Careers Advice

We understand that finding the right course 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 [email protected]

Open Evening

Join us on Wednesday 21st November between 4pm-7pm and see what you can achieve. Click here to register.

Adult and Community Learning

Whether you want to learn something new or improve your prospects, we have courses to inspire you and satisfy your passion for learning.

Upcoming events
21st November, 2018 4:00 pm - 7:00 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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29th November, 2018 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A-Level Information Event

Due to popular demand, South Devon College A levels are now offered in both Torquay and Paignton. We have a proven track record of excellent progression opportunities and offer over…

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29th November, 2018 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

French Evening Dinner at Horizons Restaurant

Come and join us in Horizons on Thursday 29th November for a special French evening at 6.30pm.   Choose from two classic starters and three mouth-watering mains then round off…

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30th November, 2018 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) Taster Day

The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) is for professional managers who take lead responsibility for people, projects, operations and/or services to deliver long-term organisational success. It’s relevant to managers from…

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12th December, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Christmas Market

South Devon College’s annual Christmas Market will take place in the Street on Wednesday 12th December.  Come along and work your way through your Christmas shopping list! Everyone is welcome….

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24th January, 2019 4:00 pm - 7:00 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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31st January, 2019 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A-Level Information Event

Due to popular demand, South Devon College A levels are now offered in both Torquay and Paignton. We have a proven track record of excellent progression opportunities and offer over…

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13th February, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

South Devon High School Parent Information Evening

The South Devon High School Parent Information Evening offers learners and their parents or guardians the opportunity to come and meet with staff, view our facilities and find out more about…

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26th February, 2019 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

University Centre South Devon Information Evening

At the University Centre South Devon, we offer a wide range of Foundation Degrees in areas including Tourism & Hospitality, Marine Technologies, History with English, Fashion with Textiles and much…

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20th March, 2019 12:00 am - 7:00 pm

University Centre South Devon Applicant Event

Applicant events at the University Centre South Devon have been tailored specifically for the course you have applied for, and are designed to help you make an informed decision about…

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4th April, 2019 4:00 pm - 7:00 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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7th May, 2019 10:00 am - 10th May, 2019 4:00 pm

University Centre South Devon 6th Annual Research Showcase

The UCSD Student Research Showcase is an annual event which provides a unique opportunity for final year degree students to share their research through presentations and posters that has been…

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8th May, 2019 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

University Centre South Devon Applicant Event

Applicant events at the University Centre South Devon have been tailored specifically for the course you have applied for, and are designed to help you make an informed decision about…

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19th June, 2019 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

South Devon College Adult Advice Evening

The South Devon College Adult Advice Evening offers learners aged 19 or above or people thinking of returning to study the opportunity to come and meet with staff, view our…

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Latest news
13th November 2018

Aspire students continue to flourish during work placements

South Devon College is pleased to shed light on the latest group of Aspire students making great strides across several work placements. Delivered in partnership with Torbay and South Devon…

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9th November 2018

Landmark reached! 100 South Devon College students enrol on Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme

South Devon College is pleased to announce reaching the milestone of 100 students enrolled for this year’s Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) programme. The news follows on from what’s already…

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8th November 2018

Horticulture and Bricklaying students support UCSD Therapy Garden

After the successful Halloween Bake Sale last week, the latest in a number of fundraising events, University Centre South Devon (UCSD) is pleased to announce that the next phase of…

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Champions! Pro:Direct Academy Devon’s 7 a side team clinch South West tournament win

There were scenes of celebration yesterday as the College’s Pro:Direct Academy Devon’s 7 a side team won the AoC Sport South West Men’s Football tournament hosted at Plymouth Marjon University….

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7th November 2018

South Devon College recognises great student and staff successes at Day of Celebration 2018

Friday 2nd November saw a packed out Riviera International Centre in Torquay as South Devon College hosted its annual Day of Celebration Awards Ceremony. Welcoming students from across the South…

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5th November 2018

South Devon Marine Academy gains nomination at acclaimed Boats Builders Awards 2018

The South Devon Marine Academy (SDMA) team have been in joyous mood recently after securing nomination for ‘Best Apprenticeship or Training Scheme’ at the Metstrade ‘Boat Builders Awards 2018’. In…

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1st November 2018

Wildcat helicopter descends on South Devon College

An exhilarated group of both Armed Forces Preparation and Uniform Public Services students recently welcomed the visit of ‘The Wildcat’ helicopter to South Devon College. Watching in awe the £28…

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30th October 2018

Aspiring game design students team up for Ukie Game Jam

University Centre South Devon (UCSD) is wishing the best of luck to our FdA Games and Interactive Design students taking part in the Ukie Student Game Jam 2018 challenge. Returning…

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29th October 2018

Take an exclusive look into your future Hi-Tech and Digital Centre

There’s rapid progress being made in the development of the state of the art £17 million Hi-Tech and Digital Centre. On Friday 19th October we reached the project milestone 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.