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We believe further education should be accessible to everybody. Whether you’re an existing student here, studying elsewhere, or you are a parent assisting your child with what to do next, you are invited to be part of it.

Why Skills Development

We offer a range of well-established courses for young people and adults with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Some of these courses are linked to community organisations and other agencies and our staff are experienced and skilled at assessing potential students and meeting their needs through individual learning plans.

Our campus at Kings Road provides a safe, enjoyable and supportive environment for learning, as well as the opportunity to mix and become part of our diverse learning community.

Choose your course

Independence and Work Skills

  • Course code: SDG
  • Level: E
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Course type: Full-time
  • Duration: One year


  • Course code: SDH1
  • Level: 1
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Course type: Full-time
  • Duration: One year

Preparing for Work and Life

  • Course code: SDH2
  • Level: E
  • Qualification: Award
  • Course type: Full-time
  • Duration: One year
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“Being at the College has really helped me to feel more comfortable around new people.”

Daniel Bonnage

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. 

“City College set me up for life.”

Liam Hirons

“Studying at City College allowed me to develop vital skills, knowledge and experience.”

Hannah Buckingham

“I’m pleased I did my Access course with the College. The lecturers were really supportive and you would always get a quick response to a question.”

Caley Mead