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Welcome to PETROC

At Petroc, you'll find an exceptional range of qualifications. From A Levels to apprenticeships and vocational training to degrees.

I am passionate about creating aspirational progression routes for the people of North Devon: at this year's Higher Education ceremony we will have learners graduating who joined us at entry level, and this makes me extremely proud.

When it comes to results, Petroc is in the top 9% of colleges in the country for both A Levels and Extended Diplomas*, our apprenticeship success rates are consistently above the national average and 1 in 3 students on our BA Honours programme achieve a first**.

Our Study Programmes are individually tailored to you, and include key aspects such as work experience and employability skills, to equip you for the future. At Petroc we are dedicated to getting you employment-ready and we have strong and trusted partnerships with an extensive range of highly-regarded local businesses in a wide variety of sectors. 

As a student at Petroc. you will become part of our rich, dynamic culture and I hope that you will make the most of all the extra-curricular activities on offer, such as our Academic and Sport Academies, educational trips both at home and abroad and numerous Student Union events throughout the year. There's always something to get involved in!

You will soon be making important choices about your future and we want to give you the very best information. advice and guidance. If you'd like to find out more drop us an email, pop in to our Guidance Centre or join us at one of our open events. Also, be sure to follow us on social media to keep up to date with all the latest Petroc news.

I took forward to welcoming you In September 2017.

Diane Dimond, Principal 

About us

We offer high quality academic and vocational study programmes in a caring, supportive environment.

Whether you’re planning on going to university, want to train while working, or looking to turn a passion into your career, we’re sure to have the right study programme for you.

We’re all about giving you the time, space and resources to achieve. We’re here to help you be the best you can be, at whatever you choose to do.

Whatever you’re looking for after school, the adventure starts here.

Facilities available

  • Fitness Centres
  • Recording Studio
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Hair and Beauty Academies
  • Theatre
  • The Factory
  • Dog Grooming Studio
  • Goodwin Gallery
  • The Lifestyle Centre
  • Blue Cross Cattery

Additional support

We take our responsibility to provide you with additional support, when needed, very seriously and offer a range of help to meet your needs, including specially designed coureses.  You should indicate any medical/leaarning needs clearly on your application, so we can discuss it at interview and ensure the appropriate support is in place when you begin your course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact PETROC directly.

Last updated date: 13 February 2017

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