My son/daughter/young person is considering college

If your son/daughter/young person is considering applying to college there is lots of support in place to assist them in making their choices. We recommend taking the following steps.

Browse our courses

If your son/daughter/young person is considering applying to college then a great place to start is to browse our courses. With 40+ A Levels, the International Baccalaureate programme and a huge choice of vocational and apprenticeship courses, there is something for everyone. Use our online course search, or request a copy of our course guide here.

Open Events

Open events are a great way to come and explore the college, meet our teaching staff and students and find out all of the information you will need prior to starting college.

Our open events take place in October, November and January. We also have an Expo event which takes place in April as well as additional events in our specialist centers.

Click here to see our upcoming Open Events

College Advice Team

Making decisions about college can be daunting, our College Advice Team are trained in information, advice and guidance and work in schools across Devon giving face to face advice and guidance about all courses and opportunities for schools leavers at Exeter College!

The College Advice Team regularly visit a number of different schools throughout Devon, so if you would like to meet with the team to discuss Exeter College then please speak to your school’s Careers Coordinator to find out if they will be able to arrange an appointment. If we aren’t available in your school then don’t worry, you can still contact us by phone on 01392 400600 or email us

Click here to find out how the College Advice Team can support you.

Why choose us?

Quality Accolades

We understand that as a parent/guardian you want the very best for your son/daughter/young person, and so do we. That's why we are delighted to share our successes with you. We pride ourselves on being an Outstanding college, and in 2016 alone we have been named City and Guilds’ ‘Centre of the Year’, Times Educational Supplement ‘Apprenticeship Programme of the Year’.

You can find out more about our college achievements here.


In August 2016 we celebrated our best ever A level results with a pass rate of 99.8%.

You can find out more about our student outcomes and our exam results in our Annual Review here.


Our high quality facilities include a HDTV Studio, commercial restaurant, hair salons and beauty spa, performance theatre, award-winning Learning Centres and much much more!

New and recent developments include the Technology Centre, the management of the Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre, the Maths School, a new Radio Station, the new 'Exwick Sports Hub', a state of the art Sports Hall and specialist Maths and Science Centre.

Click here to find out more about our facilities and recent developments.


All full time students have a personal tutor and a tutor group, just like they do at school. They will take part in a structured tutorial session every week, and will meet with their tutor on an individual basis to set targets. The personal tutor is also your main point of contact at the college, once your son/daughter/ward has enrolled. You will receive progress reports twice a year, and you will have the opportunity to meet tutors and lecturers at parents’ evenings. There are also a number of other support measures in place, including attendance monitoring, learning support, financial support through our bursary fund, careers and progression advice, a dedicated safeguarding team, as well as counsellors and nurses.

Click here to find out more about the support available to you.

Apply online

Once a student has researched our courses and visited an open event, it’s time for them to apply. Our application form can be completed online, or by completing the paper application form. In order to apply, your son/daughter/young person will need to have an idea of what they’d like to study, and they’ll also need their predicted/target grades. For most courses there is no deadline for the application, though we receive the majority of applications between October and February. Interviews take place monthly from December to June, late applicants will be interviewed at enrolment in August.

Click here to apply online.

the CAT team talking to students

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