School of Continuing Education

Helping you succeed in your chosen career.


The School of Continuing Education offers a wide range of academic, technical and professional development courses.

Founded from four historical colleges, including one of the five oldest institutions for training educators in England, Roehampton has a long history of providing vocational education.

Our range of vocational qualifications will give you an alternative pathway into your chosen career. We work alongside other schools and faculties within Roehampton to provide entry routes into higher and degree level learning.

Our close relationships with businesses and relevant organisations ensures that our courses will give you the knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers are looking for.


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Charlotte Gorse, Director of Continuing Education

Charlotte oversees our school, including Foundation, Higher National Diploma courses and Short Courses.

You will see her in Grove House, working with the whole teaching and professional team within the school and around the campus, working with the wider University.

Charlotte has been teaching and leading University education for over 20 years and began her own studies with a Foundation Year, before becoming a Fashion Jeweller working with McQueen and running an Italian Fashion School in Spitalfields.

Charlotte just loves travelling the world, meeting creative people and visiting exciting global cities. She enjoys hosting parties and events and after living and loving Putney, she now lives on a boat in East London.

Leah Scott, Head of Continuing Education

Leah is responsible for leading the foundation programme. This involves supporting both students and foundation lecturers to ensure a smooth delivery of the programme and that staff and students get the best experience possible. 

In her spare time Leah loves meditating, travelling and all things Chinese.

Scott Carter, Curriculum Manager

Scott, supports Leah in the management of all Foundation programmes and pathways, providing learner and tutor support throughout the year and convening a number of modules on the Life Sciences and Education courses.

His previous experience includes Programme Leader for HN Sport and Exercise Science at University Centre Colchester in Essex, as well as teaching across a variety of courses in Education, including the BA Education and PGCE in Lifelong Learning. Prior to working in Higher Education, Scott worked in professional sport primarily as a Sport Scientist and Student Placement Supervisor within a Premier League football academy.

Away from Roehampton, Scott enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching sports, keeping active, and going on weekends away (usually as far away from London as possible!)

Will Britten, Short Course Manager

Will manages all the Short Courses that run at the School of Continuing Education. 

Will's interests include art, photography, philosophy, teaching and learning, and  hobbies are tennis and charity shopping! 

Keeshon Holmes, Business tutor

Keeshon has been teaching at Roehampton University since 2022 and specialises in marekting and busines strategy.

He thoroughly enjoys teaching students from diverse backgrounds on programmes from the School of Continuing Education.

His main hobbies include composing piano pieces, listening to Mandopop and learning Mandarin.

Ken O’Connell, Lecturer

Ken has been involved in education for many years. His extensive experience at university level has been as a teacher trainer and as a lecturer in English for Specific/Academic purposes.

Ken is passionate about how and what he teaches, ensuring that students, committed to achieving, do better than they expected.

Ken has many interests, including art, 'antiques', literature and the theatre. His current project is 'restoring' a small Edwardian house in West London.

Charlotte Thomas, Lecturer

Charlotte has been with Roehampton since 2019 working on the teacher training programmes and then joining the Foundation team last year.

She has taught extensively for the last 30 years, in schools and in adult education in many different countries.

Outside of work, Charlotte is a student and teacher of yoga as well as an avid theatre goer, enjoying all that London has to offer as often as possible.

Karen Miller, Student Engagement Coach

Karen supports Foundation Year students in whatever way she can.

If you are confused, concerned or feel you have been left behind, Karen is there to help you get back on track.

Karen has worked at Roehampton since September 2022. She has four university-aged children of her own as well as the world’s cutest dog, Waffle.

In her spare time she loves walking, yoga, knitting and all kinds of music and dance.

Why the School of Continuing Education?

We offer a range of flexible courses that are recognised within UK higher education and professional bodies.

You will:

  • Be taught by experts in the field and meet like-minded people
  • Learn at a pace that works for you
  • Develop new skills that will help you take the next step in your career
  • Be part of a learning community and uncover new opportunites 
  • Get access to career support and industry connections

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Get a real taste of our campus, community and what it’s like to study at Roehampton

Get the skills and knowledge employers are looking for.

We offer a range of flexible academic, technical and professional development courses.


We offer a range of degree and higer degree apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships are structured training programmes that combine on-the-job training with study for a higher-level qualification.

They are a great opportunity to develop skills and knowledge alongside earning.



In addition to your study, you’ll have access to a range of extra events and opportunities throughout your time with us.

Our careers support team is available to support you from the start of your studies. They will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers.

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