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26 Oct 2020

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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.

The College also offers a bursary to young people in or leaving care. To find out more about the support available at College, care-experienced students can get in touch with the College Covenant Progression Coordinator by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us or visit www.mycovenant.org.uk.

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

Colleges week 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

 

New Creative Arts courses 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 GCSE results day 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.”

If your grades are not what you expected or you are not sure what to study next, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information, advice and guidance.

For any students who wish to submit an appeal regarding examination results, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Enrolment for 16-18s starts today, Thursday 20 August. To book an enrolment slot visit lewisham.ac.uk/enrolment.

13 Aug 2020

L3 LC Results day 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.

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12 Jun 2020

News story LC Virtual open days 5

Lewisham College hosted the first of its Virtual Open Days helping young people and adults to find out how they can become a student and explore their career options during lockdown.

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21 May 2020

Mental fitness

This Mental Health Awareness Week Lewisham College has partnered with Fika mental fitness to bring its students a tool to help them stay motivated, productive, focused and connected during this unusual time.

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18 May 2020

Health and social care student

Health and social care students at Lewisham College have successfully completed their work placement during lockdown while helping their local communities through Lewisham Local. 

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07 May 2020

e learning news story 1

In response to the Coronavirus crisis, Lewisham College is launching a range of free employability courses to support the local community to gain new skills and prepare to enter or re-enter the workplace. 

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20 Apr 2020

 

Lewisham College will introduce a new creative arts and design provision this September with a range of courses designed to help you develop your skills in production, performance and design.

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24 Feb 2020

Taking a different approach to ‘traditional’ revision techniques, ESOL students at Lewisham College took part in a Spelling Bee competition. 

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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. 

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22 Jan 2020

Organised for staff members to begin the new year ready to start afresh, Lewisham College put on a Staff Development Day.

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22 Jan 2020

Lewisham College students had the opportunity to talk about health with representatives from Healthwatch Lewisham.

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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.

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11 Dec 2019

 

Lewisham Beauty Therapy students turned local community venue, The Green Man, into glam central during ‘Makeover Takeover’.

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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.

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10 Oct 2019

The excellence of Lewisham College’s mental health and wellbeing services has been recognised with a highly prestigious Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Commendation in the AoC Beacon Awards 2019-20.

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13 Sep 2019

It is business as usual for the 999 Club on Wednesday morning as those in need drop into its day centre for support.

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09 Sep 2019

Today is the first day of the new term at the College we were busy welcoming new students, showing them to their induction classrooms and introducing them to their tutors.

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29 Aug 2019

Lewisham College is welcoming school leavers and adults to Enrolment up until 7 September, so if you’d like to take your first step towards your dream career, there’s no time like the present!

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23 Aug 2019

Lewisham College students have scooped great results in their GCSE exams, opening the door for further study and employment.

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16 Jul 2019

A ‘College for its Community’ was the phrase on everyone’s lips at the official launch event held on 12 July. Vicky Foxcroft, MP the guest of honour was on hand to reveal a plaque commemorating the evening.

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02 Jul 2019

Rosa Ndong Osa and Helen Elizabeth Garcia, both studying ESOL GCSE at Lewisham College, have co-written a ground-breaking drama which is being performed to mark the fifth anniversary of the fatal stabbing of James Hunter in Sydenham.

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01 Jul 2019

Sabastina Agyapong, who is studying a Health and Social Care diploma at Lewisham College, scooped first prize in the Maths and English GCSE Poster Competition, which aimed to improve attendance by promoting the all-important exam dates.

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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.

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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.

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24 Jun 2019

Proud students from Lewisham College and Southwark College, and readers from local libraries gathered at the Deptford Lounge on Wednesday 19 June to celebrate.

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24 Jun 2019

Lewisham College held its annual Student Awards 2019 on Thursday 20 June, celebrating the hard work and dedication of our learners who have ‘gone the extra mile’.

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24 Jun 2019

Level 2 Business students at Lewisham College have donated £375 cash and around £400 worth of essential supplies to Lewisham Foodbank, having run a campaign to encourage their fellow students to support the programme.

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19 Jun 2019

Summer’s finally here – even if the sun isn’t always shining – and Lewisham College celebrated in style at its Summer Fair on Wednesday 19 June.

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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.

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17 May 2019

Students and staff enjoyed a visit from the local policing team today, as officers brought a wide range of leaflets, promotional items and also some hats/helmets for visitors to try on for themselves.

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10 May 2019

Students at Lewisham College have joined forces with learners from other London colleges for a high level programme aimed at reducing the devastating knife crime which has become a daily reality in the lives of young people.

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24 Apr 2019

Lewisham College was an early adopter of CISCO Networking Academy, setting it up in 1999, in dedicated rooms on the IT floor. Since then, thousands of students have been through the academy, allowing them access to some of the best Networking Technology jobs available.

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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.

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27 Mar 2019

Sports students from Lewisham College came out in force to support the Vitality Big Half Marathon on Sunday 10 March, with 22 students volunteering their time to ensure that the event was a huge success.

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14 Mar 2019

Lewisham College has announced the appointment of a new Principal, marking an exciting new era for the institution.

Asfa Sohail, who was previously Vice Principal of Havering College of Further and Higher Education, took up the post of Principal of Lewisham College on 4 February.

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05 Mar 2019

In proud partnership with DWP Employer Engagement Team, The Apprenticeships and Jobs Fair welcomed students, local employers and Bromley, Bexley, Greenwich and Lewisham residents interested in finding out more about apprenticeships and jobs in the Borough.

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01 Mar 2019

On 1 March, 29 sport students were awarded with certificates to recognise their excellent attendance both on their subject based classes and also maths and English lessons.

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27 Feb 2019

Hospitality and Catering students at Lewisham College proudly returned from their work experience placements last week, managing to put all the skills and theory they’ve learnt into practice.

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Vicky Foxcroft and Vanessa Packham National Apprenticeship Week 2019

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.

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31 Jan 2019

For many years we have welcomed and supported students with a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities, so World Autism Week is something we are keen to participate in.

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10 Dec 2018

We’re proud of our leading role in ‘Learning for Life’, a new video produced by ITN Productions which highlights the huge value of Further Education (FE) for society and our economy.

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06 Dec 2018

This Autumn, multiple classes of ESOL students took part in a scheme designed to get more local people into the Tower of London to enjoy this amazing attraction.

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06 Dec 2018

Lewisham and Southwark Colleges have new Principals at the helm following a double appointment.

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15 Nov 2018

Lewisham College have launched Bell Group’s tenth painting and decorating academy in the UK, offering painting and decorating and multi-trade students the hands-on experience to succeed in the industry.

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02 Nov 2018

Budding writers got an insight into what goes into writing a successful book when author Beverly Ramsay made a special visit to Lewisham College on 1 November.

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17 Oct 2018

For students studying Level 3 qualifications at Lewisham Southwark College, results have been a huge success for the second year in a row. Meaning that 94% of...

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17 Oct 2018

Councillor Joe Dromey visited Lewisham College on the morning of 17 October to meet Deputy Principal David White during Colleges Week and was happy to get involved with the Association of College's Love our Colleges Campaign.

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17 Oct 2018

Our Graduation Day 2018 took place on the 11th July and we want to say a big congratulations to our graduates! Have a look at our slideshow of photos from the evening!

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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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01 Oct 2018

NCG has today announced that Lewisham Southwark College is to be rebranded as two separate Colleges; Lewisham College and Southwark College.

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16 Aug 2018

Lewisham Southwark College students were enjoying Fresher’s activities this week with a range of clubs, societies and teams vying for attention. This year’s students also got the chance to saddle up on the smoothie bike, plus a range of other activities.

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Coronavirus update

Lewisham College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the WHO and international community. For staff and students it remains business as usual across our sites and our workplaces.

Please note that, at present, this advice refers only to arrivals from Wuhan, and not the remainder of China. If you have returned from Wuhan you should:

General guidance for those planning visits to Wuhan or other destinations in China

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) maintains updated travel advice for those planning a trip to Wuhan or other destinations in China. This is available at:

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

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This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#situation-in-the-uk

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/