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If you get a feeling of satisfaction from helping others, then you might be suited to one of thousands of meaningful and rewarding opportunities within the public services.

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Variety is key, and covering such an array of topics helps our students understand the society which they intend to serve, whilst developing a variety of highly transferable skills and qualities, such as teamwork, communication, leadership and resilience.


For those set on joining the Armed Forces or one of our vital emergency services, our highly experienced staff will support you as you prepare physically and mentally for your next steps. 


Close links with various organisations mean our students are treated to a variety of trips and talks from guest speakers, giving them rare insights into their chosen career or maybe even opening their eyes to opportunities they hadn’t even dreamed of. 

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Choose your course

Community and Public Services Management (Healthcare)

  • Course code: UF6058, UX6058
  • Level: 6
  • Qualification: BSc (Hons)
  • Course type: Full-time
  • Duration: One year full-time

Community and Public Services

  • Course code: UF6300, UX6301
  • Level: 5
  • Qualification: Foundation Degree
  • Course type: Full-time, Part-time
  • Duration: Two years (full-time), three years (part-time)

Community and Public Services Management

  • Course code: UF6057, UX6057
  • Level: 6
  • Qualification: BSc (Hons)
  • Course type: Full-time, Part-time
  • Duration: One year (full-time), two years (part-time)
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“I had a good connection with the lecturers. They knew my strengths and weaknesses, and they were able to bring the modules to life.”

Tyler Brandon-Silsby

“I’ve enjoyed having the opportunity to try new things like watersports and I’m looking forward to doing some more land-based activities.”

Beth Fobbester

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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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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