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Elective Home Educated Scheme

At South Devon College we are currently running a very successful Elective Home Educated programme, which provides a broad and diverse Key Stage 4 curriculum for learners in year 10 & 11.

The provision allows us to look at every student as an individual and offer a Personalised Learning Programme.  This is a custom plan tailored to the individual that ensures they gain the academic, vocational and employability skills necessary to achieve their goals.  We have also seen a high percentage of learners continue their pathway on to post 16 courses here at South Devon College.

If your child is registered as home educated and in year 10 or 11, you can access up to 3 days' worth of provision over 36 weeks of the academic year; based at the Vantage Point campus in Paignton or our centres in Newton Abbot.

We can also arrange taster days if your child is currently in year 9 or below, to build confidence and help with transition. 

The courses currently on offer for children who are home educated from Sept 2017-18 include:

  • GCSE maths and English
  • GCSE Science
  • BTEC Level 1 Science
  • Functional Skills Maths (E3, L1 & L2)
  • Functional Skills English (E3, L1 & L2)

     Vocational courses:

  • Public Services
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Engineering
  • Animal Care
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Childcare
  • Catering
  • Jamie Oliver Home Cooking Skills
  • BTEC Level 1 Art
  • Media
  • ICT
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Marine Engineering


You can apply online here



Free South Devon College travel passes are available to 14-16 year old Home Educated Learners if they live more than 2 miles away and their earned household income is below £21,000 a year. Click here for more information. 

If earned household income is above £21,000 then students are able to purchase our exclusive and heavily discounted travel passes here.

September start dates for Home Ed provision:

  • Newton Abbot (UTC) -  Wednesday the 6th September 09:30.Please go to the main reception where you will be met by the team.
  • Paignton (Vantage Point) - Monday 11th September 09:30. Please go to level 1 reception where you will be met by the team.

If you haven’t already made an appointment please get in touch using details below. 

To discuss the provision or book a meeting, please contact Ben O'Sullivan on the contact details below:


Work mobile - 07525 234683 

Office number - 01803 540418