South Devon College Term Dates

December 9, 2016

South Devon College


2008 South Devon College graded as outstanding in all areas

2014 The QAA conducted a review of our Higher Education in December 2014, and judged the quality and enhancement of student learning opportunities as exemplary. This is a huge achievement for the College and highlights the quality of Higher Education provision, locally. The full review can be read here.

South Devon College reassessed as Investors in people Gold/Champion in 2014

The role of an Investors in People Champion is a diverse one, commited to sharing and promoting best practise. Champions do this through:

  • Arranging and delivering four best practice activities a year (presentations, mentoring or hosting days)
  • Encouraging their suppliers, where appropriate, to work with Investors in People
  • Promoting Investors in People and their Champion status via their website or newsletters
  • Contributing to the development and evaluation of the Investors in People framework

Jobs, Education and Training

South Devon College worked in partnership with PETROC on an ESF funded NEET re-engagement project in 2014-15. The successful partnership helped engage young 16-18 year olds across Torbay and South Devon in innovative ways. The project over-exceeded its recruits and achieved 97% in both positive achievements and progressions.

Highly Commended in Skills and Learning - Green Gown Awards 2015

This commendation recognised the exceptional work of the College's South West Energy Centre in opening new market opportunities for renewable technologies and promoting sustainability throughout the local area.

National Training Awards 2012

In 2012 the Teacher Training Team reached the regional final for the National Training Awards.

Selected from a long list of over 1, 500 entries the team were included on a short list of only three providers and ended the evening Highly Commended for their work delivering the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS).

The team were delighted for this recognition of their outstanding contribution to professional development at the college and the right to describe initial teacher training at South Devon College as truly award winning.

web-version1British Marine Training and Development Award 2016

Noss Marine Academy, based at Noss Marina in Kingswear, won the award for Training and Development at the British Marine Awards Ceremony in London in March 2016. The award recognises Noss Marine Academy as a stimulating and supportive workplace with well-motivated, well-trained, ambitious and developed staff.

The team were delighted to be recognised as a leader in maritime skills.

South Devon College receive Investor in Careers accreditation

The College received the accreditation as a result of their exemplary careers education, information, advice and guidance. The quality standard was awarded following rigorous assessment.

The Investor in Careers quality standard is a framework that assesses the management of careers education and support. This relates directly to students' awareness of career opportunities, as well as supporting them in achieving their goals and encouraging their career aspirations.

Beacon Status

2009 South Devon College awarded Beacon Status by LSIS. This is the top level educational status and recognises the College's achievements, amongst its peers, with particular emphasis on Ofsted's 'Outstanding' judgements concerning excellent provision.

IIC Logo NewBeacon Awards (National Awards co-ordinated by the Association of Colleges in respect of United Kingdom best practise)

2014 Health and Wellbeing

2012 LSIS Award for Efficiency through Effective use of Technology in FE & Skills. Winner

2012 The 1st4sport Qualifications & Sportscoach UK Award for Sport in the Curriculum - Winner

2010 The YPLA Award for 14-19 Collaboration - Winner Outstanding Staff’ approach to employee development.Highly Commended

2008 The Jardine Lloyd Thompson Benefit Solutions Beacon Award for Health and Community Care (Health & Social Care) Winner

2007 The Edge Award for Practical Teaching and Practical Learning (in Automotive Engineering): Winner

The FENC Award for the Creative Use, Adaptation and Delivery of Learning Resources: Winner

The Eversheds Award for the Effective Use of Capital Development: Winner

The City and Guilds award for Staff Development in Further Education: Highly Commended

2006 Centre for Excellence in Leadership for Innovation in Curriculum Leadership & Development (Construction) Winner

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