It’s not too late to be part of it

10 September 2019 | College News

Places are filling up fast at City College Plymouth, but it’s not too late to be part of it.

Perhaps you’ve gone back to school and realised it’s not right for you. Maybe you’re looking for an Apprenticeship so you can earn while you learn. Or maybe you just want to make a change and don’t know where to start? City College Plymouth can help!

The College has places available on a wide range of courses and Apprenticeships, ranging from entry level qualifications to university degrees, in subjects including hair and beauty, media and games, IT, science, bricklaying, air cabin crew, and drama and dance.

Bob Hunter, Director of Student Journey at the College, said: “Our Careers team sees many young people who have a passion for one subject and wish they could focus all their efforts in that area, others simply want a change from the traditional classroom environment, and a great number want to change because they thrive on a more ‘hands-on’ approach to learning.

“Employers want young people who get stuck in and the College prides itself on supporting students to get involved with volunteering, fundraising and other extracurricular activities. Our support teams are there for our students every step of the way, so there are many ways to engage with student life.”

Tom Briggs, who recently completed a Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Applied Science (Biomedical), said: “When I came to the College I had no formal qualifications. I was really pleased to gain my Level 2 in Applied Science and now that I’ve completed my level 3, I am really proud to have received an offer to study biomedical science at the University of Plymouth. Definitely consider City College Plymouth – the environment, the support and the College itself are all amazing.”

Keelie Chappell recently completed the air cabin crew course at the College and is progressing to the Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism. She said: “I would highly recommend the air cabin crew course because every day is different and never gets boring. The trips and activities are fantastic, as is the support you receive from the lecturers. They really keep you motivated throughout the year.”

With his training at the College, Foundation Degree Game Design and Production student, Stephen Chapman, has secured a job as a Technical Artist for video game developer Frontier Developments. Stephen said: “The course was flexible, taught by lecturers with expert knowledge and I was given the space and time to experiment. I had the opportunity to explore all avenues of game design and discover my own passion.”

Stephen added: “There was regular support from tutors and advice on all aspects of student life, from mental health to finance and housing. At City College there was always someone on hand to talk to, whatever the issue.”

Daniel Chambers studied a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts at the College and is now working as an actor for stage and television. Daniel said: “The course was incredibly broad and the opportunities to explore different genres prepared me well for drama school. The College is all about creating connections with professionals and exposing students to fantastic opportunities for the future.”

If you’re not sure which course is for you and want to explore your options, come along to one of City College’s Course Information Drop-in events on 11 and 18 September, 4.30pm-6.30pm at Kings Road, visit or call 01752 305300.

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