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Personal Development Courses

Employability and personal development courses are aimed at young people who may need to enhance their skills and further explore their area of interest prior to applying for work or an apprenticeship. Courses linked to a specific type of job are listed in the Apprenticeship, Traineeship & Pre-Employment section. Listed below are courses in the Central London area that aim to develop the sort of general skills needed for all jobs.

30 Days to Make a Difference

Circle Collective

Get Employed programme with work experience in Dalston shop along with workshops in social media, networking, jobsearch and guaranteed job interview. To apply call 020 7249 2442 or email

City of Westminster College

Fast Track Pathway to Employment, 6 week online course for adults with job search, CV writing, job application interview skills.


Offers Young People educational courses and qualification courses for free.

GroundWork London

Life skills and employment

Orchard Hill College

WorkStart courses at Camberwell Green Centre, for students aged 19+ with an Education & Health Care Plan, including Traineeships and Supported Internships with one-to-one support, employability skills, work experience and accredited qualifications.


6-week employment and personal development courses for 16 to 24-year-olds in Camden, Clapham Junction, Kennington, Islington & North Kensington centres (courses currently delivered online). Details of centres and contacts 


Talent Development programme for Wandsworth residents, enabling disadvantaged and underrepresented groups to access employment, training and support career progression in the tech and creative industries, with opportunities such as apprenticeships, internships, pre-apprenticeships and paid work experience.


The Steps into Work 12-month programme including employability skills and work experience for people with mild to moderate learning disabilities and those on the autism spectrum. Course runs from January to December.


Fastlaners 8-day employability programme for 18 to 25-year-olds with workshops, mock interviews, mentoring sessions, networking events and 6 months of one-to-one support.

Wandsworth Lifelong Learning

Head 2Work 12-week programme starting 24/5/2021, including employment skills, work placement and Level 1 qualifications, for unemployed 18-24 year-olds.

 JTL Short Courses