For FREE careers advice in Torquay or Paignton, please call 08000 380 123 or message us on Facebook to book an appointment.

At South Devon College, our priority is to help you achieve your goals and begin a successful career in your chosen sector, no matter what your age. We have a dedicated team of professional, qualified staff, who attend to your individual needs and provide you with the best possible experience. This team is known as Helpzone.

Our Matrix-accredited Helpzone team offers free, impartial careers information, advice and guidance to both students and members of the public. Our friendly and professional team have a wide knowledge of every area of the College and provide impartial advice, so that you can be sure that your best interests are met.

Our Helpzone Team can assist you with:

Our Helpzone Team is located on the top floor (level 3) of the main building, just inside the main entrance. Why not come and see the team and for a friendly, impartial chat about your future plans?

For course advice and guidance please call 08000 380 123 or drop in and see the team

Careers Programme 2018-19

The Careers programme has been developed in consultation with the Senior Leadership Team, Governors and Tutorial and Progress Managers having been informed by student and employer feedback. The programme aims to fulfil Gatsby Benchmarks and meet Careers Development Institute framework elements including Self-Development, Careers Exploration and Career Management.

Click here to see the full programme

We are open:

Term time

Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm

All other times

Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm

Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm

Provider Access Policy


This policy statement sets out the College’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the College for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the College’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Student entitlement

All students in years 12-13 are entitled:

Management of provider access requests


A provider wishing to request access should contact Jess Tucker, Head of Helpzone and Careers.
Telephone: 01803 540357 Email: [email protected]

Opportunities for access

A number of events, integrated into the College’s careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into college to speak to students and/or their parents/carers including Open Events.

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