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The Pad Training and Community Centre

The Pad is Eat That Frog's Paignton community hub, helping people of all ages, offering a wide range of activities.  

We offer bespoke education for young people aged 16+ with an EHCP - our 1:1 provision has had fabulous outcomes for young people who haven't coped with mainstream school or college, due to anxiety, autism or mental health problems.

We have a variety of training programmes available to people over 19 free of charge. including Mental Health & Wellbeing support,  IT skills, Self-Employment programmes, horticulture and cookery.

We also offer Career Academies that help you into work in Construction (CSCS card), Security (SIA),  Care, and Hospitality.

We are a great place to get help to access/liaise with other services, establishing social contacts and activities, providing a Lunch Club, which is relaunching now post Covid!

We work with employers and partner organisations to develop sustainable employment opportunities, helping people to develop new skills and gain paid employment.  We enable people to unlock or recognise their potential to contribute to the local community whilst overcoming or managing barriers in their life.  

We can also help local businesses with the training and people they need to succeed, including apprenticeships!

We know it’s not always easy to eat healthily when you’re on a budget. That’s why we started our new ‘community fridge’ at The Pad – with a little help from some local companies. We act as a hub for Morrison’s, Riverford Delivery and other suppliers, who donate ‘close to expiry-date’ food. We use this to offer a free food service for local people. Anyone is able to access this service – you do not have to be out of work or already on a course with Eat That Frog. 


01803 551551
Eat That Frog Website
Parent Organisation
Eat That Frog Education & Training


89 Torquay Road
Toilet facilities for people with disabilities
Wheelchair accessible

Further information

Display Date/Time
Monday- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm. Lunch Club: Friday 10:00am to 1:30pm.
Referral required?
Referral details

Only for some Post 16 education places (refer via local authority).

Waiting list?
DBS check?
(formerly CRB)
City and Guilds, OCN London, The Matrix Standard
Last updated: 09/07/2021
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