Welcome to Lambeth College
Welcome and thank you for choosing Lambeth College - The Careers College, as the next step on the pathway to your future career.
Our Mission is to ensure that we fulfil your career aspiration, helping you to become a qualified, work-ready and motivated professional with the skills and confidence to participate in today's competitive job market. We work very closely with local employees to provide you with the opportunity to secure part time work, permanent jobs, apprenticeships and work experience placements.
We offer a wide range of high quality courses that will open the door to future career opportunities in accounting, construction, engineering, hair and beauty, hospitality, media and more. We will support you towards success and in return, we expect 100% attendance and punctuality from you, to complete all assignments on time and to always show committment to your work.
We are creating great opportunities for our learners to take their furture into their own hands and gain real work experience with the skills and qualifications that employeers are looking for.
I look forward to welcoming you to Lambeth College - The Careers College, I am confident that together we will help you fulfil your potential.
Principal and Chief Executive
When you study with us at Lambeth College, you will be learning in an environment committed to providing its students with the best experience possible with all round support from experienced tutors and modern industry standard facilities.
At Lambeth College, we care about YOU. The outstanding level of support we offer to our students is second to none. Our recent Ofsted inspection states that 'Students feel valued and speak positively of the well-established culture of tolerance and respect in the college.'
We offer exceptional facilities including an artist’s garden overlooking Clapham Common, industry standard workshops, modern study centres and libraries, a Careers Advice service, an accredited advice and guidance service, supportive tutors and a range of additional enrichment activities to complement studies such as debating society, martial arts and sports.
We are committed to ensuring our learners benefit from high standards of teaching within state of the art learning facilities. Our specialist facilities and workshops are furnished with industry standard equipment, giving you hands on experience to develop the skills required in your chosen industry.
We continue to reinvest in our three sites with new facilities open at our Clapham Centre from autumn 2015. Out Brixham Centre will be refurbished with state of the art learning environments by September 2017 and the proposed developments for our Vauxhall Centre are ambitious and industry facing.
The Restaurant SW4
We now have our very own restaurant and training kitchens in the newly opened SW4 Complex at Clapham Centre. The Restaurant SW4 is run by Hospitality and Catering learners under the direct supervision of expert tutors. Dine with us and help support the culinary stars of the future. "The food is delicious" Lambeth Weekender.
The Salon and Spa SW4
Our Hairdressing and Beauty salon is based at our Vauxhall centre. Students are supervised by qualified staff and gain experience by working with real clients, many of whom are students themselves.
Inside our Clapham Centre we have a 160 seat capacity theatre and auditorium complete with 3 performances spaces and purpose-built dance studio.
Lambeth College Nursery
At present the College has two nurseries, and may also be able to contribute to the cost of external childcare provison.
Motorcycle and Motor Vehicle Workshops
Strong links with the motorcycle industry ensure Lambeth College students work with the latest state of the art equipment in our purpose-built workshops in Vauxhall. We offer individual workstations complete with hydraulic lifts, workbenches and extensive tool kits for each student. Specialist technicians dedicated to the workshop are also on call at all times.
Art Studio, 3D Workshop and Artist Rooftop Garden
We have superb art, design, printmaking and 3D modelling facilities. Built on to the top floor of our Clapham Centre it overlooks the scenic Clapham Common. The centre also has a dedicated media-editing suite as well extensive computing and IT facilities throughout.
Media, Broadcasting and Sound Studios
We have some very impressive facilities for use in broadcasting, sound and media production including a purpose-built lighting suite, video edit-suites and sound recording studios.
At our Clapham and Vauxhall Centres there are shops, run by students as part of their work experience on retail, which sell a whole number of items that are useful to students and staff.
Construction and Engineering Workshops
Lambeth College is one of the largest training providers in south London offering construction and engineering courses. Learn your trade and develop your technical skills in real life working conditions in our construction and building services workshops. We have extensive facilities dedicated to bricklaying, carpentry, wood machining, painting and decorating, plastering, plumbing, electrical installations, mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering.
Healthy Gourmet Cafe
The Healthy Gourmet Café at our Brixton Centre is a fully functioning and professionally run eating establishment and training facility. The kitchens and food counter have all the equipment and capacity for catering for large groups of people on a daily basis.
ILT and Learning Resources
Lambeth College provide you with the best in information learning technology (ILT), quiet study areas and libraries. Free internet connections and study zones provide an environment for you to continue with your learning away from the classroom.
Science and Dental Technology Laboratories
We have a great range of equipment and instruments in our specialist laboratories catering for science-based courses in Applied Biology, (Microbiology and Pharmacy), Chemistry, Human Biology.
Sports and Gyms
If you are keen on sports we cater for a variety of activities for you to partake in including basketball, table tennis, badminton and volleyball. The centres have well-equipped fitness rooms with qualified sports instructors who can help you plan a personal fitness programme.
Lambeth College has its own radio station ‘Vox Radio’ which showcases the talents of our Radio Production students. We broadcast live and on demand through the college intranet as well as showcasing selected interviews and features on Audio Boo throughout the year.
At Lambeth College we aim to help you gain new skills and be more independent.
All learners who apply will start on one of two pathways: Independence or Employability.
We encourage our learners to aim to get a job (a job can be paid, full-time, part-time, supported work or voluntary work). If you are not ready for employment we encourage you to develop your independence skills.
All students have an Individual Learning Plan (ILP). This is to help you focus on developing the right skills to achieve your long term goal. Your ILP includes targets in literacy, numeracy or ICT. Your ILP will also have targets related to independence or employment. Your ILP will be different from everyone else’s - It is your own plan. Your tutor and support staff will help you choose and work on targets and you will have regular meetings to review your progress
What will I learn?
All the learning programmes have opportunities to develop ‘Skills for Life’ / ‘Functional Skills’ This can include:
- Communication / English (Reading, writing, speaking and listening).
- Numeracy / Maths (Number, measuring and handling data).
- Information Communication Technology is about using technology to communicate.
You can practice your Skills for Life in practical activities.
When you are in your final year, you will focus on what you will do after college to be as independent as possible. The programme will help you find opportunities in you local community that you can do when you leave college. If you have support from Adult Social Services, we will work with them to help you find appropriate opportunities in the community.
No education or training would be complete without giving you the skills needed to survive in the real world. That is why many of our courses are designed to meet the needs of employers and to equip you with the skills you need to be competitive in today’s job markets. Whilst at the College, we encourage as many learners as possible to complete work experience placements. These may initially be within the College but wherever possible we seek external placements to give students a wider experience of work. We will work with external partners to find you a suitable work placement and/or voluntary work.
ProWork – Partnership with the Camden Society
Students on our adult employment programmes can access additional support from an Employment Development Worker, from the Camden Society. We work closely with the Camden Society to help you find work. We can also support you on the job by providing you with a Job Coach, who can support you in work and help with travelling to work.
Progression to work – Getting a Job
When you are ready to leave college and get a job, we will help you as much as possible. We will work with your parents/guardians and other professionals so that they know what the plans are for when you leave college.
Enriching Your Life
The College also has an enrichment programme which is additional to your timetable. You can choose from a wide variety of sports and leisure activities like drama, football, singing and cooking. You may also decide to become a Student Ambassador (a paid job) within the College. The Ambassadors help us promote the College to other prospective students.
Their main roles in the job are to work with other students, act as tour guides and assist at parents’ evenings and careers events.
Libraries and ILT Centres
We encourage you to study independently at college. There is a library and ILT centre at each of the three centres of the college. Here you can get help to study – using computers, books or DVDs.
Lambeth Universal Performers (LUP) is a group of performing Arts students, some of whom have learning difficulties/disabilities. Each year the LUP does a summer tour which may include local schools.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Lambeth College directly.