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English

Refreshing or developing your skills in English 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.

We offer a wide range of English qualifications, including: Functional Skills in English (Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

These courses run throughout the academic year, with classes available during the daytime and evening, starting in either the autumn or spring terms.
Before starting you will be required to complete an assessment so that we can identify what level is most appropriate for you.

For further information about this course please contact Paignton Adult & Community Learning on 01803 540770 or email [email protected] or Torquay Adult & Community Learning on 01803 540865 or email [email protected]

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What will I learn?

"I initially studied at University Centre South Devon before progressing to Plymouth University to study the BA (Hons) History degree. I was awarded a first class honours degree, as well as receiving a prize for my efforts at the graduation ceremony. I have everyone at University Centre South Devon and Plymouth University to thank for their encouragement. Without that support I would not have been able to achieve what I did, and making the decision to return to education has definitely been a positive one because of this. As a mature student, it's an honour to be considered a success story, and I'm pleased to represent those institutions and encourage others to make the same decision."Barry Musk

Adult and Community Learning – Torquay

We provide a vast range of Adult and Community Learning courses that enable you to try something new and recreational. 

Opening Times
Term time
Monday – Wednesday 18:15 – 20:30

Adult and Community Learning – Paignton

This course is available at our Paignton Campus. We provide a vast range of Adult and Community Learning courses that enable you to try something new and recreational. 

Opening Times
Term time
Monday – Thursday
09:30 – 16:30 and 18:15 – 20:30

Friday
09:30 – 16:30

Vantage Point,
Long Road,
Paignton,
TQ4 7EJ

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Returning to education

At South Devon College, we offer a wide range of adult education courses and qualifications, so whatever you want to do, you can achieve it with us. The only question is how far do you want to go?

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Financial support

If the idea of cost is holding you back from committing to a course, there is a wide range of financial support available for adults to help fund your studies with us.

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