Joseph Priestley College

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Joseph Priestley College
Joseph Priestley College logo.png
Established 1955
Closed 2011
Type FE College
Location Beeston Campus
Burton Avenue, LS11 5ER
53°46′41″N 1°32′28″W / 53.7780°N 1.5412°W / 53.7780; -1.5412
also Morley Campus
Peel Street, Morley, LS27 8QE
53°44′43″N 1°35′49″W / 53.7452°N 1.5970°W / 53.7452; -1.5970
and Rothwell Campus
Marsh Street, Rothwell, LS26 0AE
53°44′51″N 1°28′41″W / 53.7475°N 1.4780°W / 53.7475; -1.4780

West Yorkshire
Website Joseph Priestley College

Joseph Priestley College was a further education college founded in 1955 serving the communities of South Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was named after Joseph Priestley, the famous scientist and co-discoverer of oxygen who was born nearby. The college had three campuses, in Rothwell, Morley and Beeston.

Following financial problems the college was merged with Leeds City College in August 2011.

Courses offered[edit]

The college offered a number of courses including:

  • Public Services (Uniformed)
  • Hairdressing
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Business
  • Construction
  • Horticulture
  • IT Training
  • Sport
  • Basic Skills (English and Maths)
  • IT Skills
  • Childcare
  • Health and Social Care
  • Foundation studies (courses for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities)
  • Access to Higher Education
  • GCSEs (Mathematics and English)
  • A wide range of full-time, part-time and flexible courses for adults.
  • Courses for Businesses (including First Aid, Health and Safety, Management Training)

See also[edit]

  • Royds School Joseph Priestley College's Partnership School

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