Access to Higher Education courses are one-year programmes designed to prepare you for a degree course at university. They give you a recognised level 3 diploma qualification, equivalent to A levels, that enable you to acquire the necessary UCAS points.

We offer Access to Higher Education courses in:

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

Read about some of our successful students below:

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 and 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.

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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.

We offer part time day and evening courses in English and Maths at all levels. Most courses lead to a recognized qualification, either Functional Skills or GCSEs, and you will receive advice and guidance in choosing the right qualification for you. Courses are available at a wide variety of days and times across the campuses so that you can fit English and/or Maths around other courses, work and family commitments.

Functional Skills qualifications are available at 5 different levels (Entry 1, 2, 3 and Level 1 and 2) and focus on the English and Maths skills that you need for work and adult daily life. Functional Skills are widely recognized across all sectors and are the preferred qualifications for apprenticeships. Functional Skills exams are available throughout the year and can be taken any day of the week and any time of day.

GCSE qualifications are at Level 2 and you need to already have the underlying English/Maths skills before embarking on the course. GCSEs are the preferred qualifications for progression to Higher Education and for careers in Education and Early Years. GCSE exams are held on set dates in May/June each year so please ensure that you are able to commit to the exam dates before enrolment.

We offer exceptional support both in and out of class time, 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, support and teaching from expert tutors.

Not sure on whether you might need to brush up on your Maths skills? Click here and try this short quiz and get some feedback on what areas of numeracy you might want to work on.


Below are the provisional GCSE exam dates for 2018-19:

GCSE MATHS

GCSE ENGLISH

Candidates must sit all three papers Candidates must sit both papers
Paper 1 Tuesday 21 May 2019 9am Paper 1 Tuesday 4 June 2019 9am
Paper 2 Thursday 6 June 2019 9am Paper 2 Friday 7 June 2019 9am
Paper 3 Tuesday 11 June 2019 9am      


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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.

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.

 

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.

Coffee Mornings

SEND Bromley and Bexley are hosting open coffee mornings for prospective students, who would like to visit our facilities and receive information regarding our courses. Attendees do not need to make an appointment, please arrive at the lower ground reception at Bromley Campus/main reception at Bexley Campus at 10am and one of our staff will be there to greet you. If you wish to speak to us prior to your visit please either email / telephone the relevant person from the list below.

  • Bromley Campus Coffee Mornings

    Date

    Time

    Name of Tutor

    Thursday 17 January 2019 10am This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 020 3954 4656
    Tuesday 19 February 2019 10am This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 020 3954 4563
    Tuesday 19 March 2019 10am This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 020 3954 4671
    Thursday 25 April 2019 10am This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 020 3954 4656
    Tuesday 14 May 2019 10am This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 020 3954 4563
  • Bexley Campus Coffee Mornings

    Date

    Time

    Name of Tutor

    Friday 11 January 2019 10am This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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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.

You may know precisely where you are destined for in your career, or you may require some inspiration. Either way, we can help!

We offer a wide range of vocational courses for 16-18 year-olds which will enable you to get to where you want to be - whether that’s straight into a job doing what you enjoy, or on to further study, including university.

Lessons take place in a fun, lively, and modern environment with expert tutors. Courses are career-focused, with relevant work experience opportunities included. Come and see what we can offer you.

We also help you 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.

For more information about Career Advantage please click here.

We will give you more than just a qualification.

Our Courses

  • ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

    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.

    View our courses

  • ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

    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.

    View our courses

  • APPRENTICESHIPS

    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 a qualification at the 

    same time.

    Key benefits of being an Apprentice include earning a salary, paid holidays, expert training, 

    gaining qualifications and learning job-specific skills. Apprenticeships can be demanding but they 

    are very rewarding. You will learn the skills that employers want and need, which will give you 

    choices in your career.

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

    View our courses

  • ART DESIGN AND MEDIA

    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.

    View our courses

  • BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

    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.

    View our courses

  • CHILDCARE

    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.

    View our courses

  • CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S EDUCATION

    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.

    View our courses

  • CONSTRUCTION

    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.

    View our courses

  • COUNSELLING

    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.

    View our courses

  • EARLY YEARS

    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.

    View our courses

  • ENGINEERING

    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.

    View our courses

  • ESOL

    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.

    View our courses

  • ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION

    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.

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  • ENGLISH AND MATHS

     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.

    We offer part time day and evening courses in English and Maths at all levels. Most courses lead to a recognized qualification, either Functional Skills or GCSEs, and you will receive advice and guidance in choosing the right qualification for you. Courses are available at a wide variety of days and times across the campuses so that you can fit English and/or Maths around other courses, work and family commitments.

    Functional Skills qualifications are available at 5 different levels (Entry 1, 2, 3 and Level 1 and 2) and focus on the English and Maths skills that you need for work and adult daily life. Functional Skills are widely recognized across all sectors and are the preferred qualifications for apprenticeships. Functional Skills exams are available throughout the year and can be taken any day of the week and any time of day.

     

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  • HAIR AND BEAUTY

    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.

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  • HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

    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.

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  • IT AND COMPUTING

    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.

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  • HOSPITALITY AND CATERING

    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.

    View our courses

  • LAW

    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.

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  • MOTOR VEHICLE

    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.

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  • PLUMBING

    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.

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  • PRINCE'S TRUST

    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.

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  • PUBLIC SERVICES

    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.

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  • SCIENCE

    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.

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  • SIGN LANGUAGE

    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.

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  • SPORT

    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.

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  • TEACHING

    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.

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  • TRAVEL AND TOURISM

    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.

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  • SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS (SEND)

    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. 

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  • PERFORMING ARTS

    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

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  • TECHNICAL THEATRE

    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.

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  • HEALTH PROMOTION

    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.

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  • SOCIAL WORK

    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.

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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? An Apprenticeship combines 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.

 

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 020 3954 4000.

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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 was appointed Principal of Bromley College in 2010 and oversaw its first merger with Orpington College in 2011. In 2013, the College set up a new multi-academy trust, incorporating four special and alternative provision schools in the Borough. Following this success, Sam went on to lead the College through the country’s first three-way college merger with Bexley College and Greenwich Community College – creating London South East Colleges in August 2016.
London & South East Colleges Group, headed up by Sam, was established in 2017 as the overarching organisation encompassing London South East Colleges, London South East Academies Trust (which has now grown to seven schools) London South East Apprenticeships Company and London Skills for Growth.
Sam started her career in the HR sector. She then managed a training provider and worked for a funding agency before joining the FE sector in 1997. She took up posts in three colleges before being appointed Principal at Bromley.
Sam is a fellow of the CIPD and a fellow of the RSA, as well as a Board Member of AELP and Advance HE. She was awarded an OBE for services to Further Education in 2016.

 

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Mary Herbert

Chief Operating Officer Colleges

Mary joined the College in August 2017 as Vice Principal of Curriculum. In November 2018 she was appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer.
She has worked in Education for over eighteen years and began her career in teaching, progressing through management roles within the Further Education sector.
Mary is also an Ofsted Inspector. 

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Raj Kakaiya

Group Executive Director Apprenticeships

Raj joined London & South East Colleges Group in 2018, having previously held a Managing Director and Vice Principal post within a large college group in London.
With over 15 years’ experience in the FE/public and private training sector, Raj has significant expertise in developing new business streams including apprenticeships, international, employability and implementing major change and reforms.

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Tracey Davis

Vice Principal London South East Colleges - Bromley and Orpington

Tracey has been working in Further Education for over 20 years. She joined Orpington College in 2009 as Head of School for Sport, Travel and Public Services and has extensive management experience in the sector.
Before becoming a teacher, Tracey worked in a variety of roles within the sport and leisure industry including fitness manager, sports development manager and sports coach. Tracey also has many years’ experience working in the youth service.

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Lee Cooper

Campus Director and Assistant Principal - Bromley

Lee joined the College in 2008 as a lecturer in Sport and Public Services. He has taken on various leadership and management roles across different sectors during this time and now looks after the College’s Bromley campus.
A former international cross country runner, Lee studied sport at Loughborough University and has worked in FE for over 14 years.

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Dawn Buttle

Campus Director and Assistant Principal - Orpington

Dawn joined London South East Colleges in 2014 as the Salon and Learning Manager for Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy. During this time, she has worked in a variety of roles at the college including Head of Maths and English and Head of Service Industries, before taking up the position of Campus Director at Orpington.
Dawn started her career as an apprentice hairdresser and went on to have a very successful career, working in high profile hair salons before managing her own hairdressing business.

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Ana Guimaraes

Vice Principal London South East Colleges - Bexley and Greenwich

Ana joined London & South East Colleges Group in 2017.

She started her career in the BBC and has over 20 years’ experience in the creative and digital industries. She is an experienced Lecturer and Manager within Further and Higher Education and has significant expertise in redesigning and reviewing learning environments and pedagogy.

Ana combines her industry experience with teaching and qualification development. She recognises that education is much more than a qualification and is passionate about the value that further education colleges bring to individuals, communities, industry and the wider economy.

As Vice Principal for London South East Colleges East, Ana led the development of #ThePlatform; a new industry focused Digital and Creative Business floor which is run as a learning company.This provides an opportunity for all students to engage and network with employers, developing their skills and experience through project-based delivery.


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Stuart Blackmore

Campus Director and Assistant Principal - Bexley

Stuart joined Bexley College in 2013 as Head of Faculty overseeing a range of curriculum areas. Following the merger in 2016 he became Head of Health and Social Care and Early Years for London South East Colleges and has now moved into the role of AP, overseeing all study programmes at the Bexley Campus.
A product of Further Education, Stuart studied BTEC Computer Science at college then went on to study computing at the University of Greenwich. Stuart has worked in FE for over 30 years, when he began his career as a computing lecturer at Southwark College.

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Lisa Stubbs

Campus Director and Assistant Principal - Greenwich

Lisa joined the College in 2017 to head up the Creative and Cultural Industries’ programmes at our Greenwich campus. She deals with the day to day running of the campus, as well as creating partnerships with employers and stakeholders to drive up the standards of performance and the curriculum.
Specialising in Performing and Production Arts (which includes Dance, Drama, Technical Theatre and Media Hair and Make-Up) Lisa keeps up with this specialism and continues take part in a variety of performance work on a regular basis.

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Ben Sheridan

Campus Director and Head of Faculty - Holly Hill

Ben has been working in the FE sector for six years. He joined Bexley College in 2015 as a lecturer in electrical installation and went on to become curriculum manager for electrical installation and plumbing in 2016.
Before moving into education, Ben worked for a multitude of electrical firms across major projects. These included the Dartford Tunnel crossing and most recently Crossrail, where he was an electrical site manager.

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Ramita Tejpal - Senior Fellow HEA

Dean of HE

Ramita has worked in the Higher Education sector for over a decade and joined London South East Colleges in 2016. She oversees HE provision including delivery of higher and degree apprenticeships, access to HE, professional studies, business school and international development. Prior to entering the HE sector, Ramita worked in the publishing, with lead academics, journalists and creatives in the UK and internationally.
She is currently a member of the Quality Advisory Board of Advance HE and a panellist on Business and Law Panel of Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Subject Pilot.

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Clive Ansell

Vice Principal Student Services

Clive joined London South East Colleges in October 2018, having previously headed up student services at Newham College. He has responsibility for all student services, ranging from admissions, student support and financial welfare to student voice, the Student Union, work experience and enrichment. Clive also heads up the SEND curriculum.
Having worked as a teacher for 30 years, Clive trained as a maths teacher but then specialised in SEND and is a qualified dyslexia assessor.

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John Hunt

Group Chief Financial Officer

John joined the 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.

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David Lambert

David Lambert

Group Executive Director Academic Performance, Standards and Customer Experience

David joined the College 13 years ago, initially as Head of Construction and Engineering before progressing to his current position.Before starting his career in Further Education, David worked in construction, serving an apprenticeship as a carpenter before moving into site and project management.

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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. 

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Jennifer Pharo

Group Executive Director Corporate Services

Jenny was appointed Executive Director for College Services in September 2015.
Her career began in the legal, investment, banking and financial services sectors. Jenny then retrained as a Business and IT teacher and moved into the FE sector 17 years ago. As part of the senior management team at a large London college, Jenny led on business operations, resources and MIS before moving into her current role at London South East Colleges.

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We offer students an extensive range of facilities across our college network.

As a London South East Colleges student, you will have access to all these facilities, no matter what campus your course is based at.

IT Suites

Our Bromley, Bexley and Orpington campuses all benefit from our new IT suites - #THEPLATFORM. This is a digital media suite equipped with high-speed Apple 27” iMac Retina stations, Apple MacBook Pros, Apple TVs, Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud. It provides students with industry-standard tools and software that they can expect to use once they enter the job market.

#THEPLATFORM at our Bexley Campus specialises in all areas of media production including creative media, TV and video production, graphic and games design, digital animation, photography and much more.

Learning Resource Centres (LRCs)

We have LRCs at Bromley, Bexley, Greenwich and Orpington. These are large open plan areas with an excellent range of books and other learning materials (including online) to support your studies.

Our helpful staff are on hand to guide and support you at each of our LRCs.

IT Services

Students can use computers in all our IT suites, to assist with your studies and coursework. In addition, we will provide you with a London South East Colleges email account and free wifi across our sites.

Sports and Fitness

Our Bromley site houses a £4.5m Sports Centre - 'The Life Centre', to find out more click here.

Hair & Beauty Salons

We have Hair and Beauty Salons at Bromley, Greenwich and Orpington. These are fully equipped to industry standards offer a range of treatments at very competitive prices. For details on the treatments on offer, please download one of our brochures below:

To book, contact the following:

Enhance Hair and Beauty - Bromley - 0208 295 7044
Salon 95 - Greenwich - 020 8355 3937 

Multi-faith Prayer Room

All London South East Colleges students have access to quiet, multi-faith prayer rooms where you can practice private worship.

Cafés

We have a range of cafes across our sites, in which you'll find a large selection of hot main dishes, salads, cakes and sweets, most of which are homemade. We cater for most dietary needs and offer a wide range of foods to suit all tastes.

Our cafes are open to all staff and students throughout the day (and some evenings)

Student Common Rooms

Outside of classes and tutorials, you can unwind with friends in one of our Common Rooms. These can be found in Bromley, Bexley, Greenwich and Orpington and are specifically for student use.

Equipped with various snack machines, table tennis tables and pool tables, our Common Rooms are great places to socialise and make new friends.

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 Board’s policy to allow open access to as much information as possible about the work of the Board and I hope you will find what you need.

The College Board (London South East Colleges Board - LSEC) operates within the London South East Education Group (LSEEG). Further information on the Group structure, and the role of the College Board within the Group, can be found in the link below - Group Structure and Committees.

Board members are volunteers, playing an important part in setting the strategic direction of the College. The Board 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 Board.

The Board 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 Board, or wish to make an application to become a Governor, then please make contact with our Clerk on 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

 

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

For Greenwich Adult and Community Learning term dates, please click here.

Our Courses

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 3954 5100, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Making Progress

 

 

It's not too late to start your career with us! 

With over 300 career-focused courses to choose from why study anywhere else.

We offer apprenticeships, vocational and professional courses that will enable you to get to where you want to be - whether that’s straight into a job doing what you enjoy, or on to further study, including university.

All are courses are career-focused, with relevant work experience opportunities included. 

How to enrol:

We have some availability across a range of our courses. Please call our Student Hub Team on 020 3954 4000 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

This week we are supporting the Love Our Colleges Campaign.

Colleges and college staff transform lives – they help people make the most of their talents and ambitions and drive social mobility; they help businesses improve productivity and drive economic growth; they are rooted in and committed to their communities and drive tolerance and well-being. They are an essential part of England’s education system – educating and training 2.2 million people every year.

Why Colleges Week is important?

Over the last decade, colleges have had to deal with an average 30% funding cut, whilst costs have increased dramatically. This has resulted in a drastic drop in learning opportunities for adults, fewer hours of teaching and support for young people, and teacher pay at less than 80% of schools and support staff seeing no increase in pay for several years. This situation is not sustainable and ultimately impacts upon students, businesses, communities and the wider economy.

That is why unions, students and colleges are coming together, this week, to request fair funding because colleges matter.


Ruth

Ruth

“The tutors were superb; they were enthusiastic, energetic and really make you want to come back for more each week. My only disappointment is that the course is now over, and I’ll miss coming here.”
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