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First Adult Open Evening at Leicester College


Leicester College is hosting its first Adult Open Evening from 4-6.30pm on Tuesday 25 February 2020. The free event will be held at the College’s Abbey Park Campus on Painter Street, Leicester LE1 3WA and is aimed at promoting courses for adults (19+) looking for a career change or wanting to get back into education to improve their work prospects.

The event will showcase Leicester College’s full range of opportunities across part-time hobby courses, entry, level 1 and 2 courses, access courses, professional training, higher education and apprenticeships, with a focus on people aged 19+. There will be representatives available on the evening from the College’s Welfare, Finance and Careers teams to speak to directly about returning to education, options and finances.

Interested parties can pre-register for the free Adult Open Day here.

Course areas covered at the event will include:

  • Accounting
  • Apprenticeships
  • Art, Design, and Graphics
  • Beauty Therapy and Make-Up
  • Brickwork and Plastering
  • Built Environment and Construction
  • Business and Management
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Childcare
  • Computing
  • Electrical Installation
  • Engineering
  • ESOL
  • Fashion, Footwear, and Upholstery
  • GCSE
  • Hairdressing
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Maths Functional Skills
  • English Functional Skills
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Music and Sound Technology
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Performing Arts
  • Plumbing and Gas
  • Science, Social science, and Humanities
  • Skills for Work
  • Sports and Fitness
  • Teacher Training
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Uniformed Public Services
  • Video and Photography

Adults who earn up to £16,009 are able to benefit from free adult courses* up to and including level 2 courses. Leicester College also offers Advanced learner loans to anyone 19+ to assist with course fees for levels 3, 4, 5 or 6*. Partial or full loans are available and will only need to be paid back after completing the course and when earning over £21,000 per annum.

Kully Sandhu, Vice Principal – Adult and Higher Education at Leicester College said: “Our Adult Open Evening aims to help those looking for a different career path return to education to widen their skillset or engage in community learning. The range of courses that we offer at Leicester College provide these opportunities. Whatever your interests or experience, our lifelong learning courses give people the motivation to make these positive changes.”

*Eligibility criteria applies

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