News & Opportunities

New investment in skills for a greener Lancashire

Lancashire has been awarded an £8.4m boost for skills development to meet the needs of the zero/low carbon economy of the future through a pilot programme, delivered by the county’s colleges working in partnership with local business communities. Find out more.

Skills for Work Campaign

The Lancashire Colleges is delighted to be supporting the Skills for Work campaign, helping the people of Lancashire to gain the skills they need to succeed as we begin to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic. Our 12 further education and Sixth Form colleges along with over 50 organisations have come together to provide over 100 different offers of fully funded and free support for people in Lancashire.
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Operation Encompass

We are pleased to be working as part of the Lancashire Violence Reduction Network to implement Operation Encompass within Lancashire’s colleges from 2021.

Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling colleges and schools to offer immediate support for children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse. After officers have attended a domestic abuse incident in a home in which a child or young person is present, Lancashire Constabulary will share information with the college’s Designated Safeguarding Lead prior to the start of the next college day.

Operation Encompass directly connects the police with Lancashire’s colleges to secure better outcomes for children and young people who are subject or witness to police-attended incidents of domestic abuse. Rapid provision of support within the college environment means they are better safeguarded against the short-, medium- and long-term effects of domestic abuse.

Principal Amanda Melton awarded CBE

Congratulations to Amanda Melton, Principal and Chief Executive of the Nelson and Colne Colleges Group and Board Member of TLC. Amanda has been awarded a prestigious CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her services to education. Read more.

Knife Free FE Tender Awarded

The Lancashire Colleges (TLC) has commissioned Aftathought to design and develop a resource to educate young people and prevent young people from feeling the need to carry knives. We aim to challenge the myths and misconceptions held by students, therefore driving changes in the attitude and negative behaviours to knife carrying and knife crime. Read more.

TLC welcomes new board member

We are delighted to announce that Clare Russell, Principal and Chief Executive of Runshaw College has joined the Board of Directors of The Lancashire Colleges Limited. Read more.

Moving On Lancashire awarded additional funding

The Lancashire Colleges (TLC) has been awarded additional funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) for its ‘Moving On’ programme to support a further 600 young people across Lancashire to improve their career and life opportunities. Moving On provides employability skills, one to one support in English and maths and careers advice to young people aged 15 to 18 who are, or are at risk of being, ‘Not in Education, Employment or Training’ (NEET). Find out more.

Opportunity to Tender

TLC is inviting bids from providers to design and develop a resource which is focused on reducing levels of knife carrying and knife crime among young people in Lancashire. TLC will work with our member colleges to deliver knife crime preventative education sessions utilising the resource as part of the Knife Free FE Project. Read more. PLEASE NOTE THIS TENDER IS NOW CLOSED.

Funding secured to support Lancashire’s digital sector

The Lancashire Colleges has secured funding to support local colleges to further develop their work with digital employers, enabling the sharing of industry and college experience to inform excellent teaching and learning and provide outstanding learning opportunities. Read more.

College leaders call on government to implement recommendations of Post-18 Education Review

203 college leaders nationally, including FE Colleges within The Lancashire Colleges Group write to the Chancellor and Secretary of State, demanding the implementation of the Post-18 Education Review (The Augar Review). Read more.

Lancashire’s colleges best in the country

Lancashire’s colleges have once again shown they are ‘top of the class’ in the latest government data released today. Read more.

Software Testing Industry Session and Masterclass – Runshaw College and ROQ

Read the latest blog from Runshaw College on the recent Industry Session and Masterclass as part of the Teach Too project. Read more.

£1.8 million of funding secured for Lancashire’s young people

The Lancashire Colleges (TLC) has secured £1.8 million of funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) for its ‘Moving On’ programme.Read more.

Digital Industry Day – Lancaster & Morecambe College

Read the latest blog from Lancaster & Morecambe College on the recent Digital Industry Day as part of the Teach Too project. Read more.

Teach Too Blogs

Read the latest blogs from Nelson and Colne College and Cardinal Newman College on Teach Too. Read more.

The Lancashire Colleges to lobby government over funding for college sector

The Lancashire Colleges (TLC) along with staff and students from a number of Lancashire’s further education (FE) colleges will travel to London to call on government for better investment in colleges and fair pay for college staff. Read more.