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Courses designed to help build bright futures

Are you a school leaver aged 16-19 looking for your next step in education? At City College Peterborough you’ll find a wide range of programmes to suit your individual needs and abilities.

We recognise that school isn’t the learning environment for everyone and sometimes things happen in your life that can get in the way of your studies.

At City College Peterborough you can forget about long hours in the classroom learning things that don’t stimulate you and start learning practical skills designed to improve your job prospects, general wellbeing as well as othering a route into further education.

What is a study programme?

Our Study Programmes are designed to help you choose from a range of practical work-based, vocational courses to gain the skills and qualifications you need to help you decide your future career.

The programmes are also designed to help you study towards a recognised qualification in English and Maths if you haven’t already got one to help you with your work prospects and for everyday life.

You will also have the opportunity to enjoy exciting work experience and projects within the community to help link what you have learnt in the classroom in a practical working environment.

Don't just take our word for it


Childcare Level 2

My name is Georgia and I started studying at City College Peterborough in 2020 working towards Childcare Level1, within the months of me being here I have developed skills that helped me improve for my course and for my future. The staff have been amazing at helping me to build my confidence, support with not just functional skills and the qualification but industry experience outside of college hours. Working hard has now supported me to move on to starting an apprenticeship helping to shape my future.


Supported Internship

My name is Jack. I am in my fourth year at City College Peterborough, and I am currently studying Supported internship where it will eventually end up with employment in work, where I would like to work within the retail industry. I am currently doing work experience at Morrisons manufacturing warehouse every Tuesday and Wednesday, packing fruit and vegetables onto palettes for delivery. I am really enjoying this and feel I may have found my future job.


Motor Vehicle

My name is Tyler I am currently studying Motor Vehicles and feel there is an even flow of theory and practical lessons. I am always offered constant support from the tutors throughout the year. The college is always up to date with tools and equipment and testing equipment in the workshop. When I first came, I wasn’t confident with cars or tools, now a year on I am more confident with tools and will happily replace parts on a car. I am continuing to study here next year and hope to become a mechanic in the future.

We’ll support you

You’ll benefit from a dedicated Wellbeing Team and guidance throughout your, including; travel/bursary payments and other financial support. Support will be available throughout your programme to help you achieve and complete your chosen course.

Experience our amazing facilities & equipment

We have industry-standard facilities including a motor vehicle workshop, a hairdressing salon, purpose-built business enterprise space, catering kitchens, a health and wellbeing centre and an outdoor gym. These are all kitted out with the necessary resources to enable your learning.


Enrichment offers learners to explore topics outside of their vocational timetable to help discover new interests and learn new things about themselves. Enrichment clubs are purely for self-development and fun and do not offer qualifications alongside them but can support learners in expanding social circles and putting life skills into practice outside of the classroom. Enrichment clubs cover a range of different interests and make a perfect supplement for free time in a young person’s timetable.

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