Careers Advice

With so many courses available, we understand that finding the right one for you isn't always easy. Our Helpzone team offer dedicated careers advice and are open all year round. Drop in or call us if you would like to have a chat about your options.

Financial Support

The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to free or reduced course fees. You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.

Transport Support

South Devon College and Stagecoach continue to offer an exclusive travel pass for students studying with the College. The offer provides unlimited bus travel for free or as little as £300 a year.

How to apply

Applying is easy - either find the course you would like on our website and apply online, call 08000 380 123 or email


Did you know we have our very own fine-dining restaurant, two beauty salons and a marine academy? We even have our own animal unit where you will find pygmy goats, sheep, pigs, rabbits, meerkats and other furry friends!

Adult and Community Learning

Whether you want to enhance a skill, learn something completely new or improve your future prospects, we have courses that can inspire you and satisfy your passion for learning. Recreational courses are delivered in our centres in Brixham, Paignton, Torquay and Newton Abbot.

Upcoming events
17th August, 2017 8:30 am - 25th August, 2017 5:00 pm

Clearing: Apply for a place at University Centre South Devon

If you still want to study a University course this year but don’t have a place, don’t despair. There’s still a chance for you to find a place on a…

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17th August, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

A-Level results plus Advice and Guidance

All South Devon College A-Level students are invited in to collect their results from 9:00am in The Street. They will then be able to celebrate with classmates and staff, as…

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18th August, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

University Centre South Devon Open Day

At the University Centre South Devon we offer a wide range of foundation degrees in areas including psychology, yacht operations, engineering, sustainable construction and much more. We also offer full…

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24th August, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

GCSE results day plus Advice and Guidance

All students awaiting GCSE results are invited to come and collect their results from curriculum staff from 9am. Our Helpzone team will be offering an impartial advice and guidance drop-in…

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6th September, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Heathfield Professional Centre Drop-in Session

Come and visit the Professional Centre at Heathfield to discuss business and professional courses and meet our team. Subjects include management, accounting, HR, apprenticeships and many more. Support and advice…

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6th September, 2017 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

South Devon College Open Evening

The South Devon College Open Evening offers learners or people thinking of returning to study the opportunity to come and meet with staff, view our facilities and find out more…

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8th September, 2017 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Information for University Centre South Devon Graduation Ceremony

Our annual celebration of our students graduating from the University Centre South Devon will this year take place at the Riviera International Centre in Torquay.   There will be one…

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Latest news
16th August 2017

Performing Arts students gain places at prestigious stage schools in London

The South Devon College Performing Arts team are celebrating their students successes this year. Two BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts students have gained places at prestigious conservatoire training schools in…

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15th August 2017

University Centre South Devon achieves highest level of overall student satisfaction in the South West

Recent results from the National Student Satisfaction Survey (NSS) have placed University Centre South Devon (UCSD) as the best performing higher education provider in the South West with a 92%…

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UCSD working in partnership with Chime Social Enterprise to offer bespoke training in audiology

University Centre South Devon (UCSD) is delighted to be working in partnership with NHS partner Chime Social Enterprise, a leading audiology service and centre of excellence in the South West,…

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Historic Thatcher Pines Shelter bought back to life by South Devon College students

Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery students at South Devon College have completed a rebuild of the vandalised Thatcher Pines Shelter at Ilsham. Torbay MP Kevin Foster, alongside local councillors and…

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PUBLIC STATEMENT “Devon Studio School has confirmed that its plan to join forces with South Devon College with effect from September 2017 has been approved by the Department for Education….

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Health and Care students qualify for National Finals of WorldSkills UK

Level 3 Heath and Social Care students Chelsey Small and Emily Bonner have scored in the top 8 of competitors across all six regional heats of WorldSkills UK – the…

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UCSD student shortlisted for international photography exhibition

The Royal Photographic Society has announced the shortlist for its International Photography Exhibition 160. Among the 357 photographers selected worldwide is FdA Film and Photography student Ryan Hardman. The International…

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First South Devon Fitness Instructor Academy Celebration Awards

Members of the South Devon Fitness Instructor Academy attended the first Celebration Awards Ceremony at the Carlton Hotel, Torquay. The event was a great opportunity to showcase the success of…

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Paignton Community & Sports Academy and South Devon College announce increased collaboration to increase skills and progression opportunities for pupils in Torbay

Paignton Community & Sports Academy and South Devon College, two strong and well established educational organisations, rated good and outstanding by Ofsted, have agreed to work more closely together to…

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Help & advice

Choosing to be part of South Devon College doesn’t have to be a daunting process. Let us help you make the right choice with our range of support, advice and guidance.