Truro And Penwith College Achieves High Standard Award


Truro and Penwith College has been awarded the Training Quality Standard, (TQS) recognising its work in providing outstanding training and development for businesses in Cornwall. This award acknowledges the College as one of the leading training providers in the country. The TQS was created by the Learning and Skills Council, as an assessment framework designed to recognise and celebrate the best organisations in the country.

Employees celebrating having successfully passed their training course
Employees celebrating having successfully passed their training course

Truro and Penwith College Business Centre Manager Sue Lovell comments “We are delighted to have all our hard work and commitment in developing Cornish Businesses recognised as ‘outstanding’ on a national scale. Achieving this Standard reflects the commitment of the College in providing appropriate training that is responsive to changing market requirements and ultimately meets the needs of businesses in Cornwall.”

To achieve the TQS Award, a rigorous and independent assessment analysed the work of the College in a number of areas including its responsiveness to employers, its excellence in delivering training and its commitment to continuous improvement. The TQS also contacted a sample of 300 of the College’s key clients to confirm the quality of its employer engagement services with over 80% rating the College 8 or better on a scale of 1 to 10.

Peter Hillman, Lead Assessor commented “There is clear evidence that the College is being ‘demand led’ and responding to the changing needs of employers and their approaches are tailored to meet the requirements of individual employers. Throughout the College there is a demonstrable empowerment of staff and a ‘can do’ culture which also encourages innovation and new ideas.”

Truro and Penwith College Business Centre has successfully grown over the past five years and their commitment to providing high quality training and support for businesses has never been stronger.

Sandie Martyn, HR Manager from the National Maritime Museum Cornwall comments “Every single person in our organisation who has attended training through Truro and Penwith College has emerged with greatly enhanced confidence in themselves and the ability to maximise their performance at work. Staff have nothing but praise for the trainers who are, without exception, supportive, challenging and inspiring. We appreciate the willingness and ability of Truro and Penwith College and its staff.”

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