Future Opportunities Evening

Posted on: 13/10/2017

Great Torrington School is dedicated to giving our pupils comprehensive and impartial careers guidance and ensuring that the transition between school and further education/apprenticeships/work training is as smooth as possible. Our annual Future Opportunities Evening for parents/carers and pupils in Year 8 to 11 is on Thursday 19th October where a wide variety of further education providers,  higher education and local businesses will be able to provide information on courses, career pathways and apprenticeships. Entrance to the event will be via the north entrance to the Sports Hall, please park on Hatchmoor Road.



Bicton & Duchy

(Cornwall College Group)

Courses are available from entry level to higher education in land-based subjects, engineering, public services and military preparation, outdoor adventure, early years & sport.  Also training provider for apprenticeships.


Local college providing FE & HE education, A levels, vocational courses, apprenticeships and degree programmes. 

Exeter College

Traditional post 16 courses and are in partnership with the Flybe Training Academy (Flybe Diploma).  Training provider for apprenticeships.

Bideford College

6th Form College.

Plymouth University

Higher Education.  Student ambassadors can offer advice on University life.

West Buckland School

Independent 6th Form College.

Queen Elizabeth School

6th Form College

Group Training & Development

Engineering Group Training Association supporting many local engineering firms for apprenticeship training.

National Citizen Service

For 15 – 17 year olds – learn new skills and create unforgettable memories.

Army, Air Force, Marines & Navy

Armed Services careers.

Proud to Care

Careers in the health and care sector.

Employers offering local Engineering Apprenticeships

Anglo Krempel,  Beran Instruments, Greenfield Engineering


Specialising in all aspects of hospitality apprenticeships.

RHS Rosemoor

National organisation and local business offering apprenticeships in horticulture.

Shebbear College

6th Form College.

National Careers Service

Impartial advice and guidance on career pathways.

Devon Collaborative Outreach Network

Higher Education Advisers (Plymouth University)


Widening Access to Medical School – offer advice to those considering medicine as a career path.

Exeter Maths School

6th Form College specialising in mathematics.


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