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Sign up to free courses from Wates!

15 October 2021

Are you looking to learn new personal or professional skills or develop existing ones? Network Homes 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.  

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