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Youth Liaison Team

City College Plymouth is committed to working closely with secondary schools in Plymouth and East Cornwall to ensure their pupils apply for the appropriate course to meet their career aspirations.

We know that good information, advice and guidance is crucial in raising the aspirations of young people.   

We can tailor activities to suit your needs, so do contact us if you can’t find what you’re looking for. The College also attends a number of school careers events throughout the year, so please let us know about any events you are holding.

E-mail us at or call us on 01752 856800.

Our Offer

Presentation & Talks

We pride ourselves on delivering a range of informal and informative sessions to students from Year 7 through to Year 13. Regardless of the topic, all presentations are mindful of the various options available to young people, and whilst we will promote the College’s post-16 options where appropriate during our presentations, it is never to the exclusion of other pathways.

  • Alternatives to University – this presentation focuses on the different ways to access university-level study.
  • Apprenticeships – whether you are looking to book a school assembly to fit in with National Apprenticeship Week, or would like to offer your students a talk or interactive workshop, we can help.
  • Employer Expectations – this talk covers everything from first impressions, to the importance of a clean social media presence and can be especially valuable before they embark on their work experience.
  • General – this presentation will provide a broad overview of what the College can offer young people.
  • T Levels – find out more about the next level qualification. Your Year 11s will have the opportunity to be among the first cohort to apply for T Levels. They combine work experience with classroom learning so students complete their studies with both the knowledge and practical skills required by their chosen sector.

We also provide bespoke workshops and can tailor presentations to your needs. Just let us know what you require.

Sherford Careers 

The Sherford Skills Training Scheme Co-ordinator is based at City College Plymouth. With the primary objective of getting young people involved in building the new town through Apprenticeships, vocational NVQs, work experience and work placements, we are able to deliver assemblies about the construction careers involved in the development, with the option of a follow-up site tour for interested students.

Maths Centre for Excellence

The Maths Centre for Excellence is one of only 21 centres aimed at delivering sustained improvements in maths outcomes for 16 to 19-year-olds.

The Maths Centre for Excellence offers:

  • Motivation, Resilience, Wellbeing and Study Skills workshops for 16+ through Positively MAD and MADE
  • meetings and events for STEM Plymouth and Primary Maths Hub
  • revision guides and interactive activities for all ages
  • videos on the use of numeracy in careers
  • mini webinars on a range of topics from maths mastery, pedagogy and GCSE results
  • support to staff in completing Teaching Subject Specialism Training in GCSE Maths Google site.

E-mail to book a session or for more information.

Twitter and Instagram @mathscoe

Junior Academies

During term-time, we run a range of Junior Academies which provide 14 to 16-year-olds with the chance to learn more about a particular course area whilst gaining meaningful experience in a college environment.

Upcoming Events

Course Taster Sessions

Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 October 2022, 10.15am – 3.15pm

Tuesday 14 – Thursday 16 February 2023, 10.15am – 3.15pm

Whilst many Year 11s will know exactly what they want to do after their GCSEs and beyond, some need the opportunity to try out different sector areas to see what fits. These sessions are a great opportunity for young people to have fun during the half-term break, whilst gaining an insight into the various vocational opportunities available at the College.

Our regular events provide young people and their parents/carers the chance to explore all of the options available.

Careers Open Days

Saturday 5  November 2022, 10.00am – 1.00pm

Saturday 28 January 2023, 10.00am – 1.00pm

Saturday 6 May 2023, 10.00am – 1.00pm

Our Open Day is a chance for your pupils to:
• tour the College and see our fantastic industry-standard facilities
• learn about our vibrant student community from current students
• talk to lecturers about the courses on offer
• find out what employers are looking for in potential employees.


Apprenticeships Open Evening

Wednesday 8 February, 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Wednesday 19 April, 4.30m – 6.30pm

This event will be an opportunity for pupils to immerse and enjoy some hands-on experience among our state-of-the-art facilities. We will be joined by local employers offering the perfect opportunity to begin networking and finding out about the companies you might one day wish to join. You can also learn more about the various courses in these areas.

You will also be able to find out about Apprenticeships, Access to Higher Education, university-level study, student support services, funding, careers and more.

Young Chef Team Challenge

Friday 10 March, 9.00am – 1.30pm

We are excited to once again be able to host the Young Chef Team Challenge. This is a great opportunity for any budding chefs to roll up their sleeves, don their whites, and put their culinary skills to the test. 

Your team will need to create a starter, main and dessert using ingredients chosen by one of our chef lecturers. 

We will invite players from a local sports team along with a local chef to judge the competition. The menus designed by each team will need to reflect the healthy, high energy requirements of athletes as well as being pleasing to the eye.

Register your interest by e-mailing us.