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Petroc secures planning permission for £10.8 million project

8 Jul 2014

CCIFPetroc has announced that it has been granted planning permission by North Devon Council to build an engineering facility and Lifestyle and Tourism Centre at its North Devon Campus on Sticklepath Hill in Barnstaple.

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Students awarded for outstanding achievements at annual ACBE Prize Giving Evening

2 Jul 2014

acbe awardsThe 2014 prize giving evening for Petrocís School of Architecture, Construction and the Built Environment (ACBE) was held at the collegeís North Devon Campus this week

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Petrocís hairdressing students celebrate successful year at awards ceremony

27 Jun 2014

hair awardsHairdressing students from Petroc gathered at the Barnstaple Hotel last night (June 26), for the prestigious annual awards ceremony.

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Students pumped after BodyPower trip

26 Jun 2014

BodyPowerLast month fitness students, both past and present, travelled to Birmingham to attend BodyPower 2014 at the National Exhibition Centre.

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Petroc geography student wins scholarship for educational gap year experience

24 Jun 2014

Emma HullandA student from Petroc has been offered one of just a handful of places on the Learning and Leading Gap Scholarship programme 2014/15 by the Royal Geographical Society.

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Petroc offers summer activity sessions for local children

24 Jun 2014

Summer activity sessionsThis summer Petroc is giving local children the opportunity to get out, get active and have fun, thanks to a series of activity sessions at its North Devon Campus.

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Petroc student picks up regional Adult Learners Week award

24 Jun 2014

Amy HammondA student from Petroc has been recognised for her outstanding achievement at the South West regional Adult Learners Week awards

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Thrilled Petroc students welcome baby tortoise to North Devon Campus

23 Jun 2014

baby tortoiseAnimal Care students welcomed the latest member of the Animal Centre family to Petroc last week, following the birth of Artemis, a Mediterranean marginated tortoise.

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Petroc students travel to Romania to teach tag rugby

13 Jun 2014

Tag RugbyA group of sports students from Petroc have just returned from two weeks in Romania, where they have been teaching tag rugby

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Discover degrees at Petrocís higher education event

22 May 2014

graduationPetrocís Discovering Degrees Expo is on Wednesday June 4, between 3.30 and 7pm, at the collegeís Brannams Campus

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Learn about natural building materials at free Petroc event

22 May 2014

LibnamPetroc is offering two free events for local employers, builders, property developers and DIY enthusiasts to learn about low impact building using natural materials.

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Architecture students return victorious from CIOB student challenge

20 May 2014

CIOBA group of students from Petroc have won the regional heat of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Student Challenge

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Petroc students win annual Royal Navy Pier Cellars Challenge

20 May 2014

Pier CellarsPublic services students from Petroc have returned triumphant from the Pier Cellars Challenge

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Students soak up sunshine and culture at Diversity Festival

16 May 2014

DiversityAll this week Petroc has been a hive of activity, thanks to the Diversity Festival.

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Petroc gets go-ahead for new law degree

15 May 2014

LawFrom this September Petroc will be offering a Foundation Degree in Law at its North Devon Campus, following recent approval by Plymouth University.

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Primary school children take part in STEM challenge

15 May 2014

JaguarPetroc was proud to host the inaugural Devon Regional Final of the Jaguar Primary School Challenge on Friday May 9 at our Mid Devon Campus.

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Petroc plumbing student crowned national apprentice of the year

9 May 2014

Jack BarkerA plumbing student from Petroc has been crowned UK Copper Board National Apprentice of the Year 2014.

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RSVP Bhangra play the factory - 17 May, 2014

9 May 2014

RSVPRSVP return to North Devon to remind Barnstaple how to really dance and party!

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New for 2014: Level 4 hair and beauty courses

6 May 2014

Hair and beautyPetroc has announced it will be offering two brand new Level 4 hair and beauty courses from this September

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Petroc appeals to public for local fish recipes

6 May 2014

Tipping the scalesA lecturer from Petroc is producing a book of local fish recipes and is appealing to the local community to get involved.

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Case study: Bright future for fitness student Luke Doyle

1 May 2014

Luke DoyleLuke Doyle has studied a whole host of qualifications with Petroc, to boost his career prospects

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Success at SkillBuild competition for Petroc bricklaying student

30 Apr 2014

Calum SumnersA trowel occupations student from Petroc has been awarded a silver medal in the 2014 South West SkillBuild competition.

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Community Activity Day pulls in the crowds

29 Apr 2014

activity dayFun for all the family at Petroc's Community Activity Day

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Trainee chefs battle it out in 2014 Chef of the Year Competition

29 Apr 2014

chef of the yearPetrocís top catering students gathered at the North Devon Campus yesterday for the collegeís 2014 Chef of the Year Competition.

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Case study: Fitness student Andrew Thomas fully embraces opportunities at Petroc

25 Apr 2014

Andrew ThomasAndrew's career has gone from strength to strength since joining Petroc

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Customer service opportunities with Petroc thanks to ESF funding

25 Apr 2014

Bicclescombe ParkTwo volunteers from Bicclescombe Park have successfully completed a customer service qualification, thanks to ESF funding

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Petroc catering student set for Michelin-starred work placements

16 Apr 2014

Zoe PincombeA catering student from Petroc has secured work experience at two of the countryís leading restaurants for this summer.

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Case study: Amy Bradley (A Levels)

11 Apr 2014

Amy BradleyAmy Bradley talks about her time at college, and how it has led onto a degree at Cambridge

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Team event challenges high achieving young mathematicians

1 Apr 2014

maths challengeYear 10 pupils, with a keen interest in maths, visited Petrocís North Devon Campus last week to take part in the Maths Team Challenge.

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Conference gives biology students insight into upcoming exams

31 Mar 2014

Biology conferenceA group of Biology students from Petrocís Mid Devon Campus attended the A2 Biology Student Conference in London

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Project SEARCH students flourishing at NDDH

31 Mar 2014

Project searchThe Principal of Petroc, David Dodd, visited students on the Project SEARCH programme at North Devon District Hospital last week

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F1 in Schools team put on impressive performance at national final

27 Mar 2014

F1 in schoolsA team of engineering students from Petroc reached the semi-finals of the F1 in Schools UK National Final last weekend, and produced the fifth fastest car at the event

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International partnership tackles the environmental issues surrounding refrigerants

27 Mar 2014

RefrecoPetroc welcomed French and German students to its North Devon Campus last week, to mark the end of the Refreco project

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Motor vehicle students prepare cars for resale

27 Mar 2014

motor vehicleThe Level 2 and 3 Motor Vehicle students at Mid Devon Campus are undertaking projects to refurbish some cars and prepare them for resale.

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Petrocís art project will educate children about local fishing industry

27 Mar 2014

Tipping the scalesAs part of the Tipping the Scales project, Petroc is working with over 400 local school pupils to improve awareness and understanding of the fishing industry that operates around the North Devon coast.

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Young learners get up close and personal with ERG 3

27 Mar 2014

ERG 3Local school pupils have visited the construction site at the Mid Devon Campus, to learn about different engineering techniques

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Hairdressing students showcase exceptional talent at 2014 competition

25 Mar 2014

hairTalented hairdressing students from Petroc have been showcasing their work at the annual hairdressing competition

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Students awarded for outstanding achievements at prize giving evening

21 Mar 2014

BMT awardsProud parents, friends and Petroc students gathered at the Barnstaple Hotel for the annual BMT prize giving evening.

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Free wallpapering course at Petroc

20 Mar 2014

Wallpapering courseFree wallpapering course, March 29

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Chef of the Year finalists announced

14 Mar 2014

Chef of the yearAfter much deliberation, we are delighted to announce the finalists of this yearís Chef of the Year Competition.

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Tiverton running group - latest news

14 Mar 2014

RunningNew beginners course added

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Success at regional apprentice of the year competition

13 Mar 2014

Jack BarkerJack Barker has won the regional final of the HIP Magazine's UK Copper Board Apprentice of the Year competition

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New: Distance learning healthy eating and wellbeing course

28 Feb 2014

NutritionA new course offered by Petroc is designed to give learners an insight into the role and sources of nutrients required for a balanced diet and to maintain good health.

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Public consultation for development plans at Petroc

28 Feb 2014

CCIFA public consultation will be held on March 21 and 22, at the North Devon Campus

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Petrocís new law degree first of its kind in North Devon

27 Feb 2014

law degreeFrom this September, students wanting to study law at degree level will no longer have to leave the area to begin their studies.

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Sticklepath School pupils visit Petroc to bring Ďhousesí project to life

24 Feb 2014

sticklepathA group of Year 2 pupils from Sticklepath School spent an action-packed day at Petrocís Brannams Campus earlier this month, to gain hands-on experience as part of their Ďhousesí project.

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Gentleman's Dub Club play the Factory

21 Feb 2014

Gentleman's dub clubThe Factory Petroc and Boom Artists Agency are proud to present...Gentleman's Dub Club with support from Shire Roots & Blazenstein, KSH and the Going Goods, JDotBurn and Danzie.

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Countryside management courses thrive at Petroc

19 Feb 2014

Countryside ManagementA range of new countryside management courses at Petrocís Mid Devon Campus are perfect for those pursuing a career working outdoors

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Petroc event sparks conversation about childrenís wellbeing

13 Feb 2014

good childhood conversationDegree students on Early Childhood Studies programmes with Petroc took part in a Good Childhood Conversation with the Childrenís Society this week

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Petroc students learn about international business in Amsterdam

13 Feb 2014

amsterdamA group of business students have recently returned from an educational trip to Amsterdam, where they visited a number of high profile companies.

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STEM event inspires medics of the future

13 Feb 2014

Classroom medicsStudents thinking about embarking on a career in medicine enjoyed a Medical Day at the North Devon Campus this week, with the Classroom Medics.

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Petroc fitness students sail through to region finals of CYQ competition

12 Feb 2014

cyq competitionA group of fitness students from Petroc have sailed through the first round of the CYQ Fitness Trainer Competition to reach the South West regional finals.

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Petrocís Princeís Trust team carry out projects in local community

11 Feb 2014

princes trustA group of young adults on a Princeís Trust programme at Petrocís Mid Devon Campus have recently embarked on a number of inspiring community projects in Tiverton.

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Prince's Trust Case Study: Taylor James

10 Feb 2014

Taylor JamesTaylor James talks about his time on the Prince's Trust programme at Petroc's Mid Devon Campus

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Students thank retailers for donating toys for charity project

6 Feb 2014

FdA Early Childhood StudiesA group of FdA Early Childhood Studies students have written an open letter to thank those who supported their project for North Devon Against Domestic Abuse

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Petroc F1 team secure place in national final

3 Feb 2014

F1 in schoolsTwo teams from Petroc travelled to Exeter University to take part in the South West Regional Final of the F1 in Schools Contest.

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Degree students raise funds for local charity

30 Jan 2014

ba hons cheque presentationDegree students raise charity funds as part of their course

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Health and fitness students awarded for outstanding achievements

28 Jan 2014

h and f awardsProud family, friends and lecturers came together at the Barnstaple Hotel for the School of Health, Fitness and Supported Learning awards evening

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Petroc and Sticklepath School team up for flashmob on the Square

21 Jan 2014

flashmobStudents on Petrocís BA Honours Degree programme teamed up with Sticklepath School to entertain onlookers on the Square in Barnstaple with a flashmob extravaganza.

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Celebrity photographer inspires next generation

14 Jan 2014

Harry BordenPetroc was delighted to welcome international portrait photographer Harry Borden to its Mid Devon Campus.

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Photos: North Devon Campus Humanities and Science presentation evening

13 Jan 2014

a level awardsExceptional A-level and Access to Higher Education (HE) students gathered at the Barnstaple Hotel for the collegeís annual celebration evening.

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Outstanding achievement recognised at annual awards ceremony

10 Jan 2014

a level awardsExceptional A Level and Access to HE students returned to Petroc for the collegeís annual celebration evening.

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Case studies: Fitness

2 Jan 2014

fitness case studiesRead about what some of our fitness students have been up to since completing their courses

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Get involved in the Six Book Challenge

20 Dec 2013

Six Book ChallengePetroc Learning Resources will be taking part in the nationwide annual Six Book Challenge.

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PHOTO GALLERY: North Devon Campus ACBE Prize Giving Evening 2013

12 Dec 2013

ACBE awardsThe annual prize giving evening for ACBE was held at the Cedars Inn, to celebrate the outstanding achievements of last yearís cohort.

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PHOTOS: School pupils inspired by Petrocís discovery day

12 Dec 2013

discovery dayWe were delighted to welcome hundreds of pupils from local primary schools to our North Devon Campus, for the 2013 Discovery Day.

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Craft fair and grotto creates magical experience for visitors

11 Dec 2013

Craft fairOver 100 people flocked to Petrocís Mid Devon Campus for the craft fair and lantern grotto on Saturday December 7.

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Michelin-starred chef joins judging panel for Petrocís annual catering competition

10 Dec 2013

Chef of the Year competitionPetroc College is thrilled to announce that award-winning chef Mark Dodson will be head judge at the collegeís 2014 Chef of the Year Competition.

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Petroc teams up with MIT for transatlantic experience

10 Dec 2013

Noam ChomskyA group of Foundation Degree students had the opportunity to put their questions to Noam Chomsky

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Petroc teams up with Spanish college for motor vehicle exchange programme

10 Dec 2013

Spanish exchangeTwelve Spanish students from Monlau College in Barcelona have spent the past couple of weeks working in a number of local garages in Barnstaple, Bideford and South Molton, as part of an exchange programme with Petroc.

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Petrocís graduate scheme will jump start fitness studentsí careers

10 Dec 2013

Jump startA new graduate scheme at Petroc is providing business opportunities for newly qualified personal trainers and fitness instructors at the collegeís North Devon Campus.

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Free health and fitness opportunities at Petroc

5 Dec 2013

Stop WatchPetroc Fitness Centre in Tiverton is offering one free personal training session to all its members, including any new members.

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Great day at the Good Food Show

4 Dec 2013

Good Food ShowStudents enjoy a day out at the Good Food Show

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New demonstration area will enhance learning experience for hospitality students

4 Dec 2013

SavoyHospitality and catering students at Petrocís North Devon Campus are enjoying a brand new, state-of-the art demonstration area in one of their training kitchens, thanks to funding from The Savoy Educational Trust.

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Wind farm visit assists studentsí project

4 Dec 2013

FullabrookA group of electrical students have recently carried out an educational visit to Fullabrook Wind Farm.

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Parry shines amongst 30,000 to become a youth leader for NCS

3 Dec 2013

NCSAfter successfully achieving over £5,450 of charitable work and donations this summer, Parry Hill is named one of 100 young people to become an ambassador for the flagship youth programme.

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Celebration event recognises achievements of ACBE students

2 Dec 2013

ACBE awardsThe annual prize giving evening for Petrocís School of ACBE was held at the Mid Devon campus, to celebrate the outstanding achievements of last yearís cohort.

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Princeís Trust team host coffee morning to fund community project

28 Nov 2013

Prince's trustPetroc Mid Devonís Princeís Trust team programme is about to start a community project and fundraising to help the renovation of Two Moors Primary School pond and nature area.

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Community project benefits Pathfields School

27 Nov 2013

Prince's trustThe Prince's Trust Team have created some raised flower beds at Pathfields School as part of their team programme.

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Huge response to Shoe Box appeal

27 Nov 2013

Shoe boxNorth Devon Childcare and Early Years Department have had a fantastic response this year to the Shoe Box Appeal from the college and local community.

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Multi million pound investment at Petroc planned to meet local training needs

22 Nov 2013

CCiFPetroc College has announced that it has secured £10.8 million of investment to transform large parts of its North Devon Campus.

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Photo gallery: Double Olympic gold medalist visits Petroc

22 Nov 2013

James CracknellPhotos - James Cracknell's visit to Petroc

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Photos: Skills Show 2013

19 Nov 2013

Skills ShowPhotos from the Skills Show at the NEC in Birmingham

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Test run for students ahead of SkillBuild competition

19 Nov 2013

skillbuildFurniture makers are put to the test ahead of national competition

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Future generation gets inspired by Petroc at school aspiration event

7 Nov 2013

InspirePetroc proudly hosts one of Park Community Schoolís Inspire to Aspire events

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New tennis academy attracts top players

7 Nov 2013

Tennis AcademyPetrocís new tennis academy is proving popular with students at the college, and the members have already picked up a whole host of medals at recent tournaments.

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Princeís Trust at Petroc now recruiting in Tiverton and seeking community project ideas

7 Nov 2013

Prince's TrustPetroc in Tiverton is now recruiting for the next Princeís Trust Team Programme and is appealing to people aged 16-25 who are out of work or not sure what to do next to get involved.

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Staff take on the Movember challenge

5 Nov 2013

MovemberA group of brave staff from Petroc are taking on the Movember challenge this month, to raise funds for menís health programme investment.

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Traineeship opens doors for Kat

4 Nov 2013

TraineeshipsTrainee Kat Reid gives a personal account of life on the traineeship programme

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Partnership with Swedish school provides opportunities for Petrocís supported learning students

1 Nov 2013

KatrineholmA group of lecturers from Sweden have visited Petrocís supported learning section, ahead of a joint project between the college and Duveholms Gymnasiesaerskola, a school in Katrineholm near Stockholm.

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Science lecturerís book receives recognition at renowned awards ceremony

25 Oct 2013

EmbryologyA medical book written by a human biosciences lecturer from Petroc received a highly commended accolade at the prestigious British Medical Association (BMA) Medical Book Awards last month.

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Petroc biology students visit the pathology department at NDDH

18 Oct 2013

pathologyStudents get a behind the scenes look at North Devon District Hospital

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Fundraising fun at RAG Day 2013

16 Oct 2013

rag dayStudents from Petroc were busy fundraising in Tiverton town centre yesterday (October 15), as part of the collegeís annual RAG (Raise and Give) Day.

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Education network in Tiverton helps young people into employment and training

14 Oct 2013

NEETs conferenceRepresentatives from further education colleges and private training providers gathered at Petroc to discuss NEETS and how capacity funding has been utilised to improve the employability of young people in the area.

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The future looks bright for former fitness student Emma Woodcock

10 Oct 2013

Emma WoodcockFormer Diploma in Exercise and Fitness Instructing student, Emma Woodcock, gives a personal account of what sheís been up to since completing her course

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The ĎPetroc Apprenticesí celebrate gaining degrees at graduation ceremony

10 Oct 2013

GraduationIn 2009 a group of apprentices joined Petroc and embarked on a business programme, gaining varied work experience by rotating around areas of the college alongside studying for an NVQ in business and administration.

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Students offer drop-in session to encourage people to get active

9 Oct 2013

Active Life Active MindAs part of Devon County Councilís Active Life Active Mind initiative, North Devon Community Heart Health Project staff and students from Petroc will be on hand to answer questions about making lifestyle changes for improved heart health.

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Wanted: Enthusiastic music lovers to join The Factory Street Team

9 Oct 2013

The FactoryJoin The Factory Street Team and get your foot in the door of the music industry!

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Sun shines down on Petrocís graduates of 2013

7 Oct 2013

graduationProud friends and family gathered in Barnstaple to congratulate over 100 of Petrocís Higher Education graduates, as they paraded through the town centre in glorious sunshine.

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Former Petroc studentís song features in new college video

19 Sep 2013

College videoPetroc College has launched a new promotional video featuring music by local songwriter and former student Katy Thorn.

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Say hello to North Devonís first BA Hons students

19 Sep 2013

BA honsPetroc has welcomed its first BA Honours degree students Ė and the first ever for North Devon - to its Brannams Campus this week.

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Traditional pottery techniques return to Brannams after 100 years

17 Sep 2013

KilnFor the first time in 100 years, a wood fired kiln is to be built in Barnstaple at the former Brannams Pottery site in Roundswell.

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NCS teens raise thousands for North Devon charities

13 Sep 2013

NCSRead about all the fantastic social action projects the NCS teams have been involved in over the summer

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New look Barnstaple Campus for 2013

12 Sep 2013

ERGThanks to a number of funding opportunities, the Barnstaple Campus has been transformed.

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Campus Showcase - 11 September, 2013

9 Sep 2013

ERGWe'll be celebrating the opening of all our brand new facilities in Barnstaple on 11 September, from 12.30pm onwards

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New traineeships at Petroc will help young people find work

30 Aug 2013

apprenticeshipsFrom this September, Petroc College will be offering traineeship programmes for those aged 16 to 24.

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PHOTOS: A Level results day at Barnstaple Campus 2013

15 Aug 2013

A LevelsA Level students gathered in Barnstaple earlier today to collect their results

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PHOTOS: A Level results day in Tiverton 2013

15 Aug 2013

A LevelsStudents gathered at the Tiverton Campus this morning to collect their results

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NCS Blog - Week 5

14 Aug 2013

NCSRead the last instalment of Team Sharks' Blog

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Week 4 - NCS Blog

8 Aug 2013

NCSTeam Sharks get fundraising for the Food Bank

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Lecturer Jane Sharkey discusses benefits of CYQ qualifications

6 Aug 2013

CYQPetroc helps CYQ - the health, fitness and wellbeing awarding body - celebrate its 15th birthday

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A week in the life of a Petroc apprentice

5 Aug 2013

Paige MartinPaige Martin, who works at Petroc, gives an account of what life is like as a business administration apprentice

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Week 3 - NCS Blog

2 Aug 2013

ncsRead what Team Sharks have been up to this week...

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Petroc announces new funding support for students

1 Aug 2013

24+ loanFor the first time, from this September, anyone aged 24 or over choosing to study at Petroc may be entitled to a loan to help pay for their course fees.

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New musical Ė 99% Proof - debuts at Petroc

31 Jul 2013

99% ProofA brand new musical will be showcased at Petroc in September

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Staff and students take on 24 hour running challenge

31 Jul 2013

Thunder runStaff and students from Petroc put on a remarkable performance at the Adidas Thunder Run

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Petroc appeals to the people of Tiverton for community project ideas

25 Jul 2013

Prince's TrustPetroc is running its second Princeís Trust team programme in the Tiverton area, starting on July 29.

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Week 2 - NCS Blog

25 Jul 2013

NCSThe NCS team are now into their second week - read their blog to find out what they've been up to...

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NEW! National Citizen Service Blog

24 Jul 2013

ncsA group of young people - Team Sharks - taking part in the NCS programme this summer will be documenting what they get up to each week

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Jon Gomm seeks musicians to open The Factory show

11 Jul 2013

Jon GommJon Gomm is giving local musicians the chance to open the show for his gig in September

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Petroc launches new loan for adults

11 Jul 2013

24+ loanPetroc has joined seven other further education colleges across Devon and Cornwall to launch a Government scheme offering loans for adult learners.

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UNDAground 4 Life tour live at The Factory

11 Jul 2013

Alabama 3Alabama 3 will be performing as a full live band at The Factory on Thursday December 12, as part of their UNDAground 4 Life tour.

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YouTube sensation Jon Gomm to play The Factory

11 Jul 2013

Jon GommLeeds based singer songwriter, guitar virtuoso and YouTube viral sensation Jon Gomm will be playing at The Factory, Barnstaple as part of his solo headline UK tour

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Sensory garden opens at Oakwell Residential Home, thanks to Princeís Trust project

8 Jul 2013

Prince's TrustStudents raise money through Prince's Trust to build sensory garden

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Staff and students set to take part in 24 hour running challenge

8 Jul 2013

Thunder RunA group of staff and students from Petroc are gearing up for the gruelling Adidas Thunder Run, which is taking place at Catton Park in Derbyshire on July 27 and 28.

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Employer hotline will streamline customer service experience

25 Jun 2013

Employer hotlinePetroc has developed a brand new system to ensure enquiries from local employers are dealt with in the most swift and efficient way possible.

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Exciting new project will give young people with disabilities on-the-job training at NDDH

21 Jun 2013

Project searchPetroc has teamed up with the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and Pluss to offer students with disabilities a unique work experience opportunity.

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Camper Obscura at Petroc enthrals aspiring photographers

19 Jun 2013

Camper obscuraBudding photographers from a selection of schools in Tiverton have had a unique opportunity to test some of the worldís oldest photography techniques, thanks to a Camper Obscura event at Petroc.

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Petroc studentsí work goes on display at Boston Tea Party

19 Jun 2013

Boston tea party exhibitionArt and Design students from Petroc will be exhibiting their work from their first year on the Extended Diploma at Boston Tea Party from June 25 until July 7, 8am Ė 6pm.

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Petroc gets go-ahead for full Honours Degrees

12 Jun 2013

HE Graduation Ceremony 2011Petroc has announced today that, from this September, it will be offering BA Honours Degrees in Barnstaple.

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PHOTOS: Students offer a helping hand at Devon Coast-to-Coast cycle challenge

12 Jun 2013

Coast to coastLevel 3 and 4 Sports Massage students put their skills to the test last weekend, offering massages to riders at the end of the gruelling Coast-to-Coast cycle event.

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Travel and Tourism students hold charity gala for Cystic Fibrosis Trust

12 Jun 2013

cystic fibrosisA group of Level 3 Travel and Tourism students have raised a staggering £1,400 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, thanks to a successful Charity Gala Ball at the Park Hotel.

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Brand new degree courses at Petroc Tiverton

10 Jun 2013

GraduationPetroc has announced that, from this September, it will be offering a variety of Foundation Degrees at its Tiverton Campus on Bolham Road.

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Studentsí work goes on display at St Anneís

7 Jun 2013

St Anne'sDegree students from Petrocís Brannams Campus will be staging an art event at St Anneís Arts and Community Centre on June 14 and 15.

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Petroc is now accepting applications for the 2013/14 999 Academy

6 Jun 2013

999 AcademyFollowing on from a successful pilot programme the 999 Academy is seeking applicants for the 2013/14 academic year.

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Petroc students showcase their Ďawesomeí artwork at end of year show

5 Jun 2013

Awesome Art ShowArt and design students at Petroc are currently putting the final touches to their yearís work, in preparation for their end of year art exhibition, entitled The Awesome Art Show.

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Petroc expands Higher Education provision to meet growing demand

31 May 2013

Petroc has announced that it has been awarded 40 additional full time Higher Education (HE) places by Plymouth University.

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Petroc sponsor new u-18 football league

31 May 2013

FootballA new under-18 football league in North Devon has secured sponsorship, meaning organisers are on track to launch it for the 2013/14 season.

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Discover degrees at Petrocís higher education event

30 May 2013

Discovering Degrees ExpoPetrocís Discovering Degrees Expo will be on Wednesday June 19, between 3.30 and 7pm, at the collegeís Brannams Campus

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Chef of the Year winner reaches semi-final of national competition

28 May 2013

ElectroluxPetrocís Chef of the Year put his skills to the test again last week, after reaching the semi-final of the Electrolux Chef Academy, a nationwide competition looking for the next generation of superstar chefs.

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Petroc and Braunton Academy team up to deliver life-saving training to school pupils

24 May 2013

HeartstartHealth and social care students from Petroc have been working in partnership with Braunton Academy School to teach their year 11 pupils about the British Heart Foundationís (BHF) Heartstart Initiative.

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Young scientists bring home medals from British Biology Olympiad

24 May 2013

Biology OlympiadIn this yearís annual British Biology Olympiad competition at Reading University Petroc celebrated the achievements of seven learners who were awarded three bronze medals and four highly commended positions.

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Petroc studentsí work goes on display at the Goodwin Gallery

21 May 2013

Hand Eye HeartArtistic degree students from Petroc will be showcasing their yearís work at the annual exhibition, entitled Hand Eye Heart, at the collegeís Brannams Campus next month.

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Petroc students love vintage!

20 May 2013

Love VintageA group of Foundation Degree Events Management students from Petroc have raised money for Dementia UK with a vintage evening at Lilicos in Barnstaple, as part of their final year.

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PHOTOS: Barnstaple Grand Prix

20 May 2013

Grand PrixPhoto gallery from this year's Barnstaple Grand Prix

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NCS helps teenagers gain confidence and independence

17 May 2013

NCSNCS helps develop confidence, self-awareness and responsibility - 95% of participants felt NCS helped them develop useful skills for the future, and 85% had learnt something new about themselves.

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Degree student from Petroc plans educational trip to China

16 May 2013

Lucy WillansLucy Willans, a Foundation Degree student from Petroc, has become one of just 50 students to be selected to spend a month in China, learning about the culture, society and businesses in Shanghai.

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Personal trainer Toby impresses judges with new concept at national competition

16 May 2013

Toby WilliamsonA fitness student from Petroc has been awarded first place in the CYQ Fitness Trainer Competition National Final.

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Petrocís volleyball academy bring home gold and silver from national competition

16 May 2013

VolleyballMembers of Petrocís volleyball academy returned victorious from the British Collegeís Sport Knock-Out Cup, after the menís team picked up the gold medal and the mixed team brought home silver.

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Young scientists crowned South West champions in annual analyst competition

16 May 2013

Chemistry competitionThree A-level chemistry students from Petroc have been awarded first place in the annual Royal Society of Chemistry's Schools Analyst Competition, which was held at Plymouth University at the end of last month.

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Petroc lecturerís recipes published in renowned cookery book

10 May 2013

Karen RiversA catering lecturer from Petroc has had two of her recipes published in a prestigious cookery book, used by catering students and professional chefs up and down the country.

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Fitness student offers health and fitness advice to the people of North Devon

9 May 2013

Jessica Palmer-ChristieA fitness student from Petroc has teamed up with the North Devon Journal to share her knowledge of all things health and nutrition-related with their readers.

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Ladies-only gym snaps up talented Petroc students

9 May 2013

GO30Owners of a new ladies-only gym in Barnstaple have put their trust in Petrocís young learners and have filled all five instructor vacancies with either current or former college students.

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Personal trainer Toby impresses judges with new concept at national competition

9 May 2013

Toby WilliamsonA fitness student from Petroc has been awarded first place in the CYQ Fitness Trainer Competition National Final.

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Studentsí clothing company goes from strength to strength

9 May 2013

3Flow ClothingT-shirts designed by two students from Petroc are proving popular among fitness enthusiasts in North Devon.

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Employers say Ďextraí skills are as important as exam results to teensí job chances

7 May 2013

NCSNCS can boost your chances when it comes to finding a job

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Have fun and make a difference with NCS

7 May 2013

NCSStudents in Year 11 or their first year at college, who want to do something different and exciting this summer, can take part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme.

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Military Wives get pampered at Petroc

3 May 2013

Military WivesMembers of the Military Wives Choir have been pampered at Petrocís Sanctuary Spa and Skin Care Centre

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Petroc students excited to be part of LLAMA Festival

3 May 2013

Llama festivalA group of Music Technology and Music Performance students from Petroc will be putting their newfound skills to the test at this yearís LLLAMA Festival in June.

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Students raise over £500 for Raise a Smile Week

2 May 2013

raise a smileBusiness Administration students raise hundreds for local charity

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Fitness student pumps iron ahead of national competition

26 Apr 2013

Josh DaviesA fitness student from Petroc is currently training to get in the best shape heís ever been in, ahead of BodyPowerís Physique of the Week competition, which is being held in Birmingham on May 18 and 19.

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Students offered unique opportunity to design tiger enclosure for local zoo

26 Apr 2013

exmoor zooA group of architecture and construction students from Petrocís Barnstaple and Tiverton Campuses are involved in an exciting design project, thanks to a partnership with Exmoor Zoo.

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Petroc appeals for Princeís Trust community project ideas

19 Apr 2013

Prince's TrustStudents on the Prince's Trust programme will be taking part in a number of community projects over the coming months, and are looking for ideas

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New exhibition will showcase supported learning studentsí work

17 Apr 2013

Art FantasticSupported Learning students from Petroc will be showcasing a wide range of mosaics, ceramics, restored furniture and pickles that they have created at an exhibition in the Goodwin Gallery.

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Petroc students help promote Heart Health in North Devon

17 Apr 2013

NDCHHPNDCHHP is a new and unique service offered by Petroc students, working with healthcare professionals in North Devon, to help promote heart health.

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PHOTOS: First ever Chef of the Year competition goes down a treat at Petroc

17 Apr 2013

chef of the yearCookery students at Petroc put their skills to the test at the Collegeís first ever Chef of the Year competition

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New courses at Petroc will lead to career working with animals

12 Apr 2013

Animal coursesPlans are well underway for the new animal courses, which are starting in September

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Petroc pick up medals at BCS Championships

9 Apr 2013

BCSPetroc Sports Academy students put on an impressive performance at the British Colleges Sport Championships

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Petroc offers low-risk opportunities for innovative businesses in Tiverton

2 Apr 2013

Business HubPetroc releases plans for a new business hub at its Tiverton Campus

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Petroc plans new science and engineering centre of excellence for Tiverton

2 Apr 2013

ERG 3Petroc has secured £3 million of capital funding to build a Science and Engineering Skills Centre at its main Tiverton Campus

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Students get a flavour of Oxbridge life

2 Apr 2013

OxbridgeFormer Oxbridge students talk to the Academic Academy

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International link set to benefit supported learning students at Petroc

28 Mar 2013

KatrineholmA lecturer from Petroc has travelled to Sweden to work closely with a school on a project for supported learning students.

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Petrocís new courses will help students secure music industry careers

28 Mar 2013

Music coursesPetroc is introducing two exciting new music programmes to prepare students for a successful career in the industry.

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PHOTOS: Talented hairdressers showcase their work at annual competition

26 Mar 2013

HairHairdressing students from Petroc put their skills to the test at The Hair Academyís annual competition.

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Petroc Ė going the extra mile to support apprenticeships

22 Mar 2013

Apprenticeship ExpoThroughout March, Petroc has hosted and attended a series of events, activities and workshops to promote and support apprenticeships in Devon.

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Prize giving evening recognises outstanding student achievements

21 Mar 2013

BMT awardsProud parents, friends and Petroc students gathered at the Barnstaple Hotel for the annual Business, Manufacturing and Transport prize giving evening.

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Photos: Comic Relief antics

19 Mar 2013

comic reliefPhoto gallery from Comic Relief

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VIDEO: State of the art facility installed at Petroc

18 Mar 2013

SLDD Building 13Work on the new state of the art facility for supported learning students at Petrocís Barnstaple Campus is now well underway.

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Jason reaps rewards from career switch

15 Mar 2013

Jason HayesFitness student, Jason Hayes, gives a personal account of the opportunities he's had since enrolling at Petroc

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120 people turn out for Northam Burrows spring clean

12 Mar 2013

Burrows spring cleanPetroc students help with mass spring clean at Northam Burrows

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Students learn to stay safe online

11 Mar 2013

Childcare e-safetyStudents have been learning what it means to be 'e-safe'.

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Cuts for cans or cash

8 Mar 2013

Cuts for cansStudents at the Hair Academy will be offering free haircuts in aid of Bideford Foodbank

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Petroc Ė helping students be inspired and get hired

8 Mar 2013

Job ShopThe Job Shop at Petroc is a completely free service for students and local employers, to help bridge the gap between college and employment.

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Students battle it out in national apprenticeship competition

7 Mar 2013

Apprentice of the yearThis week Petroc hosted the regional heats for two national apprenticeship competitions

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National apprenticeship competition comes to Petroc Tiverton

1 Mar 2013

Apprenticeship competitionPetroc Tiverton has been selected to host the regional heats for two national apprenticeship competitions.

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No stopping speedy F1 in Schools team

1 Mar 2013

F1 in SchoolsA group of engineering students from Petroc have raced their way to the finals of the F1 in Schools Competition

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Petroc event planned to raise profile of apprenticeships

26 Feb 2013

Apprenticeship ExpoAs part of National Apprenticeship Week, Petroc is hosting an Apprenticeship Exposition at the Barnstaple Hotel

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Happy Birthday Petroc Fitness Centre

22 Feb 2013

Fitness centrePetroc Fitness Centre offers free classes to celebrate the centre's first birthday

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My day at Petroc by student Theo Seel Kent

11 Feb 2013

Work experienceDuring a week's work experience, Diploma in Business student Theo Seel Kent wrote an account of a typical day at college:

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Petroc students win regional heat at CIOB Student Challenge

11 Feb 2013

Building competitionA group of students from Petroc have won the regional heat of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Student Challenge, which was held at Plymouth University.

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Aspiring chefs will battle it out in first ever Chef of the Year competition

7 Feb 2013

Chef of the YearCookery students at Petroc are preparing to have their skills put to the test at the Collegeís first ever Chef of the Year competition.

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College sport maker hits the ground running

7 Feb 2013

Sport makerPetroc has appointed a College Sport Maker, thanks to National Lottery Funding from Sport England, to encourage more students to get involved in sport.

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New fitness classes at Petroc for 2013

6 Feb 2013

FitnessThe Active Inside Out team at the Petroc Fitness Centre have launched three brand new classes to help motivate people during the first few dark and dreary months of 2013.

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Students acquire work skills on the slopes in France

5 Feb 2013

SkiPetroc students have gained valuable work experience on a Leonardo Project trip to Morzine in France.

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Students return from Army Day with winnersí cup

4 Feb 2013

ArmyUniformed public services students from Petroc were put through their paces last week (February 1) at the Army Reserve Challenge Day at Wyvern Barracks in Exeter and returned victorious.

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Petroc is top Devon college for A Levels

31 Jan 2013

A LevelsThe A Level Performance Tables published by the Department for Education last week reveal that Petroc is one of the top 20 colleges in the UK for A Levels, the only college in Devon to achieve this.

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Petroc selected as 2013 NCS provider for the South West

25 Jan 2013

NCSPetroc has been awarded a £10 million contract and selected to run the Governmentís flagship personal and social development programme for young people in the South West next year.

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New multi-purpose facility will teach students life and employability skills

24 Jan 2013

SLDDPetroc has secured £1 million of funding to build a specialist facility at its Barnstaple Campus for supported learning students, to teach them vital life and employability skills in bespoke, advanced learning spaces.

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Online beauty, complementary and sports therapy courses set to transform learning at Petroc

20 Jan 2013

Spa and towelsPetroc is developing a range of brand new distance-learning beauty, complementary and sports therapies courses to appeal to a wide variety of learners both in Devon and beyond.

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Work begins to transform Petrocís Barnstaple Campus

17 Jan 2013

ERGPlanned work is now underway at Petroc to improve and develop the provision of teaching and learning at its Barnstaple Campus for students, staff and the wider community.

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Celebration evening recognises studentsí outstanding achievements

15 Jan 2013

a levelsPetrocís class of 2012 returned to Barnstaple at the start of term for an inspiring and emotional presentation evening.

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Inspirational night recognises student achievement

14 Jan 2013

a levelsExceptional A Level and Access to HE students returned to Petroc last week for the Collegeís annual celebration evening.

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Get in shape with Petroc

8 Jan 2013

FitnessThe Active Inside Out fitness team at Petroc Fitness Centre, Tiverton, are here to help you get in shape in 2013.

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Christmas market raises funds for local good cause

3 Jan 2013

Christmas marketStudents at Petroc have raised £300 for the North Devon Chemotherapy Appeal

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Santaís helpers raise money for local charity

19 Dec 2012

Santa's helpersStudents raise over £100 for Women's Aid

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Petroc event promotes health and wellbeing

13 Dec 2012

B Safe 4 LifeStudents at Petroc have been learning about safety, health and wellbeing, thanks to the B Safe 4 Life event that was held at the Barnstaple Campus this week.

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Petrocís new Spa and Sports Therapies Suite opens for business

11 Dec 2012

SpaStaff, students and visitors gathered at Petroc last week to witness the grand opening of the brand new, state of the art Spa and Sports Therapies Suite at the Barnstaple Campus.

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Grand opening planned for the new Spa and Sports Therapies Suite at Petroc

6 Dec 2012

SpaA brand new, state of the art Spa and Sports Therapies Suite has been installed at Petroc, offering bespoke surroundings for both students and visiting clients.

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Inspired by St. Anneís: 5 short films

6 Dec 2012

St anne'sStudents studying Art and Design on the Extended Diploma at Petroc have been inspired to create short films based on the history of St. Anneís Chapel in Barnstaple

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Open event for Petrocís new LEAP and JET provision in Axminster

6 Dec 2012

AxminsterPetroc is inviting visitors to the grand opening of its brand new educational facility in Axminster on December 12, 10am Ė 12pm.

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Students rewarded for hard work and dedication

6 Dec 2012

acbe awardsStudents, lecturers and special guests gathered at RMB Chivenor to attend Petrocís School of Architecture, Construction and the Built Environment (ACBE) prize giving evening.

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Inspirational talk and prize giving

4 Dec 2012

Simon de BurghSimon de Burgh, winner of the National ĎGym Personal Trainer of the Yearí Award, came to Petroc to inspire 40 fitness students, many of whom are looking for a career in Personal Training.

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Petroc santas up for festive fundraising

4 Dec 2012

Petroc puddingsPetroc staff will be taking part in the Santa Fun Run to raise money for the North Devon Hospice

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Proud guests support students at ACBE awards ceremony

4 Dec 2012

acbe awardsStudents were awarded for their hard work at the ACBE Prize Giving Evening in Tiverton

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Training programme at Petroc leads to great things for lecturer

22 Nov 2012

Jason SladeFitness lecturer Jason Sladeís career is going from strength to strength, thanks to a series of training programmes at Petroc.

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Fundraising fun for Children in Need

21 Nov 2012

Children in NeedFundraising extravaganza

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Discuss Olympic Games legacy at Scholarly Activity group

20 Nov 2012

scholarly activityPetroc's Scholarly Activity group's next meeting is on November 28, and the topic for discussion will be the Olympic Games

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Students hope car boot will fund foreign exchange

20 Nov 2012

Car bootMotor Vehicle students at Petroc Tiverton have been given a fantastic opportunity to travel to France to hone their skills in a working environment

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Collegeís festive fair promises to get visitors in the Christmas spirit

19 Nov 2012

Craft fairPetrocís Brannams Campus is opening its doors on Saturday December 8, for a festive day of arts, crafts and entertainment.

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Glitz and glamour at inspirational student awards

12 Nov 2012

SLDD awardsOver 150 Petroc students and guests packed into Cedars Inn in Barnstaple last month for the glamorous Supported Learning Awards.

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Public services students get put through their paces

12 Nov 2012

Coldstream GuardsPublic Services students braved the rain and mud last month, to be put through their paces by members of the Coldstream Guards.

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Lottery funding will help get more students playing sport

9 Nov 2012

Sport makerPetroc has successfully secured funding to recruit a College Sport Maker to encourage more students to get involved in sport.

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Hannah's realising her dream thanks to Petroc course

8 Nov 2012

Hannah CurtisA former Fitness student from Petroc is realising her ambition of becoming a successful instructor by securing a job at Northam Leisure Centre.

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Brand new facilities for students declared open

19 Oct 2012

Leisureline HousePetroc staff and students gathered at the Collegeís newest facility, Leisureline House, to see Nick Harvey MP cut the ribbon at the official opening last week.

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Fundraising extravaganza

18 Oct 2012

rag dayRAG Day raises hundreds for chairty

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Trade and training event pulls in the crowds

18 Oct 2012

Trade and trainingA trade and training event at Petroc attracted interest from both students and employers this week.

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Rain on the parade fails to dampen spirits at HE graduation

15 Oct 2012

GraduationOver 100 of Petrocís degree students proudly paraded up Barnstaple High Street on Saturday, to take part in the annual Higher Education awards ceremony.

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New training programme for next generation of Olympians

11 Oct 2012

Athlete AmbitionStaff at Petroc are playing their part in preserving the legacy left by the Olympics, by setting up an Athlete Ambition programme for local school pupils.

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Travel and Tourism fundraisers

2 Oct 2012

T and TTravel and Tourism students raise hundreds for charity

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Petroc student represents GB in Japan

24 Sep 2012

Life savingA sports student from Petroc has just returned from Japan, where she represented Great Britain in the prestigious Sanyo Bussan Cup.

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New nail bar opens its doors

20 Sep 2012

Nail BarA brand new, state of the art nail bar is opening at Petroc Tiverton.

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Double award nomination for Petroc

13 Sep 2012

TES AwardsFor the second year running, Petroc has been shortlisted in the prestigious TES FE Awards 2012.

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Barnstaple's first freshersí fayre draws in the crowds

12 Sep 2012

FreshersHoards of new students filed into Petroc Barnstapleís Stanbury Hall today for the Collegeís inaugural Freshersí Fayre.

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LEAP and JET students will benefit from tailor-made facilities

3 Sep 2012

LeisurelineStudents on the LEAP programme or JET project at Petroc next year will benefit from the brand new, purpose built facilities at Leisureline House in Roundswell.

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Balloons fill the skies over Tiverton

28 Aug 2012

BalloonsPhoto gallery from the Tiverton Balloon Festival

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Record breaking A Level results at Petroc

16 Aug 2012

A LevelsStaff and students at Petroc are celebrating record breaking A Level results today.

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Free NEET conference for those out of work and potential employers

24 Jul 2012

NEETNEET conference at Petroc Tiverton this Wednesday (July 25)

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Petroc thanks camera donors

24 Jul 2012

CamerasPhotography lecturer, Richard Crossman, finds a unique way to thank people for donating cameras

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Photos: Brand new state of the art darkroom

23 Jul 2012

DarkroomWork to construct Petroc Barnstapleís brand new, custom designed darkroom has been completed ahead of schedule.

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