We like to think that our students and staff make New College Lanarkshire an exciting, innovative and friendly place to learn.
But you don’t have to just take our word for it. Have a look at our recent inspection – and at our impressive awards tally – to understand why we’re proud to be part of something very special.
Our staff and students have proven themselves by excelling in a variety of competitions and assignments.
Here are just a few of the awards, honours and accomplishments achieved by New College Lanarkshire over the last two academic years.
New College Lanarkshire received a very positive review from Education Scotland in a report published on May 29, 2015.
It was rated ‘effective’, which is the highest rating for colleges that the Government body can assign.
This was the first external review to be carried out since Coatbridge, Cumbernauld and Motherwell colleges merged.
A team of HM Inspectors working on behalf of the Scottish Funding Council spent a week visiting our campuses in March 2015, sitting in on classes and speaking with staff and students, the Board of Management, employers and other users of the College.
Praise was given for the strong quality culture across the College, with learning and teaching being central to the organisation and almost all learners enjoying attending college and valuing their learning experience.
Staff commitment and responsibility to ensure learners have a positive and successful time in college was also commended.
Another area of positive practice highlighted was that most successful full-time learners progress on to further learning, apprenticeships or employment.
The inspectors found two examples of excellent practice in:
In response to the review, New College Lanarkshire Principal Martin McGuire said: "I’m delighted that Education Scotland has captured the ethos and culture of the College so well and that the commitment of our staff to our learners is clearly recognised.”
Linda McTavish, Chair of the Lanarkshire Regional Board, said: "This is a fantastic endorsement for the College and I am thankful to everyone who has worked so hard to achieve this, in what has been a challenging period of change."
To read the report in full, please click here.