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Skills aren’t just important for finding a job, they are essential for life in general. At City College, we appreciate not everyone has the same opportunity to develop certain skills which is why we have spent years designing and delivering courses to give everyone that chance. 

Why employability and life skills

We recognise how quickly our world can change and our staff are committed to helping everyone to make the most of the opportunities available thanks to developments in technology. Our courses are designed to build confidence and encourage resilience, and with our support, you can get the job you want and live the life you want. 

From programmes delivered by the Prince’s Trust to a short course to boost digital literacy, City College can help you to live your best life. 

Choose your course

Employability Skills

  • Course code: PTE4
  • Level: 1
  • Qualification: Award
  • Course type: Short course
  • Duration: Two weeks

Employability Skills

  • Course code: PTE5, PTE6, PTE7
  • Level: 1
  • Qualification: Award
  • Course type: Part-time
  • Duration: Between six and 24 weeks

Prince’s Trust Team Programme

  • Course code: PVT13
  • Level: 1
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Course type: Full-time
  • Duration: 12 weeks
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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.

Welcome to City College


We hold multiple events all year round, from Year 11 taster sessions to full open days. Our events are a great way to see our facilities, meet our staff and get a feel for life at City College.