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Childcare & Education Part-Time Courses

Gain the training and qualifications needed to succeed in this highly-rewarding industry.

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Industry leading courses

There are few vocations in life as rewarding as a career in education, and few feelings as great as seeing the spark of understanding on a student’s face as your teachings make sense to them. But teaching is about more than just the imparting of knowledge; it’s about making a positive impact on your students’ lives, seeing their confidence and self-belief grow, and providing lessons that will shape the next generation.

The very best teachers and learning-support staff know how to engage students on a personal level. They keep learners motivated and interested, they build strong relationships that can last a lifetime, and they show that they care about their students as people, and have their best interests at heart. Put simply, they make a difference.

But before you can help educate others, you need to receive the correct training and achieve the relevant qualifications. And that’s where Petroc comes in.

We provide nationally-recognised, part-time qualifications and career development courses which are perfect if you have existing work, study, or home life commitments.

Whether you’re looking to upskill for your current role, continue your professional development, increase your chances for employment or promotion, or completely change career direction – Petroc’s Education and Childcare courses can really help you go further in life.

"The course was very well run, professionally delivered and the support offered outside of session time by the lecturer was great."


Why Petroc should be your first choice

Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.