LeSoCo

LeSoCo

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<p>We are a Beacon college with a national reputation for innovation and excellence in vocational learning.</p>
<p>We offer inspiring and challenging courses that aim to give all members of the community every possible opportunity to succeed.</p>
<p>LeSoCo: helping local people progress to further study and employment</p>
<p>LeSoCo was formed in August 2012, following the merger of Lewisham College and Southwark College.</p>
<p>Across its South London campuses, LeSoCo provides a strong andvibrant vocational training offer which reaches out to local communities and enables learners to transform their prospects and their lives. We deliver high qualitylearning while promoting social inclusion and economic benefit.</p>
<p>Our curriculum is vocational and employer led, satisfying the growing needs of local businesses.</p>
<p>We focus on enabling people to access jobs, higher education and self-employment through strong partnerships, outstanding teaching and the development of a culture of enterprise among our students.</p>
<p>Stats and facts</p>
<p>LeSoCo's annual budget of around £38m funds provision for 17,692 students.</p>
<p >The average age of our students is 29.</p>
<p >There are 3,647 students aged 16-19, and around 492 14-16 year old schoolchildren who attend the College for work-related learning.</p>
<p >34% of our students live in Lewisham itself and most of the others come from adjoining boroughs.</p>
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Benefits of working at LeSoCo

Along with the salary offered, all permanent members of staff enjoy the following benefits:

Pension
The College operates two final salary pension schemes:
*Teachers Pension Scheme (TP) for all teaching staff; and
*Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for business support staff.

Annual Leave
In addition to the eight statutory holidays each year
*Lecturers receive 47 days' annual leave;
*Curriculum Managers receive 35 days' annual leave; and
*Managers and business support staff receive 30 days' annual leave.
*Three days' holiday are granted for the College closure at Christmas.

Other Leave Arrangements
*Maternity, paternity, parental, special leave and sick leave policies are in place; and
*Staff with five years' service can apply for a career break.

Health and Wellbeing
*Comprehensive health insurance policy;
*Occupational health service;
*Employee assistance programme; and
*Free eye examinations.

Additional Benefits
*Childcare vouchers;
*Gym membership;
*Interest-free loans for travel;
*Cyclescheme;
*T'ien beauty salon for discounted treatments; and
*Credit Union.

LeSoCo is in the boroughs of Lewisham and Southwark in south-east London. We are just four miles from Westminster and the City of London. The College is split across five campuses, Lewisham Way, Deptford Church Street, The Cut, Bermondsey and Camberwell, and all are easy to reach by road and public transport.

Awards

Investors in People
Investors in People
Positive About Disabled People
Positive About Disabled People
Beacon Status
Beacon Status
Stonewall Diversity Champion
Stonewall Diversity Champion

College Details

LeSoCo

Lewisham Way

London

Greater London

SE4 1UT

LeSoCo

Colleges (FE/HE)