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Superhighways Digital Training: Spring and Summer 2024



From website editing to analysing your survey data, we’ve got a great range of free digital data and technology courses for staff and volunteers at small charities and community organisations operating in London. Please add yourself to the waitlist if a course is fully booked. We will try to re-run popular courses where possible.


Let’s play with Canva AI: An introduction to Magic Studio for small charities

Weds 17 April, 10am to 11.30am

Canva’s Magic Studio is a set of apps to help you easily create, transform and reformat your content. Play along with us!


A Brief Introduction to Microsoft 365

Thurs 18 April, 10am to 11.30am

Find out more about this subscription service that includes access to the latest versions of the Office apps.


Setting up a tech budget for your small charity

Tues 23 April, 10am to 11.15am

Create your own tech/digital budget you can use in future funding bids for a fit for purpose infrastructure.


Cyber security basics: an introduction to cybersecurity for everyone

Tues 23 April, 2pm to 3pm

Help protect your organisation from cyber threats. Suitable for all staff and volunteers.



Communications planning

Weds 15 May, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Create a simple, workable communications plan you can use to reach the people that matter to you.


Data essentials for raising voice

Thurs 16 May, 2pm to 3.30pm

Introduction to using our insights and external data to advocate for change or vital resources to meet need.



Introduction to Microsoft Teams

Tues 4 Jun, 2pm to 3pm

A quick tour of Teams to explore its range of features.


Canva designs for your organisation: beginners

Weds 5 Jun, 10am to 11.30am

Learn the basics of creating and editing designs using Canva. For complete beginners.


In their own words: a beginners guide to audio storytelling

Thurs 6 Jun, 10am to 12pm

Tools and techniques for capturing, storing and sharing audio stories.


Hands on: Microsoft 365 forms

Tues 11 Jun, 10.30am to 11.30am

Gain confidence in setting up your own forms.


Hands on: Google forms

Tues 11 Jun, 12pm to 1pm

Gain confidence in setting up your own forms.


Canva for publicity materials

Weds 12 Jun, 10am to 11.30am

Mini tasks to help you create publicity and marketing materials. Intermediate level.


Introduction to data protection for small charities

Weds 12 Jun, 10am to 11am

Learn about the latest data protection laws and how to best embed the principles of them in your everyday working practices.


Hands on: Mentimeter

Mon 17 Jun, 2pm to 3.30pm

Learn this interactive presentations and survey tool for capturing data in your face to face and online activities.




Microsoft Excel for budgeting

Tues 2 Jul, 10am to 12pm

Practice simple calculations to budget for specific projects or your overall accounts and create a useful summary sheet.


Excel next steps 1 – Managing your data

Thurs 4 Jul, 1pm to 3.30pm

Learn how to add and format tables, filter your data, conditional formatting, adding visual filters and calculating columns and totals.


Excel next steps 2 – Managing and analysing your data

Thurs 11 Jul, 1pm to 3.30pm

Validate your data and practice pivot tables to compare your stats.




2024: Develop your knowledge of housing and tenant support

This free online course is designed for learners who want to improve their knowledge of the functions of social housing and ways in which tenants can be effectively supported.  Follow this link for more information



April, May, June, July 2024

The next cohort of the CLH Accredited Advisor training programme will take place in April/May/June/July 2024.  

The training is delivered by 4 x 2 day sessions which will be held once a month via Zoom from 10am to 4pm.  The cost for the full course is £800 + VAT, if you want to attend a single two day module it is £250 + VAT. (Please note, it’s worth approaching your local housing hub to see if they might help with costs). Places are limited.

The modules will take place on the following dates: DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

  • Module 1:
  • Module 2:
  • Module 3:
  • Module 4:

The training consists of the following sessions:

  • Module 1:  Getting started
    • What is the community trying to achieve?
    • How to build support within the local community
    • The options for community led housing
  • Module 2:  Developing Community Led Housing
    • The development process
    • Finding the right site
    • Professional advice, contract design and procurement
  • Module 3: Governance and Finance for Community Led Housing
    • Identifying and managing risk
    • Financial modelling and control
    • Excellence in governance
    • Business planning
  • Module 4: Managing Community Led Housing
    • Managing a housing scheme
    • Housing management and maintenance
    • Membership matters
    • Becoming a registered provider and the regulatory framework

Find out more about the full course outline CLH Training Outline 2023. NEW COURSE OUTLINE AVAILABLE SOON!

Please note: Accredited Advisors will need to pay an annual fee for reaccreditation.

If you would like further information or would like to book on the course, please contact Blase Lambert at blase@cch.coop.





Expert governance training for co-ops : 2024

Our training covers all the skills you need to ensure excellent governance and take your co-op from strength to strength – from up-skilling your directors and secretary, to learning how to manage risk.

Courses start from just £65 + VAT for members of Co-operatives UK.

Discounted training for secretaries:

Back by popular demand, our discounted secretary training package covers everything you need to know to feel confident in your role as Secretary within a co-op or community benefit society. Email events@uk.coop to access your discount.

Secretary II: Putting learning into practice (9 May, Manchester)*

Essential training for board members:

What's expected from co-op directors (18 April, online)*

Understanding your co-op’s finances (16-17 Oct, online)

NEW risk management training for 2024:

Essential co-op risk (24 April, online)

Co-ops: An introduction to risk in the boardroom (13 Nov, Online)

Develop your understanding of HR and employment law:

HR overview for co-ops (2-3 Oct, online)

Employment law update (15 May, online) – FREE for members

*Multiple dates available. Visit www.uk.coop/training to view all courses.

Contact :  advice@uk.coop for details.




Courses in Tenant Participation



They offer the following courses around Tenant Participation practice and methods which are of interest to both community members and social housing providers. If you work for a Housing Association, you can also find more training and resources for your Tenant Participation work through our business at www.tpsupport.org

Many of our most popular courses are now offered online. Check our events listings to see upcoming scheduled events and training

line2024 and beyond: Chartered Institute of Housing has various training courses including one for social housing tenants on governance: https://www.cih.org/housing-academy/training/effective-governance

Courses in social housing management and keeping up to date with the latest regulations.  Follow the link below to their website for more information https://www.cih.org/training-courses

This page was updated April 2024