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Home Schooling Help for Struggling Parents

Many families are struggling with home-schooling during lockdown. We want to help so we’ve launched a free package of support for vulnerable families in our communities.

Let’s Make 2021 a Good Year

We might be off to a challenging start, but we’re taking some of the best things to come out of 2020 and making them even better for 2021.

Covid-19 Update January 2021

Further to the recent guidance from government on Covid 19 restrictions we can confirm our existing online courses are not affected; they will continue this month and into the Spring term as scheduled.

Found your Ideal Course? Make a Quick Start with Our Fast-Track Application Process

New for 2021: We’ve introduced a new fast track process to simplify registration for our nationally recognised online qualifications.

A Career in Care Could be Waiting for You

Did you know that there are currently over 2,000 jobs available in health and social care in Plymouth?

Adults in Plymouth succeed through online learning

Read about the benefits of online learning and qualifications from one of our learners.

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We’re helping adult learners in Plymouth and surrounding areas look to the future with a range of new, flexible courses starting in September 2020.

Special Offers

Online Qualifications for Free!

For a limited time only, you can work towards a qualification – all completely free

On Course Points

On Course for Points is an initiative to encourage and reward, good attendance. For each hour of every course you attend, you will receive one point towards a cumulative total at the end of the academic year.

Free Family Learning

Discover new skills learning together as a family with our FREE Family Learning activities run by our experienced tutors in schools, children’s centres and here at On Course South West.

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I managed to pass my GCSE, probably one of the oldest learners at age 64. Now I’m looking to get back into learning and hopefully take an A level in maths.”


Studying English Functional Skills, I now have an improved confidence and I can walk around with my head held high.


Helped me find the real me. I now have the confidence and the qualification to find myself a job. Thank you to my tutors who believed in me and pushed me to my limits it sure has paid off.


I have now passed both my functional skills courses and am currently studying for GCSE’s. I must admit it’s much better and I am way more confident.”


Everybody’s really welcoming, and nobody judges you, and you can be who you want to be. It’s just a great way to get going.


Just started the Introduction to Counselling Course & it is excellent!


Really enjoyed the Introduction to Training course. The trainer’s style was creative and engaging. Would recommend to anyone.


I recently attended two of the free workshops and I was amazed how much I learnt, the tutors were very passionate about the craft they were teaching and the fact we all got to bring items home that we made was so wonderful. I would recommend to anybody.


I’ve just received my results and have passed both my GCSE English & Maths. I left school in 1988. Getting the chance to redo them was a great opportunity for me. Such a good feeling to have passed, onwards and upwards for me.