Access to Higher Education Diploma courses are one-year programmes specifically designed to prepare you to study for a degree. They are designed for people who may have left school without the usual qualifications, such as A-levels.

Access courses are a great alternative to a Year Zero course. Unlike these courses, your loan will be written- off when you progress to a higher education course.

Many of our Access to Higher Education students go on to succeed at university and beyond - many pursuing careers and transforming their lives in ways that they had never thought possible.

Our Access students come from all walks of life and all ages, but they have one thing in common, they are all people like you; looking to focus on their studies in order to realise their ambitions.


Finance and Loans: You may be entitled to an Advanced Learning Loan (open to adults aged 19+) to help with costs. Click here to find out more.


 

London South East Colleges university centre

Our suite of Business courses will provide you with the skills you need to enter this exciting and dynamic industry. 

Whether you have aspirations to be a CEO of a FSTE 100 company, a marketing director or a company PA, the career options in this field are endless.

With the help of expert tutors, our links with industry and great facilities, not only will you gain a qualification but you will be in an excellent position to move onto further study in a particular business specialism or straight into fulfilling employment.

Industry facts:

The UK is the number one destination for inward investment in Europe and one of the top ten manufacturers in the world*
There were 1.9 million more businesses in the UK in 2015 than there were in 2000 – an increase of 55%
A third of UK businesses are in London (976,000) and the South East (878,000).
*UKTI

Possible career ideas:

  • Business analyst
  • Legal secretary
  • Office manager
  • Human resources
  • Sales manager
  • Entrepreneur / business owner

The construction industry is facing a huge skills shortage. Major developments are planned in and around London over the next few years, but with 15% of the workforce set to retire in this time, more skilled young people are desperately needed.
This is a dynamic and expanding sector, with many exciting and rewarding careers on offer.

Our wide range of courses, expert tutors and industry-standard facilities provide you with hands-on experience in all aspects of construction. From Bricklaying and Carpentry to Electrical Installation and Plumbing, we can equip you with the skills and technical knowledge that employers are in need of.

Industry facts:

Construction industry employees saw their wages increase by more than 6% in the year to October 2015, compared with less than 2% across the rest of the workforce*

Last year the construction industry generated £103bn, 6.5% of the UK’s total output*
* Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
*agencycentral.co.uk

Possible career ideas:

  • Site manager
  • Structural engineer
  • Surveyor (building/project)
  • Health and safety advisor
  • Construction manager
  • Planner

If you are interested in a career working with children and young people, we can offer you a great start. This is a growing industry which offers many exciting employment opportunities – from advanced teaching assistants to play therapists and family support workers to name a few.

Our range of courses in Early Years and Childcare are highly regarded among industry professionals and each course is designed to offer progression on to University. Work placements are also a key feature of our courses, which often lead directly to employment if desired.

Engineers are currently in real demand across a number of different industries - from defence and telecommunications to aviation and mechanics.

If you like solving problems and thinking creatively, we offer a range of courses that will help open up a range of exciting career opportunities to you.

All our courses have been designed to meet the needs employers. They provide the opportunity for you to progress into Higher Education and/or training – as well as moving straight into a job if desired.

From defence to telecommunications, the choice of industries is diverse. Our excellent facilities and expert tutors will help you to achieve your career ambitions within this dynamic sector.

Industry facts:

Engineering employers are projected to need 1.82 million people with engineering skills from 2012-2022*

Filling the demand for NEW engineering jobs will generate an additional £27 billion per year from 2022 for the UK economy – equivalent to building 1,800 schools or 110 hospitals.*
*Engineering UK

Possible career ideas:

  • Electronic engineer
  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Engineering technician
  • Heating and ventilation engineer
  • Automotive engineer

We offer a range of courses for people whose native language is not English, to help develop language skills and improve job prospects.

Whatever your starting level or knowledge, we have a course to help improve your listening,
reading, speaking and writing skills. Our courses are designed to suit students who are on both long and shorts stays, and are offered as full or part-time and day or evening programmes.

If a career in the hair and beauty industry appeals to you, we can offer great pathways to your dream job.

We have industry-standard beauty salons at each of our sites, which provide the perfect environment for you to learn the skills and techniques needed. Whether you have ambitions to set up your own hair salon or work in the world of TV and film, our expert tutors can help you achieve this.

Industry facts:

Hair and beauty businesses in the UK contribute £7bn to the economy each year*
300,000 people work in the hairdressing, barbering and beauty industry
Hairdressing was the 10th most popular apprenticeship in 2014
*NHF 2015 Industry Statistics for Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty

Possible career ideas:

  • Make up artist (TV/film/theatre/bridal)
  • Hair/beauty salon owner
  • Nail technician
  • Masseuse
  • Beauty therapist
  • Hairdresser/barber

There are many rewarding career opportunities within this broad sector. From social work to nursing, we will help you find a pathway to your desired job.

Our courses are regularly updated in line with Government policy and the changing requirements of this dynamic sector.

We offer a range of opportunities for progression onto Higher Education and/or professional training if desired. Our extensive employer links also ensure that you can gain experience in the real world via fulfilling work placements.

Industry facts:

Around 4.2 million people in the UK work in healthcare*
The UK needs 2 million extra care workers by 2022*
*careerpilot.co.uk
*IPPR

Possible career ideas:

  • Social worker
  • Midwife
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Paramedic
  • Occupational therapist
  • Clinical support worker

The world is changing and digital skills have never been so important. New jobs are being created everyday within the IT sector and the industry demand for people with the right skills is higher than ever before.

Whether you working towards your dream IT career or perhaps just want to learn some new skills for fun, we offer a range of courses that lead to nationally recognised qualifications.

Our expert tutors will to help you develop your skills in a range of areas - from software and website design to programming, networking or digital media.

We offer a courses at a range of levels which will equip you with the administration, IT and secretarial skills that you will need to gain employment within an office environment.

Additionally, our well recognised and established Legal Secretarial Diploma and Certificate courses give you the chance to learn modern office skills, with the specific specialisms required to work in a legal environment.

If you are interested in a career in the motor industry, our courses are a great place to start.

Our custom-designed motor vehicle workshops is of industry-standard and is regularly updated with support from car manufacturers. This means that all our students can work on vehicles and systems using the latest test equipment.

We also provide you with the opportunity to develop your own interests in the motor vehicle field, including customising and repairing your own vehicle.

There are a range of jobs within the industry, from MOT examiners to technicians. We will equip you with the skills you need to succeed in this sector.

Industry facts:

The UK motor vehicle manufacture industry contributed £12 billion to the economy in 2014*
The industry employed 142,000 people across Great Britain in 2014 – 1% of the total*
*House of Commons briefing paper, 5/10/15

Possible career ideas:

  • Operations manager
  • MOT vehicle examiner
  • Technical trainer
  • Aftersales manager
  • Workshop controller
  • Motor vehicle technician

Are you considering a career in the armed forces, emergency services or another public service?

Our courses offer you the chance to develop your skills and gain a clear understanding of what is involved when working as a public servant.

From firefighters and paramedics, to prison officers and immigration officers – there are a huge number of career options.

If you are energetic, enthusiastic and keen to help members of the public, this is an excellent course choice. Our excellent facilities and expert tutors will help you to succeed at the highest level.

Industry facts:

The Army has around 140 different types of jobs including chefs, pilots, musicians and mechanics
The total number people employed within the public sector in UK is currently around 5.3m*
*ONS June 2016

Possible career ideas:

  • Firefighter
  • Immigration officer
  • Paramedic
  • Police officer
  • Army / RAF / Navy officer
  • Prison officer

There is currently a severe shortage of people with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) skills – meaning many exciting job opportunities are on offer within the sector.

We’re proud of the strong reputation we have for the quality of our science teaching. Our BTEC and City & Guilds vocational science courses are specialist work-related qualifications which equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to progress – either into a fulfilling job or onto higher education.

Our University partnerships with the University of Greenwich and Canterbury Christchurch University will enable you to progress from foundation degree up to postgraduate level.

Industry facts:

Starting salaries for science sector jobs are in the top 20% - around £32,000*
20% of the UK workforce is employed in science roles - a total of 5.8 million people*
*careerpilot.org.uk
*Science Council

Career ideas:

  • Forensic scientist
  • Biologist
  • DNA expert
  • Biochemist
  • Lab technician
  • Pharmacist

The travel and tourism industry offers a huge range of exciting job opportunities, in different areas of expertise. Our courses will give you an insight into this exciting and varied industry, along with all the skills you need to secure employment. From customer service managers to holiday representatives, you will learn more about what the sector offers – while learning the skills needed to succeed at the highest level.

There are many exciting careers available within the financial industry, especially with the City of London on our doorstep.

From accountants and payroll officers to bookkeepers and finance managers, employment options are varied.

Whether you are looking to start your career or are already working in the industry and want to develop your skills, we offer a wide a range of professionally recognised qualifications from the Association of Book-Keepers (IAB) and Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

Starting from Level 2 and going up to Level 6, our courses can be studied on a part-time basis, so you can balance work and study.

Industry facts:

There are over 1.1 million jobs in the UK’s financial and insurance industry – this 3.6% of the total UK workforce*

London is the world’s largest financial centre*
*NOMIS 2015
*City AM 23/9/15

Possible career ideas:

  • Tax accountant
  • Investment banker
  • Financial analyst
  • Finance manager
  • Payroll officer
  • Financial advisor

If you have a flair for art and design, our range of courses will prepare you for a wide range of careers within the creative industries or indeed, for progression onto further studies.

We offer excellent facilities in a creative and inspiring environment to help you achieve your career goals.  
Our end of year exhibitions give you the chance to showcase your work to the public and practical assignments provide real-world experience. We also offer a full range of trips and visits to support and enhance your studies.

Industry facts:

The UK creative economy comprises an estimated 2.9m jobs – 1 in 11 (9%) of all UK jobs*
*DCMS statistics 2016

Possible career ideas:

  • Art gallery owner / assistant
  • Photographer (fashion, food, portrait)
  • Jewellery designer
  • Costume designer
  • Video game designer
  • Set/stage design

In our busy world, more and more people seek counselling for a variety of reasons. Training to be a counsellor can be rewarding and we offer a range of courses from Level 2 through to degree level.

We can help you in your journey to become a professional counsellor, or develop the skills you need to integrate counselling into your job.

Possible career ideas:

  • Psychotherapeutic counsellor
  • Health and social care services
  • HR departments across all sectors
  • Education settings
  • Advisory organisation and helplines

Teaching is an important and fulfilling career. We offer a range of courses that prepare you
for employment in a range of areas – from Early Years and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages right through to Post Graduate diplomas in Education and Training at our University Centre.

A career in teaching is not only about being in a classroom. Many other exciting opportunities exist, such as in-house training positions with the armed forces, local authorities and private companies.

Industry facts:

The average salary for a secondary school Headteacher is £73,000

Teaching vacancies across the UK increased from 350 (0.1% of the workforce) in 2011 to 3,210 (0.9% of the workforce) in 2014

Possible career ideas:

  • Teaching assistant
  • Youth worker
  • College tutor
  • Special educational needs teacher
  • Primary/Secondary school teacher
  • In-house education professional

Whatever your interest or career ambition, good English and Maths skills are crucial to success. Many people lack confidence in these areas, but we can help you overcome this and achieve your full potential.


Why English and maths are so important to your future

We offer exceptional support in these subjects, with specialist English and Maths Hubs across all our sites. These provide a centre for students of all ages and abilities to develop and fine-tune their knowledge and skills, with advice and teaching from expert tutors.


Jasmin ForWeb

Jasmin

“My tutors introduced me to the Hub and I decided to spend as much of my free time as possible in there. The specialist tutors are brilliant and helped me so much. Within just a few sessions I could understand things much easier and this boosted my confidence enormously.” Read more…


Jack ForWeb

Jack

“I was diagnosed with dyslexia when I was much younger and it made me shy away from developing an interest in English lessons when I was at school. I found the subject very difficult and I just lost interest very quickly. Here, I got interested simply by having a really brilliant tutor. She brought English lessons to life for me and gave me some great tips on how to understand a number of different topics." Read more…


Sarah ForWeb

Sarah

“After leaving school without any qualifications, I enrolled to get my GCSEs in English and Maths after quite a lengthy period of being out of the education system. I did so in order to qualify for higher courses and more advanced employment possibilities. I really enjoyed both subjects and learnt an awful lot. Because of the very good tutors who explained things really well, I achieved great grades in my exams." Read more…


Andrew ForWeb

Andrew

“I am currently doing my GCSE in English; mainly because I need a good grade to enter university and also to challenge myself and see if I’m really up to studying again after so many years out of education. Things have definitely moved on since I’d last attended classes. The teaching methods are better and classroom technology has come on leaps and bounds." Read more...

Career Colleges offer specialist education for 14-19, within a specific industry. With the curriculum designed and delivered by employers, you will learn the skills and knowledge relevant to industry. Click here for more info about Career Colleges

If you’re interested in becoming a chef, or want to work in the restaurant, hotel and catering industry, look no further than our Hospitality, Food and Enterprise Career College.

With its industry-standard training kitchens and brand new student-led restaurant, BR6, you will get the opportunity not only to develop your practical skills but also to understand how a commercial restaurant is run.

Career College courses are run at both Orpington and Greenwich.

Industry facts:

The hospitality industry will need an additional 993,000 staff by 2022*
A fifth of the industry’s workforce is aged between 16-19*
*People 1st
*Careerpilot.org.uk

Possible career ideas:

  • Restaurant Manager
  • Event organiser
  • Hotel concierge
  • Professional chef
  • Barista
  • Baker

The Prince’s Trust Team programme is a free, 12-week personal development course for people 16 to 25 years of age.

You will be working as part of a team, completing projects in the local community.

Taking part in this programme can help you to get the job you really want, developing your confidence, motivation, communication and life skills.

Whether you are an aspiring athlete, coach, sports scientist or gym instructor - our courses can help you achieve your career ambitions.

We offer a combination of practical and theoretical study to suit any level or interest in sport.

Our £4.5m newly constructed sports hall – the Life Centre – provides state-of-the art sporting facilities for the College’s students, staff and local community. It includes four badminton courts, a fully-equipped gymnasium, a 60-seat lecture theatre, sport science labs, as well as a stunning viewing gallery.

From BTEC qualifications to a foundation degree, there are many progression opportunities on offer and exciting career choices.

Career ideas

  • Teaching and coaching
  • Personal trainer
  • Leisure assistant
  • Sports management
  • Sports therapist
  • Youth / community worker

These courses will develop an understanding of the principles and technologies relevant to the electrotechnology industry and enable you to become a fully-qualified electrician. You will be taught by industry-trained specialists in our modern technology centres.

These courses will suit anyone interested in communicating with deaf people using sign language. You will learn how to hold a basic conversation and be able to explain directions and work-related issues using British sign language. You will also learn about deaf people, their community and culture.

If you have been offered an Apprenticeship or are in the process of applying for one, a Pre-Apprenticeship will provide you with an ideal preparation prior to beginning.

The construction industry is facing a huge skills shortage. Major developments are planned in and around London over the next few years, but with 15% of the workforce set to retire in this time, more skilled young people are desperately needed.

This is a dynamic and expanding sector, with many exciting and rewarding careers on offer.

Our wide range of courses, expert tutors and industry-standard facilities provide you with hands-on experience in all aspects of plumbing. We can equip you with the skills and technical knowledge that employers are in need of.

Whatever your interest or career ambition, good maths and English skills are crucial to success. Many people lack confidence in these areas, but we can help you overcome this  and achieve your full  potential.

We offer exceptional support in these subjects, with specialist Maths and English hubs across all our sites. These provide a centre for students of all ages and abilities to develop and fine-tune their knowledge and skills, with advice and teaching from expert tutors.

London South East Colleges provides outstanding education and training for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities across two of our sites. We are particularly proud of both our employability programmes with our extensive employer network who help us to identify a range of employment opportunities for our learners with Special Education Needs and Disabilities, offering them the chance to work and develop their skills. And our Independent Living programmes that support the development of the skills of young people with more severe to complex needs need to life within the local community.

Bromley Campus

Our Nido Volans Centre at Bromley provides specialist facilities and support for learners with complex to moderate learning difficulties. The learners develop both employability and independent living skills, supported by our specialist team, to prepare them for their adult life and the world of work. Our facilities at Bromley include our ‘Chefs Table’ training kitchen and restaurant, a manufacturing workshop, horticultural facilities (including a large polytunnel) and a performance space which is home to Greengoose Performing Arts - creating the perfect learning environment to develop learners’ skills.

Bexley Campus

Our Nido Volans Centre at Bexley also provides brand new specialist facilities and support for learners with complex to moderate learning difficulties. The facilities at Bexley also include an accessible independent living kitchen, a manufacturing workshop, a performance space, art and enterprise, personal presentation and ICT rooms. As at the Bromley centre learners develop both employability and independent living skills.

 


For any course enquiries please download and fill out our application form.

 

New performing arts courses at London South East Colleges

Our new suite of Performing Arts courses will equip you with the skills you need for a career in this exciting industry. We cater for all abilities, offering full-time courses at Levels 1, 2 and 3.

Whether you want to be performer, music producer, stage manager, lighting designer, theatrical make-up artist or backstage technician, our courses will develop your confidence and technical know-how.

Each pathway is delivered by industry professionals who will guide you into work, an apprenticeship or higher education - helping you to achieve your career goals within the creative and cultural industries.

Choose from:

  • Dance
  • Drama/Acting
  • Technical Theatre
  • Theatrical, Special Effects Hair & Media Make-Up

So many disciplines come together to support a production - Set design, sound, lighting, sage management, costumes and, with each offering a fascinating range of career opportunities. If you have a passion for theatre and are willing to work hard, our courses will help you to get started.

If you are interested in a career working with children and young people, we can offer you a great start. This is a growing industry which offers many exciting employment opportunities – from advanced teaching assistants to play therapists and family support workers to name a few.

Our range of courses in Early Years and Childcare are highly regarded among industry professionals and each course is designed to offer progression to University. Work placements are also a key feature of our courses, which often lead directly to employment if desired.

Industry facts:

By 2020 it is estimated that 2.3m people will be working in the caring services - UKCES

Possible career ideas:

  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Social Work
  • Special Educational Needs Officer
  • Primary School Teacher
  • Nanny
  • Childminder
  • Nursery Manager

There are many rewarding career opportunities within this sector. We offer a range of Higher Education courses giving our students the skills, principles and knowledge in public health and health promotion whilst developing a critical and multidisciplinary approach to the complexities of public health challenges and possibilities.

There are many rewarding career opportunities within this sector. Our courses are regularly updated in line with Government policy and the changing requirements of this dynamic sector.

We offer a range of Higher Education and/or professional training and our extensive employer links ensure that you can gain experience in the real world via fulfilling work placements.

Come and see what London South East Colleges can offer you.

We hold regular open events at Bromley, Bexley, Greenwich and Orpington throughout the year. These events provide a great opportunity for you to come and take a tour of our excellent facilities, meet our tutors and find out more about your progression and career opportunities. If you are unsure as to what course best suits you, our expert careers advisors will be on hand to guide you and help you get on the right pathway to your dream job.

As you can see below there is lots going on at the college - We look forward to seeing you soon!

We offer a wide range of courses to suit all ages, abilities and interests. Our focus is on preparing every student for their next step – whether that is higher education, an apprenticeship or directly into employment.

We offer vocational courses at different levels in many different subjects. From plumbing and construction to public services and hairdressing – we have something to suit everyone.

If you are interested in a career in the hospitality industry, then take a look at our Hospitality, Food and Enterprise Career College. This offers employer-led education in industry-standard training facilities. 

All our study programmes are designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed. We also have a vibrant student union and many extra-curricular activities available.

Alongside your course, we also help develop your employability skills via our Career Advantage programme.

Career Advantage is open to all our students and will make you stand out from the crowd. The programme will help develop your employability and entrepreneurial skills, equipping you with the vital skills employers are looking for. From interview practice to CV-writing workshops – we will give you more than just a qualification.

For more information about Career Advantage please click here.

Apprenticeships

We also offer a wide range of Apprenticeships which combine on-the-job training with classroom learning. They provide you with the skills you need for your chosen career along with nationally-recognised qualifications and hands-on experience in the industry of your choice. If you are over 16 and want to earn a wage while learning then one of our apprenticeships is the perfect choice for you. For more information about apprenticeships and how to apply, click here.

SEND Nido Volans Centre

We also offer vocational courses for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at our Nido Volans Centres at our Bromley and Bexley Campuses. We provide specialist facilities and deliver outstanding education and training for young people. We run employability programmes designed to support the development of independent living skills and prepare students for their future.  To find out more about our courses please click here.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

If you are over 16 and want to earn while you learn, an Apprenticeship is the perfect choice. You can learn the skills employers want, earn a wage and gain qualifications at the same time. 

What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships combine on-the-job training with classroom learning. They provide you with the skills you need for your chosen career along with nationally-recognised qualifications and hands-on experience of industry. 

As an apprentice, you will earn a wage while you work towards a qualification – which, in the world of rising tuition fees, is becoming an increasingly attractive option. 

What is a Traineeship?

A Traineeship is an education and training programme to engage young people between 16-24 to prepare them for work or for an apprenticeship.

They provide:

  • Work preparation training
  • Support with Maths and English
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Support with job searching and/or progression into further learning 

Key benefits of being an Apprentice include:

  • Earning a salary
  • Gaining qualifications  
  • Learning job-specific skills which employers want and need - which will give you choices in your    career
  • The opportunity to advance into Higher Education
  • Advancing in your chosen career 

There has never been a better time to start an Apprenticeship. We have a huge selection on offer with different employers, at different levels in a range of industries. From Hairdressing to Digital Marketing, to Finance and Health Care, we have something to suit you.

To enquire about an Apprenticeship please click here or call 020 8295 7070.

 

Prepare for a Degree, get ready for a new career, progress in your job or learn something for fun.

There are lots of reasons why you might want to study as an adult and making the decision to return to education can be the first step to changing your life. Whatever your goal, we can help you achieve it. Why not explore what we have to offer.

Vocational

Our wide range of vocational courses have a strong industry focus, and many include placement opportunities enabling you to gain valuable work experience as you study click here to view our courses.


Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships combine on-the-job training with classroom learning. They provide you with the skills you need for your chosen career along with nationally-recognised qualifications and hands-on experience of industry.
As an apprentice, you will earn a wage while you work towards a qualification – which, in the world of rising tuition fees, is becoming an increasingly attractive option.

To enquire about an Apprenticeship please click here or call 0300 303 2554.


Access to Higher Education

Want to study for a degree but don’t have the right qualifications? Access to Higher Education is a one year course for adults that can get you into university click here to find out more.


Degrees at London South East Colleges University Centre

We offer flexible, career-focused degree courses for adults which offer excellent value for money, ideal for those wishing to progress their careers or change direction and to combine work with study. They are also perfect for those who want to study locally and reduce living expenses.

Our degrees includes Foundation and full Bachelor’s degrees which are validated by either the University of Greenwich, Canterbury Christ Church University or Bucks New University. Click here to find out more.


Professional Development Courses and Qualifications

Developed with industry bodies, these courses will give you a recognised industry qualification or prepare you for professional body exams.

Whether you are planning the next step in your career or working towards achieving your continuing professional development (CPD) goals, a professional course at London South East Colleges will help you.

To enquire about a professional course click here or call 020 8295 7072.


Greenwich Adult and Community Learning.

Greenwich Adult and Community Learning offers a wide range of affordable short courses for adults designed to help you achieve your potential at work, in life and in your leisure time too. Whether you want to learn new skills to progress at work and build your confidence, take steps towards employment, build skills for self-employment or find a new interest, we have something for you.

 Click here to view the Greenwich Adult and Community Learning courses

To find out more please click here or call 020 8858 2211.


 

You can now study for a degree with us at our University Centre - we have campuses in Bromley, Bexley, Greenwich and  Orpington.

 Click here to view and apply for one of our Higher Education courses. If you would like more information on how to apply, please view this video on the UCAS website.

We offer flexible, career-focused degree courses which offer excellent value for money, ideal for those wishing to progress their careers or change direction and to combine work with study. They are also perfect for those who want to study locally and reduce living expenses.

Our range of courses includes Foundation degrees and full Bachelor’s degrees which are validated by either the University of GreenwichCanterbury Christ Church University or Bucks New University. 

Many of our degree programmes can be studied flexibly (e.g. one day per week), alongside any existing job commitments. This enables you to gain additional qualifications to acquire the skills you need to move up the career ladder.

We offer:

  • Full Bachelors degrees are taught over 3 years at London South East Colleges
  • Bachelors degree ‘top ups’ are now available in selected areas for those with qualifications up to Level 5 (HND/FD) who wish to convert their qualification into a full Bachelors degree
  • Foundation degrees (FD) are the equivalent to the first 2 years of a full-time honours degree. The majority of our foundation degree students study with us part-time whilst working in a related field. All foundation degrees can be topped-up to a full degree.
  • Higher National Certificates (HNC) are studied full and part-time and take two years to complete.
  • Professional qualifications such as our Accounting, Management and HR courses are studied part-time so you can fit them in around your career.
  • Accelerated Degrees are an intensive, fast track degree offering as much academic content in two years as other universites offer in three. This allows you to start working and earning one year earlier - and offers a more flexible and cheaper way of studying a degree.

We are proud of our student achievement rates and our full-time students express a high level of satisfaction with their academic support, teaching and learning and assessment and feedback.

To find out more about what we offer and how to apply call 0300 303 2554.

London South East Colleges university centre

Welcome to the London South East Colleges International Student Page

London South East Colleges is a government funded Further and Higher Education College with campuses in Bromley, Bexley, Orpington and Greenwich which are ideally placed to all of the attractions and amenities the City of London has to offer.

We offer a cosmopolitan, multicultural and stimulating environment in which to study a range of English language courses, Bachelors Degrees, Foundation degrees and Access to Higher Education programmes.

Classes are small and our students receive personalised tutorial and English language support.

London South East Colleges delivers its degree programmes in partnership with  Canterbury Christ Church University, the University of Greenwich and Bucks New University.

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  • HOW TO APPLY

    You can apply for our courses at any time. The easiest way to apply is to download and complete our International Application Form. Then email it back to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with:

    • Copies of international and UK qualifications, and English Language proficiency certificate.
    • A copy of your Personnal statement - at least 250 words outlining why:
      • you wish to study this course
      • what skills and knowledge you will bring to it
      • what skills and experience you hope to gain from the course
      • what your longe term career aspirations are
      • Any other additional information to support your application.
    • For Bachelors and Foundation degrees, please apply through UCAS, visit www.ucas.com.
  • FOR ACCESS TO HE

    You will need to complete an enquiry/application form; to receive a copy please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    We require a personal statement explaining why you are eligible for the course, your work experience and your career prospects.

  • ENGLISH REQUIREMENT

    A minimum IETLS (International English Language Test System) score of 5.5 or 6 is required, depending on which course you are applying for.

  • VISAS

    International students are required to obtain a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

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What makes London South East Colleges different?

Opportunities for young people and adults living in South East London and beyond have never been in better shape following the creation of London South East Colleges.

We have a wide range of courses available for anyone looking to lay the foundations for their careers and are one of the best connected colleges in London. As well as vocational courses, providing BTEC, NVQ, City & Guilds and other specialist qualifications, we also offer higher education courses linked to the University of Greenwich and Canterbury Christ Church University. If you are interested in earning a wage while you learn, we have Apprenticeship vacancies with leading employers in many subjects and a variety of professional qualifications to help you achieve success.

London South East Colleges has a very open-minded community of students, teachers, support staff and advisors who are caring and professional. You will find at all campuses, a welcoming, safe and dynamic learning environment where students can build their skills, gain knowledge and become confident and empowered.

We offer you:

  • A wide range of vocational courses and qualifications for all ages, levels and abilities
  • Degree and HNC/D courses validated by two of the UK’s top universities
  • Professional qualifications to help you progress your career opportunities
  • Impressive success rates across our provision that are well above the national average
  • Excellent guidance for progressing through the levels, into higher education and employment
  • Career-focused programmes with employer partners throughout the region
  • A unique employability skills programme - ‘The Career Advantage’ available to all full-time students
  • Outstanding partnerships with schools, colleges and universities across the region and nationally
  • Vocational specialisms to match local business needs and courses are developed with the help of employers
  • Specialist, industry-standard facilities and equipment
  • Modern learning resources and classroom technology
  • Highly qualified professional tutors and specialist staff
  • English and Maths Hubs at each main campus with expert tuition available throughout the week
  • Expert support, advice and guidance to ensure you make the right decisions
  • Exciting enrichment programmes and events with weekly sporting activities such as football, indoor cricket, badminton, basketball tournaments, film and drama clubs and much more
  • Superb gymnasiums and sports halls and outdoor space

Our values:

  • Responsive and respectful: we listen to each other and respect different points of view, we take pride in our professionalism and are open and honest in all we do
  • Ambitious and aspiring: we challenge ourselves to be outstanding in all we do and we support each other to realise our aspirations
  • Innovative and inspiring: we value new ideas and innovative ways of working to deliver knowledge and skills and we are role models for our College community
  • Successful and supportive: we support each other and we recognise and celebrate success in all the work we do
  • Enterprising and engaging: we encourage and support the development of entrepreneurial skills and continue to find new ways to maximize the College's resources for the community
Sam Parrett

Sam Parrett OBE

London & South East Education Group CEO and Executive Principal of London South East Colleges

Sam is the CEO of London & South East Education Group and the Executive Principal of London South East Colleges following the merger of Bromley College with the former Bexley College and Greenwich Community College in 2016.

Sam was appointed Principal of Bromley College in 2010 and oversaw its first merger with Orpington College in 2011. This consisted of a major transformation to align the college’s curriculum and services to meet the needs of the local community. As a result, academic and financial performance improved dramatically – leading to Bromley College, under Sam’s leadership, being in prime position to head-up the country’s first three-way college merger in August 2016.

Sam is also theCEO of London South East Academies Trust (formerly Bromley Educational Trust) which currently comprises of five schools across South East London, with ambitions to grow further over the coming years.

In addition Sam is also now the Chair of Bexley-based Skills for Growth – a charity that aims to help young people to progress into or within employment, focusing particularly on those individual s with low prior attainment levels, those that are not engaged in education employment or training (NEET), and young offenders or those leaving care.


John Hunt

John Hunt

Group Chief Financial Officer 

John joined Bromley College in June 2013 as Vice Principal Finance & Resources. He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accounts and has a track record of implementing business efficiencies and other significant improvements together with leading through periods of change. To contact John please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


David Lambert

David Lambert

Group Executive Director Academic Performance, Standards and Customer Experience

David joined Bromley College 13 years ago, starting as Head of Construction and Engineering before progressing to his current position within London South East Colleges. Before starting his career in Further Education, David worked in construction, serving an apprenticeship as a carpenter before moving into site and project management. To contact David please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


mary herbert

Mary Herbert

Chief Operating Officer Colleges (Interim)

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AshleyMcCaul

Ashley McCaul

Executive Director Apprenticeships

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David Warnes

David Warnes

Vice Principal Innovation and Development

David joined Bromley College in December 2014 to take on a cross college role for enterprise and skills, developing close connections with employers and external stakeholders. David started his career teaching business studies, before moving into work place learning, assessing and managing Apprenticeships, Train to Gain and other employer related training. To contact David please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

David is responsible for:

  • Higher Education and Access provision
  • Commercial and loan funded provision
  • Adult and Community learning
  • Career Advantage and Work Experience

Duncan Adams

Duncan Adams

Director of Marketing and Communications

Duncan joined London South East Colleges in September 2016 having previously been Group Director of Marketing and Student Recruitment at Warwickshire College Group for four years prior to his appointment. Duncan has a wealth of experience in marketing, communications, branding as well as internal communications gained in Further Education, the charity sector, consultancy and policing. For many years he worked at Sussex Police managing both media handling and public relations work as well as sitting on many national groups and committees. To contact Duncan please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Jenny Pharo

Jennifer Pharo

Group Director Corporate Services (IT, MIS, HR, Exams)

Jennifer has a career portfolio that includes working for a number of years in the legal, investment banking and financial services sectors. Primarily engaged in project management, business processes, IT and data management solutions, before switching to the education sector and retraining as a teacher/trainer in Business and IT. Jennifer started her career in further education 17 years ago for a large South East London College as a senior manager in business operations, resources and MIS before joining Bromley College as Executive Director for College Services in September 2015. Jennifer has extensive knowledge and experience of qualification reform, business processes and operations, funding and performance metrics associated with and impacting on the FE and Education Sector. She has proven skills in strategic and operational management, leading and managing large teams through change projects and merger, re-engineering business processes and financial and business planning. To contact Jennifer please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Louise Wolsey

Louise Wolsey

Group Executive Director Strategy, Communications and Organisational Development

After working in West Sussex Advisory and Inspection Service during which she gained a Masters degree in School Improvement, Louise went on to work in the voluntary sector, undertaking a range of Business Development and Communications roles. These included 7 years at the Youth Sport Trust from which she went on as Director of Fundraising and Communications to establish the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, before joining Westway Trust as Director of Development 2013. In September 2015 Louise joined Bromley College of Further and Higher Education, and with her Executive Colleagues worked towards a successful merger and the formation of London South East Colleges in August 2016. To contact Louise please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Rhona

Rhona Sapsford

Assistant Principal SEN and Foundation Learning

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Susie Kusnierz

Susie Kusnierz

Assistant Principal English and Maths

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Dawn Buttle

Dawn Buttle

Assistant Principal Bromley

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Ana Guimaraes

Ana Guimaraes

Assistant Principal Bexley

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Lisa Stubbs

Lisa Stubbs

Assistant Principal Greenwich

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London South East Apprenticeship Company

In our mission to advance education and skills across the region, London South East Colleges has developed the London South East Apprenticeship Company, which brings together commercial expertise from across our newly merged organisation.
 
We are also highly experienced in placing apprentices with the right employers. With many years of expertise behind us, we help implement flexible training programmes that meet the needs of both the apprentice and the business.

Business Development Services

We provide businesses with a comprehensive range of services; from short courses and virtual training to bespoke consultancy from our trained Business Development Advisors, office/desk space and recruitment support.
 

Professional Courses and Qualifications

If you are looking to develop your staff further, we have a number of professional qualifications to offer in a range of areas such as management and leadership, coaching and mentoring, accountancy, law and legal executives and human resources. These courses are validated by professional bodies such as ILM, CMI, AAT, ACCA, CILEx and CIPD.
 

London South East Academies Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust, sponsored by London South East Colleges.

The Trust aims to provide outstanding education and training for young people across the region, bringing together specialist provision to provide a real alternative to mainstream education.

To find out more about London South East Academies Trust, its mission and its schools, click here

Support for you

Starting college can be a huge leap if you have just finished school or are returning to education after a few years. We will make this transition as easy as possible for you, providing all the support you need to settle in.

We offer...

  • Induction
    - A structured programme to help you settle into college life quickly.
  • Progress Coach
    - To help you with all aspects of your academic studies.
  • Student Hub
    - Providing you with guidance on the next level of study or any financial issues - find out more
  • Learning Support
    - Specialist help and resources for those in need of additional support.
  • Health and Wellbeing 
     Providing sports, health and fitness facilities for all students.
  • Careers Advice
    - Professional advice on job hunting, CV preparation and university applications - find out more
  • Safeguarding
    - Protecting your welfare and keeping you safe from harm - find out more

Thank you for visiting the Governors’ section of the College website. It is the Corporation’s policy to allow open access to as much information as possible about the work of the Corporation and I hope you will find what you need.

Corporation members are volunteers, playing an important part in setting the strategic direction of the College. The Corporation ensures accountability for the use of public funds through monitoring and evaluating the College’s performance.

Putting students at the heart of governance is critical and this is a key focus of the work of the Corporation.

The Corporation encourages the recruitment of Governors from all sections of the community and applications are always welcomed from people of all cultural backgrounds with a range of skills and experience.

If you would like further information on the work of the Corporation, or wish to make an application to become a Governor, then please make contact with our Clerk This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

StephenHowlett

Stephen Howlett CBE, DL, Hon FRIBA 

Chair of Governors

 

Safeguarding our learners

Keeping young people and vulnerable adults studying here is something we take very seriously. We have policies in place to ensure safer recruitment and to deal with any allegations.

What should I do if I'm concerned about a learner?

  • Don't promise confidentiality
  • Tell a member of the safeguarding team immediately - just ask reception who will locate a Safeguarding officer
  • Tell a learner what you're doing and why
  • Don't investigate
  • Make a record of any conversation

Guidelines for visitors: help us keep our learners safe

  • Please read the leaflet provided to you by reception
  • Please make sure you wear your visitor/contractor lanyard at all times and keep to the purposes and locations of your visit
  • Please make sure you're escorted by a staff member at all times
  • Please be mindful of your own behaviour in relation to learners
  • Please act promptly if you see or are approached by a learner in distress 

Get in touch

The Safeguarding Team is happy to talk to learners, staff and visitors. Ask in the Student Hub, talk to us directly or in an emergency, ask reception to locate on of us.

Your main contacts are:

  • Robert Gee (Head of Safeguarding and Designated Lead officer) - 020 8295 7013
  • Liz Watson (Safeguarding Manager for Bromley and Orpington Campuses and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) - 020 8295 7000 ext 1580
  • Steve Carney (Safeguarding Manager for the Greenwich and Bexley Campuses and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) - 020 8488 4893 (Greenwich) and 01322 404 027 (Bexley) 

The needs of industry are at the heart of London South East Colleges approach to working with employers and how we prepare young people for the future jobs market. To ensure that the very latest thinking, innovation and forward planning are at the heart of our strategy, we have established a strategic sub regional London South East Employment and Skills Board.

This board is further enhanced by 11 Industry Advisory Boards. Each board consists of leading industry partners, who provide strategic advice and direction on the future design and development of employer led skills and training, from entry level through to degrees and higher level apprenticeships in each industry sector.

These leading employers feedback to the London South East Employment and Skills Board with industry specific recommendations, and represent a collective voice for the sub region on sector/industry specific issues, which in turn provides a voice back to central and regional government, influencing policy development, skills planning, and investment in that sector.

Employer Academies

These Academies involve Curriculum Team Managers working directly with employers to improve employer relationships and engagement with the College.

Closely aligned to the Industry Advisory Boards, are our sector specific Employer Academies. This collaborative way of working with industry experts at a local and sub regional level provides hands on practical opportunities for our students to engage with their future employers. This is often through work experience, onsite training, mock interviews and in some case co-designed and co-delivered curriculum programmes.

To promote this opportunity to employers, London South East Colleges has designed the unique Employer Advantage scheme. This programme invites employers to work closely with students of all ages who are keen to develop their skills and make an active contribution to the local economy in a format that suits the industry partner’s company.


If you would like to become part of the Employer Advantage, please click here.

Welcome to Greenwich Adult and Community Learning

Greenwich Adult and Community Learning offers hundreds of short courses, both daytime and evening, designed to help you:

  • learn a new skill
  • achieve your potential at work
  • develop skills to start or grow your own business
  • find a new leisure interest

Whatever your reason for learning, we have a course for you! 

Our courses are delivered at a range of venues across Greenwich includng the Greenwich Park Centre, King George Street, London SE10 8QB.

Our Courses

How to enrol

You can:

Enrol in person: Visit the Greenwich Park Centre, (King George Street SE10 8QB), Monday to Thursday between 9.30am - 3pm or Friday between 9.30am - 1pm.

Call: 020 3954 5100

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Website: find the course you want and click the link

If you’d like more course information including, start times, fees (including concessions) please get in touch with the Adult and Community Learning team on 020 8858 2211, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Making Progress

 

 

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