East Devon College

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East Devon College
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East Devon College
51°04′19″N 4°04′08″W / 51.072°N 4.069°W / 51.072; -4.069Coordinates: 51°04′19″N 4°04′08″W / 51.072°N 4.069°W / 51.072; -4.069 and 50°54′43″N 3°29′31″W / 50.912°N 3.492°W / 50.912; -3.492

East Devon College (sometimes shortened to EDC) was a further education college situated in Tiverton, Devon, England. The college operated on four sites; the main campus being located in Tiverton, with three additional sites being located in Honiton, Exmouth and Tiverton. In 2005, the college enrolled 3,144 learners, of which 877 were full-time. Around 80% of those learners were aged between sixteen and eighteen years of age. The college's motto was "Maximising your potential", and its aim was "to develop skills, knowledge and confidence for all".

In 2006, the college secured £6 million worth of funding, which they used to construct two new buildings, a plan which took two years to complete. The two new buildings, which are to be used for a range of subjects including construction, art and design, media studies and photography, were officially opened on 6 March 2008 by Sir Ian Heathcoat, a local dignitary and business leader.[1]

The findings of an Ofsted inspection in 2007 suggested that the college was making "insufficient progress", in such areas as achievements and standards, quality of provision, and leadership and management.[2]

In July 2007, it was announced that EDC was seeking a merger partner. Of the ten learning institutions that showed interest, five were shortlisted to give a presentation to the board of governors who, after a rigorous selection process, selected Barnstaple-based establishment North Devon College as the merger partner.[3][4][5] On 1 August 2008 this merger was completed and the new college was rebranded as Petroc.

From September 2009, the former East Devon College became officially known as Petroc's Tiverton Campus.


  1. ^ "College unveils new 'Grand Designs' in Official Opening Ceremony". East Devon College. 21 April 2008. Retrieved 9 July 2008.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Monitoring Visit: Main Findings - East Devon College" (PDF). Ofsted. 9 November 2007. Retrieved 6 January 2008.[dead link]
  3. ^ Tilley, Jean (24 October 2007). "College announces merger". Mid Devon Star. Archived from the original on 4 August 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2007.
  4. ^ "Merger with East Devon College". North Devon College. 19 October 2007. Archived from the original on 5 October 2008. Retrieved 4 December 2007.
  5. ^ "An Outstanding College at the Heart of an Outstanding Learning Community". East Devon College. 20 April 2008. Retrieved 9 July 2008.[dead link]

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