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Principal  Stephen Criddle
Phone  +44 800 038 0123
Founded  2010
Nickname  SDC, The Tech
Mascot  Paws the Dog
Type  College of Further Education
Address  Vantage Point, Long Rd, Paignton TQ4 7EJ, UK
Similar  Exeter College - Exeter, Torquay Academy, Petroc, City College Plymouth, Bicton College

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South Devon College is a large sized further education college that provides a wide variety of courses on one of its 9 different campuses within Torbay and the surrounding area. The college is part of The University of Plymouth Colleges network.


In November 2008 South Devon College achieved an overall grade 1 - 'Outstanding' - in an inspection by OFSTED. South Devon College was also ranked the Number one Further Education and Tertiary College in England in 2014.

An aerial view of south devon college paignton campus

Paignton Campus

There are three campuses in Paignton. The Vantage Point Campus, is the college's Main Campus.

The Vantage point Campus includes a main, three-story building and separate buildings for automotive repair and construction.

The University Centre is a showcase for Higher Education studies throughout the region, and features lecture and seminar rooms with state-of-the-art projection and audio technology. Rooms also have the facility to record lectures. The campus is located at Long Road, Paignton, TQ4 7EJ.

South Devon High School is based at South Devon College, Paignton Campus. South Devon High School gives pupils at Key Stage 4 (pupils entering year 10) to choose up to three technical qualifications to study, including Digital Media and Creative Arts, Electronic Principles, Sports Science, Hospitality, Sustainable Construction, Childcare and Development, Health and Social Care. The campus is located at Vantage Point, Long Road, Paignton, TQ4 7EJ.

Newton Abbot Campus

There are four campuses in Newton Abbot which are;

The Apprenticeship, Careers and Training Centre which is open to members of the public, and provides free guidance to help you in your career. The Centre also offers an Education and Training Skills Academy and a Hair and Beauty Skills Academy. The Hair and Beauty Skills Academy includes a hairdressing and nail salon. They offer hair and nail treatments to members of the public, so learners develop valuable experience in a real working environment. The campus is located at Pearl Assurance House, Courtenay Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2AD

The Construction, Building and Automotive Services Skills Centre has fully equipped workshops to develop practical skills in a number of essential trades, including brickwork, carpentry, electrical services, painting and decorating, plastering and plumbing. They also deliver Automotive courses from Entry Level to Level 3, as well as apprenticeships. The campus is located at Bradley Lane, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1LZ.

South Devon College Professional Centre Unit 1, 24 Battle Road, Heathfield, Newton Abbot, TQ12 6RY.

The Brunel Centre is a fully equipped training kitchen which has been purpose-built to deliver courses in the hospitality and catering sector. Courses covering the construction trades are also run in workshops here. The campus is located at Brunel Industrial Estate, Collett Way, Newton Abbot TQ12 4PH.

Torquay Campus

Torquay has one main campus that focuses on Adult and Community Learning.

The Adult Training and Development Centre (including Adult and Community Learning) is used for Adult Learning courses throughout the evening. Courses include; computing and photography, craft, exercise and well-being and general interest. The campus is situated at 124 Newton Road, Torquay, TQ2 7AD.

Kingswear Campus

Kingswear has one campus which is based on the banks of the River Dart.

South Devon College Marine Academy is a centre of excellence for marine training and education. The Academy boasts 2 38ft yachts, 5 rigid hulled inflatable boats (RIBs), 2 displacement boats, workshops and research and development facilities. The location of this campus is Noss on Dart Marina, Bridge Rd, Kingswear, Dartmouth TQ6 0EA.


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