New Special Offer: Learn for Free! 2020

New Courses, More Choices for Local Adult Learners

New Courses, More Choices for Local Adult Learners

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.

Our courses are designed to support work-related learning, personal skills growth or career and business qualifications. We offer flexible and cost-effective learning options to keep you safe and help you learn around your other commitments.

If you are over 19 and returning to work after a break, looking for a new job or working towards a career change, you can access a range of work-ready and digital skills courses to help refresh your skills, gain new ones and build the confidence to achieve your goals. Our online qualifications are designed to let you study at your own pace, as you work towards nationally recognised qualifications.

All our courses are designed for adult learners and September sees the launch of new literacy and numeracy courses, as well as GCSE courses in English, maths and science. Foreign languages courses are available in French, Spanish, Italian and Greek, with options suitable for beginners to advanced learners.

We also offer creative skills and mental health and wellbeing courses, perfect if you are looking for an escape from the daily pressures of life or want to take time for yourself.

Not sure where to start? We can help you choose the right course to help you reach your goals. Email us at and we’ll get you started on your personal learning journey.

Have you seen our latest leaflet? It’s a great place to start to find out about our courses. Download here

You can also use our Course Search on the homepage to help you explore your options.

Reinvent your future with On Course South West.

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.