College offers life-changing opportunities across South Leeds!

On August 1st 2011, Joseph Priestley College merged with Leeds City College. The former Joseph Priestley sites in Beeston, Morley and Rothwell are now Leeds City College Centres, writes marketing manager Kirsty Lunn.

This partnership aimed to improve learning opportunities and provision in the City – bringing benefits to local learners, businesses and communities in South Leeds.

For 2012-13, this is certainly the case as these centres join the existing Leeds City College centres of Burton Road, South Leeds (Westmoreland Road, Beeston) and across the City to offer more than 600 part time courses from September 2012.

All of these South Leeds centres continue to offer a friendly and welcoming environment where local people can make new friends and learn new skills to benefit not just themselves but also the local community.

Part time academic and vocational qualifications are offered in subject areas including childcare & teaching assistant, computing, counselling, English & maths (inc. GCSEs), ESOL (English for speakers of other languages), hair & beauty, health & social care, motor vehicle.

For those preferring to learn for enjoyment, our wide range of arts & crafts, hobby & leisure and languages courses is not to be missed. Courses include:

  • Astrology
  • Cake decorating
  • Clueless about computing
  • Gardening
  • Languages
  • Motor Vehicle & Welding
  • Photography

Plus many more!

Concessions are available on many courses (for those with few qualifications / on state benefits) and a number of courses are actually free, although some are subject to a small administration charge.

Enrolments dates & times for South Leeds based centres are:

Beeston Centre –

Thursday 30th August. Between: 10.30am – 7.30pm

Thursday 6th September. Between: 10.30am – 7.30pm

Morley Campus –

Tuesday 28th August. Between: 10.30am – 7.30pm

Tuesday 4th September. Between: 10.30am – 7.30pm

Rothwell Centre

Wednesday 29th August. Between: 10.30am – 12noon and 4pm – 7pm

Wednesday 5th September. Between: 10.30am – 12noon and 4pm – 7pm

South Leeds Centre

Wednesday 29th August. Between: 9am – 12noon and 4pm – 7pm

Thursday 30th August. Between: 4pm – 7pm

Wednesday 5th September.Between: 9am – 12noon and 4pm – 7pm

Thursday 6th September. Between: 4pm – 7pm

Leeds City College also offers an extensive range of full time courses in South Leeds for young people, professional and management courses and Higher Education courses.

To find out more about courses offered at Leeds City College main campuses or community centres simply visit, email or call 0845 045 7275. You can also pop into your nearest community centre or contact them directly by email or phone – details for all centres, including opening times, are available on our website.

More information available on Morley centre here.

More information on South Leeds centre here.

More information on Beeston centre here.

More infromation on Rothwell centre here.