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Free courses for job seekers

If you are currently unemployed and looking for work, our employability courses could help you to develop your skills, gain new qualifications. They also provide support with finding employment and using job boards, CV/job applications and interview techniques.



You will benefit from:

  • Having access to a tutor or assessor 
  • Gaining additional skills and qualifications needed in the workplace
  • Developing knowledge to further your professional career
  • Learning at your own pace

Study for free

These courses are fully funded for those who live in England, are aged 19 and over on 31 August and meet the following criteria:

  • Not currently in full-time education
  • Had permanent lawful residency in the UK/EU for the last three consecutive years
  • Not previously completed any part of the requested qualifications and/or similar qualifications
  • Currently in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance or Universal Credit.

All courses are subject to availability, eligibility and accessibility needs. You will not be guaranteed a place on a course until you have fully enrolled and received your Learning Agreement.

Key information

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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:

General guidance for those planning visits to Wuhan or other destinations in China

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) maintains updated travel advice for those planning a trip to Wuhan or other destinations in China. This is available at:


This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk: