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Southwark College is offering free online courses to help individuals learn new skills and improve existing ones so they can enter or re-enter the workplace.

The new employability short courses will support job seekers to increase confidence and boost their CV. They have been specifically designed to ensure that the content matches the skills required and valued by employers.

Learners will benefit from studying at their own pace at home and around family, work or other commitments. They will also have access to a tutor or assessor virtually or by email/telephone and receive support with improving their job applications and interview techniques and finding job vacancies with Southwark College’s employer partners across central London, such as Guys & St Thomas Hospital, Barclays, Santander and the local authority.

Annette Cast, Principal at Southwark College, said: “We know how challenging the current situation is and the uncertainty and anxiety during these unprecedented times. As well as continuing to support students during this challenging period, we wanted to keep giving individuals the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge at this difficult time whilst they are at home.”

The online courses are available in a range of subjects, including IT, Support Work in Schools, Customer Service, Business Administration and Functional Skills in English and Maths.

To find out more about eligibility and how to apply, visit southwark.ac.uk/free-courses-for-job-seekers or get in touch 020 3757 4000 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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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:

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

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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:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#situation-in-the-uk

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

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/