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Truro and Penwith College: "Recognised as outstanding on a national scale"

By This is Cornwall  |  Posted: October 21, 2008

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TRURO and Penwith College has been presented with an award recognising its work in providing outstanding training and development for businesses in Cornwall.

The Training Quality Standard (TQS) acknowledges the college as one of the leading training providers in the country.

Truro and Penwith College business centre manager Sue Lovell said: "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 eight or better on a scale of one to 10.

Lead assessor Peter Hillman 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."

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