Course Advice

020 3757 4000


Southwark College students participated in mentoring sessions led by Envision. The twenty-week programme is designed to help students develop key skills, such as communication, creativity, determination and teamwork. The mentoring sessions were supported by Experian mentors and took place at Experian offices, where Business Level 1 and 2 students had the opportunity to engage in the dynamic learning experience. 

During the sessions, the students actively participated in a Dragons Den task, demonstrating their creativity and problem-solving skills. The Experian mentors played a crucial role in guiding and shaping the projects, providing valuable insights and expertise to help students refine their ideas.

The collaborative effort extended beyond the initial session, as students had the opportunity to engage in additional mentoring sessions at Experian. The ongoing support ensured that students receive personalised guidance and encouragement as they continue to develop their projects.

Students also had the opportunity to engage directly with industry professionals at Experian and gain valuable insights into the business world, fostering a deeper understanding of the industry and its dynamics. 

The exchange of ideas and perspectives with the mentors and employers at Experian enriched the students’ working knowledge and provided a real-world context to their studies.

Scott Peasey, Vice Principal at Southwark College, said: “We would like to thank Laila Bevan from Envision and the dedicated mentors at Experian for making this educational opportunity possible for our business students. This collaboration has enhanced their academic experience and contributed to their professional development by bridging the gap between classroom learning and the realities of the business world.

“We look forward to upcoming mentoring sessions and believe that this initiative will continue to empower our students at Southwark College to thrive in their academic and future professional endeavours.”

Envision work in Bristol, Birmingham and London to empower young people, who are often under-represented in the world of work to develop the essential skills and confidence they need to succeed. They partner a team of young people with Envision Programme Coordinators and a team of mentors to deliver a social action project that makes a positive change in their school or college community. Working towards their project goals and key milestones, young people build the essential skills and confidence proven to support their education, employment and wellbeing.

Experian is a multinational data analytics and consumer credit reporting company, unlocking the power of data to create opportunities for people, business and society. They gather data, analyse, combine and process it to help people and organisations achieve their goals – whether that means planning for a secure future or getting to know their customers better. By helping people and organisations make the most of their data, they can make a positive difference to society and communities.

To find out more about our business courses, visit  

Key information

We want to get you on a course and working towards your career as soon as possible. But there are some things you need to know...

Open Days Find Us Enrolment Fees & Finance FAQs Contact Us

News Archive

If you are not sure what to do next,

contact our dedicated support team who will be able to guide you on how to get the most out of studying with us

Submit an enquiry
Apply Now

Search for a course or your favourite subject, find more information and begin your application.


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: