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Engineering & Manufacturing Vocational Courses

Covering a range of skills and disciplines to support you in your future career.

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Industry leading courses

The South West has an outstanding reputation in the engineering and manufacturing sectors, and North Devon is home to some global players including pharmaceutical, aeronautical and marine industries. Our courses cover a range of skills and disciplines including CAD, 3D printing, fabrication and welding, and manual machining, which means we can support you in finding the right route for your future career. 

Our brand new South West Institute for Technology (SWIoT) centre will provide you with an exceptional space to study and incorporates electronics design, manufacture and testing laboratories; additive technologies (3D); and production robotics. And our purpose-built engineering workshops house cutting-edge machinery and fabrication and welding bays, which offer the perfect environment for you to learn and flourish in. What’s more, you’ll be taught by real engineers; people with real-life experience.

There are a range of career opportunities open to you when you study with us, such as CAD technician, site engineer, and aerospace engineers, or you could progress onto a higher-level engineering course at Petroc.

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Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship, Level 3

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The average annual salary for a Manufacturing Engineer



21.80% women work in the engineering sector


(Women's Engineering Society)

Manufacturing industry employs 2.6 million people in the UK

2.6 million


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.