We are delighted that your daughter, son or ward has chosen Leeds College of Building as their place of learning during the next stage in their education. Here at Leeds College of Building, we encourage all parents, guardians and carers to join with us as we support and encourage our young students in their studies.

Although the College allows some freedoms not usually available for youngsters at school, we set high standards of behaviour and expect all young people to take their responsibilities, both to themselves and others, seriously. To help them as they develop as young adults, we provide a comprehensive range of support, advice and guidance services. Their tutors are there with them every step of the way.

Parent FAQs

What do I do if my child is unwell and/or unable to attend college?

For any absence, we would request that a parent/adult contact the relevant department before 9am to advise of this. Not getting in contact would be marked as unauthorised absence on the register and will affect the student's overall attendance records.

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Electrical, Plumbing, BTEC Level 3 & T Levels: 0113 222 6061

What do I do if I have a concern regarding my child?

We would encourage a phone call to our Student Services department 0113 222 6002 where our Progress Coaches will be happy to help. We can talk through your concerns and action appropriately. We hope to build good relationships with parents to ensure our students are happy, settled and have the support to succeed.

Will support be provided for my child?

We have a team of dedicated staff who offer a range of support, including personal guidance, welfare, safeguarding, financial and transport support, career and progression and employer engagement activities to ensure each student reaches their full potential at LCB.

What financial support will I get from LCB?

Students who need financial support to help them stay in education or training and have a household income of less than £28,000 per year will be able to apply for the LCB Bursary. This can be used to help with expenses such as transport, food, equipment or other course-related costs.

Applications can be downloaded from our website from August 1st, or a paper copy is available from Student Services. Funds are limited so please make sure you apply early and provide us with the evidence required.

How do I know how well my child is doing?

Regular Student Reviews take place during individual tutorials. Your child’s tutor will spend time with them looking at the positives so far and what areas can be improved and how. Parents' evenings are also arranged throughout the year, and you will be informed of these near the time.

What if my child decides the course is not for them?

We understand that choosing a college course is a big decision and sometimes it's just not the right one. That is not a problem, we have staff in Student Services who can help with alternative ideas, training providers, and careers etc. We encourage our students to speak with their tutor or PA if they are unhappy with their course choice.

If you require any further assistance, please email info@lcb.ac.uk or call Student Services on 0113 222 6002.