STEM Video

There’s been a lot of talk of STEM recently – but what exactly is it? Simply put, STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, and they all play a vital role in the way we work and our quality of life. Think of the invention of vaccines, TVs, cars, even skyscrapers – all these were incredible STEM breakthroughs.

It’s not just science and tech industries that use STEM skills though – fashion designers, PR execs and even pastry chefs also rely on them to do their jobs effectively. We call this set of skills the STEM 7:

The STEM 7

Creative thinkingCreative thinking
Data-driven decisionsData-driven decisions
Intellectual curiosityIntellectual curiosity
Problem solvingProblem solving
There’s a huge demand for careers in STEM at the moment and at Leeds City College, we recognise this and aim to help you shape your future with exciting STEM courses.
STEM seven

What qualifications are available?

Leeds City College has courses to suit all levels and ages:

School Leavers (16-18)

T Levels

– Digital Production, Design and Development
– Laboratory Science


– Levels 2, 3 and 4
– Level 6 Degree Apprenticeships


– Introductory Certificate
– Level 1
– Foundation Diploma Level 3
– Extended Diploma Level 3
– Extended Certificate Level 3


– Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Engineering

Adult (19+)


– Levels 2, 3 and 4
– Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship


– NVQ Level 2

Digital Skills

– Gateway Essential Digital Skills
– Essential Digital Skills
– Improve your IT Skills
– Introduction to Digital Literacy
– Level 2 Skills Pathway Digital & IT Employability Skills
– TQUK Certificate Level 2 Principles for Digital Skills

Beginners’ Courses

– Introduction to Welding for Beginners
– Creative Metal Art for Beginners
– Introduction to Digital Literacy for Beginners


If you have not achieved your GCSE Science, you can study part-time with us.

– Combined Science Synergy

Prince’s Trust

If you’re aged 18 to 30, and not in education, employment or training, you could start a fulfilling career with one of our fast-track employment schemes, created in partnership with the Prince’s Trust.

– Get Into STEM – Introduction
– STEM – Get Into Stem Development

“Apprenticeships are a great way of progressing and in my case, it became a ladder for me to climb and led me to becoming a team leader.” – former Level 3 IT & Communications apprentice, Christopher Oduro

What career could I go into?

No matter what level you study at, completing a STEM course allows you to progress on to jobs across a wide range of sectors:

  • Software and Games Development
  • Health
  • Engineering
  • Medical Science
  • Renewable Energy and Environment
  • Conservation
  • Psychology
  • Artificial Intelligence

Interested in mapping a career in STEM?

Apply now

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