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Five tips for thriving as a part-time worker

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Whether taking time for family responsibilities or combining work and study, more and more people are working part-time: recent figures show almost 8.5m workers have part-time hours, an increase of nearly 2m in the last 20 years. That flexibility is a big help, but it brings its own challenges: how can you make sure your [Read more…]

Peter Bott: Having failed my A levels around 25 years ago, the Access course gave me the skills and confidence to apply and enter the university pathway

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Peter Bott took the Access to Health Professions course at Leicester College. As a mature student, the course allowed Peter to confidently re-enter education, go to university and train to be a Nurse.   Currently awaiting registration as a Preceptor Nurse with the Leicestershire Partnership Trust, Peter spoke to our Alumni Team about his experiences of college [Read more…]

Yusuf Lawson: “The Access to Engineering course really helped me to realise that engineering was something that I was not only good at but also enjoyed

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Yusuf Lawson studied Access to Higher Education: Engineering at Leicester College. Our Access to HE courses are designed to help students who have been away from education for a while, or don’t yet have the grades to apply for degree level study, to prepare for higher education.   Yusuf spoke to our Alumni team about [Read more…]

Rafael Guerreiro: One of my proudest moments to date was actually finishing my BTEC Extended National Diploma in Business at Leicester College

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Rafael studied a BTEC Extended Diploma in Business. Now an EMEA Commercial Graduate for Assa Abloy, our ambitious former student spoke to our Alumni Team about what it’s like on a graduate training programme for a global company. He also shared his tips on getting a place on a programme.   “From a young age, [Read more…]

Leicester College is rated Ofsted “Good”

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Leicester College has been given a “good” Ofsted rating after an inspection in December 2017. After being told previously that the College “requires improvement” in a number of areas, the College has been able to improve in absolutely every area with a “good” rating. Ofsted inspectors said that leaders at Leicester College “have effectively tackled the most [Read more…]

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