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Public Services & Outdoor Adventure Courses

Exciting and challenging Public Services and Outdoor Adventure courses for a range of diverse careers.

Public Services & outdoor adventure

Industry leading courses

If you enjoy supporting and working with others, have a keen interest in working outdoors or want to look at training as a first responder or moving towards a career in uniform we can support you in your learning.

Our Public Services and Outdoor Adventure vocational courses are both exciting and challenging and are a perfect platform for you to further explore your passions and hobbies.

Our team of passionate and inspirational lecturers will provide you with hands-on experience, alongside supporting theoretical knowledge to help you achieve your qualification.

We regularly make use of North Devon’s beautiful coastline and natural environments as innovative teaching spaces where you will have the opportunity to develop your practical learning alongside essential teamwork and leadership skills. 

You may also wish to join the 999 Academy, where you will engage in social action projects, gain an insight into the emergency services and develop your personal, professional and employability skills.

Students who study on these courses progress onto a huge variety of careers from criminology to activity instructor, as well as jobs in the armed forces and blue light services.

"I knew that I wanted to join an emergency service, I was just not sure on which one - this course gave me insight into all of them."


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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.