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Adult Learners

It’s never too late to be part of it.

Learn a new skill, retrain or get a new qualification with City College Plymouth. The UK and South West’s top performing College can offer you a range of courses designed to fit around your work and home life. Can’t decide which route is best for you? Get free and impartial careers advice and guidance from our Careers team who can guide you through the range of options.

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We’re here to support you …

Whether it’s childcare, funding or flexible hours that you need to enable you to study, we will do the best we can to support you.

You can achieve your career goals without breaking the bank. Find out about all the funding support available, including Advanced Learner Loans, and the full range of FREE courses. Our expert teams are here to help and advise you.

Did you know …?

You can study up to 16 hours per week and still claim benefits?
You can get your course for free if you are:

  • studying English and maths
  • earning less than £16,000 (gross per year)
  • aged between 19 and 23 and want to study your first level 2 or 3 qualification.

Advanced Learner Loans are not means tested and you don’t have to pay them back until you earn over £25k.

Flexible study to fit around you

Students of all ages choose to come and study with us because we offer a wide range of qualifications, a flexible approach to learning and excellent teaching. Whether you’re looking for a part-time course to learn a new skill, or a full-time university-level course to change your career, our wide range of qualifications means that we’re sure to have something for you.

Working full-time? Don’t let it stop you from achieving your qualification. Check out our range of evening courses for either professional development or turning your hobby into a career.

Access to higher education

If you’re ready to return to education after taking some time out, then our Access courses are a great way to boost your confidence, increase your study skills and prepare you to get the place on the foundation or undergraduate degree you’ve always wanted.

Get your degree with a university-level course

We’ve been rated GOLD by the Teaching Excellence Framework for our university-level courses, thanks to our friendly and accessible environment, expert lecturing staff and students’ achievements.

Study for your degree with City College Plymouth and benefit from:

  • small class sizes and your own personal tutor
  • excellent opportunities for progression
  • more cost-effective options than other providers.

Find out about the full range of HNC, Diploma and Degree courses on offer and how to apply.

English and maths courses

Join other adult learners to improve your skills for FREE. Our English and maths courses will help you gain confidence in your own abilities and learn the key skills you need … so you can even help your children with their homework!

Apprenticeships – earn while you learn!

Think all apprentices are school leavers? Think again!

  • Apprenticeships are not just for school leavers and young people; there is no upper age limit.
  • Learn from experts in the field and develop the skills and theory required by industry.
  • Apprenticeships can be undertaken at any level.
  • Apprenticeships are funded by the Government and your employer, so no student debt to worry about!

City College Plymouth has a range of  job/career vacancies with local employers. Find out about our suite of Apprenticeships available now.

Click here to see our Adult Education Guide.