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Boost your career at Lambeth College... 

At Lambeth College, recently rated ‘GOOD’ by Ofsted, you can choose a course designed to help you thrive in the working world, whether you’re looking to progress, change paths, or get your career back on track. 

From a wide range of course options to inspiring apprenticeship opportunities, we’re talking real pathways to professions. Think real-world, practical learning, helping you build a diverse skill-set fit for your career goals. Your teachers will challenge you to be the best you can be, so you’ll leave us confident and focused.  

Why choose us?

  • You'll build your confidence in a diverse and inclusive community
  • Work placements are embedded on the course for full-time students making you ready for work before you've even left the college
  • You'll be based in the heart of Clapham opposite one of London’s largest, and oldest parks
  • We have established, trusted and popular programmes
  • You'll have access to brilliant student support services 
  • We're a leading provider of gateway qualifications for 14+

Exciting New Lambeth College Campus Clapham... 

Lambeth College is embarking on an ambitious journey towards a brand-new campus. Our vision for the future involves revitalising our Clapham campus to better serve our students and the wider community. This includes a phased approach, where our existing buildings will make way for a multi-million-pound modern structure designed to significantly enhance the learning experience. ​

Want to learn more about these exciting plans? Click below to visit our dedicated page, where you can find detailed information about the project and its intended outcomes for the future.

Thank you for being part of the Lambeth College community. Together, we're building a brighter future for all.

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We offer a range of courses from full time to part time and distant learning

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Courses at Lambeth College

14-16 Year Olds More about this subject

Are you seeking additional enrichment to your current offer or an alternative to school? 

14-16 Year Olds courses
at Lambeth College

Beautician courses taught by expert tutors at Lambeth College...

Comprising of a state-of-the-art beauty salon;  nail technology salon, and a fully-equipped makeup studio, you will learn to become an expert in your chosen field while performing real treatments on real clients.

ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages More about this subject

All are welcome to improve their English at South Bank Colleges

Learning English with us will improve your communication skills, and can help you to gain work or progress to further study.

ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages courses
at Lambeth College
Early Years and Teaching More about this subject

Explore our wide range of Early Years courses delivered at Lambeth College...

All of our courses are fully-accredited by the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education (CACHE), the UK's leading provider of vocational qualifications for those working in early years education, childcare, and health and social care.


Lambeth College is offering four different study programmes that focus on improving English, maths and employability skills

At first glance, English can seem like a confusing and complicated language. Do you use theretheir, or they’re; is it youryou’re, or yore; and what’s the difference between its and it’s. And that’s before we even get to the homophones – those words that are spelt (or spelled) differently but pronounced the same – like stare/stair, aisle/isle, and suite/sweet.

Yes, the English language can be complicated, but here at Lambeth College, we teach it simply.

Whether you’re looking to advance to further study, land your perfect job, or just improve your English skills for everyday life, we have a wide range of English qualifications and courses, specifically designed to aid adult learners. With seven levels available - from Entry Level 2 Functional Skills, all the way up to GCSE English – we’ll help you find the perfect level to match your current skills and future ambitions.

So, if you’re looking to take your first step towards your perfect career, return to education, or just make more sense of the words you read and hear every day; you’re just one step away from gaining a nationally-recognised qualification with Lambeth College.

And don’t worry, not even our expert tutors think the word yacht makes any sense.

If, following the outcome of your assessment, you are not quite ready for Functional Skills at a specific level, we will be able to offer you an alternative course at the same level, which has no exam, and this will enable you to develop your skills to then progress onto Functional Skills. These courses are available at every level (except Entry 1) and are RARPA courses (Recognising And Recording Progress and Achievement). Your course will be tailored to you and your progress will be monitored with an Individual learning plan, you will also receive a certificate of achievement at the end of the course.

The levels we offer are:

  • Adult Entry 1 Edexcel Functional Skills English
  • Adult Entry 2 Edexcel Functional Skills English
  • Adult Entry 3 Edexcel Functional Skills English
  • Adult Level 1 Edexcel Functional Skills English
  • Adult Level 2 Edexcel Functional Skills English
  • Adult GCSE English (AQA)

Please click on the Functional Skills or GCSE course link at the top of the page to apply, and secure your place.

How the GCSE English Mentoring Programme is making a difference for students.

Hospitality and Catering More about this subject

Elevate Your Patisserie Mastery at South Bank Colleges

South Bank Colleges' Level 2 Certificate and Level 3 Diploma in Professional Patisserie and Confectionery will take you on a journey of culinary artistry and professional excellence. Our students now have the unique opportunity to train in the cutting-edge National Bakery School, a world-class facility located at London South Bank University’s Elephant & Castle Campus.

Modern Bakery Rooms

You will improve your abilities in modern bakery rooms outfitted with the most recent proving ovens, baking ovens, mixers, and work benches. These industry-standard surroundings are ideal for practicing and perfecting your techniques.

Specialised Pastry Equipment

With pastry brakes, specialist equipment made for working and fine-tuning the thickness of pastry dough, you can master the art of pastry creation. Get practical expertise utilising the same kind of equipment that top bakeries use all over the world.

Chocolate and Confectionery Rooms

Explore the delicate world of chocolate and confectionery in dedicated practical study rooms. Equipped with precise tempering machines, these spaces ensure you master the intricate art of chocolate work, maintaining the perfect temperature for handling and crafting exquisite creations.

Confectionery and Decorative Technique Studios

Unleash your artistic flair in specialised rooms designed for confectionery production and the creation of intricate gateaux and decorative elements. Develop your eye for detail and produce visually stunning desserts that captivate the senses.

Innovative Learning Spaces

Complement your practical training with compelling theoretical classes in the school's cutting-edge multimedia lecture theatre, which promotes an immersive and participatory learning environment.

Through this innovative facility-sharing partnership, you'll embark on a journey that blends traditional craftsmanship with modern technology, preparing you for a future at the forefront of the culinary arts. Embrace a holistic approach to patisserie education, mastering fundamental techniques while pushing the boundaries of artistry and innovation in baking. Unlock your passion, refine your skills, and elevate your career in an environment that nurtures excellence, creativity, and professional growth. Join us at South Bank Colleges, where the art of patisserie meets the cutting edge of culinary education.

Inclusive Learning More about this subject

Learn new skills with an EHCP Plan at South Bank Colleges

Students will have individual goals set according to their specific subject, with learning targets regularly evaluated. Parents/carers are invited to attend termly review meetings and annual reviews with relevant professionals.

Inclusive Learning courses
at Lambeth College

Whether you’re budgeting for your weekly shop; making sure you’re paying the right amount of tax; or just working out how long you’ve got until your favourite programme starts; Maths is all around you, and affects every part of your daily routine.

Maths courses
at Lambeth College
Online Learning More about this subject

Gain an online qualification in the comfort of your own home

This provides you with a quality alternative to traditional study and gives you the opportunity to fulfil your career aspirations, be that to start on the path to a new career, up-skill for your existing job, or to retrain in something completely new.


Learn from fully-qualified sports instructors at South Bank Colleges

With our on-site sports facilities, fully-qualified sports instructors and expert tutors, and our highly-successful sports teams, we have the perfect environment for you to learn about the sports industry.

Travel and Tourism More about this subject

Build a successful, exciting and rewarding career in Travel and Tourism at South Bank Colleges

Whether you are interested in European and long-haul travel, UK-based tourism and visitor attractions, hospitality operations and working as a holiday representative, or want to get involved with the business, retail, and marketing sector of the industry, we will arm you with the knowledge and skills to achieve your goals.

Chrystabel, Hospitality and Catering student says...

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The Hospitality and Catering course at Lambeth College has allowed me to really explore my passion which is cooking. My tutors are very supportive and I enjoy my classes. We get to attend live demonstrations and so much more

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