British Council international award - City College Plymouth Case Study

The strength of City College Plymouth’s international programme lies in its diversity: creating international opportunities for students and staff; strong international student recruitment; successful funded projects; and exporting customised education, consultancy and training packages with overseas delivery.

City College Plymouth is at the forefront of international innovation through the delivery of ground breaking initiatives such as: the delivery of ‘Dementia Friends’ training, for the first time ever in China outside of Beijing, to over 200 individuals as part of a three year British Council funded project. A network of partner schools in South-East Asia promote study abroad in Plymouth, which is embedded in the home country’s curriculum and has offered international staff development to over 75 staff members in one academic year.

International activities have allowed the college to break down barriers and facilitate opportunity for all students, offering care leavers, autistic and students with learning difficulties the opportunity to undertake life-changing international experiences in European partner institutions. Staff teaching our international students comment on how it has enriched and informed their teaching practice.

The economic value and cultural diversity the international students bring to Plymouth and the college is so important for growth, and the continuing global education of our local students.