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Frequently Asked Questions

Is college as good as a school sixth form?

Yes, it’s even better! Not only can we offer a huge range of courses and state-of-the-art facilities, you will also be treated like an adult and have a higher level of independence which will prepare you for when you enter the world of work or university. You will develop relevant industry experience through work experience and working with employers.

Will my college course allow me to progress to University?

Yes, over 95% of universities will accept a BTEC Extnded if you have achieved a good grade.
BTEC Nationals can be worth up to 168 UCAS points – this is equivalent to 3 A-Levels.

Please note: Different courses have different requirements so we recommend students do their own research to check entry requirements at their university of choice

I’m unsure of what course to do – can you help?

We’ve been recognised as giving impartial Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) by achieving the matrix standard. We have a team of fully trained course advisors who offer guidance on training options for all customers regardless of their age or circumstances.

How many hours a week will I be studying?

Hours per week will vary between courses, but typically you will have 15-20 hours classroom contact a week. In addition, you will be required to study independently and some courses such as performing arts or catering will also require you to be available some evenings for performances or themed catering events. Tutors will discuss your hours in further detail at interview.

How big are the classes?

Most classes consist of between 15 and 20 students, ensuring that you get the individual attention that you deserve.

How will I get to College?

We offer a number of bus routes to college from a wide range of areas in and around Peterborough. See our transport section for further information

What is expected of me?

At college, we believe in your independence and we treat you like an adult. Which means, while you don’t have to be in college between classes, we do expect you to come to class! We have attendance monitors who monitor your attendance weekly and our tutors also enforce a strict attendance policy. Parents of students under 18 will receive attendance reports and are notified if their son/daughter does not turn up to class.

Contact us

telephone 0345 872 8722
email info@peterborough.ac.uk
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