Adult Learning, Employment and Support – spring 2023

Weekly sessions

ESOL classes (funded by City Bridge Trust). You can call in for an assessment on Tuesday 3.00 pm and Wednesday at 6.00pm. No need to book an appointment, just turn up. For more information call us on 0207 639 7605 or email

Digital Skills and CV support – 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 020 7639 7605 or email 

Support, help and self-advocacy  – We offer personalised support and information to any resident experiencing a problem affecting their well-being. This could include benefit support, liaising with landlords, PIP forms, preparing for interviews and much more. Contact 020 7639 7605  or email

Peer support group -this group meets once a week on Wednesday evenings and is for anyone finding daily life challenging and feeling their mental-health and well-being suffering. Come and share your thoughts and experiences or just listen in supportive company. All welcome over 18. Places must be booked:  call 020 7639 7605 or email

Day courses

Emergency First AidNext date in May 2023.  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 17 February 2023 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. Book in advance via Eventbrite:

Paediatric First AidSaturday 04 March 2023 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. Book in advance via Eventbrite:

Fire Safety Workplace Marshall TrainingFriday 03 March 2023 9.15-4.15pm. Level 2 certificate accredited by Highfield. This qualification is ideal for anyone looking to boost their CV or needing to learn about managing emergency fire situations. It costs £10 unwages and £50 unwaged. Book in advance via Eventbrite:

Safeguarding of Children and Young People – Next date in May 2023. 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 is £10 unwaged and £50 waged.