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Get set for success at Southwark College – no 3 for further education in London!

Southwark College is a thriving, dynamic further education college based in a £41m state-of-the-art campus opposite Southwark tube station. Our aim is to enable students to gain the qualifications, professional skills and confidence they need to achieve their career ambitions.

The College is one of the very best in the capital, ranked at number three in London – with an overall achievement rate of 90% – in the latest Department of Education tables. We are also rated as London’s second best college for both 16-18 education and apprenticeships.*

Southwark College is part of NCG, one of the largest further education providers in the UK, and has recently been rebranded as a standalone institution, having previously been part of Lewisham Southwark College. This is an exciting change which allows us to tailor our curriculum to meet the needs of the communities we serve, bringing even more opportunities for our students.

We offer vocational courses in a wide range of subjects – from dance and drama to business and IT – as well as A levels and higher education programmes. Our aim is to prepare you for an exciting career in your chosen sector, and our courses are designed with this in mind. You’ll be taught by tutors with industry experience, benefit from visits and lectures from external businesses, and get hands-on experience by going on work placement. You can also choose to ‘earn while you learn’ on our highly successful apprenticeship programme.

The College has excellent success rates, with 100% of students achieving their qualification in many subject areas. Whether you want to find your first role in an industry you’re passionate about, or progress on to further study such as an HND or degree course, Southwark College is the place to start.

What we offer:

  • Top quality education and training from London’s no 3 college
  • Friendly, supportive community where your voice matters
  • Centrally located £41m campus, easily accessible by tube, DLR, train and bus
  • State-of-the-art facilities that reflect what you’ll find in industry
  • Courses at a variety of levels, enabling you to start studying the subject you love right away and then progress on to the next level
  • Strong business partnerships, ensuring you gain the skills employers are looking for
  • Access to advanced resources and innovative teaching as part of the UK’s largest provider of further education
  • Excellent Student Support service to iron out any problems, helping you get the most out of your College experience

*Rankings relate to Lewisham Southwark College in the Department of Education’s National Achievement Rate Tables for 2017-18.

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Coronavirus update

Southwark College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the WHO and international community. For staff and students, it remains business as usual across our sites and our workplaces.

Please note that, at present, this advice refers only to arrivals from Wuhan, and not the remainder of China. If you have returned from Wuhan you should:

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