Discover the essential steps in your college journey, from choosing your course to the final enrolment. Get the facts and insights you need as you transition into college life.
What happens next?
After submitting an application, there are 6 steps that are potentially necessary before starting your course in September.
- Receiving an offer
- Meet the Tutor
- Taster Day
- Summer Assignment
- Transport and Financial Support
Receiving an offer
All applicants awaiting GCSE results will be given a conditional offer of a place at Peterborough College. During enrolment, we will review each application on a case-by-case basis, and extenuating circumstances will be considered should you not meet the entry requirements of your chosen course.
Our place promise and Steps To Success commitment means that whatever your grades, please be assured there will always be a place at Peterborough College for those who want to work hard and achieve their goals.
Meet The Tutor
For the majority of our courses, if you are given a conditional offer, you will be invited to a ‘Meet the Tutor’ event. It’s a great chance to meet others that have applied to your course. You will meet your tutor, who will tell you more about what you will study, the work experience you will undertake, the trips and visits you will go on, the uniform or kit you might need and other College activities you can get involved in.
If you have applied for Performing Arts or Music you will be invited to an audition date in place of Meet the Tutor.
You will be invited to attend our Taster day which is a full-day experience to support your transition from school to College. It’s a great opportunity to meet new students, try out your bus route and spend a day with us exploring College life.
Some courses require you to complete a summer assignment before you start your course. It is important you take care to complete this as instructed as it may impact your enrolment on to the course.
Transport and Financial Support
During the Summer holidays, we will send you details on how to apply for and pay online for your College bus pass, as well as how to request financial support for uniforms or equipment. Additionally, information regarding free school meals can be found on our financial support page. For more details, please follow the links provided below.
At enrolment, you will officially become an IEG student. You will meet your tutor and receive your induction timetable and start date. You will also be able to speak with any of our student support teams to ensure you are all ready to start your journey with us.
Friday 28 June 2024
The perfect opportunity to explore Peterborough College before starting in September!
Invitations to be sent to applicants during Spring 2024.
5 Step Enrolment Process
We recommend you apply with an email address that you regularly check and have access to (not a school one) and ensure all details are accurate (spelling, phone numbers etc) as we will communicate through email and phone if there are any updates or problems with your application.
You will have received your ‘Application Confirmation’ and ‘Offer’ via email. Please ensure you have ‘Accepted’ your Place.
In the summer, you will receive an email inviting you to complete the online pre-enrolment process. Please check your spam or junk folder.
You will then be provided with the date and time you need to come into College to enrol.
Once you have completed your enrolment, you will be given your official student ID badge, course timetable and details of what will happen on your first day.
Attend your first day at college
You will receive an email in June, to the email address you applied with when you completed your internal progression (please check your junk folder).
Please read the instructions carefully as it will contain all the information you need, including a step-by-step guide to support you to complete your enrolment online. There will also be further guidance on how to apply for Transport, Financial Support and Free College meals.
As long as you have access to a device (mobile phone, tablet or computer) and a connection to the internet you can complete the Getting Ready for College enrolment process anywhere.
Frequently Asked Questions
We have a very effective‘ 6 weeks to success programme’ that we have been developing over a number of years which ensures you are monitored carefully and supported appropriately whilst transitioning from school to college. This includes support such as (but not limited to):
- Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind (subject to availability).
- Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy/too hard (subject to availability).
- In some cases, incorporating English and maths GCSE into your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need.
- Providing access to additional learning support should you need extra support in the classroom or assessment for learning resources.
- Regular meetings with your Student Mentor, who will get to know you and ensure you are happy and engaged with your course.
- One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to discuss your progress
Whatever your grades, please be assured there will always be a place at Peterborough College for those who want to work hard and achieve their goals. We are extremely well qualified and experienced in ensuring students are placed and supported on the right course and at the right level. This is to ensure you take the right step into further education. One of the ways we do this is through a very effective 6 week ‘Steps to Success’ programme that operates from the first day you start your course.
You will be receiving information over the summer holidays inviting you to attend enrolment at the end of August.
The upcoming taster event is your opportunity to visit the College before you start in September. More information regarding the taster event will be available soon.
Yes, your student email address will allow you to make an account with UNIDAYS and Student Beans, your ID badge will also allow you to get discounts in some shops.
Your application will have been passed to our dedicated 14-16 department who will review the application and then be in touch with you to book an interview.
We are a team of friendly, dedicated support staff who work in partnership with tutors to enable you to receive support to complete your studies. You can request support on the application, on enrolment or when on course via the student hub or tutor. Alternatively, you can email the team on firstname.lastname@example.org