City College Peterborough ready to grab 2022 opportunities

Posted on: 30/12/2021

Tasha Dalton-Winterton, Vice Principal at City College Peterborough and Principal at John Mansfield Campus, looks forward to continuing to work for the local community in 2022.

I cannot believe that 2021 at City College Peterborough has seen us still battling with COVID restrictions and guidance. Along with the rest of the country we have had to adapt our ways of working and embrace this new world.

It has not been easy with ever changing situations and always having to stay one step ahead to ensure that we can continue education and learning at our campuses.

With the majority of our education and skills provision returning to face-to-face learning in the latter half of 2021, this was not the case at the start of the year. Staff and tutors over Christmas (last year) were in a position of uncertainty, with the announcement coming in early January 2021 that we were entering another lockdown.

This resulted in the resurgence of online learning for the vast majority of the adult skills provision.

The John Mansfield Campus continued to support young people with face-to-face learning where appropriate and individual best interest decisions were made for the people we support who access our Day Opportunities provision.

City College Peterborough is a vast and diverse community that serves local people, I'm so proud of the efforts that staff made to ensure the all of our community was well supported and had access so the information, advice and guidance that was needed to stay safe and continue thriving in this unprecedented time.

Looking to the future and a time when COVID restrictions become a thing of the past is difficult to imagine, but I'm sure that day will come soon. We will continue working with local people to ensure they have access to the skills and support they need to live their best lives.

Here at the college, we are constantly reviewing our services and curriculum to ensure that we are supporting the needs of the local community and economy. An example of this is our new and exciting T-Level provision. T-Levels are courses that are designed to give young people an opportunity to enter higher education or skilled jobs.

City College Peterborough is the first and currently the only provider who be delivering these national qualifications. Launched by the government, T-Levels are a two-year programme that combine classroom study with a substantial industry placement. T-Levels are the equivalent of an A-Level or BTEC qualification.

Delivering T-Levels is an exciting opportunity for City College Peterborough and the young people who live in our city. Aligning our curriculum with the new university, we can ensure that young people have access to education and skills pathways, that create sustainable futures not only for them but the economic growth of our city.

I am proud of the work that we do at City College Peterborough and I'm excited by the new challenges that lay ahead, not just for T-Levels, across our entire organisation.

Whilst these have been challenging times it is important that we grasp new opportunities with both hands and continue to work for our local community.

On behalf of the college, I would like to wish everyone a safe and peaceful festive season and a happy new year.

Tasha Dalton-Winterton

Vice Principal

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