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About us

Training Link is open, but some activities are also being done online. There are courses learners can do remotely online – email for more information, although learners can now come to our centre on Phoenix Road to do them. Do come to our drop in sessions on Thursdays 2pm to 5pm. Please see our news page for further COVID information.

Training Link (TL) is a basic skills community learning centre in Somers Town in the London Borough of Camden, close to the British Library.

The courses we run can help people find work, or improve their basic skills in English and using computers. All our courses are free. Our main funders are Camden Council (CIL), the National Lottery (Awards for All), The Charles Hayward  Foundation, The Fitzdale Trust and the Crick Community Fund. We also receive support from the London Borough of Camden.

We have an Open Day at the start of each term to enrol new learners – please see the News page for details. Anyone is welcome at our weekly Free Internet Cafe and Drop-Ins on Tuesday afternoons from 2pm to 5pm, and on Thursday afternoons from 2pm to 5pm.

We have a meeting / training room available for hire in the evenings and at weekends. Please email for more information.

Training Link history

The organisation was established in 1985 as Women’s Training Link to provide learning activities for women who had limited education and training. In 1998 the organisation re-registered as Training Link, extending its services to both men and women. By then it had also moved to Somers Town from its original base in Holborn. In 2010 we celebrated our 25th anniversary – see photo below. In 2015 we were 30 years old, and had a concert with a local choir and jazz band to celebrate.

Our client group are predominately people who have had limited access to mainstream provision and who need help to move into the labour market.

Who We Are

A small team of staff and volunteers at Training Link provide our classes and offer support to our learners. They will do their best to answer your queries and to help you make good use of our resources.

Volunteering At Training Link

We are always interested in hearing from people who may wish to volunteer in the office, as a learning assistant or on our adult literacy project.

Donate to Training Link

You can support Training Link by using the Easy Fundraising scheme. When you shop online, a small donation is given to us if you register us as the charity you want to support. For more information and to register, visit: