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Welcome to South Devon College

We have courses available at every level, from initial skills through to university level. We can offer you a progression route from the beginning of your studies all the way through to a degree, whilst supporting you individually and helping you achieve your ambitions and goals.

About us

Being a South Devon College student isn’t just about gaining qualifications; it's about getting involved, meeting new people, working on community projects and making new friends. There are plenty of additional events to get involved in with our Student Union as well as opportunities to try new sports.

Our facilities around College are second to none; no matter what course you choose, you will be able to enjoy state-of-the-art facilities that are hard to find amongst other educational establishments.

All of our students are allocated a personal tutor, who supports learning and advises on career pathways. The College has a team of career advisers, safeguarding advisers and highly qualified teaching staff, all of whom work together to make your future a reality.

Facilities available

Our outstanding £36m campus provides the local area with access to world-class facilities.

These include our silver service restaurant 'Horizons' and our fully functional and professional Hair and Beauty Salon 'Inspirations'.

South Devon College is embarking on an ambitious and exciting plan to extend and significantly enhance its buildings and facilities over the next 15 years to improve the education, skills and training offer for the local community and wider area.

Additional support

At South Devon College, our priority is to help you achieve your goals and begin a successful career in your chosen sector. We have a dedicated team of professional, qualified staff, who attend to your individual needs and provide you with the best possible experience.

Information, Advice and Guidance

Our Matrix-accredited Helpzone offers free, impartial careers information, advice and guidance to both students and members of the public. Our friendly and professional team have a wide knowledge of every area of the College and provide impartial advice, so that you can be sure that your best interests are met. 

Personal Tutors

All full-time students at South Devon College have a dedicated Personal Tutor, to make sure the support you need to successfully complete your studies is in place. Personal Tutors will discuss your work and assist with any study problems, and also advise on careers or personal problems that may arise.  

Our Helpzone Team can assist you with:

  • Exploring your career choices (even if you're unsure where to start!)
  • Writing and developing your CV
  • Your UCAS application for university
  • Finding part-time work alongside your studies
  • Preparation for job interviews
  • Further courses of study
  • Financial support
  • Finding the right course for you, and exploring your options 

Our Helpzone Team is located on the top floor (level 3) of the main building, just inside the main entrance. Why not drop in and for a friendly, impartial chat about your future plans?

Financial Support

Here at South Devon College, we are pleased to offer a range of support for students who are either starting or continuing their studies with us in September 2015. This support, which includes bursaries, College meals and travel support, is designed to remove barriers to successful learning. We also provide financial support for students starting a degree with us. 

Learner success

Hello, and welcome to South Devon College, your Ofsted 'Outstanding' local college, where we can help you achieve your goals, whatever they are.

Here at the College, everything we do is built around your experience as a student, and helping you make the most of your time with us. We have an unwavering passion for learning, and pride ourselves in delivering excellent programmes of study. We offer a wide range of courses and qualifications for learners of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, all of which are designed to help you progress into employment in your chosen career.

A key focus of our culture here is to 'Inspire the community through learning for all', which is why we are committed to providing exceptional, free and impartial advice and guidance through our award-winning Helpzone team. You can contact our team or drop in to any of our centres to find out more information about the courses available to you, and see what the next step in your career or education should be.

Our wide-ranging provision means that you will always be able to find the right course for you, right on your doorstep in South Devon. We can offer entry level and functional skills qualifications in English and maths, a variety of national and vocational diplomas at differing levels, traineeships, apprenticeships, university degrees, part-time adult qualifications and bespoke professional training.

In 2014, we were delighted to be recognised by the Skills Funding Agency as the best Further Education and Tertiary College in England, based on learner success rates and retention. These results reflect our exemplary curriculum, which is delivered by dedicated and passionate tutors, all of whom have industry experience.

We take great pride in the success of our students, and I speak from experience when I say that our tutors and lecturers find no greater satisfaction than seeing our past students go on to achieve great and remarkable things, which happens year after year.

So, please feel free to visit our campus by attending one of our open events, and see everything that we have to offer. Thank you for considering us as the people to help you achieve your goals, and I look forward to welcoming you to South Devon College in the near future.

Stephen Criddle
Principal of South Devon College


How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact South Devon College directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2015
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