Leeds City College is transforming its College House building on Park Lane into a University Centre, dedicated to undergraduate study, professional courses and degree level apprenticeships from September this year.
The College’s Higher Education (HE) offer is expanding every year, with a broad range of Foundation Degrees and an increasing number of top-ups to full BA and BSc (Hons). The courses are designed with input from employers to make sure they are relevant to today’s job market.
The refurbished University Centre will provide a relaxed, supportive and adult learning environment for higher education students, away from the main body of college students.
It will include a designated HE study area combining individual and silent study areas, along with a learning zone with wifi access. There will also be group study rooms and one to one study areas. On top of this, students will be able to relax in the HE social space that will contain break out areas and kitchens.
Jo Tyssen, HE business development manager at Leeds City College, said: “Due to the increase in our degree level provision, we wanted students to have their own space and create a university type experience. Our courses suit individuals from all sorts of backgrounds and with varying circumstances, providing options which can, and do, fit around existing work and life commitments.
“The new University Centre will provide excellent tutor support, generous bursary and scholarship schemes, lower fees (£6,750 full-time and £3,375 part-time), strong partnerships with employers and extensive work experience opportunities. Smaller classes also means that students will be able to benefit from one to one support from tutors, allowing them to reach their full potential.”
The University Open evening (and employer networking event) will be on Tuesday 18 October, 4pm-7pm, at the University Centre (Park Lane, LS3 1AA). This is an opportunity to get more information about undergraduate courses (our FDs, top-ups and LLB), Initial Teacher Training and PGCEs (postgraduate), Higher Level and Degree Apprenticeships , Access to HE, and Management and Professional Qualifications (procurement and supply; HR; AAT; CAM; CILEx; CIM; CIPD; CMI; CICM; IDM; ILM; ISMM).
Further, employers and potential students, will have the opportunity to network with other employers and curriculum providers; find out more about opportunities for higher level and degree apprenticeships, as well as management and professional qualifications; and, discuss work placement and internship opportunities.