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For Parents, Guardians & Carers

As a parent you want your son, daughter or ward to get the best out of their education. At Leeds College of Building we now offer a range of courses for them to study at College from as early as Year 10 through our Skills Academy.

Why Study at College

The Skills Academy run a number of courses which require students to attend College whilst in year 10 and 11. Allowing them to learn new skills, further explore the world of construction, and experiment with specialist facilities in a new and exciting environment.

By studying at College, we aim to build your child's confidence and life skills to increase the opportunities available to them when they leave school.

How will my Child Attend College?

Students choosing construction as an option at the College will still be required to attend school to study towards their GCSE’s. Students will be required to attend College for either one day, one and a half days or two days per week depending on their course, during term time in year 10 and 11.

Students would be expected to make their own way to and from the College’s North Street campus.

What Support does the College Provide?

We appreciate that choosing to attend College may seem quite daunting, to overcome this all students have access to the support they need to help them with their studies and personal/career development.

We have a specialist Co-ordinator who liaises directly with the school and your child's teacher and we feedback progress reports covering attendance, punctuality and how your child is getting on.

We would advise all students to speak to their teachers in school about the courses that are available. You are also welcome to attend one of the College open days to find out more.

As soon as your child has made their choice, the school will help you with the application process. All successful applicants will be invited to College for an interview, which we will then follow up with an offer letter.

Download: Skills Academy Guide for Schools, Parents, Carers and Careers Advisers