About Us

What do we offer?

As a successful tertiary College, we offer a wide range of courses and students can choose those that reflect their individual ability, aspiration and interest.

Courses provide a variety of ways into industry or further study. Students can choose from A Levels, T Levels, BTECs, Apprenticeships, Higher Technical Education, and a range of adult learning courses including GCSE’s and Skills Bootcamps.

Working with our Community

The College continues to serve the city of Exeter but we also attract students from across Devon with over 66% of our 16-18 learners coming from across Devon and the South West. The College boasts a number of specialist academies providing training for sports, journalism, music, academically gifted, dance, esports and hospitality and catering students. We have developed very strong employer links through our curriculum and Apprenticeships, with leading local and international employers, such as the Met Office, Michael Caines, Exeter Chiefs, Exeter City Football Club and many more small and medium enterprises. This ensures our vocational courses and Apprenticeship training mirrors current industry trends and initiatives.

We recognise the importance of working closely with national and local authorities, community and employer groups, in order to support the local community and economy. We deliver key initiatives particularly with Princes’ Trust, Careers South West and the local Chambers of Commerce.

Female Students Jumping with joy on Results Day 2022 on the Hele Road Campus

College Successes

An Ofsted Inspection in 2022 resulted in the College retaining the impressive accolade of Outstanding. Eight years since the last inspection, Ofsted again confirmed that Exeter College is an Outstanding College.

Our students excel academically and the class of 2023 continued the legacy of excellent A Level results and top-class technical and applied results. The record-breaking results mean that the College bucked the national trend, continuing its trajectory of year-on-year improvement in results. An incredible 59% of Exeter College learners achieved high grades at A Level (A* to B), which is 6% ahead of the 2023 national average. The College’s overall A Level pass rate of 99.6% was significantly ahead of national average (97.2%), continuing the legacy of outstanding results at Exeter College. Read more about our achievements and latest news.

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Exeter College is committed to Exeter City Council’s plan to make Exeter carbon neutral by 2030, adopting a coordinated approach and action at local, regional and national levels to address the challenge of carbon emissions and energy use in cities.

College community initiatives

Operational Initiatives

Want to work for us?

Visit the Careers page to find out what life is like working at the College, and how one of our roles could be the next step in your career.

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    Open Event

    Open Events are the perfect way to find out more about life at Exeter College. Our Open Events are for school leavers, those looking for an Apprenticeship and adult learners interested in professional or degree level courses or leisure courses. Taking place on Wednesday 24 April 2024, 4.00-7.00pm, an Open Event is a chance for anyone interested in joining us to…

    • 24 Apr 2024
    • 16:00 - 19:00