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Coming to City College Plymouth could be your next step towards a great career and we have lots of courses for you to choose from.

About Us

We’ve been helping students to get the skills and qualifications they need since 1887 and we’re now one of the leading providers of vocational, professional and technical training in the South West. Since being awarded the Gold Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework, our higher education department and the College as a whole has been recognised as delivering “excellence for all of its students”. So, embarking on a journey with City College could be your next step towards a great career, and we have lots of courses for you to choose from! And, our friendly team is here for you from your very first inquiry, right through to graduation.

What to study

City College Plymouth has over 300 courses to choose from alongside a selection of pathways curated specifically for our international students.

Summer School

The Summer Enrichment Programme, running over the course of two weeks, offers students a dynamic educational experience. Participants will engage in interactive lessons that include English, along with two additional interactive subjects. This programme represents an excellent opportunity for students to experience learning in the UK, enhance their English proficiency, and acquire and hone new skills. Through this immersive educational venture, students gain valuable insights into the diverse curriculum offerings and supportive learning environment at City College Plymouth, setting the stage for their future academic and career pursuits.

Why choose us

Going abroad to study can be incredibly exciting but we know it can be a little scary too, so we have a dedicated team at City College Plymouth to help you get settled in. They’re here for you from your very first enquiry, right through to graduation. Whether you want advice on visas, or just someone to chat to, there’s always someone here to help.

Here are more reasons why you should choose us:

  • City College Plymouth is rated ‘good with outstanding features’ by Ofsted – the government body responsible for ensuring education quality
  • Plymouth is a very safe, clean and friendly city to live and study
  • international students receive great results with a pass rate of 97%
  • we have some incredible facilities to support your learning
  • improving English language skills is embedded into international learning at City College Plymouth
  • we will make sure your time here in Plymouth is jam-packed with memorable trips and activities.
KIngs Road Campus - City College Plymouth

You can manage your own time and get to know the local culture, knowledge, and even the pace of life during your studies.


I really enjoy my online classes and the materials are easy to understand.


“I’m looking forward to going to Plymouth and the fun activities and trips the College has to offer.”


I chose City College because they have a really nice program for their students from all over the world.


Study abroad opportunities for UK students

Studying in a different country can be life changing. We’re proud that we can help people to make the most of the experience. The College’s dedicated International and Partnerships teams form links with other education and training providers and employers around the world to enhance the employability prospects of our students.

Virtual Tour

City College Plymouth like you’ve never seen it before. Tour our facilities from the comfort of your sofa and explore our various subject area-focused introductory videos and demonstrations.

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