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You can study full-time or part-time on many of our courses, so whether you’re starting out in your career or want a change of direction…we have something for everyone.

At the University Centre, the main Higher Education qualification we offer is the Foundation Degree.

Foundation Degrees are well respected qualifications in their own right and develop specific expertise relevant to a particular sector of industry.

This includes key transferable skills such as learning skills, management of self, communication skills, ICT, numeracy skills, and academic writing.

Foundation Degrees are flexible qualifications and are designed to meet the need of employers for highly skilled, work-ready personnel. The qualifications are similar to Higher National Diplomas, but with added emphasis on work-based learning.

Be confident that our courses are industry relevant and current, written in consultation with employers and key industry partners, and validating body The Open University.

 
Course
Art Enterprise (Graphic Design and Illustration) - Foundation Degree
The Foundation Degree in Art Enterprise (Graphic and Illustration) develops the specific employability skills to help you to get ahead and become a successful graphic designer / illustrator.
 
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Art Enterprise - Foundation Degree
The Foundation Degree Art Enterprise sets out to contextualise art practice within the reality of the twenty first century.
 
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Art Enterprise (Top-Up) - BA (Hons)
The Art Enterprise BA (Hons) Top-Up course will develop your artistic skills and the critical understanding of your work whilst embedding you into Leeds creative scene through its public facing
 
Course
Applied Computing (Top Up) - BSc (Hons)
We aim to provide students with sufficient knowledge and skills to enable them to operate immediately at a professional level in IT sectors of commerce and industry
 
Course
Applied Computing - Foundation Degree
The course is very broad based and you cover a wide variety of modules. Many companies now require employees who not only have specific skills but a broad knowledge of other areas of IT.
 
Course
Biomedical Sciences (Biotechnical Sciences) Foundation Degree
This course is for you if you are interested in the field of science providing an exemplary experience of laboratory practical work and foundation knowledge
 
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Biomedical Sciences (Biotechnical Sciences) (Top-Up) - BSc (Hons)
This is a level 6 programme designed in consultation with industry to provide a highly relevant and academically challenging programme of study.
 
Course
Biomedical Sciences (Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences) - Foundation Degree
This course is for you if you are interested in the field of science providing an exemplary experience of laboratory practical work and foundation knowledge
 
Course
Biomedical Sciences (Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences) (Top-Up) - BSc (Hons)
The course provides an exemplary experience of laboratory work and entry into a career in science. If you are interested in the field of science.
 
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Business, Enterprise and Management - Foundation Degree
Whether you’re are new to business or already have experience, look no further.
 
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Business, Enterprise and Management (Top Up) - BA (Hons)
This programme has been developed and designed to build upon Foundation Degree and other HE equivalent programmes. It will give students in the workplace the opportunity to continue their studies
 
Course
Children's Care, Learning and Development - Foundation Degree
This Foundation Degree gives you the opportunity to study in the field of Childcare and Education. The course aims to give you the opportunity to research a range of subjects
 
Course
Children and Young People’s Care and Education (Top Up) - BA (Hons)
The BA (Hons) Children and Young People’s Care and Education is a top up for those who have completed a relevant Foundation Degree or HND.
 
Course
Computer Games (Concept Art) - Foundation Degree
The Foundation Degree in Computer Games (Concept Art) is designed to allow students to build knowledge and experience to find their place in the world of computer game design.
 
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Computer Games - Foundation Degree
The Foundation Degree in Computer Games is designed to allow students to build knowledge and experience to find their place in the world of computer game design.
 
Course
Computer Games (Top-Up) - BA (Hons)
This top-up course is designed to allow students to build knowledge and experience to find their place in the world of computer game design and development.
 
Course
Cyber Security and Networking - Foundation Degree
This programme has been developed and designed to offer a pathway through to the BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networking.
 
Course
Cyber Security and Networking (Top Up) - BSc (Hons)
We aim to provide students with sufficient knowledge and skills to enable them to operate immediately at a professional level in IT sectors of commerce and industry.
 
Course
Dance (Top Up) - BA (Hons)
Based at our University Centre, whilst also using professional external spaces at Northern Ballet and Yorkshire Dance, this course will develop your dance techniques, alongside your professional
 
Course
Electrical and Electronic Engineering - HNC/HND
Electrical / Electronic Engineering is a broad industry encompassing management, cutting edge technology and engineering understanding
 
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Fashion, Theatrical and Media Hair and Make Up - Foundation Degree
Leeds City College have developed a Foundation Degree in Fashion Theatrical and Media Make Up in response to sector developments and demands
 
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Fashion, Theatrical and Media Hair and Make Up (Top Up) - BA (Hons)
The exciting BA (Hons) Fashion, Theatrical, Hair and Media Make Up programme has been designed to offer students the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the sector.
 
Course
Film & Screen Media - Foundation Degree
The way that we consume film and media is changing. The production, content and distribution of film is developing alongside advancing technologies in an increasingly networked culture.
 
Course
Health and Wellbeing - Foundation Degree
The Foundation Degree Health and Wellbeing is designed for those wanting to gain knowledge and experience of working in a health related profession.
 
Course
Health and Social Care (Top Up) - BA (Hons)
This Degree gives you the opportunity to continue your studies in the field of Social Care and to focus on an area of interest or particular relevance throughout your Foundation Degree.
 
Course
Law - Bachelor of Laws - LLB (Hons)
The Bachelor of Laws Degree has been designed so as to encompass modules which will assist work related skills and professional development skills
 
Course
Law and Criminal Studies - Foundation Degree
The Foundation Degree is evenly split between Law and Criminal studies and provides an insight in to both the law and the legal and criminal justice sectors.
 
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Leadership and Management - Foundation Degree
The Foundation Degree Leadership and Management is designed to ensure that you cover a broad range of modules, which will equip you for employment within leadership and management roles
 
Course
Leadership and Management (Beauty) - Foundation Degree
The Foundation Degree Leadership and Management (Beauty) is designed to ensure that you cover a broad range of modules, which will equip you for employment in leadership and management roles
 
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Leadership and Management (Engineering) - Foundation Degree
The Foundation Degree Leadership and Management (Engineering) is designed to ensure that you cover a broad range of modules, which will equip you for employment in leadership and management roles.
 
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Leadership and Management (Hair) - Foundation Degree
The Foundation Degree Leadership and Management (Hairdressing) is designed to ensure that you cover a broad range of modules, which will equip you for employment in leadership and management roles
 
Course
Leadership and Management (Hospitality) - Foundation Degree
The Foundation Degree Leadership and Management (Hospitality) is designed to ensure that you cover a broad range of modules, which will equip you for employment in leadership and management roles
 
Course
Leadership and Management (Sport) - Foundation Degree
The Foundation Degree Leadership and Management (Sport) is designed to ensure that you cover a broad range of modules, which will equip you for employment in leadership and management roles.
 
Course
Leadership and Management - BA (Hons) Top-Up
The BA (Hons) top-up degree has a range of core modules relating to leadership and management.
 
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Leadership and Management (Hospitality) - BA (Hons) Top-Up
The BA (Hons) top-up degree has a range of core modules relating to leadership and management.
 
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Leadership and Management (Salon Management) - BA (Hons) Top-Up
The BA (Hons) top-up degree has a range of core modules relating to leadership and management.
 
Course
Leadership and Management (Sport) - BA (Hons) Top-Up
The BA (Hons) top-up degree has a range of core modules relating to leadership and management.
 
Course
Manufacturing Engineering Diploma (HNC/HND)
Manufacturing Engineering is a broad industry encompassing management, cutting edge technology and engineering understanding
 
Course
Performance Practice (Top Up) - BA (Hons)
Based at our University Centre plus professional external spaces at First Floor (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and Yorkshire Dance, this course will enhance your ability in a wide variety of disciplines.
 
Course
Photography - Foundation Degree
Photographic skills, coupled with knowledge and understanding, will be developed through practical projects based on professional practice.
 
Course
Photography (Top Up) - BA (Hons)
This Top up Degree gives you the opportunity to hone your photographic abilities and to specialise in an area of practice that you have chosen throughout previous study.
 
Course
Social Care (Adult and Community) - Foundation Degree
This Foundation Degree gives you the opportunity to study in the field of Social Care.
 
Course
Sports (Coaching) Foundation Degree
The Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching has been developed by sport coaching practitioners to ensure that you cover a broad range of modules.
 
Course
Sports Coaching (Top Up) - BA (Hons)
This programme is a one year full time top-up degree for those individuals who have already successfully completed either a Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma in a sports-related subject.
 
Course
Sports (Physical Education) Foundation Degree
This exciting new programme has been developed with input from current physical education teachers, primary and high school headmasters and self-employed school orientated coaches.
 
Course
Sports (Performance) Foundation Degree
The Foundation Degree in Sport Performance is a new programme which has been developed in accordance with requirements of the sport performance industry.
 
Course
Sport Performance (Top-Up) - BSc (Hons)
This new and exciting programme is a one year full time top-up degree for those individuals who have already successfully completed either a Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma.
 
Course
Supporting Teaching and Learning - Foundation Degree
This programme is aimed at students who are either currently employed in supporting the teaching and learning of children and young people (4-25yrs) or wishing to develop their role in this area.
 
Course
Tourism and Aviation - Foundation Degree
This is an exciting new foundation degree which will enable you to gain an excellent insight into the Travel and Aviation industry.
 
Course
International Tourism and Aviation Management (Top Up) - BA (Hons)
This new and exciting programme is a one year full time top-up degree for those individuals who have already successfully completed either a Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma in a tourism
 
Course
FE Direct: Education and Training (including teaching Disabled Learners) Diploma (Level 5)
The year-long Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, including specialist pathway in teaching disabled learners, is aimed at graduates who wish to teach learners with additional needs.
 
Course
FE Direct: Education and Training (including teaching English: Literacy) Diploma (Level 5)
FE Direct is a full time, one year Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Programme.
 
Course
FE Direct: Education and Training (including teaching English: Literacy & ESOL) Diploma (Level 5)
FE Direct is a full time, one year Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Programme.
 
Course
FE Direct: Education and Training (including teaching Mathematics: Numeracy) Diploma (Level 5)
FE Direct is a full time, one year Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Programme.
 
Course
Teaching English: Literacy Diploma - Literacy (Level 5)
This course covers the standards for Literacy/English specialist teachers/tutors/trainers in the post-16 sector.
 
Course
Teaching English: Literacy and ESOL - Diploma (Level 5)
This course will enable you to adopt an integrated approach to the theory and practice of teaching Literacy and ESOL.
 
Course
Teaching Mathematics: Numeracy Diploma (Level 5)
The 45-credit Diploma (formerly called Additional Diploma) includes 120 contact hours when a variety of strategies will be used
 
Course
Teaching Disabled Learners - Diploma (Level 5)
This course is designed for teachers who wish to progress into teaching in the specialist area of learning difficulties/disabilities in the post-16 sector
 
Course
Prof Grad Cert Ed (Education and Training) (Pre-service)
This full-time, pre-service course aims to provide a fully immersive teaching experience by giving you access to employment and professional development opportunities Education and Training
 
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Professional Graduate: Education and Training (In-Service)
This is a part-time in-Service (whilst teaching), post-compulsory teacher training course leading to a professional qualification in further, higher and adult education and training
 
Course
Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice for HE Practitioners
This In-Service (while in teaching) post-graduate teacher training course leads to a professional qualification in higher education and training.
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