Leeds Life...

Learning opportunities in Leeds...

The learning opportunities in Leeds reflect the cosmopolitan city, offering something for all levels and interests. We have two major universities in the city, a wealth of further education opportunities as well as a range of opportunities within the teaching hospital.

  • Learning in Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

    As a member of staff you will have a regular appraisal which will identify your training and development needs.

    Our training offer is linked to our values and includes a range of opportunities with a mix of on-line and face to face courses. Our training interface is an easy to use system, allowing staff to access a range of on-line courses.

    We are focused on developing our “Leading in Leeds” programme of opportunities which are open to all people in leadership roles. The courses range from introduction to management, through Chartered Management Institute courses to programmes run by Loughborough University and University of Leeds.

  • Further Education

    There are a number of education establishments offering Further Education (FE) programmes, the city’s largest college is Leeds City College which is the UK’s third largest FE establishment, offering a diverse curriculum to more than 40,000 students.

    Leeds City College operates out of six main campuses – Horsforth, Joseph Priestley, Keighley, Park Lane, Technology and Printworks – as well as having provisions in dozens of smaller community centres across the region.

  • Higher Education

    Leeds boasts three highly successful Universities, University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Trinity University. Large numbers of staff have taken advantage of under graduate and post graduate courses at these and other local universities

    The University of Leeds is a world top 100 university and a UK top 10 research institution. It is one of only 24 UK universities that make up the prestigious research intensive Russell Group.

    The University is on a single campus, just ten minutes’ walk from the bustling Leeds city centre. It is an eclectic mix of the old and the new reflecting its 100 years history.

    Within the University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health is the School of Medicine. The Trust works in partnership with the School to support the education and learning of under graduate and doctors in training.

    Leeds Beckett University was renamed from the Leeds Metropolitan University in September 2014. The university is one of the most popular in the country. With over 28,000 students and 2,900 staff, offering world-class learning, an incredible campus and city environment, and a lively, friendly social scene that makes for the perfect student experience.

    In 2012 Leeds Trinity University was granted full university status. It was founded as a teacher training college, and whilst the Institution continues to be renowned for the high standard of its teacher training, provision has expanded and diversified to include thriving departments of Media, Film and Culture; Journalism; Business, Management and Marketing; Psychology; Sport, Health and Nutrition. Leeds Trinity continues to develop its courses and was one of the first places in the UK to offer degrees in Forensic Psychology and Sports Journalism.