It has certainly been an unusual few weeks and I appreciate that some of you may be finding the restrictions on daily life difficult to cope with, but I hope that you have been able to enjoy the Easter break at home and the much-needed sunshine, complying with the boundaries that are in place.
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 situation.
As the new term commences (Monday, 20th April) all teaching and learning will continue to be delivered on-line and we will do everything we can to help you to achieve your qualifications this year. We have all had to adapt to new ways of working and I am pleased to hear such positive feedback from tutors about how quickly you have embraced these changes.
Although our classrooms are standing empty and all of our facilities are temporarily closed, our doors remain open for those learners who require our support. The Safeguarding & Pastoral team and Learning Support staff will be on hand in The Hex between 9am – 2pm daily. If you have to come onto campus to see them, please ensure you adhere to social-distancing guidance at all times.
So, as we begin our final term of the year, I encourage you to continue to engage with your tutors and to complete all assignments and work set. We want to ensure that you achieve your qualification and can progress at the end of this academic year. Remember to ask for support if you need it; we are here to help.
We are all keen to see the College fully re-open and to welcome our learners back. We know that the current “lockdown” restrictions have been extended until early May - and may well continue beyond then - but as soon as we are able to return to campus and open our facilities again, we will do.
Until then, please keep yourselves, your families and loved ones safe.
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.