Leeds College of Building
At Leeds College of Building (LCB), we think we’re pretty special. That’s because we’re the only further education college in the UK dedicated to construction and the built environment.
Leeds College of Building (LCB) is the only General Further Education College (GFEC) in the UK dedicated to the construction industry. Since the 1960s, we have played a pivotal role in delivering high-quality education & training for the industry, and we remain committed to supporting new developments and ensuring vocational and technical provision meets industry wamts. The construction industry adds enormous value to the country. It supplies many jobs (over 2.7 million), and its output (8%) is essential for commerce, housing, infrastructure, and repairs & maintenance. LCB is proud and honored to support the continuing and future needs of a highly skilled construction industry workforce
The College has responded to the growth in 16-18, apprenticeships, and higher education provision, and provides over 200 courses from entry-level to level 6.
In total, we welcome around 5,500 students, and we recruit from across the UK. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and inclusivity and safeguarding are central to our mission and values. We work extremely hard to ensure students represent every section of our community.
One of our strengths is our links with businesses. We partner with over 600 leading employers. This means we can tap into expertise that benefits all our students throughout their studies. Students get hands-on experience in the real world, and we make sure our courses meet the needs of the industry. Students can also gain opportunities or employment through these business relationships.
The College is based in two locations in Leeds: North Street Campus and South Bank Campus. The campuses supply world-class learning environments and classroom and workshop facilities for craft and higher technical courses in building services engineering, construction trades, rail, and higher education, allowing further expansion of provision to meet employer and student wants.
The College’s Strategic Plan for 2021-2026 sets out the actions we will take to achieve our ambitions and realistic vision for the future, as we maintain with our ambition to be outstanding in all that we do. More than anything else, the College remains firmly focused on helping students achieve above and beyond their expectations by supplying a high-quality learning experience that shapes their future career occasions.
Six strategic aims
- Supply a safe, supportive, and inclusive learning culture
- Deliver high-quality education and training through enjoyable learning experiences
- Work with employers and progressive collaborations to develop the talents and abilities to meet further workforce wants
- Harness the use of technology to support innovation in learning and smarter, more efficient working practices
- Attract, develop and retain a highly skilled and responsive workforce
- Remain a financially sustainable and resilient organization
View the Strategic Plan 2021-2026
“Inspiring lives & building futures”
“to be the college of choice for construction and the built environment; making a difference to the lives of our students and the larger society”
We have a common set of values across everything we do, which we hope all staff and students embrace.