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Digital & Technologies Higher Education

Take a degree in computing, digital and technology pathways.

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Industry leading courses

The computing faculty at University Centre Petroc offers degree-level study in either general computing or specific subject paths. If you’re returning to education, the Access to Higher Education Diploma is a good starting point, leading to a choice of two-year foundation degrees or higher apprenticeships.

The UK technology sector is flying; at more than £10 billion in 2019, investment in UK companies accounted for a third of all the capital invested in tech across Europe. Opportunities abound for computing skills in every field, not limited to technology businesses, but including IT services and support. The range of subjects studied at University Centre Petroc could launch you into a career in embedded systems design, computer gaming, software development or networking.

Foundation degree courses comprise focused study that can either shortcut entry to employment or offer pathways to continue your education to honours degree. Higher apprenticeships are studied whilst in employment and are normally sponsored by the employer.

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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.