Supporting local people into work through development of key skills and confidence

HCD is an accredited training provider that delivers high quality skills, employability and training programmes to create better futures for individuals, families, businesses and our local community at large.

Our mission is to develop people through learning and achievement for the benefit of themselves, society and the local economy.

Whether you are looking for a job for the first time, or you have been out of work on a long term basis, HCD can help you get the support, skills and training you need to prove yourself for the job you aspire to.

Book now: English My Way

A free programme designed specifically for people resident in the UK, whose English language abilities are below Entry Level 1 of the Adult ESOL Core Curriculum. 

The course is easy to follow. It will only take a few hours each week. The skills you learn will help you gain confidence in your day-to-day life. 

They include:

  • Healthcare – talking to chemists and doctors
  • Shopping – how to buy food, clothes and more
  • Technology – using the internet, computers, laptops and tablets
  • Out and about – talking to people in your daily life

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Book now: Essential Guide to Getting Online at Home

Choosing the right computing device and broadband package can be difficult and confusing. With so many different types of device, and so much jargon to understand, it's hard to know what's right for you. 

We’re here to help! In the Essential Guide to Getting Online at Home we’ll:

  • talk you through some different types of devices and their key features and benefits
  • explain some of the more confusing terms used about computers and broadband

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To find our more about our current courses contact training@hcd.coop