Ambitions - North Devon

Petroc's Ambitions Academy is back for 2018, with a series of FREE courses for students in Years 10 and 11.

These courses will give you hands-on experience in your chosen area, and you will also learn important study skills and have the opportunity to attend a university to see where your subject can take you.


Week Commencing Activity
March 5th Workshop
March 12th Workshop
March 16th Workshop
March 26th Study skills
April 3rd University visit

Subject area workshops

Developing the future - Built Environment

Do you have aspirations to become an architect and design buildings of the future? The structures and space within which we live and work can inspire and promote high standards of living. Find out how you can be part of exciting future developments with this workshop. 

The Science in Engineering

This workshop will give you an opportunity to discover the principles of innovation and design with a hands-on experience of engineering.

Developing codes for the future

Think you can code? Come and find out how you can turn this interest into a career. join us in an introduction to the fastest growing industry and learn more.

Hair and Beauty

This is an introduction to working in the hair and beauty industry, with hands-on experience in the state-of-the-art facilities in the new Lifestyle building.

Animal Care

If you dream of a career working with animals this will be good introduction to the skills required to start your career.


Budding Jamie Olivers all started here! Most Michelin-star chefs started their careers at catering college, so this is an opportunity for you to find out more and experience the industry in one of the best-equipped kitchens in North Devon.

Crime Academy – Crime and Criminology

Thinking of a career in law or law enforcement? This is an opportunity to discover more.

Want to find out more and book your place?

Contact or call 01271 852403