Information, Advice & Guidance

The Advice & Guidance Team is your first stop for impartial and confidential information.

They 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. 

Amongst many other things, the team can help with:


Appointments with the Advice and Guidance Team 

Due to Government guidance, the Advice & Guidance Centres at both the North Devon campus and Mid Devon campus are now closed for in-person appointments. However, the team are still available by email or phone to discuss any aspect of college.

North Devon: 01271 852422 or

Mid Devon: 01884 235330 or


What additional support can the Advice & Guidance Team offer?

The Advice & Guidance Team also provides additional support by liaising with or referring learners internally and externally to:

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. 


What does Confidentiality mean for me?

Your privacy is of utmost importance to our Advice & Guidance Team who 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 (this may include college staff, parents or external support agencies for example).
  • Ensuring that information discussed is not disclosed to other parties without the student’s permission unless there is a serious threat of harm to the learner or others
    -  There is a legal requirement (e.g. Child Protection or a Court Order for example) 


Contact the Advice & Guidance Team:

North Devon: 01271 852422 or

Mid Devon: 01884 235330 or

Opening Times

Term time 
Monday – Thursday
8.30am - 5.00pm
8.30am - 4.30pm

College holidays 
Monday – Friday
8.30am – 4.30pm

Need further assistance?

Please get in touch with the Advice & Guidance Centre:

  • Barnstaple

    01271 852422

  • Tiverton

    01884 235330

  • Enquiry Form