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Truro & Penwith College

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

What we do:

We offer a diverse range of educational opportunities in Cornwall and have achieved Grade 1 in every key category in a January 2007 Ofsted inspection report.

Why we became a healthy workplace:

A Sustainability Group was formed in October 2013 which is committed to working towards and promoting economic, social and environmental sustainability.  This includes actively promoting the Health and Wellbeing of all College users.  The Healthy Workplace award seemed the ideal opportunity to bring together all that we currently do and to look at areas in which we can improve.

Recent health and well being activities:

We have created a 'one stop' Health and Wellbeing  area on our Intranet which includes:


We now send an E-bulletin every term to inform staff of Health, Wellbeing, Sport and Sustainability initiatives. 

We have three enthusiastic Sport Activators who have a timetable of over 20 weekly physical activities/classes that staff can join in for free from Fab Abs and Cardio Cycling to Gym Sessions and Swimming. 

The College continues to offer access to free part time courses for Staff and to promote and signpost staff to external agencies in Cornwall providing resources, information and activities to help maintain a health and wellbeing.

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.


 Feedback from our 2014 Staff Survey:
 "its a great place to work and this is reflected in my enjoyment of the job"
 "Overall, I am very happy. I love my job and find that I can usually strike a balance and deal with any challenges."
"Lots of classes/activities on the Intranet should I want to participate"
"Penwith College runs a fantastic Health & Fitness Club in the hours outside lessons for all Staff & Students promoting a Healthy Lifestyle"

- Member of staff

One in five people report feeling extremely stressed at work


People suffering from obesity could reduce their future earning power by as much as £500 per annum because qualifciations, skills and experience become outdated during long term absences from work caused by their conditions.

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