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Q. What grades do my son/daughter need to get into SLC?

Each course has different entry requirements. We offer a wide range of courses, which means that we can offer the best course to suit your son/daughter’s ability. For specific entry requirements, refer to the course information on the college website. 


Q. My son/daughter isn’t sure which course is best for them. Where can they find help?

We have dedicated careers advisers who will be happy to chat to them about their options. They can speak to a member of the Recruitment team on 0116 264 3535 or email Applicants for all full-time courses are interviewed by a course tutor, which provides another opportunity for them to review their choices before making a decision. 


Q. How does my son/daughter apply to SLC?

They are able to apply using UCAS progress. Alternatively, they should complete the SLC application form which is available online.


Q. My son/daughter is statemented at school.  Will they continue to receive support at

Yes. We will undertake a review of their support needs prior to joining the college to ensure that appropriate support is in place at the start of their course.  Additional support is free.


Q. What additional costs will there be for equipment, trips etc.

Students will be advised of any possible additional costs when they attend an interview.  Information about how to access financial support will also be available.


Q. What happens if my son/daughter does not achieve the grades they need?

They should come into college and discuss their options with the course tutor.  In most cases, a suitable alternative can be found.


Q. If my son/daughter doesn’t like their course, can they change?

Yes.  If your son/daughter has any concerns over the suitability of their course they should first speak to their Personal Tutor as soon as possible. If they prefer, they can speak with the college Careers Advisor who will offer guidance about an alternative course.


Q. How many hours will my son/daughter be in college per week?

Full-time students can expect to be in college between 14-18 hours per week.  


Q. Can I find out how well my son/daughter is progressing?

We arrange a number of parents evenings throughout the year. We are keen to keep parents informed of the progress that their son/daughter makes. If you have any concerns over your son/daughter’s progress then you can contact their tutor who will be happy to keep you up-to-date.


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South Leicestershire College
Blaby Road
South Wigston
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Phone: 0116 264 3535
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