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Fast-Track to University

More than just developing your subject-specific knowledge and skills, these one-year, full-time courses fully prepare you for higher-level study by teaching you the skills you will need at university and give you the confidence and experience to fulfil your academic ambitions. Our tailor made Access courses map directly to degree courses at LSBU. If you are looking for clear path to our partner university then these are the perfect option.

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Art & Design

At South Bank Colleges, Clapham Centre, we offer some of the best Art and Design courses in London. You can study courses starting at Level 1 Diploma in Art, Design and Media through to Level 3. You will have access to a wide range of facilities such as ceramics, screen printing, sculpture, fine art, wood and metal work giving you skills that enable you to progress onto the next level, into work or into higher education in a subject of your choice. 

Key Facts

  • Students exhibit their Final Major Project to parents and external visitors.
  • Many students progress to top universities and art schools. Our HE partner, London South Bank University, has excellent programmes to choose from.
  • Students can access brand-new facilities for graphics, photography, 3D design, animation and media at our multi-million-pound campus in Nine Elms.

Performing Arts

London is home to West End and local theatres, one of which will be where many of your classes will take place just a short walk from the college.  You will be exposed to a real theatre environment as well as a college environment. 

Key Facts

  • You will be surrounded by performance, music, theatre and drama at every turn, getting a real-life experience having classes in a local theatre. Whatever role you choose, whether it be behind the scenes or centre stage, we will equip you with the skills and attributes to kick-start a career in this exciting industry.
  • You will benefit from being taught by teachers who have a wealth of knowledge and experience from working professionally in the field. You will be performing in a wide range of sketches and plays that will be presented to parents, college staff, local schools and external visitors either in our own college theatre, in a local theatre or in schools.  You will work with and learn from practitioners and experienced professionals on our dynamic courses.
  • Our performing arts courses are accredited by University of the Arts London. We also work collaboratively with other universities and colleges to ensure we develop and award the best possible, specialist qualifications. Our courses are designed to develop your skills and equip you to progress to a specialist vocational school or university or enter the profession as an actor, dancer or musical theatre performer.
  • You will need to be passionate and dedicated, resilient and hard-working. As well as developing your performance techniques, you will have the opportunity to develop skills through relevant work experience and be involved in a number of public performances, at our college theatre and external venues.

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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.

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You will learn how to liaise with key partners and stakeholders and study the all-important functions that make businesses a success.

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Learn from IT industry-professional expert tutors at London South Bank Technical College...

Taught at our new state-of-the-art facilities by a team of industry-professional expert tutors, our IT courses will allow you to deepen your knowledge and skills in the everchanging industry of Computing and IT.

Studying at London South Bank Technical College will give you complete access to our technologically advanced computing labs with brand new hi-tech computing equipment. 

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Gain hands on experience at London South Bank Technical College...

Construction is a dynamic and expanding sector, with many exciting and rewarding careers on offer. With all construction courses delivered at our revolutionary Nine Elms Campus, in London’s buzzing Zone 1, you will have access to expert tutors, you will learn in industry-standard facilities, you will gain hands-on experience in all aspects of construction from Bricklaying and Plumbing to Maintenance Operations and Carpentry. 

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Kickstart the journey into a career in Counselling at Lambeth College...

All of our counselling courses are fully-accredited by the CPCAB (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body), a UK-based awarding body that is managed by professional counsellors, trainers and supervisors. The CPCAB are the only awarding body in Europe to specialise in the field of counselling.

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Learn in dynamic new art labs at London South Bank Technical College...

Our highly progressive and dynamic art and media courses will allow you to explore and develop every inch of your creative abilities. You will learn and work in impressive new art labs where your friends will become your coworkers and the classroom becomes a reflection of real industry work.

Upon successful completion of these courses, our students have progressed to working with organisations such as Tate Modern, King’s College, Goldsmiths, Central St Martin’s, Camberwell School of Art, Imperial War Museum, Channel 4, The BBC, The Daily Telegraph, Sky Sports News, Rambert Dance, Young Vic Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company.

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Gain hands-on experience in our technologically advanced dental labs at London South Bank Technical College...

Successful completion of our dental courses at our new Nine Elms Campus will be the catalyst into a gleaming career. So, if this is what you want to achieve, then get complete hands-on experience in our technologically advanced dental labs

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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.

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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.

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Break into the dynamic industry of Engineering with a course delivered at London South Bank Technical College...

Engineering offers a variety of career prospects in some of today’s most exciting and dynamic industries. At our new states-of-the-arts campus, you'll be able to study a range of progressive engineering programmes including robotics. 

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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.

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

We Have Courses Starting Now and in February

Is this course for you?

All of the programmes have the following:

• Certificate in Employability as the main aim.
• English and maths (see below for levels).
• Award in Introduction to the learning environment – this will help you to adapt quickly to college life.
• Learning Development Coach (LDC) sessions – these will support you with the pastoral side of college.

In order to offer you a place on the correct programme, we need to know what qualifications you have achieved in English and maths. If you do not have any qualifications - that is fine, we will conduct an initial assessment (see Apply Now) to see what level of English and/or maths you should  be working at – we will then be able to advise which programme would be the best one for you to enrol on.

The four different programmes are:

September start offers Functional Skills English and maths at E2 or E3, plus the following additional short courses:

• Award in Introduction to British Values.
• Award in Digital Skills.
• Internet Safety for IT users (optional).

November start (Option A): English and maths at GCSE level.

November start (Option B) offers Functional Skills English and maths at E3 or L1 plus:

• Award in Digital Skills.

January start offers Functional Skills English and maths at E3 or L1, plus:

• Award in Digital Skills.

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What will you gain from the qualifications?

Certificate in Employability:

As the main aim of the programme is to increase employability skills, this course will help you to overcome barriers that are preventing you from getting work, learn new skills and knowledge in the area of employability. Modules that you will cover include:

• Action Planning to Improve Performance.
• Applying for jobs and courses.
• Preparing for and taking part in an interview.
• Building confidence and self-esteem.
• Induction to work.
• Using ICT in the workplace.
• Dealing with problems at work.

Award Introduction to the Learning Environment:

This short course is in all of the programmes. It will help you to adapt to studying in a college environment. You will gain understanding of health and safety in college, know who will support you, what your responsibilities are, and how to study and learn effectively.

What you will gain in English:

This will depend on the level of study, but you will be able to work towards achieving either a Functional Skills qualification or a GCSE (November start only). Regardless of level, you will develop:

• Increased confidence and ability to speak in front of others, give presentations and to take part in conversations on different topics.
• Improved reading skills, skimming and scanning techniques, gaining the gist of a piece of text and ‘reading between the lines’.
• Improved spelling and writing skills for a variety of different purposes, e.g. emails, report writing, letter writing.

What you will gain in maths:

This will depend on the level of study, but you will be able to work towards achieving either a Functional Skills qualification or a GCSE (November start only). Regardless of level, you will develop:

• General number skills and where appropriate, learn new method.
• Problem solving skills.
• How to use estimation and check work effectively.
• Work with metric measures.
• Read and interpret data in charts, graphs and tables.

There are also some additional qualifications alongside the Functional Skills programmes:

Digital Skills will enable you to gain some basic computer skills as well as focusing on how to use digital photography, music or social media.

Introduction to British Values will help you to understand the meaning of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance.

Internet Safety (optional) will help you to understand the potential risks and threats when online, how you can use preventative measures to safeguard yourself and others, how to maintain data security and protect systems and devices and how to use safe practice guidelines and procedures.

What do the programmes entail?

• Attendance at initial assessment/interview session.
• Attendance at all lessons (100% attendance required – poor attendance during the first 6 weeks without good reason may lead to you losing your place on the programme).
• Self-directed study.
• Completion of all exams on the programme that you have enrolled on.

Entry Criteria

Applicants must be willing to focus on improving English, maths skills and work toward completing and achieving qualifications for all aspects of the programme.

The appropriate level for your course will be dependent on your previous qualifications, or the outcome of your initial assessment, as for English and maths, you should be studying at a level higher than you have already achieved.

You must be 16-18 years of age (or 19-24 years WITH and EHCP plan – this must be declared at assessment/interview stage).

Eligibility

• Passport or any document to show your residency status if you are not a British citizen or have not lived in the UK for 3 years.

Do I have to pay for the course?

• There are no course fees attached to this course, this is provided free of charge as long as you meet our eligibility and entry criteria.

Start Dates Available:

September, November and January – see above for the levels offered for each start date.

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Employers are now demanding candidates to show good literacy and numeracy skills and Lambeth College will help you achieve this. Join us to complete the course designed to help you gain the necessary skills to further your career or progress on to higher level courses. 

Note: These courses are free for 19+ year olds who do not already hold grade C/4 or above at GCSE in English and maths.

Courses range from Entry 1 to Level 2: Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3, Level 1, Level 2 and GCSE.

What do we offer?

  • Smaller size class groups
  • Additional support outside the classroom
  • Access to a range of online platforms for independent learning
  • Face to face and online courses
  • Additional offer of Digital Skills qualification to improve IT skills
  • Choice of day and evening courses
  • Saturday courses at Brixton campus

For further information, please drop in to our Clapham campus or contact Tatiana Correia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your contact details including phone number and course interest.

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More than just developing your subject-specific knowledge and skills, our fast-track courses will fully prepare you for higher-level study by teaching you the skills you will need at university and giving you the confidence and experience to fulfill your academic ambitions. Our tailor-made Access to HE courses and Level 4s map directly to degree courses at LSBU.

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Break into the Health and Social Care sector on a Level 1-3 course

We are here to help you acquire the right skills and training to be suitably qualified to care for children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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The Higher Development Award (HDA) programme is designed to help personal development for clinical and non-clinical support staff to progress their careers or remain in their current role.

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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.

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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.

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Level 4: Fast-track into year 2 of university, or get straight to work

More than just developing your subject-specific knowledge and skills, these one-year, full-time courses fully prepare you for higher-level study by teaching you the skills you will need at university and give you the confidence and experience to fulfil your academic ambitions. Our high-quality Level 4 programmes map directly to degree courses at LSBU. Successful completion of a relevant Level 4 course will guarantee you a year-2 undergraduate place at London South Bank University. If you are looking for clear path to our partner university then these are the perfect option.

Explore the innovation of tech-forward labs and industry-led masterclasses at our Nine Elms campus, gaining skills directly applicable to careers with local and beyond employers.

Whether starting fresh, levelling up, or shifting directions, Level 4 courses and HTQs at LSBTC are your pathway to becoming highly-skilled and sought after in the competitive job market. Discover more about these opportunities and how you can start shaping your future today.

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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.

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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.

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Learn to thrive with Science courses at London South Bank Technical College

Science demands the ability to interpret, use and evaluate data, put together reasoned arguments, question assumptions and so much more. You will be able to do all this and more at our new Nine Elms Campus, where all science courses will be delivered. 

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

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Are you 16-18? Improve your general skills on a tailored programme at South Bank Colleges

These programmes help build your confidence, improve your wellbeing, enable you to gain new skills and enhance your employment prospects.

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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.

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Ready to get involved? The Next Level Qualification:  T Levels

T Levels will prepare students for entry into skilled employment, an apprenticeship or related technical study through further or higher education. The courses are designed to offer knowledge-based learning at our brand new college, LSBTC and on-the job experience through an industry placement of 45 days (315 hours). T Level students will spend 80% of the course in their learning environment, gaining the skills that employers need. The other 20% in a meaningful industry placement, where they put these skills into action.

Studying a T Level gives you a technical alternative to A Levels and will help you to get a skilled job. T Levels will provide a mixture of:

  • Knowledge based learning and practical skills specific to chosen industry or occupation
  • An industry placement of at least 45 days (315 hours) in chosen industry or occupation
  • Relevant digital skills as well as  English and maths
  • Common workplace skills

T Level Transition Programme 

Think you might like to do a T Level, but need more time to get ready? The T Level Transition Programme will help you develop your skills and prepare you for the next level. It’s a one-year post-GCSE course designed to get you T Level ready. It will give you relevant knowledge, practical and study skills, work experience and support tailored to you and your chosen T Level subject area.

You can expect to:

  • Gain technical knowledge and practical skills relevant to your chosen T Level subject area
  • Get ready for your T Level with industry work experience and preparation
  • Develop industry-relevant English and maths skills, and digital skills
  • Benefit from focused individual support and personal development
  • Plan the right next step for you – and get the skills to succeed when you get there

What’s different about the T Level Transition Programme?

The T Level Transition Programme is purposely designed to give you the best chance of progressing onto your chosen T Level – and successfully completing it. It’s been developed with leading employers, schools and colleges who have provided their unique understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours that you will need for your next step, and that industry employers look for in future employees.

What subjects can I study?

There is a T Level Transition Programme to prepare you for each T Level subject area. You’ll learn about the different T Levels within this subject area and their career opportunities, so that you can decide on the right T Level for you.

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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.

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