16+ Choices

Are you about to leave education and not sure what to do next?

Are you currently employed and want to achieve a recognised qualification?

Then take a closer look at the many options available at City College Peterborough.

Whether you’ve achieved GCSE A-Cs or your grades/predicted grades are mainly Es and Fs, you will find a wide range of programmes to suit your individual needs and abilities.

Interested? Then please complete this Application Form and send to choices@citycollegepeterborough.ac.uk.

To download a copy of our Choices brochure please click here.

Student Support

Here at City College Peterborough we have dedicated staff that are here to ensure that you are given the the support you need to achieve and progress through your programme.  To find out more about our Student Support services please click here.

MENA Programmes

The College runs a MENA (Minority Ethnic New Arrivals) programme for Year 11 students who have been unable to secure a place in a mainstream school. The programme provides students with the opportunity to improve both their written and oral English language skills combined with vocational taster activities to improve their interpersonal skills.

My Generation Next (MGN) Programme

The MGN programme is designed to help young people who are not in education, employment or training and who are at risk of long term disengagement to move into voluntary work, education, employment or training.

Eligible students will be young people aged 14 – 18.

The programme will consist of

  • Vocational Tasters in a variety of areas such as Hairdressing, Motor Vehicle and Catering including access to Level 1 accredited qualifications upskilling in English with an opportunity to complete a Functional Skills qualification if appropriate.
  • Information Advice and Guidance and support for progression opportunitiesMGN LOGO

The course will be delivered flexibly over an 8 week period.

The programme has a roll on roll off accessibility.

Find out more about MGN NEETs here.

Year 11 School Provision

The College works in partnership with schools to provide an alternative provision for Year 11 learners with referrals only being accepted via schools or other professional bodies. Their programme will consist of 14 hours Study Skills programme and/or vocational days. Learners will undergo a 4 week initial assessment period prior to agreeing a learning plan.
There is a choice of vocational areas including Motor Vehicle, Catering, Construction and Hairdressing. The programme is designed to support young people with their work skills development and education in a supportive and stimulating environment.

Study Programme (16-19)

This programme is designed to help you study up to and including a Level 2 qualification and a recognised qualification in English and maths. You can choose from practical work‑based vocational skills or simply work towards gaining a qualification while you decide exactly what career path you want to follow.
The College will also organise meaningful work experience related to your vocational area. This will help you develop your employability skills and/or create potential employment options.

Your programme of study will also include some maths, English and work experience as part of the course. Throughout this programme you will benefit from a dedicated Support Worker and free guidance on any money you could receive, e.g. travel/bursary payments. Support will be available throughout your programme to help you achieve and complete your chosen course.

Traineeships (16-24)

Qualification: Level 2 Employability

If you find you don’t currently have the necessary qualifications or experience to access an Apprenticeship straight away; a Traineeship is the ideal stepping stone to help you reach those required targets.
Your six-month course will provide you with work experience opportunities, Personal & Social Development and a Functional Skill in English and/or maths.

You can apply if you’re:

  • eligible to work in England
  • unemployed and currently have little or no work experience
  • aged 16 to 19 and qualified below Level 3.

Course Requirements

  • Level 1 English and Maths
  • 4 GCSE Grade D or above qualifications or Level 1 qualification.

(16-24) Earn while you learn

Apprenticeships are a great way to obtain a recognised work-related qualification. You will find a range of apprenticeships available for you to choose from, along with help to find that very important job.
Typically, apprentices spend one day per week at College and the rest of the week at the workplace.
The College offer a range of Intermediate, Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships for learners aged 16 and over.
You may also benefit from our traineeship programme which is aimed to support your progression onto an Apprenticeship programme.

Please contact us for further information.