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16-18

The rest of your life starts here! So what are you going to do with it? Have you always dreamed of becoming a fashion designer, working with children, or making a career on the stage? Or are you not sure what job you’d like to do but know one thing: you don’t want it to feel like the standard ‘9-5’. Either way, our huge range of 16-18 vocational courses will put you on the right track towards a great career.

Forget what you think you know about studying. Here, we match your programme to your ambition. Not only will our talented teachers give you the tools to succeed, you’ll learn in a lively environment where your voice is definitely heard. You’ll also get the chance to use industry-standard facilities and find out what the real world of work is like as part of your course. It’s time to take a leap into the unknown: your future.

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Selina Jones

Selina Jones

"The course at Lewisham Southwark College has changed my life. I feel like I’ve really grown, been challenged, exposed, and come out the other side. I owe nearly everything I’ve achieved this year to Karla and the College."

Eke Hardie Ejiohuo

I have had a huge range of training opportunities in both my workplace and college which has developed skills I couldn’t have imagined I was capable of.

Gentjana Aliaj

"One highlight of my time at university has been the opportunity to meet professionals in my field whose work and research has completely changed my perspective of the world we live in."

Bobby Packham

Bobby Packham

"I’m only three months into my one-year apprenticeship, and have learnt a lot in that time. The more I work, the more comfortable and confident I feel in my role."

Marta Weremkowicz-wlosinska

"The Learning Centre is well equipped with HE book collections, and the staff in the Centre have always been very helpful and friendly."

Stephanie Marshall

Stephanie Marshall

"The course tutors are amazing and if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have got this job."

Zihni Ozturk

My experience as a young chef and apprentice has been very exciting. It has informed me on how things run in a kitchen and has definitely broadened my knowledge and skills.

Violeta

Violeta

"As time went by and my family started growing up, I decided to try and get a better job, so I came to Lewisham Southwark College. I saw that the college offered vocational courses, which meant I could improve my English and train for a job at the same time."

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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:

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

Note

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/