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Engineering & Manufacturing Vocational Courses

Our Engineering & Manufacturing vocational courses covering a range of skills and disciplines to support you in your future career.

Engineering & manufacturing

Industry leading courses

If you have drive, ambition and imagination and you see yourself stepping into a career in engineering or manufacturing, there’s no better place to study than Petroc.

With an outstanding reputation in the engineering and manufacturing sectors, the South West and North Devon in particular, are home to a number of global players in the pharmaceutical, aeronautical and marine industries.

Our Engineering & Manufacturing vocational courses will help you develop a range of skills and disciplines including CAD, 3D printing, fabrication and welding, and manual machining.

Our 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, offering the perfect environment for you to learn, experiment and build your skills. 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.

"I chose to do an electrical apprentiship at college as I always enjoyed the more practical aspects of school. "


Electrical Apprenticeship, Level 3

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The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer



Engineering jobs make up 19% of the UK's total employment



Women make up 16.5% of all engineers, compared to 10.5% reported in 2010



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.