Employment Events, Career Fairs and Employability courses

Events and Career Fairs

Event Borough Summary Date Location
South London Integration Hub Communities of Practice All The South London Integration Hub (delivered by the South London Partnership) are delighted to invite you to the South London Integration Hub’s Community of Practice and hope you can attend this one-hour online session. There is a lot of skills and employment support in South London, with mapping by the Integration Hub finding over 400 named organisations and practitioners with some involvement in Skills and Employment. There is a desire from colleagues (as demonstrated through Local Skills Improvement Plan engagement) to share skills and see where we can work better together, making the system easier to navigate and working in the best interests of our residents. If you would like to attend the February Skills and Employment Community of Practice register here – https://forms.office.com/e/PjcX09hc1g

Employment and Skills COP: 28th January 2024 9.30-12.00

Housing Associations COP: 20th February 2024    3.30-4.30

Employment and Skills COP:

In Person TBC   

Housing Association COPs:


Changing Careers with Confidence All Considering a career change, but uncertainty holds you back? Join a free webinar, Changing Careers with Confidence, hosted by Pitman Training’s with Career Coach Amy Wesson.
In this session you will learn how to:
Build your understanding of your new career
Identify transferrable skills
Find ways to build practical experience

8th January 2024

12:00 – 12:45

Online – Register here
StartUp Croydon Creative Community Skills All Creative Community Skills supports Londoners to understand, identify and access adult education courses and training to develop their skills and their business. The project will provide:
outreach webinars and events to inform you about the project and introduce you to initiatives to help support you
an individual 1-1 session to find out more about your aspirations, your current levels of skills and qualifications and help you identify the most appropriate training courses including numeracy courses
follow up 1-1 sessions to support you further where possible
For further details and to book a 1-1 session register on their website.
Various Online – Register here
Becoming a Numeracy Champion All A CPD accredited course to become a numeracy champion. Numeracy Champions don’t teach maths! Instead, we train the Numeracy Champions to have the tools needed to mentor those they are supporting who have low numeracy skills, and signpost them onto taking the first steps in improving their skills.
It’s a fully funded programme, so there is no cost for London organisations to join.
Various dates in January and February 2024 Online – Register here
Women Into Work Jobs Fair  All Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with an exciting variety of London Living Wage employers from a range of sectors and will also be offered free 1-to-1 Career Coaching from our expert Coaches, that will be sure to leave attendees feeling confident about the next steps for their journey back into employment. Attendees can book onto the event directly using THIS LINK. If you would like to refer a group of clients or bring a group along with you on the day, there’s no need to register via Eventbrite – please email at anna.yaffe@smartworks.org.uk with the names of those attending. 1st February 2024 10am to 2pm

Croydon Town Hall,

Katharine St.,



Employability Courses

Employability Course Borough Summary Date Location
The Prince’s Trust Team Journey All Gain new skills, take a qualification and meet new people on The Prince’s Trusts 12-week personal development programme for 16-25 year olds. January 2024 Various
LLC Digital and Creative Study Programmes  All London Learning Consortium presents brand-new fully funded Study Programmes tailored specifically for learners aged 16-18 (or up to 24 with an EHCP).
Study Programmes consist of:
Main Technical and Professional Qualification: this is the vocational work-related pathway. Sectors include:
Games Development and Digital Media
Coding and Cyber Security
Digital Marketing and Business Enterprise
English GCSE/Functional Skills
Maths GCSE/Functional Skills
Employability Skills
Personal and Professional Development
Places for this year start 18 September but young people can join the programme at any point during the first half term – see website for more information and to apply. London
Free Professional Development / Adult Education Courses  All Explore the many courses offered by South Thames Colleges Group in a wide range of subject areas – courses that are delivered both face-to-face and online. Various London
Learn English in Merton  All Assessment and advice sessions are currently taking place for Learn English in Merton at locations in Mitcham and Wimbledon. Various Merton
London Learning Consortium courses  All

The following LLC courses are currently available – for referrals and further information contact: info@londonlc.org.uk | 0208 774 4040

Gateway To Wellbeing
Routes to Learn
L2 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
L1 Certificate in IT User Skills
L2 Award for Learning Support Practitioners
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health
Level 2 Award in Customer Service for Health and Social Care Settings
Level 2 Certificate for Transition to Working in Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism
Working in Construction & Warehousing (Includes CSCS Labourer’s Green Card)
English for Speakers of Other Languages
Functional Skills Maths
Functional Skills English
Sports Coaching Traineeship Programme
Construction Traineeship Programme
Step to Employment Traineeship Programme

Various London
Shepherd’s Star Explore  All Explore is a one day a week, socially engaging personal development programme, run over six weeks. Designed to enable adults experiencing social exclusion to develop their practical skills and confidence, to successfully establish themselves in their local community. This includes learning skills employability skills such as barista and hospitality skills. 

Spring 2024 Dates:
Tuesdays, 20th & 27th February and 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th March.



Summer 2024 Dates:
Wednesdays, 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th June and 3rd, 10th July.

Spring Term Venue: Richmond Library Annexe, Quadrant, Richmond, TW9 1DU                                                                                            Summer Term Venue: Twickenham United Reformed Church, First Cross Rd, TW2 5QA
National Numeracy Challenge – Charity Empowering the UK with Numbers  All Personalised learning course on everyday numeracy. Bites-sized learning at your own pace and compatible with any device to build confidence with numbers and increase your maths skills with this course.   Any time Online