Training course bookings

The MECC training programme is being delivered by The Social Marketing Gateway (SMG) and funded jointly by Camden and Islington councils. As such, it is free provided free of charge to council staff and other participating local organisations.

You are able to cancel a booking up until the day of a booking however given the cost and high demand for places if you have to cancel or change a booking please do this with as much advance notice as possible.

If you are unable to attend on the day please email SMG at

If you do not attend a course and have not given us prior notice you may be subject to a cancellation fee.


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Direct correspondence

As a registered participant in the MECC training programme we will correspond with you regarding course bookings, training evaluation, sharing learning and MECC related news and updates. If you do not wish us to contact you in regard of any of these areas please let us know by emailing


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