We’re proud to be part of the Festival of Learning

The Festival of Learning is a national campaign that celebrates the achievements of, and opportunities available to adult learners.

As part of our support for the festival of learning we have created a calendar events and taster sessions happening across the Leeds City region to help adults into learning opportunities which you can view below.

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The Festival of Learning seeks to promote the benefits of lifelong learning and help adults aged 19 and over discover their passion. Whether you want to learn essential skills, upskill and reskill for your career, or pursue a hobby – there is something for everyone, regardless of age and at all levels from beginners to higher education.

Need help find the right course for you, contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

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Adult learning events

We also have a variety of other adult events which you can get involved in:

Date Event Location Time Find out more
Wednesday 28th February Pathways to Higher Education University of Leeds Lifelong Learning Centre 9.30am – 2.30pm Find out more
Wednesday 28 February Postgraduate Virtual Open Day University of Leeds 11am – 3pm Find out more here
Tuesday 5th March Pathways to Higher Education Online 5.30pm – 7.30pm Find out more
Wednesday 6th March Women in Tech Event Leeds City College – Printworks Campus 10am – 2pm Find out more
Tuesday 12 March 2024 Studying as a mature student Online 5.30pm – 6.30pm Book you place here
Wednesday 20th March Open Event Leeds City College 4pm – 7pm Find out more
Saturday 13th April Music Degree Open Event Leeds Conservatoire To be confirmed at booking Find out more
Thursday 18 April 2024 Support for disabled students Online 5pm – 6pm Book your place here
Wednesday 24th April Open Event Keighley College 4pm – 7pm Find out more
Thursday 16 May Open event Northern College 10am – 12.30pm Book your place here
Saturday 18 May Open event Leeds College of Building – South Bank Campus 10:00am – 1:00pm Find out more here

Adult courses

Explore a range of upcoming adult courses

Course Provider Location Details Find out more
Digital Marketing Leeds City College Remotely with a tutor 19th February – 18th March
2 hours teaching weekly 6.00-8.00pm
Find out more here
Coding Leeds City College Remotely with a tutor 20th February – 19th March
2 hours teaching weekly 6.00-8.00pm
Find out more here

Unclear about which course is right for you? Get some independent and confidential careers advice from the National Careers Service who can discuss your options with you, explore career route information, and the local labour market so you can make an informed decision.
To book an appointment Call: 0800 100 900 or visit nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

Inspiring stories from adult learners

Taking on the challenge of studying again after a break can be a daunting prospect, but the rewards are great. As well as unlocking a whole new intellectual world it can also instil self-belief and confidence – and set you on the path towards the career you’ve dreamed of.

Find out more about individuals who have overcome personal challenges to excel in their studies and lives.

Always fight for your dreams

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Mum excels with lifelong learning

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Education is not bound by age

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Amazing turnaround for ambassador

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Life changing experience

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Adults returning to study

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Our partners

Luminate Education Group, which comprises Leeds City College, Keighley College, Harrogate College, Yorkshire Centre for Training and Development (YCTD) and University Centre Leeds, is working with local partners to deliver programmes that develop skills and support the mental health and wellbeing of adults in Leeds City Region. These include:

We know that many adults across the region have other commitments, such as families and jobs. Together, we will provide flexible learning approaches which accommodate your commitments, encouraging you to upskill and reskill in a Covid-19 safe environment. Please note, these are not the only adult events and courses in the region. There are many additional adult learning opportunities across the region.

Get in touch with us today

If you have any questions about studying or know someone who is thinking about career development and their options for the future, get in touch with us today.

Fill in our quick enquiry form and a member of our team will get back to you. You can also email us at Contact@leedscitycollege.ac.uk or give us a call on 0113 386 1997.

The Festival of Learning partnership offers a wealth of resources and events for adult learners: leedsadultlearning.co.uk

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