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Leicester College

Welcome to the Leicester College Career Site

Leicester College is one of the largest in the UK with more than 26,000 learners studying with us on a wide range of courses, from many different backgrounds and with different ambitions and aspirations. We are committed to enriching the lives and creating new opportunities for all members of the community. This is reflected in our mission statement: “To deliver a wide range of high quality learning experiences to support the diverse communities we serve and the personal, social and economic development of individuals and enterprises.” Key facts and figures * More than 26,000 learners study with us. * We offer hundreds of courses from entry level to university level. * We provide training for thousands of local and national companies. * The College has three state-of-the-art city centre campuses and runs courses in more than 200 community venues. * In 2011, Ofsted found that the College is outstanding at meeting the needs of learners, employers and the wider community. * 700 learners are studying university-level courses. * We have 700 Apprentices and Advanced Apprentices. * We employ 1,600 people. * The annual budget is £54 million. * We are members of the National Skills Academy network in the areas of Food and Drink Manufacturing, Retail and Materials Production and Supply. * We enjoy Founder College status of the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills. Awards We have achieved certification in the Training Quality Standard and hold the Charter Mark award for customer excellence. The College also holds the Matrix quality standard for information, advice and guidance services for Employer Engagement, the Investors in People award and the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) Leading the Learner Voice Award for Community and Social Cohesion. Our efforts to encourage social integration, plus our embedding of Functional Skills of English, maths and ICT in all areas of the curriculum, saw Leicester College win two Association of Colleges Beacon Awards. We’ve also won the Churches’ Award for Sustainable College Partnerships that Recognise Diversity and Develop People and Communities for its community cohesion action plan

Safeguarding Recruitment Statement

Leicester College is committed to providing a safe environment for all of our learners to enjoy, including young people and vulnerable adults.

We achieve this by:

Recruiting staff ‘safely’, by running Criminal Record Bureau checks and other relevant pre-employment checks of all staff
Ongoing staff training
Establishing a team of child protection specialists
Developing a clear process for reporting cases of suspected abuse
The College’s policy and procedures for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults is available on request.

Bullying and Harassment
Bullying or harassment of any kind is unacceptable at Leicester College. We seek to provide a safe and secure environment in which all learners can work together harmoniously. But if you do experience a problem, then telling someone about it should be the first thing you do.

We offer learners a number of options to seek support, and these are all completely confidential:

Call the Information Centre on 0116 224 2240
Tell your personal tutor or any of your teachers
Speak to a Fair Treatment Adviser (independent staff members who are there to offer you advice and support)
Talk to a member of the Learner Engagement and Enrichment Team
See a member of the Student Union Executive, if you would rather talk to another learner
All the College policies on equal opportunities, anti-bullying and diversity are on our College website. Bullying and Harassment PDF

Learner Risk Assessments
Leicester College has a legal obligation to provide a safe and inclusive environment for all of its learners and staff. This is known as a Duty of Care, and Learner Risk Assessments are an important part of this process.

As part of our Application and Risk Assessment procedures learners must declare if they have an unspent criminal record – including any pending court cases – or if they are bailed or charged with any criminal offence, either at the application stage or during their course. Learners will be written to for formal disclosure and may need to attend a Risk Assessment interview.

Any learner whose course is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check, must declare any ‘spent’ or ‘unspent’ conviction/s, which includes warnings, reprimands, cautions and Referral Orders. This is because the requirements for working with young or vulnerable people (where your course requires a work placement) are very strict. In some cases, some convictions bar individuals from working with young or vulnerable people.

Awards Gallery

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    AOC Beacon Award

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    Customer Service Excellence

College Details

Leicester College
Freemen's Park Campus
Aylestone Road

Phase: Colleges (FE/HE)
No. of Pupils: 0