Course Code: HAC02

Social Media for Networking

This course is free for eligible Hackney residents. This 2 day course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to use social media to build a network of useful contacts. Social Media can be a useful for making your CV or portfolio accessible to employers and being notified of career opportunities. This course will teach you how to develop your network and promote your personal profile. It covers how to set up and manage your profiles on: LinkedIn, Facebook and X. View course dates and booking form.


Completing this social media course will enable you to do the following and more:

  • Setup and manage a LinkedIn profile page
  • Setup and manage an X (Twitter) account
  • Setup and manage a Facebook page
  • Open doors to new contacts, new information, and new opportunities
  • Understand how to promote your own personal profile through multiple social media channels
  • Use social media for marketing, communication, research, and information gathering


  • What is LinkedIn?
  • Set up your LinkedIn profile with key information
  • Use keywords so your skills and services get noticed
  • Know LinkedIn etiquette and best practices
  • Publish content on LinkedIn
  • What is Facebook?
  • Creating a Facebook account
  • Understanding Facebook timelines, finding friends, lists, status updates
  • Creating a Facebook page
  • Using a Facebook page to promote a business or event
  • Develop Facebook engagement
  • What is X?
  • Setting up an X account
  • Writing Tweets
  • Following people and gaining followers
  • What to say / what not to say
  • How to measure your success


This course is provided free of charge to Hackney residents who have UK/EU citizenship and were aged 19 or older on 31/08/2023. To enrol you will need to have a Hackney address. The course runs on 2 days - one day a week for 2 weeks.

A deposit of £16.67 +VAT is required to book. The full deposit is refundable on completion of the course. To complete the course you must attend on both days and complete the enrolment form and any other requested GLA funding related forms.


Places are booked on a first come first served basis. We are operating a stand by / waiting list in case courses are fully booked. You will need to have at least basic PC or Mac skills. If English is not your first language you should have a good level of English in order to participate.


Book a classroom place

These courses are delivered at our London studios. You do not need to bring anything with you as all equipment is provided. You can choose to use Windows or Mac when you book.


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Any questions?

If you have any questions about our beginners HTML and CSS course please send us a message using our contact page and we will reply to you as soon as possible.


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