About Us

We are passionate about supporting and inspiring our community through learning, in a modern and friendly environment. We offer a wide range of courses and qualifications.

A Levels

Study up to four A Level subjects at South Devon College. All you need to do is click to view our range of subjects and complete one application form.

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.

Travel Support

Working in partnership with Stagecoach, we have secured an amazing Travel Pass offer available to all students and staff!

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

University Centre South Devon Information Evening

At University Centre South Devon (UCSD), we offer a wide range of Foundation Degrees in areas including Computing, Civil and Coastal Engineering, Marine Technologies, Yacht Operations, Digital Marketing and much…

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4th March, 2019 10:00 am - 7th March, 2019 4:00 pm

Apprenticeship Road Trip

In connection with National Apprenticeship Week and National Careers Week we are heading out on the road. We are visiting a number of towns across Torbay to offer advice and guidance about…

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7th March, 2019 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Apprenticeship Awards 2019

An evening celebrating our fantastic apprentices, employers and staff. Culminating in the unveiling of apprentice of the Year 2019. This invite only event recognises the hard work of everyone involved with…

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20th March, 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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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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4th April, 2019 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Italian Dinner at Horizons Restaurant

Come and join us for our Italian Dinner in Horizons. Spaces are limited, please contact us on 01803 540442 to book.

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27th April, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

University Centre South Devon Open Event

Come along and discover University Centre South Devon. Our open event offers the opportunity to view our facilities, meet the staff and learn about studying in Torbay. More information to follow

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27th April, 2019 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

South Devon Marine Academy Event

Our team at South Devon Marine Academy will be hosting an event on Saturday 27th April 2019. Come and visit the facilities and find out about the courses on offer….

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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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13th September, 2019 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

UCSD Graduation 2019

University Centre South Devon will be celebrating it’s 2019 Graduation on Friday 13th September at the Riviera International Conference Centre in Torquay. Students graduating this year will be able to…

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Latest news
13th February 2019

South Devon Marine Academy and Sailing Holidays work in partnership to bridge skills gap

South Devon College is delighted to announce a memorandum of understanding between South Devon Marine Academy and Sailing Holidays Ltd, the UK’s largest independent sailing holiday company. As part of…

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12th February 2019

South Devon College welcomes world renowned fashion designer

Hannah Salfield MA RCA, internationally renowned fashion designer and postgraduate MA from The Royal College of Art, visited the Art and Design Department of South Devon College as Artist in…

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5th February 2019

Celebrating success – Art and Design lecturer approached to exhibit works in Japan

Bruce Chivers lecturer in Art and Design has been selected to represent British Raku pottery in a joint exhibition and residency in Kyoto, Japan. The 14 day residency organised by…

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31st January 2019

Plymouth Marine Laboratory Apprentices among the first nationally to complete Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship standard

South Devon College is delighted to announce that the first cohort of Laboratory Technician Apprentices have successfully completed the Apprentice standard, passing their crucial final End Point Assessments with flying…

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29th January 2019

South Devon College trailblazers in apprenticeship levy transfer

South Devon College is delighted to have successfully completed the first levy transfer between the NHS and Glendevon Medical Practice. Melissa Oswin, a senior healthcare support worker was able to…

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25th January 2019

New state of the art South Devon College Sports Centre officially opens

On Friday 25th January, South Devon College played host to stakeholders in officially opening the College’s brand new, state-of-the-art South Devon College Sports Centre. To mark the completion and delivery…

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17th January 2019

South Devon College strikes partnership with Torquay United Football Club

South Devon College is thrilled to announce reaching agreement for an exciting new partnership with Torquay United Football Club, with the club invited to use the world-class sporting facilities at…

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16th January 2019

South Devon College confirms exciting apprenticeship partnership with popular local hotel group

As part of the continuous strides made towards increasing the learning opportunities for apprentices studying at the College, South Devon College is pleased to announce the Royal Castle Hotel, Dartmouth…

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11th January 2019

South Devon College awarded Disability Confident Committed Employer status

South Devon College are delighted to have been awarded ‘Disability Confident Committed Employer’ status by the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP). As a result of the significant title, the…

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Help and 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.