University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College


  • Location: City

About us

Whether you’re looking to continue your studies or level up your career, University Centre Leeds will provide all the support you need.

We offer a vast array of flexible two-year foundation degrees and one-year top-up courses, so you can turn your studies into a full masters degree. Students can explore creative arts, science, digital and more, while gaining a nationally recognised qualification that works around their life.

With a strong focus on enhancing employability, the centre offers students first-class industry links, masterclasses and workshops, practical placement opportunities and facilities to experience learning in the real world. Students are also supported every step of the way through smaller class sizes and one-to-one feedback from industry expert tutors.

This has seen UC Leeds achieve the highest student satisfaction ratings in Leeds for three years running (National Student Survey, 2023).

What makes us different

University Centre Leeds understand that everyone learns differently. That’s why they take pride in providing a personalised and supportive learning experience for all. From foundation degrees to higher apprenticeships, every individual is supported to find a route into higher education that’s right for them.

At UC Leeds, students are known by name, not just by number. Staff take the time to know every student on a one-to-one level and are 100% invested in supporting their potential. With smaller class sizes, students are encouraged to grow their confidence among a nurturing community of peers.

UC Leeds are also dedicated to making every student a work-ready graduate. They recognise that employers want to see real-world skills and experience. That’s why practical learning opportunities are embedded into every course. Through exciting industry placements, challenging live briefs and major work projects, students will gain the skills to hit the ground running in their chosen industry.

My time at University Centre Leeds has given me the skills and confidence to be industry ready. The lecturers have enabled me to develop my skillset with their industry experience and support. Thanks to fantastic networking opportunities on the course, I’ve also gained work experience in my chosen field. This has helped me to gain a position on a continuous TV drama as a Hair and Makeup Artist Trainee.

Beth Lockley
Hair and Makeup Graduate

Course locations

Quarry Hill Campus

Playhouse Square, Leeds, LS2 7UP

Park Lane Campus

Park Lane, Leeds, LS3 1AA

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