Sarah's Education, Employment and Training updates January 2021

25th January 2021


Runway Training

Young people must have photo ID, NI number to meet funding criteria and currently be NEET.

  •  Functional Skills English and Maths EL1- L2
  • Distance Learning L2 courses 40 courses all online
  • CSCS distance learning course with funded test and card

 Tempus Training - CSCS course and card


  •  l 1 Award in Health & Safety in a Construction Environment
  • CSCS Card (5-year Operatives Green Card)
  • Certificate in Warehousing
  • Certificate in Equality & Diversity
  •  Employment support & guidance  ONLINE COURSE

Courses available for immediate start. apply now as funding is limited.

Call ON… 0203 746 7294 Email:



Up to the minute information is to follow @JCPinSthLondon

on Twitter, this is updated with relevant news/ workshops / jobs etc. throughout the day every day.



Free SIA training:

 Interested in becoming a security officer for G4S?

G4S have vacancies in local Job Centres. e.g. Croydon, Sutton and Stockwell etc.

SIA qualification is a benefit *** but they will provide full SIA training***


Please apply ONLINE on the G4S website:


Customers need to let their work coach know (through their Journal ) if they apply.


Positive Directions


Training and careers advice for 16-24 year-olds

Positive Directions is a careers programme designed for NEET young people

aged 16-24 in South London.

After an initial assessment, we can help you with a bespoke training programme to meet your individual needs and help you progress into a job, further education, a Traineeship or an Apprenticeship.

Get in touch

If you or someone you know could benefit from the Positive Directions programme, contact Anna Wise at Skills Training UK.

Call today!
07792 793 859 
or visit 


College courses starting from January 2021:




Richmond upon Thames College


AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 / AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3

Starting from February 2021


Civil Service Pre-Employment Programme (10 days)

Starting from January 2021


Sutton College


Book-Keeping (Intensive) Level 1 and Level 2 City & Guilds (Online Course)


English Functional Skills Entry 3/Level 1

English Functional Skills Fast Track Level1/Level2

Maths Functional Skills Fast Track Level 1

Starting from January 2021


Photography Level 1

Starting from February 2021


Croydon College


Fast Track Access with Functional Skills Level 1 and Level 2

Starting from January 2021


West Thames College

16-18 year olds:

Digital, Media & Creative - Level 2 (January Start)

Electrical Installation - Level 1 (January Start)

Introduction to Hair, Beauty & Makeup - Level 1 (January Start)

IT User Skills - Level 1 (January Start)

Travel with Cabin Crew - Level 2 (January Start)


Adults 19+:

Award in Bookkeeping - Level 1 (January Start)

Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping - Level 2 (January Start)

Bridal Hairstyling - Level 3 (January Start)

Teaching English Language to Adults (CELTA) - Spring Blended

Worldwide Airfares and Ticketing - Level 1 (January Start)


John Ruskin College


Open Event – Tuesday 19th January 2021, 17:00 – 19:30.

Pre-registration available online for all courses.


Partnership between JRC and Sutton United Football Club.

Early access to the professional world of football. Students will be studying either Level 2 or 3 BTEC Sport qualification, alongside full-time football training and matches.

Attend an Open day to enquire about 2021 start dates


Part-Time Plumbing - Level 1


Work Skills – Level 1

Starting 12th January | Part-time, 5 weeks


There are a wide range of qualifications and leisure courses starting in January including: Photography, Textiles, Business & IT, Counselling, English & Maths, Languages, Teaching and Wellbeing.


Merton College


Register on their website for a Virtual Open Event taking place on 20th January at 16:30 – 19:00


Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health

Starting 29th January


AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping – Level 1

Starting 11th January

Pilates For Health and Well-being - Improvers (Online)

Starting 14th January | Part-time, 10 weeks


Health Lifestyles for Well-Being

Starting 9th February | Part-time, 1 week


English with IT for Early Years

Starting 25th February | Part-time, 5 weeks


Carshalton College


Level 2 Apprenticeship in Carpentry

Starting throughout the year 2 years


The ERS Guild of gas Fitters Certification Course for New Entrants to the Gas Industry

Starting 4th January and 8th January | Part-time, 1 year


Kingston College                       

19+ -  

Professional and management courses – Counselling, CIPD and CIlex

English courses – ESOL and EFL

L2 Barbering

Award in Education and Training


Lambeth College

Level 1 Award in Customer Service

January start (6 weeks)


Level 1 Award in Personal Development and Personal skills

January start – 3 days a week (1 year)


Level 2 Skills for Business 1 Year full time

January start


Level 1 Award in Sport and Active Leisure

January start (full time)


South Thames College

ESOL Skills for Life

Multiple start dates


UAL Photography all levels

January Start



January start


Princes Trust – Carshalton

January start

West London College



Health and Social Care

Year 1 L3 Health and Social Care National Extended Certificate/ Foundation Diploma (16-18)


Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (16-18)


If you are interested in starting this course now please contact the Learner Information Service at or telephone the College switchboard on 0208 741 1688 and press (Option 2) for LIS department.



Accounting and Bookkeeping

AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping

Starts: 04 January 2021, Ends: 31 March 2021   Southall   Part-time Day

Starts:  12 January 2021, Ends:  22 March 2021   Ealing     Evening

Starts:    12 January 2021, Ends:    22 March 2021   Ealing     Day


AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Online and On Campus)

Starts: 04 January 2021, Ends: 17 December 2021   Ealing


AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Online and On Campus)

Starts: 05 January 2021, Ends: 17 December 2021


AAT Level 2 Combined Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping (Online and On Campus)

Starts: 06 January 2021, Ends: 02 June 2021   Ealing  Day


AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Modular) - Financial Statements of Limited Companies

Starts: 25 January 2021, Ends: 23 April 2021   Ealing   Evening


Building and Construction

Step up to Construction

Starts: 18 January 2021 Ends: 30 March 2021



Step Up to Business - Level 1 Award

Starts: 25 January 2021, Ends: 02 July 2021


London Learning Consortium:

LLC have two online courses currently running for 16-24 year olds and we have a few limited spaces for new students wishing to join in the next couple of weeks.   


Get Into Games Development Course (Level 2)

  • Works towards a successful career in the games industry.
  • Use games software to create your own games, 2D & 3D models, characters and animations.
  •  Take part in online game jams.
  •  Meet industry professionals working in the games industry.


Step to Employment Traineeship (Level 1)

  • Gain essential skills to help you get into work.
  • Undertake a practical work placement in your chosen field.
  • Ideal for those interested in business admin, customer service, retail, health & social care.
  • Create a CV and get support with applications and interviews.


Please note that for both Games and Step to Employment, students without a GCSE Grade 4 or above in English and Maths will be able to study both subjects up to Functional Skills Level 2 / GCSE dependent on previous attainment.

For more information about either courses you can contact:

Games Course:

Step to Employment:

My Future Course (Level 1)

Start Date: Monday 1st February

My Future is a course for young people aged 16-24 not in employment, education or training, that want to build confidence, develop new skills and meet new people. 

This course is designed to help young people explore a range of job roles and industries that they could pursue in the future, from customer service and retail to digital marketing and film production.

Childcare Traineeship (Level 2)

Start Date: Monday 8th February

This Traineeship is ideal for any young person wishing to get into a career in Childcare, gain a Level 2 Childcare qualification and gain work experience in the sector. Working in partnership with a family centre in Battersea, young people on the course will all be given the opportunity to work in the Childcare setting for a three week work placement, and be taught by experienced industry professionals.

Princes Trust: 

Get Started in Health and Social Care (18-30)

This 3-day virtual employability programme will help young people aged 18-30 explore the essential roles on offer and prepare them for work in the sector. Candidates will also join us in an online recruitment event, completing interviews with Health and Social Care employers in London who are hiring now!

Next Programme will be taking place in January – Date TBC.

If you know young people who are serious about getting into Heath and Social Care, please refer them to a welcome session (see below), and we may be able to set them up with a mentor to help them find work in the sector.


Welcome Session (16-30)

We are hosting weekly welcome sessions for young people who want to find out more information about The Prince’s Trust and our opportunities. These will be held through Microsoft Teams in a video conference format. Young people can watch the presentation and get involved as much as they want. Afterwards, a staff member will follow up 1:1 and progress them onto our programmes.

When: Every Thursday 2pm – 3pm

Where: Microsoft Teams

How to refer: Call Customer services on 0800 842 842   or    Submit details via MS Forms here


Get Started with Media with NBC Universal (18-25)

Get started with Media is a virtual course that will give you the chance to learn more about the world of media and give you an insight into NBC Universal! Young people who take part in this programme also have opportunity to apply for roles that are exclusively for Prince’s Trust Young people.
Taster Day: Wednesday 12th January

Main Programme: Monday 1th February– Friday 5th February 2021

Where: South London Centre and Online

How to refer: Email Katie -



Our 12-week personal development programme, for the chance to gain new skills, take a qualification and meet new people.

18th Jan: Bromley, Carshalton, Hayes

25th Jan: Barking & Dagenham, Waltham Forest, Aylesbury, Bracknell, Reading, Staines

How to refer: Email Jessica –


Get Into Healthcare (Healthcare Assistant roles) (18-30)

Are you interested in a career in the NHS? Get Into Healthcare is a 3 week online training programme which will help you gain vital knowledge designed to set you above the competition when applying for Healthcare Assistant jobs. By the end, you will have completed 40 hours of the Care certificate and you will also get the opportunity to have an interview for a live vacancy in an London hospital!

Taster Day: 25nd January

Main Programme: 8th – 26th February 

How to refer: Get Into Healthcare (London) Tickets, Mon 8 Feb 2021 at 09:30 | Eventbrite


Get Into Digital Marketing with WYK Digital (18-30)

The Prince’s Trust and WYK Digital are excited to present this new 10-week programme focusing on the digital marketing sector. This programme will expose all participants to training and working with real businesses, predominantly using Facebook and Google marketing tools. With support with dedicated expert trainers, industry mentors and skills coaching, young people will build up a huge range of skills both soft, technical, and also practical. Upon completion of the course, participants will be given the opportunity to apply for jobs with our partners and given support with the guaranteed interviews. Watch this video from our last programme in November

Taster Day: Monday 25th January

Main Programme: Monday 8th Feb September - Friday 16th April

Where: Video Call

How to refer: Click here to register on Eventbrite


Explore (16-25)

Explore is a 5-week personal development programme which offers young people group activities and one-to-one support to help build confidence, get motivated, meet new people and identify and achieve their goals. We also develop employability and independent living skills. Personal development qualifications are available in Interpersonal & Self-management Skills, Participating in Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle, Career Planning, Money Management, and Presentation Skills.

Group Induction: January 2021

Where: Microsoft Teams

How to refer: Email Pippa –


Achieve (16-25)

The Achieve programme aims to create opportunities for young people by helping them to increase their confidence and develop the skills that they need to succeed in whatever they choose to do next.

Group Induction: January 2021

Where: Microsoft Teams

How to refer: Email Natalie –


 Get Started with Creative Writing – for young black men  (16-25)

At Hood Mentality we, Young Black Men, strengthen links by speaking openly and expressing ourselves to build resilience. We’re focussed on the improvement of well-being through a range of inclusive projects, for young black men by young black men. Our workshops are designed to nurture resilience, expression and agency with sports and lyric writing workshops, and social enterprise.

Taster Day: 9nd February

Main Programme: 15th – 19th February

Where: Online

How to refer: Email Ricky –


Development Awards (16-30)

Our Development Awards can cover the cost of course fees, tools or equipment up to £160 in order to help young people achieve their goals and move into education, training or employment. For more information, visit our website here.


Get Hired Jobs

The Prince’s Trust is advertising current vacancies to help support young people into work at this time. We will be supporting them to apply for these roles via our Live Chat. Visit


If you are a young person, you can contact us from 9am – 9pm every day

  • Call us for free on 0800 842 842 
  • Live chat with us online here


Smart Works:

Career Coaching: For those looking to secure an interview, we’ll be delivering our career coaching service, offering tangible advice and next steps for their employment journey. Any unemployed woman can be referred for this hour long coaching session.

Interview Coaching and Clothing: For any unemployed woman with an upcoming interview. Our wonderful dressing team work with our clients to curate the perfect outfit, packed into a box with love, care and a supportive smile, and delivered straight to their door. Interview coaching is delivered virtually, via video or phone call by a trained coach.