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Truro & Penwith College

One of the best tertiary colleges in the country for education & training.

What we do:

We are one of the best colleges in the country, a fact recognised by Ofsted which gave us Outstanding status following our review in February 2016. We  offering an exceptional range of courses, providing industry-standard equipment and resources, all housed in modern, purpose-built facilities.  In 2017  Callywith College also opened in association with us to bring the same quality and provision to North and East Cornwall.

Why we became a healthy workplace:

Because its the right thing to do!

Recent health and well being activities:

We keep our one stop' Health and Wellbeing area on our Intranet up to date with new initiatives and we send an E-bulletin every term to inform staff of Health, Wellbeing, Sport and Sustainability initiatives This year campaigns included One You, Active 10, Mental Health Day, Cancer Awareness etc .  We carried out a Hydration Challenge, went to the aqua park, increased staff benefits and discounts.   

We have a timetable of over 60 weekly physical activities/classes that staff can join in for free from Rock Climbing  and Cardio Cycling to Gym Sessions and Swimming along with free part time courses.

Staff from all departments and of varying fitness levels have successfully trained for and competed in the River Dart Mud Run, ROC 5k, Mild Night Runs with more events planned for the future.

This year the college also won both the AoC’s Beacon Award for Mental Health and Wellbeing and Leading Light Accolade.  The AoC Beacon Awards celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK further education colleges and in this case for promoting a culture of well-being across all stakeholders, students and staff.

TRAC Services Ltd

"I think this is a fantastic initiative and works well for small and large companies.  It is well worth the time investment for any company and has created a real buzz and moral boost here, which is an added bonus" - TRAC Services Ltd.

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Professor Dame Carol Black is Expert Adviser on Health and Work to NHS England and Public Health England presented the awards. She said at the 2017 Workplace Health Conference and Awards“It always gives me great pleasure to return to Cornwall to present the Workplace Health Awards, which go from strength to strength each year. These awards show the commitment of organisations, public and private, large and small, to employees' health and wellbeing. They also acknowledge the relationship between health and wellbeing, engagement and productivity"

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