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Our Previous Newsletters:

31 January 2017 – New Year, New You!
14 February 2017 – Signs you should invest in education
28 February 2017 – Something New!
14 March 2017 – You’re Invited to Our Birthday!
28 March 2017 – Opportunities You Should Take
11 April 2017 – Helping You Get On Course!
25 April 2017 – Are you thinking about your future?
9 May 2017 – Passionate about the community
23 May 2017 – Festivals and events in Plymouth
6 June 2017 – Planning for the next academic year
20 June 2017 – Help make a difference!
4 July 2017 – Advice and Guidance
18 July 2017 – New Courses for 2017
01 August 2017 – Why We Love Learning (and so should you!) 
15 August 2017 – Enrol Online – It’s Easy!
29 August 2017 – Learning Opportunities For All 
12 September 2017 – Welcome to the New Academic Year!
26 September 2017 –  Free and Subsidised Courses
10 October 2017 – Making Learning Even Easier!


New Course Guide 2017-18

We are delighted to introduce our Autumn 2017 issue. To view our prospectus for the Autumn 2017 period please click here to view as a flip book or click here to download as a PDF.


We distribute a regular newsletter every fortnight which is full of all our latest news and events including offers only available to our subscribers. Click here to sign up to our mailing list. Our full list of previous editions is available for viewing on this page.

Our Video Reaches 10K Views!

We are excited to announce that our latest ‘About On Course’ Video has now received over 10,000 views on Facebook! Click here to watch the video in full HD. 

Community Unity Events!

Following on from our recent events, we are planning on running another one this August alongside DCH group. The event will be aimed at bringing communities together for a family fun day. Stay posted for more news.

Santander Discovery Grant

We are happy to announce that following our successful grant from Santander we are in the process of delivering an employability project with Affinity Sutton to help people who are experiencing long-term unemployment. 

Devon Libraries

We have been working together with Devon Libraries in Ivybridge and Tavistock to bring a series of courses and workshops to help encourage community learning. Search our courses for details. 

Plymouth Art Weekender

           Great news! The third Weekender event to be held in Plymouth is happening between 22nd- 24th September 2017.  Look out for news on On Course South West’s involvement.

Stonehouse Street Party

Save the Date! The Union Street Party is returning on 24 September. This event is organised by the community group Stonehouse Action, and this year On Course will be supporting the event.

Investing In Communities

Our delivery now includes working with the Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Council, helping to bring training workshops to refugees and asylum seekers in Plymouth.

Online Community

          We are passionate about supporting local communities, if you have an activity or opportunity you would like to share online,           please email us at

Community Learning

As part of our investment in education we offer free and subsidised leisure and qualification courses to people living in disadvantaged communities. Contact our community engagement team for details.

Family Learning

We offer a wide range of opportunities including free courses and workshops for families in schools, children’s centres, libraries and community settings. Click here to find out more or contact

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Autumn 2017-2018 – Course Guide out now!

View our new Adult Learning Course Guide which contains details of our courses for Autumn 2017-18. There are a range of courses listed which we hope you will find interesting, inspiring, challenging and fun.


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Information, Advice and Guidance

On Course has a team of Learning Advisers whose role is to help you identify goals and make informed decisions about the next steps for your learning. Learning Advisers are available by phone, email and in person.

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