Adult Learning and Employment

ESOL classes (funded by the Big Lottery). You can call in for an assessment on Tuesday 3.30pm-4.30pm and Wednesday 5.00pm-6.00pm. No need to book a place, just turn up. For more information call us on 0207 639 7605 or email

Emergency First AidFriday 11 May 9.15am-4.15pm.  This is a one day level 3 course. The qualification covers the roles and responsibilities of the first aider and how to assess an incident, first aid skills in CPR and use of an AED, Providing first aid to a casualty who is choking, and dealing with external bleeding and hypovolaemic shock. This course is certificated and the awarding body is TQUK. The cost is £10 unwaged or £50 waged. It is essential to bring photo ID on the day – your passport, driving licence etc. 

Food Safety – Industry Standard Qualification. Friday 18 May 9.15am-4.15pm. this is a level 2 course designed to equip anyone working or planning to work in the service industries with an industry standard qualification in food safety and handling. It is an intense one day course. Topics include how to take personal responsibility for food safety, the importance of keeping clean and hygienic, the importance of keeping work areas clean and hygienic and the importance of keeping food safe. It is necessary for anyone working with food and use useful to enhance your CV. It costs £10 unwaged and £50 waged. It is essential to bring your photo (passport or driving licence). There is a short multiple choice test at the end. 

Paediatric First AidSaturday 19 May 9.00-4.30pm. This is a two day course. Once day in the classroom and one day online, working from home or in the library. The online element has to be successfully completed before the day in the classroom. It is a level 3 course qualification awarded by Pro-Training and meets the ousted requirements for childminders and all other childcare workers. There is just one rate for this – £35. It is essential to bring photo ID on the day. there is a short multiple choice test at the end. 

Safeguarding of Children and Young People – Friday 8 June 9.30am-3.15pm. This course is designed to give everyone who works with children, young people and their families an introduction to safeguarding children and young people. Those attending will gain knowledge and awareness about: legislation and guidance. the recognition of child abuse, identifying barriers to children and adults reporting their concerns; knowing how to respond and report concerns; who to contact when their is a concern and fulfilling ‘duty of care’, safe practice and keeping children and young people safe. The cost os £10 unwaged and £50 waged. 

Computer Skills Training – New Cross Gate Trust offers free high quality IT skills training to Lewisham borough residents. If you would like to learn any of the following please get in touch and register your interest. We offer: Computers for beginners, Excel, Powerpoint, online shopping and banking, using social media, staying safe online and much more. contact Liam on 07458 994 705 or email Funded by the Big Lottery. 

Employment advice and guidance – if you need help finding a job, knowing how to succeed in interviews, knowing what further skills and training you need to move forward in your career, then please contact Elisha, our employment adviser to book an appointment, Tel 07532 787 466 or email