“The Devon & Cornwall Training Providers Network exists to promote high-quality training, including work-based learning, and workforce development within the counties of Devon and Cornwall. It is dedicated to further raising the standards, aspirations and professionalism of the work-based learning and workforce development sector.
“It provides a forum for advice, information and support to its members. Through collaboration, it seeks to improve access and participation and meets the needs of learners and employers, whilst contributing to the economic and social well-being of the area”.Devon and Cornwall Training Providers Network
Learn Devon is offering its full support to anyone looking to get back into work, or for those who want to improve their digital skills and improve wellbeing.
Initially, the programme will offer a range of digital courses, which will be delivered online. As it progresses, the programme will see small groups of up to six learners being taught remotely by a tutor.
The courses will be aimed at people who may have experienced redundancy or are seeking work, volunteers supporting the council during the pandemic, vulnerable groups currently self-isolating, and businesses.
Training will range from work-related courses, such as online safeguarding and food hygiene certificate to digital skills. There will also be online courses and remote tutor-led learning to enable people to look after their mental health.
Bicton College has a diverse range of courses for all ages in locations across the South West.
16-18-year-olds (school leavers)
Keep an eye out for announcements about online open days.
During coronavirus, Bicton College has moved to Online Learning with learners expected to continue their programme of study supported by teaching staff online.Bicton College - Coronavirus information
“Exeter College provides tertiary education for around 10,000 – 12,000 students. The college was established in 1970 as the first tertiary college in the UK, bringing together the former grammar schools’ sixth forms and Exeter Technical College.
Today, the college is forging a path as a college of the future, offering learners a variety of ways into industry or further study. The college offers A-Levels, BTECs, Apprenticeships and, from 2020, the government’s brand new T Levels; a technical-based qualification that prepares students for industry with practical skills and knowledge.”
Exeter College social media accounts will be using #ExeCollTogether to share tips and advice from our staff and learners on how they’re getting the most from their learning at home during this uncertain time.
Keep an eye on their website and social media for online open days.Exeter College
“Rated as the best college in the country 2018*, Petroc is committed to driving forward educational success in further and higher education. We are extremely passionate about raising the aspirations, knowledge and skills of individuals, communities and businesses in Devon and beyond.”
*Ranked no 1 in NICDEX league table, published by FE Week
- Leaving school
- Application sessions for year 11s
- Access courses
- Distance Learning
- Industry training
- Part-time courses
- Recreational Course
- Employer Training
- South West Institute of Technology
Keep an eye out for online events on their website and social media.
“Here at the College, everything we do is built around you as a student. We will help you make the most of your time with us and progress to the next stage of your life, whether that is further or higher study or employment. Our passion for learning is unwavering and we pride ourselves in delivering an excellent experience for you through your personalised programmes of study. We offer a wide range of courses and qualifications for students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, and which are designed to help you develop your skills, knowledge and confidence and progress into employment in your chosen career or to higher education.
Our mission is to ‘Inspire the community through learning for all’, which is why we are committed to providing exceptional, free and impartial advice and guidance through our award-winning Helpzone team. You can contact our team or drop into any of our campus locations to find out more information about the courses available to you, and see what the next step in your career or education could be.
Our wide-ranging provision means that you will always be able to find the right route for you, and all here on your doorstep in South Devon. We offer excellent qualifications in professional and technical vocational diplomas at all levels, a huge range of apprenticeships, university degrees, English and maths support, part-time adult qualifications and bespoke professional training.”
During coronavirus, South Devon College is running online courses from digital skills certificates to e-safety to nutrition and health and more. You can find out more on their course searchSouth Devon College
“At the University of Exeter, we combine teaching excellence and high levels of student satisfaction with world-class research at our campuses in Exeter and Cornwall. We are a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities. Our success is built on a strong partnership with our students and a clear focus on high performance.”
- Degree Apprenticeships
- Teacher Training
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“Young Devon is the largest young people’s charity in the South West. Our mission is to make Devon a better place for all young people. Each year we work with over 2,000 young people, building quality relationships to help them thrive.”
- Coronavirus support hub