City College Peterborough.

City College Peterborough is no ordinary college. We help thousands of people every year to learn new skills, enjoy learning with like-minded people and gain recognised qualifications to help them get into work and improve their career prospects.

If you would like to know more about what we do here at City College Peterborough, here’s a quick summary of the services and college courses you can expect to find:

Learn with us

College courses in Peterborough for students of all ages, levels and interests. Discover the huge range of for courses, for qualifications, health and wellbeing and supporting your children or leisure learning available to you.


An apprenticeship is a great way to earn as you learn in your chosen profession. We offer a wide range of apprenticeship programmes in Peterborough and the surrounding areas. Find out more about City College Peterborough apprenticeships here.

Workplace Training

Whether you are an employer or employee, workplace training can provide you with solutions for your workplace or your career. Discover a work-related qualification or distance-learning programme in Peterborough today.

Community and Family Courses

Learning together as a family or with other people in your area is fulfilling and enjoyable. We have courses available all year round near you, including during school holidays. Find out more about the courses available in our Course Guide.

Room Hire

City College Peterborough has two campuses in the city of Peterborough, with facilities available for hire including conference rooms, interview rooms and meeting rooms. You will find out more about room hire in Peterborough here.

Supported Adult Learning

City College Peterborough makes adult learning accessible, supportive and varied with a huge range of adult learning courses through Peterborough. We offer courses at our Brook Street campus, at day centres and local community hubs. Learn new skills and stay well and independent.

A brief history

The college was founded in 1944 and has successfully been providing adult learning ever since. Originally known as the Peterborough Adult Institute, the college changed its name in 1970 to become the Peterborough College of Adult Education. At the same time, the college found it's new home at Brook Street, in the heart of Peterborough.

In 2010, the college became City College Peterborough – as we know it today.

Today, we have expanded our offering to include college courses, apprenticeships and other training for work and post-16/part time courses. We also offer an innovative Health and Care Sector Work Academy to support recruitment in these key service areas and we are the largest provider of daycare for adults in Peterborough.

Educational excellence

The college prides itself on the important role it plays in the Peterborough community – we work with people and organisations of all shapes and sizes, and from all sorts of backgrounds, to achieve their goals. With a huge variety of college courses, Saturday classes, training schemes and more we are able to offer the Peterborough community the opportunity to advance in the workplace, get their foot on the career ladder or perhaps just embrace a new hobby.

At City College Peterborough you will receive exceptional support from our management team, your tutors, the governors and the college community. Your education is important to us and we work extremely hard to help you get the most from your time with the college.

In fact, the hard work at City College Peterborough has been recognised with national awards and Ofsted reports.

A college & much more

As a college we are always looking for new opportunities to enhance people’s lives, general wellbeing and job and employment opportunities. That is why we are always looking for different ways in which we can achieve these goals.

Working with Partners

The college works with different partners and agencies across the city and beyond to help them reach out and provide learning opportunities to those often furthest away from education, training and employment. We're proud of the achievements we have made through our community partners to help people living in the community achieve their goals and lead a more fulfilling life.

During Covid

Helping the environment

City College Foundation

City Culture Peterborough

Peterborough has always been proud of it’s heritage and its culture.

City Culture Peterborough delivers a year-round programme of events across our venues and beyond to promote the city’s cultural fabric through the Key Theatre, Flag Fen, Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery and the Library Services which include a dedicated Archives and BIPC support.

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Peterborough’s library service runs 10 physical sites and a mobile library. These services allow customers to borrow books (including e-books, e-magazines and audiobooks) and use the internet for free.


The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Business & Intellectual Properties Centre (BIPC), based at Peterborough Central Library, offers a wide range of free services and support to entrepreneurs.


Peterborough Archives Service preserves and provides access to a wide range of unique source materials that offer a fascinating insight into Peterborough’s past.

Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery

This Georgian building has served as a museum for over 70 years.

It has two upper floors of galleries which display inspirational historical objects, from Roman artefacts to Jurassic fossils.

Flag Fen

The park sits amid a unique Bronze Age landscape that has revealed a mysterious timber causeway and ritual platform made by people 3,300 years ago.

Key Theatre

The Key Theatre opened on 25th November 1973. It has two auditoriums – the main house seats 360 the studio theatre accommodates 112. There are also three studio spaces (two dance studios / one rehearsal).

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