Sarah's update - Education, Employment and Training Opportunities February 2021

1st February 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



  • L1 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.



Exciting job vacancies are currently being advertised for Peer Engagement Facilitators working across SWLSTG sites and services. 


The roles are work based placements from 3 hours 45 minutes up to 15 hours per week (i.e between 1 to 4 sessions) for a fixed 1 year term at Band 3. The role is designed to give people with lived experience of using mental health services, or those caring for someone who has experiences, an opportunity to work within the NHS and offers enhanced training and supervision opportunities. 

For further information or to apply please see:

Job vacancy: Peer Engagement Facilitator, South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust, London | (

Applications close on Sunday 7th February, or earlier depending on number of applications. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 16th and/or Wednesday 17th February. 

Sutton Council Apprenticeships


Assistant Accountant Apprentice x2

Salary: £12,579 per annum

Contract status: Fixed-term (18 months)

Hours: Full-time, 36 hours (including 20% study time)

Location: Kingston (Guildhall), Sutton (Civic Offices)


Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Standard (including AAT Advanced Diploma)


About you

We need our Finance Apprentice to have a strong sense of accuracy, an aptitude for figures, as well as a high degree of responsibility and possess a ‘can do’ attitude. Good organisational skills and the confidence to work independently are a must.


We’re looking for someone that is happy to take on new challenges and has a keen eye for detail. They will be motivated, hard-working and have a real drive to succeed. We are especially interested in candidates with an eagerness to learn and to come up with innovative solutions.


Please note, in order to qualify for apprenticeship funding you must

  • Be at least 18 years of age and not in full-time education.
  • Hold Three A levels or equivalent and a GCSE level 6 equivalent in Maths and English and be able to present original qualification certificates. This apprenticeship would ideally suit someone who has studied Maths or Business Studies at A level but this is not essential.
  • Only apply for an apprenticeship unrelated to any qualifications they hold at the same or higher level than the apprenticeship they wish to apply for. The apprenticeship being applied for must be unrelated in subject and content from the qualification already held.
  • Not be enrolled on another funded apprenticeship or another funded further education or higher education programme at the time you start your new apprenticeship.
  • Have the right to work and study in England and have lived in the UK (ordinarily resident) for the last three years.

How to apply

Before applying please refer to the role profile and ensure you meet the essential criteria. You will then need to complete the online application, adding a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria outlined the role profile.


Find out more about the CiPFA Apprenticeship here.


The shortlisted candidates will be asked to take part in an online interview assessment. This will give you the opportunity to showcase your skills and to demonstrate why you think that you’re the best candidate.


Closing date: Wednesday 10th February 2021

Interview Dates: 15th - 23rd February 2021 , to be conducted virtually in line with Government Guidance in relation to COVID-19.


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 




Please find below details of our ‘Introduction to JACE’ FREE webinar on 10th February during National Apprenticeship Week 2021.


Our Centre Managers and Assessors will be there to introduce you to our post 16 Apprenticeship and pre-Apprenticeship programme delivery and to answer any questions you might have.


If you’d like to join us please book your place through Eventbrite



College courses starting from February 2021:




Richmond upon Thames College


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

Starting from February 2021


Sutton College


Photography Level 1

Starting from February 2021




John Ruskin College


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


Merton College


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


Kingston College                       

19+ -  

Professional and management courses – Counselling, CIPD and CIlex

English courses – ESOL and EFL

L2 Barbering

Award in Education and Training


South Thames College

ESOL Skills for Life

Multiple start dates


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. 


London Learning Consortium:


LLC have two online courses currently running for 16-24 year olds.


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: 

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 Music (16-25)

Are you 16-25 and want to gain experience in song-writing, music production and recording through practical workshops. The Prince’s Trust have teamed up with The Irene Taylor Trust for a week of Music and creativity. 

Taster Day: Tuesday 2nd February

Main Programme: Monday 8th February– Friday 12th February 2021

Where: South London Centre and Online

How to refer: Email Maureen –


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: Monday 8th February

Where: Microsoft Teams

How to refer: Email Pippa –


Get Started with Creative Writing (16-25)

Hood Mentality presents: No Gimmicks Straight Lyrics. Build skills and grow talent in creative writing. Giving voice to young black men.

Taster Day: Tuesday 9nd February

Main Programme: Monday 15th February– Friday 19th February 2021

Where: Virtual Delivery

How to refer: Email Ricky –


Get Started with Make up  in Partnership with IBYouth  (16-30)

Get started with Make up is a virtual course that will give you the chance to learn more about the world of make up and give you an insight into IBYouth. 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 10th February

Main Programme: Monday 15th February– Friday 19th February 2021

Where: Pan London -Virtual Delivery 

How to refer: Email Sabrina –


Get Started in Game Design (16-25)

An exciting opportunity to learn more about digital design and development within the gaming industry!

Taster Day: Wednesday 10th March

Main Programme: Monday 15th March– Friday 26th March 2021

Where: Virtual Delivery

How to refer: Email Katie –


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 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: 9th 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.




If you'd like any more information on any of these opportunities or support to make an application please speak to your social worker, PA, keyworker or Sarah (