Students and staff from Child Education and Health and Social Care took part in a busy Industry Week last term, with visitors from the NHS, St. John’s Ambulance, universities and a number of charities. 

Here are some of the highlights:

Former students share their experience of studying Midwifery

Former LMC students Claire Pearson and Lisa McGrow are now both in their second year of the Midwifery course at the University of Cumbria. They discussed what starting University was like in their first few weeks and let our students know what they should expect if they chose Midwifery as a career choice. 

Their joint message was very much – ‘if you want to do Nursing or Midwifery, do not give up on your dreams, as they were both ‘proof’ that it could be done’!

Our thanks to both Claire and Lisa for taking the time to come into LMC to pass on their thoughts and feelings – it was very much appreciated.


A representative of the National Health Service careers team provided sessions on the career opportunities available to students within the NHS following completion of their courses. Victoria Lumley provided information and guidance on career pathways, the training available and salary scales within the NHS. 

St. John’s Ambulance

All students within the department participated in a first aid experience with the St. John’s Ambulance team designed to provide them with the basic life-saving skills that they may require at home, in work placement or when working within the industry. Students developed their knowledge and practical skills in areas such as choking, resuscitation, severe bleeding, chest pains and the recovery position.

Students thoroughly enjoyed the experience; Storm Marsden-Gill who is studying Health and Social Care Level 3 said “During my time on Industry Week, we took part in first aid training, the team were really friendly and made me feel comfortable when taking part in the practical activities. Although we were being trained they made the session fun – I really enjoyed it.”

Rock FM Cash for Kids

Cash for Kids is a charitable organisation within the Preston based radio station Rock FM. The charity focuses on providing opportunities for under privileged children within the Lancashire area. Nikki Thompson and Clare Traynor joined us to talk to students about the work that they do and the children and families that they have supported over the years. They also provided students with information regarding the voluntary opportunities available, working alongside the team. Health and Social Care students regularly go to their Preston site to do work placements; this has provided our students with a behind the scenes insight to the charitable organisation and amount of time and effort that the team put into supporting local families. LMC students have also supported the Cash for Kids team with their annual Mission Christmas event.

Derian House

Sophie Saunders from Derian House spoke to students about the services that are provided at the children’s hospice. The Family Support Team provide both practical and emotional support and advice in a way that best suits families throughout their journey. The team takes Derian’s expert knowledge, skills and support into the community, enabling a child to receive on-going expert care at home. A wide range of bereavement support is offered for parents, siblings and grandparents. This continues indefinitely, for as long as it is required by the family.

The students presented the representative from Derian House with a cheque for £100 from selling the Christmas decorations in and around the college, to help Derian House to continue to be a lifeline for the many children and families they support throughout Lancashire and Cumbria and to help them achieve this year’s target of 3.75 million pounds. 

University of Cumbria

Peter Crossley and Charlotte Hardacre from the University of Cumbria held sample sessions of two of the univiersity's degree programmes. Students had a choice of sampling the Youth and Community Work or Working with Children and Families degrees. Students who had previously had concerns about being able to cope with the demands of studying a degree programme felt inspired by the session and are now considering university in the future.

Police: Radicalisation

Lindsey Frew and Syed Naqui from the Communiton how to keep themselves safe and what to do in the event of themselves or others becoming radicalised. Discussions took place surrounding the importance of equality and diversity and the effects of stereotyping and discrimination.

The Samaritans

The Samaritans is a charitable organisation that provides people with a listening ear, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They have 201 branches across the UK and the Republic of Ireland and receive a call every 6 seconds. Two volunteers from the Samaritans joined us to deliver a talk to the students covering topics such as "What is a Samaritan?" and explaoed why they personally volunteer for Samaritans, the history of the Samaritans and how to become a volunteer. Their shop in Lancaster and is always looking for volunteers and welcomes any students who would like to sign up. 

Unique Kidz

Unique Kidz is a charity that was founded in 2009 by Denise Armer and Jane Halpin, two mums of children with disabilities. Unable to find appropriate childcare in the area for their own children, they decided to take matters into their own hands and create the kind of environment and support children and families in the area needed. They are the only OFSTED registered childcare service for disabled children and their families in the North Lancashire/South Cumbria area. Jane Halpin attended Industry Week to inform students of her role at the setting.  The students heard interesting stories of how Unique Kidz came to be and her personal experiences of seeing Unique Kidz grow and expand. The students asked some interesting questions and have been provided with guidance as to how to access volunteering opportunities at the setting. The childcare students have previously staged a variety of fundraising events for the organisation and have visited the setting to gain an insight of the services and facilities available. 

Dementia Friends

Vicky Leonard from the Dementia Friends team  spoke to students about the various types of dementia and the signs and symptoms associated with each. Discussions took place surrounding how common the condition is becoming and the ways in which we can support people with the condition within the local community. Students signed up to become a Dementia Friend and were taught a range of strategies as to how they can effectively support their loved ones or strangers within the society with the condition.

Lancaster University

Lancaster University's Undergraduate Recruitment Operations Manager Karen Burns delivered a talk to Health and Social Care Level 3 students. This covered the new Health Innovation Campus, current HE courses and opportunities at Lancaster University and additional information about what to include in personal statements and UCAS applications. Karen particularly focused on the degree programmes in social work and social policy. This gave our students a valuable, wider view of careers available to them within the health and social care sector. 

Key Stage Supply

Key Stage Supply is a local well established employer who has been working with the College for several years. Abi and Holly attended industry week to provide learners with an insight to what supply work entails, how to set out an industry related curriculum vitae, how to present well at interview and the employment opportunities available to the students on completion of their qualifications. They also sign students up for personal appointments to support them in starting the process.

LMC Bake Off

Students went over to the LMC Catering department to take part in the LMC bake off! Students baked a range of cakes and biscuits to sell during the McMillan Coffee Morning. They had great fun and created over 100 goodies to sell in the Student Lounge. 

McMillan Coffee Morning

Students held a McMillan Coffee Morning on the Wednesday of Industry Week in the LMC Student Lounge. McMillan are a charitable organisation that provide advice, guidance and support to individuals that have been diagnosed with cancer. McMillan ensure that no one faces cancer alone. There are currently 2.5 million people with cancer in the UK which is set to rise to 4 million by 2030. The students sold a range of cakes and biscuits throughout the morning to support McMillan in their quest to make a difference to the lives of those with cancer.

Children in Residential Care

Craig Hoggarth and Genevieve Spencer from our Residential Childcare team also featured in Industry Week, providing sessions to both Health and Childcare student on pursuing a career within residential childcare. The sessions covered an examination of the backgrounds of children in care, multi-agency working with children in care and what a children’s home is like on the inside. They shared their experiences of working within the sector and what it is like for children that live within residential care. Discussions were held surrounding the challenges and rewards of the role and the career opportunities within the sector.

Elsa Brouwer, a sstudents from the Children’s Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) Level 3 Diploma programme said “During Industry Week I really enjoyed the talk on residential childcare; before the talk I had no idea of the profession or the career pathways into working with children in care. I found it really interesting learning about the types of care that they give and in listening to Craig’s and Gen’s experiences of working within the sector.”

Progression Talks

All students were provided with a progression talks by the course managers within the department to support them in taking the next step towards their chosen career. Students were provided with information with regards to the courses available and their content and placement opportunities to include participating in work placement abroad to experience health and childcare settings in other parts of Europe. Students were able to ask questions and were supported with their applications for their next step on completing their current course.

Level 3 students were provided with a session on the content of the HE courses at LMC and the career/educational opportunities available to them on completion of a HND or HNC. These courses are ideal for students that do not feel ready to make the transition to university, often meaning that they leave the family home to reside elsewhere within the UK. Previous students that have completed these qualifications have progressed on to university to study a ‘top up’ year in their chosen field or have obtained managerial roles within the sector.



College Closure - update Friday 24th November

November 23, 2017

The College (inc. Morecambe Learning Centre) will reopen on Monday. Please wear warm clothes as the

Erasmus+ Italian Work Placement

November 17, 2017

Another European trip for our students... this time to beautiful Italy! Students took part in a wor

Sparkle Day at LMC

November 08, 2017

On 19th October, we held our annual Sparkle Day to help raise money for Breast Cancer Care. The stud

Luxury Cruise Liner Staff Enthuse College Students

November 07, 2017

The Steiner Cruises recruitment team came ashore to speak about career opportunities within the co

Students Contribute to Light Up Lancaster

November 06, 2017

Pathway to Art students from LMC have been working with Lancaster City Council to provide a resource

LMC Opens New Music Production Suite

November 01, 2017

Lancaster & Morecambe College (LMC) are very proud to announce the opening of our new Music Producti

LMC Sports Coaching Student Success

October 26, 2017

As part of their course, the first year HND Sports Coaching students have been involved in a Change

Music Professional visit for College

October 24, 2017

Music students from Lancaster & Morecambe College (LMC) have recently been treated to a guest speaki

Apprenticeship Success for Katie

October 23, 2017

Full time Level 2 Fabrication and Welding student Katie Procter, recently went on a week’s work

Student Donates Hair to Charity

October 19, 2017

Lancaster & Morecambe College (LMC) student Millie Welbourne has recently made the brave decision to

Students Learn About 1917 White Lund Munitions Explosion

October 11, 2017

100 years ago during World War 1, the area suffered a series of explosions at the White Lund Industr

Students Shine at Coulson's Careers Dinner

October 11, 2017

The School Liaison team recently thanked the staff and students of Coulson's for creating and h

LMC Public Services Students Embark on NCS Award Programme

October 10, 2017

A group of Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Service students at LMC have completed the first two p

Students Enjoy a "Big Chat"

October 09, 2017

Lancaster & Morecambe College (LMC) students have recently been treated to a Big Chat in Coulson’s

Students make tea and cakes for Local Lord and High Sheriif

October 09, 2017

On Wednesday 27 September 2017 The Right Honourable The Lord Shuttleworth KG KCVO, HM Lord Lieutenan

Path to Catering Students Continue Success

October 06, 2017

Last week, Path to Catering students from LMC hosted an incredible Afternoon Tea serving, with all a

Students Treated to Dog Agility Show

October 05, 2017

Students from the Animal Studies department at Lancaster & Morecambe College (LMC) have been treated

Chloe Kane Settles Into New United States Life

September 21, 2017

Ex-Lancaster & Morecambe College (LMC) student, Chloe Kane, recently told us about her big move afte

£93k Funding To Get Students Moving

September 21, 2017

Lancaster & Morecambe College has been awarded £93,000 funding from Sport England and the National

LMC Freshers' Fair

September 21, 2017

Open to all students from across the campus, the College’s annual Freshers’ Fair took place on W

Animal Studies Department Trips

August 14, 2017

Students in the Animal Studies department have been treated to trips to some of the local businesses

Virgin Trains Mock Recruitment

August 07, 2017

Level 3 Business & Enterprise, along with Level 2 and 3 Travel & Tourism, and Travel Academy Air Cab

Students Develop at Great Tower

August 07, 2017

Year 1 Business Level 3 and Year 2 IT students went up to Great Tower Scout Camp for

Business Students head to Leadership Symposium

August 07, 2017

Following hosting the Working Options event, five students were given the opportunity to attend a pr

Double NUS Award For Students’ Union

August 02, 2017

Lancaster & Morecambe College Students’ Union (LMCSU) has received national recognition of its out

IT students complete 458 hours in industry

August 02, 2017

Computing Level 3 students completed an astonishing 458 hours of work placements with Jam Rock Desig

LMC Student Success at Strongman Competition

August 02, 2017

Lancaster & Morecambe College (LMC) student Kurtis Cusimano, age 18, has recently competed in a nati

Morecambe High Pupils Rewarded with Salon Treat

July 27, 2017

Six lucky students were invited to The Salon at Lancaster & Morecambe College as a reward for a year

Travel Students Learn From The Pros At Park Resort

July 11, 2017

LMC Travel and Tourism students were delighted to be invited to Ocean Edge Holiday Park in Heysham a

Entrance Closure Update

July 06, 2017

Work is due to start on our new College entrances. This means that the Torrisholme Road Entrance wil

Gareth Southgate Congratulates LMC On Funding Success

July 04, 2017

England Manager Gareth Southgate congratulates Lancaster and Morecambe College on their funding succ

Visual and Creative Studies End of Year Show

June 29, 2017

On Monday students and their families came together with staff to celebrate at the preview

Apprentice Awards Results

June 29, 2017

On 28th June we celebrated the efforts and achievements of our apprentices and employers over the pa

Elite Sports Academy’s Assessment Day

June 29, 2017

LMC Host Elite Sports Academy’s Physical Activity Gifted and Talented Assessment Day Lancaster &

Media Make-up Photos 2016-17

June 27, 2017

A selection of photos showcasing the work of our Theatrical Media Make-Up Level 3 students during th

Laurence Wins Android Tablet for Attendance

June 27, 2017

Congratulations to Laurence Youren who has won a new Tablet! Every full time Construction and Engin

Fabrication Students Design Campus Barrier

June 27, 2017

LMC Fabrication students design and construct new barrier for campus. Second year Fabrication and W

Chloe Kane Signs Indiana Scholarship

June 21, 2017

LMC are proud to announce that Chloe Kane has signed a two year Scholarship deal with Ancilla Colleg

LMC to Offer New Music Degree Course

June 20, 2017

LMC is delighted to be able to offer its first full degree programme, in Music Production, in partn

Students Coach at Trumacar Primary School

June 20, 2017

Sport & Public Services students at LMC recently coached and supported primary school children at th

Visual & Creative Studies End of Year Show

June 13, 2017

Our Visual & Creative studies students' work will be on display in the annual show at Lancaster & Mo

Students Host Primary Lacrosse Festival

June 08, 2017

Lancaster & Morecambe College Sports Leader students organised and supported the Lancaster and Morec

Students Coach at Local School Sport Festival

June 08, 2017

Sport & Public Services students at Lancaster & Morecambe College recently coached and supported pri

New Donation from SafeGuard Clothing

June 08, 2017

In line with Lancaster & Morecambe College’s high quality vocational education at all levels in a

Marines visit LMC Public Services Students

June 06, 2017

Public Services students welcomed the Marines to LMC who gave them a presentation and put them throu

Outdoor Activity for Westgate Primary School

June 06, 2017

LMC Public Services students recently welcomed a group of local school children from Westgate Primar

Charity Dance-a-thon Success

June 02, 2017

Students from Child Education and Health and Social Care participated in a charity dance-a-thon to r

Students Get the Digital Advantage

June 02, 2017

Back in January the college invited industry professionals from a ‘pop up’ digital media company

Learning Den Opening

June 02, 2017

At the end of the Spring term we officially opened our brand new space for Child Education stud

Students Shine at Volunteer Awards

June 02, 2017

This year our students have been more altruistic than ever, racking up an impressive 3750 hours volu

Public Services visit Altcar Training Camp

May 22, 2017

Public Services students from LMC recently completed a five day residential visit to Altcar Army Tra

LMC Student Paintballing Trip

May 18, 2017

A group of Level 1 Joinery students have recently been on a team building trip to Paint Mine Wood in

Ex LMC Student Wins LTS Award

May 18, 2017

On Wednesday 10th May, Lancaster Training Services Ltd held their 24th Annual Awards Evening at thei

Afternoon Tea at Coulson's

May 17, 2017

Coulson's restaurant at LMC held their first Afternoon Tea menu on 17th May.

Ambulance crew visit Treetops

May 17, 2017

Following the highly popular visit from the Fire Service last month, the Treetops Nursey was visited

Animal Studies visits Treetops

May 17, 2017

Our Treetops Nursery was recently treated to a visit from the LMC Animal Studies department

LMC gains Royal Horticultural Society approval

May 16, 2017

Following a visit from the Royal Horticultural Society, Lancaster & Morecambe College (LMC) has been

LMC Music Students Organise The End

May 10, 2017

On Wednesday the 17th of May, HNC students from Lancaster and Morecambe College will be hosting thei

Busy Industry Week for Child Education and Health & Social Care

May 08, 2017

Students and staff from Child Education and Health and Social Care took part in a busy Industry Week

Horror Music Performance

May 08, 2017

Year 1 students from Music Practitioner Level 3 students have been working hard to put tog

LMC Panability Football Team Visit Deepdale

May 05, 2017

The LMC Pan-Ability football team were involved in their final tournament of the year at Preston Nor

Principal's Welcome

May 05, 2017

Welcome to Lancaster & Morecambe College. High quality technical, vocational and professional develo

Beauty Students Train with Nouveau Lashes

May 02, 2017

Anne Perry, Nouveau Lashes lash trainer, came to The Salon at Lancaster & Morecambe College to deliv

LMC Success in SkillBuild Competition

April 28, 2017

Every year, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) hold the SkillBuild competition where co