2 Nov 2020 Part Time DayWandsworth
4 Jan 2021 Full TimeWandsworth
19 Apr 2021 Part Time DayWandsworth
DIY and Home Improvements
A chance to pick up the skills and knowledge to carry out a range of basic construction tasks such as painting and decorating, joinery and plastering. This course will give you the necessary skills to work on a construction site and be useful from day one. You'll visit trade shows and site visits to help you understand what it'll be like to work on a real construction site. If you complete the course successfully, you'll leave the course with a CSCS card meaning you can work on a building site. You'll also work towards a PASMA certificate to give you training in building towers for working at heights. We have a close relationship with Wandsworth Council to keep awareness of the local jobs market and the opportunities available to you. Our top performing students will also have the opportunity to do work experience with a local company.
A range of practical assessments in each area of work.
Three GCSEs grade A*-E/9-2 including English and maths grade 2/E; OR other related qualifications and experience.
There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).
Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.
Move on to one of our Level 2 courses or look for work on a site.
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.
Fee reductions for adult short courses
|Cost of course by campus|
|Students who are:||Wandsworth||Tooting||Merton|
|Receiving income-based benefits||£40*||£40*||50% discount**|
|Aged 60 or over||
* There is no reduction for courses costing less than £40
** Non-accredited courses only (courses that don't lead to a certificate or qualification)
Come to Student Services at any of our campuses with payment and proof of your age or benefit status.
Accepted proof of age:
Accepted proof of benefits:
There are no discounts available for any of our CELTA courses. To find out more about CELTA email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You might be able to get a discount on some courses if:
If you're on income-based benefit. It's usually £37 each term. You may have to pay for materials on some courses. There is no College registration fee for leisure courses.
You don't have to pay tuition or exam costs but you may have to pay for materials on some courses.
You will have to pay tuition and exam costs and you may have to pay for materials on some courses.
You don't have to pay tuition or exam costs but you may have to pay for materials on some courses. Please note that JSA signing on books are not accepted as proof of benefits for a reduced fee.
You may get a discount depending on the type or level of education you've done already. You may have to pay for materials on some courses.
If you are taking a Level 3 or 4 course, you may be able to get a government loan to cover your course. Find out more here.
There is a College registration fee of £30 but only if you are on a qualification course that is not 'full cost'. You don't pay it if you're 18 or younger or on Active Benefits.
Apply for CELTA courses using the application form here. If you're applying for the CELTA taster day you'll need to follow the steps below to enrol.
You can enrol anytime between now and the start of your course using our enrolment form.
In person: Bring your completed form to any of our centres Monday to Thursday: 8.45am-7.00pm (10-4 during College holidays) Friday: 8.45am-4.00pm or Saturday 9.00am-1.00pm with:
By post (only if paying full fee): Send the enrolment form with a cheque or the credit card information completed to:
College Enquiry Unit, South Thames College, Merton Campus, FREEPOST CN2701, London Road, Morden Surrey, SM4 5QX
Please do not send cash in the post. Cheques should be made payable to: South Thames College Corporation. Please note we don't accept Electron or American Express cards.
By phone (only if paying full fee): Call us Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm on 020 8918 7777 with your credit or debit card to hand. You will soon be able to pay online too.
If you're 19 or older at the start of this course and you've lived in the UK for 3 or more years, you could get a loan to help with your tuition fees. It's not means-tested, and you won't need to pay it back until you've finished your course and earn over £21,000 a year.
If you get an Advanced Learner Loan to study an Access course then go on to complete a HE course, your loan repayments will be wiped off.
The amount you'll receive depends on the course and tuition fees. The minimum is £300.
How to apply
You can apply for this loan once you've got a place on the course. After you've accepted your place we'll send you a learning and funding information letter which you need to complete your loan application. You can do this online on the gov.uk website.
For full details about the loan and eligibility, see the UK government website.