26 Oct 2020
Lewisham College is proud to join this year’s Care Leavers’ Week, which takes place from 26 October to 1 November to celebrate the successes of care leavers from across the UK, and to inspire them to achieve their full potential.
Asfa Sohail, Principal at Lewisham College, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating Care Leavers’ Week. It is important to reiterate our commitment to providing a fair, diverse and inclusive environment for all students, regardless of their circumstances.
“We are proud to be in collaboration with the Care Leaver Covenant who are doing amazing work and we are striving to support our care-experienced students in achieving their full potential.”
Laura Pearson, Covenant Progression Coordinator at Lewisham College, said: “I am excited to be part of Lewisham College’s Student Services team and to collaborate with the Care Leaver Covenant to help young people leaving care plan their next step after College.
“I am care-experienced myself, so I’m in an ideal position to understand and support our students to make sure they can make the most of the opportunities available to them and feel supported whether they are progressing into work or higher education.”
This role is key in supporting care leavers students at the College and helps more than 150 care-experienced Lewisham College students. From providing information about the Covenant’s opportunities to signposting individuals to the most relevant support service and helping students with university and work placement interviews.
Lewisham College is committed to nurturing and sustaining a positive future for all care experienced students, through an exceptional learning journey. For more information, see the Statement of offer to care experienced students.
During Care Leavers Week the Covenant will be providing a series of online workshops covering diversity and inclusion topics, including ‘The Empathy Summit’ which will take place on Thursday 29 October. For more information and to register for the event, visit mycovenant.org.uk/empathy-summit-event/.
Students who are care leavers are encouraged to download the Covenant’s Connects app which has useful offers provided by organisations, charities and businesses that exclusive to care leavers, and are intended to help you start your career, stay healthy and make new friends.
19 Oct 2020
Lewisham College is joining the Association of Colleges (AoC) Love Our Colleges campaign this Colleges Week - which takes place from Monday 19 October to Friday 23 - to celebrate and showcase the crucial work further education colleges do, day in and day out to skill and shape the future workforce and support economic growth and social mobility.
Asfa Sohail, Principal at Lewisham College, said: “We are very excited to join the Love Our Colleges campaign to celebrate Colleges Week and highlight the importance of further education colleges in social and economic development by providing education and training to 2.2 million people in a wide range of sectors every year.
“Colleges are an essential part of England’s education system. This week we will be celebrating the fantastic work that goes on not only in the classroom but also in the wider community to support individuals and help millions of people to realise their ambitions.”
FE colleges also play a vital role in their local communities, helping people of all ages to make the most of their talents and ambitions and supporting people through the difficult challenges we have recently faced. During the lockdown, Health and Social Care students at Lewisham College completed their work placement while helping their local communities and experiencing first-hand the importance of community support.
Deljona Gjomaka, Health and Social Care student at Lewisham College, said: "My work placement was a great experience for me. I was able to help my community with the knowledge and skills I developed in my course at Lewisham College, and gained a thorough understanding of the impacts the lockdown can cause on mental health."
Throughout the week Lewisham College’s staff and students will support the ‘Love Our Colleges’ campaign by highlighting the College’s contribution to society and economic growth. Join the conversation this Colleges Week on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
06 Oct 2020
Lewisham College and Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance are delighted to announce their partnership with a new creative and performing arts provision. This new provision includes a range of courses for 16-18s and adults, which are designed to nurture young creatives and performers to develop skills in performance, production, art and design.
Asfa Sohail, Principal of Lewisham College, said: "At Lewisham College, we are always looking to offer courses that will help our students fulfil their potential and become well-rounded professionals. I am very excited to announce the introduction of a new Creative Arts provision at Lewisham College, with courses designed to equip our students with the knowledge and skills they need to progress into their chosen career path and excel in the creative industries."
Rose Bruford is proud to be working in conjunction with Lewisham College and have 30 students enrolled this academic year. There are still places available and students are encouraged to apply now for an immediate audition. Students need to be aged 16 – 19 years old and live in or near the borough of Lewisham with an interest in creating art, props, soundscapes, lighting design, acting, singing and dance.
These courses include skills to build a career in the arts and the opportunity to apply for a higher education degree or foundation course at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, as well as apprenticeships or entry-level jobs in the creative sectors once they have completed the year's course. Innovative art and design courses have also been launched to develop skills and talent which underpins many jobs across the creative and cultural industries.
Clarie Middleton, Principal of Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, said: "We are delighted to reconnect with aspiring young professionals in the borough of Lewisham, and these courses give a new generation the opportunity to access further education and to explore career opportunities within the creative sector. By basing some of our classes at Lewisham College, Rose Bruford College staff will be on hand to run masterclasses in lighting, sound operation, acting and singing for 16 + year olds. We are excited to be at the college and look forward to seeing a lot more of the talent that the young people of Lewisham have to offer.”
Rose Bruford has a worldwide reputation of producing some of the best acting and technical talent in the industry with a substantial list of alumni successfully working professionally on and off stage across the world with famous alumni including Gary Oldman, Rosalie Craig and Pat St Clement to name a few.
To find out more about the courses, visit lewisham.ac.uk/courses/creative-arts.
20 Aug 2020
Lewisham College is celebrating the excellent achievement of students who undertook GCSE studies during the past academic year and the hard work of teachers who supported students through a particularly challenging year.
GCSE results at Lewisham College have seen a high increase in performance with a number of students achieving strongly. Across the College, 42% of English GCSE students and 41% Maths GCSE students achieved at grade 4 or above.
Asfa Sohail, Principal at Lewisham College, said: “I’m delighted with today’s results, this is a significant increase on last year and is a testament to our students’ hard work and commitment, especially during these difficult times.
“These results represent a solid base upon which to secure further improvement next year and to allow our young people to go on to their chosen courses. Congratulations to all our students completing their GCSEs. We look forward to welcoming you back in September.”
Enrolment for 16-18s starts today, Thursday 20 August. To book an enrolment slot visit lewisham.ac.uk/enrolment.
13 Aug 2020
Students at Lewisham College celebrated the end of their vocational studies today, on results day. The College has a strong reputation for its vocational qualifications with students achieving an overall 91% pass rates in Health & Social Care, Sport, Business with students achieving 100% pass rates in Health & Social Care, Sports and Business courses.
12 Feb 2020
Lewisham College, along with the Department of Work and Pensions invited local people to a Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week on Thursday, 6 February. Known as one of London’s most successful Apprenticeship providers, the College set out to bring a range of opportunities to the public.
11 Dec 2019
ESOL students raised over £600 in a Foodie Fundraiser for the Ruth Hayman Trust.
Cupcakes, fruit cakes, savory muffins, pasta, and rice dishes were among the variety of foods sold to students at Lewisham College, with long queues that resulted in some foods being sold out within 30 minutes.
21 Nov 2019
My name is Lukas.
I came to Lewisham College on a work-related learning course. It was really helpful to have prior experience of what to expect on a course.
I am now studying Catering which I am thoroughly enjoying as I am gaining an insight into all aspects of Hospitality.
I hope to further my education at LSC before I go on to work in the industry.
Staff at Lewisham College are incredibly caring and supportive. They show that they want you to succeed and help you along the way.
01 Jul 2019
On Thursday 27 June, at a glittering ceremony at The Newcastle Eagles stadium, the College picked up an award for 'Great Place to Learn: Enriching the Learning Experience'. Christina Maw from the College Work Experience team collected the award from Grant Glendinning, Principal of Carlisle College.
24 Jun 2019
On Monday 24 June, Level 3 Business Administration students from Lewisham College supported by their course tutor Michael Armoogum, put on an employment rights and responsibilities event for other students at the college. The students have completed units on Personal Rights & Responsibilities and Organising an Event during their course and decided that their project would consist of a large-scale event opened up to the whole college.
19 Jun 2019
Jack Tombs, who is studying Sport at Lewisham College, was runner up at the Kent County RFU Young Rugby Ambassador of the Year award in recognition of his hard work and dedication as a volunteer. Jack was presented with the Award by ex-England rugby captain Jeff Probyn at the Volunteer Awards Dinner, which was held on 6 June.
The Young Rugby Ambassador award is given to a club member who has driven the core values of rugby within their community.
05 Apr 2019
Lewisham College held a special event to mark National Autism Week on Wednesday 3 April, celebrating the achievements of students who are on the autistic spectrum, and the contribution they make to the rich life of the College, as well as the issues they face.
18 Feb 2019
Vicky Foxcroft, MP for Lewisham Deptford, will visit Lewisham College as guest of honour at its apprenticeships and careers fair on Monday 4 March. Marking the beginning of the 12th National Apprenticeships Week, the fair will kick-off five days of activities across both Lewisham College and its sister institution Southwark College.
16 Oct 2018
Avid student readers and our Learning Centre staff were delighted to have bagged the Gold Award in the annual Reading Ahead Challenge - if this were not good enough, we ranked 5th in the country and are only the second college in the list.
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