Happy New Year




Invest in your career January 2021

Pick your favorite Pearson Level 4 Hospitality Management Unit Courses and Business Unit Courses! 📖 ⠀ Starting on 18 January 2021, students will be able to enroll for individual Level 4 Pearson units. This online learning will improve students to select and specialize the field they would like to advance themselves. ⠀ Special offers on unit courses are available please contact us via info@docklandsacademy.co.uk or +44 (0) 20 7515 9695.



Happy New Year!

As we start 2021, there are lots of exciting developments on the horizon. Let’s take a look at what we have in store….

Higher Education

Induction for new HNC students commenced on the 4th Jan. Induction kicked off with a virtual introduction to life and the academy, including expectations of the academy and what the students can expect from the academy.

Induction students were given an online study skills seminar on “Paraphrasing”, a key skill required in their assignments. This seminar included teaching and practical elements, giving students the opportunity to try out these new skills. This is the first in a series of study skills seminars which aim to support students in their journey developing their academic skills.

The start of the semester for new students and students midway through HNC/HND courses is next Monday 11th Jan for weekday students, and Saturday 16th Jan for weekend students. In light of the continuing pandemic, all lectures will continue online until further notice.



New year’s resolution to improve your English? We are still offering classes online, so wherever you are in the world, we can help you learn. For all the latest online courses click here (ADD https://docklandsacademy.co.uk/online-courses Our face-to-face classes have been moved online until further notice due to the rising numbers of cases of Covid in the UK.

Christmas English Excursion: Before London entered tighter restrictions Paul, English Teacher and Social-Coordinator, took our General English students to the magnificent Sky Garden to see the majestic views across the city and get a bit of Christmas cheer


To help keep the January blues away and get some fresh air why not take a stroll on one of these 10 stunning London Walks. These include walking through the magical Hampstead Heath in North London, the Thames Path and walking the Regent’s Canal (pictured below) through the heart of London. For full information click here (ADD https://secretldn.com/best-london-walks/).

Covid-19 Update

As of 5th Jan, England has gone into a full national lockdown. This means people must stay at home, unless absolutely necessary. Permitted reasons to leave the house include getting essential items, such as food or medical supplies. Schools have been closed, with learning to continue online. People are permitted to go outside for exercise once a day, and can only meet one person from another household for exercise, making sure that they maintain social distance. For a more extensive outline of the restrictions go to https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home

It’s not all bad news: Vaccination has begun in the UK, with thousands of elderly and front-line workers being called in for vaccination. Meanwhile, the Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine has been improved for use in the UK (and India!). This vaccine is far cheaper and easier to transport than the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and promises an even faster roll-out of vaccinations to the population.