We know there’s a million questions that you’ll want to ask about the college, but where do you start? Here’s a list of some of the most frequently asked questions we get.
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Frequently asked questions
Can I still apply?
Absolutely! Applications are open until the end of August but we’d recommend you apply as soon as possible as enrolment starts towards the end of summer.
What if I don’t get the grades for the course I’ve applied for?
Don’t worry, we have plenty of different courses that can support you in your personal progression and chosen career pathway.
What happens if I’m not enjoying my course? Can I swap?
Yes! If you enrol with us and realise that you want to do a different course or aren’t enjoying your course, we’d suggest you contact your tutor as soon as possible. We can look at changing the course if it’s within the first few weeks from the start date.
I’m really nervous about starting, can you help?
We understand that starting a new college can be scary for many students. Below are some examples of the different services we offer:
During school holidays we run holiday campus tours where everyone is welcome to come and have a look at the college and the facilities on offer.
Our School Liaison Team work closely with schools and school careers advisors to organise activities such as taster days, transition talks and assemblies – have a chat with your school teachers to find out if they have anything coming up soon.
What is the difference between an A level and a vocational course such as a BTEC at Leeds City College?
A levels are academic qualifications, which is a good choice if you are interested in a number of different subject areas (three or four can be chosen) and these are primarily exam based.
Vocational courses focus is on one specific subject area, these can include coursework and exams. BTECs are a great option for students with a good idea of what career they want and are looking to go into full-time work or apprenticeships.
If I come to college can I still go to university?
Of course! Many of our students have gone on to higher education at a variety of universities and onto higher level apprenticeships. Check the UCAS points attached to your qualification to ensure it meets your university of choice’s entry requirements.
I’m interested in more than one course, what should I do?
We always encourage potential students to apply for as many courses as they want – this means that you have much longer to make your decision and you can keep your options open. It may also be an option for you to consider A levels as you would be able to study three or four subjects consecutively. Attending events such as Open Days and Taster days can help you make an informed decision.
When should I apply?
Our application process for the following academic year opened in October. Although our application-process is open all year round we advise you to apply as soon as you can to avoid disappointment of courses filling up.
Where will I be studying?
It all depends on the course you choose. We have different subject areas which are in different buildings. On our website, if you scroll down on each course it’ll tell you what campus it’s based at.
What are your entry requirements?
This all depends on the course and the level you are wishing to study, why not take a look at ‘our courses’ page, where you will find the entry requirements specific to each course.