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Colleges and Training Providers in Plymouth

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Colleges generally provide academic and vocational education for students over 16 years old, including GCSEs, A-Levels, BTECs, apprenticeships, and more. Many offer higher education courses too.

There are several types of colleges, such as general FE (further education) colleges, sixth-form colleges, specialist colleges (e.g., for certain vocational skills), and agricultural colleges.

Training providers generally focus on vocational, technical, and professional training for various industries and sectors. Many work with employers to provide apprenticeships.

Colleges and training providers form a major part of the post-16 education and skills sector. They cater to students who want to pursue vocational pathways, professional courses, apprenticeships, etc. instead of traditional academic routes. They provide alternatives to school sixth forms for 16-18-year olds, as well as mature learners.

Plymouth has several colleges and training providers, with the main ones being listed below:

If you run a training college or are a training provider that is not shown, then please get in touch so that we can add you to the list.

In addition to the colleges and training providers listed on this page, there might be other similar organisations listed within the Plymouth Online Directory.

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