English and Maths Courses
courses for 16-18 year olds
We’ve got lots of courses and plenty of support available to help you make the move from school to college. There’s more choice than you might be used to at school - from business to music technology and hair and beauty to construction.
We prepare you for working life with practical skills too. You do this by studying in real working conditions like those in our hair and beauty salons, radio and tv recording studios and modern kitchens. Whatever course you opt for you’ll end up with a qualification to take onto university or work.
Working with Employers
Our dedicated business team works with employers to train their workforce, which can help grow the business at minimum cost. We've already established ventures with industry from local hair salons to regional companies like Crossrail and international businesses such as 3M.
Our Team can:
- Provide flexible work-related training to your staff
- Design and deliver courses tailored to your business
- Help you tap government initiatives and funding set up specifically to invest in workforce skills
- Get you access to our business and conference services.
Our Vocational Qualifications
- Health and Social Care
- Team Leading and Management
- Children and Young People Workforce
- Business and Administration
- Hospitality and Catering
- Facilities (including Management, Security and Cleaning - BICS)
- Construction and engineering
- Civil enforcement
- Customer service
Looking to Improve Your Team's Skills?
We can help. Come to us for advice and support about the best way to access specific skills training and to find out if government funding is available.
Workforce Training and how to Increase Your Earning Potential
Find out more about our workforce training and how we can help you to increase your earning potential in our feature on pages 22-23 of Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce's Business Connexions magazine below:
Courses for 19+
Whether you want to get back into education, improve your skills for work, or pick up a new skill for fun and make new friends, we have something for you. Our courses include evening and day workshops, as well as longer courses.
Short courses for adults:
Access to higher education:
Work skills and professional development:
HNC, HND and Degree courses
Access to Higher Education
Access courses are a great route into university or work. As well as learning all about your specialist subject and IT, you'll work on your study and communication skills to prepare you for higher education. We have a dedicated team of education advisers and we'll give you lots of help you with your UCAS application - giving you the best chance of securing the university of your choice.
We offer Access courses in the following subjects:
If you're not quite ready for a full Access course yet, have a look at the following courses:
- Extended Certificate in Skills for Further Study in Humanities and Social Science
- Extended Certificate in Skills for Professions in the Creative & Digital Industries
- OCNLR Level 2 Certificate/Extended Certificate in Skills for Further Study in Health and Human Sciences
Transfer of study into, or out of, South Thames Colleges Group
There are occasions when students will wish to transfer their study to another HE provider, for example as a result of a move of home necessitating a student to transfer to a different HE provider to study a similar course, or a student wishing to change direction of study and transfer to a different course within the College Group.
For those studying with a college in the South Thames Colleges Group and considering transferring their study out to another HE provider please ask for guidance from your personal tutor who will be able to explain the process for transferring relevant achievement (credit) on your current course to another.
Get funding for your Access course
Did you know you can take out an Advanced Learner Loan to pay for your Access fees? And if you complete a Higher Education course afterwards, your Advanced Learner Loan repayments will be completely written off.
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 will 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.
Many of our students find counselling incredibly helpful but the decision is entirely yours -not your tutors, parents or other students.
You can arrange to see a counsellor at the Advice Centre or reception at your campus.
We have specialist teaching and support teams to work with young people and adults with a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities. Our facilities are adapted to provide access to everyone.
Depending on your circumstances, you could get Government grants or other financial support. For example the Disabled Students’ Allowance if you’re on a university-level course. Find out what’s available on our Financial Support page, or ask the Learner Support Team.
Facilities and campus
Our professional-standard teaching facilities and technology are purpose-built for your subject. This will make your studies with us exciting, fun and as close as possible to what you'd experience in a real, working environment.
Please note our facilities are spread across our campuses and vary accordingly. To find out where your course is running, view our courses by campus page.