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Petroc has a specialist Supported Learning department within the mainstream college, which is supported and supervised by experienced tutors and support staff at all times. Our aim is to promote lifelong learning and help our students reach their potential as valued members of society. Petroc Supported Learning Team encourages students to participate in a full transition programme including visits to college and Taster Days throughout the year. 

Literacy and numeracy are embedded throughout each course, certificated through Entry Level qualifications, and are delivered in the context of the course. Students relate these essential skills to their chosen future pathway. The focus for our students is to support them to become ready for employment or supported employment, or to equip them with skills to allow them to be more independent and make a valued contribution to society.

Each student has a six week initial assessment period to determine their base skills and to ensure that they are on the most appropriate course in order to progress at the appropriate pace.

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North Devon Campus

16-18

Preparation for Adulthood

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Supported Internship

19+

Progression into Adulthood

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Supported Internship

Mid Devon Campus

Transition – Cornerstones
Entry to Employment
Project LIFE

The Liberty Centre – North Devon Campus

 

Petroc has modern and custom-made facilities for our Supported Learning students.

The Liberty Centre is a social enterprise hub that provides our students with internal work experience placements and provides realistic context-specific opportunities for students to become ready for employment and supported employment. At the heart of The Liberty Centre is a busy and vibrant café, open to the public with a commercial kitchen. Students cater in the kitchen and provide the front of house and waiting services, including taking and delivering orders and using the till for paying customers.

The Liberty Centre houses an arts, crafts, up-cycling and furniture restoration centre where students learn these transferable skills, take commissions and sell their produce to the college and local community. It also has a performance room for drama, music and dance

Petroc has modern and custom-made facilities for our Supported Learning students. 

The Liberty Centre is a social enterprise hub that provides our students with internal work experience placements and provides realistic context-specific opportunities for students to become ready for employment and supported employment. At the heart of The Liberty Centre is a busy and vibrant café, open to the public with a commercial kitchen. Students cater in the kitchen and provide the front of house and waiting services, including taking and delivering orders and using the till for paying customers. 

The Liberty Centre houses an arts, crafts, up-cycling and furniture restoration centre where students learn these transferable skills, take commissions and sell their produce to the college and local community. It also has a performance room for drama, music and dance.

The Exe Café – Mid Devon Campus

The Exe Café is a bespoke building comprising a flexible teaching space, workshop and an industry-standard kitchen. The student-run café, which is open to members of the public, has ample indoor and outdoor seating and gives students the chance to hone both their catering and customer service skills.

The Centre is situated next to the college’s beautiful garden and pond, which the supported learning students also maintain as part of their course.

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