Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Construction Skills/ILS


Study Programme


College Certificate; Level 1 Construction Skills

Course Start:


Course Length:

1-2 years


North Street Campus

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Course overview

Leeds College of Building offers a supported provision for students with SEND, aged between 16 - 24 years, who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or have High Needs.

The Bridge Builder course can be personalised to meet most individual needs; learners will work towards outcomes linked to further study, employment and independent futures. The course benefits from reduced class sizes and a small dedicated staff team who work closely with the students throughout their course.

Course content

The course is built around construction trades and employability/social skills with maths, English, enrichment and work experience sessions included within the timetable.

Maths and English levels offered are based on exam achievements and College assessments. The Bridge Builder group engage in either Functional Skills or GCSEs.

Construction trades offered within the Bridge Builder course:

  • Joinery
  • Brickwork
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Block Paving
  • Plastering & Tiling

Enrichment is a core part of the course and includes sports, outward bounds, residential trips, construction site visits, team building activities and museum/tourist attraction visits. The college offers students the option to participate in the National Citizen Service scheme. These enrichment activities are designed to promote social, employability and independence skills.

Entry requirements

This course is open primarily to students with an EHCP or that are High Needs, who may need additional support before they can access a mainstream course. For further information, contact the High Needs team for an informal discussion.

What can I do after this course?

There is an opportunity for students to progress onto mainstream courses at the college after one or two years on the Bridge Builder programme. Where appropriate, the High Needs team can support you to access an alternative setting or enter employment.

Further information

For further information on Bridge Builder, please email the Bridge Builder Team -

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