Top of the class for apprenticeships

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The latest national Apprenticeship Achievement Rate data, released by the Department for Education (DfE), has placed Truro and Penwith College as the top college provider of apprenticeships in Cornwall and Devon.

The data is based on the percentage of apprentices successfully completing their qualifications and shows Truro and Penwith College apprentices have achieved a success rate of 62.7%, well above the national average of 54.3%.

The college’s achievement rate places it not only top across Cornwall and Devon but also as one of the top five college providers of apprenticeship training in the south west.

The news comes a few months after the DfE announced Truro and Penwith College as Cornwall’s only ‘Apprenticeship Expert’, one of only five FE colleges to have achieved the status across the UK.

Hayley McKinstry, director of partnerships and apprenticeships at Truro and Penwith College, said: “We are delighted to be recognised as Cornwall and Devon’s top college provider of apprenticeship training. I’d like to extend my gratitude and congratulations to our high-achieving apprentices, industry expert teaching teams and top employers for whom this recognition is well deserved.”