Information for schools

At Leicester College, we are proud of having close working partnerships with schools across Leicestershire.
Our student recruitment officers attend all the key school careers events in the United Kingdom, offering advice and information regarding our courses and about the application process.

How can Leicester College help your pupils achieve in Progress 8?

The Progress 8 measure now judge pupil and schools at the end of year eleven. In other words, young people must achieve good passes in a variety of subject areas, including English and Maths – the two subjects that make up the first category, both double-weighted.

The second category contains three EBacc qualifications such as languages, science, and history.

The third and final category is known as the “open group”. Here, pupils have the chance to complete their Progress 8 attainment with up to three further EBacc subjects or approved vocational qualifications – this is where we come in.

Leicester College has developed new vocational options based on the Progress 8 criteria. Pupils who come to study with us will continue in school Monday to Thursday and come to College every Friday to complete a vocational qualification. Each qualification we offer is known as a Progress 8 Technical Award and can be completed in just one academic year – meaning that pupils can return in the year eleven to obtain a second vocational qualification if that is appropriate for them.

Leicester College’s Progress 8 Technical Awards are worth one GCSE and are completed over 30 weeks. Some of our subject areas allow progression to a higher level if the same subject is studied for a further year. The awards delivered by our experienced teaching team are available in various curriculum areas to suit pupils’ talents and ambitions. All awards can include ESOL lessons and support if required.

The following is a complete list of our Progress 8 Technical Awards:

  • Construction and the built environment
  • Creative and digital media
  • Dance
  • Engineering level 2
  • Fashion and textiles
  • Hairdressing and beauty therapy
  • Hospitality
  • Music technology

To find out more about our Progress 8 offering call 0116 224 2240 or email.

Careers Events at Leicester College

If you are interested in our careers events, our recruitment team can arrange events for your school where pupils can be introduced to Leicester College.

Campus Tours

Campus tours are a great way to offer to young people and parents/carers an insight into the life at the Leicester College by meeting some of our current students and asking curriculum staff questions about courses of interest. The tours of our facilities and three campuses are available for individuals and groups.

Careers Talks

Our in-depth careers talks can provide you with targeted information regarding your Post-16 options for schools for a particular subject area or give you a general overview of what the College can offer you.

Taster Workshops/Discovery Days

Our vocational workshops provide students with ‘real life’ insights into a particular subject area. For example, some of the sessions we previously hosted include engineering, sport, childcare, computing, construction, hair and beauty and business.
Whatever your pupils’ areas of interest might be, we can accommodate them with a practical taster session that will guide them towards making the right next career move.

Contact Us

To find out more, please contact us on 0116 224 2240 or email.

If you are a pupil and want to find out more about Leicester College, please ask your school Careers Coordinator or Head of Year to contact us on your behalf.