Adult Vocational Courses

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Adult vocational courses

Vocational learning means learning that’s desirable to employers and gets you ahead in your industry. Our full-time and part-time courses are perfect if you’re looking to specialise, return to education or build on your existing qualifications. You can browse this page to learn about your preferred subject in more detail or attend one of our open events, where you can chat to our course leaders in person.

As an adult learner, you may be eligible for financial support or could even study for free with our Free Courses For Jobs. After all, course fees should never mean having to sacrifice further learning and we will more than likely be able to provide you with some support.

Did you know?

We have government funded courses which means there’s potential 
for you to study something you’ve dreamed of for free.

If you are earning £23,400 or below, you can study most of our adult courses for free


If you are earning below £23,400, unemployed or have never studied a Level 3 course before 
(equivalent to A Levels), 
you can study one of our level 3 courses listed here for free.

Benefits of vocational courses

Looking to boost your employability with the latest technical knowledge, transferable skills and practical experience? You can do so by studying online or in the industry-standard facilities at our Park Lane, Quarry Hill and Printworks campuses.

  • Learn from tutors with real professional experience
  • Get ahead with work-ready skills
  • Full-time and part-time courses (from 6 months to 1 year)
  • Study online or at our Park Lane, Quarry Hill or Printworks campuses
  • Build professional experience in industry-standard facilities
  • A choice of exciting subjects, from Level 1 up to Level 5
  • Study for free or receive financial support (circumstance dependent)
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How to apply

Click on a course below to find out more information. Then when you’re ready, hit the ‘Apply Now’ button – this can be found at the top of every course page.

After consenting to allow us to contact you, the form should already be filled in with your selected course. All that is left for you to do is to select your start date and enter your details.

We will then be in contact with you regarding the next steps.

Take a look at our vocational courses

Read through our prospectus

Not sure what you want to study?

No problem – you can email us at or give us a call on 0113 386 1997 and a member of our team will get back to you.

Our open days and online webinars are also a great way to find out more about studying at Leeds City College and our courses; please see our events webpage for more information.

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