Cornwall College

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Coordinates: 50°20′46″N 4°47′06″W / 50.346°N 4.785°W / 50.346; -4.785

Cornwall College
Cornwall Coll logo.jpg
TypeFurther Education College
Department for Education URN130627 Tables
PrincipalElaine McMahon
Enrolment45,000 (10% full-time, 90% part-time)[1]

The Cornwall College Group (TCCG) (Cornish: Kollji Kernow) is a further education college situated on various sites throughout Cornwall and Devon, England, United Kingdom, with its main centre in St Austell. The college is a member of the Collab Group of high performing schools.[2] It is part of the Combined Universities in Cornwall, and offers higher education courses to master's degree level under franchise from the University of Plymouth.


Cornwall College is the only college in South West England to be a Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) in four areas.[3] The college also has five AoC Beacon Awards, highlighting the College’s ability to work in partnership with external organisations, and in 2016 was one of just two colleges to be awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education. [4] It is one of 26 training providers to have been awarded the UK government's Training Quality Standard.[5]

The significant achievement of Foundation Degree Awarding Powers (FDAP) in May 2018 means that TCCG is the only college in the region with the ability to award Foundation Degrees and award credit for professional development modules completed at Levels 4 and 5. FDAP allows TCCG to efficiently co-create HE programmes with key employers to meet the requirements of businesses, signals competence to existing and new partners and facilitates development of provision in subject areas where sector-leading expertise exists.

The Group also achieved a Silver Teaching Excellence Framework Outcomes (TEF) Award.

A TCCG student won the AoC Adult Student of the Year 2018, reflecting the Group's commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.


There are eight campuses within the Cornwall College group, at Camborne, Newquay, Saltash, St Austell, Duchy College, Rosewarne and Stoke Climsland, Bicton College and Falmouth Marine School.[6]


With more than 15,000 learners each year, The Cornwall College Group teaches more apprenticeships, more adult learners and more HE in FE learners than any other college in Devon and Cornwall.

It delivers in excess of 2,000 technical and professional qualifications, alongside GCSEs, A-levels and Access to Higher Education, significantly contributing to the education of local economies.

Courses are offered in Arts, Media & Performing Arts; Business, Administration & Law; Catering & Hospitality; Construction Trades; Conservation, Zoology and Animal Behaviour; Early Years; Engineering; Hair, Beauty & Wellbeing; Information & Communication Technology; Motor Vehicle; Foundation Learning plus English & Maths; Public Services; Science; Social Care & Health; Sport, Fitness & Outdoor; Travel & Tourism; and the School of Education and Professional Development.[6]


See Category:People educated at Cornwall College

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  1. ^ a b "CC FOI Scheme Introduction". Retrieved 13 Nov 2009.
  2. ^ "Collab Group". Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Cornwall College". Getting in. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  4. ^ "The 157 Group congratulates member Colleges on national awards". 157 Group. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  5. ^ Training Quality standard Archived June 26, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ a b "Cornwall College". Cornwall College. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  7. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Person Page 42417". Retrieved 6 January 2013.

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