"Here at Leicester College, we are committed to enriching the lives of all members of the community and to creating new opportunities for them. "
At Leicester College our students learn and train alongside experienced industry professionals. Our Visual Arts lecturing team are experienced ceramists and artists; our Construction trainers are plumbers and electricians by trade; our Performing Arts and Music and Sound Technology department is home to choreographers, theatrical directors and musicians; and our Hospitality department benefits from the expertise of trained chefs. Our teaching teams focus on our learners progression in their chosen field, whether that is university, employment, work experience or self employment.
Our learners benefit from excellent training facilities, industry partnerships and teaching venues throughout the city and wider communities.
We pride ourselves on the strength of our industry and community partnerships, with all of our learners benefitting from unique learning experiences such as Computing Games masterclasses, Construction learners taking part in community initiatives and our Peter Jones Academy learners pitching to leading Leicestershire business mentors.
Our learners are also award winning and accomplished, and we cheer them on every step of the way. Leicester College has nurtured some incredible talent and boasts alumni such as Gok Wan, Molly Smitten-Downes and James Byron (The Voice 2014). We have been front row when our learners have achieved at World Skills competitions, Association of Hair and Therapy Awards, and Harman Photographer of the Year.
Open Day is an brilliant opportunity to find out about Leicester College, our courses, lecturing teams and our incredible facilities.
Open Days (All Campuses Open)
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Prospectus request contact: +44 (0)116 224 2240
Total number of full-time students: More than 22,000 learners in total.
Percentage of mature students: 76% over 19
Male : Female ratio of students: 47 : 53
Getting there by car (please give nearest motorways and A roads): M1 motorway, Junction 21 or M69 Leicester junction. A5460 into Leicester City Centre.
Nearest Rail Station: Leicester
Nearest Airport: Nottingham East Midlands
UCAS institution code: LCOLL L36
There is a wide variety of affordable accommodation available in Leicester from private halls of residence through to private rented accommodation. The Student Services Team at Leicester College will be able to advise you on the accommodation available in Leicester, as well as offer you help on other areas such as finance.
The College's ambitious £48 million accommodation project was completed in 2009, resulting in the brand new state-of-the-art Abbey Park Campus, plus extensive refurbishment to both Freemen's Park and St Margaret's Campuses.
In addition to the main city centre campuses we also have a specialist Technology and Engineering Centre. Community learning opportunities are also offered around the city at our many outreach centres.
There are three campuses:
Fees for university-level qualifications at Leicester College will depend on the type of course you want to enrol on. Full-time students are eligible to apply for university-standard funding and financial assistance is also available for part-time learners. We advise you talk to somebody in our Student Services Team who will be able to discuss all the options with you.