Tag: Leeds College of Building

CityFibre and OCU team up to bring new talent into Leeds Gigabit City programme

Kirkstall Forge, Leeds College of Building, O’Connor Utilities (OCU) and CityFibre have joined forces to support young apprentices through a 12-week fibre installation training scheme that will help build the city’s full fibre network. CityFibre, the UK’s leading alternative provider of wholesale full fibre infrastructure, and construction firm OCU have

Leeds College of Building rated ‘Good’ in Ofsted report

The Principal of the UK’s only specialist further education construction college says he is “delighted” after Leeds College of Building was graded ‘Good’ in all areas in its most recent Ofsted inspection. Since the previous inspection, staff have spent the past two years working to improve standards. Ofsted has recognised the

Building College joins Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme

Leeds College of Building is the latest organisation to become a member of the Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme. As the UK’s only specialist further education construction college, the appointment is recognition of the contribution the education institution has made to the scheme. The Leeds-based college joins a network of more

Leeds apprentices win coveted national education awards

Pearson, the world’s learning company, has recognised the extraordinary achievements of students gaining BTEC qualifications at the ninth annual BTEC Awards at Central Hall Westminster. Leeds College of Building Apprentices were among those celebrating. Christopher Meredith, a Civil Engineering student, was crowned winner of the BTEC Award for 19+ Apprentice of

Leeds College of Building receives investment into Roofing

Leeds College of Building (LCB) has enjoyed a boost to its roofing apprenticeship scheme via investment support from national roofing business, Burton Roofing. The national roofing merchants, with a local depot in Lower Wortley, have committed £1,000 to the LCB’s roofing division, which offers roof slating and tiling apprenticeships to

College tutor gains first-of-its-kind roofing award

A Leeds roofing tutor has been awarded an ‘Excellence in Teaching’ medal from the Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers, the first time the accolade has ever been presented. Chris Messenger, a lecturer in roof slating and tiling at Leeds College of Building in Hunslet, was invited to the prestigious

UK’s first ever College ‘Academic Partnership’ announced for National Apprenticeship Week

To mark National Apprenticeship Week 2019 (4 – 8 March), an international engineering association announced it is forming the first ever academic partnership agreement with a further education college in the UK. The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), which has 92,000 members globally, attended the Hunslet Campus of Leeds College