What Happens Next?
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. If you have applied for a T Level you will be invited to an individual interview in place of Meet the Tutor.
Friday 30th June 2023
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 Finance Support
Information about how to apply and pay online for your College bus pass and how to apply for financial support for uniforms or equipment will be sent to you during the Summer holidays. Find further information by following the below links.
From Thursday 24th August 2023
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.
5 STEP ENROLMENT PROCESS
Step 1– You will have received your ‘Application Confirmation’ and ‘Offer’ via email. Please ensure you have ‘Accepted’ your Place.
Step 2– In the summer, you will receive an email inviting you to complete the online pre-enrolment process.
Step 3– You will then be provided with the day and time you need to come into College to enrol.
This will be from Thursday 24th August to Friday 1st September 2023 depending on which day your course is allocated to enrol. You must ensure you bring evidence of your grades/qualifications to this appointment.
If you have not got the grades/qualifications you need, try not to worry, we are very experienced in ensuring you are placed on the right course and a Course Tutor will be available to discuss this with you.
Step 4– 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.
Step 5– Attend your first day.
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.
From Monday 4th September 2023.
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.
We will regularly get in touch with you about interesting news regarding your course and College news. If you would like the opportunity to take part in online icebreakers with other new students, request access to our Facebook group by clicking here.
We are also regularly on Instagram stories answering any questions that you may have about College life.
Q – WHAT IF I DON’T GET THE GRADES?
A – Don’t worry!
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
Q- WHAT IS A PLACE PROMISE?
A – 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.
Q- WHEN WILL I HEAR ABOUT STARTING COLLEGE?
A – You will receive your timetable at your enrolment.
Q- WILL I BE ABLE TO COME INTO COLLEGE BEFORE MY COURSE STARTS?
A – 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.
Q – WILL WE GET DISCOUNTS? SUCH AS UNIDAYS?
A- 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.
Q – WHAT ID I HAVE APPLIED TO THE 14-16 PROGRAMME?
A- 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.