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School Leavers

We want you to enjoy your learning experience at Petroc, so that you can be the best you can be in whatever path you choose to take.

School leavers

shine and succeed

Starting at college can be an exciting yet daunting experience for many school leavers; new buildings, new teachers, new friends. But it can also be a place to grow, reinvent yourself, meet like-minded people and fulfil your ambitions.

Whatever your dreams, Petroc is committed to ensuring all students learn in a safe and friendly environment by providing the support needed to shine and succeed on your journey with us.

If you're in Year 11, and about to leave school, you may be feeling particularly confused or worried about applying for college; whether to study A Levels, T Levels, an apprenticeship or a vocational course - and which subjects. But don't be; we're here to help! We can support you with choosing the right course as well as providing information about your application, transport options, course equipment and more!

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next open day

Our open events are a great opportunity to explore all the courses on offer at Petroc. You can also take a tour of our campuses, speak to lecturers and students, and find out why Petroc is the perfect place to study!


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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.