Here at Leicester College we pride ourselves on offering a variety of opportunities for learners to keep active, take part in competitive sport, and engage in College life.
Throughout the year there are daily sessions running at all three campuses. These are free sessions for Leicester College learners and range from competitive team sports to basic fitness classes.
All sessions are open to all learners no matter of level of ability or experience. We encourage learners to get involved, meet new people, and improve their overall wellbeing. 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 learners have the opportunity to represent the College in their 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 which is the Leicester City Varsity overall champion.
We also offer learners opportunities to help support the sessions through volunteering and coaching, giving you the opportunities to gain and develop valuable skills. We also offer opportunities for learners to gain formal qualifications in coaching and volunteering to prepare them for entering higher education and/or the workforce. In addition to offering volunteering experience within the College, we also support local schools’ sports competitions. We encourage and support our learners to get involved in these external opportunities and again gain valuable experience and employability skills.