• How to apply

Applying is easy! All you need to do is explore our range of courses, discover the best course for you and apply online.

When you click apply on your chosen course page, you’ll be taken to our student portal where you will be asked to create an account or log in to an existing one. From there you will:

  • Submit your application
  • Select whether you would like to meet with a tutor virtually or in person
  • Book your 1:1 Welcome Session meeting
  • You will be made an offer
  • You can then officially ‘accept your offer’
  • Finally, you will be invited to enrol on your chosen course

Here’s a step-by-step video to guide you through the application process:

If you need support in finding the perfect course for you, our fully trained Advice and Guidance team would be happy to help! Please call 08000 380 123 or email enquiries@southdevon.ac.uk.

What’s next?

Welcome meeting

Once you’ve applied, you’ll have a chance to meet a course tutor and discuss your studies in more detail. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have, and make sure the course is right for you.

Head Start programme

Due to the current circumstances, instead of our usual ‘My Night’ and ‘My Course’ activities, where students visit the College’s Vantage Point Campus in Paignton to get an exciting sense of what’s to come in the next stage of their education, these preparations will happen online, during an innovative programme called Head Start. This will be delivered via the College’s exclusive app, SDConnect.

Read more about the Head Start programme here.


Your enrolment in September gives you an official place on your course, so you can get started and make your dreams a reality!

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