At the beginning of the course I felt confident that I would be given the correct assistance and resources in order to pass the course and further my career towards becoming a skilled vehicular technician, a few months down the line, I realised the college isn't at all what it panned out to be and instead realised that the course was falling to pieces and instead we were just being used to test the new exam on, about half way through the course, one of our teachers who taught us a key topic which will effect the exam decided to pack his bags and leave, it took the college just under 3 months to realise that we needed a teacher and we were told that our teacher for a different key subject was to now take lead of that topic, all was well until we realised we would still be missing out on a key topic. The engineering department has no organisation skills whatsoever considering in just one year, we lost 5 good teachers, got new management and the course got completely changed, I planned to go onto the level 3 equivalent of the course and I'm now having second thoughts. There are very few good points to make about the course apart from how down to earth the teachers are, which although its nice to have a good conversation with your teachers, you won't get very far in life just through conversation skills. Most teachers lack all sorts of ambition and seem to only be here for the pay. Even the course lead doesn't know when our exams will be. We hardly got any assistance with coursework with exception to a couple teachers. The practical side of the course is good, getting hands on with the vehicles and learning about the industry you will be going into and it is nice to have a breather from just pure written work.
as a student coming fresh from the fiery pits of secondary school, lacking a vibrant social life one dreams of having and being apart of a school system full off sabotage and dishonesty i finished secondary school with good enough grades and having ''A* work'' i expected to come to this course in a professional and properly structured environment but alas i was wrong with a lack of teachers and over flow of students (despite the course already have been maxed out in terms of how many students can do the course) i had been set back a period of 6 weeks due to the lack of a teacher and once a teacher had been found we as a class were less than pleased as we had a teacher who not only quit on us after a few weeks but had left during the time of an assignment. After the teacher (who i will refer to as Miss S) left we were lumped with someone who had already been apart of the staff but then came another issue he was terrible at teaching the the more important parts of the course. also he had a fairly bad attitude when it came to students asking for any help whatsoever. After the FIRST video assignment he was replaced with the better guy who is still with us today. all of what i said was only for one subject in the course. in another part of the course we also had a teacher issue where we had no teacher and we then got one who was mediocre at best. this man didn't even have any teaching credentials and the only thing he had going for him is that he uses a lot of irreverent words when he speaks in the form of long anecdotes about his own personal life which none of us cared about. The lessons were unstructured and not well planned which i point the finger towards the man in charge which had a shocking yet obvious revaluation that communication between staff was abysmal at best.we now have a new teacher for the subject who is great but since we are still 6 weeks behind with 2 assignments due in till the end of the year would like to end this by also adding that most of the equipment and software is EXTREMELY out of date in conclusion - Terrible communication within the staff - Lack of staff - ''Lack of funds'' which is a phase you will hear alot upon joining the course - Majority of staff are not good for teaching. DON'T COME HERE is all i can say but i'm me and you're you! mane use of the time you have for an education and don't waste it at Leicester college or at the very least MARGRET CAMPUS which is a building falling apart.. take an education seriously and don't come here if you wanna be wise and reach your max potential -Defined Evee 17 years of age (known as the Defined Evee on Pokemon amino) so ill go with that name (the course is Lvl 3 but for some reason it isn't on this site )
I attended a "speak and listening" language course. It was (or wanted to be) a mixed Level 1/2 course, but there were intermediate and absolute beginners as well in the class. So the beginners didn't understand anything, furthermore the intermediates couldn't progress. Poorly organized. We speak and listen very rarely. For example we got "complete the sentence" exercises copied from Cambridge language book, we did it all day, and the teacher did nothing. Waste of time and money.
Course was poorly planned and put together, understaffed, no on site visits numerous complaints made about staff and coursework not being marked and handed back all were ignored and most of the course was based on handouts ive learnt nothing !
Mis selling courses and lack of experienced staff and poor organisation doesn't help when there's other colleges who are better equipped in delivering courses to a higher standard.
Hello Jenny, My name is Tina Thorpe and I am the Curriculum Area Manager at Leicester College. I would like to chat to you about the comment you have posted, but unfortunately I have not been able to contact you through the College because we do not appear to have anyone called 'Jenny' enrolled onto the L2 Hairdressing Progression course. Please could I ask you to contact me so I can help to resolve the concerns you have with the course? Thank you