Leeds College of Building

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Leeds College of Building
Leeds College of Building (logo).png
North Street
Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7QT
Coordinates53°48′11″N 1°32′07″W / 53.802950°N 1.535220°W / 53.802950; -1.535220Coordinates: 53°48′11″N 1°32′07″W / 53.802950°N 1.535220°W / 53.802950; -1.535220
School typeFurther Education College
PrincipalIan Billyard
Number of students7,500 [1]

Leeds College of Building in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, is the only college in the UK which specialises in the construction industry. It was established in 1960 and currently has about 7,500 students, 11% of whom are full-time. It is on three sites, the North Street campus,the Hunslet campus and the Millwright Campus in Mabgate. The whole college has Centre of Vocational Excellence status.

It has courses ranging from entry level for 14 year-olds and older to honours degree, focussed on National Vocational Qualifications and Apprenticeships for trade occupations relevant to building and construction, and management of these operations.[2]

In 2011, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg chose the College to announce a £1 billion "Youth Contract" scheme to help young people get into employment, including extra funding for training and apprenticeships.[3]

Courses offered[edit]

College building on North Street
Hunslet Campus
Millwright Campus

The college offers courses in:

  • Architecture
  • Brickwork
  • Carpentry & Joinery
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Electrical Installation
  • Engineering
  • Furniture Manufacture
  • Gas Installation
  • Health & Safety
  • Heating and Ventilation
  • Information Technology
  • Management
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Plastering/Dry Lining
  • Plumbing
  • Roofing
  • Security & Maintenance
  • Shop Fitting
  • Signmaking
  • Surveying
  • Wall & Floor Tiling
  • Wood Machining


  1. ^ https://www.lcb.ac.uk/information/about-the-college
  2. ^ Whitehead, Derek (2012). "Leeds College of Building: higher apprenticeships in construction and the built environment". Higher Education, Skills and Work - Based Learning. 2 (3): 304–308.
  3. ^ "Nick Clegg pledge for youth unemployed". Yorkshire Evening Post. 25 November 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2018.

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