- Established 1946
- Location Park Crescent, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE1 4DZ UK.
- Principal Angela Joyce
- Vice principal http://www.peterborough.ac.uk
Peterborough Regional College, established in 1946 as Peterborough Technical College, is a major college of further and higher education in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. It is currently ranked in the top five per cent of colleges in the United Kingdom. A £120 million development will see the college move into new buildings on the site of its existing campus by 2012. Engineering firms Peter Brotherhood and Baker Perkins relocated to Peterborough just after 1900 and by the 1930s British Thomson-Houston (which became Hotpoint), Newall Engineering and Mitchell Engineering were well established. Peterborough was already an important railway centre providing a great deal of work for the populace, but with all this industry there was no local provision for training.
Peterborough Regional College now welcomes through its gates around 3,500 full time and 12,000 part time students, encompassing the widest range of courses in the Greater Peterborough area. The College has long experience of providing full and part time courses, with a degree programme being started in 1993. The College offers a range of qualifications including GCSEs, GCE A Levels, Ordinary and Higher National Diplomas, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, City & Guilds, NVQs and professional qualifications. The College also offers courses for international students, including IELTS English language proficiency testing.
Peterborough Regional College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all learners, staff and visitors. The College takes its responsibilities very seriously and operates robust policies on health and safety, child protection and safeguarding to ensure that all people who use our buildings and services are kept safe from all forms of harm. The College has appropriate staff to provide support and guidance on all safeguarding issues. Copies of College policies are available on request."