Essential skills courses

Our essential skills courses are aimed at students at entry level and are perfect if you need to learn the English language or develop your English, maths, digital or IT skills, ready for progression. Learn alongside like-minded adults at your own pace and acquire the necessary qualifications for your dream career.

Benefits of essential skills courses

Leeds City College has a variety of essential skills courses for adult learners to upskill. These courses can help you develop your career or give you the skills to start your dream job.

  • Study an English, maths digital or IT course, tailored to your needs.
  • Achieve recognised qualifications such a GCSE and benefit from progression support.
  • Learn from tutors who will support you and help you reach your goals.
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How to apply

Search our Adult Essential Skills courses below to find the perfect option for you – then when you’re ready, hit the ‘Apply Now’ button on the course webpage.

  1. Once you’re on our application form, select ‘Adult and Community’ in the department field to view all available essential skills courses.
  2. Choose your preferred course from the list.
  3. Enter your details and we will be in contact with you regarding the next steps.
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Not sure what you want to study?

No problem – fill in our quick enquiry form above and a member of our team will get back to you. You can also email us at or give us a call on 0113 284 6296.

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 enrolment webpage for more information.

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