South Thames College

Unemployed?

Get work-ready on a course

If you’re not currently in work, we have plenty of options to prepare you for employment and improve your CV.

Build the knowledge and experience you need to work in specific industries through apprenticeships and training for work courses. Or, if you don't know what field you want to go into yet, enrol on the Prince's Trust Team Programme or one of our adult short courses to develop confidence and essential work skills.

Professional skills short courses

Apprenticeships

If you're over 16 and unemployed, you can combine days spent at College with work-based learning on an apprenticeship. You'll earn a wage and gain a recognised qualification at the end. Many of our apprentices go on to find work within the company they were an apprentice for.

You can find an apprenticeship through the Government’s apprenticeship vacancy matching serviceIf you don't see one that's right for you, our team could help set one up for you, particularly in these areas:

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Prince's Trust Team Programme

If you're 16-25, this free 12 week programme will help you develop valuable skills for work through team activities, a community project and work placement in a field of your choice. You'll also get help with your CV, job applications and interview techniques. And, if you're claiming Job Seekers Allowance, you'll still receive this while taking the course.

Find out more and apply for the Princes Trust Team Programme.

Training for work

We work in partnership with Job Centre Plus to offer short training programmes across a range of subjects. These courses will give you practical, relevant skills in your chosen field, and you'll attend workshops on CV writing, interview techniques and searching for jobs.

These courses are open to anyone claiming job seekers' allowance and you can apply for them through your Job Centre Plus:

  • Construction
  • Hotel and catering services
  • IT
  • Security and door supervision
  • Teaching


Course and General Enquiries 020 8918 7777 info@south-thames.ac.uk