My son/daughter is considering college

College Advisers

Exeter College has a dedicated trained team of College Advisers, who visit local schools on a regular basis.

College Advisers can give advice and information about college courses, which level to study at and college life.

You can talk to a College Adviser at school parents' evenings and careers events, college open events or by phoning 01392 400500 or emailing

Click here to find out more about the College Advice Team

Courses and achievements

Click here to find out more about the types of courses we offer by visiting our 14-18 pages or click here to download a 16-18 Course Guide

Click here to find out more about our outstanding student achievements

Click here to find out why we ask some students to continue with English and Maths

Flying Start

Level 3 students will find out about our Flying Start assignments at enrolment. These are short pieces of introductory work to help students get a feel for their new subjects and the type of work expected in their first year.

Open Events

Open Events are an ideal opportunity to talk to lecturers and tutors, visit the facilities and find out about support, travel and finance. Click here to visit our dedicated Open Events page.

"Raising the participation age" What does this mean?

Students are required to remain in training or education until the end of the academic year in which they turn 17.

Raising the Participation Age does not mean that young people must stay in school. They will be able to choose from one of the following options:

  • Full time education, such as College, School or home education
  • Work based learning such as an apprenticeship
  • Part time education or training if they are employed, self-employed or volunteering for more than 20 hours per week

If you have any questions about what this means for you or your son / daughter, or about courses at Exeter College which might meet their needs, please contact our College Advisors on 01392 400500 or by email at

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