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Academic Progression Programme

This Academic Progression course is designed to help students who may not have achieved the GCSE results they hoped for, who have not taken any GCSEs, or who need extra GCSEs in order to progress on to the next level of study.

During the course, you will study the following subjects:

– GCSE English Language
– GCSE Maths
– GCSE Biology
– GCSE Psychology
– Level 2 Personal Growth and Wellbeing

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Sep 2024 : North Devon : Full-time
Course Code : FTB513 (2024)
Level : Level 2
Duration : 1 Year
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Course details


All elements are externally marked with GCSE exams in the summer period. The HTQ will be internally assessed and externally verified.

Entry Requirements

You must hold three GCSEs at grade 3 or equivalent (or above), preferably including GCSE Maths and English, or have progressed from the Career Skills course.


Upon successful completion of this course, you can progress on to a Level 3 course including A Levels, T Levels or apprenticeships.

Facilities and resources

During the course, you will use our excellent laboratory spaces and get involved in employer engagement.

Study Programme

Every full-time student at Petroc will have their own Study Programme which will include:

– Your academic or vocational qualification.

– Maths and English Language development – if you have not achieved GCSE grade 4 in either of these subjects.

– Work Experience – hours will vary depending on your qualification and course level.

– Tutor Support – to support your personal, academic and professional development.

– Sustainability – helping you to identify how you can improve the sustainability of your future employment sectors.

– Personal Development Awards – developing six key areas of personal and employability behaviours to prepare you for the working world.

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.

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