The learners engaged in a full range of timetabled activities to gain essential knowledge of what their future prospective courses may look like at LMC.
The learners also got the opportunity to develop their Employability Skills through organising, supporting and participating in a range of planned events and activities.
LMC and Morecambe Community High School create reciprocal opportunities for learners to achieve vital Work Placement and experience to support learners’ career development.
These experiences enable learners to gain insight into potential careers which they may look to progress into for future employment.
The learners from Morecambe Community High School displayed excellent commitment and interpersonal skills which all the staff at LMC appreciated.
LMC Sport and Public Services Programme Area Manager, Jayne Roper, said “the learners were provided with an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the course provisions for Sport & Public Services at LMC. They were able to work with staff and integrate with other learners to gain experience of what it takes to be a tutor and the organisation required to run successful events”.
Armani Illingworth, who is a year 10 student from Morecambe Community High School, attended LMC to complete Work Placement with the Public Services department.
Armani said that "the placement was very interesting especially because of the range of activities. The facilities are good and the Work Placement Coordinator, Tony, produced a timetable for me to ensure I knew what I was doing and when. My favourite activities were the basketball and table tennis practical’s and also finding out about how prisons operate. I developed skills in how to work in teams especially with people I have not met before. I thought the placement was fun exciting and challenging and I would recommend it to others as it a really good experience".
Finley Lynch who is a year 10 student from Morecambe High School attended LMC to complete Work Placement with the Sport department.
Finley said that "It was a fun and varied timetable with a range of team building activities and skilled development games. The Work Placement Coordinator, Tony, was a great help and was really easy to get along with. The facilities were great including the excellent 3G pitch and fitness suite. My favourite activity of the week was the indoor football session. I developed learning in how to use player analysis and also the levels of professionalism required for different sports careers. I thought the placement was fun and the department was very welcoming with high levels of professionalism which was great to see. I would recommend LMC for a placement because you work and learn. The staff are very professional but also have a laugh with you which adds to the welcoming experience at LMC".
Liam Humpage who is a year 10 student from Morecambe High School also attended LMC to complete Work Placement with the Sport department. Liam said that "the timetable was full and had a good range of activities. The Work Placement Coordinator, Tony, always monitored what I was doing to ensure that I was happy with my tasks and activities. The facilities were really good for the activities we were doing. My favourite activity was supporting and participating in a student’s sports session. I developed learning in how to use player analysis and team skill games. I thought the placement was fun and enjoyable and all the people you work at with at LMC are kind and helpful. I would recommend LMC for a placement as you can get a great experience including participating in the practical’s".
Sport students can study on a range of courses at LMC which are matched to their academic ability and career pathways. These include Level 1 in Sport, NCFE Level 2 in Sports Coaching, NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, BTEC Level 3 Diploma’s in Sport and Sports Science, BTEC HND Level 4/5 in Sports Coaching and BTEC HND Level 4/5 in Sports Science.
LMC Public Service students can study on a range of courses at LMC which are matched to their academic ability and career pathways. These include the NCFE Level 2 and Level 3 Entry to Uniformed Services, BTEC Level 3 Diploma’s in Public Services and BTEC HND Level 4/5 in Public Service qualifications.