Community Fridge Opening Times
Our community fridge @ The Pad in Paignton is now open!
Tuesdays & Thursdays - 3:30 - 4:30pm
Please wear a mask
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Make the most of lockdown!
During lockdown we are offering more of our courses online, to enable you to retrain, study or just have some fun!

All courses are FREE to low waged / those in receipt of benefits.
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NEW Online Courses
To help you during this difficult time while our centres are closed, we've put some of our most popular short courses online, so you can study at home, at your own pace, FREE OF CHARGE.
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Cooking & Crafts
Try your hand at cooking fabulous meals and making wonderful crafts with our interactive online classes!
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To Learn More About Our Latest Courses IN TORQUAY, NEWTON ABBOT, PAIGNTON and PLYMOUTH

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Our centres are open for Post-16 teaching and learning, although we are taking precautions due to Covid-19. All of our adult courses are now online only.   

Please click here to see our most recent risk assessment showing measures taken to maintain the safety of learners and staff.

You can contact us Monday-Friday 9-5 


* Young Learners – Our post 16 learners are back in centres receiving 1:1 education.

* Adult Courses – we have a wide range of FREE online courses on offer this Autumn. These include: Construction, Health & Wellbeing, Self Employment, and many more! 

* Community Kitchen, Paignton – we are developing a new range of services to help you, including paid-for meal deliveries and the re-opening of our Community Fridge / Shop.

Community Fridge Opening Times 

Tuesdays & Thursdays – 3:30 – 4:30pm


You can visit our Facebook or Instagram pages for the latest updates every day.

It’s an unusual name, we know – but it’s all about overcoming your barriers and getting things done:

“If your job is to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”




Even when our centres were closed, we were still able to keep our Community Fridge open for people to use through kind donations from businesses in the local community. We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped. You are all amazing frogs!

Our Ethos, Aims & Mission:

Since we were founded in 2011, we have been based around People, Values & Quality.

We enable people to identify and overcome their barriers to live a more fulfilled life. 

Community is at the heart of everything we do, with an emphasis on building local communities and a strong corporate responsibility focus. 



We support young people who haven’t thrived in mainstream education, giving them a chance to succeed.

We work closely with local authorities and learners with Educational Health Care Plans (EHCP’s) to agree on a package of bespoke learning, which suits the special educational needs of each student. 

If you would like to access this service, please contact Gail Rochelle on 01803-551551, who will provide Information, Advice and Guidance on the next steps and can also arrange a taster session at one of our centres if required. 

We were praised in our most recent Ofsted inspection for our caring and nurturing environment. Read the full Ofsted report here. 

Adult Training

We believe in empowering you to make positive changes to your life. We offer courses to help your health and wellbeing and to upskill you for succeeding in life and work. Our courses are FREE to anyone in receipt of benefits. 

You don’t have to come into our centres to take advantage of our courses. Many of our programmes are now offered online for study at home.  


Community is at the heart of everything we do, supporting people living in areas of multiple deprivation. We link our leaving programmes to activities and projects that benefit a wide range of people, from healthy eating cookery sessions with Primary Schools to an Over 50’s lunch club – and much more!

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