Construction Principal & CEO Derek Whitehead Retires After 37 Years in Education

Derek Whitehead, Principal and CEO of Leeds College of Building, is to retire this week after 37 years working in Further Education and vocational skills training.  From teenage Keighley carpentry and joinery apprentice to leader of the UKā€™s only General Further Education College that specialises in construction, Derek has spent decades training and leading the next […]

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Leeds College of Building gears up as Yorkshire host for SkillBuild regional heats

Leeds College of Building isĀ set to be the only Yorkshire host for the 2022Ā SkillBuild Regional Qualifying HeatsĀ on 9 June.Ā  SkillBuild isĀ the largest and longest running multi-trade skills competition in the UK for construction trainees and apprentices.Ā Delivered by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), SkillBuild forms part of WorldSkills UK and is often dubbed the ā€˜skills […]

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Leeds College of Building Announces First Female Principal & CEO

Leeds College of Building has announced Nikki Davis as the next Principal & CEO and the first woman to hold the post in the 60-year history of the institution. Nikki is currently the Collegeā€™s Vice Principal for Teaching, Learning & Quality and will take up the position on 1st August. Incumbent Principal & CEO, Derek Whitehead, will continue in […]

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Leeds College of Building joins local action to mark Colleges Week 2021

Following on from the success of last yearā€™s ā€˜Love Our Collegesā€™ campaign, Leeds College of Building is dedicating 18 ā€“ 22 October to Colleges Week 2021 and highlighting the incredible work colleges do. During the national awareness campaign, Leeds College of Building will host its first face-to-face open event post-COVID19 on Thursday 21 October (5-7pm) […]

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