About Us

Leeds City College is the UK’s third largest FE establishment, offering a diverse curriculum to more than 40,000 students.

The College

On 1 April 2009, Leeds City College was formed following the merger of three of the city’s renowned further education institutions. The College is now one of the UK’s largest FE establishments, offering a diverse curriculum to more than 48,500 students.  

We provide a vibrant, multicultural learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing.

Our courses cover almost all subject areas and include full and part-time academic and vocational qualifications through from basic skills to apprenticeships and A Levels to Foundation Degrees. There is something to suit the needs of everyone from pre and post 16-year-olds to adult learners, employers and businesses.

Leeds City College operates out of six main campuses – Horsforth, Joseph Priestley, Keighley, Park Lane, Technology and Printworks – as well as having provisions in dozens of smaller community centres across the region.

The College is renowned for a number of key specialisms, with National Skills Academy status for Community Sport Enterprise, Creative & Cultural Skills, Food & Drink Manufacture, Hospitality, Retail, Financial Services and Sports & Fitness, as well as accolades for Printing and Computer Technology.

In 2012 the College was given an OFSTED rating at Grade 2, Good, with Outstanding features, for the overall effectiveness of its provision.

Leeds City College has an annual turnover of over £80m and employs more than 1,500 staff, making it one of the area’s largest employers.