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Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the information contained in this guide is accurate at the time of printing, Leicester College is continually evaluating its services to meet the needs of students. Please see latest course information online.

Careers Guide 2019/20

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Welcome to Leicester College

We are the largest college in the city and the county, with over 20,000 students studying everything from Access to HE courses to ESOL and uniformed public services with us. We’re proud to have a strong vocational focus, offering hundreds of courses across our three city-centre campuses which aim to give you the skills you need to get on in your chosen field. To that end, we’ve invested in industry-standard facilities, not least our recentlyopened Construction Centre. Additionally we’ve got commercial hair and beauty salons, professional kitchens, Mac suites, and our own performance space, the Sue Townsend Theatre – all designed to give you a high-quality educational experience. Whether you’re a school leaver, a career changer, or someone who’s coming to get their first qualification with us, you’ll be supported every step of the way. And if you want to progress to a degree, you won’t have to go very far: thanks to our partnership with De Montfort University; many of our departments now offer university-level qualifications. We’re looking forward to seeing you here in 2019.

Verity Hancock, Principal and CEO


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Contents

Staying in Education/Training until you’re 18

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Health and Social Care

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Study Programmes

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Hospitality and Food

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Why study at Leicester College

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Launch Pad

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Student Life

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Motor Vehicle

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Learner Engagement and Enrichment Team

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Music, Sound Technology

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Sport

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Performing Arts

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Supporting your Learning

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Science and Humanities Access and Pre-Access 102

Safeguarding and Prevent

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Sport and Fitness

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Apprenticeships

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Supported Learning

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Access to Higher Education

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Travel and Tourism

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Uniformed Public Services

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Courses Art, Design and Graphics

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Video and Photography

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Beauty Therapy and Make-up

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Guide to Qualifications

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Business, Enterprise and Accountancy

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Standardised Entry Requirements

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Childcare

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Careers Advice

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Computing

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What Does it Cost?

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Construction

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Advanced Learner Loans

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Engineering

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks 138

English for Speaker of Other Languages (ESOL) 60

Campus Facilities

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Fashion and Footwear

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How to Apply

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Hairdressing

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Open Days

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Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that all of the information contained in this guide is accurate at the time of printing, Leicester College is continually evaluating its services to meet the needs of students. As a consequence, training, fees, timings, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.

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Staying in Education/Training until You’re 18 To give everyone an equal chance to develop their skills and knowledge, the government now requires you to stay in education or approved training until you’re at least 18. However, that doesn’t have to mean studying for school-type qualifications. At Leicester College, we know that the traditional academic route of three or four A levels followed by a three year degree isn’t for everyone. That’s why we offer hundreds of vocational courses at an equivalent level which can still lead to higher education (if that’s your aim). Apprenticeships also count as approved training – and all apprentices earn a wage. You can become an apprentice in a variety of industries: everything from business administration to pharmacy services or social media. It usually takes between one and four years to complete an apprenticeship, depending on the apprenticeship level. You will usually work towards an industry-relevant qualification at the same time.

The Importance of English and Maths If you reach 16 without your English and maths at the required level (GCSE grade 4 (C)), it’s now a government requirement that you re-take these qualifications or take Functional Skills exams to support your progression towards the required GCSE standard. Wherever you choose to study after your GCSEs, this is the case. At Leicester College, we recognise the importance of these vital qualifications: after all, basic levels of literacy and numeracy will help you throughout your adult life. They will make you more independent and capable with everything from budgeting to writing job applications or reports at work. That’s why a lot of adults choose to take their GCSEs with us too. Here’s how we make getting those allimportant maths and English qualifications painless: • we organise re-sit classes to develop your potential. Some of our students go on to get a grade 9 • if you’re aged 16-18, your maths and English will form part of your timetable so you won’t have to go to classes in your spare time • we employ qualified teachers who are experts in teaching young adults and adult students.


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Study Programmes

Study programmes are high-quality learning programmes for 16 to 18 year olds. They aim to provide the best opportunity to progress onto higher level courses or into employment and are tailored to you.

Your Chosen Subject

Tutorial Support

A typical study programme 550 to 600 hours.

English and Maths

If you have not already achieved grade 4 (C) GCSE in English and maths.

Work Placement and Employability Skills

Enrichment

Experience the Working World No matter what your course, work experience is an essential element of your study programme. Leicester College’s vocational focus aims to give you the skills needed for work, meaning your course can lead directly to a career. Work experience forms an important part of that. When it’s time for you to find a job in your field, a successful work experience placement will shine on your CV. Our fantastic team of work experience co-ordinators work across all curriculum areas to help you find a placement that’s right for you.


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Why Study at Leicester College?

We are a city centre college

Student Achievements

Leicester is an exciting student city and we are right in the middle of the action. Our three main campuses are located in the city; our sports department is based at the Morningside Arena (home of the Leicester Riders); and our Performing Arts and Music students train in the iconic Sue Townsend theatre.

Our students are high achievers. Our Peter Jones Enterprise Academy hosted a Pitch Your Passion competition in March 2018, allowing students to win cash prizes and valuable advice from local businesses to get their business ideas off the ground. We have also seen apprentice Jacob Robinson become a finalist in the SPARKS UK Electrical Apprentice of the Year competition, and had two winners in the Leicester Mercury’s annual Education Awards.

Inspiring Events and Opportunities In the past year, we’ve had inspiring talks from people like Dr Suzie Imber (Associate Professor in Space Physics at Leicester University and winner of the BBC’s Astronaut programme) and had students compete in the WorldSkills UK competition at the NEC. Our College restaurant, taste (staffed by our talented catering students) has been given a gold accreditation, and students from our travel and tourism and sports departments have been given the opportunity to undertake work experience – with their flights and accommodation paid for by the Erasmus+ programme in the south of Spain.

“Enthusiastic teachers use their good vocational knowledge and industrial experience very well to teach inspiring and interesting lessons with highly relevant content.” Ofsted, January 2018.

IT Packages When you have enrolled you will be given an induction timetable, your ID badge, free access to Office 365 (which gives you an email address, a TB of storage and five downloads including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote),

Ofsted have rated us Good As a government-funded further education college, we are subject to regular Ofsted inspections to assure quality of teaching and learning and to keep us accountable. As such, we’re happy to say that in January 2018 Ofsted ranked us as Good. The report highlights that a “large majority of students make good progress because their teachers plan challenging and stimulating learning that enables them to acquire a good level of subject knowledge”; it also highlighted that “student and apprentices receive good impartial careers advice and guidance”.

We work with some pretty amazing organisations Whether it is work experience opportunities or working on projects with local businesses, we collaborate with some pretty awesome organisations to enhance your learning opportunities. We don’t like to name drop but here are just a few: LCFC, Leicester Riders, National Space Centre, King Richard III Visitor Centre, Boden, Joules, the Highcross…


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Student Life

Student Support

Your voice within the College

At Leicester College our support teams across all three campuses are able to help you in more ways than you might expect – everything from your mental and physical wellbeing to your ability to access your course is our concern.

Student Voice is an important part of all courses and helps to improve your experience. Each course is asked to elect student representatives who act as a communication channel between students, the tutors on your course and curriculum directors.

Firstly, our careers advice service can help you to gain work experience, write a CV, research possible careers, fill in your UCAS form, and apply for jobs. We’ve also got counselling and mental health staff who can be contacted via text, phone, or in person to help you when you need it. In the “Supporting your Learning” section of this guide, you can read more about inclusion and disability support; our Multi-Faith Chaplaincy; learning mentors; and how to access our oncampus health services such as the counselling and sexual health clinics. Finally, we’ve got an International Office who help our 100+ international students to settle in, and we’ve got two excellent day nurseries (rated Outstanding by Ofsted) to help you out with childcare while you’re studying with us.

“Students are confident, have high aspirations and enjoy their learning. Staff promote high expectations to students and want them to do well and achieve.” Ofsted, January 2018.

Student representatives will provide regular feedback through the course representative meetings with curriculum directors. You will receive a response to any actions raised. In addition to this, we will seek your opinion through occasional surveys. Being a part of the Student Union complements your academic studies and makes for an excellent addition to your CV, allowing you to gain many transferable skills.

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Learner Engagement and Enrichment Team (LEET) This team is passionate about organising a fantastic calendar of events for you to enjoy and make the most of your time at College. These activities are an excellent way of making friends, trying new things, developing new skills, and enhancing your CV. Activities available include the celebration of annual festivals and events, volunteering, charity work, trips and outdoor activities, implementing equality and diversity programmes and much more. While at College, you will have the chance to visit and take part in fairs and sales taking place in the campus atria; attend seminars and talks by inspirational speakers; and sample our legendary samosas. We also organise plenty of fun activities away from campus, too – and the cost is usually subsidised, making these trips really affordable. Past activities have included ice skating trips; visits to Christmas markets; climbing Snowdon; going for a private tour of the Houses of Parliament; visiting the Slavery Museum in Liverpool; and a day out at Alton Towers. We’ve always got something planned and are happy to listen to your ideas for additional activities. LEET are also responsible for each of the city centre campuses’ social spaces, which are dedicated areas where students can relax, play video games, and use computers. You can catch up with all events and activities we are planning by keeping an eye on our Moodle page or our Twitter feed, @LCLEET.

Student Union The Student Union is run by students for students. The ‘executive’, as they’re known, are voted into their positions by fellow students twice yearly. A major part of their role is student representation, giving students a voice and ensuring that your views are heard, shared, and acted upon appropriately by our leadership team. There are currently 22 executive posts that include the President, Women’s Officer, Welfare Officer, International Students’ Officer and Campaigns Officer, to name just a few. There’s more to Student Union life than just meetings and committees though, as we also run successful campaigns, awareness weeks, charity events and enrichment activities. These range from Stop the Cuts campaigns to LGBT History Month, International Women’s Week, Voter Registration, and raising money for charities such as The Bridge, Open Hands, Keep The Beat, and trips to Alton Towers, Go Ape etc.

NUS discounts As a Leicester College student, you’re entitled to certain student discounts and other benefits. To find out more go to nus.org.uk/en/nus-extra/

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Sport

We pride ourselves on offering a variety of opportunities for students to keep active, take part in competitive sport, and engage in College life. Our most impressive asset is the Morningside Arena (home of the Leicester Riders basketball team), offering affordable membership for College students. Throughout the year there are sports sessions running at all three campuses. These are free for our students and range from competitive team sports to fitness classes. All sessions are open to all students. Our sports enrichment calendar includes sessions such as UV exercise to music classes; football; rugby; badminton; cricket; archery, and many more. Unique to Leicester, we also run competitive fixtures and competitions with our neighbouring colleges. This is through our Leicester City FE Varsity Series. The Varsity Series is divided up into a year-long league of fixtures which lead up to the Varsity Finals Day. Here you have the opportunity to represent the College in your chosen sport in a semi-competitive format against Regent, Gateway, and QE colleges. Both the Varsity Series and Varsity Games engage over 250 students from each of the city colleges in a number of sports to decide the Leicester City Varsity overall champion. We also offer you opportunities to help support the sessions through volunteering and coaching. You can even earn formal qualifications in coaching and volunteering by taking part. In addition to offering volunteering experience within the College, we also support local schools’ sports competitions. We encourage you to get involved with these external opportunities, which will also give you valuable experience and employability skills.

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Supporting your Learning

Inclusion and Disability Support Multi-Faith Chaplaincy

We are committed to providing the highest standards of support to all students, including those who have a disability or learning difficulty. We have specialist staff who can support you with: •p  rofound, severe and multiple learning difficulties •b  ehavioural, emotional or social difficulties •p  hysical impairments or medical difficulties •m  ental health issues • s ensory impairments •a  ny other disability-related need. We will work closely with you to ensure that your needs are met. This can include providing an inclusion worker for personal care, behaviour, or learning support; specialist equipment; notetaking or communication support; help with transport and/or moving around College; or help with accessing the curriculum or information. We will also ensure that you feel empowered and are fully involved in any discussions regarding the support you receive. For more information about our commitment to additional support please contact us on 0116 224 2240.

The Multi-Faith Chaplaincy is run by Leicester College with the help of volunteer chaplains from the local community. Currently, we have chaplains working with us from the Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Baha’i, and Humanist communities, although we also have links with other faith groups locally who we can put you in touch with if appropriate. The Multi-Faith Chaplaincy works with the curriculum teams to create guidelines around faith. For example, our Muslim chaplain will work with the exams team about procedures during Ramadan. If you have any questions or concerns that relate to your faith and your study commitments at Leicester College, we are here to help. We also offer pastoral care and support to the College community – this includes members of staff as well as students. Each campus has at least one prayer room, and we are responsible for managing these. If you want to speak to a faith leader, or have questions related to belief, we will put you in touch with the appropriate person to help you. We also work counselling students who have found themselves in a difficult or challenging situation, to help them get back on track.

Accessibility Whether you are learning within a classroom environment, visiting one of our campus centres or reviewing our course materials, we strive to guarantee access to the support and information that you require. We work closely with experts in equality, inclusion and disability support to ensure our digital and printed materials adhere to current guidance and best practice.

96% of students are happy at Leicester College, and 94% would recommend us to a friend. Leicester College Student Survey 2018.


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Learning Mentors Learning mentors are adults from the local community with positive experiences of the world of learning and work. They work with an individual student to provide consistent mentoring to support learning. This support may be practical – helping you negotiate with tutors or manage your coursework better – or in a befriending role to help you during your studies. Specific and achievable goals may be identified for you to work towards, which your mentor will monitor. Your mentoring relationship will be supported by the College, although there will be confidentiality between you and your mentor. How/why is a mentor assigned? Students are encouraged to self-refer – you may request to have a mentor by asking your tutor. If your tutor feels you could benefit from the support of a mentor then you may be assigned one based on your area of learning. Your mentor will help you tackle any areas for improvement – from progression to attendance – and help you to boost your performance in College.

Counselling and Mental Health Support Service Counselling We offer a free and confidential counselling service for all our students. Our dedicated team of professional, experienced counsellors are available for appointments at all main campuses and will try to offer appointments at times to suit you.

Mental Health Support We also offer ongoing support for our students with mental health issues. If you are finding it difficult to cope and are struggling with your studies we can help you to access the support, advice and information you need. If you need any advice on overcoming difficulties related to your mental health, please feel free to get in touch. Your tutor or mentor can refer you to the Counselling and Mental Health Service or if you prefer, you can text/call the counselling service directly on 07827 233 705 or email counsellingadmin@leicestercollege.ac.uk. It may take two to three days for a response, so in an emergency ring the College safeguarding team on 07917 370 304.

Sexual Health Your sexual health is an important part of your overall wellbeing, which is why we provide free and confidential help and support at all of our campuses. The C Card is a sexual health drop-in clinic offering free condoms, pregnancy tests, and advice. It’s held at Freemen’s Park Student Services and Abbey Park room 2.31 (level 2) on Mondays and Thursdays from 12 to 1pm. Choices gives you further options. It offers the following services for free: • pregnancy testing • emergency contraception • s exual health screening •c  ontraception including condoms, the pill, patch, etc • sexual health advice • pregnancy advice. This clinic is held at Freemen’s Park room 3.10 at 11am - 1pm Tuesdays, and Abbey Park room 2.31 at 12.30 – 1.30pm Wednesdays.

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Safeguarding and Prevent

So what is Prevent? Prevent is the name of a national anti-terrorism strategy. A law known as the CounterTerrorism and Security Act was passed by the UK government in 2015, making it a legal requirement for schools, universities and colleges to help prevent people being drawn into terrorism and extremism.

What do you mean by “terrorism” and “extremism”? Recognised terrorist groups include Irish republican terrorist groups; Al Qa’ida and its associates, such as the so-called Islamic State; and far right or white supremacist groups. On 12 December 2016, the first extreme right group, National Action, became banned as a terrorist organisation. This means it’s illegal to belong to the group, to fundraise for it, or even to wear its decals or logos. The government has defined extremism in the Prevent strategy as: “vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. We also include in our definition of extremism calls for the death of members of our armed forces, whether in this country or overseas”.

What can I do if I’m concerned someone I know might be drawn towards extremism or terrorism? First of all, raising a concern doesn’t automatically mean that a person will be punished or asked to leave the College. It means that they will be given support, such as counselling, or they might be referred to a programme called Channel to help them get back on track.

Safeguarding Leicester College takes the wellbeing and safeguarding of all its students seriously. There are professional staff on hand from a range of services who can help, support and guide you with whatever problem you are experiencing. If you are ever concerned about the safety of yourself or a friend at College there is a dedicated safeguarding team who you can talk to.

You can pass on your concern by: telling a trusted member of staff in College or contacting the safeguarding team on 07917 370 304 or 07825 175 729, or email safeguarding@leicestercollege.ac.uk


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Apprenticeships

You get a job You get paid You earn a qualification

From dental nursing to bricklaying, or hairdressing to printing, apprenticeship options are much wider than you think. Every apprenticeship is a paid job, with approximately 20% of your time spent studying or completing coursework, usually working towards a relevant industry qualification. It’s also possible to complete a higher-level apprenticeship afterwards, and/or to continue working for the same employer. The first place to look for your apprenticeship is on the Leicester College website. Search “Leicester College apprenticeship vacancies” or go directly to leicestercollege.ac.uk/ apprenticeships where you’ll find all of our apprenticeship jobs listed. We will help you find an apprenticeship that’s right for you – you can call 0116 229 5526 or email apprenticeships@ leicestercollege.ac.uk to discuss a vacancy you’ve seen online, or you can also speak to our careers advisers for more general advice about your options. You can also search the government’s apprenticeship service website. That lists even more apprenticeship roles available to you. Visit gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Each year we train 1,194 apprentices – around half are aged 16 to 18, and half are adults (19+). Our largest subject areas are construction, engineering, business and hairdressing.

What kind of apprenticeships can I do? Apprenticeships are available in a wide variety of sectors and hundreds of potential jobs can fit into the existing categories. Most of the time, apprenticeships we offer at Leicester College are in the following industries: • administration and customer service • bricklaying • built environment • carpentry • dental nursing • electronic engineering • electrical installation • engineering • fabrication and welding • food and drink manufacturing • gas engineering • hairdressing and barbering • IT technician • mechanical engineering • motor vehicle maintenance and repair • operations departmental manager • painting and decorating • pharmacy services • plastering • plumbing • printing • project management • property maintenance operative • team leader

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Access to Higher Education

Our Access to Higher Education courses offer adult students (age 19+) the opportunity to return to education and prepare for study at university level. These courses are designed to broaden your knowledge in your area of interest and bring you up to A level standard in just one year.

Leicester College offers Access courses in: • business studies • computing • engineering • humanities • social science • health professions • science A recent development for both Access courses and progression to universitylevel programmes is the requirement for candidates to have both English and maths GCSE at grade 4 (C) or above. Here at Leicester College we can support you on Access courses by providing the opportunity to study GCSE maths or English at the same time. However if you don’t have either of these qualifications you could consider our Pre-Access course. This is an intensive one year full-time programme which concentrates on preparing adult students to return to study, as well as concentrated study in maths and English.

Who are Leicester College’s Access to Higher Education courses for? We understand that returning to education is a big decision, and Access courses are designed for adults aged 19+ who may lack the required qualifications but have the ambition to go to university. Everyone on your course will be an adult. We have an excellent team of tutors and lecturers who understand that it may have been a while since you last studied and they are on hand to support you.

Further Information

Previous students have gone on to study at many different universities, following their dreams and fulfilling their potential. An Access course opens the door to careers such as teaching, nursing, social work and other professions which require degrees.

If you study for an Access course and take out an Advanced Learner Loan, the loan will be “written off” if you complete your university studies.


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Courses Starting September 2019

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Art, Design and Graphics

From a level 1 art and design diploma up to a BA (Hons) degree in Creative Industries, Leicester College’s established and experienced art and graphics department is the perfect place to explore and develop your creative potential. We have ceramic studios; fine art workshops; as well as dedicated screen printing facilities; industry-standard photography studios; a specialist 3D and jewellery workshop; graphic design studios; and dedicated Mac suites for your use. While all of our art and design and graphic design courses cover a range of disciplines, if you take a two-year course with us you will be able to choose specialism(s) and hone your skills to a higher level, getting you ready for a job in the creative industries, or preparing you for a degree in art and design or a related subject.

Previous students have won local and regional prizes in exhibitions and competitions. We have extensive links with industry to help you network and gain industry experience through visits, live briefs and work experience.

Multimedia Designer

Social Media Co-ordinator Web Developer

Freelance Artist

Designer/ Artworker

Career paths in Art and Design Salary range ÂŁ18k to ÂŁ32k

Model Maker

Marketing Assistant

Motion Graphics Designer/Animator

Art Therapist

Art Gallery Curator


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By 2022, it’s predicted that there will be a 10% increase locally in jobs for graphic designers. Local and national increases are also predicted for clothing designers, artists and photographers. Source: vector.rcu.co.uk

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Level 1

Level 2

Art and Design BTEC Diploma

Art and Design BTEC Diploma

Code: C5782 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C0750 Course length: 1 Year

St Margaret’s Campus What is this course all about? Experience a range of art, design and media techniques; explore and enhance artistic and media skills, techniques, and knowledge, and have the opportunity to begin the development of a portfolio of art, media and design work. Progress to a BTEC Diploma level 2, or juniorlevel work in an art/design or media related area or an apprenticeship. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in English grade 1/2 (E/F/G) or above is required. Maths is desirable but not essential.

St Margaret’s Campus What is this course all about? This course is aimed at those who are interested in art and design. A practical course which requires creative talent and a commitment. A strong emphasis is placed on research, development and evaluation. Progress to a level 3 extended diploma including: art and design, fashion; graphics; and photography. Gain skills and knowledge to undertake junior roles within the art and design industry. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. two GCSEs including Art/ Design and English at grade 3 (D) or above. Maths is desirable You will also need a portfolio which demonstrates your suitability for your chosen course.

Art and Design (Photography and Graphic Design) BTEC Diploma

Code: C0598 Course length: 1 year St Margaret’s Campus What is this course all about? This course is aimed at those who enjoy creative subjects and wish to start a career in graphic design, photography, or interactive media. Units include: graphic design, photography, drawing, contextual studies. Progress to BTEC Extended Diploma level 3 courses in fashion, photography, art and design, graphic design, and creative media, or employment as a junior graphic designer or photographer. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in English at grade 3 (D) or above is required and maths is desirable. You will also require a portfolio which demonstrates your suitability for your chosen course.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


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Level 3 Art and Design BTEC Extended Diploma

Art and Design (Graphic Design) 90 Credit Diploma

Code: C0751 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C0587 Course length: 1 Year

St Margaret’s Campus What is this course all about? Gain skills and understanding as a creative practitioner, with trips to galleries and museums as well as research trips. A broad overview for careers in graphic design, illustration, interior design, photography, digital art and media, architecture, fine art and crafts, curation, gallery technician and prop design. With a developing programme of artist/designer and opportunities for work experience, volunteering, and live projects. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. 4 GCSE grade 4 or above one in Art/Design, one in English and two others. Maths is desirable.

St Margaret’s Campus What is this course all about? The first year of a two-year course, providing a broadbased graphic design overview leading to a range of careers: graphic designer, illustrator, advertising, digital art and media art worker. Regular trips to galleries and museums, location research trips, industrial visits and live projects. Successful completion of year one could lead on to the extended diploma (year2). Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. 4 GCSE grade 4 or above one in Art/Design, one in English and two others. Maths is desirable. You will also require a portfolio which demonstrates your suitability for your chosen course.

Art and Design (Graphic Design and Interactive Media) BTEC Extended Diploma

Code: C0588 Course length: 1 Year St Margaret’s Campus What is this course all about? The second year of a twoyear course, equipping you with skills and understanding as a creative graphic designer. Provides a broadbased leading to a range of careers: graphic designer, illustrator, digital art or media. Regular trips to galleries and museums, plus live projects. Following successful completion you will be eligible to go on to a degree. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course includes: BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Art and Design (Graphic Design) One good reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% or above attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required. You will also require a portfolio which demonstrates your suitability for your chosen course.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

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Level 3

Level 5

Art and Design (Interactive Media) Extended Diploma

Graphic Design and Emedia Foundation Degree

Code: C0593 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C3192 Course length: 2 Years

St Margaret’s Campus

St Margaret’s Campus

Level 6 BA (Hons) Professional Studies (Creative Industries)

Code: C0749 Course length: 1 Year St Margaret’s Campus

What is this course all about? A foundation across interactive multimedia, from visualising and drawing to video and digital imaging via sound, music, web, illustration and animation. Students learn the design process and how to apply skills across a range of media. Successful completion makes you eligible to study a degree in a related field or enter the creative industries at junior level. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference, 90% attendance at your last place of work or study, and four GCSEs at 4 (grade C) or above including English and art/design and a portfolio of creative work.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

What is this course all about? Gain skills, knowledge, and the creative understanding required to succeed within the graphic design and media sectors. Modules include: principles of graphic design (including typography); video and photography, motion graphics; web design, to build a portfolio that showcases your ability. Top up to a BA (Hons) with a further year’s study. Employment in both the graphic design and online media sectors. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires a minimum of 32 UCAS points from a recognised level 3 qualification in a related subject (i.e. two A2s at grade D, extended diploma PPP, or an Access to HE). You are expected to hold GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C) or equivalent.

What is this course all about? Gain professional workready skills and commercial knowledge for the creative industries. Develop skills and knowledge to become engaged, independent, and critical practitioners. Subjectspecialist teaching related to professional development/ project preparation and workbased projects. This honours degree top up ideal for a HND or foundation degree in an art and design or a media based subject. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires successful completion of a level 5 qualification such as a foundation degree (FdA) or an HND. You are expected to hold GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C) or equivalent.

We welcome applicants who do not match standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate ability to study this subject at university level and who can evidence relevant experience.


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Beauty Therapy and Make-up

A choice of beauty therapy and make-up courses are available with us, from level 1 right up to degree level. We have exciting options available in everything from artistic make-up and special effects to beauty therapy and combined hair and beauty. We have our own beauty salons at our Freemen’s Park Campus, which are open to the public, so as well as learning in a classroom you will get to put lessons into practice – all under the supervision of industry-experienced tutors. If you are on the beauty therapy and make-up courses at Leicester College, you will benefit from access to commercial projects, work experience in city salons, and chances to compete in both regional and national skills competitions.

Spa Manager Brand Manager Aromatherapist Nail Technician

Make-up Artist

Career paths in Beauty Therapy and Make-up

Skin Care/Product Development

Salary range £15k to £34k

Beauty Therapist

Massage Therapist

Salon Assessor

Resort Therapist


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“In beauty therapy students benefit from access to high-quality commercial learning environments. Students routinely rise to the challenge of producing work that is of a good commercial standard.� Source: Ofsted, 2018.

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Level 1

Level 2

Beauty Introductory Beauty Therapy Diploma Technical Certificate Code: C0610 Course length: 1 Year Freemen’s Park Campus

Code: C0605 Course length: 1 Year Freemen’s Park Campus

What is this course all about? Introduction to knowledge and skills, and an insight into the beauty sector. Develop practical skills working on hands and face. Develop written and oral communication skills, selfconfidence and computer skills. Progress to level 2 course in hairdressing, beauty therapy, beauty retail course, or hair and media makeup, or apprenticeship or employment as an assistant in a hairdressing or beauty salon. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 1/2 (E/F/G) or above is required.

Make-Up Artistry Technical Certificate

What is this course all about? Gives you a range of essential technical and practical skills and knowledge including, facials, waxing, eye treatments, make-up pedicure, gel nails, eyelash lift, health and safety and anatomy and physiology to equip you for employment or further training, such as the beauty and spa therapy advanced technical diploma level 3. You may go onto employment as a beauty therapist in a beauty salon, spa, health club, cruise ship or hotel, in retail or become a selfemployed beauty therapist, or an apprenticeship. This course requires a two hour external exam (under examination conditions) and a seven hour practical exam at the end of the year. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required.

Code: C5271 Course length: 1 Year

Freemen’s Park Campus What is this course all about? Provides a range of essential technical and practical skills and knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the makeup Industry. Progress onto the media make-up artistry advanced technical diploma level 3, or work as a make-up artist in photographic studios, department stores, make-up stores, salons or you could also work as a freelance make-up artist. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required and a creative art portfolio.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


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Level 3

Level 5

Media Make-up Artistry Advanced Technical Diploma

Artistic Make-up and Special Effects Foundation Degree

Code: C6226 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C0039 Course length: 2 Years

Freemen’s Park Campus What is this course all about? Provides a range of essential technical and practical skills and knowledge which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the make-up industry. Progress into higher education in make-up artistry, or work as a make-up artist working in photographic studios, department stores, make-up stores, salons or you could also work as a freelance make-up artist. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required and a creative art portfolio.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

Freemen’s Park Campus What is this course all about? Develop your skills and knowledge for the fashion/ media and prosthetics industry. Delivered by expert professional staff. Guest speakers from fashion, theatre and television. Work experience develops confidence and essential employability skills. Progress to 3rd year of BA (Hons) in Creative Industries at DMU or other universities. Work in retail make-up, freelance make-up artists including fashion/editorial, theatre, film/television and prosthetics. Entry Requirements Standard entry is a minimum of 32 UCAS points from a recognised Level 3 National Diploma qualification in a related subject or Art and Design Foundation Studies. You are expected to hold GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C) or equivalent. Due to the nature of this programme you may be invited to attend a portfolio interview.

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Business, Enterprise and Accountancy Our dynamic range of courses in business gives our students the opportunity to undertake courses from beginners’ level through to professional training. The courses and modules you’ll encounter include: business administration, accounting, finance, marketing, communications, career development, and retail. Higher-level courses go into more depth and bring together the practical and theoretical elements of management. Business Level 3 students have an option to study a specific pathway (retail or logistics) if they are interested in a particular specialism. Students will study subject specific units alongside the four mandatory business units.

We also have our Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, set up by Peter Jones CBE – entrepreneur and star of the BBC Dragons’ Den programme. We have two level 3 courses on offer at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy. These qualifications focus entirely on furthering the aspirations of young entrepreneurs aged 16 and over, who have the determination to turn their ideas into reality and start their own businesses.

Legal Executive Logistics and Retail

Customer Service, Advice and Guidance

Human Resources

Marketing

Career paths in Business and Enterprise

Banking and Finance

Salary range £18k to £60k

Leadership and Management

Accounting

Administration/Clerical

Self Employed


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By 2022, it’s predicted that there will be a 10% increase locally in jobs for financial and accounting technicians. Local and national increases are also predicted for business professionals, chartered and certified accountants, management consultants, and financial accounts managers. Source: vector.rcu.co.uk

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Entry Level 3

Level 1

Level 2

Business Administration BTEC Award

Business Administration BTEC Diploma

Business BTEC Extended Certificate

Code:C0191 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C0284 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C4764 Course length: 1 Year

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? The course is designed to give the basic knowledge, understanding and skills for employment/apprenticeship or academic progression. It includes assessments in our realistic working environment which gives the chance to use equipment and office skills. It teaches a range of units including: working in business administration; communicating electronically; welcoming visitors and managing own learning. It also includes English, maths and ICT. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. No formal qualifications are required.

Abbey Park Campus

Abbey Park Campus

What is this course all about? This qualification is designed to provide you with the opportunity to study a wide range of topics including business administration, working in teams and customer service in business administration. You will also have the opportunity to improve your employability skills in our business administration training office and will have the opportunity to undertake work experience.

What is this course all about? This course provides a good understanding of the business environment and covers topics ranging from customer service to marketing. It includes role plays which give a taste of a real working environment. You will also look at how businesses work from the inception through to the end product. Completing this course will enable you to progress academically or into employment/apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 1/2 (E/F/G) or above is required.

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


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Level 3 Business Studies Access to Higher Education Diploma Code: C0190 Course length: 1 Year

Business BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

19+

St Margaret's Campus What is this course all about? This programme is designed to prepare adult students for study at degree level. You will study a variety of units in business-related topics, such as management, international management, marketing and finance and study skills. There is a variety of assessment such as projects, assignments and exams. You will also have a personal tutor assigned to help you throughout the course. Entry Requirements You will need to have five GCSEs at grade C or above (grade 4), including English and maths. It would be preferable if one of the GCSEs is related to your chosen course of study. One reference from your previous place of study or work will also be required. It is also important to have vocational experience at the beginning of the Access programme.

Business BTEC 90 Credit Diploma Code: C0286 Course length: 1 Year

Code:C0297 Course length: 1 Year

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? This programme could suit applicants who already have AS levels and need UCAS points top-up for university. You will learn about what the business environment entails, from business startup through to recruitment, marketing and sales, including web site design. The course is designed to provide the opportunity to study a range of business subjects, which provide employment and progression opportunities. This qualification is equivalent to 1 A level. You may progress onto the Business BTEC Diploma for your 2nd year of study. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference, 90% attendance at your last place of work or study, and five GCSEs including both English and maths at grade 4 (C) (or Functional Skills level 2).

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? This business qualification teaches about the intricacies of the business environment and all that it entails, from the initial idea through to recruitment, marketing and then on to selling and website design. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme. Successful completion of this course enables progression to the Extended Diploma in Business. This qualification is equivalent to 1.5 A levels. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires a reference, 90% attendance in your last place of study or work, and five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English and maths.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

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Level 3 Business BTEC Diploma

Business BTEC Extended Diploma

Law and Business Diploma

Code: C0287 Course length: 1 Year

Code:C0315 Course length: 1 Year

Code:C4600 Course length: 2 Years

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? This programme is designed to build on the knowledge and experience already gained when studying the BTEC level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Business. You will gain further and extended knowledge on the business environment on this course. The course is designed to provide the opportunity to study a further range of business subjects, giving you employment and progression choices. This qualification is equivalent to 2 A levels. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required. You will need to have successfully completed the BTEC level 3 Subsidiary Diploma to gain entry to this programme.

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? This programme is designed to build on the knowledge and experience already gained from the BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in business. It provides extended knowledge of the business environment in a range of subjects such as: market research; promotion and branding; visual merchandising; human resources; starting a business and creating a website, which provide employment and progression opportunities. This qualification is equivalent to 3 A levels. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required.

St Margaret's Campus What is this course all about? This course combines the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives Technical Diploma in Law with a BTEC Diploma in Business. The aim is to give students a grounding in law and business from which to springboard themselves in to a range of potential careers. Whether your chosen path is law or business, this will give you an excellent start. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. Five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above including English and maths is required.

You will need to have successfully completed the BTEC 90 credit diploma to gain entry to this programme.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


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Level 2 3

Level 2 and 3

Accounting AAT Code: C4745 Course length: 1 Year St Margaret's Campus

Accountancy Fast Track AAT

Accounting AAT Diploma

Code: C5910 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C0199 Course length: 1 Year

St Margaret's Campus What is this course all about? This course is an ideal starter course if you wish to work in accounting, auditing and related areas of law and data processing. It provides a practical approach to accounting work and gives a thorough grounding in the basics of accounting and/or bookkeeping whilst preparing the candidate for entry-level or support roles as well as advanced and then professional-level courses. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in English at grade 4 (C) and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required.

Level 3

What is this course all about? This course is an ideal introduction for anyone aspiring to a career in accountancy or finance, or for people returning to work and wishing to change career. It provides the core bookkeeping skills and knowledge to enable progression to, and completion of, the advanced diploma within one academic year. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. You will need five GCSE grades 4-9 (A-C) including English and maths.

St Margaret's Campus What is this course all about? This is a professional accounting technician qualification, providing a practical approach and is for those who have completed the AAT level 2 course or are at intermediate level and looking to develop existing skills. The AAT level 3 diploma builds on basic financial knowledge by teaching complex accounting tasks, like preparing final accounts for partnerships and sole traders, and maintaining cost accounting paperwork. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required. You will also need to have successfully completed level 2 AAT in order to have gained the accounting knowledge necessary for level 3.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

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Level 3 Business Enterprise and Entrepreneurship BTEC 90 Credit Diploma (Peter Jones Enterprise Academy)

Business Enterprise and Entrepreneurship BTEC 120 Credit Fast Track Diploma (Peter Jones Academy)

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Peter Jones Extended Diploma Yr 2

Code:C0200 Course length: 1 Year

Code:C0319 Course length: 1 Year

St Margaret’s Campus

St Margaret’s Campus What is this course all about? This course develops your enterprise skills as you set up and run your own business either hypothetically or for real. It teaches you to manage the day-to-day challenges of business, such as: pitching for investment; leadership and team-building; setting up a pop-up shop; customer communication; and financial control. Entry Requirements A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required. Ideally you must come with a basic business idea, however if you don t then we can help you come up with one. One reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance.

St Margaret’s Campus What is this course all about? The course will help you develop your enterprise skills by starting and running your own business either hypothetically or for real with our support and guidance. We will teach how to manage aspects of business, such as: pitching for investment, leadership and team building, setting up a pop-up shop trading in your business idea, customer communication and financial control. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required. Students must also come with a basic business idea.

Code:C0829 Course length: 1 Year

What is this course all about? This second year of the programme follows on from courses C0200 or C0319, which will further develop enterprise skills as you start and run your own business either hypothetically or for real. It teaches how to manage: pitching for investment; leadership and team-building; setting up a pop up shop trading in your business idea; customer communication and financial control. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance and a merit grade overall from the first year of your course. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required. Ideally you must come with a basic business idea, however if you don t then we can help you come up with one.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


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Level 3 Business BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (Logistics)

Business BTEC 90 Credit Diploma (Retail)

Code:C6082 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C0203 Course length: 1 Year

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? This subsidiary diploma is aimed at students who are interested in logistics as a career and want to progress into employment or an apprenticeship rather than to university. During the course, you will study six units that will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to enter the workplace or progress to a diploma programme. This qualification is equivalent to 1 A level. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in English and / or maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required.

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? This is a one year study programme with a focus on retail that is designed to provide you with the opportunity to study a wide range of business subjects. This course provides you with the opportunity to learn about how organisations operate within the retail sector and how this fast paced industry reacts to the ever changing demand from the consumer. It is ideal for those looking to progress on to further training within the retail sector. This qualification is equivalent to 1.5 A levels. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference, 90% attendance at your last place of work or study, and a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

Level 5 Business Higher National Diploma Code:C0245 Course length: 2 Years Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? This university-level course, in partnership with DMU, brings together the practical and theoretical elements of management, marketing and finance and leads to a HND award which may then be ‘topped-up to a full BA (Hons) Degree in Business and Management via a third year of study. The partnership with DMU provides full membership and student access to the university's facilities and campus. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires a minimum of 64 UCAS points from a recognised level 3 qualification in a related subject (i.e. two A2s at grade D, extended diploma PPP, or an Access to HE). You are expected to hold GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C) or equivalent. We welcome applicants who do not match standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate ability to study this subject at university level and who can evidence relevant experience.

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Childcare

If you are passionate about working with children, our childcare courses can provide you with the specialist training and hands-on experience required for a successful career within this sector. To be a success in the childcare industry it is essential that you have a professional qualification – this shows employers that you have the skills and confidence to deal with a whole range of situations that you may encounter when working with children. We have close links with a number of local childcare organisations, allowing you to put into practice the skills you have learnt on your course. This experience looks great on your CV too. Alternatively, there may be an opportunity to work in one of our own nurseries on campus, which have both been graded as Outstanding by Ofsted.

Child Minder Youth Worker Teaching Assistant

Nanny

Children’s Representative Holiday Company

Career paths in Childcare Salary range £10k to £59k

Family Support Worker

Child Psychologist

Early Years Teacher

Play Worker

Nursery Manager


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By 2022, it’s been predicted that Leicestershire will need 11% more nursery nurses; 13% more childminders; 10% more playworkers; 15% more teaching assistants; and 14% more child and early years officers. Source: vector.rcu.co.uk

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Level 1

Level 2

Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People’s Settings Diploma

Introduction to Early Years Educational Care (EYE) Certificate Code: C3067 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C3061 Course length: 1 Year Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? This course explores the caring professions, improve your English and maths skills and develop your personal and social skills, preparing you for further learning and help decide your career pathway. You may progress onto a level 2 course or an apprenticeship. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 1/2 (E/F/G) or above is required.

Introduction to Early Years Education and Care (EYE) Certificate 19+

Abbey Park Campus

Code: C5671 Course length: 1 Year Abbey Park Campus

What is this course all about? This course will allow you to work with children from birth to five years, with knowledge of children up to seven. It covers caring for children and broadens your understanding of careers. It allows you to start work as a nursery assistant. Progress onto an apprenticeship or the subsidiary diploma level 3. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required.

What is this course all about? You will need a portfolio demonstrating competency and knowledge in your childcare role, through workplace observations and assessment. Progress to a level 3 childcare course, either the EYE Diploma level 3 or a STALIS level 3 course for those looking to work in primary schools or apprenticeship, or employment as a nursery assistant. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


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Level 3 Childcare and Education EYE Certificate

Specialist Support in Teaching and Learning in Schools Diploma 19+

Code: C4566 Course length: 1 Year Abbey Park Campus

Code: C3142 Course length: 1 Year Abbey Park Campus

What is this course all about? Gain knowledge and experience allowing you to work with children from birth to five years. This intensive course that requires you to pass all three elements of assessment; college assignments observations from our assessors on practical skills and externally assessed work. Employment in roles as assistant nursery nurse or nanny, early years; primary education; social work; paediatric and general nursing. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. 5 GCSEs are required at grade 4 (C) or above including English and maths. The English and maths requirements are mandatory and applicants with grade 3 in either or both will be made alternative offers.

What is this course all about? Provides in-depth understanding of knowledge and skills to work directly with children and young people. Covers all aspects of specialist support: planning; delivering and reviewing assessment strategies; bilingual and special needs support. It will enable you to seek employment as a level 3 teaching assistant, learning support assistant, cover supervisor, parent support adviser or similar roles in the school environment. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance at you last place of study or work. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required or level 2 in functional skills English and maths.

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Computing

With technology developing at such an incredible pace, and the need for digital skills becoming ever more important, the IT sector really is an exciting, vibrant and rewarding industry to work in. Our computing and IT courses will give you the skills, knowledge and training required to enter the workplace as an IT professional or to progress into a computing-related higher education course. As part of the Microsoft Imagine programme, we are able to provide training in the latest products and services – ensuring that when you leave us you’re at the forefront of leading-edge technology. We can also provide work experience. Our students have full access to Microsoft Imagine for all Microsoft developer applications; operating systems; and Microsoft Office free of charge.

Computer Programmer Systems Developer Web Developer

Computer Games Developer

Network Architect

Career paths in Computing Salary range £16k to £48k

Cybersecurity Consultant

Service Desk Manager

Database Administrator

Data Analyst

Technical Support


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Level 1

Information Technology BTEC Certificate

Information Technology BTEC Introductory Diploma

Code: C0182 Course length: 1 Year St Margaret’s Campus

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. No formal qualifications are required.

Information and Creative Technology BTEC Extended Certificate

Code: C5118 Course length: 1 Year St Margaret’s Campus

What is this course all about? This academically diverse course introduces IT skills in word processing, spreadsheets, graphics software, personal development and how to get the best out of the Internet. There is also a large element of English and maths work designed to enable academic progression, as well as a work experience placement and an employability programme.

Level 2

Code: C0180 Course length: 1 Year St Margaret’s Campus

What is this course all about? Designed to give the opportunity to develop a range of skills in the IT sector whilst supporting progression on to further study, this course will help you develop a wide range of skills including problem solving, communication and research. You will develop your understanding of digital communication technologies, explore website design and spreadsheets and learn how to develop computer programs. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 1/2 (E/F/G) or above is required.

What is this course all about? This course is for those with an interest in the latest IT creative technologies. If you use a smart phone or a tablet and would like to create a mobile game, then this course is ideal. It is designed to provide the opportunity to study a range of IT subjects whilst developing your skills in an area that is fast developing. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required. Applications from students who have a level 1 ICT/IT Diploma will be considered. If you have a real interest in ICT and are currently working on any of the subjects that we will be covering we would welcome an application.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


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WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY...

Conor competed under the Web Design category at WorldSkills UK 2017 and won Gold at regional level and Silver at National Level. “I came to Leicester College unsure about what career path to choose. I knew I was interested in computer related courses. After some thought I decided to do a BTEC in Games Development and Programming.” “The course helped me get into university and the teachers really pushed me to enter the WorldSkills UK Competition. I got some great support and won silver!” “Leicester College pushed me to go further and take my abilities and knowledge to a higher level.” Conor Reid Games Development/ Programming BTEC Level 3

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Level 3 Information Technology (Digital Computing) BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

Information Technology (General) BTEC 90 Credit Diploma

Code: C0186 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C0177 Course length: 1 Year

St Margaret’s Campus

St Margaret’s Campus

What is this course all about? This programme provides the opportunity to study a wide range of IT subjects such as communication and employability skills in IT; computer systems; information technology; e-commerce; programming and website design. You will have hands-on sessions, as well as directed study and employability sessions. In addition, the course covers maths and English and a work experience placement and employability programme.

What is this course all about? This programme will develop your technical skills and prepare you for a career in IT, web design, computer networks or associated industries and enable progression to an extended diploma for one year, higher education course at university or to an HND at Leicester College. During the course you will develop skills in industry-standard software packages including unity 3D, visual studio and Adobe Creative Suite.

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance at your last place of work or study. You are required to have 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above including English and maths.

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance in your last place of work or study. You are required to have 4 GCSEs grade 4 (C) or above including English and maths.

Games Development 90 Credit Diploma Code: C0184 Course length: 1 Year St Margaret’s Campus What is this course all about? This course covers areas like Unity, transferable C, HTML5, programming skills in web and mobile development, together with ensuring you’re aware of emerging technologies. Students learn to code, design, develop, and examine areas like graphics, animation, web design and more. Successful completion of year one grants a stand-alone qualification, but the full level 3 extended diploma requires a second year of study. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance at your last place of work or study. You are required to have 4 GCSEs grade 4 (C) or above including English and maths.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


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Level 3 Information Technology (Networking) BTEC Diploma

Information Technology BTEC Diploma

What is this course all about? This programme will develop relevant skills and prepare you for a career in IT, web design, computer networks or associated industries. The course will develop skills in industry-standard software packages including Visual Studio and Adobe Creative Suite as well as covering maths and English and work experience as these are vital when applying to university, an apprenticeship or employment. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance at your last place of work or study. You are required to have 4 GCSEs grade 4 (C) or above including English and maths.

Code: C4747 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C4748 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C0183 Course length: 2 Years St Margaret’s Campus

IT Extended Diploma

St Margaret’s Campus What is this course all about? This is a top up programme for students who have already achieved a subsidiary diploma, and will further develop technical skills and prepare you for a career in the field of IT, web design, computer networks or associated industries. The course will develop skills in the use of industry-standard software packages including Unity 3D, Visual Studio, and Adobe Creative Suite. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance at your last place of work or study. You are required to have 4 GCSEs grade 4 (C) or above including English and maths.

St Margaret’s Campus What is this course all about? This is a one-year top up study programme for students who have already achieved a 90 credit diploma that will develop your technical skills and prepare you for a career in the field of IT, web design, computer networks or associated industries. During the course you will develop skills in industry-standard software packages including Visual Studio and Adobe Creative Suite. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance at your last place of work or study. You are required to have 4 GCSEs grade 4 (C) or above including English and maths. Applicants must have previously completed a 90 Credit Diploma.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

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Level 3 Programming and Games Development BTEC Extended Diploma

Computing Access to Higher Education Diploma 19+

What is this course all about? This top up programme is for those already holding a 90 credit diploma. It develops skills and prepares you for a career in computer game development or associated industries. The course will develop skills in the use of industry-standard software including Unity 3D, Visual Studio, and Adobe Creative Suite as well as studying level 3 maths and an extended project. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance at your last place of work or study. You are required to have 4 GCSEs grade 4 (C) or above including English and maths.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

Computing Higher National Diploma Code: C0005 Course length: 2 Years

Code: C0176 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C4749 Course length: 1 Year St Margaret’s Campus

Level 5

St Margaret’s Campus What is this course all about? This is an intensive course for mature students who have no formal qualifications but have experience of using computers and wish to progress to studying computing at university. The course teaches a range of subjects covering aspects of computing, from networking to web design. There is a requirement to complete work experience and an employability programme. Entry Requirements You will need to have five or six GCSEs at grade 4/5 (C) or above, including English and maths, depending on the degree course you wish to apply for. It would be preferable if one of the GCSEs is a computer science subject. It is also important to have vocational experience at the beginning of the Access programme. A satisfactory reference will be required.

St Margaret’s Campus What is this course all about? This course covers skills and knowledge around IT technologies for web, multimedia and networking. Modules include database management and reporting, systems development and visual web development, multimedia and internet technology, advanced programming and Interactive Systems Design. Employment in roles such as a systems analyst, web developer, programmer, developer/ administrator and IT support are potential careers whilst academically you could progress to a degree. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires a minimum of 56 UCAS points from a recognised level 3 qualification in a related subject (i.e. two A2s at grade D, extended diploma MPP, or an Access to HE). You are expected to hold GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C) or equivalent. Overseas students will be assessed on their prior qualifications (including IELTS 5.5 ), work experience, or through an e-portfolio of work.


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Construction

Built environment, brickwork, carpentry/joinery, electrical installations, painting and decorating, plastering, and plumbing all come under the construction umbrella. From initial skills and health and safety up to the level 3 qualifications needed to become a registered tradesperson, all of our specialist courses are designed to give you the knowledge and expertise required to work in the construction industry. There are also universitylevel qualifications available if you want to develop your skills further. Ofsted have praised our well-equipped workshops which allow you to hone your practical and technical skills when you study with us. Work experience will form an essential part of your college course, while site visits and trips to trade shows will enrich your learning.

Electrician Plumber/Gas Installer Painter and Decorator

Health and Safety Officer

Workshop Manager

Career paths in Construction

Shop Fitter

Salary range ÂŁ20k to ÂŁ35k

Building Surveyor

Carpenter and Joiner

Builder Construction and Building Trade Supervisor


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“I heard about the Seville trip from students last year who went and got valuable experience. I made the decision if the opportunity arises I would put my name down. “Seville was great, we were allowed to get hands-on experience working out in the field. We worked on engineering control panels and helped terminate pumping stations. The opportunities providing some fantastic opportunities to grow within my chosen field.” Karl Smith, Electrical Installation Diploma level 3

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Construction Level 3

Construction Level 1

Construction Skills Diploma

Construction National Foundation Diploma

Code: C4558 Course length: 1 Year Freemen’s Park Campus

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course is one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance at your last place of study. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 2 (E/F) or above plus two further GCSE s at grade 2 or above including a science or technology based subject.

Code: C6359 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C5978 Course length: 1 Year Freemen’s Park Campus

What is this course all about? For students interested in working in the construction industry, but not sure which trade area to specialise in, it offers the opportunity to develop practical skills, giving you a taster of trades before progressing to a specific trade. You may take the qualification as part of a preapprenticeship programme. Progress to study a level 2 qualification in a specific trade area.

Construction BTEC Extended Diploma

What is this course all about? Supports progression to an apprenticeship or to level 3. Prepare you for employment, is ideal if you wish to enter a specialist area of work in a trainee role, such as: site engineer, construction project technician, mechanical/ electrical services technician, technician estimator/buyer/ planner, construction design technician. Progress to Construction and the Built Environment BTEC Extended Diploma level 3 or higher education. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance in your previous studies or workplace. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above and an additional two GCSEs one of which should be a science subject at grade 4 or above.

Freemen’s Park Campus What is this course all about? This one-year, top up full-time course, following from the level 3 Foundation Diploma will prepare you for higher education or employment in construction or a professional construction role, or higher apprenticeship. Ideal for specialist area such as: construction contracting technician, architectural technician, site quality controller or quantity surveying technician. Entry Requirements You will require one reference. It is desirable to demonstrate 90% attendance. You will also need a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above and to have successfully completed year 1 programme the level 3 Foundation Diploma.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


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Construction Level 5 Construction in the built Environment Higher National Diploma

Building Services Engineering Higher National Diploma

Freemen’s Park Campus

What is this course all about? This course is designed for students who want to advance their career in construction and the built environment. It covers: construction technology; science and materials; construction practice and management; legal and statutory responsibilities in construction; construction information (drawing, detailing, specification); surveying; measuring and setting out; contracts and management; project management; and management for complex buildings. Progress onto a construction management degree or into employment within construction management. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires a minimum of 32 UCAS points from a recognised level 3 qualification in a related subject (i.e. two A2s at grade D, extended diploma PPP, or an Access to HE). You are expected to hold GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C) or equivalent.

Bench Joinery Diploma Code: C0334 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C3408 Course length: 2 Years

Code: C0015 Course length: 2 Years Freemen’s Park Campus

Carpentry Level 2

What is this course all about? This course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in construction engineering. It covers advanced heating; ventilation and air conditioning design and installation, building management systems; alternative energy systems design and installation; principles of electrical design and installation; advanced electrical design and installation; principles of public health engineering; advanced heating; and ventilation and air conditioning design and installation. Progress onto a construction management degree or into employment within construction management. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires a minimum of 32 UCAS points from a recognised level 3 qualification in a related subject (i.e. two A2s at grade D, extended diploma PPP, or an Access to HE). You are expected to hold GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C) or equivalent.

Freemen’s Park Campus What is this course all about? Progression from a Carpentry and Joinery Diploma level 1 or equivalent, and allows students to further develop and practice skills required for employment as a bench joiner. It will prepare you for work in the construction industry specialising in bench joinery, with a focus on wood occupations. Progress to the Bench Joinery Diploma level 3, or onto an apprenticeship. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance in your last place of study or work. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above, plus an additional two GCSE’s grade 3 (D) or above including a Technology/ Design based subject.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

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Carpentry Level 2

Carpentry Level 3

Site Carpentry Diploma

Architectural Joinery Diploma

Code: C0339 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C0336 Course length: 1 Year

Freemen’s Park Campus

Freemen’s Park Campus

Site Carpentry Advanced Technical Diploma

Code: C0350 Course length: 1 Year Freemen’s Park Campus

What is this course all about? This course allows students to further develop and practice skills required for employment as a bench joiner. It will prepare you for work in the construction industry specialising in bench joinery, with a focus on wood occupations. You could progress to this course from a Carpentry and Joinery Diploma level 1. On successful completion of the level 2 you could progress to the Bench Joinery Diploma level 3, or onto an apprenticeship. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance in your last place of study or work. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above, plus an additional two GCSE’s grade 3 (D) or above including a Technology/ Design based subject.

What is this course all about? Progression from the level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery to develop specific technical and professional skills leading to employment. Explore a range of techniques including curved joinery, stairs with turns and prepare for work in construction wood occupations. Progress to an advanced apprentice or as a bench joiner/architectural joiner or the Construction and the Built Environment Diploma level 3. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required. You will need to have completed the Bench Joinery Diploma level 2.

What is this course all about? Progression from Site Carpentry Diploma level 2. For students interested in technical and professional skills leading to employment. Explore a wide range of carpentry techniques, including constructing cut roofing, fitting doors and windows and fixing stairs with turns. Progress to employment as an advanced apprentice or as a site carpenter or Construction and the Built Environment Diploma level 3. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance at your last place of work or study. A GCSEs in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above plus two other GCSEs, one of which must be a technology/design-based subject. You will need to have successfully completed a level 2 Site Carpentry programme.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


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Electrical Level 1

Electrical Level 2

Electrical Installation Diploma

Electrical Installation Technical Certificate

Code: C3074 Course length: 1 Year Freemen’s Park Campus

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance at your last place of study. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 2 (E/F) or above plus two further GCSE s at grade 2 or above including a science or technology based subject.

Electrical Installation Advanced Technical Diploma

Code: C5168 Course length: 1 Year Freemen’s Park Campus

What is this course all about? For students wanting to learn the basic skills and knowledge involved in electrical installation, covering a range of basic tasks and knowledge. Successful completion of the level 1 course enables students to progress on to the Electrical Installation Certificate level 2. If you decide to progress onto an apprenticeship you will study the Electrical Installation Advanced Technical Diploma level 3, which can lead to a higher level apprenticeship.

Electrical Level 3

Code: C0354 Course length: 1 Year Freemen’s Park Campus

What is this course all about? Study practical skills and gain underpinning job knowledge to industry standards. Learn about undertaking and completing work, installation, maintenance, servicing, inspection and testing of electrical systems. A vital step towards becoming a competent electrician. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course is one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance in your last place of study or work. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above, plus a further two GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, one must include a science.

What is this course all about? Develop practical skills and knowledge of advanced design of electrical systems including initial verification inspection testing and certifications of electrical systems. Equip you with latest skills and knowledge for installations, servicing, maintenance and verification. Progress into employment or an NVQ in electrical installation, or HNC at level 4, or further study of IET wiring regulations and Initial Inspection and Testing courses. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance at your last place of work or study. A GCSEs in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above plus two other GCSEs, one of which must be a science subject. You will need to have successfully completed a level 2 electrical installation programme.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

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Painting Level 2

Painting Level 3

Painting and Decorating Diploma

Painting and Decorating Advanced Technical Diploma

Code: C0331 Course length: 1 Year Freemen’s Park Campus What is this course all about? This qualification helps prepare you for work in the construction industry, with a specific focus on painting and decorating. You may progress from the level 1 or go directly on to this course. You could progress on to the painting and decorating diploma level 3. The course allows successful students to progress into employment on an apprentice programme and associated NVQ qualification. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance in your last place of study or work. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above, plus an additional two GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above including a technology/ design-based subject. Students previously studying with us will need to have attained a Construction Skills Diploma level 1 plus maths and English at grade 2 (E) minimum or the equivalent functional skills.

Plastering Level 2

Plastering Diploma Code: C0332 Course length: 1 Year Freemen’s Park Campus

Code: C0338 Course length: 1 Year Freemen’s Park Campus What is this course all about? Progress from the level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating, further develop and practise skills required for employment or career as a painter and decorator. Progress to a construction apprenticeship or a decorative finishing – painting and decorating (construction) NVQ diploma level 3. If you wish to become an on-site supervisor, you could study a Higher National Certificate in construction. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance in your last place of study or work. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required, plus an additional two GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above including a technology/design-based subject. You will also need to have successfully completed a level 2 diploma in painting and decorating.

What is this course all about? Progression from the level 1 Construction Diploma. Allows students to further develop and practise skills for employment as a plasterer. Working as a solid or fibrous plasterer, for a house builder, a property developer, or in a small business repairing and refurbishing buildings. Progress into employment as an apprentice or to continue onto a plastering diploma at level 3. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance in your last place of study or work. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above, plus an additional two GCSEs grade 3 (D) or above including a technology/ design-based subject. Students who previously studied with us will need to have attained a level 1 diploma in a craft-based subject, plus maths and English at grade 2 minimum or the equivalent functional skills.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


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Plumbing Level 1 Plumbing Diploma Code: C3076 Course length: 1 Year Freemen’s Park Campus

Plumbing Level 2

Plumbing Level 3

Plumbing Technical Certificate

Plumbing Advanced Technical Diploma

Code: C0360 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C0361 Course length: 1 Year

Freemen’s Park Campus What is this course all about? For students wanting to learn the basic skills and knowledge involved in plumbing. It covers a range of basic tasks and underpinning knowledge involved in plumbing. Progress to level 2: Plumbing City & Guilds 8202-25 Technical Certificate. Students who gain employment as an apprentice can progress onto a City & Guilds 9074 Gas Standard. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. You should have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 2 (E/F) or above is required plus two further GCSEs at grade 2 or above including a science or technology based subject.

What is this course all about? Develop practical skills and gain underpinning job knowledge about how plumbers complete work. Learn about installation, maintenance and servicing of domestic plumbing and heating systems, which will be studied in classrooms and workshops. Progress onto a level 3 plumbing course. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance in your last place of study or work. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above, plus a further two GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, one must include a science.

Freemen’s Park Campus What is this course all about? Develop advanced practical skills, underpinning job knowledge relating to advanced design and plumbing systems. Moving away from how systems are installed to why systems are installed. You may continue onto a higher-level qualification such as HNC or HND in building engineering services. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance in your last place of study or work. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above, plus two other GCSEs, one of which must be a science. You will also need to have successfully completed a level 2 plumbing programme.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

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Engineering

Our engineering courses are available to students without any prior knowledge of technology and engineering, or to those looking to refine their skills and climb to the next rung in the career ladder. We offer everything from level 1 BTECs for those aged 16-18 to Access courses and Higher National Diplomas. It’s also possible to specialise in computer systems, electronics, manufacturing, aeronautical, mechanical, electromechanical, production, and technical support engineering, as well as fabrication and welding. Our popular courses lead to jobs in industry which are vital to the national economy and essential for facing future global challenges. We have invested significantly in our engineering facilities and our dedicated engineering centre at our Abbey Park campus provides the perfect learning environment.

Software Design Engineer

Telecoms Engineer Tool Maker CNC Machinist

Career paths in Engineering

CAD Designer

Salary range £18k to £40k

Maintenance Fitter

Sales Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Project Manager

Welder Fabricator


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“In engineering, students confidently use an extensive range of specialist industrystandard resources that enable them to acquire good technical skills and produce work to exacting standards.� Source: Ofsted, 2018.

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Level 1

Level 2

Engineering BTEC Diploma (16-18) Code: C0650 Course length: 1 Year Abbey Park Campus

Engineering (Technology) Certificate

Engineering (Electronics) Certificate

Code: C6507 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C6508 Course length: 1 Year

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? Basic principles of electronics/mechanical and manufacturing engineering and related subjects with improving literacy, numeracy and ICT skills. It is a first step in entry into careers as technicians or junior engineers within different sectors of the engineering industry. Progress to a level 2 programmes: automotive engineering, manufacturing engineering, electrical/ electronic engineering or technology, or progress to an apprenticeship. Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements for this course are one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance in your last place of study or work. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 1/2 (E/F/G) or above is required.

What is this course all about? Emphasis on application and use of computer technology, for students wishing to study electronics and computer systems technology, providing basic knowledge and skills required for jobs in the role of electronics and support technician. Progress to the Electronics/ Electrical Engineering BTEC Extended Diploma level 3 or related level 3 course, an advanced apprenticeship, or employment as an engineering technician or trainee engineer. Entry Requirements You will require one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in English, maths, science and one other subject at grade 3 (D) or above is required.

Abbey Park Campus

What is this course all about? This course is for students wishing to enter the field of electronics and electrical engineering. It provides basic knowledge and skills required for jobs such as electronics technician or similar roles in the Electronics/ Electrical Engineering BTEC Extended Diploma level 3 or related level 3 course, an advanced apprenticeship, or employment as an engineering technician or trainee engineer. Entry Requirements You will require one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in English, maths, science and one other subject at grade 3 (D) or above is required.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


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Level 2

Level 3

Engineering (Manufacture) Certificate

Electrical/ Electronic Engineering BTEC Extended Diploma

Code: C6509 Course length: 1 Year Abbey Park Campus

Entry Requirements You will require one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in English, maths, science and one other subject at grade 3 (D) or above is required.

Code: C0655 Course length: 2 Years

Code: C0647 Course length: 2 Years St Margaret’s Campus

What is this course all about? With an increasing skills gap government has prioritised manufacturing for suitably qualified engineers and technicians. This course covers a wide range of topics and is a good introduction to manufacturing engineering. Progress to the Manufacturing Engineering BTEC Extended Diploma level 3 or related level 3 course, an advanced apprenticeship, or employment as an engineering technician or trainee engineer.

Manufacturing Engineering BTEC Diploma

Abbey Park Campus

What is this course all about? Aimed at future technicians and engineers who wish to gain a broad qualification in the principles, design and practical aspects of electrical electronics and engineering. On successful completion you could progress to university or employment in a wide range of technician and trainee engineer roles within the wider engineering and technology industries. These roles may include design, testing, production, servicing and maintenance. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in English, maths, science and one other subject at grade 4 (C) or above is required.

What is this course all about? It provides you with the theory, knowledge and skills to enter a career in the engineering industry in the fields of manufacturing, production/design and mechanical engineering. You could progress onto university degree level courses or employment in the fields of manufacture, production, design, mechanical engineering and maintenance at technician or trainee engineer level. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. Four GCSEs in English, maths, a science based subject and one other subject at grade 4 (C) or above is required.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

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Level 3 Aeronautical Engineering Extended Diploma

Engineering Access to Higher Education Diploma 19+

Code: C3148 Course length: 2 Years

Code: C0652 Course length: 1 Year

Abbey Park Campus

St Margaret’s Campus

Level 4 Mechanical/ Electrical Engineering Higher National Certificate

Code: C0035 Course length: 1 Year St Margaret’s Campus

What is this course all about? For students considering a career in aeronautical engineering, this is an opportunity to study the principles, design and operation of aircraft. It offers a sound background in both mechanical and electrical/ electronic engineering and application to aircraft systems. Progress onto higher education in aeronautical or aerospace engineering or other engineering disciplines, or directly enter the aeronautical engineering industry as technician or trainee engineer. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and science and one further subject at grade 4 (C) or above, in addition you will require a minimum of GCSE maths at grade 6 (B).

What is this course all about? An alternative route to higher education. Successful completion of the Access to HE programme allows entry to most university degree courses in Engineering and related fields. If you have a particular university and course in mind please check with them to ensure the Access to HE programme will allow progression to that course. Entry Requirements You will need to have five or six GCSEs at grade C (4/5) or above, including English and maths, depending on the degree course you wish to apply for. It would be preferable if one of the GCSEs is a science subject. It is also important to have vocational experience at the beginning of the Access programme. A satisfactory reference will be required.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

What is this course all about? The HNC in engineering is designed to progress students into higher education. On successful completion of the first year of the course you may continue to the engineering HND level 5. On achieving the HND you may complete the full degree at De Montfort University. Careers include managerial and technical positions in mechanical or electrical engineering. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires a minimum of 32 UCAS points from a recognised level 3 qualification in a related subject or a higher level qualification in an unrelated subject area. You are expected to hold GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C) or equivalent. An interview is required to ascertain prior achievement.


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WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY...

“Leicester College provided us with tools to help develop our theoretical and practical knowledge. “The College helped me achieve my goal, after leaving I will be starting an apprenticeship at Rolls-Royce in the Aerospace engineering department.” Zaiullah Coana Aeronautical Engineering BTEC Level 3

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) The ESOL department teaches English language skills to young people and adults. The courses are designed to help you improve your reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, making it easier to work, study, and live in an English-speaking environment. Leicester College is also a registered IELTS test centre. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test which is widely used for university and college admissions, immigration requirements, and professional registration. We can sponsor your short-term study visa (normally a requirement if you come from a nonEU country). This will allow you to study for an academic year full time in Leicester. If you go on to study for a degree afterwards at a registered university, they will be able to sponsor your Tier 4 student visa.

Access to University course

Higher Education Course

Progression Pathways

Apprenticeship


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“The large number of students on ESOL courses develop high levels of confidence in using their speaking and listening skills, and identify the significant impact their learning has on their life.� Source: Ofsted 2018.

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ESOL and Introduction to Health and Social Care Certificate

ESOL and Office Skills and Customer Care Award Code: C1629 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C1628 Course length: 1 Year Ross Walk Centre What is this course all about? Develop your English language skills and gain a Level 1 qualification, learning English speaking, listening, reading, writing, maths and ICT, whilst learning how to care and work with children, vulnerable adults and elderly people. Progress to a higher level English course and/ or to a level 2 qualification, or progress to employment working with children, vulnerable adults or elderly people. Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements for this course are English at entry level 2. A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be completed at the beginning of the course, please see additional cost if extra charge is applied to you.

Ross Walk Centre What is this course all about? For adults who do not have English as a first language and who are interested in a career in administration/office work. Designed to help you improve office related and customer care skills with reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Progress to higher level Office Skills or Business Administration courses or to a career in Administration or Customer Care. Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements for this course are English at entry level 3, prior office knowledge or experience not required.

ESOL 16-18 Study Programme Code: C1635 Course length: 1 Year Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? For students aged 16-18 without English as a first language and who wish to improve their English language skills in order to progress to other courses, training or employment. Offered at different levels, entry level 1 to level 2. Progress to higher levels within ESOL, courses in other vocational areas or to suitable employment opportunities. Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements. Your level of English will be assessed via a variety of reading, writing, speaking and comprehension tasks and your maths level will be assessed via an online maths initial assessment. Based on the results of these assessment tasks, you will be allocated an entry 1, entry 2, entry 3, level 1 or a level 2 course. It is possible for you to move to the next level during the academic year.


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Fashion and Footwear

We have an impressive range of fashion and footwear courses, both for students new to the industry as well as those with some experience or previous qualifications. Fashion courses are available at levels 1, 2, 3, and 5 – including a technical award for students still at school. We are one of only a handful of institutions in the UK who offer a degree in footwear: if you want to study for your degree in fashion or footwear with us, routes include the level 2 Art and Design (Fashion) BTEC Diploma, or the level 3 Art and Design (Fashion) Extended Diploma. These two courses focus on building a portfolio of creative artwork, as well as illustration, design, pattern cutting, garment construction, computer-aided design, and producing your own garments.

Leather Craftworker Footwear Designer Shoe Repairer

Career paths in Fashion and Footwear

Pattern Cutter

Textiles Production Manager

Garment Technologist

Salary range £18k to £45k

Fashion Designer

Costume designer

Tailor

Retail Buyer


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“Enthusiastic teachers use their good vocational knowledge and industry experience very well to teach inspiring and interesting lessons with highly relevant content.� Source: Ofsted, 2018.

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Level 2

Level 3

Art and Design (Fashion) BTEC Diploma

Art and Design (Fashion) 90 Credit Diploma

Code: C0596 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C0594 Course length: 1 Year

St Margaret’s Campus What is this course all about? Develop skills in illustration, design, pattern cutting and garment construction, CAD, textiles, and understand historical and contemporary developments. Gain academic and creative skills. Have the opportunity to work with outside agencies and visit galleries/museums and factories. Progress to Art and Design (Fashion) 90 credit diploma, fashion retail work, work as a junior designer or in fashion construction and manufacture.

St Margaret’s Campus What is this course all about? Develop skills in computer aided design (CAD), pattern cutting, garment manufacture, fashion design and illustration reflecting practices in the fashion industry. Build a portfolio of creative art work, written pieces, design and produce garments in preparation for higher education or employment. Progress into the creative arts industry or higher education in fashion, or a range of allied subject areas.

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. two GCSEs including art/ design and English at grade 3 or above. Maths is desirable.

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. 4 GCSE grade 4 or above one in art/design, one in English and two others. Maths is desirable.

You will also require a portfolio which demonstrates your suitability for your chosen course.

You will also require a portfolio which demonstrates your suitability for your chosen course.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


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Level 5 Fashion and Costume Foundation Degree

Footwear Foundation Degree

BA (Hons) Professional Studies (Creative Industries)

Code: C0024 Course length: 2 Years

Code: C0022 Course length: 2 Years St Margaret’s Campus

Level 6

St Margaret’s Campus

What is this course all about? This course is equivalent to the first two years of a BA (Hons) degree. It prepares you for career paths in both the fashion and costume industries. You will develop professional design and manufacturing skills as well as opportunities for research and analysis in related specialist subjects. You will gain an insight into tailoring and corsetry.

What is this course all about? Covers a broad spectrum of footwear industry-related topics with a focus on work-based learning eg, design; shoemaking; range building; trend packages and footwear business and production. Equivalent to the first two years of a BA (Hons) degree you could top up to a degree or progress to product development and design, buying, footwear manufacturing and retail or footwear technology.

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires a minimum of 32 UCAS points from a recognised level 3 qualification in a related subject (i.e. two A2s at grade D, extended diploma PPP, or an Access to HE). You are expected to hold GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C) or equivalent. You will need a portfolio of your work. Following receipt of this work, an interview by phone will be conducted.

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires a minimum of 32 UCAS points from a recognised level 3 qualification in a related subject (i.e. two A2s at grade D, extended diploma PPP, or an Access to HE). You are expected to hold GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C) or equivalent. You will need a portfolio of your work. Following receipt of this work, an interview by phone will be conducted.

A minimum IELTS score of 5.5 is required for non-native English speakers.

A minimum IELTS score of 5.5 is required for non-native English speakers.

Code: C0749 Course length: 1 Year St Margaret’s Campus What is this course all about? Gain professional workready skills and commercial knowledge for the creative industries. Develop skills and knowledge to become engaged, independent, and critical practitioners. Subjectspecialist teaching related to professional development/ project preparation and workbased projects. This honours degree top up is ideal for a HND or foundation degree in an art and design or a media based subject. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires successful completion of a level 5 qualification such as a foundation degree (FdA) or an HND. You are expected to hold GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C) or equivalent.

We welcome applicants who do not match standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate ability to study this subject at university level and who can evidence relevant experience.

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Hairdressing

With full-time courses at levels 1, 2, and 3 covering everything from salon management to a diploma in hairdressing, there’s a course that’s right for you at Leicester College. When you study hairdressing with us you’ll benefit from real industry experience in our commercial salon, which is open to the public. It’s also possible to undertake intermediate and advanced level apprenticeships in hairdressing, which will allow you to earn a wage while studying for a professional qualification in College. Skills taught will vary according to course type, but typically include higher-level skills, colour correction, creative hair design, consultation, working with the public, shampoo and conditioning, and men’s and women’s hairdressing skills.

Bridal/African Hair Stylist

Colour Specialist Hairdresser and Barber

Freelance Stylist

Career paths in Hairdressing

Salon Brand Manager

Rent a Chair

Salary range £15k to £35k

Sales Representative Teacher

Expert Consultant TV/Film/Media Stylist


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"Teachers use their industry and vocational experience well to help inspire students and ensure that they develop a strong understanding of how the skills they are gaining relate to the workplace.� Source: Ofsted, 2018.

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Level 1

Level 2

Hairdressing Introductory Diploma

Hairdressing (Cutting and Styling Services) Technical Certificate

Code: C0613 Course length: 1 Year Freemen’s Park Campus

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 1/2 (E/F/G) or above is required.

Hairdressing Advanced Technical Diploma Code: C0614 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C5152 Course length: 1 Year Freemen’s Park Campus

What is this course all about? Suitable for a career in hairdressing, this course provides you with skills to work as a hairdressers’ assistant. Learn new hairdressing skills, develop customer service skills. Progress to the Hairdressing (Cutting and Styling Services) Technical Certificate level 2, Hairdressing Technical Certificate, Beauty Therapy Technical Certificate or Media Make-up Artistry Technical Certificate courses or a hairdressing apprenticeship.

Level 3

What is this course all about? Provides a range of essential technical and practical skills and knowledge of cutting and styling to work as a junior stylist. It will qualify you to work in hairdressing salons, hotels or cruise ships, or continue your training on a level 3 hairdressing apprenticeship. You could progress to the Hairdressing Advanced Technical Diploma level 3. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required.

Freemen’s Park Campus What is this course all about? Provides specialist practical skills and technical knowledge for employment or further training within hairdressing. Gain skills and knowledge of health and safety, customer service, advanced cutting, styling, colouring and colour correction skills for employment as a senior stylist. Work in a hair salon, spa, cruise ship or hotel salon, Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required. A level two qualification in hairdressing is essential to gain access on to the course.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


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Health and Social Care

We offer a range of courses from beginners’ level 1 to an Access course designed for students who want to study for a degree in nursing or midwifery. We’re proud of the fact that many students stay on with us after earning their initial qualifications to achieve a degree in children, families, and community health. All of our courses at every level are designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to enter into the caring professions, and lead to professional qualifications. The modules you will study will depend on your course, but typically you will take modules which explore developmental psychology, sociology, and biology, developing health care plans, nutrition, principles of safe practice, and working in the healthcare sector.

Children and Family Support

Probation Officer Youth Worker

Nutritionist

Healthcare Assistant

Career paths in Health and Social Care

Social Worker

Salary range £15k to £35k

Healthcare Manager

Teaching

Special Needs Advisor Nursing Midwifery


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By 2022, Leicestershire will need 10% more nurses; 11% more nursing auxiliaries; 12% more senior care workers; 12% more dental nurses; 10% more pharmacists and 9% more midwives. Source: vector.rcu.co.uk

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Entry Level

Level 2

Introduction to Caring Professions Code: C3060 Course length: 1 Year Abbey Park Campus

Health and Social Care BTEC First Diploma

Health and Social Care Extended Certificate

Code: C0444 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C5347 Course length: 1 Year

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? This course gives an introduction to the caring professions sector if you don't have the GCSEs needed for a higher level course. Topics include: skills in caring for young children, and understanding human growth and development. Explore jobs in caring professions. You must have entry level Functional Skills or GSCE level 2 (grade E) in English and maths to progress to level 1. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. No formal qualifications are required.

What is this course all about? Gain knowledge and understanding of, and develop skills in, the health and social care sector. A comprehensive and challenging programme of study, broadening and deepening understanding of careers in health and social care. Progress to other level 2 vocational qualifications or on to level 3 course or employment as a health care assistant in a wide variety of settings. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required.

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? A broad and engaging curriculum that provides practical and investigative skills to encourage wider knowledge in the sector. It strengthens ability to work with others, improve problem solving, develop independent study, personal learning and thinking skills. Progress to employment in junior roles, eg, domiciliary care. Progress onto Health and Social Care Diploma level 3 or childcare or an apprenticeship. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


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Level 3 Health and Social Care BTEC National Foundation Diploma Code: C4623 Course length: 1 Year Abbey Park Campus

Health and Social Care BTEC Extended Diploma

Health Professionals Access to Higher Education Diploma 19+

Code: C5191 Course length: 2 Years

Code: C0441 Course length: 1 Year

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? Develop skills such as teamwork and good communication combined with experience of research, extended writing and meeting deadlines. Choose a pathway such as: domiciliary care; care support worker; care home advocate, or progress on to a apprenticeship in health and social care, a further health and social care extended diploma level 3, or progress onto a higher education course. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required, plus two other GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above.

What is this course all about? The course is designed to incorporate a thorough grounding in the latest industry requirements and work-ready skills such as teamwork and good communication combined with experience of research, extended writing and meeting deadlines. As the focus is on the holistic development of your practical, interpersonal and thinking skills you are also required to complete a mandatory 100 hours work placement at a relevant organisation. A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required plus three other GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? A challenging and intensive course preparing you for higher education in nursing, midwifery, mental health or operating department practitioner. You will gain experience of work roles, responsibilities and skills, and/or volunteering. The main aim of this course is to enable you to study nursing or midwifery at university level and other healthrelated degree courses, such as operating department practitioner (ODP). Entry Requirements You will need to have five or six GCSEs at grade 4/5 (C) or above, including English and maths, depending on the degree course you wish to apply for. It would be preferable if one of the GCSEs is a science subject. One reference from your previous place of study or work will also be required.

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Hospitality and Food

We are the leading provider for cookery, food service, pâtisserie and food manufacturing courses in the East Midlands. When you study with us you train in fully-equipped kitchens, using industry-standard equipment, to prepare and serve high-quality meals in our fine dining restaurant, taste. We have been awarded People 1st Gold Accreditation from the leading industry skills body, the Hospitality Guild, and we are also a Centre of Excellence. Additionally, we are holders of an AA College Rosette, another coveted industry accreditation which rewards good practice in hospitality training. All of our students undertake work placements as part of their course – giving you even more industry experience to prepare you for the workplace.

Sous Chef Head Chef Commis Chef

Barista

Buyer

Career paths in Hospitality and Food

Publican

Salary range £14k to £35k

Food Service Staff

Catering Manager

Nutritionist

Restaurant Manager


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“Most students improve their employability skills such as timekeeping, teamwork, and communication through participation in good-quality work placements with a wide range of local employers.� Source: Ofsted, 2018.

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Level 1

Level 2

Food Industry Skills Certificate Code: C6194 Course length: 1 Year Freemen’s Park Campus

Food and Beverage Services Technical Certificate

Professional Cookery Technical Certificate

Code: C6195 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C6197 Course length: 1 Year

Freemen’s Park Campus

Freemen’s Park Campus

What is this course all about? Designed to help you enter the catering industry, ultimately working within a food production environment. Develop basic practical cooking skills and understanding required for a higher level course, or work in the food industry at operative level. Progress to the Food and Beverage Services Technical Certificate or Professional Cookery courses at level 2, or employment, or an apprenticeship.

What is this course all about? Develop skills necessary for employment in a frontof-house role. Covers all aspects of food and beverage service and delivers the skills required to understand key front-of-house roles. Progress onto the Supervision in Food and Beverage level 3 course, an advanced apprenticeship, or employment in a fine dining restaurant or hotel within the industry.

What is this course all about? It gives an overview of the principles of cooking meat, fish, poultry, vegetables, vegetarian cuisine and desserts while producing and serving food to restaurant standard. Progress onto a Professional Chefs Advanced Technical Diploma level 3, an advanced apprenticeship in hospitality or cookery, or employment as a commis chef in hotels or restaurants.

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. GCSEs in both English and maths at grade 1/2 (E/F/G) or above are required.

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. GCSEs in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required.

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required.

Students with relevant industry experience will be considered, as will those who hold a level 1 qualification in professional cookery.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


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Level 2

Level 3

Bakery and Patisserie Diploma Code: C6198 Course length: 1 Year Freemen’s Park Campus

Professional Chefs Advanced Technical Diploma

Patisserie and Confectionery Diploma

Code: C6196 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C6199 Course length: 1 Year

Freemen’s Park Campus What is this course all about? For a career as a professional pastry chef, develop basic pastry skills, progress into technical aspects of the trade. Gain understanding of professional techniques to progress onto a higher college course. Progress onto a level 3 pastry or bakery course; work as a commis chef or chef de partie in good quality restaurants or hotels; into contract/industrial catering; or apprenticeship. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. GCSEs in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required.

What is this course all about? Develop practical skills in larder work, butchery, fishmongery and presentation skills required for fine dining. Understand working in a professional team and supervise staff. Work in our taste restaurant, producing dishes to the highest level. Progress to level 4 or relevant programme. Work as a chef de partie in restaurants, hotels, or contract/industrial catering. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. GCSE in English at grade 4 (C) or above is essential with either a level 2 cookery qualification or at least two years’ experience at chef de partie level or above.

Freemen’s Park Campus What is this course all about? For work in catering industry in food production. Develop practical cooking skills and understanding required for a higher-level college course, or work at operative level. Progress onto a higher education level course. Work as a pastry chef de partie or similar in good-quality restaurants or hotels, or contract/industrial catering. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

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Level 3 Supervision in Food and Beverage Services Advanced Technical Diploma Code: C6376 Course length: 1 Year Freemen’s Park Campus

What is this course all about? For work as a supervisor in front of house within a hospitality environment. Learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression. Progress onto a higher education level course, work as a supervisor/ trainee manager or similar positions within good quality restaurants or hotels, or contract/industrial catering. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. GCSEs in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

“Students benefit from working in well-resourced classrooms and training workshops are closely aligned with the standards of their chosen career. For example, on catering programmes, students competently work in the college’s commercial kitchen preparing a wide range of tasty meals for external and internal visitors to the college’s award-winning restaurants.” Source: Ofsted, 2018.


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Over a quarter of all vacancies in hospitality and catering are due to a shortage of skilled workers. Getting the right qualifications can give you a head start in finding employment. Source: vector.rcu.co.uk

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Launch Pad

Launch Pad courses are especially designed for young people who want to re-engage with education or build their confidence before applying for college courses, apprenticeships, or work. Inductions are held around every six weeks throughout the year, so it’s never the wrong time to apply! While on the course, you’ll study essential skills such as English and maths; personal and social development; employability skills; money management; enterprise; domestic cooking; healthy lifestyles; and have access to an extensive careers programme. If you left school without the qualifications you need for your next step, Launch Pad could be right for you. Launch Pad is designed specifically for 16-18 year olds, so everyone will be the same age as you. The programme you study will be tailored personally to your needs, and Launch Pad courses take place over three or four days a week for up to a year (sometimes students are ready to move on after a shorter time than this, but it depends on your requirements and goals). There’s one-to-one support if you need it and everyone on the course gets a key worker and a mentor, meaning that there’s guidance available every step of the way.

“Students and apprentices enjoy college life. They enthusiastically participate in learning, respond well to their teachers’ high expectations throughout their programmes, and as a result become more self-confident.” Source: Ofsted, 2018.

Launch Pad Code: C2226 Course length: 1 Year Freemen’s Park Campus What is this course all about? Launch Pad programmes are specifically designed for 16-18 year olds but we can cater for some home-educated young people. The programme’s main focus is English and maths but also includes career pathways, employability skills, work experience, and personal development. There are a number of vocational taster sessions available throughout the year allowing students to explore practical, vocational options to support career choice. Whatever the individual existing qualifications, this course will be tailored to meet your individual learning needs. Programmes start in late September, but there are opportunities to join a new group every 6 to 7 weeks, and they run until the middle of July. Entry Requirements No formal qualifications are required. You will need to successfully complete an induction programme which requires a minimum of 95% attendance.


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Motor Vehicle

Our Motor Vehicle Engineering Centre is based at our Abbey Park campus. There is a 600sqm workshop with professional-standard facilities, allowing you to hone your mechanical skills while studying courses including vehicle maintenance and repair, vehicle fitting, vehicle paint spraying, motorsport, vehicle body repair, and vehicle technology in a realistic industry environment. Apprenticeships are also available, giving you the chance to work for an employer and earn a wage while completing a respected professional qualification. Courses typically involve a mixture of theory and practical elements, while assessment is both continuous and exam-based. Some courses require you to pass online tests. All courses are practical and hands on, allowing you to develop the necessary skills for a career in your chosen specialism.

Nearly half of all vacancies in the motor vehicle sector are due to a shortage of skilled workers. Getting the right qualifications can give you a head start in finding employment. Source: vector.rcu.co.uk

Garage Manager Diagnostics Engineer Auto Electrician Vehicle Paint Technician

Motorcycle Technician

Career paths in Motor Vehicle

Motor Sport Technician

Salary range ÂŁ20k to ÂŁ53k

Maintenance Technician

Transport Manager

Breakdown and Recovery Accident Investigator


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Entry Level 3

Level 1

Introduction to Vehicle Technology Diploma

Vehicle Accident Repair - MultiSkilled Diploma

Transport Maintenance - Light Vehicle Diploma

Code: C4861 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C5119 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C5120 Course length: 1 Year

Abbey Park Campus

Abbey Park Campus

Abbey Park Campus

What is this course all about? For those who have not achieved full potential at school looking for a challenge in a practical working environment. Experience key automotive disciplines, how a vehicle operates, overviews of all main systems and maintenance, including body work and paint systems. Students are taught on both cars and motorcycles. On completion you will earn an IMI Diploma at entry level 3.

What is this course all about? Gain repair knowledge, skills and confidence needed to carry out repairs to industry standard. Learn about basic vehicle body repairs and vehicle car spraying and allows students to develop their knowledge and skills across a variety of specialist areas, for further studies and employment. Progress to Vehicle Body Repair or Vehicle paint Spraying Certificate level 2 or an apprenticeship.

What is this course all about? An engaging and motivating course for students keen to learn light vehicle maintenance and the different roles available. Allows students flexibility to develop their knowledge and skills across a variety of specialisms for further study. The first step for a career in the automotive industry. Progress to level 2 and or employment in the motor trade or an apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance at your last place of study or work.

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 1/2 (E/F/G) or above is required. A suitable level 1 qualification or substantial body repair experience is desirable but not essential.

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance at your last place of study or work. Three GCSEs in English, maths and science at grade 1/2 (E/F/G) or above is required. A suitable entry level 3 qualification or motor vehicle maintenance experience is desirable but not essential.

No formal qualifications are required. It is desirable that you can demonstrate a general interest in the automotive industry and a positive attitude towards learning in the automotive industry.

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Level 2 Vehicle Body Repair Diploma Code: C0661 Course length: 1 Year Abbey Park Campus

Light Vehicle Maintenance Certificate

Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma

Code: C4843 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C5249 Course length: 1 Year

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? Designed to gain intermediate level body repair knowledge, skills and confidence to carry out body repairs. Covers health and safety, repairs to body panels, resistance spot welding, MAGS welding and brazing techniques, repairing plastic components. Essential knowledge and skills for a career in automotive paint industry. Progress to Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma level 3 or employment as an apprentice. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. Three GCSEs in English, maths and a science based subject at grade 3 (D) or above are required. A suitable level 1 qualification or substantial body repair experience is desirable but not essential.

What is this course all about? For students considering a career in the automotive industry, who are not employed in the industry but want the opportunity to develop occupational knowledge and skills. The course will cover all light vehicle technologies main systems in depth and practical experience in maintaining them. Progress to level 2 Diploma an apprenticeship or employment in this sector. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance at your last place of study or work. Three GCSEs in English, maths and one other subject at grade 3 (D) or above is required.

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? A challenging practical course, working on all types of cars. For school leavers and mature students. Covering all light vehicle technologies at advanced level, all main systems in depth and their maintenance. Carry out practical tasks to industry standards and diagnose complex faults. Gain IMI full diploma at level 2 and progress onto level 3 diploma, employment or an apprenticeship. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance at your last place of study or work. A GCSE in both English and maths and two other subject areas at grade 4 (C) or above is required along with a positive attitude towards learning in the automotive industry.

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Level 2 Motorsport Diploma

Vehicle Paint Spraying Certificate

Code: C5850 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C5987 Course length: 1 Year

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? Develop the knowledge and skills for a career in the motorsport industry beyond the maintenance and repair of vehicles. For school leavers and mature students. It covers all main systems and maintenance in depth. Carry out practical tasks to industry standards, diagnose complex faults. Gain IMI full diploma level 2. Employment as a technician, progression to level 3 course, or an apprenticeship. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance at your last place of study or work. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required, along with GCSEs in two other subject areas at grade 4 (C) or above. Successful completion of a level 1 Light Vehicle Diploma is also essential.

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? Gain intermediate level spray painting knowledge and skills required for industry and the confidence needed to be able to carry out spray painting of vehicles. It covers preparing metal and pre-painted surfaces, preparing and applying fillers and foundation materials to vehicles and repairing minor paint defects. Progression onto the level 3 Diploma, or an apprenticeship. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. Three GCSEs in English, maths and science at grade 3 (D) or above is required. A suitable level one qualification or substantial body repair experience are desirable but not essential requirements.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


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Level 3 Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY...

Code: C5879 Course length: 1 Year Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? A challenging practical course, working on all types of cars. Suitable for progressing and mature students considering a career in the industry. It covers all technologies at advanced level, all main systems in depth, rectification and diagnose complex faults. Gain IMI Diploma level 3, progress to a level 4 Diploma, or Foundation Degree in Engineering, or employment as a Motor Vehicle Technician. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in English, maths. science and one other subject at grade 4 (C) or above is required. A Light Vehicle Maintenance Diploma level 2 is desirable but not essential. You should have a positive attitude towards learning in the automotive industry. Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

“I was always interested in cars and explored various careers within a motor vehicle maintenance environment. I quickly realised mechanical engineering was not right for me but I really enjoyed seeing cars be customised and decided that this was the area I wanted to explore for my career; paint and refinishing was the perfect match. “In the future I am hoping to have a fleet of vintage cars that I repaint and bring back to life. Having my own business would be fantastic.” Connor McQuade, intermediate apprentice in motor vehicle paint and refinishing

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Music, Sound Technology and Technical Theatre With state of-the-art music and sound facilities, high success rates, and impressive student satisfaction, there has never been a better time to study our performing musician, technical theatre, or sound technology courses at Leicester College. The department has access to professional grade teaching facilities, including four acoustically-soundproofed practice rooms, three professional recording studios and over 60 Apple Macs and iPads. We also have our own professional performance space in the city centre, the Sue Townsend Theatre. Here, depending on your course, you’ll either perform or manage the sound, stage, and technical aspects of performances. In addition to your practical sessions and classes, you’ll also be able to benefit from masterclasses and guest talks from professionals who have worked with big names in industry.

DJ

Recording Artist Live Sound Engineer

Musician

Career paths in Music and Sound Technology

Radio Broadcast Assistant

Audio Engineer

Salary range £17k to £35k

Song Writer

Producer

Music Teacher Video Game Composer


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Level 2 Performing Musician Diploma

Music Technology Diploma

Electronic Music Producer Diploma

Code: C0125 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C0161 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C5286 Course length: 1 Year

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? Centred around band rehearsal, performance, and instrumental skills. You will study your main instrument and units on the history of popular music, the music business, music technology, musicianship, composition, and song writing. Progression onto a performing musician level 3 course or on to the Music Technology Extended Diploma or into work as a session musician, tribute band, or teaching. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. GCSE English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above. You will be invited to attend a welcome event where you will participate in an audition to show that you are at a suitable level on your instrument: this is to support your career choice and ensure that we place you on the right programme for you.

Abbey Park Campus

What is this course all about? For a career as recording studio engineers, live sound engineers, radio, TV and film sound. A broad overview of the creative and technical aspects of music technology. Progression onto the Music Technology Diploma. You can progress into the sound, music and broadcast industries in roles such as a producer or recording engineer. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. GCSE English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above. You will be invited to a welcome event where you will participate in an audition, this is to support your careers choice and ensure that we place you on the right programme for you. You need to have a suitable interest in music technology either through recordings, live sound or computer music activities you have tried already.

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? For a career in the music industry, with emphasis on becoming an electronic/ urban music producer. It covers recording studio engineering, composition, production, remixing and a broad overview of the creative and technical aspects of music technology. Progression to level 3 Diploma or progression into the sound, music and broadcast industries in roles such as a producer, or recording engineer. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference, 90% attendance at your last place of work or study, and GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above in English and maths. You will be invited to attend a welcome event where you will partake in an audition, this is to support your careers choice and ensure that we place you on the right programme for you.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


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Level 3 Technical Theatre Extended Diploma

Performing Musician Diploma

Music Technology Diploma

Code: C0169 Course length: 2 Years

Code: C0171 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C0173 Course length: 1 Year

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? Learn all backstage technical theatre and concert production roles. Help run internal and external shows at Sue Townsend Theatre. A twoyear course, with two oneyear qualifications, you must pass year one to progress to year two. Progress to foundation or undergraduate degree in technical theatre, work in sound or lighting design and operation stage management, set design and build or projection mapping. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above. You will be invited to attend a welcome event and take part in an audition. This is to ensure that we place you on the right programme. You are required to show an interest in backstage working.

Abbey Park Campus

Abbey Park Campus

What is this course all about? Designed to give the modern musician, skills and knowledge needed for a career in the music industry in a variety of roles. A twoyear course, with two oneyear qualifications, you must pass year one to progress to year two. On completion, progression to a degree in music or related jobs such as session work, live musician, teaching or composing.

What is this course all about? It offers a broad overview of the many skills needed for a modern music producer. Successful completion means you will be eligible to study for a degree in a related field. On successful completion progress onto a related degree or our Music Technology (DMU) Foundation Degree, or progress into related industry roles such as remixer, producer, recording engineer, live engineer or record label work.

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above. You will be invited to attend a welcome event where you will have an audition to show that you are at a suitable level on your instrument. This is to support your careers choice and ensure that we place you on the right programme for you.

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above. You will be invited to attend a welcome event where you will participate in an audition, this is to support your careers choice and ensure that we place you on the right programme for you. In addition, you will need to show you have a suitable level of experience in either recording, live sound or using computers to make music.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

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Level 3

Level 5

Electronic Music Producer Diploma

Music Technology Foundation Degree

Code: C5287 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C0044 Course length: 1 Year

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? This course offers a broad overview of the skills which make up a modern urban/ electronic music producer. Successful completion means you will be eligible to study for a degree in a related field such as our foundation degree, or progress into related industry in roles such as a remixer, producer, recording engineer, live engineer, or into record label work. Entry Requirements You will require one reference and it is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above. You will need to show you have suitable experience in either live sound, computer music making or recording at a welcome event.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19 who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? Graduates will have a strong scientific understanding of acoustics and various audio technology applications. Industry skill sets are developed via the workbased learning aspects in commercial environments such as live sound, studio recording, music production and programming. Graduates can study for a further year at De Montfort University to achieve a full honours degree in music technology. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires a minimum of 48 UCAS points from a recognised level 3 qualification in a related subject (i.e. two A2s at grade D, extended diploma PPP, or an Access to HE). You are expected to hold GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C) or equivalent. We welcome applicants who do not match standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate ability to study this subject at university level and who can evidence relevant experience.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY...

“The course gave me an outlet for my creativity through performances held on a regular basis. It gave me an excellent foundation in all the practical aspects of musicianship. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Leicester College. The course catered perfectly for me and I made a lot of friends for life.” Lucy is part of classical crossover duo Eden who have performed for royalty and recorded a successful album with Royal Scottish National Orchestra. They have also toured their album around the world. Lucy Campbell, Performing Musician BTEC


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Performing Arts

Our inspiring range of performing arts courses will give you the opportunity to perform in our exciting spaces at our Abbey Park Campus and other professional venues in the city, including the College’s very own live music and arts centre, the Sue Townsend Theatre. Our courses cover dance, acting, and musical theatre. As well as BTECs at levels 2 and 3, it’s also possible to take a degree with us. Our students regularly give performances in the city and across the country as well as entering competitions on a local and national level. Our professional practice will give you an insight into the realities of a career in the arts and give you the experience and confidence to succeed in whatever career path you choose.

Voice Over Entertainer Broadcast Presenter

Choreographer

Career paths in Performing Arts

Dancer

Theatre Director

Salary range £17k to £45k

Stage Manager

Actor

Theatre Technician Drama Teacher


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Level 3

Performing Arts BTEC Extended Certificate Acting and Dance Code: C0162 Course length: 1 Year Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? Choose between acting or dance and develop the skills required through specialist classes and performance projects. On completion you will have the opportunity to progress onto one of our level 3 courses in acting, dance or musical theatre. You may then move onto a foundation degree, university, a drama school, or employment in the creative industry. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. GCSE English at grade 3 (D) or above is required and maths at grade 4 is desirable. You will be invited to attend a welcome event where you will have an audition, this is to support your career choice and ensure that we place you on the right programme for you.

Performing Arts (Dance) BTEC Diploma

Performing Arts (Dance) BTEC Extended Diploma

Code: C0165 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C0166 Course length: 1 Year

Abbey Park Campus

Abbey Park Campus

What is this course all about? The course will improve technical ability in dance and develop choreographic skills. You will study a variety of dance styles in contemporary, ballet, jazz, musical theatre as well as developing your performance skills. You will engage in masterclasses with visiting artists and perform in our city centre professional theatre. On completion of this course you will have gained the skills and knowledge to progress onto the BTEC extended Diploma.

What is this course all about? An opportunity to further improve your technical ability in a variety of dance styles, develop your choreographic and performance skills and provide you with an insight into performing arts. This course focuses on a final major project where you showcase skills gained over the two years of the diploma and extended diploma. Progress onto our own degree courses in dance or courses nationally. Work in performance, community dance groups, dance and fitness, teaching or run your own business.

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. GCSE English at grade 4 (C) or above is required and maths GCSE at grade 4 is desirable. You will be invited to attend a welcome event and an audition, this is to support your careers choice and ensure that we place you on the right programme.

Entry Requirements Students will have achieved a level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Dance or equivalent. Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. GCSE English at grade 4 (C) or above is required and maths GCSE at grade 4 is desirable. You will be invited to attend a welcome event and an audition, this is to support your careers choice and ensure that we place you on the right programme.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


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Level 5

Level 6

Dance Education and Community Practice Foundation Degree

BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Professional Studies)

Code: C6062 Course length: 2 Years

Code: C0043 Course length: 1 Year

Abbey Park Campus

Abbey Park Campus

What is this course all about? This broad course will develop your skills and knowledge for a career in dance teaching. Learn how to plan, prepare and deliver high quality teaching for many settings. Improve and practise your technique and performance of contemporary, jazz and street styles and experience social dance and cultural dance forms. Progress to an honours degree eg, the third year of the DMU BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Professional Studies).

What is this course all about? Develop professional skills and knowledge to work as a freelance performance practitioner. Develop your performance/production, independent study, research and critical analysis skills. Those who have a HND or foundation degree in performing arts or related subject can top up to this degree. On completion you can go on to postgraduate study or gain employment within the industry.

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires a minimum of 48 UCAS points from a recognised level 3 qualification in dance or a related subject (i.e. two A2s at grade D, extended diploma PPP, or an Access to HE). You are expected to hold GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C) or equivalent.

Entry Requirements Foundation degree/HND or a DipHE in acting, dance, or performing arts. An appropriate professional qualification at level 5 may also provide eligibility. Eligible applicants will have a level 5 award in a subject relevant to their proposed field of study.

You will be invited for interview and audition where you will take part in dance workshops, perform a prepared solo and discuss your interests in working in the dance sector.

You will be expected to hold a GCSE grade C or above in English and maths.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY...

“Doing the course at Leicester College is one of the best decisions I have ever made. It gave me the opportunity to focus completely on my future career and work with experienced tutors from the industry who want nothing more than to see you succeed." Megan has now gone onto train at Urdang Academy. Megan Marston Slater, Performing Arts BTEC

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Level 3 Performing Arts (Acting) BTEC Diploma

Performing Arts (Acting) BTEC Extended Diploma

Code: C0163 Course length: 1 Year Abbey Park Campus

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required. You will be invited to attend a welcome event and an audition: this is to support your careers choice and ensure that we place you on the right programme.

Code: C0167 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C0164 Course length: 1 Year Abbey Park Campus

What is this course all about? This course gives opportunities to perform and prepare you for the creative industry. Study a range of theatre styles and engage in a range of performance opportunities. You will study acting principles, drama improvisation, devising techniques, musical theatre and movement. You will perform in a range of ensemble performances and showcase your work in our professional theatre.

Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) BTEC Diploma

What is this course all about? Perform and prepare for the creative industry, develop skills and professional practice, through the study of audition techniques, classical theatre, theatre in education, contemporary theatre and applied acting principles. This course culminates in a final major performance. Students can progress to university, or a top drama school or stay at Leicester College to study the Acting Foundation Degree and BA (Hons) Acting (Creative Performance Practice). Entry Requirements Students will have completed a level 3 90 Credit Diploma or equivalent in performing arts/ acting. Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required. You will be invited to attend a welcome event and an audition: this is to support your careers choice and ensure that we place you on the right programme.

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? A dynamic, performancebased course focusing on singing, dancing and acting. Professional practitioners lead practical sessions. Performance opportunities include: performing at local theatres and restaurants, flash mobs, charity events, Curve theatre. On successful completion, you could progress onto the Extended Diploma. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required. You will be invited to attend a welcome event and an audition: this is to support your careers choice and ensure that we place you on the right programme.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


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Level 3

Level 5

Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) BTEC Extended Diploma

Acting Foundation Degree

Code: C0168 Course length: 1 Year

Abbey Park Campus

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? Further develop your skills in the key disciplines of singing, dancing and acting. Perform at a range of local and regional venues whilst preparing the final major project. Examples include: The Little Shop of Horrors, Spelling Bee and Pippin. Develop your skills for audition ready for a career in commercial theatre, cruise ships, and the entertainment industry. Upon completion of this course, you may progress to a degree at university or conservatoire or be employed in a wide range of subjectrelated jobs in industry. Entry Requirements Students will have completed a level 3 90 Credit Diploma or equivalent in performing arts/ musical theatre. Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required. You will be invited to attend a welcome event and an audition.

Level 6 BA (Hons) in Acting (Creative Performance Practice)

Code: C0046 Course length: 2 Years

What is this course all about? This course is designed to mirror experience in a conservatoire, concentrating on professional training and core skills of acting, voice and movement. Projects include: creative group; character alone; classical theatre; acting processes; voice, movement, research in industry and actor, camera and radio. Progress onto a level 6 top-up to gain a full BA degree. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires a minimum of 48 UCAS points from a recognised level 3 qualification in a related subject (i.e. two A2s at grade D, extended diploma PPP, or an Access to HE). You are expected to hold GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C) or equivalent. We welcome applicants who do not match standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate ability to study this subject at university level and who can evidence relevant experience.

Code: C6089 Course length: 2 Years Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? The course provides an intensive conservatoire-style acting training, biased towards actors wishing to develop their skills in entrepreneurial, dramaturgical, and broader production expertise. You will develop your entrepreneurial skills as a theatre maker and have a range of pathways open to you. The accelerated professional programme will deliver the necessary industry-related skills and knowledge for entry into the industry or progression onto an MA programme. Entry Requirements Selection is made by audition held at the Sue Townsend Theatre in Leicester. In addition, you must have 112 UCAS tariff points. (NB exceptional ability and or considerable life/work experience could be taken into consideration). If English is not your first language we need a level B2 in the CEFR system; a level 7.5 in the TEEP system; or a level 6.0 in the IELTS.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

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Science and Humanities Access and Pre-Access Courses If you’re aged 19+ and want to go to university but lack the necessary qualifications (or it’s been a long time since you studied) then an Access course may be for you. Access courses are widely accepted for entry by British universities and they get you up to A level standard in just one academic year. As well as subject-relevant content, your course will also cover study skills and you will receive support to apply for university at the end. Most of our Access courses require you to hold certain GCSE passes (requirements vary; please check your chosen course for further information). If you lack GCSEs in English and maths and/or certain other subjects, then a one-year pre-Access course for adults could be a good starting point on your academic journey.

Lawyer Pharmacist Criminologist

Laboratory Technician

Medical Radiographers

Career paths in Science and Humanities

Midwife

Salary range £22k to £45k

Further Education Teacher

Nurse

Social Worker Physiotherapist


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Completing your Access course can open up amazing opportunities. Previous Access students have gone on to earn a degree and become criminal barristers, broadcast journalists, doctoral researchers, university lecturers, midwives, research scientists, psychologists and teachers. Source: accesstohe.ac.uk

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Level 2 GCSE Adult Pathway

Level 3 Social Science Access to Higher Education Diploma 19+

19+

Code: C0143 Course length: 1 Year Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? An intensive course for adult students (age 19+) without GCSEs in English and maths to progress to an Access to Higher Education Diploma. Some access courses require a science subject and those planning on a teaching career need science GCSE for certain courses. For Access to Health Professions, 5 or 6 GCSEs are required (standard entry for nursing degrees). Entry Requirements You need to show that you have the potential to achieve 5 GCSEs, including English and maths, in one year as well as a commitment to intensive study. Current Functional Skills qualifications in English and maths at level 2 and a number of GCSEs at grade 3 (D) are desirable but not essential, as you will take pre-entry assessment tests in English, maths and science at interview to establish your potential to succeed on the course, and a further, more detailed preentry assessment before the course begins. A satisfactory reference will also be required.

Science Access to Higher Education Diploma 19+ Code: C0099 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C0098 Course length: 1 Year Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? For mature, motivated, academically-focused students to return to study and apply for higher education. Validated by the QAA and accepted entry requirements for British universities. Progress onto a range of university courses in social work, youth work, counselling, criminology, psychology, sociology and social policy, politics, law and criminal justice, cognitive neuroscience and education studies. Entry Requirements You will need to have GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, in English and maths, depending on the degree course you wish to apply for. One reference from your previous place of study or work will also be required.

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? An intensive, challenging programme, you will demonstrate high levels of motivation. To prepare you for the demands of university-level study. Validated by the QAA accepted entry requirements for the majority of British universities. Progress onto a range of science courses at university, such as biomedical science, chemistry, biology, dietetics and nutrition, pharmacy, physiotherapy, paramedic science, radiotherapy, operating department practice. Entry Requirements You will need to hold English and maths GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above. In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to study for one of these qualifications alongside your Access course. One reference from your previous place of study or work will also be required.


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Level 3 Humanities Access to Higher Education Diploma 19+ Code: C0104 Course length: 1 Year Abbey Park Campus

What is this course all about? For mature, motivated, academically-focused students returning to study and higher education, demanding but rewarding. Commitment and a positive attitude to learning. Validated by the QAA and the same standard as A levels. Progress to university: English literature and language, journalism, education studies degrees leading to primary teaching, history, law, sociology, international relations, politics, media and film, linguistics and archaeology. Entry Requirements You will need to hold English and maths GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above. In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to study for one of these qualifications alongside your Access course. One reference from your previous place of study or work will also be required.

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Applied Science

We offer science-based courses at level 3 which cover essential elements of all three of the main science disciplines: biology, chemistry, and physics. Our BTEC courses are focussed on employment and working in the science industry (for example as a technician, or in the fields of engineering, pharmacology, forensics or other scientific industries). Depending on your chosen science course, you will study modules including advanced maths, environmental medical physics, practical scientific techniques, human anatomy and physiology.


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Level 3 Applied Sciences BTEC National Foundation Diploma

Applied Science BTEC Extended Diploma Code: C5190 Course length: 2 Years

Code: C6321 Course length: 1 Year Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? Provides preparation for progression to an apprenticeship or Applied Science Extended Diploma level 3. Covers skills such as teamwork, good communication, research, extended writing and meeting deadlines. Development of practical, interpersonal and thinking skills, eg, practical laboratory tasks, planning investigations, collecting, analysing and presenting data. Further progression to: laboratory technician, or the Applied Science Extended Diploma and progress to university. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires A GCSE in a Science subject at grade 4 (C) or above is required, plus three other GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above. One reference and 90% attendance at your last place of work or study.

Abbey Park Campus

What is this course all about? The course incorporates a thorough grounding in the latest industry requirements and develops work-ready skills such as teamwork and experience of research, extended writing and meeting deadlines. The focus on the holistic development of your practical, interpersonal and thinking skills enables you to be both work ready and experienced in academic expectations. Our approach is to provide rigour and balance so as to promote your ability to apply your learning immediately in new contexts. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference, 90% attendance at your last place of work or study, and five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above including science, English and maths.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

Jobs in science are widely available in the UK. Areas of employment include food science, forensic science, geoscience, healthcare science, marine biology and toxicology. You can also find science-related jobs in healthcare, engineering and manufacturing, energy and utilities, and the environment and agriculture sectors. Source: Prospects.ac.uk

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Sport and Fitness

Whether you’re interested in PE, coaching, exercise, fitness or sport science, we have the courses to enable you to be a part of these exciting professions. With the opening of the Morningside Arena, in partnership with Leicester Riders and our own dedicated lottery-funded Sports Maker, we can offer extensive access to excellent facilities. We have partnerships with Leicester City Football Club and Leicester Riders. The courses with LCFC allow you to tackle subjects such as anatomy, physiology, psychology, coaching and biomechanics, as well as having the opportunity to represent LCFC in the AOL midlands League. There’s also opportunities to take courses in fitness industry, personal training and sport and public services.

Sports Massage Therapist Sports Co-ordinator Physiotherapist

Leisure Centre Manager

Career paths in Sport and Fitness

Personal Trainer

Nutritionist

Salary range £17k to £35k

Fitness Instructor

PE Teacher

Water Sports Instructor Events Manager


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Leicester College has a partnership with the Morningside Arena. The Arena is run on a not-for-profit basis and redeveloping its former industrial site on Charter Street cost £4.5million. Leicester Riders play there; there’s capacity for 2,400 spectators and the well-equipped onsite gym costs just £11.99 per month for students (figure correct as of April 2018). Source: leciesterarena.co.uk

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Level 1

Level 2

Sport Diploma

Fitness Instructing and Circuit Training Certificate

Code: C0423 Course length: 1 Year Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? Enhance knowledge of sport and active leisure industry, for employment and/or sports coaching. Knowledge and skills for progression onto the next level or employment/ apprenticeship. Progress on to a health, fitness and exercise instruction diploma level 2 or the Sport extended certificate level 2 where you can choose a fitness instructing or sport pathway, or employment in the leisure industry. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 1/2 (E/F/G) or above is required.

Sport Extended Certificate Code: C6228 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C6227 Course length: 1 Year Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? Provides skills and qualifications for a career in the fitness industry. Heavily weighted on practical skills, significant time is spent either in the gym or a sports court. Highly experienced staff with significant industry experience. Progress onto Personal Training YMCA Diploma level 3, or Sport Extended Certificate level 2, or employment working as a junior fitness instructor or an apprenticeship. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required, plus 2 additional GCSE subjects at grade 3 (D) or above.

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? Introduction to the sports industry, develops practical skills for employment in sport and leisure facilities. Develop theoretical knowledge in a range of sport subjects, with opportunity to participate in practical sports. Progress onto Sport and Exercise Science BTEC Diploma level 3 or Fitness Instruction and Circuit Training Certificate level 2, to move into the fitness industry or employment or apprenticeship. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required, plus 2 additional GCSE subjects at grade 3 (D) or above.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


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Level 3 Sport and Exercise Science BTEC 90 Credit Diploma

Sport and Exercise Science BTEC Extended Diploma

Code: C0427 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C0428 Course length: 1 Year

Abbey Park Campus

What is this course all about? Gain specific skills and knowledge relating to sport and exercise science, ideal for those looking to progress on to higher education. Progress to the second year of the programme (Extended Diploma) and then to university to study a sports-related course. Careers include roles within the sports coaching, health and fitness, sports development, leisure management and personal well-being industries. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required, along with another two GCSE subjects at grade 4 (C) or above.

Abbey Park Campus

What is this course all about? Leicester College has a very good record of helping students progress on to degrees in universities. Progress onto a higher education course in a sports-related discipline, or sports-related employment, in community coaching or leisure management. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required, plus two additional GCSE subjects at grade 4 (C) or above. Applicants must have previously completed the 90 credit Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

More than 20% of all sport related vacancies are due to a shortage of skilled workers. Getting the right qualifications can give you a head start in finding employment. Source: vector.rcu.co.uk

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Supported Learning

Our supported learning programme provides a person centred, destination led curriculum that is tailored to meet the needs of the individual student. Our courses are designed to meet the needs of students up to the age of 25 who have learning disabilities or profound and complex needs. Some of the many activities you might take part in include: • working at a lunch club or cafe • producing and performing in a music and drama extravaganza • taking part in football tournaments • working on the allotment producing plants, fruit, and vegetables • running successful eBay and Avon enterprises

• undertaking supported work experience placements with a number of local employers • continuing the work project enterprise to produce a range of jams and sell them at local markets • National Citizen Service (NCS).


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“Staff identify and meet the needs of students with complex additional learning support needs thoroughly and effectively. Specialist staff liaise with parents, carers, schools and other external agencies to ensure that students who need it receive highly individualised support from the start.� Source: Ofsted, 2018.

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Pre-Entry

Entry Level

Learning for Living

Learning for Living

Code: C0818 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C0821 Course length: 1 Year

Freemen’s Park Campus

Transition into Further Education

19+

Freemen’s Park Campus

Code: C0812 Course length: 1 Year Abbey Park Campus

What is this course all about? This course will be personally tailored to the needs of the student. It delivers a wide range of modules including cooking, gardening, sport, drama, digital photography, and office skills. English, maths, communication, and ICT are all embedded within the modules, and learning is at a level and pace that is suitable to help develop both social, personal and work skills, in order for the student to become more independent in all aspects of their life. Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements, however, you will need a reference from your last school or college that demonstrates a willingness to progress and an attendance rate of at least 90%. You will be invited to attend an interview, supported by staff from your school, college, parents or carer, to identify your hopes, wishes and aspirations for the future and to determine the content of your programme. We will need to see your Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

What is this course all about? This course is for school leavers (19+) continuing learning. Core themes are: personal development, health and wellbeing, citizenship and communication. Progress to the Moving On programme supporting you to discover pathways for future development. Students will have the opportunity to visit prospective providers to make a meaningful transition out of college according to personal aspirations and Education Health and Care Plan outcomes. Entry Requirements There are no formal qualifications needed but staff from the course will work with students during their last year at school as part of the transition process. All students on this programme will need to show their Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

What is this course all about? This course supports students to develop work skills, social skills and gain maths and English qualifications. We provide opportunities to increase your skills enabling progression to vocational courses, training or employment. You will have the opportunity to apply to a vocational course within the college that match your future aspirations or work based courses within supported learning. Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements, but you will need to meet a member of staff for an interview where you will have the opportunity to talk about your future aspirations and any support needs. We will need to see your learning disability assessment or your education health and care plan (EHCP).


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Entry Level Employability and Personal Development

Leicester College Internship Code: C0815 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C0814 Course length: 1 Year Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? This course aims to improve skills for independent living, healthy lifestyles, personal finance, work skills and maths and English and work skills. Apply to vocational courses within the college or work-based courses within supported learning. You will be given careers guidance to help you to know what to apply for and given the opportunity to practice interview skills ready for your next step. Entry Requirements You will not need formal qualifications to apply but we will need to meet with you for an interview where we can talk about the course. At the interview you will need to bring a reference and show at least 90% attendance.

Leicester Works Programme – Supported Internship

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? Support adults with learning disabilities gain skills needed to improve employment prospects. Improve maths and English skills and build confidence and a taste of working life. Develop and enhance skills required for the working environment; improve confidence and motivation, communication skills and personal effectiveness. Progress to work or Leicester Works to develop work readiness skills. Entry Requirements You will need to meet a member of staff for an interview where you will have the opportunity to talk about your support needs and future aspirations. At the interview you will be asked for a reference from you last school or college that shows a willingness to progress and an attendance rate of at least 90%.

Code: C0816 Course length: 1 Year Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? This course aims to improve employment chances of people with a learning disability and raise awareness of the benefits for businesses. Develop skills to become a valued employee. Improve maths, English and ICT skills and complete recognised qualifications in functional and employability skills. Progress to work or to the work support services offered by Job Centre Plus, Connexions and Access to Work. Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements, but you must show a commitment to work and be prepared to take part in our travel training programme. At your interview you will need to show that you can achieve 90% attendance.

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Travel and Tourism

In 2016, we partnered up with global airline company Swissport to create a Swissport Academy, based at East Midlands Airport. If you enrol on one of our level 2 or 3 courses, you may be able to work behind the scenes in the airport with a guaranteed interview with Swissport at the end of your training. We’re proud of this opportunity, especially as we’re the only college in this region to have this type of partnership. On all of our courses you’ll learn important professional skills for the travel, hospitality, and events industries. There are also opportunities to do work experience overseas, funded by the Erasmus+ programme. If you have ambitions to enter higher education, we offer the Foundation Degree in Tourism and Events Management.

Wedding Planner Holiday Rep Events Manager

Hotel Manager

Tour Guide

Career paths in Travel and Tourism

Concierge

Salary range £16k to £37k

Cabin Crew

Travel Agent

Travel Journalist

Immigration Officer


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Level 2

Travel and Tourism BTEC Diploma

Travel Operations Certificate

Travel and Tourism Diploma

Code: C0205 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C3029 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C5922 Course length: 1 Year

Abbey Park Campus

Abbey Park Campus

What is this course all about? An introduction to travel, tourism and hospitality industry, covering hotels, travel agencies resort representative or cabin crew. Learn basic principles of the travel industry and employment options, or progress onto the next level. Progress to Travel and Tourism Diploma level 2 or Travel Operations Certificate level 2 or go into employment as a trainee travel agent, a role within the hospitality industry, or a tourist information advisor.

What is this course all about? This course combines various sectors of the tourism industry with units that cover aviation; cabin crew; resort representative; and travel services. This is a vocational course which will give you an insight into different career options and experiences within the tourism industry. You will also be part of our Swissport Academy and will take part in trips to East Midlands Airport for assessment and educational trips.

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90 attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 1/2 (E/F/G) or above is required.

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required.

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? This is an academic programme designed to give an insight into the travel and tourism industry potentially leading to a level 3 course. It is a practical, work related course and involves the completion of projects, assignments and activities which will provide the skills and knowledge to work in a range of jobs in the travel and tourism industry. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance in your last place of study or work. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


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Level 3 Travel and Tourism BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

Travel and Tourism BTEC 90 Credit Diploma

Code: C0316 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C0290 Course length: 1 Year

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? This programme is designed to provide you with the opportunity to study a range of travel and tourism subjects including: investigating travel and tourism; the business of travel and tourism; the UK as a destination; customer service in travel and tourism; and European travel destinations. The course includes a variety of enrichment opportunities including guest speakers, day and residential trips. This qualification is equivalent to 1 A level. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. 5 GCSEs including English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above are required as well as a level 2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism (or a related subject). International qualifications will also be considered.

Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? This course is designed to provide the opportunity to study a range of travel and tourism subjects including: investigating travel and tourism; the business of travel and tourism; the UK as a destination; customer service in travel and tourism; and European travel destinations. The course includes a variety of enrichment opportunities including guest speakers, day and residential trips. This qualification is equivalent to 1.5 A levels. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference, 90% attendance at your last place of work or study, and 5 GCSEs including English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above. A level 2 diploma in Travel and Tourism is desirable but not essential.

Travel and Tourism BTEC Diploma Code: C0317 Course length: 1 Year Abbey Park Campus What is this course all about? This programme is for those who have completed their subsidiary diploma and wish to increase their knowledge and experience. It provides opportunities to study further travel and tourism subjects and also the chance to undertake an additional qualification for either cabin crew or resort representatives. The course includes a variety of enrichment opportunities including guest speakers, day and residential trips. This qualification is equivalent to 2 A levels. Entry Requirements You will need to have completed the BTEC level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Travel and Tourism to gain entry into this programme. You will also need to evidence at least 90% attendance on your previous programme and supply a reference. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

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Level 3 Professional Travel Operations Diploma

Travel and Tourism BTEC Extended Diploma

Code: C4546 Course length: 1 Year Abbey Park Campus

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required. It is desirable, but not essential that you hold a level 2 Travel Operations qualification. International qualifications will also be considered.

Tourism and Events Management Foundation Degree

Code: C0291 Course length: 1 Year Abbey Park Campus

What is this course all about? This practical based course is designed to provide the opportunity to study a wide range of travel and tourism subjects and includes a variety of enrichment opportunities including guest speakers, day trips and also residential trips. The College is a Swissport Academy and as such, you will visit East Midlands Airport and benefit from a guaranteed interview upon successful completion.

Level 5

Code: C3134 Course length: 2 Years Abbey Park Campus

What is this course all about? This course is the natural progression from the BTEC 90 credit diploma level 3. It is designed to provide you with the opportunity to study a further range of range of travel and tourism subjects to complement your existing knowledge and experience. The course includes a variety of enrichment opportunities including guest speakers, day and residential trips. This qualification is equivalent to 3 A levels. Entry Requirements You will need to have successfully completed your BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Travel and Tourism and have demonstrated excellent attendance at 90% or above. You will also need to provide a reference. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

What is this course all about? This course develops knowledge of the travel and events industries from a management perspective and will enhance your own managerial skills in order to aid progress into employment. The course takes advantage of industry experience through guest speakers, trips and live projects with tourism providers. A two week work placement is scheduled in the second year of the course. Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements are a minimum of 32 UCAS points from a recognised level 3 qualification in a related subject. You are expected to hold GCSE English and maths at 4 (C) or equivalent. Due to the nature of this programme you may be invited to attend an interview. We welcome applicants who do not match standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate ability to study this subject at university level and who can evidence relevant experience.


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WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY...

“I was able to move back home to study and because the course runs three days a week it allowed me to get a part-time job to get some extra money." Hoping to travel lots in her future career, Molly also praises the support on offer at Leicester College, as well as the facilities and helpful teaching staff – she says “you are guided in whatever direction you wish to go in.” Molly Thatcher, Tourism and Events Management Foundation Degree

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Uniformed Public Services

Our uniformed public services courses provide you with strong professional skills and a firm knowledge base, allowing you to enter a uniformed service, such as the fire service, paramedics, police, or armed forces with confidence. We offer a wide variety of enrichment opportunities with visits from the police, fire service, the army, and the marines as well as guest lectures from people in a variety of industry jobs to add to your learning experience. We are proud of the close relationships we have developed with many of the uniformed and public services across Leicester and Leicestershire, giving our students valuable work experience and volunteering opportunities. We are a centre for a Leicestershire Police Cadet Unit and many of our younger students are voluntary police cadets.

Immigration Officer Police Community Support Officer Emergency Responder

Security Officer/ Store Detective

Forensic Officer

Career paths in Uniformed Public Services

Prison Officer

Salary range ÂŁ17k to ÂŁ41k

Transport Police

Dog Handler

Probation Officer

CCTV Operator


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Level 1

Level 2

Public Services Diploma

Public Services Extended Certificate

Code: C0422 Course length: 1 Year Abbey park Campus

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 1/2 (E/F/G) or above is required.

Public Services 90 Credit Diploma Code: C0429 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C6229 Course length: 1 Year Abbey park Campus

What is this course all about? If you are considering a career in uniformed public services eg, emergency services, Royal Air Force, Army or Royal Navy, this course may help you to decide if it's right for you. Progress to Public Services BTEC Extended Certificate level 2 or another subject. Apply for work in public services, or to transfer skills learnt into any other type of career.

Level 3

What is this course all about? This course is an introduction to the service industry, develops practical skills necessary for employment in public services. Develop theoretical subject knowledge whilst also interacting with different public services. Progress onto the Uniformed Public Services BTEC Diploma level 3, or employment in public services, or a different field and be a well-rounded individual as a result of the skills gained. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required, plus 2 additional GCSE subjects at grade 3 (D) or above.

Abbey park Campus What is this course all about? For people who want to enter public services such as fire and rescue service, police, probation service, prison service, or military services, the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, into employment or higher education. Joining a cadet force will broaden your experience. Progress to the Public Services Extended Diploma level 3, higher education or employment. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required, as well as another 2 GCSE subjects at grade 4 (C) or above.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


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Level 3

Level 5

Public Services Extended Diploma

Public Services Higher National Diploma

Code: C0430 Course length: 1 Year Abbey park Campus

Code: C5278 Course length: 2 Years Abbey park Campus

What is this course all about? This course is for anyone wanting to enter public services such as the Fire, Police, Royal Air Force and the Army and/or higher education. Progress into the Fire Service, Police, or Leicester College’s HNC/D in Public Services (Subject to Validation). Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required, plus another 2 GCSE subjects at grade 4 (C) or above. Applicants must have also completed the BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Public Services.

What is this course all about? Entering or working with public services such as Fire, Police, Royal Air Force, or the Army. Progress from the Public Services BTEC Extended Diploma level 3. Tutors are experienced within public services, or are subject area specialists. You may top up to a degree in year three in Public Service Management, or go into employment. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires a minimum of 48 UCAS points from a recognised level 3 qualification in a related subject (i.e. two A2s at grade D, extended diploma PPP, or an Access to HE). You are expected to hold GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C) or equivalent.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY...

“I have always wanted to join the police force. The course at Leicester College really teaches you the discipline side of working in a career within uniformed services. I am hoping to go on to join the police force and work my way up.” Sophie Gamble, Public Services Extended Diploma

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

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Video and Photography

At our film, media and photography department we have an impressive range of full time film, media and photography courses, ranging from level 2 diplomas to an undergraduate degree. Our excellent facilities include film and sound editing studios, industry-standard photographic studios and dark rooms and Apple Mac digital suites. We have extensive links with industry to help you network and gain experience. Previous students have won prestigious prizes (from MTV and the Fujifilm Student Photographer Awards). We teach both traditional and digital photography, covering editorial, fashion, studio, creative approaches to name a few. Our media courses explore a variety of creative media, including photography and page layout, as well as sound, web design, journalism, or you can specialise in a film and TV route.

Freelance Photographer Photographic Technician

Designer/ Artworker

Career paths in Video and Photography

Camera Operator Digital Image Editor

Video Editor

Salary range ÂŁ15k to ÂŁ40k

Sound Recordist Digital Marketing Assistant

Animator

Community Arts Worker


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Level 2 Creative Media Production BTEC Diploma

Art and Design (Photography and Graphic Design) BTEC Diploma

Code: C0599 Course length: 1 year St Margaret’s Campus

Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in English at grade 3 (D) or above is required and maths is desirable.

Art and Design (Creative Media) 90 Credit Diploma Code: C0591 Course length: 1 Year

Code: C0598 Course length: 1 year St Margaret’s Campus

What is this course all about? This course is aimed at people wanting a career in the creative media industry, in newspapers, magazines, radio and television and progression onto a level 3 qualification. It covers: video, sound, photography, journalism, web design and a broad understanding of the industry. Progress to another level 3 course then to university, or work the creative media industry in a junior role or apprenticeship.

Level 3

What is this course all about? This course is aimed at those who enjoy creative subjects and wish to start a career in graphic design, photography, or interactive media. Units include: graphic design, photography, drawing, contextual studies. Progress to fashion, photography, art and design, graphic design, and creative media BTEC Extended Diploma level 3 courses, or employment as a junior graphic designer or photographer. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. two GCSEs including Art/ Design and English at grade 3 or above. Maths is desirable. You will also require a portfolio which demonstrates your suitability for your chosen course.

St Margaret’s Campus

What is this course all about? The first year of a two-year course. It covers media theory, research, video/TV production, radio news/music programming, marketing, graphic design, photography, journalism and magazine/ web publishing. Progress either into the creative media industry or higher education in areas such as film, journalism, photography, copywriting, marketing, advertising, typography and other related subjects. Enter the creative industries at a junior level. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required. It is preferable that you have English language grade 4 rather than English Literature due to the nature of this programme.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


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Level 3 Creative Media BTEC Extended Diploma Year 2

Art and Design (Photography) 90 Credit Diploma

Code: C0592 Course length: 1 year

Code: C0589 Course length: 1 year

St Margaret’s Campus What is this course all about? The second year of a twoyear course. It covers media theory, research, video/TV production, radio news/music programming, marketing, graphic design, photography, journalism and magazine/ web publishing. Progress into the creative media industry or higher education in areas such as film, journalism, photography, copywriting, marketing, advertising, typography and other related subjects. Enter the creative industries at a junior level. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires: BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Creative Media One good reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% or above attendance. A GCSE in English at grade 3 (D) or above is required and maths is desirable.

St Margaret’s Campus What is this course all about? The first year of a two-year course. Ideal for anyone passionate about photography using traditional and digital technology and equips you to enter the creative industries at a junior level. Progress to pre-degree foundation, HND, Foundation or Bachelors Degree at university. Job opportunities include photographer’s assistant or freelance photographer. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires one good reference, 90% attendance, and four 4 GCSE grade 4 or above one in Art/Design, one in English and two others. Maths is desirable You will also require an art or photography portfolio which demonstrates your suitability for your chosen course.

Attendance at a Welcome day and a keen interest in a media field is essential. Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

Art and Design (Photography and Digital Imaging) BTEC Extended Diploma

Code: C0590 Course length: 1 year St Margaret’s Campus What is this course all about? The second year of a twoyear course. Ideal for anyone who is passionate about photography using traditional and digital technology. Second year units include: studio photography; photography location techniques; specialist location photography; digital image manipulation; and computer applications. Progress to pre-degree foundation, HND, Foundation or Bachelors Degree at university. Job opportunities include a photographer’s assistant or freelance photographer. Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements: BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Art & Design (Photography) One reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in English at grade 4 (C) or above is required. GCSE maths grade 4 is desirable but not essential. You will also require an art or photography portfolio.

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Level 3 Creative Media Film and TV Extended Diploma

Media Access to Higher Education Diploma 19+

Code: C5788 Course length: 1 year

Code: C5820 Course length: 1 Year

St Margaret’s Campus What is this course all about? This course focuses on TV and film production, from generating ideas to editing. An introduction to the movingimage industry giving you skills for a career. Progress to a bachelor’s degree, foundation degree, or a higher national diploma. Employment in a junior role as camera operator, producer, runner, screenwriter, sound recordist or video editor. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above including English. A GCSE maths, Media or Film Studies at grade 4 (C) or above is desirable, but not essential. One reference, 90% attendance at your last place of work or study,

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

St Margaret’s Campus What is this course all about? This course is designed for you if you are aged 19 or over and lack traditional qualifications which allow university entry. You will study four main subject areas: film and video production; still photography; producing artefacts; and study skills. Successful completion of this programme will allow entry to the first year of most British university degree courses in media and related fields. Entry Requirements You will need to have five or six GCSEs at grade 4/5 (C/B) or above, including English and preferably maths, depending on the degree course you wish to apply for. It would be preferable if one of the GCSEs is a media- or art-based subject. One reference, a portfolio demonstrating skills in one of either photography, video production, or design is desirable.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY...

“Doing a BTEC in photography definitely helped me to progress faster at university – whilst other students were being taught the basics about cameras, I was able to work with the tutors on a one-onone basis and begin pushing myself further. “Since completing my course at Leicester College, I have been in three group exhibitions in Norwich; exhibited in London as part of the Free Range annual shows; been shortlisted and exhibited for the Bishops Art Prize; and won Fujifilm Student of the Year.” Gemma Astbury, Photography BTEC Extended Diploma


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Level 5 Photography with Video Foundation Degree

Video Foundation Degree Code: C6149 Course length: 2 years

Code: C0029 Course length: 2 years St Margaret’s Campus What is this course all about? Gain skills in new media and video technologies. Produce a portfolio that demonstrates your creativity in contemporary imaging technology. Progress onto the third year of the BA (Hons) Photography and Video or BA (Hons) Creative Industries at DMU. Graduates have become press photographers, photographic assistants and freelance photographers. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires a minimum of 32 UCAS points from a recognised level 3 qualification in a related subject (i.e. two A2s at grade D, extended diploma PPP, or an Access to HE). You are expected to hold GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C) or equivalent. Additionally, we require a portfolio of your work.

St Margaret’s Campus

What is this course all about? Gain experience and knowledge across a broad range of genres: drama, documentary, conceptual, corporate and current affairs, editorial, fashion, and advertising. Progress onto the third year of the DMU BA (Hons) Photography and Video or the DMU BA (Hons) Creative Industries or other universities’ top-up degrees. Graduates have been successful as: press photographers, photographic assistants, and as freelance photographers. Entry Requirements Standard entry to this course requires a minimum of 32 UCAS points from a recognised level 3 qualification in a related subject (i.e. two A2s at grade D, extended diploma PPP, or an Access to HE). You are expected to hold GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C) or equivalent. A portfolio/show is require of your work.

We welcome applicants who do not match standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate ability to study this subject at university level and who can evidence relevant experience.

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Guide to Qualifications

GCSEs – your stepping stones These school exams are taken at the end of year 11 by students aged 15-16. New GCSEs are graded 9–1, rather than the older-style A*–G. Grade 9 is the highest grade, set above the old A*. The new system is intended to help provide more differentiation, especially among higherachieving students.

As of summer 2019, all GCSE results are graded using the new system. Please note that we will accept a grade 4 as an equivalent to an old grade C for all of our courses. If you studied for your GCSEs under the old system, these are the equivalent grades: New Structure

9, 8, 7

6, 5, 4

3, 2, 1

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Previous Structure

A*, A

B, C

D, E, F, G

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Here’s a quick, general guide to the levels of qualifications you can obtain in the UK to help you choose the right course level for you at Leicester College:

8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Entry Level

Ph.Ds or DPhils (doctorates). Master’s degrees; postgraduate diplomas/certificates; PGCEs Honours degrees (BA or BSc); graduate certificates Higher national diplomas (HND); foundation degrees Higher national certificates (HNC); higher apprenticeships Access diplomas; BTEC tech levels/applied general; A levels Intermediate apprenticeship; BTEC tech certificates; GCSE grades 9 - 4 BTEC tech awards; GCSE grades 3 - 1 Building skills and confidence/no previous qualifications

If you want to go to university (or study for a university-level course such as a foundation degree or higher national diploma) you will normally need level 3 qualifications. If you’re aged 19 or over and lack level 3 qualifications or it’s been a long time since you studied, an Access diploma is the equivalent to traditional A levels and it can be achieved in just one academic year.


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Standardised Entry Requirements

If you are aged 16 to 18, you will be enrolled on a study programme which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven’t already achieved a grade 4 (C) or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme. Some courses have additional entry requirements such as GCSEs in specific subjects or a portfolio of work. Please check the individual course pages.

The majority of level 3 qualifications carry UCAS points (essential if you’re planning on applying to university). It’s always a good idea to look at entry requirements for university courses you’re interested in before choosing your level 3 qualifications. To check how many UCAS points a particular level 3 qualification will give you, check the UCAS tariff calculator at ucas.com/ ucas/tariff-calculator

This chart shows how many points each BTEC Level 3 National is worth, based on the grade you achieve. BTEC National Grade

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1

Entry Level

One reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required. One reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required. One reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 1/2 (E/F/G) or above is required. One reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. No formal qualifications required.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19 who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

Subsidiary Diploma

90 Credit Diploma

Diploma

Extended Diploma

D*D*D*

168

D*D*D

160

D*DD

152

DDD

144

DDM

128

DMM

112

D*D*

84

D*D

78

DD

72

DM

60

MMM

96

MMP

80

MM

48

64

MPP

64

MP

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48

PPP

48

PP

24

32

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56

D

48

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Careers Advice

Our Careers Service at Leicester College is an outstanding, completely impartial and confidential service which is available on all main campus sites, five days a week. Sessions can last for up to an hour, and can be prebooked through an appointment (depending on availability). Advisers are also available on College Open Days, result days, and during enrolment as well all other events (subject to availability). E-guidance is available through info@leicestercollege.ac.uk, on social media search LCCareersTeam.

Careers Hub The ever-popular Careers Hub is situated near the main Student Services reception at Abbey Park Campus and near the Library at Freemen’s Park Campus. The Careers Hub is staffed by advisers from the National Careers Service and provide careers information, advice and guidance on a drop-in basis five days a week for those 19 and over.

An adviser can help with: • Providing in-depth advice and guidance on your next step • Developing employability skills for the future • Exploring work experience opportunities • Researching and applying for higher education • Apprenticeship and traineeship advice and support • CV and job search support • Using social media for job hunting • Comparability of overseas qualifications • Mock interviews • Providing career information resources • Exploring labour market trends and job profiles • Explore options to work or study abroad.

To find out more about opening times and pre-bookable appointments, go to the College Life section of our website, leicestercollege.ac.uk.


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What does it cost?

What does a full-time course cost? The amount a student has to pay towards their study at Leicester College will depend on their personal circumstances and how the course they wish to study is funded. The fee displayed on each course page is subject to the below and is based on a home learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

Further education courses (full and part time) There is no tuition or exam fee for students aged 16 to 18 (on August 31 of the year they start the course), who are a UK or qualifying EU resident. There is no tuition or exam fee for students who are in receipt of an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) and are aged 19-24 on August 31 of the year they start the course), who are a UK or qualifying EU resident.

There is no tuition fee for people aged 19 and over who earn up to £15,736 and are studying up to and including of a level 2 qualification. There is no tuition fee for people 24 and over studying up to a level 2 qualification and are in receipt of an eligible benefit. For level 3 courses if you are aged 19 or over there may not be government funding available. You may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan for the course fee. There is no tuition fee for unemployed dependants of benefit claimants. There is no tuition fee for English and maths to GCSE level if you are over 16 and have left school, and haven’t got these qualifications at grades 9-4 (A*-C). English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course fees are varied dependent on the number of hours studied.

There is no tuition fee for people aged 1923 (on August 31 of the year they start the course) who are studying an entry or level 1 qualification, who are a UK or qualifying EU resident and don’t already have a level 2 qualification. You must declare your intention to progress onto a level 2 qualification to be qualify for fee remission.

Please contact us for more details about a particular course.

There is no tuition fee for people aged 19-23 (on August 31 of the year they start the course) who are studying their first full level 2 or 3 qualification, who are a UK or qualifying EU resident.

There is no tuition fee for people aged 19 to 23 (on August 31 of the year they start the course) who are studying their first full level 3 qualification, who are a UK or qualifying EU resident.

Access to higher education courses You must be 19 or over to study on an Access to higher education course.


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There is no tuition or exam fee for students who are in receipt of an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) and are aged 19-24 on August 31 of the year they start the course), who are a UK or qualifying EU resident. For level 3 courses if you are aged 19 or over there may not be government funding available. You may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan for the course fee. Please contact us for more details about a particular course. Tuition fees for higher education courses such as BSc/BA degrees, foundation degrees, HNDs, HNCs, professional diplomas or professional certificates should be paid without exception. Higher education student loans are available to support you with these course fees.

Methods of payment Payment is required at enrolment, before you can be accepted onto a course. You can pay by cash, cheque (endorsed with a valid cheque guarantee card), or credit/debit card. We also accept payment by direct debit. If your employer or training provider is paying your course fees, you must provide us with an official letter on the company’s headed paper stating that they accept responsibility for the relevant fees.

Paying by instalments For UK and EU learners with course fees below £150, your payment must be made in full when you enrol.

For course fees between £150 and £699 you can pay over three equal instalments, either by post-dated cheque or direct debit, with the first instalment being paid when you enrol and two further monthly instalments on the following two months. For course fees between £700 and £894 you can pay over seven equal instalments, either by post-dated cheque or direct debit, with the first instalment when you enrol and the remaining instalments over the next six months. For course fees greater than £895 you can pay over ten equal monthly instalments (by direct debit only) with the first instalment when you enrol and the remaining instalments over the next nine months. For those courses with a duration of less than ten months, the maximum number of instalments will be reduced accordingly to ensure that the fee is paid in full, at least one month prior to the end of your course. If your course fees are paid by your employer this will be via our standard 30 day invoice policy.

Help with costs At Leicester College, we firmly believe that a lower income shouldn’t be a barrier to access. Our Learner Support Fund can help you with costs such as: • travel costs/bus passes • course kit, equipment and uniforms • discretionary allowances for one-off costs such as trips or course activities.


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We can also offer you impartial advice and help on money matters, and help you apply for loans and extra financial support where they’re available. If you are aged 16-19, there is also support available for childcare; a 16-19 bursary fund (you will be sent an application when you are offered a place) and subsidised College meals for some students. Eligibility criteria apply for all support – your distance from College and how much you or your household earn will be taken into account when determining any payment. All you need to do to check your eligibility is call us on 0116 224 2240 or drop into one of the Student Services Centres (available at each of our three campuses).

Note that Leicester College is not a Tier 4 Sponsor and we cannot offer places to students requiring a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa to study in the UK – we are only able to accept applications for courses that require a Short-term Study Visa. The Short-term Study visas allows you to study in the UK for up to six months for any course, or up to 11 months for an English language course. Fees will vary depending on your course type and duration, but start at £202.50 per week for ESOL based on 15 hours per week. You must pay your fees before you start the course.

Comprehensive information, including information on fees and visas and immigration is available on our website (leicestercollege.ac.uk/international) Refunds or from our International Officer (internationaloffice@leicestercollege.ac.uk). A refund of course fees will only normally be considered if the College is forced to close If you are an asylum seeker a class. In such instances a full refund will or refugee be offered. Other refunds are subject to our refund policy, a copy of which is available For further information about fees and a from the Information Centres. possible reduction in course costs, please contact the College’s Information Centres based at each of our three main campuses.

International Students

If you are not resident in the UK or you are not a national of a European Union (EU)/ European Economic Area (EEA) country, you will be charged full international fees, irrespective of your age or circumstances. For non EU/EEA students it is important that you apply for an appropriate UK visa or entry clearance before you arrive. There are two types of visas that allow you to study in the UK: the Short-term Study Visa and the Tier 4 (General) Student Visa.

If you require further guidance please contact Student Services at Abbey Park Campus, Freemen’s Park Campus or the Information Centre at St Margaret’s Campus on 0116 224 2240 or email info@leicestercollege.ac.uk All fees and information are correct at time of going to print.

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Advanced Learner Loans

If you are aged 19 or over on the first day of your course you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. These loans are to cover the cost of your fees and are paid directly to Leicester College. You can also choose to borrow a portion of the total cost and pay the rest yourself. The loans are not means tested, and the best part is that you won’t have to repay a penny until you’re earning over £25,000 a year.

Who’s eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan? You could be entitled to a loan if you meet the following criteria: • You are studying a level 3, 4, 5, or 6 qualification – such as an Access course or level 3 diploma • you have been living in the UK or EU for the last 3 years (some others may be eligible too, check the government website) • you are aged 19 or over. You can apply online or via post. To find out more, visit gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks If you have applied, or are enrolling onto a course where a work placement with young/vulnerable people is included, you will need to have an enhanced DBS Check. The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) carries out criminal records checks for specific positions, professions, employment, offices, works and licences covered in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended 2013), and those prescribed in the Police Act 1997 (criminal records) regulation. If you have a criminal record, you are required to declare to the Risk Assessment Team both ‘spent’ and ‘unspent’ cautions and convictions, other than ‘protected*’ cautions

and convictions which have qualified for filtering. *The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended 2013), state that certain ‘spent’ convictions and cautions are 'protected' and are not subject to disclosure and therefore cannot be taken into account. They will be ‘filtered’ and will not appear on a DBS Certificate. You will be told if you need one of these checks, and the application will be processed by the College. If you’re over 19, there is a charge for this of approximately £44. You can find out more about DBS checks online at www.gov.uk/government/ organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service


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Campus Facilities

Libraries Each of our campuses is equipped with its own library, which comes complete with group-work areas, computers, quiet study corners and a full range of books, magazines, newspapers, periodicals, DVDs, CDs and more to consult or borrow. If something you need is located in another Leicester College library, you can request it for free and it will be delivered to the campus where you need it. The libraries are also a social and work space and regularly host changing displays and exhibitions as well as competitions, book sales, raffles, and other events. There are three libraries for students to use, one at each campus: Abbey Park Campus Monday to Tuesday 8.30am to 7.30pm Wednesday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm Friday 8.30 to 4.30pm Freemen’s Park Campus Monday to Tuesday 8.30am to 5pm Wednesday to Thursday 8.30am to 7.30pm Friday 8.30 to 4.30pm St Margaret’s Campus Monday to Tuesday 8.30am to 5pm Wednesday to Thursday 8.30am to 7pm Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm

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Places to Eat Food Inc Abbey Park Campus Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 3.45pm Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm St Margaret’s Campus Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 3.45pm Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm Freemen’s Park Campus Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 3.45pm Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm

Gym There is a fully equipped gym at the Morningside Arena on Charter Street (close to our St Margaret’s and Abbey Park campuses). The gym is designed to meet the needs of the professional basketball players on the Leicester Riders team, but is also open for College and community use. There is a special student rate of membership – see leicesterarena.co.uk/arena-arena-gym for details.

Zest Caffè A bistro staffed and run by our hospitality and catering students and staff at Freemen’s Park Campus. Open from 8.30am to 3pm Monday to Friday, term time only. taste The taste restaurant is a full five star silver service restaurant that offers award winning lunches and dinners with a full bar available. For more details on our competitive prices and to book please call 0116 224 2060.


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Nurseries Open to children of both staff and students, our nurseries provide superb care at both Freemen’s Park and Abbey Park campuses. Our two nurseries provide full-day care for children aged from birth up to eight years. Both nurseries have been judged as Outstanding by Ofsted. Abbey Park Nursery call 0116 224 4132 Freemen’s Park Nursery call 0116 224 2059.

Social Spaces Each campus has a social space with gaming facilities and sofas. These spaces are free to use for all students and offer a chance to relax and catch up with friends in a fun environment.

Hairdressing and Beauty Salons

Sue Townsend Theatre The theatre has a rich history in the performing arts with a stellar cast of leading British actors and actresses having performed at the theatre. It is regularly used as a performance venue by local and national arts, music, theatre and dance companies. The theatre is also a teaching venue for Leicester College, and is home to our performing arts and music and sound technology teams. Our students have the opportunity to train in this incredible commercial theatre space.

Our fully-equipped hair and beauty therapy salons at Freemen’s Park campus provide the same quality services and fantastic experience as a high street salon – but at a fraction of the price. You can come to us for anything from a trim to a full head of highlights in the hairdressing salon to facials or waxing in the beauty therapy suite. We use branded products and our students have recently styled hair for the Miss Great Britain finalists, and have also made it to the regional heats of the UK Hairdressing World Skills Competition. Appointments are available during the day or evening. Call to make an appointment on 0116 224 2052 or 0116 224 2051.


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How to Apply

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Choose your course Attend Open Days and careers events where welfare and careers advice are available.

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Fill in the application form, check and submit online

You will be invited in to meet your tutors and tour facilities

Apply via UCAS Progress if your school is subscribed. If this doesn’t apply to you, fill in the Leicester College application form online (on our website). You will need details of your qualifications and employment history, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application.

Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study, and tour the facilities.

Confirmation You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you.

Foundation Degrees and HND Courses Register with UCAS at ucas.com For more detailed information on how to apply, please call our Customer Service Centre on 0116 224 2240 and we will send you our latest Guide to University Level Courses.

Risk Assessment As part of the College’s student application and Risk Assessment procedures, students are required to declare if they have an unspent criminal record, any pending court hearings, or if they are charged with any criminal offence either at application or enrolment stage, or during their course. For further information on disclosure, contact the Risk Assessment Team on 0116 224 2225 or 0116 224 2138.


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