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Our learning centres offer free courses, employment and training opportunities and activities to Londoners.

These centres are open to everyone. Opportunities include:

Call our freephone number to find out what’s going on near you: 0800 587 8215  or simply pop in for a chat.

Bruce House Centre


Bruce House Centre
Kemble Street

Covent Garden
London WC2B 4AW
Tel: 020 3828 3893

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The Bruce House centre is open from 9.30am to 4.30pm on Monday to Friday (closed Wednesday afternoons).

In the heart of London's West End, it supports people looking for employment through its Reconnect with work programme. This includes one-to-one help on:

  • How to make a CV or covering letter
  • Job search
  • Interview techniques

Our employment advisors work closely with local employers to source a range of vacancies, work placement and volunteering opportunities for people looking to return to work.

The employability workshops are delivered in a friendly and supportive environment where participants receive one-to-one attention and practical work-related training. Applicants need to be 16 plus and unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week.

The centre also offers:

  • arts and drama activities
  • digital imaging and photography classes
  • money advice
  • peer mentoring

Call Bruce House on 020 3828 3893, or visit us to find out more.

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Pembury Community Centre

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Pembury Community Centre
Ground Floor
Block A
Atkins Square
Dalston Lane
Hackney, E8 1HL
Tel: 020 3828 3500

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Open from 9am to 5pm on Monday to Friday (and until 8.30pm for community activities), the Pembury Community Centre is a five-minute walk from Hackney Central and Hackney Downs stations.

Anyone aged 16 plus and unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week can attend the centre and participate in the free Reconnect work programme. Staff with an in-depth knowledge of the local jobs market offer one-to-one help with job applications, CV and interview preparation and work-related training, including basic IT training.

Call 020 3828 3500 to find out what's on offer or call in to the Pembury reception.

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Hugh Cubitt Centre


Hugh Cubitt House
48 Collier Street
Kings Cross
N1 9QZ
Tel: 020 3828 3588

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The Hugh Cubitt centre is open from 9.30am to 1pm and between 2pm and 4.30pm on Monday to Friday (closed Wednesday afternoons). It’s just a 10-minute walk from King’s Cross station.

Our inhouse employment advisors offer free help with finding work through the Reconnect to work programme. With links to local employers and job centres, their knowledge of the job market is second to none. 

Anyone aged 16 plus, unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week can come along and gain one-to-one advice and help finding work, which includes one-to-one help with:

  • CV and cover letter preparation
  • Job search
  • Interview techniques

In addition, the centre runs other free courses, open to all Londoners. These include:

  • Advice about coping with debt 
  • Help with legal issues 
  • Internet and computers training 
  • Financial and budgeting help
  • Family and parenting classes 

Ring 020 7021 4127/4734 or call by to find out more.