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Advice & guidance team

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The Advice & Guidance Team is your first stop for impartial and confidential information regarding course choice, careers, funding, travel and any other support you may need.

We offer advice and guidance to both current and prospective students to help support every element of your progression, achievement and experience at Petroc. Whether you're a school leaver looking to take on a full-time course or an adult learner looking to learn a new skill or hobby, our dedicated, professional team can help you on your journey from selecting the right course through to understanding the grades required for entry and then supporting you with your application.

You can view our full range of courses on our website or by viewing our online guides: Our North Devon prospectus (for all full-time courses), our Higher Education prospectus, and our Tiverton prospectus (for full-time, part-time and HE courses at our Tiverton campus).

Petroc learners are at the heart of the team and if we can’t answer a question, we'll go above and beyond to find someone who can!


Our Advice & Guidance Team are committed to the Data Protection policy and respect and honour its contents through working practice and procedures. This includes:

Delivering an open, impartial and non-judgement approach
Ensuring that confidential information disclosed remains private within the Advice & Guidance Team.
Ensuring that data held is kept secure and free from loss, damage or access by undisclosed persons
Encouraging students to allow information to be disclosed to other parties, only when this would benefit the learner.
Ensuring that information discussed is not disclosed to other parties without the student’s permission unless there is a serious threat of harm


Please contact the Advice & Guidance Team at:

Phone: 01271 852422

Email: guidancecentre@petroc.ac.uk

Please contact the Advice & Guidance Team at:

Phone: 01884 235330

Email: guidancecentretiverton@petroc.ac.uk

Opening Times:

Term time: Monday–Thursday, 8:30am-5:00pm; Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

College holidays: Monday–Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

Please note: Tiverton Campus will not be open on Fridays.

Outside view of our North Devon campus

Choosing the right course

Information on how to apply, course levels and entry requirements.

Fees and Funding

Information on finance, including bursaries and grants, for all levels of study.


Passes, permits and routes - whether you plan to travel to college by bus, car or foot.


Independent, impartial advice through one-to-one appointments and workshops to give you top tips to take your best step forward.


Financial support is available to help students at Petroc with childcare.

Additional Support

Providing additional support by liaising with, or referring you to, a range of support teams both internally and externally.

Your student experience

Whether you study at our North Devon, Mid Devon or Brannams campus, we have an array of fantastic facilities, support and enrichment opportunities for all our students.