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About us

We offer inspiring and challenging courses that aim to give all members of the community every possible opportunity to succeed.

LeSoCo: helping local people progress to further study and employment

LeSoCo was formed in August 2012, following the merger of Lewisham College and Southwark College.

Across its South London campuses, LeSoCo provides a strong and vibrant vocational training offer which reaches out to local communities and enables learners to transform their prospects and their lives. We deliver high quality learning while promoting social inclusion and economic benefit.

Our curriculum is vocational and employer led, satisfying the growing needs of local businesses.

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.

Stats and facts

  • LeSoCo's annual budget of around £38m funds provision for 17,692 students.
  • The average age of our students is 29.
  • There are 3,647 students aged 16-19, and around 492 14-16 year old schoolchildren who attend the College for work-related learning.
  • 34% of our students live in Lewisham itself and most of the others come from adjoining boroughs.