Further Education

Overview

We run a huge variety of further education courses, the majority of which run on weekdays in the daytime. Our courses are offered at all levels across a wide range of areas such as: business, construction, sport, art and design, engineering, health and social care, childcare and more. We also offer a huge range of apprenticeships within these areas if you want to earn while you learn.

Who are Leicester College’s further education courses for?

Further education courses are suitable for both school leavers and people who want to return to learning. They are taught across three campuses in industry standard facilities to allow our learners to gain experience with equipment and environment that are found in the workplace.

If you are aged 16 to 18 when you start your course with us and you don’t have English and/or maths GCSE at grade 4 (C) or equivalent, these subjects will be an essential part of your study programme.

Further education courses can also be for people who are looking to start a new career: you can study with no matter your age

Further Information

Studying a full time course here offers a lot of progression options for example if you are studying a lower level course you can progress up through the courses and in some circumstances you can achieve a degree.

Here at Leicester College we’re proud of our partnership with De Montfort University (DMU). Studying on a course at Leicester College awarded by DMU is a stepping stone towards a successful career for many of our learners.

We also have a brilliant career team who help people progress onto Higher education and get into jobs after finishing there course at Leicester College.

Information Technology BTEC Diploma level 3

Course Code: C4748

Key Information

  • Start Date 09 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This is a one-year top up study programme for students who already hold a subsidiary diploma that will develop your technical skills and prepare you for a career in the field of IT, computer animation, games platform technologies, digital graphics, computer networks or associated industries. During the course you will develop skills in the use […]

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IT Extended Diploma level 3

Course Code: C4747

Key Information

  • Start Date 09 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Do you aspire to work in the computing industry when you leave college? This course allows you to complete a variety of modules which will open up your opportunities in computing industries. On completion of this course you can progress into higher education, or trainee positions in employment.

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Networking BTEC Extended Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0187

Key Information

  • Start Date 09 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

If you are aspiring to work in the networking area of the the computer industry, this course would be suitable for you. With modules such as computer architecture and website production, we aim to help you develop your skills and knowledge to secure employment in this industry or progress into higher education.

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Programming and Games Development BTEC Extended Diploma level 3

Course Code: C4749

Key Information

  • Start Date 09 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This is a one-year top up study programme for students who already hold a 90 credit diploma that will develop your skills and prepare you for a career in field of computer game development or associated industries. During the course you will develop skills in the use of industry-standard software packages including Unity 3D, Visual […]

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Art Design (Photography and Digital Imaging) BTEC Extended Diploma

Course Code: C0590

Key Information

  • Start Date 10 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course is ideal for anyone who is passionate about taking photographs using traditional and digital technology. If you are studying an art or photography GCSE, this is the natural progression to go into a full-time photography level 3 course and progress to university and/or work in the photography industry. If you are aged 16-18, […]

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Creative Media BTEC Ext Diploma Level 3 Year 2

Course Code: C0592

Key Information

  • Start Date 10 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This established BTEC Extended Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media course is the second year of a two year Extended Diploma. The programme area of digital arts offers this broad-based level 3 full-time course which covers media theory, research, video/TV production, radio news/music programming, marketing, graphic design, photography, journalism and magazine/web publishing. The extended diploma […]

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Introduction to Cabin Crew Certificate level 2

Course Code: C6950

Key Information

  • Start Date 10 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This part-time evening course is designed specifically for anyone who has an interest in working within the Aviation Industry as a member of Cabin Crew. Studying this level 2 course will help you prepare for a career within the industry. You will be taught information that is required for this role and will learn through […]

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Support in Teaching and Learning Diploma level 3

Course Code: C3142

Key Information

  • Start Date 10 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This qualification is targeted at applicants aged 19 and over. It provides an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school and college environments. It covers all aspects of specialist support, including: planning; delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher; bilingual […]

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Art and Design Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3

Course Code: C6762

Key Information

  • Start Date 16 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

If you are returning to education and looking to potentially progress to higher education within art and design at university, this could be the course for you. Open to anyone over 19 years of age, the Access to Art and Design course is the springboard to a degree course, a career change or progression in […]

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