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Welcome to The City of Liverpool College


About us

The College first opened in 1992 following an amalgamation of the previous four existing colleges across the city. Until late 2013, the College was known as Liverpool Community College.

We are now proud to be The City of Liverpool College, serving more than a third of all 16-18 year olds in Liverpool and educating almost 20,000 students a year. Our students are spread across our 500 academic and vocational courses, offering them the widest choice in the city at the highest standard of learning.

The size and breadth of the college puts us at the heart of the City. Our daily work brings us in contact with partners and stakeholders of all kinds; from large corporations and household names and frequently we work with Liverpool City Council. We work closely with local training providers and employers in the private, public and voluntary sectors to deliver the widest range of further education courses, delivered with practical experience.

Our close working relationships with businesses ensures that we keep up to date with what employers need, but crucially ensures our students are equipped with the skills to find employment and succeed. 

We are heavily involved in a wide range of innovative programmes. As a Gazelle college, we promote an enterprising culture for students to develop confidence and entrepreneurial skills to help create jobs for the future.

Additional support

Our experienced and expert Pastoral Care Team across campus provide help, advice and information to students on all issues relating to their personal, social development and their overall wellbeing whilst studying with us.

Achievement Coaches

  • Achievement Coaches are available to give you one to one support. They help you get over any barriers you have to success, offering you a listening ear, improving your study skills, building your confidence and helping you to achieve your aims at College

Personal Development

  • During your time at College, you will be supported and encouraged to work hard to achieve success. However, we also want it to be interesting, fun, exciting and rewarding. Make the most of your time in College through a range of exciting activities.

College Sports Maker

  • As part of your health and wellbeing, we offer bespoke sport services from our College Sports Maker. Sport can be used to decrease stress levels, increase energy levels and help with concentration for a holistic approach to student life.

Careers Advice and Guidance Team - Pointing you in the right direction

What we can offer you:

  • Our qualified and experienced Careers Advisers offer professional, confidential advice and guidance to current students and prospective applicants. We will help you choose the right course, research and choose a career, apply to university and prepare to look for jobs.
  • We also offer a drop in, telephone and email information advice and guidance service
  • We can signpost or refer you to external organisations and other college support services

Counselling 

  • We recognise that it can be hard to ask for help and make that initial contact. If you have not had counselling before you may be curious about what happens.

Learning Support

  • Helping you reach your Potential
  • We offer a Learning Support service to suit the individual. We have excellent resources and specialist help and support for students who have learning difficulties or disabilities.
  • Our aims are to enable you, as a student, to reach your potential, achieve success, become independent and progress into Higher Education or employment.
  • We welcome your enquiry and will arrange to meet you to assess the level of support that you need. Once on course your support will be regularly reviewed and adjusted to suit your needs.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2016

Key information

Venues

  • A: Clarence Street Campus
    • Address:
    • Clarence Street
    • Liverpool
    • L3 5TP
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01512521515
    • Website:
    • www.liv-coll.ac.uk/Clarence-Street-l5.html
    • More information:
    • The College's facility on Clarence Street nestles amongst the City's two famous university campuses - Liverpool John Moores and the University of Liverpool - placing the College at the heart of student life. The College's City6 provision is sited on this campus offering 16-18 year olds the widest choice of A-levels in the City.

      Students have easy access to transport hubs, learning resources and local attractions supporting their development as independent learners.

      City6 prepares students for higher education at the College or university or for routes into employment. Courses for 16-18s in Health and Care and Access to HE courses are also located at this centre.

      All students have access to well-resourced facilities including modern teaching rooms and laboratories kitted out with modern, industry-standard equipment.

  • B: The Learning Exchange
    • Address:
    • Roscoe Street
    • Liverpool
    • L1 9DW
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01512521515
    • Website:
    • www.liv-coll.ac.uk/Learning-Exchange-l6.html
    • More information:
    • The Learning Exchange is the College's flagship building that seamlessly combines old with new amidst the rich architecture of three of Liverpool's famous cultural areas: RopeWalks, Hope Street Quarter and China Town - home to the oldest established Chinese Community in the West and the largest Chinese arch outside China.

      A-Levels and GCSEs as well as Sports and Leisure courses are located on this campus providing students with modern, purpose-built facilities and equipment, including full size sports hall, hi-tech sports labs and spacious, air conditioned gym and fitness studio. All students have access to a wide range of learning and recreational facilities including modern teaching rooms and work studios and a fully equipped learning resource centre.

      The Employability and Enterprise Zone (EEZ) at the Learning Exchange is an invaluable resource providing information and links in to employment or on to university. The information, advice and guidance unit based at the Learning Exchange also offers students pre and on course support around learning.

      We have a a full day care nursery for children aged 18mths to 4 years to help our students manage their family commitments while studying towards their future.

  • C: Duke Street Campus
    • Address:
    • Duke Street
    • Liverpool
    • L1 5BQ
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01512521515
    • Website:
    • www.liv-coll.ac.uk/Duke-Street-l2.html
    • More information:
    • The College's Duke Street centre is located amongst the City's bustling RopeWalks conservation area famous for it's port related heritage and vibrant culinary scene. The centre is located just a few minutes walk from the City's world class shopping centre, Liverpool One.

      This campus is the central location for apprenticeships and both further and higher education courses in catering, hospitality, travel, tourism and leisure as well as hair, beauty and holistic therapies.

      All students have access to well-resourced facilities including modern industry standard teaching workrooms, kitchens and laboratories and salons kitted out with modern, industry-specialist equipment.

      The Academy Restaurant, Academy Hair, Beauty and Holistic Therapy Salons, The Graduate Hair Salon and The Academy Café are located here in purpose built, industry standard facilities. As commercial ventures, they provide authentic working environments for students in training, as well as first-rate food produce and services and hair and beauty treatments to the public at highly competitive prices.

  • D: The Arts Centre
    • Address:
    • Myrtle Street
    • Liverpool
    • L7 7JA
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01512521515
    • Website:
    • www.liv-coll.ac.uk/Arts-Centre-l1.html
    • More information:
    • The Arts Centre is located in Liverpool's Hope Street Quarter. This striking Georgian district stretches from the Anglican Cathedral to the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and includes a wealth of cultural venues including the Philharmonic Hall, both Unity and Everyman Theatres and some of the best hotels and restaurants the City has to offer. The Arts Centre is centrally located and is within a five-ten minute walk of Liverpool's bus and train stations.

      This campus has established itself as the leading arts teaching and learning institution on Merseyside, providing students with first class creative and digital facilities including specialist arts, drawing, painting and sculpting studios and technical facilities, state of the art design workshops, industry standard recording studios, premier dance and drama facilities, first-class photography work rooms and modern fashion and multimedia studios.

      The City of Liverpool College is a founder college of the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills and a lead provider of Fashion courses in the region.

  • E: Vauxhall Road Campus
    • Address:
    • Vauxhall Road
    • Liverpool
    • L3 6BN
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01512521515
    • Website:
    • www.liv-coll.ac.uk/Vauxhall-Road-l4.html
    • More information:
    • Technical and Enterprise courses are located in this modern, purpose built facility that includes fully equipped workshops and laboratories for a number of trades such as dental technology, furniture making, bricklaying, painting and decorating, joinery, plastering, plumbing, electrical/gas installation and heating and ventilation workshops.

      The campus also houses motor vehicle repair workshops and an industry standard paint spraying booth.

      The college has invested £250,000 in environmental technologies facilities which include workshops housing the latest low carbon equipment and a full size ‘green’ home on which to demonstrate and deliver the latest green technologies skills training.

  • F: Bankfield Road Campus
    • Address:
    • Bankfield Road
    • Liverpool
    • L13 0BQ
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01512521515
    • Website:
    • www.liv-coll.ac.uk/Bankfield-Road-l3.html
    • More information:
    • A wide range of professional business and IT programmes for adults run at this centre as well as higher education courses including Batchelors Degree in Social Work and Access to HE.

      Bankfield is also the centre for courses in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL).

      Facilities at the centre include a fully equipped learning resource centre and a nursery specialising in the care of infants aged from 3 months to 4 years to help our students manage their family commitments while studying towards their future.