/a

£4,645 p/a*

£9,335 p/a

PGCE/Cert Ed

£9,250 p/a

£4,645 p/a*

£9,335 p/a

* Based on 60 credits per year. Students will be assessed by either Student Finance England, Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland or the Student Awards Agency of Scotland (SAAS) to determine eligibility for means testing and how much financial support would be available. Finance assessments depend on the income of both the student and their legal guardian or spouse’s/partner’s income. www.gov.uk/studentfinance Tuition fees are reviewed each year and any increases will be in line with the UK Government policy. Please note that fees for courses at the University of Plymouth may differ from College fees so be sure to check before applying. Additional costs may need to be considered depending on the course, but typically students will need to cover the cost of materials or equipment and study trips.

Tuition Fee Loans Eligible full-time and part-time undergraduate students will not have to pay fees before they start their course or while they are studying, as they can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover these costs. Fees will be paid directly to the University or College by the Student Loans Company. Students of any age can apply and loans will only need to be repaid once a student has left their University programme and is earning over £25,000 per year.

Maintenance Loans Help with living costs may be available for the duration of a student’s University programme in the form of a Maintenance Loan that attracts a low rate of interest. First and second year students can apply for up to £7,324 when living at home or £8,700 for students living away from home and outside of London. Maintenance Loan money is paid directly into the student’s bank or building society at the start of each term, in three instalments.

Loan Repayment Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loans will be repayable after the student has finished the programme and is earning more than £25,000 per year. If earnings fall below the £25,000 threshold the repayments will stop until their earnings rise above the threshold again. Deductions are usually made through the PAYE tax system by the employer in the same way as Income Tax and National Insurance contributions. The amount paid back is determined by how much is earned, not by how much is owed, and repayments are only 9% of earnings above £25,000 a year.


105 - Fees & Costs

Disabled Student Allowance

Living on a Budget

Funding through the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) is available for eligible students with an illness, disability, medical condition or learning difficulty (including dyslexia) to help cover additional costs incurred as a direct result of their disability. Students of all ages can apply for DSA on the government website and the money does not need to be paid back.

Bursaries Eligible students who are actively registered on the 1st February will receive one of three bursaries from the College. Student

Household Income

Bursary Amount

Type 1

Up to £25,000

£720 p/a*

Type 2

Above £25,000

£320 p/a*

Type 3

All part-time students

£225 p/a*

*Bursary amounts are subject to change Student Support Help applying for student finance is available from the College’s Student Support Advisor. hestudentsupport@truro-penwith.ac.uk 01872 267148

We all know that student living covers a grey area when it comes to finances, but it really doesn’t have to be this way. So many hints and tips can help students to live comfortably with a little money management and forward planning. With plenty of things to consider, students must remember to apply for their student finance as early as possible; applications are even considered if no institutions have offered places yet. If you need help organising your finances or getting to grips with budgeting, the door to our friendly Student Support office is always open.

Our Five Top Tips: Plan Your Spending Set yourself a budget for each month and don’t forget to include rent, bills, travel, food, books and even things like your TV license and spending money for nights out. Remember that students are also exempt from paying council tax bills so be sure to inform them of your studentship. Student Bank Account Shop around to find the best deal for you when it comes to getting a student bank account. Many banks will offer incentives and larger overdrafts but be sure to read the fine print before you commit. Savvy Shopping Be aware of how much money you’re spending on food and drop down a brand or even to a cheaper supermarket if you’re feeling the pinch, and of course avoid those costly take-aways. Buy your important textbooks secondhand from previous students or borrow from the library to avoid the cost altogether. Student Discounts Search for shops that offer student discount with an NUS card and even companies that offer free or discounted packages for students. It may be worth checking if there are any travel deals for local buses or applying for a train railcard to get discounted travel. Part-time Jobs If there is a spare day or two within the study week, it may be worth searching for part-time job opportunities in the local area to supplement income. Also consider paid roles at the College like becoming a Student Ambassador to represent your course.


106 - Student Support

Student Support Support is available for all students needing general advice about facilities, discussing confidential issues, accessing hardship funds and applying for student finance, disability support and Disabled Student Allowance (DSA). Student Support Assistants can also help with applying to become a Student Representative or become a member of the University of Plymouth Students’ Union (UPSU).

Learning Support Students can book 1-1 study skills appointments in areas such as English, maths, statistics, referencing, examination techniques, assignment planning and writing, time management, self-checking strategies, individual learning strategies and computer support. Sessions are available both as an ongoing process and as drop-in sessions to help students to develop skills and encourage independent learning.

Library Support All students will be given a library induction where the Library Access Coordinator will demonstrate how to search library catalogues and electronic resources; locate and retrieve library materials and scan and photocopy library resources.

Counselling Counselling services are available to all students to help with emotional and personal issues which can be explored in a safe and trusting environment with a counsellor. Appointments can be made through Student Services and can be beneficial to students having trouble adjusting to university life and making new friends, dealing with stress or family/relationship difficulties, depression and anxiety, feeling isolated, having suicidal thoughts or dealing with bereavement.

Mental Health Support The College has full-time qualified Mental Health Advisers dedicated to offering students advice and support on mental health issues. Appointments can be made through Student Services to offer practical help and coping strategies.

Dyslexia Support Students concerned about the possibility of having dyslexia can make an appointment with Student Services and may be offered to take a computerised screening test to identify the risk. Any difficulties can then be discussed, with appropriate support put in place to assist academic studies. Students may also be referred to a specialist assessor for a formal assessment.


107 - Student Support

Careers Guidance

Equality of Opportunity

Group sessions and individual careers appointments can be made to discuss options available and pathways towards future careers. Qualified Careers Advisors will offer impartial advice, supporting students with their personal career decisions, applications, testimonials and references. IT resources and literature are also available in the Learning Resource Centres to help students to make informed decisions, alongside access to the University of Plymouth’s Careers and Employability Service and attendance to a variety of careers events.

Committed to meeting its duties contained in the Equality Act 2010, the College aims to create a culture of inclusiveness and to challenge discrimination, taking positive action in order to remove barriers to the educational and personal progression of individual learners. The College is a diverse and thriving student community that will not tolerate unfair or unlawful discrimination.

Students will also have the opportunity to contribute to the College Careers Policy and delivery via evaluation and quality surveys, Academic Board and Student Representative meetings, and direct suggestions to staff.

Childcare Truro College Day Nursery is open from 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday all year round and can take children from birth up to the age of eight years old. The Nursery charges by the hour and students can book in for a minimum of two hours a week. t: 01872 267060

College Charter The College expects you to work hard, so you should have the right to expect a number of things of the College. The level of service that the College aims to achieve is set out in the College Charter, obtainable from receptions at each campus.

Access The buildings at Truro and Penwith College are accessible to all students, with lifts in every building to allow anyone with limited mobility to access all College facilities.

International Students Online applications are welcomed from international students of all ages and backgrounds through UCAS. Candidates must have a high standard of both written and spoken English with a minimum of Level 6 on the IELTS test or Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Grade 4/C. Overseas student fees for the academic year 2019/2020 are currently ÂŁ9,335 for Foundation Degrees, HNDs and top-up years.

The College’s Single Equality Scheme and commitment to the Investors in Diversity standard demonstrates that the College will seek to remove any existing barriers to all staff, students, governors and visitors, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnerships, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Aiming to promote equality of opportunity, the College provides full and equal access to all students by encouraging and enabling all members of the College to build and contribute to a society that values cultural and social diversity. A focus on learner voice and involvement in instigating change reflects this commitment.


108 - Health, Wellbeing & Sport

Health, Wellbeing & Sport Truro and Penwith College is committed to providing an environment where students can grow and develop by offering a wide range of physical activities and recreational sports across the College through our Health, Wellbeing and Sport (HWS) programme. HWS also delivers a number of health initiatives to help support students during their time at the College. The HWS Project Lead oversees the delivery of the National Lottery funded physical activity programme, with the support of the HWS Project Lead Assistant and a team of ‘HWS Project Activators’. The HWS programme has been developed to help create a cross-college culture of activity, and is designed to offer physical activity opportunities that are fully inclusive and diverse to encourage all students to participate in regular active recreation and in turn help them achieve their academic goals.

The College recognises that different students will be motivated to participate in physical activity by different things. Whether it’s about a healthier lifestyle, to develop friendships, or to help complete a challenge to raise money for charity, the HWS programme is for everyone. The menu of timetabled activities includes gym sessions, fitness classes, drop-in badminton, climbing, trampolining and swimming sessions, all of which are totally free to access. The HWS programme, which has the full support of the College Principal and Senior Management Team, has been developed through consultation with Sport England, the Cornwall Sports Partnership and national governing bodies for sport. For more information about the activities please follow on: HealthWellbeingandSport @HWStruropenwith healthwellbeingandsport t: 01872 267571


109 - Travel

Travel Over the past five years, Sustrans, the UK’s leading sustainable transport charity, has worked with Truro and Penwith College to promote active and sustainable travel to College: www.sustrans.org.uk

Truro Active Travel map shows the local routes into College: www.cornwall.gov.uk/activetravel

Walking to College is a simple way to fit activity into your day; it’s cheap, reliable and saves time and money.

Bus travel is available to all students and a bus pass can be purchased from the College, with varying routes and prices: www.cornwall.gov.uk/publictransport 01872 267003

Cycling to College is a viable option at Truro College, with shared use pavements alongside the A390 that lead right to the College from nearby Truro. Ample cycle storage and facilities can be found onsite: www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/travel

Train travel is available as frequent mainline trains serve Truro and regular buses connect to the campus. The nearby Coosebean Greenway provides a 25 minute walking link to the College from the station: www.travelinesw.com

Park & Stride can be utilised when driving to College by parking away from campus and walking in or catching the bus. The nearby Langarth Park and Ride in Truro has ample free parking and is only a 10-15 minute walk away: www.cornwall.gov.uk/parkfortruro

Driving to College is possible and students will need to pay for their parking permit at the main reception, subject to availability and student requirement. The College aims to promote the use of sustainable travel as the first option but recognises that sometimes car travel is unavoidable. Car Share Cornwall is a free service for passengers and drivers to meet and share journeys for a cheaper and more environmentally friendly ride: www.carsharecornwall.com


110 - University of Plymouth

In Partnership with the University of Plymouth The University of Plymouth is renowned for high quality, internationally-leading education, research and innovation. With a mission to Advance Knowledge and Transform Lives, Plymouth is a *top 50 research university with clusters of world class research across a wide range of disciplines including marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. A twice winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, the University continues to grow in stature and reputation. It has a strong track record for teaching and learning excellence, and has one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university. With 21,000 students, and a further 17,000 studying for a Plymouth degree at partner institutions in the UK and around the world, and over 100,000 alumni pursuing their chosen careers globally, it has a growing global presence. As a partner college student, you can access online University services, use its library, electronic resources and learning support materials through its web-based student portal (including access to the Careers & Employability Service online careers information portal and jobs board). You are a member of its Students’ Union (UPSU) and can access sports clubs, societies, the advice service, the NUS Extra student discount card, volunteering opportunities, student representation and University sports facilities. Further information +44 (0)1752 585858 prospectus@plymouth.ac.uk www.plymouth.ac.uk University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA

* Research Fortnight Research Power League Table 2014


111 - University of Plymouth Students’ Union

UPSU

All students at Truro and Penwith College are members of the University of Plymouth Students’ Union (UPSU). This means that in addition to all the events and activities taking place at the College, students also have the opportunity to get involved with UPSU and are represented by them. UPSU is a democratic, student-led organisation that operates autonomously from the University itself to ensure that the student voice is heard across all institutions. Representation Every year students from the University of Plymouth elect six Sabbatical Officers of the Students’ Union who are subsequently responsible for representing the views of all students. Elections for full-time paid Executive Officers positions take place around February each year. Students can also become Student Representatives for their course, which involves listening to classmates about what works well, what doesn’t work quite as well and then bringing opinions forward to both the Students’ Union and the College to help improve student learning.

Activities UPSU runs the Sports Clubs and Societies at University that help students to participate in over 160 clubs and societies, from Mountain Biking to Musical Theatre, Juggling to Jujitsu. There are also many UPSU activities and clubs that students can access without needing to travel to Plymouth, and Truro and Penwith College staff and students can help start up some local clubs and societies where there is sufficient demand. Advice Centre UPSU offers a free, independent, confidential, impartial advice service, available to students regarding any aspect of their life. The service can be described as the ‘Citizens Advice Bureau for students’ with advice on student funding, academic, housing, welfare benefits, legal, debt being the key areas that students access the centre for. Entertainment Truro and Penwith College students have full access to the UPSU Events Calendar, from black tie Summer Balls to weekly club nights, live comedy to pub quizzes and value for money bars. 01752 588388 | info@upsu.com | www.upsu.com

Pearson

BTEC HNDs/HNCs Pearson is the world’s leading learning company with the simple mission of helping people to make more of their lives through learning. Recognised in more than 70 countries worldwide, Pearson accredits a number of the HNDs/HNCs offered at Truro and Penwith College including HND/HNC Art Practice, HND/HNC Fine Art: Methods and Materials and HND/HNC Hospitality Management. Pearson brings together leading names in education to provide a blend of content, curricula, assessment, training and technology to make learning more engaging and effective. As the UK’s largest awarding body regulated by Ofqual, Pearson works with experts and leaders in the education sector to ensure that high standards are maintained across all qualifications.


We’re Open Truro and Penwith College is open to everyone and boasts a thriving community of students of all ages and backgrounds, all here to achieve excellence. Why not visit us and see for yourself? Truro College Saturday 3 November 2018 Open Day (10.00am - 3.00pm) Thursday 6 December 2018 Open Evening (5.00pm - 8.00pm) Thursday 10 January 2019 Open Evening (5.00pm - 8.00pm) Saturday 2 March 2019 Open Morning (10.00am - 1.00pm) Thursday 2 May 2019 Open Evening (5.00pm - 8.00pm) Penwith College Saturday 24 November 2018 Open Day (10.00am - 3.00pm) Thursday 7 February 2019 Open Evening (5.00pm - 8.00pm) Saturday 9 March 2019 Open Morning (10.00am - 1.00pm) Wednesday 9 May 2019 Open Evening (5.00pm - 8.00pm) Open Events give students the opportunity to meet expert lecturers, tour the campus and gain insight from current students. With flexibility at the heart of our programmes, we understand that life can be busy and it’s difficult to find time to attend all events. That’s why we’re also offering the chance to visit the campus on your terms; please contact us or check the website to book onto an informal tour.

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Truro & Penwith College - University Prospectus 2019  
Truro & Penwith College - University Prospectus 2019