My Network Homes update: My Network Homes, online account for residents, will be unavailable from 6.30pm on Friday 28 January for crucial system maintenance work but will be available to use again from 8am on Monday 31 January.

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. 

There are places available for Capital City College's next IT For Beginners course which begins on Monday 22 October.

The course is designed for people with little or no computer experience who wish to build up skills to use computers for everyday life in the digital world.

 The course includes practical training in

  • Word (word processing),
  • Excel (spreadsheets), managing a diary using the Outlook Calendar
  • use of mobile devices
  • using the internet
  • emailing and computer basics including file management.

These skills can be used for job search and job applications and to update CVs as well as using the ‘Find a Job’ site.

Course learners will also have access to Capital City College’s Employer Engagement Team who will help with their  job searching

Qualification

City and Guilds Entry Level 3 Certificate in Start IT

Duration

12 days from 10am to 3:30pm.

Eligibility

The course is  open to people aged 19+. To enrol participants will need to provide photo ID, i.e. their Passport/EU ID card, or birth certificate/Home Office documents and National Insurance number and need to have lived in UK/EU for last three years, be unemployed and in receipt of state benefits such as of JSA, ESA, Income Support, Universal Credit.

Please call to book an Initial Assessment at the Regent’s Park Centre, Longford Street, London, NW1 3HB Tel: 020 7025 1933.

Free courses from Wates
London Construction Academy
IT For Beginners 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.  

Safe Space

Together we can end domestic abuse