Step-Up South London is a specialised support programme that offers young people the opportunity to gain the necessary skills to progress into sustained employment, education, or training.

What does the Step-Up South London programme offer trainees?

Short courses for trainees to gain awards and qualifications in various subjects, including Construction Skills (CSCS qualification), First Aid, Food Hygiene and Manual Handling.
1-2-1 tailored coaching and support from dedicated Employment Advisors, including help with interview skills, preparing for work, CV writing, workplace etiquette, and confidence-building.
Structured short courses ran by qualified private tutors to assist trainees in gaining awards and qualifications in various subjects, including Literacy, Numeracy, and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages).
Peer mentoring with positive role models to help inspire and encourage trainees.
Motivational and confidence-building activities.

Eligibility to participate in Step-Up South London

Participants must be:

  • Aged 16-24
  • Not in employment, education, or training
  • Living in the South London boroughs: Kingston, Richmond, Merton, Sutton and Croydon

They will also be either:

  • Currently in Care or Young Care Leavers
  • Facing homelessness, or at risk of homelessness

Or fall within two or more of the criteria below:

  • Lone Parent
  • Problem Debt over £1000
  • Young Carers
  • Substance Misuse
  • Criminal Activity

Get in touch with the team today

If you, or someone you know, would benefit from being a part of Step-Up South London, please get in touch with our team:

Bright Agyemang-Baah, Employment Advisor, at


Venisha Fraser, Outreach & Employer Liaison Officer, at

For all other enquires please contact Programme Manager Debbie Andrews, GLA NEETS Team Leader – South London & Lambeth, at