Service and Leisure Industries

The capital’s service and leisure industries are a driving force behind regeneration on our high streets. Everywhere you look there are new health and fitness centres, gyms, hair and beauty salons, restaurants, bistros and bars.

That is why we have built our very own SW4 Learning Street at the Clapham Centre. This brand new and unique set of facilities includes smart shops and micro-businesses, a restaurant and professional training kitchens, a hair and beauty therapy salon and spa. They aim to simulate the real service and retail experience where students get hands-on experience in running their own business and enterprise and deal with real clients and the general public.

If you are adventurous and enjoy physical activity, we have developed a new provision for uniformed public services and sports and fitness. In uniformed public services you will be trained to develop your fitness and expertise, to give you that competitive edge when entering into a services career. Recently we have seen successful learners from our football academy signed for QPR and West Ham Utd football clubs with many others progressing to careers in personal training, sports coaching and into higher education to study sports science and leisure related subjects.

For the smart route to a fulfilling career, make your way to SW4. From here you can go anywhere.

Hair and Beauty

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Hospitality and Catering

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Uniformed Public Services

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Sport and Leisure


The courses in these areas can help you progress towards the following careers:

  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty therapist
  • Nail artist
  • Makeup artist for
  • film/television/media
  • Hotel manager
  • Chef
  • Restaurant manager
  • Bar manager
  • Event organiser
  • Tourist guide
  • Travel agent
  • Police/fire/ambulance/
  • army/navy/prison officer
  • Paramedic
  • Leisure attendant
  • Lifeguard
  • Personal trainer
  • Sports coach

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