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Why work with Petroc?

As one of the South West’s leading education providers,we understand the importance of equipping individuals of all ages, from all backgrounds, with the skills needed to support economic growth and innovation.

We work with a wide range of employers to deliver training solutions to meet individual needs, enabling businesses to build highly-skilled workforces that support growth, innovation and development.

All of our campuses are equipped with the latest industry-standard technologies to ensure that we provide the best training environments for our learners and remain at the forefront of industry developments.


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Employer Newsletter

The Petroc Employer News Update keeps you up to date on changes within the training and development landscape and includes information on apprenticeship funding, free training opportunities and key events for your diary. 

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What we offer

We develop the most effective training solutions for you and your business. In order to achieve this high standard we work closely with employers, recruit highly experienced staff and provide the most up-to-date teaching environments.

Our staff can provide advice and guidance on workforce planning in order to develop and implement future training programmes that are tailored to your business.

In addition to certificated qualifications, we also provide many bespoke courses which can be offered to your employees to support personal and professional development, as well as their well-being.

We deliver apprenticeships at intermediate, advanced, higher and degree level. They are a great way to upscale your workforce. An apprentice can either be a new employee or a current member of staff who wants to enhance their skills. We can help advertise for new roles.

Short Courses
Our part-time industry courses are designed to fit around everyday life to improve qualifications, learn new skills or improve career prospects.

Distance Learning
Our distance learning courses are completed at home and last 16 to 20 weeks (we recommend a minimum of four to six hours study time a week). There is no cost for these courses unless they are not completed inside the agreed timescale without a valid reason. New for 2021 are our Bitesize CPD courses; 40+ subjects covering business, health and safety, and social care.

Higher Education
We work in partnership with the University of Plymouth to deliver a wide range of degrees. These can be undertaken as either full-time or part-time qualifications at our campuses or achieved as an apprenticeship.

Can be a useful introduction for young people to the requirements and environment of a business before they enrol on a full apprenticeship.

Functional Skills
If an individual does not hold sufficient GCSE grades in English and Maths, we are able to deliver functional skills which will enable them to acquire the required grade.

Workplace Support
We are able to offer support to line managers of apprentices and trainees through mentoring and coaching. All of our staff are highly qualified and have many years of industry experience that they can share with employers.


Get in touch with our dedicated Business Engagement Team today and start your training journey with Petroc.

Call: 01271852407

Email: business@petroc.ac.uk

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