You probably haven’t given much thought to how you’ll start 2018. With a wealth of great adult courses beginning this January and February at the College, the New Year is a fantastic time to kickstart a new direction in your life by making the decision to study. 

To find out more about what courses are starting in 2018 - when, where and how much - simply open our handy Professional Development and Short Course Listings below:

2018 Professional Development and Short Course Listings

To apply or browse our courses on offer starting January 2018, see the links listed below:

Travel & Tourism

Cert in Introduction to Cabin Crew (Level 2) Programme

Business, Accounting and Law

AAT Certificate in Accounting (Level 2) Programme
Certificate in Skills for Professions in Business Administration and Finance (Level 2) Programme
Certificate in the Principles of Business and Administration (Level 3) Programme
Diploma in Professional Skills in Business Administration (Level 4) Programme

IT & Computing

Award in IT Application Specialist (Entry 3) Programme
Award in IT Application Specialist (Entry Level 3) Programme
Award in IT Application Specialist (Level 1) Programme 
Award in IT Application Specialist (Level 2) Programme
Computer Maintenance Essentials (Level 2) (Full Cost) Programme
Introduction to Web Design (Level 1) (Full Cost) Programme

Health & Social Care

Introduction to Childminding and Child Development Programme
Introduction to Social Work Programme
Introduction to Nursing Studies Programme
Introduction to Understanding Mental Health Programme
Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 2) Programme
Foundation Learning in Health and Childcare (Level 1) Programme

Teacher Training

Award in Education and Training (Level 3) (Full Cost) Programme


CELTA Programme (Eve) (09/01) (Full Cost)
CELTA Programme (Intensive) (02/07) (Full Cost)

Cambridge Advance Preparation & Practice T2 Eve (09/01) (Full Cost)
Cambridge First Preparation & Practice T2 (09/01) (Full Cost)


English Language Speaking and Pronunciation T2 Day (Full Cost)
English Language Speaking and Pronunciation T3 Day (Full Cost)
English Language Full-Time T2 (Full Cost)
English Language Full-Time T3 (Full Cost)
English Language Grammar & Skills T2 Day (Full Cost)
English Language Grammar & Skills T3 Day (Full Cost)


IELTS Preparation & Practice T2 Eve (W) (09/01) (Full Cost)
IELTS Preparation & Practice T2 Eve (L) (09/01) (Full Cost)
IELTS Preparation & Practice T2 Day (10/01) (Full Cost)
IELTS Preparation & Practice T3 Eve (W) (17/04) (Full Cost)
IELTS Preparation & Practice T3 Eve (L) (17/04) (Full Cost)
IELTS Preparation & Practice T3 Day (18/04) (Full Cost)

IELTS Summer Intensive Course A
IELTS Summer Intensive Course B
IELTS Summer Intensive Course C
IELTS Summer Intensive Course D

EFL Summer Programme A
EFL Summer Programme B
EFL Summer Programme C
EFL Summer Programme D


Graphic Design Programme


Computer Aided Design (CAD) Programme
Print Making Programme


Introduction to Ballet Programme
Introduction to Salsa Programme
Introduction to Contemporary Dance Programme
Introduction to Ballroom


Logic Pro X (Full Cost) Programme
DJ Skills Programme
Beginners Keyboards Programme


Dressmaking Programme

Whether you want to enter a completely new career in a field that’s always fascinated you, are looking for a promotion in your current job, or have been out of employment for a while and want to return to the workplace, studying for one of our vocational qualifications could give you the skills and knowledge you need to achieve your dreams. 

We have a wide range of industry-focused courses available in business, IT and computing, which will enable you to gain skills that are vital in today’s workplace, or specialise in an area such as accountancy or website development. We also offer high quality adult courses in plumbing, electrical installation and bricklaying, which could open up new career opportunities for you within the burgeoning London construction industry.

Our adult courses are specifically designed to fit in around people’s busy lives, with many running in the evening, enabling you to work at the same time as investing in your future by studying. Depending on the course you choose, you will be able to study at our Lewisham or Southwark campuses, both of which are very easy to access by public transport. At both campuses you’ll find state-of-the-art facilities, an innovative learning environment and expert tutors, many of whom have a background in industry.

While financial considerations can be a barrier to returning to College as an adult, we are committed to helping make studying affordable for everyone. Our Student Support advisers are on-hand to help adults access any financial support for which they are eligible, including the Advanced Learner Loan, which is available for many of our courses. This non means-tested loan is designed to pay for all or part of the tuition fee, and repayments are only taken once your income is over around £21,000 per year – while if you progress on to Higher Education and achieve your degree, the loan is automatically written off.

The College also offers a Direct Debit option on all courses with fees of over £200, which enables students to pay in up to eight instalments, enabling you to spread the cost of the course.

Joining Lewisham Southwark College as an adult learner is an exciting step forward into your future, and 2018 is a great time to start that journey. The College recently merged with NCG, one of the largest providers of high quality education, training and work-based learning in the UK, which is enabling our students to benefit from the Group’s exceptional expertise, resources and reputation. To find out more about what we can offer, browse our adult courses.



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