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Outstanding results for Petroc’s vocational students

Our vocational students are celebrating another year of outstanding results, with 97% achieving a Pass – Distinction grade.

Sean Mackney, Principal and CEO at Petroc, said: “I’m extremely proud of each and every one of our learners. It’s certainly been a challenging 12 months, but our students have pulled through, remained dedicated and have demonstrated excellence through their results; with one in three achieving a Merit grade, and one in four achieving Distinction.

Our students’ results are also testament to the dedication and incredible subject expertise of their lecturers, which I’d like to thank for all their hard work this year.

We have a fantastic vocational provision here at Petroc and we’re proud to offer our students state-of-the-art facilities, which are some of the best in the region. These include our commercial hair and beauty salons, Taw restaurant and automotive workshops.

We are excited to unveil our South West Institute of Technology building (SWIoT) in September. The building includes virtual and augmented reality environments, digital learning laboratories, emergent manufacturing spaces with industry-level equipment, and shared learning spaces. It’ll be a perfect space for our Engineering and Digital learners as well as our Higher Education community.

These fantastic facilities really help our students progress at Petroc as they’re learning in a real working environment.

I wish all our students the best with their further careers or study routes.”

Talia Beer (D*, D*, D*), will soon be studying at Norland – a world-renowned, TEF gold-rated training college. She said: “The course and the lecturers gave me the direction and opportunity to decide what to do next. My tutor and lecturer showed us a virtual open event for Norland. It looked amazing, and I liked that only 100 students got in every year, you get lifelong training and get guaranteed employment opportunities! I made the decision in the summer before my second year at Petroc that I wanted to go to uni, and Norland suited what I wanted, particularly the fact I could get a job which included travel.”

Luke Hamley (D*,D*, D*), is off to Cardiff Metropolitan University to study Sports and Exercise Sciences. He said: “I’ve been taught by some great lecturers who have been very supportive during my two years of studying a Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma In Sport. The past 18 months have been extremely tough for everyone due to the global pandemic but I’m very happy to receive these grades. It’s definitely a brilliant reward for not just my own hard work put in throughout these unprecedented times, but I’m also very grateful to all of my lecturers who have been there to help and support me throughout the past two years.”

Olivia Seward (D*, D*, D*), will be studying a Psychology in Education Degree at the University of Bristol. She said: “Petroc offered the Children’s Play, Learning & Development course that I thought sounded interesting and offered a lot of study options. The work placements have been the best part of the course. We had to complete 750hrs over the two year course. That meant doing three weeks in college, then three weeks in a placement.”

Marie Gould, Head of Faculty for Management and Business said: “Every year I am very proud of our students’ results and their distance travelled.

This year has been unbelievably tough on everyone, so I am even more proud with how our students have performed. This is not only testament to them but to our hardworking team here at Petroc. Thank you to all involved, I wish all our students huge success with their progression routes.”


22 August 2021