History: Established in 1946 as Peterborough Technical College, Peterborough Regional College has rapidly grown over the years to become one of the largest further education providers in the greater Peterborough area. Originally specialising in engineering, Peterborough Regional College now offers hundreds of courses ranging from animal management to travel and tourism.
Address: A stone's throw from Peterborough's city centre, offering good access to Queensgate shopping centre, bars, cafes, restaurants and the bus and train station for transport.
Ambience: Situated next to the Central Park, PRC’s main campus boasts industry standard facilities, plenty of student space and top of the range equipment to assist you with your studies.
Who's the boss? Angela Joyce is principal and CEO.
Prospectus: 0845 8728722 or click here.
UCAS code: P55
What you need to know
Easy to get into? Offers courses ranging from entry level right up to degree level qualifications.
Vital statistics: Peterborough Regional College now welcomes through its gates around 3,500 full time and 12,000 part time students per year, mainly studying further education courses. Around 800 students studying for a higher education qualification. Degrees are validated by Anglia Ruskin University.
Added value: The college has recently invested £4.9million in redeveloping the main campus. This project will see the creation of a brand new fitness centre, a multi-purpose exhibition space, a dedicated animal care facility and refurbishments of a catering kitchen, science laboratory, a hair salon, the main hall and the sports hall. The college also has a specialist Media & Journalism centre based in the city which boasts industry standard studios for radio, TV and photography.
Teaching: Industry specialist tutors are on hand to provide high quality information and advice about their industries, as well as helping you to gain your qualification. In 2011, Ofsted rated the college a 'good college with outstanding features’.
Any accommodation? No accommodation provided by the college; however our information staff can provide you with information about affordable accommodation within the city.
Cheap to live there? House shares are available in Peterborough from £65 per week.
Transport links: There are regular buses which pass by both of the college’s entrances. By road, PRC can be found just off the city's main ring road (A47) which provides links to local areas and the A1 motorway. Peterborough's train station is only a 10 to 15 minute walk from the college. Offers free parking to all our students and lockable bike sheds.
Fees: Vary dependant on the course selected.
Bursaries: Have set up our their own trust which all students can apply for regardless of their age, the course they are studying or their circumstances and can receive up to £5,000 to help towards to costs of studying. Also offers a wide range of funds, bursaries and loans available to help make studying more affordable.
The fun stuff
Nightlife: The city has an exciting nightlife, with a range of pubs, wine bars and themed restaurants to suit all tastes. In addition to the multiplex twelve screen cinema, Peterborough also boasts the Key Theatre, located in the delightful setting of the embankment which provides a haven for theatre-goers.
Sporting facilities: Currently has 3 different sports development centres, specialising in football, rugby and basketball that allows students to train alongside professional players whilst gaining their qualification. These teams compete in the British Colleges of Sport leagues. The college also offers students sports clubs such as cricket, badminton, basketball and football to name a few, and students also have access to a free gym, basketball and tennis courts, playing fields and a sports hall.
Glittering alumni: None as yet.