City College: Keeping Peterborough Learning and Thriving

Although we’re now closed for courses, we hope to be back soon with our huge range of learning opportunities from qualifications to leisure interest programmes such as arts and crafts; literature; history; languages and cookery.

While you’re waiting, we’re offering a lot of our courses online so why not take a look below and click on the subject in which you’re interested?

Online Courses

Online Learning

The College will contact you shortly and explain how you can access learning resources online via our Microsoft Teams platform and how we will support your learning.

These are some of the measures that your teacher will use to support you:

1. Your tutor will contact you by email to tell you how to access online learning for your course and other ways that materials will be provided

2. Your tutor will also email you class materials and presentations where an online option is not available to you or is not the best way to conduct your lessons

3. You can contact your teacher via email for any questions you have

4. If you have problems accessing materials online and if you don’t have access to the internet, teachers are preparing study packs that will be sent out to you.

Please wait for your teacher to contact you next week with the exact information on how you will access your learning.

How to access your online course via Microsoft Teams

Latest Updates

12/05/2020 – Adult Learning

We have moved from face-to-face learning to online and flexible delivery of learning for qualifications so that all your hard work can be rewarded and for most learners, you will be able to continue your course and qualification online. We are working with awarding bodies to gather evidence of learners’ achievement and are working to evidence achievement on non-qualification courses via internal documents.

We will soon be offering new online qualification courses for adults – please check back on this website regularly for updates and keep an eye on our social media.

Access current online courses here (adults)

09/04/2020 – Examinations Update

We understand how unsettling the past few weeks have been since the announcement that examinations are will be cancelled this summer. The Department for Education and Ofqual have provided more concrete guidance to Schools, Colleges, Parents, Carers and students in relation to the calculation and awarding of grades.

On 9 April, the Education Secretary issued to Ofqual clear direction on how the government expects vocational and technical qualifications to be assessed and awarded in the coming weeks and months. Please see below:

“We recognise students taking qualifications, alongside or instead of GCSEs, AS and A levels, to progress to further or higher education urgently need to know what arrangements will be put in place for them. We have worked closely with the Department for Education, awarding organisations and regulators in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland to develop our approach and are today confirming that these qualifications will be awarded a calculated result. Learners due to take assessments for Functional Skills qualifications before the end of the summer will also receive a calculated result.”

You can read more detail on this here.

We want to reassure all students who were due to sit examinations this summer that the College has reviewed the guidance for Schools and Colleges thoroughly and we are confident that all students will achieve the grade their whole year efforts deserve had teaching, learning and examinations been fully completed this academic year.

We are also confident that no student will be unfairly disadvantaged in relation to their next steps, whatever you want those to be, including progression to another qualification internally or externally, Further or Higher Education or employment.

26/03/2020 – Letter to Adult Learners on leisure courses

Guide to how to access your online course via Microsoft Teams