How to apply

Before you apply for a course at Leicester College we recommend that you speak to a careers advisor – either at your school or an independent specialist. They will be able to make sure you make the right choices based on your ultimate career aims.

Once you have decided upon your chosen career path, don’t forget to check the entry requirements to ensure you select the right course for you.

How to Apply 

Applying for a course at Leicester College couldn’t be easier. If you are studying in Year 11 at a Leicester or Leicestershire school, you can apply via UCAS Progress. If you are not in Year 11 (or your school isn’t using UCAS Progress), you can apply via our online application form or call for a paper form to be sent out to you.

If you would prefer some help, simply pop into any of our city centre campuses and our helpful Information Centre teams can support you to complete the application form or call us on 0116 224 2240. See our international section if you are an overseas student applying for an international course with us.

Apply Online

Please note that online application form can be used for:

  • Any full-time course
  • Any part-time course

Postal Application

Application forms can be printed and sent to any of the following addresses:

  • Student Services, Freemen’s Park Campus, Welford Road, Leicester LE2 7LW
  • Student Services, Abbey Park Campus, Painter Street, Leicester LE1 3WA
  • Student Services, St Margaret’s Campus, St John Street, Leicester LE1 3WL

You must enclose a cheque or credit/debit card details for the course fees. If you are claiming a reduction in fees you must also enclose a copy of your proof.

You can also enrol on some courses via telephone by calling 0116 224 2240.

Remember: Applying for one of our courses is not a guarantee of a place.

Once we receive your application, you will be contacted by a member of our team to advise you on the next steps.

What Happens After You Apply

All courses (excluding Access to HE) Access to HE courses
Stage 1 Conditional Offer
If you meet the entry requirements you will be sent a letter offering you a place on the course. The letter will also detail any conditions of the offer which you need to meet to take up the place. One of the requirements is that you attend a Welcome Event, where you will meet your tutors, find out more about the course and other opportunities at Leicester College. If you cannot attend the Welcome Event on your invited date you must let us know.
What you need to do
If you have been successful, return the reply slip enclosed with your offer letter confirming if you want to accept your place on the course or not within two weeks. If you have been unsuccessful you will be sent a letter explaining why and will be given other options which may be open to you.
Acknowledgement
If you have applied for an Access course and meet the entry requirements you will be sent a letter inviting you to an interview.
If you cannot attend the interview on your invited date you must let us know.
What you need to do
Begin preparing for your interview and compile a portfolio of work if your course requires it. If you have not already provided a reference, get your reference checklist form completed and posted back to the College.
Stage 2 Offer Acceptance
Keep the College informed of any changes to your contact details so that you don’t miss any future correspondence. If you change your mind and no longer want a place on the course, inform us as soon as possible so we can offer your place to someone else.
Course Offer
If you are successful at interview you will receive a letter offering you a place on the course, and also detailing any conditions of the offer. If you are unsuccessful following an interview we will write to you to explain what options may be open to you.
Stage 3 Enrolment
Attend the enrolment event at the allocated time and date, ensure you have brought all the documents you need and any money you need to pay for the course.
Offer Acceptance
Confirm your offer online or by returning your reply slip. You can also call 0116 224 2240 within two weeks of receiving your offer letter to accept your place.
Stage 4 Enrolment
You will receive a text and email asking you to register online for your enrolment. You will then receive a further letter which gives a date and time to come into College to complete your enrolment.

Student Verification

We are part of a government initiative to manage student information. This verification allows students to have a Lifelong Learner Record, which will enable you to take ownership of your own educational records, as well as receive tailored advice and guidance from schools, colleges and universities.

What Do I Need To Enrol?

You will be asked to verify your identity as part of the enrolment process. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Passport
  • Driving Licence
  • Bank Card
  • Immigration and Nationality Deportment letter
  • Proof of any support you receive towards your living costs

If you are currently here on a student visa, or have not been a permanent resident of the UK/EU during the whole of the last three years, you must produce your immigration documents for a Fee Status Assessment.

Additionally, if you fall into the following categories, you must see an adviser for a Fee Status Assessment before you enrol:

  • Asylum Seeker
  • Dependent of a British Citizen
  • Dependent of an EU Citizen
  • Refugee
  • Student Visa
  • Visitor’s Visa

Please see our Admissions Policy for more details.

Call us 0116 224 2240 or email us.