South Devon College

South Devon College in the 80s

College calls out for memories

2022 is a big year for landmark anniversaries.

Along with Her Majesty the Queen, South Devon College is celebrating a long reign.

Originally founded as a technical college, with its first intake of students back in the 1931/32 academic year, it’s celebrating its 90th birthday this June.

To mark this prestigious day the college wants to hear from former students....

From burgers to blowdries via an apprenticeship

A Devon college is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week with an increase in the number of people signing up to do apprenticeships. In the last two years South Devon College has seen a 65% growth across all sectors and ages. There has been notable increases in adults over 19 on the Initial Teacher Education, Hair and Beauty and Electrical Installation apprenticeships. “We are delighted...

Lions Barber Academy at South Devon College

Devon college trains students in suicide prevention

Mental health is so important to us here at South Devon College, particularly in the wake of Covid 19. We are seeing every day the impact of the last two years on our young people particularly, but this is a wider problem within our community.

We're excited to be able to deliver The Lions Academy training to our barbering, hair and beauty staff and students. This will equip them for...

South Devon College: where will your New Year resolution take you?

Lose weight, do more exercise and cut back on spending, are three of the top New Year resolutions.But with most falling by the wayside within seven weeks, a Devon college is hoping it can help buck the trend well into 2022. South Devon College has hundreds of health courses on offer to lure people away from the biscuit tin and swap chocolates for chin ups.

“We have a course to suit...

BET's Stephen Kings and South Devon College's Laurence Frewin sign agreement

South Devon College and Bay Education Trust Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Bay Education Trust, a multi-academy trust comprising Paignton Academy, Kings Ash Academy and Curledge Street Academy has announced that it is strengthening its existing partnership with South Devon College by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Over the past four years, South Devon College has become the main post 16-route for the Trust’s Paignton Academy students, it is the...

South Devon College Graduation

Devon College awards own degrees for first time.

South Devon College with campuses in Paignton, Newton Abbot and Torquay celebrated the achievements of its University Centre students at a joint ceremony held over two days at Torquay’s Grand Hotel.

The event was hailed a double celebration as the college awarded its own degrees for the very first time.

The two-day event (14th and 15th October) was held to ensure that both the...

New Skills Bootcamp to launch at South Devon College

A new Skills Bootcamp, part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs, is being launched at South Devon College next month.

Following on from the popular Skills Bootcamp in Digital, this new Bootcamp is aimed at anyone interested in a career in the engineering construction industry.

The flexible course of up to four weeks gives people the opportunity to...

Chefs, hospitality pros and food heroes gather at Kitley for grilling, chilling and chocolate

Devon Food Heroes Peter Gorton (Master Chef of Great Britain) and Jim Fisher (Exeter Cookery School) joined other local chefs, hospitality professionals and catering students from South Devon College and City College Plymouth at Kitley House Hotel and Restaurant, near Yealmpton.

The special event, organised by The Chefs’ Forum, saw chefs and front-of-house professionals from across the...