Why choose to study higher education at LCB?

What makes us different?

Leeds College of Building is unique. We’re the only college in the UK dedicated to construction and building, making us nationally and internationally recognised for delivering courses and apprenticeships in this field. For students looking to find a viable alternative to university study our higher level, work-based learning could hold the key.

What makes us better?

Simple. We teach you the skills and knowledge that employers want. Our world-class teaching and assessment teams, together with the College’s enviable regional and national industry links means our curriculum mirrors the current and future needs of the construction and engineering industry, broadening and improving your career choices.

What makes us right for you?

It’s a combination of things - our commitment to providing education services that promote equality, diversity and inclusion, our mission to ‘inspire lives and build futures’ and the millions of pounds invested in our new campuses, to name a few.

Why choose higher education?

We believe higher education is for everyone, the doors it opens, the confidence it builds and the industry relationships it offers. Higher education can be the perfect springboard for those wanting to progress and for mature students. For many students it’s the faster, more practical route to employment.

93% of LCB students are in employment or further study 6 months after graduating. The average starting salary is £27,000.

Study whilst in employment

Our higher education courses are designed to work for people who want to study whilst they work.

The higher national certificates, higher national diplomas, apprenticeships and NVQ qualifications can all be studied part-time, giving you the opportunity to broaden your skills and continue working.

Excellent industry links

Over the years we have built incredibly robust connections with leading regional, national and international construction organisations. Being able to tap into this network of expertise benefits all of our students throughout their studies. We have links with Arup, Atkins, Balfour Beatty, TSP Projects, ch2m, Mott Macdonald and NG Bailey, to name a few.

Our courses are designed in conjunction with employers, ensuring what you learn is aligned to industry needs.