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Welcome to Higher Education at Leeds City College!

We offer a wide range of Higher Education courses, a number of which can be studied either full time or part time. The application deadline for full time Higher Education programmes for 2015 entry via UCAS is Thursday 15th January 2015 (18:00 UK Time) so if you are wanting to study full time with us next year please ensure you visit www.ucas.com to complete your application.

If you wish to apply for one of our part time Higher Education courses, please contact the Higher Education Office on 0113 216 2406 for an application form and we will be able to discuss deadlines with you.

Foundation Degrees

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 Leeds City College, 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 and numeracy skills, academic writing skills ect.

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.

Unless a course states otherwise, Foundation Degrees generally last two years (full time) though some courses offer a part time study option – please see individual course entries for further details.

Leeds City College Higher Education courses are validated by either Teesside University, Leeds Beckett University, University of Bradford, University of Huddersfield or Edexcel.

Students spend the first two years at Leeds City College to attain a Foundation Degree, and then have the option to top up their qualification to gain a full honours degree, either with us at Leeds City College or at an alternative institution.


Assessment is an integral part of the learning process and reflects the range of key skills and employability skills being developed.

A range of assessment methods is used including practice-based assignments, case studies, presentations, management problems, projects, problem-based scenarios, portfolios and some courses will include end of semester examinations.

The aim is to achieve learning through which knowledge is developed, using both understanding and application. The task and the assessment criteria will be clearly explained within a module outline, or an assignment brief, or both. More detailed information about courses specific assessment is available from course leaders.


Leeds Beckett University have now agreed an exciting arrangement where full-time Higher Education students at Leeds City College can gain residence at a number of the University’s accommodation.


If you would like to apply for any of the college’s Higher Education programmes click here for more details.

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To talk to someone about Higher Education and our degrees, contact our team via:
t: 0113 216 2406 or 0113 216 2431
e: headmissions@leedscitycollege.ac.uk

All Foundation degrees and Top-Up degrees delivered by the college are validated by Teesside University

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Higher Education Course Subjects

Building & Engineering

B.Eng Tech (Hons) Electronic & Electrical Engineering
HND/HNC Manufacturing Engineering

Business Management
FdA Business and Management
BA (Hons) Business and Management
FdA Digital Media and Marketing
FdSc Accounting

Computing Technologies
BSc (Hons) Applied Computing
FdSc Applied Computing
FdSc Networking and Security
BSc (Hons) Networking and Security

Creative Arts
FdA Photography
BA (Hons) Photography
FdA Dance
BA (Hons) Dance
FdA Performance Practice
BA (Hons) Performance Practice
FdA Art Enterprise

FdA Learning Support
Fe Direct
Certificate in Education/Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Advanced PGCE in Lifelong Learning) (PGDipE)
BA Education and Professional Development

Fashion, Theatrical and Media Hair and Make Up – Foundation Degree

Healthcare & Childcare
FdA Children’s Care Learning and Development
BA (Hons) Children’s Care Learning and Development
FdA Social Care (Adult and Community)
BA (Hons) Social Care (Adult and Community)
Exercise, Health and Wellbeing – Foundation Degree

Landbased & Animal Studies
FdSc Animal Health and Welfare
FdSc Wildlife Conservation and Habitat Management
BSc (Hons) Animal and Wildlife Management

Legal Studies
FdA Law and Criminal Studies
Law LLB (Hons)

Leadership and Management
FdA Leadership and Management
FdA Leadership and Management (Beauty)
FdA Leadership and Management (Engineering)
FdA Leadership and Management (Hair)
FdA Leadership and Management (Hospitality)
FdA Leadership and Management (Sport)

FdSc Biomedical Science

FdA Sports Coaching
BA (Hons) Sports Coaching
FdSc Sport Performance

FdA Tourism and Aviation

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