Year 10 Taster Days -  Barnstaple Campus

The Taster Day works in conjunction with local schools to give Year 10 pupils an opportunity to experience a day at Petroc as a college student. The day gives pupils an insight into college life, and an understanding of the step up from School to Further Education. It also supports the important careers work carried out within schools to help pupils decide on an appropriate course. The Taster workshops are suitable for pupils aiming to undertake a Level 1 to Level 3 qualification when they finish school. 

We currently welcome pupils from ten partner schools in the North Devon region to try Tasters on the following courses:

  • A-levels (choose a variety of subjects)
  • Applied Science
  • Animal Care and Management
  • Architecture and Surveying and Construction Management
  • Art and Design
  • Beauty, Nails and Spa Therapies
  • Business Enterprise and Administration
  • Childcare
  • Computing and IT
  • Construction
  • Creative Digital Media
  • Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Hairdressing and Barbering
  • Health and Social Care
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Performing Arts
  • Public Services and Outdoor
  • Music and Music Technology
  • Sport, Fitness and Personal Training
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Vehicle Bodywork Repair & Paint Refinishing
  • Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

Please enter the School Area to view details of the Taster Day for your School.

If you are a school in the North Devon region and are interested in bringing your school to us for a Taster Day, please contact Samantha Newton on 01271 852402 or email