Competitions & Awards

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 gold and bronze in roofing, and silver in dry lining, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place medals at the Carpenters Craft competition, Apprentice of the Year at the Rail Staff Awards and the Young Engineer of the Year Award at the CIBSE Awards.

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.

Here is a list of 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
  • SkillELECTRIC
  • 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.

Here is a list of some of the awards that students can receive:

  • B&ES Training Awards
  • City & Guilds Medals for Excellence
  • ICE QUEST Scholarship
  • National BTEC Awards
  • The National Apprenticeship Awards
  • The Plaisterers' Training Awards