What’s Happening at Besson St?

Spring flowers at Besson Street gardens, New Cross Gate
Spring flowers at Besson Street

These are the dates we expect our services will resume. Please note dates may change.

Stay & Play Sessions – starting Monday 12 April.
Our first two weeks of Stay & Play are now full. We have more places available from Monday 26 April and you can see a list of what’s available here. Sessions will take place on Monday morning, Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoon.

ESOL Classes (English for speakers of other languages) -starting Monday 12 April
We are offering blended courses, that means some face-to-face classes and some online classes. We offer pre-entry, E1, E2 & E3/level 1. Our ESOL classes are free and are funded with a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund. Call on 0207 639 7605.

Gardening Club – starting Monday 12 April
There are four gardening clubs every week Monday 1pm to 3pm; Wednesday 12 noon to 2 pm; Friday 12 noon to 2pm & Saturday 12.00 noon to 1 pm. As always volunteers are very welcome. Call Jill on 0207 639 7605 for more information.

Ukulele Classes – starting Tuesday 13 April
Term time from 3.45pm to 5.15pm. These classes take place at Besson Street Community Garden – still only £1 per session. Call us now to find out more.

Employment Support and Advice
Continual support offered with job searching, applications and interview skills by phone and Zoom. Please email elisha.mcqueen@nxgtrust.org.uk to book an appointment

Mindfulness – A six-week course starting April
For more details please call Jill on 0207 639 7605 or visit our events pages.

Sew You Need to Get Out More – starting Monday 10 May 11.00 am to 12.00 and 12.15 pm to 1.15 pm
Our sewing classes for anyone interested in learning patchwork, applique skills and meeting new people. The classes take place every Monday during term time and they are free. You will need to book a place on this course by calling 020 7639 7605.

Personalised IT Training – continual service
We offer an excellent online IT training that is customised to meet individual learning needs. Our tutor will work with you to set up Zoom and from there on support you with your IT needs. Call 0207 639 7605 for more information.

Debt and Money Advice Service – call us now on 020 7639 7605 for more information on this new free and confidential service.

Adult Learning Courses

Improve your CV, get your work related qualifications up-to-date – all course will be covid secure. We are happy to do a deal for anyone wanting more than one course. Please bring some photo ID with you on the day of your course.

All courses cost £10 unwaged & £50 waged, except for Paediatric First Aid which is £35. Call 020 7639 7605 or click links below to find out more.

Emergency First Aid – Fri 21 May 9.30 am to 4.00 pm – level 3 – nationally recognised qualification covering CPR, serious bleeds, choking, hypovolaemic shock. Sign up.

Paediatric First Aid – Sat 15 May 9.30 am – 5.00 pm – this is a two-day course, one day online and one day in the classroom. Ofsted recognised course covering all the requirements for childminders and schools.
Cost: £35.00

Safeguarding Children & Young People – Fri 11 June 9.30 am – 3.00pm – taught at level 2 – for anyone who works with children in a paid or voluntary capacity. Sign up.

Food Safety (industry standard) – Fri 07 May – 9.15 am – 4.00 pm – level 2 course for anyone working in hospitality or handling food. Sign up.

Fire Safety – workplace marshall training – Fri 25 June 9.30 am – 4.00pm – level 2 course – this is a good qualifications for your CV. Sign up.

Customer Service – Fri 18 June – 9.30 am to 4.00 pm – level 2 – an excellent qualification for any front facing job dealing with the public. Sign up.

Find more courses here.