Choosing & applying to a college

Like schools, colleges are inspected by Ofsted to check for the quality of their teaching and how well the students achieve.

OFSTED Reports

The colleges also offer open days which allow you to visit, meet the tutors and look at the teaching facilities.
Colleges follow the same term time as schools and most courses usually start in September. You will usually apply online, using the college website, or by requesting a paper application form.

It is best to check the deadline to apply with the college, because it may be different for different courses.
The colleges also have staff who can help you decide which course to apply for, and help fill out the application form.

When you have applied, you will usually be invited to the college for an interview with the tutors.
Most courses are free of charge for 16-18 year-olds, but there may be course fees to pay for adult students, depending on your circumstances.

The college staff can advise you about this.

Here is a list of all the colleges in Leeds:

Leeds City College

Leeds City College is the biggest college in Leeds and has 2 campuses in Leeds, 1 in Keighley and several smaller community centres.

It offers many different training courses and qualifications, including A-levels, vocational courses and apprenticeships.

The college also runs classes in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), part-time courses for adults and has a University Centre offering Foundation Degrees (Higher Education).

Park Lane Campus, Park Lane, Leeds LS3 1AA
Printworks Campus, Hunslet Road, Leeds LS10 1JY
Keighley Campus, Bradford Rd, Keighley BD21 4HQ
0113 3861997
[email protected]
Leeds City College

Leeds College of Building

Leeds College of Building has 3 campuses in Leeds and offers training and qualifications in subjects related to the building industry, including apprenticeships and degrees (Higher Education).

North Street Campus, North Street, Leeds LS2 7QT
Hunslet Campus, Cudbear Street, Leeds LS10 1EF
Millwright Street Campus, Millwright Street. Leeds LS2 7QG
[email protected]
0113 222 6000
Leeds College of Building

Elliott Hudson College

Elliott Hudson College is a sixth form college based in Beeston and offers A-Levels.

White Rose Office Park, Leeds LS11 0LT
[email protected]
0113 323 9777
Elliott Hudson College

Notre Dame College

Notre Dame College is a Catholic sixth form college based in North Leeds near the University of Leeds. It offers A-Levels and vocational courses.

St. Mark’s Avenue, Leeds LS2 9BL
[email protected]
0113 294 6644
Notre Dame College

Leeds Arts University

Although it is called a university, Leeds Arts University also offers courses for 16-18 year-olds in creative (art and design) subjects.

Vernon St, Leeds LS2 8PH
0113 202 8000
Leeds Arts University

Last Updated: 25 October 2019

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