Free Adult Courses

Lewisham Southwark College (Employment and Skills Team) offers free, short accredited courses for unemployed people aged 19+, and in receipt of the following benefits; JSA, ESA, Income Support, and Universal Credit.

We also support our learners in progressing into employment and further training on completion of the course. We work closely with employers to provide progression opportunities, and some of our courses have guaranteed interviews attached.

If you would like to do one of our courses and have access to vacancies, please can you speak to your local Job Centre and ask them to refer you to the course. All of our referrals come from the Job Centre, or companies that support unemployed people such as Southwark Works, Thames Reach, Prospects, Peabody, etc, so any of these companies can also refer you.

If you have any queries please call the Employment and Skills Team on 020 3757 4350.

JCP COURSES

All bookings MUST be made by your Job Centre Plus Advisor or an Advisor from one of our partner organisations. 

Please note new address, mandatory ID requirements and Eligibility Criteria. Learners must attend induction with their IDs.

JCP referrals

  • JCP referral letter AND
  • Valid UK/EU Passport OR All other passports – Must have indefinite leave to remain OR UK Birth certificate

Partner Organisations

  • JCP Benefit entitlement letter (MUST be dated within the last 3 months) AND
  • Valid UK/EU Passport
  • All other passports – Must have indefinite leave to remain
  • UK Birth certificate

Eligibility

Your candidate(s) must be aged 19 years+ and in receipt of JSA, ESA, IS, or UC and be able to commit to the times and duration of their course.  

Courses

COURSE TITLE: CSCS & Skills for Work

Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way
Duration: 16 days

  • NCFE Level 1 Certificate in
  • Employability Skills
  • Health & Safety in the construction
  • Environment Level 1
  • Working and communicating effectively in construction trades
  • Includes the CSCS Card


COURSE TITLE: Sector-based Work Academy with CIS SeCURITY
- Door Supervision and Skills for Work
Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way
Duration: 17 days
  • CIS Employer Academy to work as a Door Supervisor
  • Guaranteed interview
  • SIA license subject to a job offer within 3 months of completion
    (evidence required)

 

COURSE TITLE: ESOL

Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way
Duration: 12 weeks
  • Literacy, concentrating on speaking and listening skills
  • Speaking and listening including personal information, work, travel and transport, health and shopping


COURSE TITLE: Basic Skills

Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way
Duration: 12 weeks
  • Suits adults who want to develop their reading and writing skills for
  • employment and covers literacy for job search


COURSE TITLE: Motivation for Work


Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way

Duration: 11 Days
  • Support rebuilding confidence
  • Motivation for successfully getting ready for work
  • Building up a CV, looking at money matters, and a practical guidance on completing application forms

 

COURSE TITLE: Business Administration and Office Skills
 
Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way
Duration: 4 weeks

  • Telephone and voicemail system in a business environment
  • Communication with others
  • Producing business documents
  • Meeting and welcoming visitors
  • Using office equipment


COURSE TITLE: IT for Beginners

Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way
Duration: 4 weeks
  • Entry 3 Award for IT Users
  • Includes Word and Excel basic



COURSE TITLE: Level 1 Intermediate IT

Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way
Duration: 4 weeks

  • Create multi-page reports
  • Using features such as margins, headers, footers, graphics and tables
  • Spreadsheets
  • Searching on the internet


COURSE TITLE: AAT L1 Computerised Accounting

Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way
Duration: 6 weeks
  • Free AAT registration and membership
  • Creating accounts using computerised accounts software - Sage
  • Processing accounting information using softwar
  • Includes Level 1 Bookkeeping

  
COURSE TITLE: Money & Finance Skills
Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way
Duration: 12 days
  • Know how earnings are calculated
  • Understand saving
  • Plan a personal budget
  • Understand debt management


COURSE TITLE: Customer Service and Skills for Work

Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way
Duration: 15 days
  • Preparation for employment in any role that involves Customer Service.
  •  Deliver good customer service
  •  Deal with customer queries and complaints
  •  Includes writing a CV and employment skills
      

COURSE TITLE: Functional Skills English

Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way
Duration: 8 days


  • Speaking, Listening and communication
  • Reading & Writing
  • Formal and informal discussions
  • Understanding a range of text
  • Communicate ideas and opinions in a suitable style

 

COURSE TITLE: Functional Skills Maths


Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way

 Duration: 8 days

  • Understand practical maths problems
  • Develop maths skills
  • Use simple fractions
     
COURSE TITLE: ISS Sector Based Work Academy

Location: Southwark College
Duration: 4 weeks
 

  • ISS Employer Academy with a
  • Guaranteed Interview.
  • Roles include: Helpdesk, Cleaning,
  • Catering, Porterage, and Security·


COURSE TITLE: Adult Care

Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way

Duration: 12 days
  • Introductory course for individuals interested in Health and Social Care to work with vulnerable adults.
  • Guaranteed Job Interview

For any further details please contact a member of our team on:

020 3757 4350

CSCS & Skills for Work

Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way

Duration: 16 days

NCFE Level 1 Certificate in

Employability Skills

Health & Safety in the construction

Environment Level 1

Working and communicating

effectively in construction trades

Includes the CSCS Card

Sector based Work Academy with CIS

Security - Door Supervision and Skills

for Work

Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way

Duration: 17 days

CIS Employer Academy to work as a

Door Supervisor.

Guaranteed interview

SIA licence subject to a job offer

within 3 months of completion

(evidence required)

ESOL

Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way

Duration: 12 weeks

Literacy, concentrating on speaking

and listening skills

Speaking and listening including

personal information, work, travel

and transport, health and shopping

Basic Skills

Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way

Duration: 12 weeks

Suits adults who want to develop

their reading and writing skills for

employment and covers literacy for

job search

Motivation for Work

Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way

Duration: 11 Days

Support rebuilding confidence

Motivation for successfully getting

ready for work

Building up a CV, looking at money

matters, and a practical guidance on

completing application forms

Business Administration and Office Skills

Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way

Duration: 4 weeks

Telephone and voicemail system in a

business environment

Communication with others

Producing business documents

Meeting and welcoming visitors

Using office equipment

IT for Beginners

Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way

Duration: 4 weeks

Entry 3 Award for IT Users

Includes Word and Excel basics

Level 1 Intermediate IT

Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way

Duration: 4 weeks

Create multi-page reports

Using features such as margins,

headers, footers, graphics and tables

Spreadsheets

Searching on the internet

AAT L1 Computerised Accounting

Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way

Duration: 6 weeks

Free AAT registration and membership

Creating accounts using computerised

accounts software - Sage

Processing accounting information

using software

Includes Level 1 Bookkeeping

Money & Finance Skills

Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way

Duration: 12 days

Know how earnings are calculated

Understand saving

Plan a personal budget

Understand debt management

Customer Service and Skills for Work

Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way

Duration: 15 days

Preparation for employment in

any role that involves Customer Service.

Deliver good customer service

Deal with customer queries and complaints

Includes writing a CV and

employment skills

Functional Skills English

Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way

Duration: 8 days

Speaking, Listening and communication

Reading & Writing

Formal and informal discussions

Understanding a range of text

Communicate ideas and opinions in a

suitable style

Functional Skills Maths

Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way

Duration: 8 days

Understand practical maths problems

Develop maths skills

Use simple fractions

ISS Sector Based Work Academy

Location: Southwark College

Duration: 4 weeks

ISS Employer Academy with a

Guaranteed Interview.

Roles include: Helpdesk, Cleaning,

Catering, Porterage, and Security·

Adult Care

Location: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way

Duration: 12 days

Introductory course for individuals

interested in Health and Social Care to

work with vulnerable adults.

Guaranteed Job Interview

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