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Beauty students at the College are getting the chance to upgrade their skills thanks to some exciting new opportunities – including the introduction of a Level 4 Certificate in IPL and Laser Treatments, and training in advanced Eve Taylor products for our Level 3 students.

The new Level 4 course has been launched in response to the fast-growing popularity of IPL and laser treatments for hair reduction and skin rejuvenation in UK salons and spas. More invasive than conventional salon treatments, these IPL and laser treatments require therapists to have accredited qualifications, so studying for the Level 4 Certificate is a great way for students to raise their skills and increase their earning power.  

Lyndsay Benford, Course Tutor, explains: “This course leads students into an exclusive specialism which is more likely to be offered in a doctor-run clinic than a high street salon. Launched in October, the course has welcomed back a number of our former students who are now working in salons and high-end spas across London.”

Current Level 3 students are also boosting their employability by undergoing product knowledge training for Eve Taylor – a range of advanced facial and body spa products used across many exclusive salons and spas. Students saw a demonstration of the facial treatment and got the opportunity to use the products in LS College’s T’ien salon, receiving an industry-recognised certificate at the end of the training.

The College’s Student Recruitment and Marketing team has been honored for the second year running in the prestigious national FE First Awards. The team scooped the Silver award for Web Development and were also Highly Commended in the Team of the Year category. They were presented with the awards at a gala dinner held on Monday 27 November, at the Hilton Warwick.

With more award entries than ever before, the FE First Awards 2017 were extremely competitive, so being placed highly across two categories is a real achievement. This follows a hugely successful awards season last year when the College won a Gold Marketing Team of the Year Award and Silver School Leaver Recruitment Team Award in the FE First Awards, as well as being shortlisted in the elite TES FE Award for Best Marketing / Communications Campaign 2016.

The FE First Awards, which are organised by the College Marketing Network, recognise marketing excellence within FE colleges throughout the UK.

Sonia Furley, Head of Student Recruitment and Marketing, says: “This year the team has worked hard to put prospective students at the very heart of the recruitment process and we’re so proud that this work has been recognised. The fact that the team has been awarded for two consecutive years is a fantastic achievement, and reflects that the College is going from strength to strength in the way it communicates and engages with its audiences.”


On the 1st August 2017, The Governors of Lewisham Southwark College (LSC) and NCG merged.

LSC joined one of the largest education and training groups in the UK.

Governors of both organisations believe the merger will strengthen and further develop and improve education and training provision to better meet the needs of local communities in Central South London. All students will continue studying at LSC’s current campuses in Lewisham and Southwark. 

Read the full consultation report here 

One of London’s richest and most dynamic boroughs will host a prestigious new awards programme in 2018 to celebrate its thriving business community.

The Southwark Business Excellence Awards in association with Lewisham Southwark College are being launched in early February by Southwark Chamber of Commerce, with the support of Southwark Council.

The awards aim to recognise and reward the wide range of firms based in the borough, which stretches from Southbank to London Bridge and Surrey Docks in the east, and to Bermondsey, Peckham, Camberwell and Dulwich in the south. 

With a population of over 300,000, the area is home to 18,000 businesses, including major international companies and brilliant community businesses. It also boasts world class entertainment and arts venues as well as some of the best eating establishments in the city.

As Southwark continues to transform thanks to a number of regeneration programmes, it is hoped the awards will showcase the achievements of the businesses that are key to the borough’s economic success.

“With a rich and diverse business community and an intensive regeneration programme over the past decade, Southwark has become synonymous with growth and development,” said Richard Kalmar, Chair of Southwark Chamber.

“The Southwark Business Excellence Awards will promote the area’s many business success stories and highlight the entrepreneurs who help to bring prosperity and growth to the borough.  They will instil confidence and pride in the borough’s business community, as well as encouraging economic growth and marketing Southwark as a world class place to do business.”

The awards are free to enter and will be open to all types and sizes of businesses who will undergo a robust and impartial judging process. The winners will be announced at a glittering, black-tie Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony for 400 people, hosted by a celebrity compere at a top class Southwark venue next summer.

Cllr Johnson Situ, Cabinet Member for Business, Culture and Regeneration, at Southwark Council, said: “Southwark Council values the hugely important role that businesses play in our borough, stimulating our economy and generating jobs and opportunities for local people. We are pleased to support these awards, which will recognise and applaud some of our shining stars.”

The inaugural awards are being supported by some of borough’s leading businesses, including British Land and headline sponsor Lewisham Southwark College.

Carole Kitching, Principal of Lewisham Southwark College, added: “As one of the top performing colleges in London we are delighted to be sponsoring the recognition of excellence in businesses across Southwark. We work with many individuals and businesses within Southwark, and we’re excited to meet and celebrate with the nominees and winners.”

Further details on the sparkling launch party for the inaugural Southwark Business Excellence Awards will be announced shortly. For more information about sponsoring or supporting the awards contact: Joanne Horton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0208 726 7968

Supported Learning students at Lewisham Southwark College rolled up their sleeves recently for a community project aimed at making London a greener, healthier and more bee-friendly place.

The group of students planted a tree at St John’s Church, opposite Lewisham Way campus, on 21 November, after the church’s vicar approached the College to see whether it could help with the initiative. In addition to planting the tree, the group also spruced up the church yard by carrying out general garden maintenance.

The tree planting is part of the ‘Trees for Sacred Spaces’ campaign which is organised by The Conservation Foundation and supported by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Horticulture course tutor Paula McAlpine said: “Our Supported Learning students rose to the challenge with enthusiasm and energy. By improving a green space on our doorstep, their practical work has made a real difference to our local community.”



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