COVID-19 rapid testing (if you don’t have symptoms)

If you can’t work from home or you’re a key worker you can now book a rapid COVID-19 test if you don’t have symptoms.


Keep Southwark Safe

Training opportunities and careers advice

If you need a little extra support to get the skills needed for a job, a range of services in Southwark can support you.

Support within your community

  • Southwark Adult Community Learning - courses for adults to improve at reading, writing, speaking English and number work, help you prepare for work and learn skills
  • Southwark Libraries - offer a range of services that support learning including learning about computers or gaining formal qualifications, we provide a range of activities and books to help you achieve your goals
  • Children’s Centres - offer a range of family support including child and family health services, advice on parenting, local childcare options and access to specialist services for families like speech therapy, healthy eating advice or help with managing money and help to find work and training
  • Start ups Libraries - a programme to help aspiring entrepreneurs turn ideas into reality
  • Southwark Works - provide personal, confidential, one-to-one support for Southwark residents looking for a job or a career change
  • Essential Digital Skills - help to brush up your computer, smartphone, tablet and online skills, for life and work

Careers advice

  • National Careers Service - advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities; NB waiting for more local details from the National Careers Service

Local colleges and training providers

A range of courses are provided by colleges based within the borough.

  • Southwark Construction Skills Centre - providing construction and employability training including Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) cards and apprenticeships
  • Lewisham College and Southwark College - provide a range of Further Education (FE) courses
  • Morley College - offers a range of adult learning courses  
  • London College of Communication - offers courses in media, design and screen, preparing students for careers in the creative industries
  • Lambeth College - provide a range of FE and adult learning courses
  • Bermondsey Community Kitchen - free training facility providing a City and Guilds Level 1 Food Preparation and Cookery Qualification and Level 2 City and Guilds Professional Cookery qualification
  • Bosco - provides training for 16-19 years olds, including apprenticeships and Supported Internships
  • UAL Creative Computing Institute - offers higher education (HE) creative computing courses and short courses, including short courses for 16-18 year olds 
  • Passmore Centre at London South Bank University offers higher level apprenticeships in a range of subjects including digital technology, healthcare assistant, nursing and construction

Page last updated: 19 October 2020

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