As we excitedly look forward to the new academic year at LMC we all recognise that we are still living through very unusual and uncertain times, which we all continue to adapt to. Over the summer we have been preparing the campus for the safe return of students in September whilst continuing to innovate in the ways we deliver learning using a blend of face-to-face, online and distance learning packages for our students and apprentices.
Our first priority, as always, is to safeguard the health & wellbeing of our learners, apprentices and staff and we will continue to follow government guidance on how best to adapt the College’s functions to suit the ever-changing response to Covid-19 both nationally and locally.
As the new term commences all teaching and learning will be tailored to meet the needs of individual groups and students, we will continue to offer fantastic support to help you to achieve your qualifications over the coming year. During lockdown we all had to adapt to new ways of working and I was pleased to hear such positive feedback from students as to how quickly they embraced these changes.
Although our classrooms will be socially distanced and all of our facilities adapted to keep our college community safe, our expectations of all remain high and our staff teams will continue to stretch and challenge all students and apprentices to be the best they can be in their chosen subjects. The Safeguarding & Pastoral team and Learning Support staff will be on hand to support you with your studies and any other issues you may face, we know lockdown has been a tough time which has impacted many of us in terms of our mental health and wellbeing. Remember to ask for support if you need it; we are here to help.
So, as we begin the first term of 2020/21, I encourage you to fully engage with your college, your tutors and your learning. We want to ensure that you not only achieve your qualification but you then progress on to rewarding careers and higher level studies. We are all keen to see the College vibrant again in September and to welcome our learners back to a safe learning environment. We know that the restrictions required to tackle Covid-19 will continue for an indefinite period, but LMC is fully committed to you and your future through providing safe and high quality learning.
LMC is proud to be our community’s provider of technical, professional and creative education, focused on providing young people and adults with the skills and knowledge to enable them to progress into employment or on to further study. We work closely with our local employers to shape every curriculum pathway, ensuring our graduating students are highly employable with the skills that local businesses need.
We are excited to be working in partnership with Eden Project Learning to develop a new place-based curriculum to meet future employment needs and to utilise our wonderful local landscape as a unique learning resource.
The College has high expectations of all and provides a purposeful, inclusive and supportive environment to help you to become ‘work ready’ or progress in your chosen career. We welcome school leavers, but LMC has an all age offer.
Our students behave to high standards and feel welcome and safe in our campus-style, state-of-the-art learning environment. Our excellent facilities are designed to meet or exceed industry standards and enable students to choose from a wide range of work related courses. More than 90% of our students progress positively into work, further and higher study.
As a key Apprenticeship provider in the local area, we have links to over 700 employers, delivering Apprenticeships across 30 occupational areas. We have a team dedicated to matching employer vacancies with the right candidate, which often leads to a full-time job. We also work closely with local employers to equip our graduating Apprentices to be well placed to secure full time employment with businesses across the region, or to progress onto further study.
We would be delighted to welcome you to one of our Open Days to meet our tutors, experience our facilities, our culture and, above all, our passion for vocational and technical education and skills development.