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Our merger with NCG: An exceptional opportunity for the future

NCGDear current students, new students, parents and our communities,

I’d like to tell you about a very exciting development at Lewisham Southwark College, which is opening up some amazing opportunities for students across central south London. On 1st August, the College successfully merged with NCG, one of the largest providers of high quality education, training, employability and work-based learning in the UK.

This merger gives our students access to a world-class network of expert tutors, high-tech facilities and advanced learning methods to support them as they study with us. With all five of NCG’s existing colleges recently rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, we are part of a Group which is now bringing its dedication to improving the quality of education and skills provision to the boroughs of Lewisham and Southwark.

Following the merger, we will be able to offer:

  • An even wider choice of vocational courses for 16 to 18 year olds across a huge variety of subjects, building on the success of our existing programmes in areas like IT, business, construction and dance
  • A stronger Higher Education (HE) offering – enabling young people to study for a Foundation degree, for example, while paying 45% lower fees and benefiting from smaller class sizes than they would at a university
  • More, higher quality apprenticeships, drawing on NCG’s national expertise and excellent reputation in this area: the Group trains more apprentices than all London colleges combined

As a student at the newly-merged Lewisham Southwark College, you / your child will study at one of our three local campuses in Lewisham, Deptford and Southwark, while benefiting from our national reach and ambitious future plans. One of these plans is to review our facilities, with the aim of creating a 21st century skills college in Lewisham to match our state-of-the-art Southwark building, which recently underwent a £41m refurbishment.

There has never been a more exciting time to join Lewisham Southwark College – and you / your child could begin their journey with us this September by enrolling from 24th August. We’d love to welcome you / them and discuss the exceptional range of opportunities we can offer.

Yours sincerely,

Carole Kitching

 

 

 

 

Carole Kitching
Principal

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