Further, Higher and Adult Education

Leicester and Leicestershire boast three world-class universities and a strong further education (FE) sector, along with a good choice of schools and private training providers. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> It is critically important that those leaving education are well equipped for the world of work, and that our local training provision meets the needs of local employers, both now and in the future.

Further education colleges

We have formed close links with all local colleges and they are keen to work with businesses to meet their needs in skills and training.

Most colleges provide apprenticeships and training for employers; please contact them directly for further information. 

Our region boasts a broad offer of further education opportunities for both young people and adults via: 


We work very closely with our region’s three universities to ensure that the supply of graduates meets the needs of local businesses. 

Each university has its own student and careers service directly engaging with employers to offer graduate internships, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), or to work on specific projects to assist companies to be more innovative and productive.  For young people and adults, there is a very wide range of learning options. 

If you are interested then contact our universities directly: 

Adult education

There is a broad range of adult learning opportunities via: