FREE Online Courses
We are excited to offer free online and distance learning courses. They are the perfect option for you to learn flexibly from home and you can start your course right now.
Does the thought of needing to do maths at work or at home make you anxious? Multiply is a new government-funded programme offering free and easy to access courses and initiatives to help adults improve their numeracy skills. Take your next step today and find courses and support to help.
Free one-to-one adult guidance session
Not sure on your next step? Book an advice and guidance meeting with a member of the team.
Hundreds of free places on offer
Secure your free place on a Level 3 course as part of the government’s ‘free courses for jobs’ initiative. Retrain and upskill in a wide range of subjects including, construction and building services, catering, counselling, education, special educational needs and disabilities, engineering, and professional courses.
Looking for inspiration? Check out which courses are popular this month and see where a course at South Devon College can take you.
NCFE CACHE Counselling Skills Certificate (Online)
- Course Type: Adult Learning
- Subject Area: Counselling
- Start Date: January 2024, March 2024, September 2024
Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Professionals) Full-time
- Course Type: Adult Learning
- Subject Area: Access to Higher Education: Health
- Start Date: September 2024
Frequently asked questions
Absolutely! Refreshing or developing your skills in English and maths can have a significant, positive impact that lasts a lifetime. The ability to read and write confidently is essential in a variety of careers, but can also benefit you greatly in your day-to-day life and open up possibilities you hadn’t previously considered.
Don’t worry, we don’t have an upper age limit on our adult education courses, therefore groups tend to be varied. If you are coming to study on a full time vocational course it is likely you will also be learning alongside some of our 16-18 year old students. Studying among students with a varied age range is a great way to diversify your social circle and gain an enriching experience!
Of course! It is an assumption that apprenticeships are only for people under 18, however we find that most employers value the experience and dedication of older students. The biggest barrier tends to be the pay; however some companies are willing to pay more than the national living wage for the right candidate. With an apprenticeship, you are most likely to be able to progress within the company once your apprenticeship has finished.
Yes, our award winning matrix accredited guidance team are here to help you make the right decision that is best for you. We can assist you every step of the way to give you the right information and advice that helps you to choose a course that suits your ability, interests and long term goals. We understand that stepping back into education or employment can be a huge one to make and we want to make sure you are supported with this move so that it is a positive experience.
We have a dedicated financial welfare team within the Helpzone that can look at funding options; depending on your current circumstances and the course you are looking to study. We can advise and support you to apply for bursaries to help with tuition fees, childcare costs, and travel support.
An Advanced Learner Loan is a great way of accessing funding for your tuition fees when no other support is available. It is not means tested, which means all those who fit the eligibility criteria get to take advantage of the loan.
As you navigate through the course options you may notice a Level included in the title. To find out what these levels mean click here to view our guide.
The Vantage Point Campus in Paignton has several eating areas. These outlets provide a variety of options for all tastes. We also have a shop on site which sells newspapers, snacks, sweets, drinks, stationery, toiletries and pharmaceutical provisions. You will also have access to our fantastic resources including the Learning Resource Centre which provides a quiet area for study and access to IT and support with lots of study resources.
Visit South Devon College with our virtual tour
9th January, 2024 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Our Open Evening is the perfect opportunity to find out what South Devon College can offer you. We offer a…
Ignite My Apprenticeship
23rd January, 2024 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Whether you have already shown an interest by applying for your chosen apprenticeship area or are considering applying for an…