Our 999 Academy is the first of its kind nationally where emergency services have come together with an education provider to create a joint service academy.  Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue, the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, Devon and Cornwall Police and Petroc have joined forces to offer young people across North Devon a scheme which incorporates learning elements from all four services.  Our scheme is open to all young people aged 16 -19 years, regardless of their career ambitions or capabilities. You will develop skills and confidence that will be of benefit to communities and employers and have a good time, too. We aim to provide opportunities that will challenge you and inspire you to shape your communities to be a safer and healthier environment.

Admission to the 999 Academy is by way of application and a selection process. The unit meets each Wednesday in term time, from 6pm to 8.30pm, at the North Devon Campus.

Our Vision

To be the leading joint service academy inspiring young people to become valued and respected members of our community.

Mission Statement

To provide knowledge and skills for individuals by raising aspirations, promoting a positive image and using the following core values:

  • Respect
  • Inclusion
  • Education
  • Safety
  • Community

We will also encompass the core values of all organisations:

  • Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue
  • Devon and Cornwall Police
  • South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
  • Petroc

The content of the programme will cover all emergency services and will include activities such as water, mud and rope rescue; breathing apparatus, road traffic collision, water & hose; missing persons, anti-social behaviour; first aid, conflict resolution, command and control, communication; team building and interview techniques.

We are now recruiting for our March 2018 - June 2019 programme. Apply online or get in touch.

Get in touch

For more information please contact the Lifestyle Administarion office by:

Email: lifestyleadmin@petroc.ac.uk
Tel: 01271 852461

Phases of Application

31st January 2018 Applications Close
1st February 2018 Shortlisting
w/c 5th February 2018 Selection Tests & Interviews
7th March 2018 Launch Night

Upcoming Student Events


A-level Results Day - 2018

Students are welcome to come and pick up their A-level results between 9am and 2pm from the North Devon Campus.


GCSE Options Session - Mid Devon Campus - Thurs

Undecided on what to do at college? Our GCSE option sessions are here to help!