Training and support into employment

There are a variety of training courses available to our residents. These courses are free to those who meet the eligibility criteria. 

Training opportunities

Sign up to free courses from Wates!

The Wates Community Learning Hub

Are you looking to learn new personal or professional skills or develop existing ones? Network residents aged 19 and over now have access to over 50 nationally accredited courses through an online portal run by our repairs contractor Wates.

The Wates Community Learning Hub has courses ranging from mental health, wellbeing and social care to business and digital skills.

Check out full course selection

You can also sample a course before you sign up to ensure it’s the right course for you.

You get access to expert tutors and gain an accredited qualification with courses lasting from two to six weeks. You can start the courses at any time, and they’re split into manageable modules. There are no exams and knowledge is tested against assignment-based questions giving time for you to think of answers.

Courses must be taken one at a time, but you can sign up to five over one year if you wish.

Most of these courses are online and can be done from your home, but you can do some through paper booklets if you’re not able to access the internet. You will need to sign up online but after this learning can be done offline if you wish.

How to sign up

Once you’ve found the course you want to do, sign up! To do this, you need to fill out a short form here.

Or you can select the course you want to do and click the ‘enrol here’ button which you can find under the heading ‘Overview of Information, Advice or Guidance’.

For more information, check out the Learning Hub here.

If you have any further questions, you can ask Wates here.  

Are you interested in a career in Construction? Are you willing to attend training courses? Book a training course at London Construction Academy. 

The London Construction Academy provides training and skills for the exacting demands of working in the construction sector.

It has been established to help people in the community, not in education, employment or training (NEETS) to develop the knowledge and skill they need to enter the construction sector.

Candidates Must:

  • Live in a London Borough
  • Not be in Education, Training or Employment 
  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK
  • Pass a drugs and alcohol test 
  • Able to attend all 15 days of the course
  • Want to use course skills learnt to apply for apprenticeship or manual work 
  • Good literacy skills (Level 1 minimum) 

Courses Include:

  • Health & Safety
  • Traffic Marshall Training
  • Customer Service
  • Manual Handling
  • First Aid
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Environmental Awareness
  • CSCS Revision and Test
  • Job Interview Preparation 
  • London Bronze Pass (for attending all modules) 

All course fees are fully funded with £90 contribution towards travel expenses. 

Application Form 

Download and complete the application form below:

Download Application Form

Interested?

For more information, please contact Kamara Jackson by calling 020 8782 4908 or emailing kamara.jackson@networkhomes.org.uk 

Visit thelca.org.uk for further information. 

Join this programme to launch your construction career and become a Quantity Surveyor or Construction Manager of the future!

You will receive on the job training combined with day release to university working towards a construction management or quantity surveying higher or degree apprenticeship.

Each trainee will be fully supported and given a personal mentor and training manager throughout the process.

What are the requirements?

You will need to have a minimum of:

  • 104 UCAS points for Construction Management
  • 112 UCAS points for Quantity Surveying

Plus four GCSEs or equivalent at C/4 grade or above.

You will need to be hardworking, passionate about construction and committed. You will need to be mature, capable and professionally minded and ready to aim high and embrace all the responsibility you are given.

How do I apply?

Please go to the Mulalley website to download an application form:
www.mulalley.co.uk/mtp.html


Closing date for applications is Friday 17 June 2022.

Urban Screen and the Screen Community have a free film and TV production workshop taking place every Saturday from 9 July to 27 August for 14 to 25 year olds. This is a great opportunity to learn professional hands on skills, taught by inspirational ‘cool’ film talent, and to access future education and job opportunities.

You will learn:

  • Storytelling
  • Scriptwriting
  • Camerawork
  • Directing
  • Editing
  • Career pathways in the film industry

When?

Every Saturday from 9 July to 27 August, 11am to 5pm.

Where?

The Reed, 28 Convent Gardens, W11 1NH

How to sign up?

If you are 14 to 25 years old (or you know a 14 to 25 year old who may be interested), and if you think you/ they have the passion and commitment to complete the seven days (over eight Saturdays), send your name, age, mobile and post code to:

Urban Screen and The Screen Community are running a free weekly 3D game design workshop for 14 to 25 year olds from 1 July to 2 September. This is an opportunity for young people to learn professional skills using Unity software as is used for games such as Assassin's Creed. You will be taught by inspirational games designers and will make your own game and have it launched on the game's platform.

You will learn:

  • Story creation
  • Character design
  • Level design
  • Animation
  • Coding

When?

Fridays (term time)- 1 July, 8 July, 15 July from 5pm to 8pm.

Fridays (Summer holidays)- 22 July, 29 July, 5 August, 12 August, 19 August, 26 August, 2 September from 11am to 5pm

Where?

The Reed, 28 Convent Gardens, W11 1NH

How to sign up?

If you are 14 to 25 years old (or you know a 14 to 25 year old who may be interested) and have always had an interest in the world of gaming and game design, then please apply by sending an email or calling:

Free courses from Wates
London Construction Academy
Mulalley trainee programme
Free film and TV production workshop
Free 3D games design course

Get in touch

We can help residents to access training courses. Please contact our Worksmart team on 0300 373 3000 or email worksmart@networkhomes.org.uk if you are interested in any of the opportunities listed below or if you would like to discuss access to other training courses.

If you're interested in applying for a programme, contact Kamara Jackson on buildingfutures@networkhomes.org.uk.  

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