National Land Based College (UK)

NLBC has been established as a virtual college to address the challenges of workforce training and skills in the sector, combining strong links to specialist colleges and universities, while being employer-driven. NLBC will develop collaborations and partnerships across the sector, and maximise the use of learning technologies and blended learning to aid skills development.

NLBC will strengthen the sector, building resilience, and supporting associated industries by ensuring that the current and future workforce has access to the best possible skills development opportunities in a co-ordinated manner.

NLBC has a core team of four based at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire. We work closely with our partners Landex and City & Guilds, staff at our member colleges and universities, and land based industries to achieve our objectives. We have a board of 16 Directors.

Our Goals:

  • Champion Land Based as a Professional and Progressive Career
  • Increase Industry Engagement in the Skills Agenda
  • Develop Qualifications to Deliver the Skills Employers Need
  • Maximise Digital and Flexible Learning Opportunities

Our Delivery:

We will achieve our mission and vision through an employer led, hub and spoke, integrated approach, linked strongly to UK specialist land based colleges and universities, their member organisation Landex, and our awarding body partner City & Guilds. Our core principles are to network, collaborate, innovate, and deliver consistent high quality for our sector.


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