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New Start

Your journey to success

  • Are you looking for support to get back into employment?

  • Do you need help finding the right course to shape your future?

  • Want to earn whilst you learn?

As part of our New Start initiative, in partnership with City College Peterborough, we provide an extensive range of courses, apprenticeship programmes and careers advice. We can offer you the guidance and support you need in determining your path to success. 

New beginnings

Has it been a while since you had to create a CV? Or have you recently been made redundant or stuck in a career rut? Come talk to us here at Peterborough College. At our Job Shop on campus, we can offer you support and advice in getting on the right career path. 

We’ll provide support with CV writing, upskilling opportunities, and help you narrow in on the career path which best suits you.  Whatever your aspirations – come talk to us.

Email: newstart@peterborough.ac.uk

Functional English, Maths and IT support

Looking to strengthen your English, Maths or IT skills? Try our FREE six weeks English and maths online programme designed to support those wishing to improve their understanding in these subject areas and work towards gaining a nationally recognised qualification. 

ECDL is the world’s number one IT user qualification, by dedicating 3-4 hours a week over 16 weeks you can achieve this worldwide recognised qualification. 

Click here for more information on our FREE English, Maths and IT courses.

Workshops for upskilling

We will be hosting a series of free two hours workshops, focused on developing skills that will  support you in the workplace and personal life. Check back here for more information and how to sign up for these workshops once they become available. 

Apprenticeships

Did you know that there’s no age limit for starting an apprenticeship? Apprenticeships are available to anyone looking to develop their knowledge and skills within a specific industry. Whether you’re at the start of your career, looking to change careers or wanting to improve your promotion prospects. 

Here at Peterborough College we work with local employers to train over 400 apprentices in their chosen profession every year. If you’re looking to earn whilst you learn on the job, then an apprenticeship might be just right for you. Our dedicated Apprenticeships Team are on hand to support employers and candidates throughout the Apprenticeship journey to ensure you get the most out of the process.

We offer a variety of Apprenticeships in industries including Hairdressing, Engineering, Childcare, Construction, Business support plus many more. Find out more about Apprenticeships here.

Distance Learning

Are you looking to retrain or up-skill, but do not have the time to dedicate to classroom learning? Distance learning allows you to gain a nationally recognised qualification with the flexibility of studying in your own time and in your own home.

Our partners, Stamford College offer a range of distance learning courses.

  • Courses are FULLY FUNDED
  • Study where you like, when you like
  • Gain Nationally recognised qualifications
  • For adults aged 19+
  • A variety of subjects to choose from
  • Specialist support from dedicated tutors throughout

To find out more about these distance learning courses visit the Stamford College website

Not found what you are looking for?

Drop us an email and we’ll see how we can support your progression. Email: newstart@peterborough.ac.uk