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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

Special Educational Needs

  • Course code: CSPEN
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Awarding body: Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE)
  • Duration: 20 Weeks
  • Course type: Distance learning, Part-time

Independence and Work Skills

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


  • Course code: SDH1
  • Level: 1, E
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Awarding body: Cambridge Access Validating Agency (CAVA)
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: Full-time
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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. 

James Barnard City College Plymouth

“It was really worth coming here and getting that on-site experience, all while learning how to become a trainee site manager.”


“That’s exactly what this course with City College offers, a taste of everything.”

Thomas Halton City College Plymouth

“For me, working with my hands is one of the most interesting things I can do so I really wanted to make a career out of it.”