Competitions play a big role in student development at Leeds College of Building and we encourage our students to participate in regional and national competitions.

Students have taken part in many competitions and have had success at a local, national and international level. Recent student successes include, WorldSkills UK Silver and Bronze in Painting & Decorating, and silver in Roof Slating and Tiling and the College was awarded Apprenticeship Provider of the Year.

The events allow students to showcase their skills and for the winners, not only can they receive great prizes it gives them a head start in their chosen career.

Some of the competitions that students take part in:

  • Carpenters Craft Competition
  • Dulux Apprentice of the Year
  • Dulux Pitch 2 Win
  • Guild of Bricklayers
  • Johnstone's Young Painter of the Year
  • Matchfit
  • WorldSkills
  • SkillBuild
  • Sparks Magazine National Apprentice of the Year
  • WorldSkills

The students also receive awards in recognition of their hard work, success and dedication to their course or whilst in the workplace.

Some of the awards that students can receive:

  • B&ES Training Awards
  • CECA Apprenticeship Awards
  • City & Guilds Medals for Excellence
  • CIHT Apprenticeship Awards
  • ICE QUEST Scholarship
  • ITS (UK) Essay Awards
  • National BTEC Awards
  • New Civil Engineer of the Year Award
  • The National Apprenticeship Awards
  • The Plasterers' Training Awards

You can read more about our college awards and successes on our news page.