Foundation EducationFoundation Education

Foundation Education offers you the opportunity to sample a range of vocational areas to help find the right one for you. The courses we offer will help you progress into other areas of College, training or employment and give you the skills and confidence to gain relevant qualifications. All courses include work experience or working in real work environments within the College and you will also get the chance to take part in enterprise and fund raising activities throughout the year. This could be your opportunity to progress into the career you want.

Lindsey Walker, Head of Foundation Education

“Coming to Lancaster & Morecambe College is hands down in the top 5 decisions I’ve made in my life. I feel happier, safer, more confident and able to succeed. The tutors and staff are amazing and are ready to talk to you about anything you need at the drop of a hat. College is a safe and accepting place where I can be myself and not worry about it. Never once have I had a problem. I am excited to continue onto a higher level course in September, and I can honestly say College is my favourite place to be.”

Aspire Student


Foundation Education aims to provide you with a positive start into full time study within the College. Here at LMC, we believe that offering you the right support network and variety of options will motivate and inspire you to achieve. We want you to feel confident and excited about starting full time study with us, which is why we have created Aspire to, Path to and Bridge to. Students have progressed to traineeships, apprenticeships, supported employment or further study.



What do I need to join?

You must be ready for the workplace and willing to study maths and English if you don’t already have a C/4 or higher at GCSE. Learners over 19 will undertake an employability qualification.

General Information

Traineeship programmes are designed to provide learners with the skills and work experience employer require. You will undertake a work experience in an area of your choice along with work preparation skills such as CV writing, interview preparation and team working skills to support your progression. Learners without a GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and Maths will continue to study these subjects. Completing a Traineeship can lead onto a full apprenticeship, further study or employment.

Who is this course for?

Traineeships are available for young people aged 16-24 (including young people in Learning Difficulties up to the age of 25) and qualified below a level 3 qualification.

Those who are not currently in a job and have little work experience, but are focused on work or the prospect of it.

Course Information Sheet

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For information, advice and guidance, or to apply, please phone Student Services on 01524 521237 or 0800 306 306.


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