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Business & Management Vocational Courses

Gain the knowledge and experience needed to succeed in this multifaceted industry.

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Industry leading courses

Whether you want to work your way to the top of a multinational organisation, or would like to start your own business, the skills learnt on our Business and Management courses will provide you with the knowledge and experience needed to succeed in this multifaceted industry.

As well as receiving first-class knowledge from our experienced lecturers (who have relevant and wide-ranging industry knowledge), you will also have the opportunity of hearing from, and speaking with, guest speakers and entrepreneurs who regularly come into Petroc to mentor and support our students. Our Breakfast Networking Events and Enterprise Challenges will also provide you with a unique opportunity to interact with local business owners to understand the intricacies of the business world, and insight into starting your own business. 

Our courses incorporate a range of elements to help you to develop and reach your ultimate career goal which may include a marketing manager, mortgage advisor, lawyer, human resources consultant, or entrepreneur. Even if you aren't sure which direction you want to head in, the skills learned on a business qualification are highly transferable, meaning you will always be a great candidate for any future employment.

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I have enjoyed all the different aspects of the course, particularly managing an event, which also allowed me to pitch a business idea to a panel of local entrepreneurs.


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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.