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.



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