South Devon College

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Online Courses

South Devon College offer online courses designed to provide adults with an opportunity to study in a flexible way.

Key information about online courses:

- You will be designated a personal tutor who will provide you with advice and guidance, assessment support and feedback.
- There will be an opportunity to meet your personal tutor face-to-face to introduce you to your course. If you can't make a meeting, you will still be sent the information electronically with a video on how to navigate your course effectively.
- Online courses are flexible. This means that as long as you meet your deadlines set by your tutor, you can study at any time of day to suit you.
- Some courses will ask you to meet certain entry requirements. This could be evidence of qualifications or a written piece of work and can be provided via post, scan, email or by visiting us.


Courses

Even if you have no experience of working within the finance sector, our Entry Award in Accounting can give you a real insight into the world of accounting. It's perfect for young people and those taking their first step on the career ladder. As well as getting a taster of what it's like to work in a professional environment, you'll pick up accounting terms and get additional support with literacy and numeracy.

You will learn basic accounting principles and practice split into five units covering the following subjects:
- Mathematics for accounting.
- Essential accounting procedures.
- Creating business documents.
- Accounting in a professional environment.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee

To find out when the next Access to Accounting course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


This course is aimed at adults wanting to expand their awareness of working or supporting people who suffer from a form of dementia.

During the course you will develop your knowledge of a wide range of issues linked to dementia including behaviours related to dementia, the administration of types of medication and person centred support for service users with dementia.

This course is online so an element of computer literacy is a must as well as access to ICT and the internet to support your studies. Your qualification will require you to research and read web based documents and complete online assessments to support you in your achievement of this newly updated NCFE qualification.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee
CT2DEM1PPaignton Campus 19/SEP/16 -
16/JAN/17
TBC TBC 16£233.00

£233.00

Apply
CT2DE21PPaignton Campus 13/FEB/17 -
26/JUN/17
TBC TBC 16£233.00

£233.00

Apply

To find out when the next Dementia Awareness course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


The NCFE Level 1 Award in English: Writing aims to provide the underpinning knowledge and skills required to support development of writing skills.

This qualification aims to:
- Enable correct use of punctuation, grammar and spelling
- Develop the skills required to compose text

To be awarded the NCFE Level 1 Award in English: Writing, you will be required to successfully complete 2 mandatory units:
- Constructing sentences
- Composing texts

The qualification can support progression into GCSE or Functional Skills qualifications in English.

You will need to have access to a computer and the internet to complete this qualification. This qualification is delivered solely on-line through 'Commoodle'.
When you sign up to the qualification you will be allocated a personal tutor who will provide guidance and support on completing the qualification.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee

To find out when the next English: Writing course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


This is an online course that can be studied from home and has been designed to make you aware of your own safety and the safety of customers, contractors and the public in the workplace. It is essential knowledge of health and safety for employees in any business. Employers have a responsibility to provide safe and healthy workplace conditions, as well as safe systems. The knowledge and attitude of employees demands proper training in the basics of health and safety, as well as specific training for individual tasks.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee

To find out when the next Health and Safety in the Workplace course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


This FREE qualification is designed for those people who work in, or are looking to work in an information, advice or guidance role such as:

Careers Advisor, Counsellor, Customer Service Advisor, Debt Advisor, Employment Advisor, Help-desk Advisor, Housing Support Worker, Learning Support Worker, Legal Services Support Workers, Peer Mentor.

With a range of employers such as:

Local authorities, careers advice services, voluntary sector organisations, student services, citizen advice services, housing associations.

There are 5 units that make up this course:
1. Information, advice or guidance in practice
2. Developing interaction skills for information, advice or guidance
3. Signposting and referral in information, advice or guidance
4. Information, advice or guidance – Context
5. Skills for advice providers

This free online course is completed via distance learning.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee

To find out when the next Information, Advice or Guidance course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


This is an online course that can be studied from home. If you are an industrial or office worker who handles materials, boxes, mail and packages this half-day course is designed for you. It covers the hazards of manual handling, the risks involved and the controls available. This qualification is aimed at people who carry out manual handling activities at work. Delegates are introduced to the hazards of manual handling, the risks involved and the controls available.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee

To find out when the next Manual Handling Awareness course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


This course is aimed at adults wanting to expand their awareness of mental health.

During the course you will develop your knowledge of a wide range of mental health issues including phobias, eating disorders, depression and anxiety.

This course is online so an element of computer literacy is a must as well as access to ICT and the internet to support your studies. Your qualification will require you to research and read web based documents and complete online assessments to support you in your achievement of this newly updated NCFE qualification.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee
CT2MH21PPaignton Campus 13/FEB/17 -
26/JUN/17
TBC TBC 16£235.00

£235.00

Apply
CT2MHA1PPaignton Campus 19/SEP/16 -
16/JAN/17
TBC TBC 16£235.00

£235.00

Apply

To find out when the next Mental Health Awareness course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


This online course is aimed at Salon owners/managers or future owners working in a salon but not necessarily holding a Hairdressing qualification. During this 12 weeks course you will learn how to implement management practices, plan operational objectives and you will be introduced to marketing planning to improve product and service sales. This course will help you to evaluate your management style and further develop your team's working practices. You will have the opportunity to collaborate through a Padlet Forum with other salon managers/owners to share good practice and reflect on your newly acquired knowledge. You will need to complete an assignment to successfully achieve this Level 4 Award.
A personal statement will be required and approved by the course tutor before enrolment.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee
AW4SMS1ONLPaignton Campus 05/SEP/16 -
25/NOV/16
TBC TBC 12£350.00

FC

£350.00

FC

Apply
AW4SMJ1ONLPaignton Campus 02/JAN/17 -
24/MAR/17
TBC TBC 12£350.00

FC

£350.00

FC

Apply
AW4SMA1ONLPaignton Campus 17/APR/17 -
07/JUL/17
TBC TBC 12£350.00

FC

£350.00

FC

Apply

To find out when the next Salon Management in the Hair and Beauty Industry course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


This online course is aimed at Salon owners/managers or future owners working in a salon but not necessarily holding a Beauty qualification. During this 12 weeks course you will learn how to implement management practices, plan operational objectives and you will be introduced to marketing planning to improve product and service sales. This course will help you to evaluate your management style and further develop your team's working practices. You will have the opportunity to collaborate through a Padlet Forum with other salon managers/owners to share good practice and reflect on your newly acquired knowledge. You will need to complete an assignment to successfully achieve this Level 4 Award.
A personal statement will be required and approved by the course tutor before enrolment.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee

To find out when the next Salon Management in the Hair and Beauty Industry course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


This Online course is aimed at Salon owners/managers or future owners working in a salon but not necessarily holding a Barbering qualification. During this 12 week course you will learn how to implement management practices, plan operational objectives and you will be introduced to marketing planning to improve product and service sales. This course will help you to evaluate your management style and further develop your team's working practices. You will have the opportunity to collaborate through a Padlet Forum with other salon managers/owners to share good practice and reflect on your newly acquired knowledge. You will need to complete an assignment to successfully achieve this Level 4 Award.
A personal statement will be required and approved by the course tutor before enrolment.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee

To find out when the next Salon Management in the Hair and Beauty Industry course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


Funding

We have a wide variety of financial support available for adults to fund your studies, as well as a dedicated finance team to help make studying with us affordable.

If you are aged 19 or over, and studying a Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 course, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan. The Advanced Learner Loan is a government-funded loan to help learners. It's easy to apply for, doesn't take your household income into account and doesn't involve a credit check.

We can also support you with a Learner Support Fund, which can assist with costs including childcare, college meals, exam fees and course materials. The amount of funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and you could be entitled to free tuition if you're studying a Level 2 course. In the event that you do have to pay a course fee, this can be managed in an affordable way through our direct debit scheme, with monthly payments starting at just £25.

Find out more about the funding you could receive, here.


Are you an adult looking for an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a great way of gaining important skills and qualifications with work-based training. You'll also receive a wage whilst you study, which makes apprenticeship training a fantastic option for adults preparing for employment.

You can start an apprenticeship even if you are already employed, or the College can help you secure an employer in a relevant field. They develop real work experience, and you gain both technical and academic skills with 4 days per week spent in the workplace and the remaining day in College.


Progress onto university with South Devon College

We also have an extensive degree programme, delivered in partnership with Plymouth University, so when you complete your studies you could progress to a related university degree that will develop the knowledge you need to excel.

If you don't feel quite ready for university study, our Access to Higher Education Diplomas can help you prepare, so there's nothing to stop you from achieving your goals. We have courses in a number of subject areas, as well as support with interview techniques and UCAS applications to other institutions.


Not found the right Online Course? Contact us for more information! 08000 380123 / @SDCollege / enquiries@southdevon.ac.uk