Whether you’d like to improve your job prospects, start on a new career path, develop new skills or discover a different hobby, we have a course for you.
Why choose City College?
When you choose to study at City College Plymouth, you’ll benefit from*:
- excellent teaching and learning facilities
- dedicated and supportive subject expert teachers
- exceptional financial support and guidance
- impressive financial support from the Student Learning Fund
- in-house career coaching.
* Please note that some benefits are available to full-time students only.
Flexible Study Options
There’s no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to our courses, as course duration can range from one day to several years. Once you’ve decided on a course you’d like to study, the course information page will indicate how long the course is, and whether it’s online, in-person, or both.
If you’re not sure where to start, please get in touch with our Careers Team on 01752 305388 and our Information Advisers will be happy to answer all of your questions about adult learning at City College Plymouth.
Course Fees and Funding
Don’t let the cost of studying put you off – most of our students study for FREE, and those who don’t qualify for funding are very often eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.
Eligibility depends on both the course you have chosen to study and your individual circumstances.
Please visit our funding page for more details.
What we Offer for Adult Learners
Covering a broad range of learning areas such as health and beauty, hospitality, engineering and so much more, these are courses that focus on skills that you can use in the workplace, which can help to further your career.
City College Plymouth offers a range of higher education university-level courses in partnership with Plymouth Marjon University and the University of Plymouth.
Access courses are one year courses that bring you up to speed with the skills and qualifications necessary to enter a degree-level course either at the College or at a university.
GCSEs in English, maths and the sciences are often required as a starting point before you can study further. Gain these essential skills qualifications to unlock a brighter future with an access course or degree.
English is the foundation of all of our courses, so if it’s not your first language, an ESOL course will unlock a world of study opportunities for you!
Speak to us about your staff training needs, from management and professional skills to more technical industry-specific qualifications. Many of our courses can be offered free of charge, or with a small co-payment per employee.
Whether you’re changing careers or upskilling with your current employer, with over 1,500 apprentices currently learning while they work through City College, we’re sure to find the right fit for you.
Adults living in the UK who don’t hold a maths and English GCSE are entitled to study these for free at the College.
Gain new skills and qualifications from the comfort of your home with our wide variety of online courses.
Multiply Maths is a new government-funded programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills.
Tony's Story: Access to Higher Education
Mature student Tony is not only learning about history, he’s creating it too!
Tony, aged 71, has recently completed an Access to Higher Education course at City College Plymouth and is now set to become possibly the oldest ever history undergraduate at the University of Plymouth when he takes on a degree there.
With a remarkable story about positivity, loss and learning, Tony shows us it is never too late to learn!
Learn more about Tony’s story through the video below!