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About Us

Welcome to South Devon College. We have a wide range of different courses available and we were rated 'Outstanding' at our most recent inspection by Ofsted.

College Life

If you want to be treated like an adult during your education, in state-of-the-art facilities, getting the support you deserve, then College is for you.

Student Support

Our priority is to help you achieve your goals and begin a successful career. We have a dedicated team of professional, qualified staff, to attend to your needs and give you the best possible experience.

Employment Support

We offer a free service exclusive to South Devon College students, offering part time jobs available locally.

Student Life

You will automatically become a member of the South Devon College Students' Union which offers fun and exciting opportunities to complement your studies.

Careers Advice

Our award winning guidance team offer impartial careers advice and guidance. Drop in to our Paignton Campus for free support on your next steps.

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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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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31st August, 2017 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

AAT Plymouth Launch

Thinking about studying Accountancy? South Devon College will be offering AAT courses at their new centre in Plymouth Science Park. To find out more come along to the launch of…

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5th September, 2017 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

AAT Plymouth open event

Thinking about studying Accountancy? South Devon College is offering AAT courses at their new centre in Plymouth Science Park. To find out more come along to the open event at…

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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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Latest news
17th August 2017

South Devon College students celebrate another year of success with outstanding 100% pass rate in A Levels

South Devon College students have cause for celebration after collecting their A Level results today. The 16-18-year-olds worked very hard to achieve an exceptional 100% overall pass rate. There were…

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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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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.