Trainee teachers will have to provide evidence of a mandatory 100 teaching practice hours in order to achieve the full qualification. The College is therefore working in partnership with a number of teaching practice locations in London to help students gain the subject-specific knowledge and skills through workplace mentoring. Learners are also encouraged to find suitable placement centres in and around London. It could be in the form of an existing part-time teaching role or voluntary work.
Health and Social Care students are also required to complete at least 200 hours of work placement in partial fulfilment of the requirement of the HND and HNC qualifications. I wide range of sectors may be suitable for placement including, GP surgeries, NHS hospitals, Child care facilities, Residential and Care homes, Hospices, private hospitals and Social services. Part-time employment or voluntary work could count towards placement hours. LSME is working to secure partnerships in these sectors for learners who do not have employment in the health and social care sector. Learners also have the responsibility to secure their own placement centres.
Work placement is not a mandatory requirement for business students, however it is preferable for learners to apply theoretical understanding of business concepts in a more practical setting. Learners are therefore advised to seek part-time employment or voluntary work in a suitable sector while studying on the HND/HNC Business course.