Message from Sheila Singh (Founder of LSA and College Director)

London School of Academics (LSA) is an award winning Higher Education Institution (HEI) established in 2010 based at the Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence(CEME) in Rainham. LSA provides exceptional bespoke teacher training and specialises in training people with multiple barriers to employment to launch a career in teaching addressing needs to increase the diversity within teaching in the UK.

LSA’s philosophy is to create excellence within teacher training and staff development, through quality and precision, targeting individuals who want to improve both their lives and the lives of others’.

LSA'S core course is the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) an intensive teacher training course (which has changed to Diploma in Education and Training from January 2014).  On successful completion of the course, candidate can apply for their QTLS status through the Institute for Learning (IFL). QTLS status enables candidates to teach in schools as well as further and higher education institutions as set out by the statutory instrument 2012 No. 431. Since its launch, LSA has successful trained over 266 teachers and has ambitions plans to train a further 500 teachers over the next three years.

As with any HEI organisation, LSA has a robust assessment process and all candidates are assessed for functional skills and interviewed prior to being accepted on the course. A humanistic approach to training contributes to LSA’s high retention and graduate levels. This approach has lead to 90% of all new applicants being recruited through word of mouth and recommendations  from current and  previous students.

LSA has developed an ambitious plan for growth and is committed to community regeneration recognising the need to increase diversity within teaching. LSA will continue to support charitable aims through sponsoring and fundraising for events that support its aims and objectives.

Open Days:

London School of Academics will have three open days in May, those interested in studying with us can see our college environment and enquire more about the courses we offer. Those that attend can meet the lecturing staff and also see our facilities.

Our open days will be held on the 27th, 29th and 31st of May 2014 from 10am to 5pm. Those that wish to attend are asked to call in advance and book a place. On each of these days there will be three slots for you to attend;

10am to 12pm

1pm to 3pm

3pm to 5pm  

Itinerary for the induction day:

An introduction to the college and the information on the Diploma in Education and Training course (45 minutes)

A tour of the college`s faculties (15 minutes)

Brief interview booking meeting for those interested in studying the Diploma in Education and Training (all candidates will be seen individually).

Awarding bodies:






  • London School of Academics
  • CEME Campus
  • Marsh Way
  • Rainham
  • Essex
  • RM13 8EU
  • T: 0208 596 7036
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