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Tenant Academy

One of the many benefits of being a Nottingham City Homes tenant is FREE access to our Tenant Academy.

The Tenant Academy is designed especially for you and your family, providing a valuable opportunity to grow your potential, and your neighbourhood.

We’re keen for the Tenant Academy to be as accessible as possible that’s why we aim to offer a wide variety of training and skills development opportunities in various community settings around the city.

Just pick any course you like, and register for free. So, whether you want to develop new skills, do something just for fun, get qualifications or prepare for volunteering then the Nottingham City Homes Tenant Academy is here to help!

What's on at the Tenant Academy?

Our Tenant Academy programme is expanding all the time to include both new and popular courses. Read more on our Skills page.

We post details of upcoming courses on Facebook. You can also book on some of our courses through our Tenant Academy Eventbrite page.


We want you to be able to access our free courses and training, for free! If you've booked on any Tenant Academy training courses and need transport to get to them or need childcare, we can help with the costs.


Public transport - the cost of tickets to travel within the city boundary will be refunded.

You may claim car mileage to and from home (within the city boundary). Mileage is paid in line with our company expenses policy. You can also claim reasonable parking fees for the duration of the meeting if agreed in advance with NCH. Fines and release fees due to overstaying or parking offences cannot be claimed.

Taxi fares / Dial a Ride can only be claimed when a customer is unable to use a car or public transport due to reasons of disability or vulnerability, or when a meeting is scheduled to finish later than 7pm. Customers should always book taxis in advance via a member of NCH staff as we have an account with a local taxi firm.

To claim expenses, ask us for an Expenses Claim Form and submit this with any proof/receipts (e.g. bus tickets).


We can support you in finding registered childcare providers near to your address, or near to the address of the training venue and get the cost repaid to you.

  • You will need to be a Nottingham City Homes resident and complete an Expenses Claim Form.
  • You will decide which registered childcare provider to use and make sure you supply us with the receipt when completing your Expenses Claim Form.
  • You can claim either half a day or a full day, dependent on the length of the course.
  • Please note that carers expenses cannot be paid to people related to the carer and/or dependent relative.

To request an Expenses Claim Form please call 0115 746 9100 or email us.