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Starting in September

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Exams are over, summer is here and we can't wait for you to join us in September!

But before the start of term begins, there's a bit of admin you need to do!

Just follow the simple steps below... don't worry, it's all very straightforward and we're here to help at any time.

Over the summer, we’ll be giving you a quick phone call to confirm the details we have for you are correct, and to check you have everything you need for the start of term. If you have any questions or niggles about your course or college life in general, this will be a great opportunity to ask us!

myPetroc is your access to all things college-related – including your timetable which will be released at midday on 1 September. If you need help viewing your timetable, just follow these notes!

Make sure you log in, update your password and check your details as soon as you can. You can then view a checklist of items to upload, such as your exam results, a copy of your DBS (if required) and a photo for your ID card.

You should have received your login details via email when you applied. If not, please check your spam/junk folder or contact registry@petroc.ac.uk.

Depending on the course you study, you may have a reading list, you might need to get some special course-related equipment or apply for a DBS check.

Look for your course here to make sure you have all the equipment and books you need before starting in September

You may also be asked to complete some transition work before the start of your course - we'll contact you separately about this.

Later in the summer, you (and your parents) will receive an email from us inviting you to an Enrolment Day. During the Enrolment Day, you'll collect your ID badges, check your qualifications/grades and get support with travel, bursaries and timetables as needed.

Enrolment Days will take place on the following dates:

  • Tiverton campus: Tuesday 29 August
  • North Devon campus: Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 August
  • Higher Education/Access to HE: Friday 1 September
  • Apprentices: Wednesday 6 August

Please make sure you check your email for specific times and details.

If you have any queries, please take a look at our enrolment page or call us on 01271 852427.


You'll also be invited to come along to our Welcome Days where you will be able to meet your lecturers and other students and get involved in some fun activities!

  • Tiverton campus: Tuesday 5 September
  • North Devon campus: Thursday 7 September

Have you decided how you'll travel to college? Whether you plan to come by bus, car, bike or foot, take some time to familiarise yourself with the route you’ll need to take.

If you’re planning on taking the bus, take a look to see if you're eligible for a free bus pass.

Education is free for all students aged 16-18 but there may be additional costs you need support with such as learning materials and travel.

But don't let money worries stand in your way.

The 16-18 Bursary Fund provides help towards any extra costs associated with your course. Take a look at the criteria to see if you can get financial help towards the cost of a bus pass, equipment, books or trips.

You may also be eligible for free college lunches. Check out the criteria and apply now so that we can make sure it's available for you at the beginning of term.

We have a great range of clubs, activities and Academies here at Petroc to help you develop your skills, meet like-minded people and broaden your horizons.

We have all sorts of groups for wide-ranging interests such as LGBT+, volunteering, sustainability, STEM, music, sports, and so much more! Make sure you take a look, sign up and get involved!

We have a whole range of support available to help you when you start college, from Additional Learning Support to Young Adult Carers to Wellbeing.

Get in touch to find out how we can help make your experience at Petroc a happy and fulfilling one.

We know that College may seem like a vast place compared to your school. To help get your bearings, why not take a look at our virtual campus tours or download a map! You can see where your classes will be held as well as the best social spaces to hang out with friends!

There's always loads of great news and information we want to share with our students whether that's success stories, snow closures or events! To stay up to date with news about your college, follow us on Facebook (Petroc Official), Facebook (Tiverton campus), Instagram and Twitter.

want to speak to someone?

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