Further Education College

A specialist further education college in South Devon. We deliver post 16 learning for young people with learning disabilities. We help students to achieve their aspirations and learning goals whilst at the same time increasing personal independence.


Bridging the gap between
school & adult Life

Lifeworks College exists as a bridge between school and adult life. We provide an innovative and engaging programme of personal, social and vocational learning. Our courses support personal growth through skills development and access to new opportunities, whilst building on existing foundations of learning.

A diverse curriculum

Lifeworks recognise that our students have a diverse range of needs, abilities and goals. With this in mind we offer a flexible curriculum which is tailored to each individual. Many of our courses lead to accredited qualifications. By combining personalised learning and transition programmes we support students to gain the necessary skills to enable them to make the most of every opportunity.

Our inclusive study programmes are taught with reference to the student’s everyday life and preparation for adulthood.


Independent Living

You will learn important skills such as cooking, shopping, independent travel and personal safety.



You will learn about the world of work as well as undertaking long term work placements.


Community participation

You will develop skills that will help you to be an active member of your community.



You will take part in outdoor activities and sport to work towards increasing your fitness and leading a healthy lifestyle.


Literacy, Numeracy & IT

You will continue to develop important literacy, numeracy and IT skills which support all of your learning.


Personalised Learning plans

You will have a personal study programme which is based on your abilities and aspirations.

A specialist college for work placements

We are proud of the work placement offer at Lifeworks College. We connect students with employers in long-term work placements. By supporting learners to gain important work skills we also help them to achieve success, recognition, enjoyment and become an important part of the workforce.



You can do everything at Lifeworks College, like cooking, the gym, art, swimming, how to handle money, computer stuff and you meet new people.

Read Full Story

I did work placements at College. My favourite work placement was working at the animal shelter, I cleaned the cats out and liked to smooth them, Raven was my favourite he would always come over to me when I was working. I also walked the dogs. I like animals.

I also had a work placement in a cafe. After my work placement in the cafe, I got the job and I started there after I left College. I have worked there for 5 years now. I go to work 2 days a week. In my job I take dishes to the kitchen, clean the tables and help older people when they need help carrying dishes or help to open the milk. I am happy there. I have fun with the staff, they are funny.

At Lifeworks College you do loads of stuff, you get to go on trips, get to do work experience and artwork stuff. When you have learning difficulties, the college helps you understand things. If someone was thinking of coming to College I would say it is the best college.

Previous College Student

Partners and accreditation

We are rated as Good by Ofsted

“The wide-ranging and diverse curriculum gives students good opportunities to experience new activities and helps them to make choices about their futures.”

Read More about our Ofsted good rating

Fresh news

A Young Volunteer’s Blog

Lucy’s August blog in her own words - baked treats, outings and looking to the future

Big Decision – Choosing Residential Care for your Child

Our blog explores two parents’ journey through Lifeworks services as they take the decision to make the transition from short break respite care to full

Happy Birthday Robins!

As Robins turns 21 we look back to its beginnings and what makes is so special

Lucy’s July Blog

Lucy blogs in her own words about life after lockdown and a new, easy mug cake recipe.

Summer Holiday Bubbles Launched

This Summer's Holiday provision taking place at Brixham's Lupton House Estate in small group Bubbles - Booking Now

A Young Volunteer’s lockdown blog Part III

Lucy's June blog in her own words, along with a yummy banana bread recipe.

What we love about Breaking the Barrier

Hear from a family about what Breaking the Barrier means to them.

A Young Volunteer’s Lockdown Blog – Part II

Lucy, a Young Volunteer on our Extraordinary Young People project talks in her words about life in lockdown

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CoronavirusDue to the social distancing measures of Coronavirus not all of Lifeworks services are running as they usually do.

Our residential services, Robins and Sesame, continue to run and have provided a safe home for the residents. Unfortunately, we have had to stop the short stay service at Robins for the time being. Our specialist College was closed for the Easter holidays but has now re-opened for a small number of students. Community Projects’ in-person services have been put on hold but the team have been very creative, launching Safe-Space a new online platform to provide a much-needed service to young people who are feeling isolated at home.

We are still working our way through these times where there is uncertainty and we are responding to guidance and instruction as information is sent to us. We look forward to the time when we can re-instate all of our services but the safety and wellbeing of our service users, families and staff is our top priority always.

Please continue to find out more about our services and get in touch with us to discuss them at any time. Email [email protected] or call 01803 840 744

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