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Did you know that most students who study at City College Plymouth don’t pay anything for their course?

Courses for 16-18 year-olds are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency, and a wide range of courses for adults aged 19+ are either funded or partially funded too.

In addition, the College has a dedicated Funding Office that does everything it can to support students with what they need to succeed, including travel costs, meals, childcare, laptops and tech, books, course equipment, and much more.

Free Breakfast and Bus Travel

We offer every student a free breakfast on College days and access to a free bus service running Monday to Friday from the City Centre to the Kings Road campus.

Find Out if You Qualify

To find out what funding and support you qualify for, click the boxes below or get in touch with the Student Learning Fund team.

Apply for Support

For help with your application, call the Student Learning Fund team on 01752 305110,or e-mail us

Please refer to our guidelines for making your application for the Student Learning Fund 2023/24.

Free Courses for Adults

Adults earning less than £20,319 a year can study a variety of entry-level, level 1 and level 2 courses for FREE. Income is based on what you earn alone and not your household income. You might also be eligible to study a level 3 course for free depending on your age, prior qualifications and the course you wish to study.

We also have courses that are FREE for everyone!

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Advanced Learner Loans

Advanced Learner Loans are there to help any students aged 19+ to cover course fees for level 3 and above. So you don’t have to worry about paying for your course upfront. There’s no means testing or formal credit checks and once it’s approved, your fees are paid to the College automatically.

Why choose City College Plymouth?

Find out how we can be your learning destination of choice.


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