Plymouth - RSA



Plymouth became a pilot city in 2017 and has been instrumental in the co-design of the Cities of Learning programme together with the RSA.

Plymouth’s vision is of a wider city culture of wellbeing and achievement; to help everyone recognise the inherent skills within themselves and in others. Plymouth’s focus is young people aged 14-25 and the following themes:

  • creative, cultural, and digital sectors
  • health, youth, volunteering and housing
  • social enterprise and community businesses.
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Working in partnership

Real Ideas is leading the work in Plymouth. Real Ideas are a learning provider focusing on employability skills and working with some of the hardest to reach young people in Cornwall.

Real Ideas’ work in Plymouth aims to mobilise a city-wide community of active, engaged citizens, working with a multitude of learning providers and employers in the city.

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Delivering results

This is a really exciting project for Plymouth to be a part of. We’re going to be making the whole city a digital learning campus which will ultimately encourage more people to take part in learning.

Cabinet member for Education, Skills and Transformation, Plymouth Councillor Jon Taylor


Get in touch with Real Ideas to discuss how you can support them in Plymouth.

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