14-16 Learners

There are a range of programmes on offer at Petroc. For many years we have worked with local partner schools to offer additional vocational subjects which are studied at college.  Our programmes are run one afternoon per week during year 10 and 11 and offer the opportunity for learners to engage in practical activities and achieve qualifications, effectively giving you a headstart for your future.

Studying one of our courses is a great opportunity for you to develop new practical skills and increase confidence in a different environment to school. Courses are offered in a range of vocational and technical subject areas.

Depending on the subject, you will be taught in a variety of different styles. These include practical 'hands-on' sessions, group learning, demonstrations, videos, workbooks and portfolio building.  You will learn practical skills within facilities that are industry standard and gain qualifications that are nationally recognised and relevant to potential employers.

If your school agrees that you can come on one of these courses, you will be asked to complete an application form. This will be sent to the college along with a school reference. Shortly afterwards you will be invited for a taster session and finally for an interview.

Transport arrangements vary from school to school some will bring you to college as a group, while others will ask you to make your own way. 

To register your interest in any of our 14-16 courses, talk to your Head of Year at School who will get in touch with us.  For any college related questions, please contact us by email at als@petroc.ac.uk or by calling 01271 852404.

Year 11 transition for home educated learners

Petroc is excited to offer a bespoke programme, aiming to ensure the smooth transition from home to college. The programme runs for 34 weeks from Monday to Friday, mornings only. The qualification comprises of:

• GCSE Mathematics
• GCSE English
• Personal Development Programme
• Individual targets & Planning
• Employability Skills Development

For more information, please contact Mark Beades on 01271 852369 or email mark.beades@petroc.ac.uk

Upcoming Student Events


Hair, Beauty and Barbering Expo

Come along to our Hair, Beauty and Barbering Expo where we aim to inspire those to look at a wide variety of areas within the Hair, Beauty and Barbering Industry.


Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair

Come along to our Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair on 5 March to find out how you can make your apprenticeship ambition a reality.