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City College


Located in South West England, the City College Plymouth is a tertiary institution as well as a further education college which offers a series of professional, technical, and vocational qualifications, Apprenticeships, Access to full-time and part-time Foundation and Higher Education Degree courses along with bespoke and professional training to local employers.

Formerly known as the Plymouth College of Further Education, the institution, later on, changed its name to City College Plymouth on 1 January 2007. Currently catering to about 12,449 students, the college also works in partnership with the University of Plymouth, which supports the City College Plymouth- Foundation Degree provision. 

Some of the famous alumni of the City College Plymouth include David Rowe- Managing Director of Applied Automation, Jonathan Morcom- Director of the Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Anton Piotrowski- Masterchef Winner 2012, former Chef Patron of the Michelin Starred Treby Arms, Sparkwell, and Chris Gates- Managing Director of Princess Yachts plc. 

Student accommodation City College Plymouth

Studying at City College Plymouth students will find a wide variety of Student Accommodation in Plymouth to choose from. Ranging from safe and secure university halls of residence to lavish yet affordable PBSA, private rentals, and homestays, students can choose whatever suits their requirements.

The City College Plymouth accommodation includes a safe, secure, and comfortable student halls. Situated at a walkable distance from the campus, City College Plymouth student halls is one of the most popular and best choices for students who are new to the City and do not wish to stay away from the campus. However, thanks to its overgrowing popularity, the City College Plymouth accommodation tends to get sold out at a rapid pace. 

Apart from the city college accommodation, students can also choose from the wide range of good quality affordable student accommodation in Plymouth, which includes premium studio rooms, en-suite apartments, non-en suites rooms, and shared flats. Some of the popular student accommodation close to city college Plymouth includes iQ Astor House, Beckley Point, Plymouth cross house and Mary Parker House. 


The City College Plymouth currently operates at two campuses, one at Plymouth and another one at Piquet Barracks. Apart from this, the college also had another campus at the Goschen Centre in Keyham, which focused on science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM). However, in order to build a new STEM building at the foundational Kings Road campus, the Keyham campus was shut down in the autumn of 2016. 

Located in Plymouth on King's Road, the City College Plymouth Kings Road campus houses refurbished engineering Centre, smaller STEM Centre and a Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM which intends to train students in key priority sectors for the City, which imitates 'real-world environment across a range of industry sectors. The college also hosts a Marine Training Centre supported by Princess Yachts International plc, which provides specialist marine training for apprentices and students aged between 16 to 18, undertaking full-time courses related to marine engineering and other nautical related programs. 

Located at Cumberland Road, Devonport, the Picquet Barracks offers its students with facilities including Engineering Workshops, I.T Suite, and Milo's Munchies Cafe. The campus also houses the Picquet Barracks Ocean Suite along with the Training and Reception Building. 

Student life

Located at a comfortable distance from Plymouth's city centre, students studying at the Plymouth city college can enjoy the best of both worlds. Filled up to brim with a variety of pubs, bars, trendy restaurants, live music venues and places to explore, the Britain's Ocean City "Plymouth" is full of fun and entertainment options. 

Right from enjoying a great time while you're working towards your career, students studying at the city college can also enjoy the college's state-of-the-art facilities, which include on-campus salon, Cafes, Restaurants, Library and study spaces. Grab a quick cup of coffee at the Costa coffee before you head to your lectures or enjoy a quick snack at the PL1. Apart from this, the City College also houses a friendly and vibrant Students' Union along with a number of societies and clubs for students to join. 

Planning to head out to the City? Head out to the Plymouth Hoe, which offers the City's most beautiful views and also houses a number of restaurants, coffee shops and bars. Enjoy a pleasant Sunday walk along the coastal path at the Devil's Point or stroll along with the beautiful flower plantation at the Elizabethan Gardens. 

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