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South Thames College Further Education Higher Education South London Learn Vocational Qualifications Learn Academic Qualifications get help advice and guidance
  • South Thames College Further Education Higher Education South London Learn Vocational Qualifications Learn Academic Qualifications get help advice and guidance
  • advice and guidance
  • Advice and guidance

Advice and support

In need of help? Come to our Advice Centre to talk to welfare, careers advisers, counsellors and to seek well-being/mental health support. All our advice services are available to you if you're a current student at South Thames College. If you're not a student, you can still get careers advice. All advice is free.

The Advice centre is at the Wandsworth campus. If you're based at Tooting, our team are there on certain days. Phone 020 8918 7777 to make an appointment through Student Services. You can also drop in. 

Mental health

If you feel that you are suffering with mental health issues, please take a look at this document which provides information on ways in which you can get support.

Welfare advice

You can talk to our welfare advisers for confidential and impartial advice as well as help with practical problems. We advise many students every year with these common issues:

  • Housing
  • Welfare benefits
  • Financial help and dealing with debt
  • Immigration
  • Childcare and health
  • Referrals to specialist community services.


Focus on problems in your personal life in a confidential and non-judgemental setting.

As you work through what's troubling you with a counsellor you'll find you have more energy to focus on your studies.

Whatever your situation we'll do our best to support you and help you complete your course successfully. There are many reasons you might want to come to us - stress, relationships, bereavement, sexuality or abuse and more.

Many of our students find counselling incredibly helpful but the decision is entirely yours -not your tutors, parents or other students.

Careers advice

Our Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance Service offers a client-centred, confidential, impartial and accessible service, delivered by professionally qualified staff. The Centre serves clients of all ages; all the advice, guidance and help that we offer is available not only to students at South Thames College, but also to potential and past students. The team is available at a daily drop-in service and appointments are also available.

Click here to download the Careers Programme Calendar at South Thames College.

South Thames College holds Open Events throughout the year; at these events, you will have the opportunity to meet tutors from all course areas, student representatives and the Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance Team.


The Careerometer provides access to a selection of data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects.

The data is organised by occupation: simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you.

More detailed information on the different job roles can be found on the National Careers Service website.

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Policy

Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance Policy (CEIAG)