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Leicester College

About Us

Leicester College is one of the largest colleges in the UK and is a major provider of education to young people, adults and employers in Leicestershire.

We offer a huge selection of courses and qualifications in hundreds of subjects from entry level to university level with a big emphasis on vocational learning as well as academic achievements. Regardless of your needs, interests or circumstances we offer everything an individual or business requires.

The College has a reputation for excellence both locally and nationally, with an OFSTED rating of good overall and outstanding in a number of areas. We have received a number of awards that demonstrate our commitment to quality.

The level of service you will receive at Leicester College will always be first class and this is assured by our achievement of the Chartermark, the Government's national award for customer excellence.

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Key facts and figures

  • More than 27,400 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 80 community venues.
  • In 2011, Ofsted found that the College is outstanding at meeting the needs of learners, employers and the wider community.
  • 674 learners are studying university-level courses.
  • We have 3,100 Apprentices and Advanced Apprentices.
  • 6,720 learners studied Skills for Life courses.
  • 805 learners went on to Higher Education after studying at Leicester College.
  • We have 555 learners aged 14-16 years, and 5,370 learners aged 16-18 years.
  • We are proud that our learners reflect the diversity of the local population:
    • 390 learners have a learning difficulty and/or disability.
    • 39% are from black and minority ethnic groups.
    • 43% are from areas of disadvantage.
    • 4,787 learners are taking ESOL programmes.
  • We employ 1,400 people.
  • The annual budget is over £50 million.
  • We are members of three National Skills Academy networks in the areas of Food and Drink, Retail and Materials, Production and Supply.
  • We are also a member of the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy.

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