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Aspire Diploma Level E3/Level 1

This 34-week course takes place over 5 days per week. It’s based at Torbay Hospital, and is open to 18-24 year olds. Students have 3 10-week placements within different departments…

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Boat building maintenance course.
Boat Building Maintenance Certificate Level 2

This engaging qualification will provide you with strong knowledge of the varied components that make up the structure of boats, developing the skills necessary for their successful production. You will…

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Construction and the Built Environment Diploma Level 3

This course is designed for those looking for one of the many technical, design or professional careers in construction. You will develop an understanding of the extent and significance of…

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Creating a Business Start-Up Certificate Level 2

Do you have an idea that you think could turn into a small business? Is your hobby becoming more than a hobby and are you thinking about making money from…

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Dance Extended Diploma Level 3

This exciting, specialist dance course utilises our full range of theatre and dance studios and is designed for students who would like to perform or teach dance. You will experience…

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Exploring Maritime Skills Certificate Level 1

The Exploring Maritime Skills course is the perfect introduction to the marine sector, enabling you to identify the areas that interest you most in this dynamic industry. You will be…

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Extended Business Level 3

This qualification comprises of the Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate in Business. It will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that will allow you to gain business sector…

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Hair and Media Make-Up Diploma Level 3

This advanced make-up course will develop your creativity in this fast paced industry. You will learn advanced fashion and photographic make-up, how to apply airbrush make-up to the face and…

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Hairdressing Traineeship

Traineeships are designed to help young people who want to get an apprenticeship or job but do not have appropriate skills or experience yet. Attending College day release on the…

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Marine Engineering Certificate Level 2

This is the ideal course for you if you wish to pursue a career in marine engineering, as you begin by learning the essential skills to form the foundation for…

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Motorcycle Maintenance Diploma Level 2

The Motorcycle Maintenance Level 2 Diploma is the perfect progression from the Level 1 Diploma; however, you could also begin your motorcycle training at this level if you achieve the…

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Motorcycle maintenance.
Motorcycle Maintenance Diploma Level 3

The Motorcycle Maintenance Level 3 course is the perfect choice for you if you want to develop the advanced skills that will enable you to excel in the motorcycle industry,…

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Progression Pathway to Employment Certificate Entry Level

This course has been designed to provide the key skills that will enable learners to consider employment upon completion. The course focuses on essential skills, such as working within a…

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Protective Services Intermediate Level 2

This full time (3 days per week) intermediate course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience needed to enter into the industry. You will study various qualifications including…

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Security Industry Short Courses

South Devon College provides a range of short courses that will enable you to gain the necessary qualifications for your Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence, or to develop and enhance…

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Social Sciences and Public Services Level 3

This course is suitable for those who have a passion for understanding human behaviour, with a particular focus on crime and criminal justice, and for those who aspire to progress…

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Sport and Adventure Level 1

The Sport and Adventure Level 1 course provides the perfect introduction to an exciting and dynamic career in the leisure or outdoor industry, gaining essential skills in leadership and coaching…

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Sport and Adventure Level 1

The Sport and Adventure course provides the perfect introduction to an exciting and dynamic career in the outdoor and sport industry, gaining essential skills in leadership and coaching techniques, with…

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Tourism and Hospitality Level 2

The Travel and Hospitality industry is a vibrant and continually evolving sector, with a vast range of exciting career opportunities. Hospitality and Customer Care skills are also essential to any…

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UAL Design Applied General Diploma Level 3

This pathway within the Art and Design course is aimed at people, who enjoy solving creative problems, while looking at traditional ideas from new and contemporary perspectives. You will learn…

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UAL Digital Media: Creative Media Diploma Level 2

The Media Level 2 Diploma is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, and is perfect preparation for future study on our more advanced courses that we offer….

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UAL Digital Media: Creative Media Production Extended Diploma Level 3

The Creative Media Level 3 Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels, with an emphasis on problem solving using creative ideas, and will acquaint you with utilising a wide…

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UAL Digital Media: Film and Television Production Extended Diploma Level 3

The Film and Television Level 3 Extended Diploma is the equivalent of 3 A Levels. It is an advanced course that includes a wide range of media-related skills for film…

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UAL Digital Media: Games and Interactive Media Extended Diploma Level 3

This course is the equivalent of 3 A Levels. This advanced course focuses on a wide range of computer-based media skills, preparing you for a career in this rapidly growing…

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UAL Fashion Applied General Diploma Level 3

This pathway is an excellent opportunity to explore your creative aptitude and ambition within the fashion and textile area. You will learn the unique characteristics and skills, which are fundamental…

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UAL Fashion Applied General Diploma Level 3

This pathway is an excellent opportunity to explore your creative aptitude and ambition within the fashion and textile area. You will learn the unique characteristics and skills, which are fundamental…

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UAL Fashion Diploma Level 2

This course provides you with an exciting introduction to the fashion and textile area. You will be introduced to the fundamental skills, which can lead to progression to further study…

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UAL Fine Art Applied General Diploma Level 3

This pathway is an excellent opportunity to explore your creative aptitude and ambition, as you consider a broad range of artistic practices, including many approaches to Art in both 2D…

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UAL Fine Art Applied General Extended Diploma Level 3

Having identified your strengths at Applied General Diploma level 3 year 1, you will now get the opportunity to really develop your personal creative journey. You will take ownership of…

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UAL Fine Art Applied General Extended Diploma Level 3

Having identified your strengths at Applied General Diploma level 3 year 1, you will now get the opportunity to really develop your personal creative journey. You will take ownership of…

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UAL Graphic Design and Photography Applied General Diploma Level 3

This pathway within the Art and Design course is an excellent opportunity to explore your creative aptitude and ambition within the Photography, Film & Animation area. You will learn how…

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UAL Graphic Design and Photography Applied General Diploma Level 3

This pathway within the Art and Design course is an excellent opportunity to explore your creative aptitude and ambition within the Photography, Film & Animation area. You will learn how…

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Vehicle Accident Repair and Refinishing Diploma Level 1

If you are interested in automotive paint refinishing and bodywork, we have the perfect course for you. The Vehicle Paint Refinishing Level 1 Diploma includes developing essential knowledge of refinishing…

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Vocational Tasters Diploma Entry Level

This is a 1-year course where learners study in a variety of different areas across South Devon College, including catering, animal care, child care, business administration, bricklaying, carpentry, automotive and…

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Work and independence course.
Work and Independence Certificate Entry Level

This course involves plenty of practical activity and portfolio building, designed to give learners a broad range of important skills to prepare them for living independently. The course is delivered…

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