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Enrolment 2021
It is not too late to enrol at the College but if you haven’t already you should apply as soon as possible to secure your place. We have lots of new opportunities, no matter what age you are, even if you have previously started at another College and decided it is not for you.

If you would like to study at Lewisham College in 2021 you will need to complete an application form. Once you have applied a member of the team will contact you to invite you in for an advice or enrolment session.

What is enrolment?
Enrolment will confirm your place on a course, the level of course you should take, any fees you might be asked to pay and start date for your course, along with any other information you need to know. This is also where you will receive your learner agreement and Student ID card.

So that we can complete your enrolment promptly, please remember to bring:

  • A copy of your enrolment invitation either on your phone or printed
  • A pen
  • A bottle of water, if required
  • Payment method to pay for any fees due
  • All documentation requested to complete your enrolment. The checklist below and here provides general information on what documentation to bring.

You might also be asked to bring:

  • NARIC conversions if your qualifications were not obtained in the UK
  • DBS or employer information if you are over 18 and applying for a course where this would be required, such as Healthcare, Teaching or Childcare
  • Any statement of Educational Needs or Education Health and Care Plan if applicable to you.

You will also be asked to observe current health and safety guidelines, which includes:

  • Maintaining social distancing and general principles of personal hygiene
  • Keeping to limits on the number of people in rooms and lifts
  • Following signage/guidance and not move furniture from the places in which it has been set out
  • Wearing a face covering unless exempt.

In order to help us manage the number of people on campus during enrolment, we are asking that where possible applicants attend their appointment alone. Further information on health and safety arrangements can be found on the attached Covid-19 enrolment leaflet.

Please visit our ESOL Enrolment page for information on how to enrol onto an ESOL course.

The College has strict limits on capacity in the building so please do not bring children or other family members with you, unless you are 16-18-year old and bringing a parent/carer with you or an adult who needs support to complete your enrolment. If you need to bring children we would ask you to bring another adult with you so they can wait with them in an alternative area whilst you complete your enrolment.

There is no parking on Campus but you can park in the surrounding streets (charges may be payable). If you are using Public Transport, please check the TFL website to ensure you follow their guidance whilst travelling to and from the College.

Enrolment FAQs

  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT ENROLMENT?

    This will depend on your chosen course and whether you’ve already applied or completed pre-enrolment. However, you could be asked to:

    • Complete an application form or enrolment form
    • Interview with an academic tutor to check through your academic evidence and confirm the course you would like to enrol on
    • Processing by our Admissions team, including taking your photo for your College ID card.

    You may also have:

    • English and maths assessments, if you are not able to provide evidence of your English and maths GCSE grades. These assessments are not exams, they’re just to check your current level to ensure we enrol you on the right course
    • Discussion with our Additional Learning Support team if required
    • Fee assessment if required.

    Our Guidance & Progression team, Apprenticeships team and Childcare Bursary advisors will also be available to give you support and advice.

  • HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO ENROL?

    This will depend on if you have applied already or completed an online pre-enrolment or English and maths assessment. If not, you should expect to be with us for around two hours if you do not take taking an English or maths assessment. If you are taking an English or maths assessment, these will take an additional hour each.

    We will do all we can to make things run as smoothly and quickly as possible but please be patient it’s important we cover everything properly at enrolment in order to avoid issues later on.

  • WHEN DO COURSES BEGIN?

    Your start date will depend on what you course you enrol on. However, all of our courses begin week commencing 7 September. You will be given your start date, along with your course timetable, at enrolment.

  • WHAT ARE THE TERM DATES?

    All term dates can be found on our Term Dates page.

  • HOW CAN I CONTACT THE COLLEGE?

    Please visit our Contact Us page to find out our email address and switchboard number. You can also speak with a member of our Live Chat team Monday to Thursday 10am – 4pm and Friday 10am – 1pm.)

  • WHERE IS THE COLLEGE?

    Please visit our Find Us page to access campus maps and addresses.

  • WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO ENROLMENT?

    Please read our Enrolment Checklist for further information.

  • HOW DO I APPLY FOR A COURSE?

    You can apply for a course using our Online Application Form or browsing our courses on the website using our Course Explorer and selecting the application button next to the course you would like to apply for.

  • CAN I BRING FAMILY WITH ME?

    The College has strict limits on capacity in the building so please do not bring children or other family members with you, unless you are 16-18-year old and bringing a parent/carer with you or an adult who needs support to complete your enrolment. If you need to bring children we would ask you to bring another adult with you so they can wait with them in an alternative area whilst you complete your enrolment.

  • IS THERE PARKING ON CAMPUS?

    There is no parking on Campus but you can park in the surrounding streets (charges may be payable). If you are using Public Transport, please check the TFL website to ensure you follow their guidance whilst travelling to and from the College.

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Coronavirus update

Lewisham College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the WHO and international community. For staff and students it remains business as usual across our sites and our workplaces.

Please note that, at present, this advice refers only to arrivals from Wuhan, and not the remainder of China. If you have returned from Wuhan you should:

General guidance for those planning visits to Wuhan or other destinations in China

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) maintains updated travel advice for those planning a trip to Wuhan or other destinations in China. This is available at:

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

Note

This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#situation-in-the-uk

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/