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
21st November, 2017 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

AAT Plymouth Drop-in Session

Thinking about studying Accountancy? South Devon College is offering AAT courses at Plymouth Science Park; courses will be starting this autumn. To find out more drop in to a session…

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30th November, 2017 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Apprenticeships Information Drop-in Session

Are you thinking about taking up an apprenticeship? At South Devon College we can help – come in and talk to our staff about the options available. Whether you already…

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13th December, 2017 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Christmas Market

South Devon College’s annual Christmas Market will take place in the Street on Wednesday 13th December.  Come along and work your way through your Christmas shopping list! Everyone is welcome….

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Latest news
17th November 2017

FdA Film and Photography student has work selected by Rankin for ‘This is Britain’

Work of FdA Film and Photography student Diana Dunn has been selected by internationally renowned photographer Rankin to appear in This is Britain. Published on 17th November 2017 – BBC Children…

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Transforming Further Education – Central YMCA Awards event at the Palace of Westminster

On the 15th November 2017 Central YMCA Awards held a breakfast event at the Palace of Westminster to discuss further education and the recent apprenticeship reforms. Lynn Squire as Head…

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15th November 2017

The Chefs’ Forum Devon Chefs’ Lunch at South Devon College

Devon chefs might be more used to spending time in the kitchen, but at the most recent meeting of The Chefs’ Forum, the assembled chefs had the chance to sit…

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14th November 2017

Former student Sophia McCall finishes fifth overall in European Cyber Security Challenge

Fifteen teams from across Europe gathered in Malaga, Spain to compete in ethical hacking challenges supported by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security. The aim of this…

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Former FdA Illustration Arts students Flossy and Jim secure global contract

Kaiken Entertainment has licensed exclusive global publishing rights for Flossy and Jim’s ‘Horace & Co.’ in a deal brokered by Edutainment Licensing. Horace & Co is a gang of friends that…

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13th November 2017

Three students prepare for WorldSkills UK finals at NEC Birmingham

Level 3 Health and Social Care students Chelsey Small and Emily Bonner and Roofing and Tiling student Ethan Howe are heading to the WorldSkills UK final on 16th November. The…

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9th November 2017

Pro Direct Academy South Devon TQ4 welcomes new coaches

Truro City players Jamie Richards, Ben Harding, Niall Thompson and Austen Booth, join Chris Todd and Danny Gaze on the Pro Direct Academy South Devon TQ4 coaching team. The Pro…

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6th November 2017

Students recognised at South Devon College Further Education Awards Ceremony 2017

South Devon College hosted its annual Further Education Student Awards Ceremony on Friday 3rd November, welcoming students from across the South West to celebrate their accomplishments with family, friends and…

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2nd November 2017

South Devon College win Operation Innovation 2017

South Devon College students Joel Stoddard-Turvey (Computing), Ben Baber- Hale (Computing) and Nikita Coombes (Art and Design) were announced the winners of Operation Innovation 2017. Entrants were asked to develop…

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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.