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For full-time study

Applications are made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) system, except when stated otherwise on individual course entries.

  1. Choose your course
  2. Check your deadlines.  Application deadlines vary depending on your country and the course.  Check the UCAS website ( to check when your application is due.
  3. Prepare your information.  You will need details of your qualifications and employment history, a reference and your own personal statement to complete your application.
  4. Register with UCAS (
  5. Fill in the application form, check and submit.  UCAS will accept applications from September 2014.
  6. Track your progress.  UCAS will write to you to confirm your application.
  7. Accept your offer.  Start your course from September 2015 onwards.

How to apply to Leicester College

For all part-time Higher National Certificates, Higher National Diplomas and Foundation Degrees and all Professional Diplomas, University Diplomas, Foundation Studies and Higher apprenticeships you should complete a Leicester College Application Form.

These are available from Leicester College Information Centres, based at all three of our campuses, or please call 0116 224 2240. Application Forms are also available on our website

International Students please call +44 (0) 116 224 4111 to request an application form.

International Students and Adult Learners

We welcome applications from international students and adult learners who do not match the standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate a willingness and commitment to study, and have evidence of academic, professional or vocational experience in a related field.

International students will not be expected to attend an interview but will be expected to send either evidence of qualification or demonstrate related work experience for review by the admissions tutor.

Applicants are asked to provide contact details of their referee. A request is sent by email to the referee asking them to complete and submit a reference through our secure website.

Higher Apprenticeships

If you are currently employed and would like to undertake a higher apprenticeship with your existing employer then you need to speak to them to ensure they are happy to support you in this. Please call us on 0116 224 2240.

If you don’t have an employer you can register your interest with Apprenticeship Vacancies Online (AVOL; ), who advertise all live higher apprenticeship vacancies both locally and nationally.

Student Risk Assessments

Leicester College has a legal obligation known as ‘Duty of Care’, to provide a safe and inclusive environment for all its learners and staff. Learner Risk Assessments are an important part of this process.  Learners are required to declare if they have an unspent criminal record, including any pending court cases, or if they are bailed or charged with any criminal offence either at application stage or during their course.  Learners will be written to for formal disclosure and may need to attend a Risk Assessment Interview.

Certain professions are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Any learner whose course includes a work placement with young or vulnerable people that falls within regulated activity will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.  Learners must declare any “spent” or “unspent” conviction/s.

This is because the requirements for working with vulnerable groups are very strict. If the enhanced DBS Disclosure or Risk Assessment Interview reveals convictions or information that make a person unsuitable for the course, alternative options will be discussed. If you are unsure how a criminal record may affect a course, or whether a conviction is ‘spent’, contact the Risk Assessment Team on 0116 224 2225 or 0116 224 2138.

During a Risk Assessment, support-needs are also identified which means that we can, if appropriate, refer you for Learning Mentor support, to a Counsellor or for support for mental health.

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