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Apprenticeship Course Guide 2020/21

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To our Apprenticeship Course Guide, we are delighted that you would like to undertake an Apprenticeship with LMC. An Apprenticeship is a genuine job with training which will enable you to earn while you learn and gain a nationally recognised qualification. An Apprenticeship is not just for school leavers and young people, it can be used to upskill individuals to support career development or career change. There are many advantages and benefits to an Apprenticeship • Earn while you learn and get holiday pay • Work alongside experienced staff • On and off the job training to support the development of your skills, knowledge and behaviours • Excellent progression opportunities, whether you’re looking to study further or climb the career ladder • Increase your future earning potential • Have a dedicated and industry specialist skills advisor and work based skills co-ordinator to support your skills development.

Charlotte Rawes Director of Apprenticeships & Employer Engagement

96% of Apprenticeships with LMC lead to permanent job offers

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Reasons to choose an Apprenticeship We develop and support

over 550

Apprentices each year

9% above national average

96% of Apprentices

We are proud to work with over

gain permanent employment after successfully completing their Apprenticeship at LMC

and growing across the region over 2018/19

We are proud of our employer relationships and

93% of employers would recommend LMC

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Our Apprenticeship achievement rates are

500 businesses

The number of students choosing the Apprenticeship route with LMC grew by

23% in 2018/19

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Apprenticeship Levels Apprenticeships are available from Level 2 up to Degree Level 6 and 7; they are equivalent to academic qualification routes.

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Intermediate Apprenticeship

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Advanced Apprenticeship

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Higher Apprenticeship

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Higher Degree Apprenticeship

Level 2

Levels 4 &5

Intermediate Apprenticeship

Higher Apprenticeship

What you’ll need:4 GCSEs at grade D/3 or higher, including maths or English

What you’ll need:Advanced Apprenticeship and/or equivalent experience

Equivalent educational level:5 GCSEs at grade A*- C or 9-4

Equivalent educational level:Foundation degree or above

Level 3

Levels 6 & 7

Advanced Apprenticeship

Higher Degree Apprenticeship

What you’ll need:5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or higher, including maths and English

What you’ll need:Higher Apprenticeship or HNC

Equivalent educational level:2 A Level passes

Equivalent educational level:Bachelor’s or master’s degree

All Apprenticeships include on and off training leading to recognised standards or qualifications. Some Apprenticeships will require an assessment at the end of the programme to assess the Apprentice’s ability and competence in their job role. LMC has excellent industry links locally and all our Apprenticeship provision is designed to meet industry requirements and individual business needs.

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LMC Apprenticeships What are the benefits of an Apprenticeship? An Apprenticeship is the perfect choice if you want to continue your studies, gain the qualifications you need and industry values, whilst working full time. An Apprenticeship is a real job with training, allowing you to earn whilst you learn, gain skills and a nationally recognised qualification, not just for school leavers - adults can retrain too!

As an apprentice you’ll: • • • •

Work alongside experienced staff Gain job specific skills Earn a wage and receive holiday pay Get time to study relating to your Apprenticeship (equivalent of one day per week)

• Develop excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to further study or progress your career • Have a dedicated Skills Adviser and Work Based Skills Co-ordinator to support the development of your skills, knowledge and behaviours.

At LMC, we offer a broad range of different qualification Apprenticeships. We work with around 700 employers in our local area. All Apprenticeships include elements of both on and off the job training which equates to 1 day per week. Some Apprenticeships also require an assessment at the end of the programme, which is your stepping stone to becoming a qualified professional.

Progression Opportunities There are different progression opportunities available to apprentices. If you have successfully achieved an Intermediate Apprenticeship you could progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship. If you successfully achieve an Advanced Apprenticeship, you could progress to a Higher Apprenticeship, progress up the career ladder or, alternatively, you could progress to university. Universities respect the Apprenticeship system and the qualifications and experience they provide. You can progress onto HNCs and HNDs at LMC or go directly onto a university course.

Salary

For current minimum wage for apprentices see www.gov.uk/minimumwage

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Recruitment Service We offer a recruitment service to our prospective Apprentices to help them gain employment through; • Confidence building for interviews • Support with CV writing • Arranging interviews with employers • Providing constructive feedback for unsuccessful interviews

We successfully matched

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into Apprenticeship job roles during 2018-2019

Maths and English Maths and English is an integral part of an Apprenticeship. If you have already achieved grade A*-C or 9-4 in your GCSE Maths and English, the focus will be to maintain your skills. If you have not achieved A*-C or 9-4 in your GCSE Maths and English you will be expected to study Functional Skills Level 2.

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Skills Development Academy All our Apprentices will have the opportunity to attend our unique weekly Skills Development Academy. These half-day sessions challenge and support apprentices to develop new skills. They provide Apprentices with opportunities to meet, collaborate and share best practice with Apprentices from other businesses and sectors.

98% of Apprentices

who attended skills development sessions recommend them to others Sessions include: • Customer Service Excellence

• Communication Skills

• Resilience

• Dealing with Conflict

• Stretch – mental health activities for the workplace

• Presentation Skills

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LMC Traineeships A Traineeship might be for you If you feel that a work based learning programme is for you and are aged 16 to 24 without a full Level 3 qualification, a Traineeship might be for you, OR, if you have little or no work experience. Being a Trainee means you’ll be provided with a quality industry placement with approved employers in an employment sector of your choice. You’ll need to undertake a minimum of 100 hours on placement. You’ll gain quality work skills and a chance to acquire a Level 2 qualification

in employability (if applicable) to aid your progression and development. Over the course of your placement, you’ll work with your tutor and placement provider to develop the skills you need to progress and succeed. You’ll also gain valuable work experience and transferable skills to improve your CV and boost your overall employment chances and aid your progression on to an Apprenticeship or employment.

Who are Traineeships for? They are available for students aged 16-24.

SUITABLE

UNSUITABLE

• Unemployed and have little work experience

• Already have the skills and experience needed to start an Apprenticeship or find work

• Motivated to work • Aged 16-24 and qualified below full Level 3 • Can be ready for employment or an Apprenticeship within six months of engaging in a Traineeship

• The most disengaged young people, who require very intensive support • Aged 25 or over • Already in a job

Industry Placements

Work Preparation Skills

Industry experience is vital to Traineeships; students will have placements arranged before starting the Traineeship programme. We will help you find a suitable industry placement which will run for up to 6 months depending on your needs.

We offer the chance to undertake skills for employment such as: • CV writing and job applications • Interview preparation and techniques • Teamworking skills to support your progression • Confidence building

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Eden Land-Based & Animal Studies We are excited to introduce this new study programme in which we will be working collaboratively with the Eden Project, Cornwall to offer a unique learning experience. The programme will cover the core subjects in animal care whilst specialising in wildlife, ecology and conservation.

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Animal Care and Welfare Assistant Traineeship 6 weeks-6 months Based in an animal care workplace with associated theory in College, you’ll study a range of subjects and prepare for progression into employment or on to an apprenticeship.

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Hydropaws Visit a Big Hit with All The LMC Animal Studies department welcomed Gail Baker from Hydropaws, Morecambe, to learn effective canine massage techniques and hear about the benefits of this practice. Gail conducted an interesting session with Level 3 Animal Management students on canine massage, discussing the importance of massage and techniques, which can be used not just on dogs but other pets too. The students were then given the opportunity to perform various canine massages, much to the delight of the dogs! Stephanie James from Level 3 Animal Management said “I found the Hydropaws visit interesting especially the massage, seeing some normally hyper dogs become calm was really interesting to watch”. Gail also ran a session on zoopharmacognosy, where animals are allowed to selfmedicate by choosing herbal remedies offered to them depending on their needs. It was fascinating to watch how the dogs choose remedies such as turmeric, coconut oil, spirulina and hemp, all of which have holistic properties. The dogs always chose remedies which helped them, for example and older, working collie chose a remedy to help with arthritis and inflammation. A young female just coming into her first heat chose remedies to help with hormone imbalance and alleviate stress. Staff and students were fascinated by both sessions and gained a great deal from the day.

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Creative Digital Media & Sound We know that the demand for skilled digital designers is growing. You’ll develop skills that are transferable into existing and emerging job roles. An Apprenticeship in this area offers huge and varied career opportunities in the digital world.

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Digital Marketer Apprenticeship 18 months

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You’ll use online and social media platforms to design, build and implement campaigns and drive customer sales. Your primary role as a Digital Marketer is to define, design, build and implement digital campaigns across a variety of online and social media platforms to drive customer acquisition, engagement and retention. You’ll typically be working as part of a team, in which you will have responsibility for some of the straightforward elements of the overall marketing plan or campaign. You will also work to marketing briefs and instructions.

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Why did you choose LMC? LMC was extremely local and I wanted to specialise into Game’s Development, which was only taught at LMC unless I headed out of the local area. What is your favourite thing about your job? Certainly, the people first and foremost. Course taken: Level 3 Computer Games Development (now Level 3 Creative Digital There is a healthy amount of banter between colleagues and they’re great fun Media) to be around. The job also cycles through Current Occupation: Graduate Trainee different tasks and roles on a weekly Technical Support Technician High School: Our Lady’s Catholic College basis, which helps break up the potential monotony of the job. What have you done since leaving What were the best bits about your Lancaster & Morecambe College? course? I went to study Computer Games The best part was definitely that I met Development at the University of some lifelong friends from College, Central Lancashire, getting involved which made those years some of the with leadership development courses best of my life. On top of this, there was and representing the student body at a lot of creativity that was encouraged University. Just before graduating with when completing the work. Finally, the a Second Class degree, I took a year’s opportunity for work experience in the internship to work for Fujitsu in Germany Czech Republic inspired my allure for as a Junior QA Tester. travel and learn about other countries’ cultures.

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Digital Technology Digital Technology is in every part of what we do every day. You can’t do much without the application of digital technology, so if you have an interest in this topic, why not look at an Apprenticeship in this sector? We know that the demand for skilled IT graduates is growing. You’ll develop skills that are transferable into existing and emerging job roles. 12 12App

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Computing Traineeship 6 weeks-6 months Enter the workplace and prepare for an Apprenticeship. You’ll undertake at least 100 hours of work experience with an employer and improve your maths, English and employability skills at the same time. You’ll be aged 16-24 without a qualification at Level 3.

Infrastructure Technician 18 months You’ll set people up on Information Technology (IT) systems, provide support and solve problems to help organisations run smoothly. As an Infrastructure Technician you’ll provide support to internal and external customers, helping them to be productive when using technology to do their own jobs, by using tools to problem solve and trouble shoot nonroutine problems. You’ll also provide support to rectify issues to maintain the organisations productivity.

IT Solutions Technician 18 months As an IT Solutions Technician you’ll develop, implement and maintain complete IT solutions, including their hardware infrastructure (such as servers and networks) and software (such as operating systems, middleware and applications). You’ll work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

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IT Solutions Technicians also apply a professional methodology or framework to gather and analyse requirements; to design, develop, test, and implement IT solutions and to provide ongoing support both directly to end users and for the underlying IT services.

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Sport Our courses are delivered by highly qualified industry specialist tutors who work across all key areas of professional sport and its supporting infrastructure. Our Sports Apprenticeships also benefit from additional courses recognised by industry.

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Sport Traineeship 6 weeks-6 months A Traineeship is a work-based learning programme tailor-made around your needs. It offers the chance to undertake quality work experience in a subject related setting to support progression into employment or an Apprenticeship.

Leisure Team Member Apprenticeship 18 months You’ll support, enhance and deliver the day to day operations and services of a leisure / fitness facility. Working as part of a team, it is your responsibility to undertake a range of operational duties such as assisting with the opening and closing of the facility, undertaking routine maintenance of equipment and maintaining the cleanliness and safety of the environment. Alongside these operational functions, you’ll ensure programmed activities and services are available for customers. You’ll act as a Lifeguard, Swimming Teacher, Gym Instructor and Group Activity Leader.

Leisure Duty Manager Apprenticeship 18 months Your role as a Leisure Duty Manager is to manage the effective day to day ‘front line’ operation of a leisure facility. These facilities will vary in size and the services available such as swimming pools, multi-functional sports hall, fitness suites, crèche, children’s soft play, health suites, climbing walls and outdoor sports tracks. It will be your responsibility as the Leisure Duty Manager to ensure the facility is prepared for use in accordance with the planned activity programme and that all areas are maintained to the highest possible standards of safety, cleanliness, security and operational effectiveness.

Community Activator Coach Apprenticeship 18 months The Community Activator Coach Standard will underpin occupations such as an Activator, Sports Coach, Activity Leader, Community Worker or Outreach Officer. These roles are predominantly employed by sport for social change charities; SMEs who operate in the sport and physical activity sector; local authorities; sports clubs; leisure centres; youth work agencies; housing associations and outdoor education centres and are deployed to primarily work with inactive groups of people. The wider sport and activity sector plays an important role in improving the health and wellbeing of the nation and provides a positive environment which supports (especially young) people to grow and develop through sport and physical activity.

Community Activator Coach Apprenticeship 18 months As a Community Activator Coach, you’ll promote, deliver and coach fun, inclusive and engaging activities that help whole communities to change their behaviour, to adopt and keep to a physically active lifestyle. Community Activator Coaches are more than activity and sports leaders – you’ll understand communities and customers. You’ll be equipped with the specialist knowledge needed to effectively work with one customer group (such as inactive teenagers) but also be knowledgeable about other inactive customer groups whom you may be expected to work with on occasions. For further information 0800 306 306 • www.lmc.ac.uk

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Personal Trainer Apprenticeship 15 months

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You’ll coach clients (on a one to one and small group basis) towards their health and fitness goals through the design and provision of creative and personalised exercise programmes and instruction, nutritional advice and overall lifestyle management. As a Personal Trainer you’ll motivate clients to positively change their behaviour and improve their overall wellbeing by providing specialist, tailored advice within their scope of practice, while always being aware of when to refer clients to relevant appropriate professionals for specialist information and guidance.

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What is your favourite thing about your job? Being able to use my personal experiences as an athlete to help others achieve their own personal goals in life.

Glen Robinson Course taken: BTEC Sports Development Current Occupation: Co-owner of BayFit Ltd. Gym High School: Queen Katherine School What have you done since leaving Lancaster & Morecambe College? • Professional contracts in Australia, Romania and Germany • Competed in four European Championships • Competed in 2011/12 World League and London Olympic Games • Won Gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games • Become a Personal Trainer and Coowner of BayFit Ltd

Why did you choose LMC? LMC had the best reputation for sports courses in the area. What were the best bits about your course? Having the flexibility to allow myself to continue with my sports and still be able to complete my College work. The tutors were incredibly supportive. What would you say to someone who was thinking about doing the same course? Go for it! You learn a great deal of all aspects with fitness industry, sports, activities and running events. Anything else you would like to tell us? I always struggled at school but managed to excel much greater at College. The environment and support allowed me to be the best version of myself.

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Hairdressing Choosing to study one of our Hairdressing or Barbering Apprenticeships will give you access to a fantastic range of salon facilities and a team of highly experienced and specialist tutors. Through their extensive knowledge, you’ll learn how to develop the skills and techniques needed to progress your career in the hairdressing industry.

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Hairdressing Traineeship 6 weeks-6 months Prepare for an Apprenticeship by undertaking work experience and building your employability skills, plus some study skills. A mix of industry and classroom activities to get you ready to progress your career.

Hair Professional (Hairdressing/Barbering) Apprenticeship 24 months There are two distinctly different job roles within this occupational profile: you’ll either work as a Barber or Hairdresser to provide hair cutting, styling and grooming services for men and women. As a Hairdresser you will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using a range of techniques, style and finish hair to create a variety of looks, colour and lighten hair for ladies and men. As a Barber, you’ll be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using barbering techniques, style and finish hair, cut facial hair into shape and provide shaving services for men.

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Plain sailing for Students with Steiner Cruise Liners Students from Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Specialist Media Make Up had the pleasure of an in-depth talk from Steiner Cruise Liners in the LMC Business Centre. Steiner are the “largest and most renowned company that operates spas at sea and are synonymous with quality.” The students were inspired by Steiner’s industry background and the opportunities and progressions which are available to students. They gained knowledge of job roles, salaries and destinations they can explore whilst working for Steiner. Tutor Tracie Carrick said, “This has always been a popular, inspiring talk where students are given opportunities and knowledge in the industry. Some students have previously been successful in securing a position with Steiner Cruise Liners”. One student said “It was informative and inspirational” and she is now more aware of the possibilities and options to consider in the future. LMC are proud to work in partnership with Steiner and look forward to hearing of further success stories from students who work hard to attain a career in such a growing industry.

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Beauty Therapy Choosing to study our Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship will give you access to a fantastic range of salon facilities and a team of highly experienced and specialist tutors. Through their extensive knowledge, you’ll learn how to develop the skills and techniques needed to progress your career in the Beauty Therapy industry.

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Beauty Therapy Traineeship 6 weeks-6 months

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A Traineeship is a work-based learning programme tailor-made around your needs. It offers the chance to undertake quality work experience in a beauty salon to support progression into employment or an Apprenticeship.

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Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship 15 months As a Beauty Therapist, you’ll work in one of the largest, trusted, professional and continually expanding industries within the Hair and Beauty Sector, completing beauty treatments as a key part of your role. The work environment can be varied in size, style and ambiance, from a cruise ship, to small bespoke salons or luxury, high end beauty salons or spas. You’ll work independently or as part of a team supported by your manager when completing treatments. You’ll exhibit a good work ethic to learning, drive and commitment and maintain continual professional development.

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Kelly Murgatroyd Courses taken: Level 2 and Level 3 Beauty Therapy and Diploma in Reflexology and Aromatherapy High School: Bay Leadership Academy (formerly Heysham High School) Current Occupation: Owner of Prestige Health & Beauty Ltd. What did you do after College? I had a job lined up with Steiner Cruises. I went to London for the training but decided that it wasn’t for me at that time. So I came back home and got a job in a local salon. I was able to gain the confidence and skills until I felt ready to do it for myself. I started Prestige Health & Beauty Ltd in 2010, which was hard but very enjoyable. I have five members

of staff and we have won Salon of the Year and Customer Service awards at the English Beauty Awards, two years in a row. I am extremely proud of my team for these awards and am proud of the career that I have built myself. What were the best things about your course? The course really opened my eyes to how many career choices you had. What would you say to someone who was thinking about doing the course? There is a lot to learn but also so much opportunity in this career.

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Engineering Engineering is a national priority with jobs in the sector ready for people with the skills. As an aspiring engineer, our Apprenticeships will enable you to stand out from the crowd, as our innovative approach to your learning will ensure you are given the platform from which you can achieve your full potential.

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Performing Manufacturing Operations Apprenticeship 24 months You’ll already be working in the manufacturing industry and would like to gain a qualification in order to progress your career within your workplace. It doesn’t matter what you are manufacturing, this is about the processes needed to produce goods safely and to quality standards. You’ll spend most of your time in the workplace, visiting College when needed. On successful completion, you’ll be able to demonstrate to your employer the skills needed to take your career to the next level.

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Welding

General Welding Apprenticeship (arc processes) 18 months Welding is used extensively and in almost every sector of industry. There is a high demand for skilled General Welders in areas such as: automotive, marine, transport, general fabrication, construction and many more. As a General Welder you’ll produce items like components for cars; ships; rail vehicles; simple metallic containers; and steelwork for bridges, buildings and gantries. Welding is a safety critical occupation and you’ll take responsibility for the quality and accuracy of your work. You’ll also be required to produce joints that satisfy basic quality standards in order to ensure that the finished products function correctly, contributing to the safety of all and the global quality of life.

Plate Welding Apprenticeship (arc processes) 36 months There is a high demand for Plate Welders in areas such as: power generation, oil and gas, marine, transport, nuclear, processing, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, construction and many more. Plate Welders make items such as: pressure containment equipment, pressure pipework, offshore jackets, submarines, military vehicles and equipment and aero engine components. As a Plate Welder you’ll be able to work with a range of welding processes, with different metals, to the levels of quality and inspection required in safety critical applications. The finished welds are often subjected to rigorous inspection and testing. You’ll be expected therefore to consistently perform to high standards in order to ensure that the finished products function correctly, contributing to the safety of all and the global quality of life.

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Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) Driver 12 months As an LGV Driver, you’ll work towards becoming a professional driver and gaining your Class 2 (Cat C) licence. You’ll learn how to drive in a safe and fuel efficient manner, ensuring that you adhere to the road safety legislation, and that you are knowledgeable about drivers’ hours, driving breaks and working time. You’ll learn how to be responsible for maintaining your vehicle, including daily checks, inspections, defect reporting, load security and health and safety procedures. You’ll also learn about the latest in-cab technology, including adaptive braking, telematics and tachographs.

Autocare Technician 30 months As an Auto-care Technician, you’ll carry out a range of services and repairs to cars, car derived vans and light goods vehicles. You’ll work in an Auto-care or “Fast-Fit” Centre, which may be part of a national chain or operated by a regional/local independent group/ owner. As an Auto-care Technician, you’ll require a unique combination of technical, retail and customer service skills, and will use a range of tools, measuring and diagnostic equipment to identify and repair simple system faults.

Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) 36 months As a Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician, you will service and repair light vehicles such as cars or vans, and work either in a dealership which focuses on a particular manufacturer, or an independent garage which deals with many different makes of vehicles.

Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician 36 months As a Heavy Vehicle (HV) Technician, you’ll service, inspect and repair HVs, categorised by the Department of Transport as category N2 or N3, plus the associated trailers and the ancillaries. You’ll work either in a dealership that focuses on a particular manufacturer, or for an independent garage, franchise or large fleet operator that deals with many different makes of vehicles. You’ll work on all the systems found within the vehicle, from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment. The day-to-day tasks faced by the technician are constantly changing, driven by the introduction of ever more complex technologies and diagnostic techniques.

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Construction & Built Environment We pride ourselves on being one of the best providers of construction Apprenticeships in the North West. You’ll be studying in our industry standard workshops with first class facilities. All of our lecturers have many years of experience in the field, so you’ll be learning from the best in the business. 26 26App

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Plumbing & Heating Plumbing & Heating Apprenticeship 24 months

You’ll broaden your skills base and be able to enter the profession at a higher level. You’ll be able to complete and oversee work to install, service, maintain and commission central heating systems. You’ll also become competent in gas work allowing you to become Gas Safe registered, meaning you can legally work on gas systems. You’ll also gain certification in water regulations and unvented hot water G3 regulations, again allowing you to selfcertify your own work.

Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship 24 months Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technicians plan, select, install, service, commission and maintain all aspects of plumbing and heating systems. As a Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technicians, customer service skills, being tidy and respectful are important qualities as you may find yourself working in a customers’ homes or on building sites.

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As a Plumbing and Heating Technician, the installation of plumbing and heating systems includes accurate measuring, marking, cutting, bending and jointing metallic and nonmetallic pipework. Appliances and equipment can include gas, oil and solid fuel boilers as well as pumps, heat emitters, bathroom furniture or controls as part of a cold water, hot water, and central heating or above ground drainage and rainwater systems.

Apprentices travel to Denmark to gain work experience Four lucky students were given the opportunity to travel to Denmark as part of an Erasmus+ funded work placement to Lancaster’s twin city, Aalborg. Two Plumbing Apprentices; Sam Attard from North West Plumbing & Heating Services in Barrow-in-Furness and Cameron Willis From Gas Water Heating also based in Barrow-in-Furness. We also took two fabrication and welding students; Apprentice Dave Martin from Michael Mudd Ltd and Drew Nicholson, an LMC Level 2 Fabrication & Welding student. Speaking from Aalborg, Plumbing tutor Helen Williams, who is leading the placement explained, “The students will be spending three weeks working in Aalborg, Denmark. The Plumbing students are with heating contractor Blikas Aalborg A/S and the welders are working alongside other students and staff at the Tech College building a fire breathing dragon. Exciting stuff! At the Tech College, Drew and Dave will be gaining experience using CAD and demonstrating their welding skills as they work on a fire breathing dragon for a carnival in Aalborg.

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Carpentry & Joinery

Level Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship

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The occupation involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components. This is a core and options Apprenticeship, with two pathways: Pathway 1: As a Site Carpenter you’ll normally work on a building site, or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and fixing building components, from the initial erection of a new building, through to the installation of all necessary fixtures and fittings, as well as a range of repair and maintenance activities.

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Pathway 2: As an Architectural Joiner you’ll normally be employed in a workshop producing timber based building components and other architectural products, such as doors, windows, units and staircases, which are then transported to construction sites to be installed by Site Carpenters.

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This occupation involves carrying out advanced skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components. An Advanced Carpenter & Joiner is able to undertake complex jobs, requiring a high level of practical skills and knowledge, in addition to managing their own work and leading small teams. This is a core and options Apprenticeship, with two pathways: Pathway 1: As an Advanced Site Carpenter, you’ll normally work on a building site, or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and installing complex and often bespoke building components e.g. high quality doors, shaped linings, staircases with turns, complex wall and floor units, erecting bespoke structural carpentry (inclined roofs and joists) and erecting complex roof structures (e.g. inclined roofs with hips, valleys and dormers). Pathway 2: An Advanced Architectural Joiner will normally be employed in a workshop, producing complex building components by setting out, marking out and manufacturing bespoke architectural products (e.g. doors, windows, staircases with turns and panelling/cladding).

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Why did you choose LMC? I had heard LMC was one of the best colleges for trade based Apprenticeships and hands on experiences.

Fiona Finnigan Course taken: Level 2 and Level 3 Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship High School: Cardinal Allen Catholic High School Employer: Lancaster City Council

What would you say to someone who was thinking about doing the course? Definitely go for it! Expand your potential and practical skills. What has been your biggest accomplishment whilst studying at LMC? During my time at LMC, I have won three separate awards for being the “Apprentice of the Year”, one from LMC, one from APSE and also one from Lancaster City Council.

What are the best things about your course? I really enjoy the practical tasks and challenges, especially in Level 3 where the What would you like to do after this course? tasks are more advanced. I look to further my knowledge and Why did you choose your course? experience, with the aim to complete an I chose this course to further my career HNC in the future opportunities. I also have a passion for woodwork, which has been passed down from my grandfather.

Bricklaying Construction Traineeship 6 weeks-6 months

A Traineeship is a work-based learning programme tailor-made around your needs. It offers the chance to undertake quality work experience in a construction setting to support progression into employment or an Apprenticeship. You’ll cover maths and English skills, work preparation skills and practical on the job learning.

Bricklaying Apprenticeship 30 months As a Bricklayer you’ll lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures eg. chimney stacks. You may also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. The range of sites and projects that you’ll work on may include large commercial developments, new builds in housing, alterations, extensions and restorations.

For further information 0800 306 306 • www.lmc.ac.uk

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Plastering Plastering Apprenticeship 24-36 months

As a Plasterer, you’ll prepare walls and ceilings for decoration and finishing. Plastering is a core function within the construction sector, particularly the house building and refurbishment sectors. The occupation covered by this Apprenticeship standard is for a Plasterer that will specialise in either Solid or Fibrous plaster work after undertaking the core learning. All Plasterers can work on their own or as part of a small team. You’ll work on small-scale domestic jobs, repairs and restoration and on bigger commercial developments such as schools or hospitals.

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Electrical Installation Installation Electrician/Maintenance Electrician Apprenticeship 48 months As an Electrician, you’ll install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. Electrical equipment and systems you’ll learn to install may include switchboards, motors, cables, fuses, thermal relays, fault current protection switches, heating, lighting, air conditioning and metering equipment, as well as crime and fire alarm systems and renewable energy technologies. You’ll work in both indoor and outdoor settings, and be able to set out jobs from drawings and specifications and requisition the necessary installation materials.

Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Technician Apprenticeship 36 months

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As a Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Technician, you’ll design, install, commission and maintain electronic systems in and outside simple and complex premises to protect individuals, homes and properties from risk and danger. Systems you’ll work on may include fire, security and emergency systems to detect intrusion, provide surveillance, monitor and control access to buildings, properties and sites or to detect fire and emergencies.

For further information 0800 306 306 • www.lmc.ac.uk

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Hospitality & Catering Choosing to study a Hospitality & Catering Apprenticeship with LMC will give you access to a team of expert tutors who have personal experience of working at some of the UK’s top hotels and restaurants. Through their extensive knowledge, you’ll learn how to develop the skills and techniques needed to make it as a chef in a busy kitchen environment. 32 32App

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Hospitality Traineeship 6 weeks-6 months Enter the workplace and prepare for an Apprenticeship. You’ll undertake at least 100 hours of work experience with an employer and improve your maths, English and employability skills at the same time. You’ll be aged 16-24 without a qualification at Level 3.

Commis Chef Apprenticeship 12 months A Commis Chef is the most common starting position in many kitchens and, in principal, the most junior culinary role. As a Commis Chef, you’ll prepare food and carry out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior chef. Your primary objective as a Commis Chef is to learn and understand how to carry out the basic functions in every section of the kitchen.

Chef De Partie Apprenticeship 18 months As a Chef De Partie, you’ll be responsible for running a specific section of the kitchen. You’ll usually manage a small team of workers, who you must keep organised so that dishes go out on time and the work area remains clean and orderly. In smaller kitchens, however, you may work independently in a section. In your role as a Chef De Partie, also known as a station or section chef, you have a very important role in any kitchen, and you’ll report to the senior chef.

Hospitality Team Member Apprenticeship 12 months As a Hospitality Team Member, you can work in a range of establishments, for example bars, restaurants, cafés, conference centres, banqueting venues, hotels or contract caterers. This role is very varied and, although Hospitality Team Members tend to specialise in an area, you’ll have to be adaptable and ready to support team members across the business, for example, during busy periods. Areas that you can specialise in include food and beverage service, serving alcoholic beverages, barista, food preparation, housekeeping, concierge and guest services, reception, reservations or conference and banqueting.

Hospitality Supervisor Apprenticeship 12 months

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As a Hospitality Supervisor, you’ll work across a wide variety of businesses including bars, restaurants, cafés, conference centres, banqueting venues, hotels or contract caterers. You’ll provide vital support to the management team and be capable of independently supervising hospitality services and running shifts. You’ll typically work under pressure delivering fantastic customer service and motivating your team.

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Business Choosing to study a Business Apprenticeship will give you access to an exciting subject that is relevant across all employment sectors. The teaching staff are well qualified with a breadth of experience in a number of industry sectors and students appreciate learning from people who have actually done it as well as teach it.

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Business Traineeship 6 weeks-6 months A Traineeship is a work-based learning programme tailor-made around your needs. It offers the chance to undertake quality work experience in a business administration setting to support progression into employment or an Apprenticeship.

Business Administration Apprenticeship 18 months As a Business Administrator you’ll have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors. Your role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services. You’ll develop key skills and behaviours to support your own progression towards management responsibilities. The responsibilities of your role are to support and engage the different parts of an organisation and interact with internal or external customers. With a focus on adding value, your role will contribute to the efficiency of an organisation, through support of functional areas, working across teams and resolving issues as requested.

Junior Management Consultant Higher Apprenticeship 24 months As a Management Consultant, you’ll provide business advice to public, private and not-forprofit organisations. This usually involves helping a business to solve a challenge, such as how to grow their business, how to make it more efficient or how to organise and structure the business in a different way. Some specialist consultancies have a particular focus – for example, how to write proposals for new work, how to change an organisation or how to develop a workforce. Others are more general and you could work across several different types of project. Working on client sites away from your office is a possibility, while hours are varied and often depend on the project.

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Tasks can be varied and may involve conducting research, analysing and interpreting data or being responsible for organising the logistics of the project. As you develop and progress, you might be involved in contributing to report writing which uses statistical evidence to support recommendations and conclusions, or support the creation of slide decks to deliver key messages to clients.

For further information 0800 306 306 • www.lmc.ac.uk

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Level Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship

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As a Customer Service Practitioner, you’ll deliver high quality products and services to the customers of an organisation. Your core responsibility will be to provide a high quality service to customers, which will be delivered from the workplace, digitally, or through going out into the customer’s own locality. These may be one-off or routine contacts and include dealing with orders, payments, offering advice, guidance and support, meetand-greet, sales, fixing problems, after care, service recovery or gaining insight through measuring customer satisfaction. You may be the first point of contact and work in any sector or organisation type.

Level Customer Service Specialist Apprenticeship

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The main purpose of a Customer Service Specialist is to be a ‘professional’ for direct customer support within all sectors and organisation types. You’ll be an advocate of customer service who acts as a referral point for dealing with more complex or technical customer requests, complaints, and queries. You are often an escalation point for complicated or ongoing customer problems. As an expert in your organisation’s products and/or services, you’ll share knowledge with your wider team and colleagues, gather and analyse data and customer information that influences change and improvements in service.

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A Team Leader/Supervisor is a first line management role, with operational/project responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team to deliver a clearly defined outcome. You’ll provide direction, instructions and guidance to ensure the achievement of set goals. Your key responsibilities are likely to include supporting, managing and developing team members, managing projects, planning and monitoring workloads and resources, delivering operational plans, resolving problems, and building relationships internally and externally.

Operations/Departmental Manager Higher Apprenticeship 30 months An Operations/Departmental Manager is someone who manages teams and/or projects, to achieve operational or departmental goals and objectives as part of the delivery of the organisation’s strategy. You’ll be accountable to a more senior manager or business owner. You may work in the private, public or third sector and in all sizes of organisation. Specific responsibilities and job titles will vary, but your knowledge, skills and behaviours need to be the same. Your key responsibilities may include creating and delivering operational plans, managing projects, leading and managing teams, managing change, financial and resource management, talent management or coaching and mentoring.

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Accounting Accounts / Finance Assistant Apprenticeship 12 months As an Accounts/Finance Assistant you’ll be an integral part of the team responsible for maintaining an efficient and accurate finance function within a business. Your role could include basic bookkeeping, working with sales and purchase ledgers, running calculations to ensure that records and payments are correct and recording of cash and data entry.

Assistant Accountancy Apprenticeship 18 months As an Assistant Accountant you’ll provide support to internal and external customers and will work either as an Assistant Accountant within practice or, alternatively, within the finance function of an organisation. Part of your role will involve assisting in the day to day financial activities, such as data entry to month end management accounts and/or yearend financial statements. In addition, you may find yourself involved in regulatory financial requirements, such as the completion of VAT returns or assisting in the preparation of tax computations.

Professional Accounting/Taxation Technician Higher Apprenticeship 18 months As a Professional Accounting/Tax Technician you’ll have responsibility for creating, and/or verifying and reviewing, accurate and timely financial information within an organisation in which you’ll be employed or on behalf of another organisation. This will be performed in order to meet relevant ethical, professional and legal standards, and you’ll utilise your knowledge of the business systems and processes, as well as standard accounting and tax practices. Your role may exist in an accounting practice, a professional services company, HMRC or the accounting function of a business or other organisation.

For additional fees please refer to individual course sheets - www.lmc.ac.uk

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Child Education If you choose to study a Child Education Apprenticeship at LMC, you’ll work with a team of specialist tutors who will provide excellent teaching and learning to help you develop the knowledge and practical skills needed to work in this challenging and rewarding vocational area.

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Childcare Traineeship 6 weeks-6 months A Traineeship is a work-based learning programme tailor-made around your needs. It offers the chance to undertake quality work experience in a child education setting to support progression into employment or an Apprenticeship.

Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship 18 months As a Teaching Assistant, you’ll work in Primary, Special and Secondary education across all age ranges encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities. Your primary role is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning, either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress. You’ll be a good role model, act with honesty and integrity, take part in team meetings and contribute to planning and class activities.

Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges Certificate, (HLTA) 24 months This qualification aims to provide any practitioners working within schools and colleges the opportunity for additional professional development. Building on your experience gained as a Teaching Assistant, Mentor or Early Years Practitioner you will develop your experience, and enhance your knowledge and skills within the teaching and learning environment. It will challenge you in both daily practice and theoretical understanding.

Early Years Educator 18 months As an Early Years Educator, or any other job roles such as a Nursery Nurse or Childminder, you’ll be a highly trained professional who plays a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. You’ll work in a range of settings including full day care, children’s centres, pre schools, reception classes and as childminders.

Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner 24 months This Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner qualification has been designed to develop and support any Early Year’s Educator workers who hold a Level 3 qualification. You’ll be offered opportunities to build on your knowledge and understanding of early years practice, develop skills that will promote quality, encourage leadership, prepare you for management responsibilities and allow for growth in coaching and mentoring others.

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Health & Social Care At LMC, we are aware of the national shortage and regional demand for skilled workers, so choosing to study a Health & Social Care Apprenticeship with us will give you access to exciting programmes of study across all levels, taught by qualified tutors with industry experience.

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Health & Social Care Traineeship 6 weeks-6 months A Traineeship is a work-based learning programme tailor-made around your needs. It offers the chance to undertake quality work experience in a health and social care setting to support progression into employment or an Apprenticeship.

Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship 18 months Adult Care Workers are the frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives. Working in a care role makes a positive difference to someone’s life who may be faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. As an Adult Care Worker you may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings.

Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship 18 months Lead Adult Care Workers are the frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives. In addition, as a Lead Adult Care Worker, you’ll have responsibility for providing supervision, frontline leadership, guidance and direction for others, or working autonomously, exercising judgement and accountability. As a Lead Adult Care Worker, you’ll work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or some clinical healthcare settings. As well as covering Lead Adult Care work, this standard also covers the role of Lead Personal Assistant, who can work at this senior level, but they may only work directly for one individual who needs support and/or care services, usually within their own home.

Children, Young People and Families Practitioner Apprenticeship 24 months As a Children, Young People and Families Practitioner, you will be working with children, young people and families, including carers, to achieve positive and sustainable change in their lives. You’ll demonstrate a passion to care for and about children, young people and families and you’ll be skilled in recognising and assessing their complex needs. Your approach will be one of respectful curiosity that challenges and supports children, young people and families to achieve their potential and stay safe. You’ll work alongside other professionals and organisations to share the responsibility for improving outcomes

Children, Young People and Families Manager Apprenticeship 30 months As a Children, Young People and Families Manager, you’ll ensure direction, alignment and commitment within your own practice, your team(s), your organisation and across partnerships to help children, young people and families aspire to do their best and achieve sustainable change. You’ll build teams, manage resources and lead new approaches to working practices to deliver improved outcomes and put the child, young person or family at the centre of practice. For further information 0800 306 306 • www.lmc.ac.uk

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Aspire Pathways The Aspire Pathways Traineeship provides an introduction to a wide range of vocational sectors, and aims to prepare you for employment.

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Aspire Pathways Traineeship 6 weeks-6 months

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Entry/ 1-2 This qualification covers all the skills and knowledge needed to help you find a job in industry or progress on to a Level 2 qualification. You’ll train in a variety of College real work environments and gain employability skills. Specific entry requirements: you must be ready for the workplace and willing to study maths and English if you don’t already have GCSEs at grade C/4 or higher. Students over 19 will undertake an employability qualification.

at school and found it really tough but LMC helped me to change my mind about my own performance. I learned so much more about the English Language at College than I ever did at school.

Reon Reid Course taken: GCSE English High School: Sir Thomas Botler (Warrington)

What are the best things about the English courses at LMC? My tutor made the lessons fun. I didn’t find the preparation for exams stressful as the content of the course was well organised, explained and delivered. My tutor always made time for me and provided many opportunities for extra revision.

Did you study Functional Skills English or GCSE English Language at LMC? How is your English qualification attained GCSE English. I studied two lessons a week at LMC helping you pursue your career alongside my course. plans? What grade did you achieve? I can apply for a wider range of jobs. I was really proud to have gone from a Which specific English skills do you feel grade 2 to a grade 4. you have most improved? How did LMC help you improve your I am more aware of the different writing English skills? styles required for Level 3 work. My I became more confident with confidence in the English Language is so general English concepts, using more much better and I am producing better sophisticated vocabulary and using more quality assignments, and I am more advanced skills in my Level 3 assignments confident in the correct use of grammar on my vocational course. I disliked English and punctuation.

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