Future Skills Centre

Future Skills Centre

Exeter College’s new Future Skills Centre is now open, following a collaboration between Devon County Council and the Ofsted Outstanding college.

Devon County Council has purchased the building that was formerly the Flybe Training Academy, and Exeter College has agreed to enter a long lease of the building to offer training and education opportunities from the building, providing learners of all ages skills and qualifications fit for the economy of the future. 

The Centre, which has been vacant since Flybe went into administration in March 2020, aims to provide the region with a specialist facility for the delivery of training for future-facing high-tech jobs in engineering, digital, construction and clean growth.  

The college had previously been the chosen academic partner of the Flybe Training Academy and since 2007 had delivered a range of programmes, including non-aerospace courses, from the building. The Future Skills Centre will offer inspirational opportunities for the region’s young people, whilst also providing adult learners the chance to upskill or retrain for a new career.

In addition to acting as a state-of-the-art learning hub, the Future Skills Centre is also a bookable conference and events venue for commercial use. Facilities include an Executive Boardroom, an immaculately presented Conference Suite accommodating up to 160 people and 26 meeting and training rooms including 6 IT Suites.  We welcome meetings and events hosted by College faculties and departments, and are delighted to be able to offer members rates to those in partnership or collaboration with the college. The Future Skills Centre is a fantastic location for team away days and training sessions.  


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    Term Time and Non Term Time Opening Times
    • 08:30 – 16:30. Visitors should check with their contact for access arrangements.