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Recreational Courses

Learn new skills, make new friends or improve your career prospects.

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Please note: Our recreational courses are currently under review and we will update this page in the coming weeks.

Whether you’re keen to learn a new hobby, make new friends or improve your career prospects, our range of leisure and recreational courses are sure to inspire and excite!

We offer courses in a range of fascinating topics including creative arts, food & drink, health & wellbeing, technology, and languages. It’s a great way to get creative and explore hidden talents with like-minded people.

Courses are usually taught one evening a week either on campus or at a community venue. And all are taught by passionate and friendly experts and promise to be welcoming and enlightening!

Discover your passions, widen your interests and join us on a journey of discovery.


Our community-based courses will help you develop your skills and passions.

Learn from experts
Wide range of exciting topics
Develop your skills
Delivered in your local community


If you are an expert in creative arts, food & drink, health & wellbeing, technology or languages and are interested in delivering a course, please contact us; we'd love to hear from you!

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I found the staff at Petroc very helpful and accommodating, and the tutors very knowledgeable.


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.