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About Us

We’ve been helping students to get the skills and qualifications they need since 1887! We’re now one of the leading providers of vocational, professional and technical training in the South West.

We can offer you:

  • 100s of courses to choose from
  • tutors that have real experience in the industry they’re teaching
  • nationally recognised qualifications
  • hands-on experience
  • great facilities, from our multi-million-pound Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM, to a day spa and restaurant
  • help with funding
  • the support you need, from childcare to careers advice
  • and a lot more …

We work with employers to make sure you get the skills, knowledge and training you need to succeed in your chosen career. From hospitality and catering, to performing arts, we can help make your dream a reality.

Key Facts:

  • number of full-time students – 4,024
  • number of part-time students – 8,425
  • total number of students – 12,449 (including 604 higher education students and 145 non-EU international students)
  • number of apprentices – 1,594 (including sub-contracted apprentices)
  • number of employees – 648
  • annual College Group turnover – £31m
  • 10% of Plymouth’s population trained every year
  • direct contribution to the economy – £53m, indirect – £61m.

Enriching our community through knowledge, experience and skills