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Training courses

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

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.

Training and apprenticeship opportunities

The EAN Programme is a 10 week Pilot designed to help you into a job, apprenticeship, traineeship, volunteering or education. You will be given information, advice, guidance and support every week for 10 weeks then up to three months while you are applying for a new career role.

The EAN Programme is available to interested and committed people who are aged over 16 and living in and around the London boroughs.

What does Ealing Apprenticeship Network provide?

  • General information, advice and guidance on the vacancies and opportunities that are available and support in the process of applying supported by an experienced, qualified adviser with experience of placing candidates.
  • Group workshops to help you identify your knowledge, talents, skills, abilities and qualifications. 
  • Personalised advice on what type and level of apprenticeship/opportunity would be most suitable for you, based on preference, interest, ability, confidence and aptitude. 
  • Employability workshops with a differing topic each week based on your needs and tips on how to become a potential candidate for an apprenticeship. 
  • Opportunities to network with others within the Network programme.
  • Personalised support within the recruitment process i.e. (writing application forms, sending application forms, CVs and cover letters to prospective employers, support with preparing to attend an interview.
  • Continued 1:1 support after the 10 week programme ends with your adviser to continue helping you into progression.

Where does it take place? 

The sessions take place at Perceval House in the Council offices which is opposite the Town Hall. Participants need to proceed to the Staff entrance and sign in at the staff reception.

When does it take place?

Every Friday for two hours from 10am to 12pm for the group session and an optional 1:1 personalised session in the afternoon if requested.

Interested?

If you’re interested in the EAN Programme please contact Dawn Anderson on 0208 8257397, email anderson@ealing.gov.uk or register your interest by emailing apprenticeships@ealing.gov.uk.

For more information, please contact our Worksmart Team on 0300 373 3000 or email worksmart@networkhomes.org.uk

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.

Get trained in construction with Southwark Construction Skills Centre.  You can gain a certificate in construction through these short free three week courses. See below for more detail.

Course overview

The units covered in this construction course include:

  • Starting work in Construction
  • Health & Safety and Welfare in Construction
  • Working as a Team to Move and Handle Resources
  • Preparing for an Interview

You will also gain qualifications in:

  • BTEC L1: Certificate in Construction
  • L1 Award: Health & Safety in a Construction Environment
  • CSCS: Labourers Card
  • Certificate: Manual Handling for the Construction Industry, Working at Heights

Dates

18 February - 8 March 2019 (in conjunction with London Square)

11 - 29 March 2019 (in conjunction with Laing O'Rourke)  

Location

Southwark Construction Skills Centre, Elephant Park, 33 Heygate Street, London SE17 1AZ

Eligibility criteria

To apply, you must be a residence of a London Borough, hold photographic ID and be unemployed. If you're 19+, you must be in receipt of a work-related benefit. You also have to commit to attend at the required times for the full duration of the programme.

Interested?

to book a place on a Southwark Construction Skills Centre course, call 020 3621 1939 / 07494 841 780 or email skillscentre@sigmaukgroup.com.

For more information, please contact our Worksmart Team on 0300 373 3000 or email worksmart@networkhomes.org.uk

Ealing Apprenticeship Network Programme (EAN)
London Construction Academy
IT For Beginners course
Southwark Construction Skills Centre