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Work and Independence Certificate

This course is all about developing your independence and building confidence, giving you personal skills you’ll need in later life, like cooking for yourself and managing money. The course involves plenty of practical activity, giving you the chance to try out lots of new things and skills. Everything you learn will help you prepare to live independently.

The course is delivered in small groups with a dedicated tutor and curriculum support assistants, who can provide any extra help required. This course is part of our Supported Learning Opportunities curriculum, which offers a laddered progression route. This particular course focuses on independent living, while there are a variety of other courses that consider different (but equally important) life skills.

The courses we offer help students develop a sense of independence and nurture their personal development, as they add more and more skills they need in day-to-day life.

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What will I learn?

“I was one of the first students to join the Internship Programme and gained work experience in different departments at Torbay Hospital. My experiences and the skills I learnt helped me then gain employment with the NHS at St Edmunds Community Care Support Centre.”Emily Bayly

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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We have courses to suit everyone so if you haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for yet, we recommend you take a look at the following courses. We’ve selected these for you based on your interests.

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Student Life

Life at South Devon College is about being treated like an adult and benefiting from small class sizes. We pride ourselves in offering outstanding support in state of the art facilities.

Parent Information

Did you know that 98% of our students would recommend South Devon College to a friend? We’re here to help support you and your young person throughout their time at College.

Student Support

We offer a supportive learning environment for all students including free or discounted travel options, financial support, an exclusive Job Shop service enabling you to find part time jobs while you study, personalised learning programmes and careers advice.