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LABC's online and face-to-face CPD courses, diplomas and BSc Hons degree are the only courses continuously updated by industry experts to keep abreast of changes to the building regulations. As a result, we have rapidly become the industry standard – not only for building control professionals but also for planners, designers, architects, surveyors, house builders and developers. 

  • We work with further education and higher education providers like the University of Wolverhampton and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) to develop qualifications.
  • We regularly review and expand our portfolio of CPD courses – responding to industry demand.
  • We deliver high quality, easily accessible training for building professionals that is great value and delivered all across the country and online! 
  • Designed to cut out the waffle and get down to business, our courses are ideal for anyone returning to the industry, getting more hands-on, looking for a formal qualification or just a refresher.

All our training courses are run by well-respected industry experts. For more information contact us at or call 020 8616 8120.

Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

In addition to the face-to-face CPD courses, all LABC members have access to hundreds of free online courses held in LABC's Virtual Learning Environment.

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Please note: Your login details for the VLE are different from your LABC Members website login. If you don't know your login details for the VLE or need to register please email for assistance.

Student feedback

Charlotte Al-Maadanli, Building Control Surveyor, Aylesbury Vale District Council

"Thank you for all the help and support. This course has been fantastic, although challenging, it has drastically brought me up to speed and enabled me to feel comfortable doing my role."

– Charlotte Al-Maadanli, Building Control Surveyor, Aylesbury Vale District Council

James Stone, Senior Development Officer, Cornwall Council

"I would like to thank you and everyone else who was involved in delivering the Level 5 course.  I have really enjoyed the learning experience and the knowledge I have gained as it has boosted my confidence and ability immensely. Since completing the Level 5 course, I have been successful in obtaining a senior post within Cornwall Council Building Control."

– James Stone, Senior Development Officer, Cornwall Council

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Building Control Professional Competence Validation Assessments - LABC Members


Thank you for registering on one of the LABC funded Pathways. The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has awarded LABC a Funding Grant to provide surveyors working in areas in England that have HRBs, with education and validations that lead up to the competence...

Building Regulation Fire Safety Fundamentals


This course will give an overview of the building regulation requirements that building professionals require a solid understanding of. It will look at the application of fire safety principles to building work and the various approaches to demonstrate compliance. It will also discuss principles...

Building Regulations for Designers, Architects & Specifiers


This practical, half day course serves as a good introductory or refresher session for anyone in the construction industry who requires a basic understanding of the Building Regulations and Building Act and how they work in practice. It takes the mystery and confusion out of the Building Control...

Dangerous Structures & Demolition


This course outlines the relevant sections of the Building Act 1984, together with the service of the various notices and procedures involved, including requisition for information, Types of notices and methods of service, injunctions and power to enter premises. Delegates will gain an overview of...

Effective Enforcement


Good Building Control rarely results in formal action. But does your team really have the necessary skills and competence if formal action became necessary? This course provides training from informal day to day enforcement activity, through to carrying out investigations and going to court when...

Emerging Talent Conference 2024


Following the success of the 2023 Emerging Talent Conference, LABC is delighted to confirm it will be returning on 3 & 4 September 2024. Event Timeline: Day One Half Day Conference 3pm - 6pm | Gala Dinner | Day Two Full Day Conference 9am - 4.30pm  Venue: Leonardo Hotel Hinckley...

Ground Works and Foundations


This course is designed to provide anyone involved in the design, checking, implementation and inspection of foundations, ground works and ground floor slabs with the basic knowledge necessary to perform their role with confidence. We will look at relevant sections of the Building Act 1984, Part A...

How to supply exemplary public service building standards and increase your market share


We are in a period of very rapid and critical change. We must reposition our service and reaffirm the trust of the government, the construction industry and the public. Find out what has changed and how to respond to it positively. Learn how to balance responsibility and accountability with...

LABC South West Technical Update


Tuesday 5 & Wednesday 6 March 2024  The Imperial Hotel, Parkhill Road, Torquay, TQ1 2DG  Booking Options:  Tuesday 5 March - Day 1 only - £80+VAT including lunch and refreshments Wednesday 6 March - Day 2 only - £80+VAT including lunch and refreshments Tuesday 5...

LABC Technical Seminars (Roadshows)


“These small courses are ideal for the single practitioner” – Mark Smith, Vernon-Smith Associates "It was without a doubt the best format I have come across. Lots of content, swift presentations. Great!" – Peter Brown, Marsden Brown Associates Join us at...