Make it higher
with an apprenticeship

Higher & degree apprenticeships

Our higher and degree apprenticeships combine college study with workplace learning.

They offer a different route into professions which are traditionally filled by graduates, such as careers in:

  • architecture
  • facilities management
  • building services engineering
  • civil engineering
  • construction and the built environment
  • construction management
  • quantity surveying

If you are considering studying a full-time or part-time Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND) then a higher or degree apprenticeship could be a great alternative.

Leeds College of Building was one of the first colleges in the UK to deliver higher apprenticeships in construction and the built environment. We work alongside employers and industry bodies to ensure each apprenticeship provides the skills required by the industry.

Although our higher apprenticeship programme has grown significantly over the past few years we are still small enough to care about the training and support that our apprentices receive.

Why LCB?

  • We can provide bespoke programmes tailored to employer needs
  • Our achievement rates for technical and professional apprenticeships are 80%, which is significantly higher than the national average
  • Programmes are available at level 4, 5 and 6 which enables apprentices to take a break between the different levels or complete their studies at the end of each level
  • We offer employers flexibility, including day and block release programmes
  • We produce award winning apprentices
  • We have highly knowledgeable staff who are experts in their field

Find out more at one of our seminars

We are hosting two events in May that will provide both employers and students the opportunity to find out more about the higher and degree apprenticeships that the College will be delivering. The events will also cover the progression opportunities for level 3 apprentices.

May 17th Breakfast Seminar 8am - 9am, North Street

May 17th Breakfast Seminar 8am - 9am, North Street

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May 23rd Evening Seminar 6pm - 7pm, North Street

May 23rd Evening Seminar 6pm - 7pm, North Street

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Apprenticeship programme information

Our higher apprenticeships can lead to a career in a variety of disciplines, including: building services engineering, civil engineering, construction management, facilities management, maintenance, planning and surveying.

Download: Apprenticeship Guide

View course: Level 4 & 5 Facilities Management Higher Apprenticeship

View course: Level 5 Construction Management Higher Apprenticeship

Latest News

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News 13th September 2018

Students selected for final of WorldSkills UK

Following the national qualifiers the finalists are now in training as they prepare to compete in their chosen skill.

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News 10th September 2018

Yorkshire Housing apprentice shortlisted for regional apprenticeship awards

Isobel Moorhouse has fought off stiff competition to make the final shortlist for the Yorkshire and Humber regional apprenticeship awards.

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News 1st August 2018

Pride in Construction

Leeds College of Building will be taking part in Leeds Pride parade on Sunday 5 August 2018.

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News 31st July 2018

Redland Apprentice of the Year 2018

An apprentice at our College has been announced the coveted BMI ‘Redland Apprentice of the Year 2018.’

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Upcoming Open Events

Find out more about our events, including open events, taster days and enrolments days.

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Tue 16 Oct

Open Event - 16 October

North Street Campus

5 - 7pm

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Wed 31 Oct

Taster Day 31 October

Various campuses


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Thu 01 Nov

Taster Day 1 November

Various campuses


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