With all LWN training we require participants to have at least one year’s membership of the Labour Party before doing these courses; this is because a basic working knowledge of the Party is required to benefit from what we offer. 

You must be a member of Labour Women's Network to access our training, if you are not a member already you can join (or re-join) HERE before submitting your application form.

WHAT YOU GET WITH LWN TRAINING
We have a long tradition of providing gold-standard training, which enjoys a very high reputation, with high calibre expert trainers.  No two courses are the same as we tailor them to each group so everyone gets 100% out of the course.  Our training is carefully designed and developed so it is relevant and looks to the future.

We have a very long list of graduates and alumnae who happily share their endorsements at every level of our Party and movement, including MPs Angela Rayner, Emily Thornberry, Jess Phillips, Thangam Debbonaire, Rachel Reeves, Preet Kaur Gill and many more.

WHY LWN MEMBERSHIP MATTERS
All LWN training opportunities are subsidised by LWN members and our fundraising, this is specifically to reduce financial barriers to participants, including funding our bursary scheme.  Covid-19 continues to hit LWN's training plans, finances and our ability to fundraise hard, and whilst training via Zoom has fewer overheads, it still has several associated costs.

We continue to set our prices well below market value - not because it's not fantastic, gold-standard, expert training but because we want all Labour women to access it - its not uncommon for similar courses to cost between one and two thousand (and more!). 

However, we have set a solidarity rate too which adds an extra donation to help us continue our training and campaign work and adds to our bursary fund.

If you wish to apply for a bursary place on any of the below courses, please complete the appropriate section on the application form.  

From experience we know there is a very high demand for our training and each course has limited places, hence why we have a rigorous application process.  We advice you to get your application in as soon as possible - think about your strengths and weaknesses, shout about your achievements, share your aspirations and let us know how our training may assist you in the future within the application process.

Good luck.


LWN Political School: Making Your Mark - Online

This course is designed to help establish what makes you special politically; it will support you in sharpening your personal narrative, and boost your resilience to the challenges of political activism and public life.

The course will consist of three 1.5 hour sessions and one 2 hour session across 4 weeks, plus preparation and homework.  In order to benefit from the trajectory of the course, participants must attend every session.

Starting dates include; 
Wednesday, 20th October 2021,
Tuesday, 16th November 2021, and
Wednesday, 12th January 2022

(more date will be added if demand is high)

This course costs £35 (or our solidarity rate is £50).

To find out more details and how to apply click here


 

LWN 'How to be a Parliamentary Candidate' Course - In Person

The course is aimed at women who have an interest in standing, or who have previously stood, as a Parliamentary Candidate. This is a great introductory or refresher course on how the Parliamentary process works and how you campaign in a Parliamentary selection. 

It will include preparation, homework, handouts and checklist, with the possibility of virtual sessions to accompany the course (and will save you hours of time pre and during selections).

You will receive expert training and advise from former Labour MPs and other trainers who have real world experience of the process and how to campaign within all selection scenarios. 

The course will consist of one full-day in person training at an award-winning City Centre conference venue, within a short walk from mainline train station, plus preparation and homework.  

For all LWN in-person training, we will adhere to all Government Covid-19 guidance and we ask that you read our own Covid-19 guidelines before applying.

The course fees include our training and all refreshments on the day (this includes refreshments on arrival, lunch and unlimited snacks and drinks throughout the day).

The first date will be Saturday 20th November 2021 in Manchester City Centre (more dates to follow)

This course costs £40 (or our solidarity rate is £60).

To find out more details and how to apply click here


LWN 'How to be a Parliamentary Candidate' Course - Online

The course is aimed at women who have an interest in standing, or who have previously stood, as a Parliamentary Candidate. This is a great introductory or refresher course on how the Parliamentary process works and how you campaign in a Parliamentary selection. 

The course will consist of three 1.5 hour sessions across 3 weeks, plus preparation and homework.  In order to benefit from the trajectory of the course, participants must attend every session.

This course will save you hours of time pre and during Parliamentary selections.

You will receive expert training and advise from former Labour MPs and other trainers who have real world experience of the process and how to campaign within all selection scenarios. 

Starting Online Course will be held on;
Thursday, 18th November 2021, and
Monday, 17th January 2022.

(with more dates to follow if required)

This course costs £30 (or our solidarity rate is £40).

To find out more details and how to apply click here