Skills and training
There are lots of options to develop your skills and experience for success in the labour market. For any job role, having the right skills and knowledge is important.
Do you need help with getting work experience as well as skills? If so, look at our employment support resources.
COVID-19 means that the ways you learn have had to change. However, many of the offers below have adapted by changing the times, size and duration of classes.
Not sure what the best choice is? Visit our information, advice and guidance pages for help in choosing the best option for you.
Lewisham College is a great local choice for education and training. It has a campus in Deptford and one on Lewisham Way. It provides a wide range of vocational courses, adult learning courses, A-Levels, English & Maths and apprenticeships. You can start a course all year round. If you are thinking about new skills and qualifications, get in contact. They offer course advice when you ring 020 3757 3000.
- Free courses for job seekers
- English and Maths foundation courses
- 19+ courses
- Get support
If you are unemployed it is really important you tell JobCentre Plus (JCP) . They can help you get out-of-work benefits such as Universal Credit.
JCP provide lots of employment support, advice and programmes. For example, by enrolling with JCP you could be eligible for 6-months paid work experience with the KickStart Scheme. Read more about the Kickstart Scheme.
JCP also offer lots of job specific training to help you get the job you want.
Adult Learning Lewisham
Adult Learning Lewisham is our adult education service, open to anyone over 16 years old.
We have a range of course available including English, Maths, ICT, Employability and a range of vocational courses. We also provide goal planning and support to move into work.
Want to find out more? Give us a ring on 020 8314 3300 or check out our adult education courses online.
National Careers Service
The National Careers Service is the publicly funded careers service for adults and young people.
Lewisham Deal partners
The Lewisham Deal is a commitment by all key public sector bodies in Lewisham to work together to support the community.
The Lewisham Deal partners are:
- Lewisham Council
- Lewisham College
- Goldsmiths University
- Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
- Lewisham Homes
- Phoenix Homes.
They provide lots of skills and training opportunities for Lewisham residents that are worth checking out.
Goldsmiths University is our world-class local university. It offers much more than traditional degrees and can help you with shorter courses or even to set up a business.
Phoenix Community Housing
If you are a Phoenix resident, Phoenix Community Housing provides lots of opportunities.