Leeds College of Building

Leeds College of Building in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, is the only further education college in the UK which specialises in the construction industry. It was established in 1960 and currently has about 6,500 students. It has two campuses, the North Street campus and the Hunslet campus.

Leeds College of Building
North Street

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Coordinates53.802950°N 1.535220°W / 53.802950; -1.535220
TypeFurther Education College
PrincipalDerek Whitehead
Enrolment6,500 [1]

It has courses ranging from entry level through to degree, focussed on National Vocational Qualifications and Apprenticeships for occupations relevant to the construction and built environment sector. In 2018 they were awarded BTEC Apprenticeship Provider of the Year for their continued development of apprenticeships within the sector.


Courses offered

The college offers courses in:

  • Architectural Technology
  • Brickwork
  • Building Services Engineering
  • Carpentry & Joinery
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical Installation
  • Gas Installation
  • Health & Safety
  • Heating and Ventilation
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Plastering/Dry Lining
  • Plumbing
  • Roofing
  • Shop Fitting
  • Surveying
  • Transport Planning
  • 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.

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