De Montfort University Partnership
Here at Leicester College we’re proud of our partnership with De Montfort University, a global university committed to delivering quality, creativity and innovation across a wide range of courses.
Studying on a higher education course at Leicester College awarded by DMU is a stepping stone towards a successful career for many of our learners. It’s a university that has a well-deserved reputation for innovative teaching methods, first class facilities and life-changing research – with dynamic links to businesses and industries across the globe.
Our learners can take advantage of our partnership with DMU by accessing a variety of facilities and services that they offer. These include:
- Kimberlin Library
- De Montfort Student Union
- Accommodation Services
- QEII Sports Centre (swimming pool, climbing wall, football and basketball courts, fitness suite etc)
Leicester City Football Club Community Trust Partnership
Leicester City Football Club’s Community Trust partnered with the College to provide further educational support to post-16 students.
Based at King Power Stadium, the courses allows learners to tackle core elements such as anatomy, physiology, psychology, coaching and tactical development, as well as having the opportunity to represent LCFC in the National Football League Trust ‘Futsal’ League.
Community Trust Director Mick King said: “The partnership with Leicester College demonstrates LCFC’s commitment to supporting education across the community. The LCFC Trust actively promotes pathways from education to achieve relevant qualifications to enable young people to pursue employment.”
The partnership provides a boost to an already successful programme that saw all of the Community Trust’s BTEC Education and Futsal Year 12 students attain their target grades in 2014, as well as a successful season on the Futsal front – with a third placed finish in their league.
Now with the added value for students of a link with Leicester College, there will be even more opportunities for youngsters as part of an exciting and unique two-year educational course.
The BTEC Diplomas in Sport are specialist work related courses developed to cover the core elements of the sports industry. Units include Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology, Coaching and practical team and individual Sports. In addition, students will have the opportunity to represent the LCFC Community Trust academy in the AOC national Football Leagues. Students of all abilities can apply.
Leicester Riders Partnership
A new £4.8 million Leicester Community Sports Arena was unveiled in 2015 in partnership between Leicester Riders, Leicester College, Leicester City Council, Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) and Sport England.
The partnership enabled work experience opportunities for learners from sports, hospitality, media and other courses, guest talks by Leicester Riders at Open Days where potential learners were able to find out more about the sporting discipline, discounted game tickets and other activities regionally and nationally.
The work experience opportunities included placements for learners in catering at matches, stewarding, shadowing the MC and official photographers, and working in the Leicester Riders administration office on tasks such as ticket sales and corporate bookings.
The College launched a BTEC Diplomas in Sport in partnership with Leicester Riders. Units include Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology, Coaching and practical team and individual Sports. In addition, students will have the opportunity to represent the Leicester Riders academy in the AOC national Basketball Leagues.
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