Applications are flooding in for full-time courses starting this September at Peterborough Regional College (PRC).
The local FE College has received a record number of applications this year, topping the 5,000 mark.
The rising numbers of applications has been seen across the board in full-time courses, with an 8 per cent increase in comparison to this time last year.
More students are expected to apply later this month when both the A level and GCSE results are published. Traditionally, this has seen a last-minute rush for places at the college campus.
Application “surges” have been seen in art and design, business, childcare, health and social care , hair and beauty, public services, motor vehicle, plumbing, animal care and science.
Marketing Manager, Sarah Cooke says;
“We are really pleased with the application figures, especially considering the amount of choice young learners have available to them after their GCSEs.”
Peterborough Regional College have been heavily promoting the new legislation from the Government in relation to Raising the Participation Age (RPA). Young people have to, legally, now remain in some form of education or training whether it’s college, an apprenticeship, a job with a training element or 6th form until they are 17years old and 18years old by 2015.
PRC will remain open at their Park Crescent campus throughout the summer as they are busy also processing their part-time and evening course applications and enrolment s for September. The College also have a dedicated ‘Results’ event taking place on Thursday 22 August between 10am and 4pm for all students in need of assistance following their exam results.
For more details log onto www.peterborough.ac.uk or call the Information Centre on 0845 872 8722.