Reach Higher in Construction

Reach Higher in Construction

The Reach Higher project is managed by The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges and part-funded by the European Social Fund, it aims to widen participation in higher level skills, so that those engaged in the programme will have increased confidence, be able to progress within their employment and consider accessing a higher level qualification.

Programme Overview

Leeds College of Building is working collaboratively with employers, key partners and external presenters, including Women in Science & Engineering (WISE), Engie, Colas, HB Projects, Construction West Yorkshire and Neil Sheehan, to deliver a programme covering 5 skill areas.

The programme offers attendees the opportunity to develop their understanding of essential leadership and management skills, that are identified as potential weak areas by employers across the region. Alongside this, there is a focus on digital skills, such as Building Information Modelling (BIM), estimating, coaching, behavioural safety, mentoring and dealing with issues when negotiating.

The day or block release programme is available to employers across the Leeds City Region (eligibility criteria applies) for a small contribution of just £100 for the week. A CPD certificate will be provided upon completion.

  • Digital Skills
  • Commercial Awareness
  • Situational & Basic Management/Leadership
  • Health & Safety
  • Situational Bias

The training would support individuals wanting to progress, those who act as a go between the site and the office, and people moving into a more client-facing role (Gary Morgan, HB Projects).

Day Release Programme

Block Release Programme

Get in Touch

To find out more about the Reach Higher in Construction project, including the eligibility criteria please contact the Project Manager, Sarah Carter. 

Call: 0113 222 6049