Skills & Employment Support

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

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

Our mission is to develop people through learning and achievement to benefit themselves, society and the local economy. Whether looking for a job for the first time or have been out of work long-term, HCD can help you get the support, skills and training you need to prove yourself for the job you aspire to. For more information, contact us by phone: 020 3875 9336 or email:

Currently, HCD is running the following Skills and Employment Support programmes:

HM Courts & Tribunals Service Assisted Digital Project

  • If you need to claim money owed to you;
  • If you have a penalty fine from Transport of London (TfL) and want to challenge it;
  • If you want to appeal on Employment Support Allowance (ESF) decision;
  • If you applied for Personal Independent Payment (PIP) and thinking about appealing the outcome;
  • If you need to respond  to a claim for money owed;
  • If you lost someone close to you and need to deal with their property, money and possessions;
  • If you are thinking of divorcing.

You can process it online. If you are unsure where to start, Click here to contact us, and we can help you with the online form free of charge.

The programme aims to help people to improve their digital skills, particularly unemployed and/or low ­skilled, as well as people with disabilities and/or learning difficulties.  Book now for training

  • Essential Digital Skills (Entry 3 and Level 1) -a free course funded by the London Borough of Hackney

These qualifications will enable learners to develop the digital skills they need for life, work or further study. The courses will be delivered remotely from the comfort of your home.

  • Fundamental Digital Marketing Skills - a free course funded by the London Borough of Hackney

HCD supports local people in improving their digital marketing capabilities using online resources. We also offer one-to-one support, including for local businesses, for free. Digital skills training will cover 26 topics - online opportunities, connecting through email, getting noticed through social media and much more. Click here for more information.

  • Make It Click

Make It Click is a collection of online learning resources to help you build digital skills. It includes the course tools and templates carefully picked from established websites with a reliable track record of providing digital skills content.

HCD, as an HMRC advice centre, provides FREE support to individuals on four essential HMRC services. These are •Child Tax Credit•Working Tax Credit•Child Benefit•Tax and National Insurance. Book here for advice

HCD delivers employment support services to help unemployed people to secure jobs and/or progress to study further. Learn more...

 Book now: Digital Skills training