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If you are currently unemployed or looking for work, develop new skills and gain new qualifications with our range of free courses.

With our online courses, you will obtain an accredited qualification, gaining valuable skills and knowledge that will safeguard your future.

Learners will have to undertake an initial assessment to ascertain their current academic level in order to allocate any additional assistance that may be needed to achieve their chosen course. Assessments usually take place on a weekly basis at the East Ham Campus.

All courses listed below have a minimum age requirement of 19 for enrolment purposes, except apprenticeships which have a minimum age requirement of 16.

Certain courses or programmes have other specific eligibility criteria (unemployed and/or economically inactive, academic achievement, etc.) and these will be discussed with learners at assessment. Start dates are approximate where included, but all courses are usually dependent upon the number of enrolments per class.

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Online courses

Classroom delivery

These courses are aimed at students 19+. Click on the links below to apply.

Steps to Enterprise

Steps to Enterprise focuses on self-employment and business start-up support and runs for 3 weeks. There will be taster sessions in October 2020 with the first set of classes starting in November 2020. There will be further classes in January 2021, April 2021 and May 2021.

Work Focus with IT

This course gives you the tools to help you find your next job: job-seeking using computers, creating a CV, emails, social media, etc. The course runs for 2 weeks with start dates in September 2020, April 2021 and May 2021.

Work Awareness (Entry Level 3)

This short course offers the learner practical job-seeking support and runs for 1 week. Courses begin in January 2021, April 2021 and May 2021.

ESOL Employability (Entry Level 1, 2 and 3)

This is an employability course aimed at ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) learners and runs for 11-12 weeks. Start dates: September 2020, November 2020, January 2021, February 2021, April 2021, and May 2021.

Get into Healthcare programme

These courses have been specifically chosen to provide a wide range of skills from across the health and care sectors to ensure that learners are able to gain the knowledge, qualifications and connections in order to help them achieve success in their chosen career path.

Some courses are available both as online and classroom-based learning in order to provide the most convenient and accessible experiences as well as utilising developments in learning technology that allows learners to study in their own time and environment. The majority of courses are available as online only.

Learners will need to meet IT equipment/internet accessibility criteria to be able to undertake online courses. In certain circumstances, Newham College may be able to assist learners with loans of suitable IT equipment in order for them to participate. Please mention IT/internet accessibility when enquiring.

All courses listed are at Level 2 unless otherwise shown. In addition to the courses listed below, learners will also have the opportunity to gain Functional Skills certificates in English, Maths and ICT depending upon their individual needs.

Learners need to be aged 19+ and unemployed/economically inactive.

The full list of available courses can be accessed on the Get into Healthcare website.

Apprenticeship programmes

Our Apprenticeship programmes are open to learners age 16 and above. There is no upper age limit.

Apprenticeship programmes are currently available in the following career areas and we will add to our existing offering as we seek out suitable apprenticeship opportunities for our learners.

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Whether you need to upskill, improve your marketability or seek new opportunities, now is the ideal time to start a course with Newham College.

Need further information? Complete the enquiry form and one of our team will be in touch to discuss your options.

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