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Record Number of Students Choose Inspire Education Group

29 November 2023

Inspire Education Group (IEG), comprising of Stamford College, Peterborough College and University Centre Peterborough, is celebrating a record-breaking year, with over 5100 full-time 16-to-18-year-olds having chosen to take the next steps in their educational journey with Stamford and Peterborough Colleges. As IEG’s popularity continues to soar, an additional 400 young people have chosen Inspire Education Group, compared to September 2022’s enrolment period.

This growth is not only testament to the quality of education and training available, but also to the wide-ranging course offering across the Group. From technical and vocational courses, A Levels, T Levels, and apprenticeships, to specific courses that enable adults to retrain, as well as higher level qualifications such as degrees, students, parents and employers have a huge choice of options.

Students and parents recognise the Group’s commitment to deliver high quality teaching. The Colleges’ phenomenal results rank Inspire Education Group in the top 3% of General Further Education (GFE) Colleges (5th out of 168 colleges) nationally for GCSE English and Maths results, and in the top 20% of GFE Colleges nationally for overall achievement rates of 16 to 18-year-olds in 2021/2022 (28th out of 160 colleges). Coupled with its investment in facilities over recent years, Inspire Education Group has gained a reputation as one of the best providers in the region, with some students travelling up to 30 miles each day to secure their place at the prestigious institution.

IEG is also celebrating the success of its higher education provision, University Centre Peterborough, having recently been recognised amongst the UK’s top universities with Silver status accreditation by the Teaching and Excellence Framework (TEF). This is testament to the high quality of teaching and student experience offered at UCP, where over 80% of students achieved a 2:1 degree classification or above in 2023.

Rachel Nicholls, Principal and Chief Executive Officer of IEG, shared, “We are delighted to see so many new and returning students join us for another exciting year at Inspire Education Group. Our investment continues to support our increasing commitment to deliver real skills and career-focussed education to all of our students. It’s a great time to be a student at IEG”.

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