Training & Education

Enabling young people to belong, contribute & thrive.

We deliver accredited vocational training for 16-19s, focusing on key industries for the Plymouth economy through our award-winning Discovery College.

Our innovative and inclusive approach to education enables us to support young people typically disengaged with mainstream education and equip them with the skills and confidence to succeed in their lives.

Discovery College is an award-winning, modern college with a proud history. Founded in 2010 as a response to today’s education needs, we were formed out of YMCA Plymouth’s education provision; which had been delivering community education in the city for over 100 years.

The guiding principle behind our inception was ‘learning beyond the classroom.’ This means being free from old teaching styles, making courses practical and fun, within a friendly and supportive environment. This approach, delivered by our team of expert tutors and combined with our high academic standards make Discovery College a unique place, where students of all backgrounds can learn, achieve and succeed.

Teaching Excellence
– We provide the highest vocational standards
– We have expert & industry experienced tutors
– We deliver high quality accredited courses
– We have a proven track record of success

A Supportive Environment
– We treat all students with respect & care
– We are inclusive and celebrate diversity
– We foster togetherness & community
– We create a safe space for everyone

Forward Thinking
– We are free from outdated teaching styles
– We keep our courses relevant to the workplace
– We use modern technology to enhance learning
– We treat you like an adult