Welcome to Leicester College! We offer a comprehensive range of technical, vocational and higher education qualifications across a broad range of subject areas, including ESOL, from entry to university level to around 20,000 students.
At Leicester College, we’re proud to be a thriving, modern and diverse place to study.
Learners of all ages and backgrounds are represented here: our youngest learners come here one a day a week from school to study vocational qualifications alongside their GCSEs, while our oldest student recently celebrated her 100th birthday. From entry-level courses to degree-level study, we serve all sections of our community: whether you want to take an evening course to get a taste of something new, get an Access diploma to go to university, or study full time on one of our vocational courses, we can help you realise your ambitions.
We were recently awarded Gold for our university teaching in the government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) – the highest possible award. This was due in part to our success in making our students feel supported and happy during their time with us: the National Student Survey in 2016 placed us joint fifth nationally for student satisfaction. So whether you’re a school leaver, a mature learner, or an apprentice, there is a place for you here. We are proud of everyone who is part of Leicester College.
We are an Associate College of De Montfort University and work with the University to provide pathways to degree level in many subject areas following study at Leicester College. Significantly, students successfully completing our International Foundation Programmes (IFPs) will be entitled to automatic progression to a relevant De Montfort University undergraduate (Bachelor’s degree) programme. Of course our IFPs can also lead to enrolment in higher education courses at any UK university.
Our excellent facilities and expert teaching provide our students with the knowledge, skills and experience to be a leader in their chosen field, opening doors to employment and further education. With smaller class sizes than most universities, studying with us means you receive more personalised attention and support from our teaching staff.
We have some very well known alumni, who have excelled in their chosen careers: for example, celebrity fashion designer and TV presenter Gok Wan studied at Leicester College, as did Aaron Patterson, the Head Chef at Hambleton Hall, who studied Culinary Arts at Leicester College and won his first Michelin Star at age 23.
At Leicester College, we’re proud to be a thriving, modern and diverse place to study. We offer a comprehensive range of technical, vocational and higher education qualifications across a broad range of subject areas, including ESOL, from entry to university level.
One of Leicester College’s most valuable resources is its experienced, professional and dedicated staff. We employ over 1,100 people, and over the last few years the College has invested £44 million in providing state-of-the-art facilities for learners and staff. But our investment in staff is ongoing.
We are one of the largest employers in Leicester, and our staff are as diverse as the communities we serve – they come from a wide range of different backgrounds and industries.
We are constantly looking for exceptional candidates, and we aim to attract the best possible people to join us here at Leicester College by offering a competitive salary and pension, generous holiday entitlement and fantastic training and development opportunities.
You can be assured that you will be joining an inclusive, fair and supportive organisation, and one that is committed to making sure that you have the opportunity to realise your goals.