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Engineering & Manufacturing Part-Time Courses

Develop the skills needed to succeed in this fast-paced and fascinating industry.

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Industry leading courses

Engineering is the beating heart of global industry. It’s a fast-paced, ever-evolving and fascinating sector, and can be found in everything we use, everything we see, and everywhere we go. Engineers shape the world around us by designing and creating objects, developing systems, and solving problems for the benefit of society.

From the kettle you use to make your morning tea, to the mobile phone you use to check Facebook, to the car you use to drive to the shops, to the machines used to package your favourite cereal; none of those things would exist without the skills and expertise of engineers. That’s why the world needs an engineering and manufacturing workforce that is qualified, well-trained, passionate, and dedicated; and Petroc is here to provide you with the platform to launch your career to new heights.

Taught by our team of industry-expert tutors, in our state-of-the-art facilities, we have a range of part-time educational programmes - perfect if you have existing work, study, or home life commitments.

By enrolling on one of our engineering courses, you will become part of SWIoT – the South West Institute of Technology; our newly-developed technical facility, purpose-built to create the South West’s next generation of qualified and highly-skilled technicians and engineers. With a choice of qualifications to choose from, it doesn’t matter whether you’re looking to upskill for your current role, continue your professional development, increase your chances for employment or promotion, completely change career direction, or just want to take on a new challenge - we’re here to help you go further in life.

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.