Here at Lancaster & Morecambe College (LMC) we look to enrich students’ experiences through offering a variety of exciting opportunities to develop industry and social skills. We also offer a range of support and guidance services to ensure all learners get the most out of their College experiences.
Throughout our study programmes we look to embed a range of industry related activities to help our learners gain greater insight into industry opportunities as well as giving learners the opportunity to experience teaching from external sources.
All of our courses offer a range of trips, visits and guest speaker opportunities. Examples include Cabin Crew Level 2 learners visiting an aviation training centre, and Business & Enterprise Level 3 and Travel & Tourism Level 3 learners receiving a visit from Lewis Ellis, BBC One's The Apprentice contestant and travel company owner.
As part of our commitment to working internationally, we send staff and students abroad for professional and personal development, increasing their cultural understanding and industry knowledge on an international scale.
Examples of recent international trips include:
All Full Time learners at LMC undertake work experience as part of their study programmes. This allows learners to put theory learnt throughout their course into practice and gives them the practical experiences to help them explore potential career routes. Work experience ranges from two weeks in industry to a two day weekly block release depending on the learners’ course.
We have links to over 700 employers through our Apprenticeship and Traineeship provision so there are a wide range of local employers happy to work with our learners. We encourage Level 3 learners to source their own work experience as this gives them job acquisition experience however, we have a dedicated team available to support learners in securing their placements.
Learners on courses such as Sport, Public Services, Construction and Aspire, undergo the Autumn NCS programme as part of their course induction. This gives students a chance to bond with each other in an external environment, build key employability skills and increase their confidence through challenging themselves.
Learners are offered the opportunity to work with the College’s Marketing team providing assistance at marketing events throughout the year. This gives the ambassadors the opportunity to share their experiences with prospective learners, gain work experience in events and marketing, and earn some money for activities outside of College hours.
Opportunities include assisting with:
To enquire, email Ash Robinson in the Marketing Team
In addition to offering exciting social and skills development opportunities, we have a variety of support teams at College to meet the needs of our learners and ensure they have a postive student experience.
We want every learner on our campus to feel safe, secure and supported and that is why we encourage learners to utilise our Safer College Community, Student Money and Additional Learning Support teams amongst others.