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Leeds City College Reputation
Leeds City College is located in Central England, West Yorkshire. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Bronze rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.26,000 are enrolled at Leeds City College.
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So far so good. Have done 2 levels there and I'm about to do a diploma. I don't use the facilities so irrelevant. Tutor is qualified, modest and likeable, not a guru type but a "constant learner type". A lot depends on the student's attitude, organising skills and wit+what is someone doing outside of the course. The choice of the course is on the student, I don't get it how can one complain about lack of opportunities after. Someone's combined about how the college rips money etc. It's a business at the end of the day, isn't it? There's always going to be people who complain about something and just can't look into themselves. These people usually don't achieve much. How you utilise the skills learned is up to you.
Totally appalling money grabbing company. Poorly managed, exploits students, and genuinely nice members of staff are diamonds in the rough as some teachers and all management are narcissists. Poor behaviour management of students and support is rubbish don’t come here if you want to learn!
Toilets are constantly out of order, the teachers can't spell - or teach for that matter! Teachers are always late, the longest I waited was 1 hour 15m. The security system is rubbish, nobody will ask for you ID if you do not wear it, the ID scanners at doors never work... Classes can't be controlled - during exams students talk freely. Before an Ofsted inspection, the walls were painting and teachers patrolled halls for ID wearers, rules were strictly enforced! FAB! except as soon as they left it went back to its usual loose self.
Lack of material to use in study's, poor computer facility, constantly broken entry turn styles. Terrible planning on work given, teachers know less than some of the students on the course. Personal favourite, goal posts changed when coursework goals are set.
Do not come here if you are in need of additional help, such as specific educational needs or medical needs. The additional help offered is often not given, though they will tell you different. Staff are unprofessional and vindictive (Though for legal reasons they will ensure no one can be directly blamed, AKA "passing the buck/Closing ranks). Work/syllabus is the bare minimum, often pointing you to third party websites, despite paying for the course (and no, this is not in addition to work given by them.) If you can go elsewhere for your course, elsewhere will be better. This should be a last resort based on my experience. Shame, really.
Apply for a course as a mature student gets you fobbed off with "we will contact you", sit waiting for update to your application after interview and receive nothing. A simple no would allow people to then apply for a better college. I'll focus on mooc's then apply to Bradford next year cheers for the wasted time.
Don't address behaviour in class, constant distractions and yet the teachers/tutors do nothing. Very hard to focus and reach full potential when it's treat like a primary school in regards to behaviour, constant use of phones in lessons also not punished.