Employment Support

Employability Courses

Jobs Searching Skills for ESOL learners 

A course specifically for ESOL learners to develop job searching and job application skills.

Throughout the course you will learn about:
Applying for Jobs and courses
Making career choices
Preparing for and taking part in an interview

Successful completion of the course leads to the following qualification:
Entry level Award in Entry to Employment E2.

To join this course, you will need to attend an interview and a language assessment. You can register your interest here 

BAEC regularly runs short bespoke employability skills courses at the Kentwood and Poverest centres, and in community venues throughout the Borough of Bromley.

Let's Talk Work in Bromley

Over 50 is a great age to choose a new career. Our online module is suitable for anyone considering their options or in the early stages of searching for new opportunities.

Skills Health Check - Identifying professional and transferable skills and experience
Branding - Making the most of marketable talents and skills
Self Marketing - Improving self-confidence and presentation skills
Networks and social media - Using professional networks to your advantage
Online etiquette - Coping with virtual interviews, online tasks, video conferencing

The course is taught ONLINE in two sessions of three and a half hours and is repeated throughout the year. You will need to attend both sessions to be able to request a BAEC attendance certificate.

Interview Skills for the terrified

Learn and practice techniques to reduce anxiety and prepare you for interview. Breathing techniques, calming exercises, body language, voice projection - we will explore various ways to avoid being overwhelmed and ensure a good performance. More information will follow shortly.

Starting a Business

Our Starting a Business module is suitable for anyone considering starting their own business or who is currently in the early stages of doing so.

Feasibility - selling products and/or services, unique selling point, in-depth knowledge
Accounting and Funding - self-employment models, financing, business plans, basic accounting
Marketing - advertising, social media, word of mouth, referrals
Making your business work - government mentoring options, gaining skills, expertise and experience, going the extra mile

The course is taught ONLINE in two sessions of three and a half hours and is repeated throughout the year. You will need to attend both sessions to be able to request a BAEC attendance certificate.

To register your interest in this, or all of the courses, email linda.oulton@baec.ac.uk

Supporting you into employment

BAEC works closely with local and national agencies to support people into employment.

Digital Drop In service 

We can help with job search, interview techniques, getting online and completing forms in our Digital Drop In (DDI) service. We can also help accessing your Universal Credit account and completing online forms.

Everyone is welcome to use the DDI service. You do not need an appointment but we may operate a queuing system at busy times.

If you would like help using your own device, please bring it with you.

Click here for more information on BAEC's Digital Drop In service

Bromley Job Centre Plus

BAEC are working in partnership with the Bromley Job Centre Plus to upskill unemployed residents.

If you are a client of Job Centre Plus (JCP) and have been advised to attend ESOL classes, you can phone 0208 659 7976 or register your interest here. A member of our team will call you to book an appointment.

You can also complete the form if you are interested in ESOL  classes without a referral.

Career Guidance 

BAEC staff can help you identify your learning goals and signpost you to a course at BAEC or elsewhere.

We also work in partnership with the National Careers Service to provide individual guidance and career support.

Click here for information on the National Career Service 

Digital Drop In Podcasts

Get back to work with confidence! Listen to our podcasts for more information on how to maximise your job search efforts and help you get into work.


Progression Route Maps 

If you are considering training for a career but not sure of the steps required, have a look at our Route Progression Maps.

You can request further information from one of our subject specialists at any time.

Bookkeeping progression pathways Bookkeeping

Counselling progression pathways Counselling

Photography progression pathways Photography