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Skills & Employment Support

Supporting local people into work through the 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.

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

HM Courts & Tribunals Service Assisted Digital Project

  • If you need to make a claim for 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 on 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 online. If not sure where to start, Click here to contact us and we can help you with the online form free of charge.

The aim of the programme is 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

  • European Settlement Scheme Assisted Digital Project

HCD offers digital assistance for European settlement scheme in partnership with WE ARE DIGITAL. If you are interested please call  WE ARE DIGITAL ON 0333 444019 and ask them to refer you to HCD.

HCD is supporting businesses to improve their digital capabilities using Google Digital Garage that offers one-to-one assistance for local businesses of all sizes for free. Digital skills training will cover 23 topics -such as the online opportunity, connect through email, get noticed through social media and much more. Click here for more information 

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

As part of Creat For Your Future and the Legacy Fund projects, HCD has been providing Employment support services as required for unemployed people. Learn more...

This project aims to increase access and use of GP Patient Online services. If you have no or low level of basic computer skills, we are here to help with free digital skills training  Click here to Book/learn more 

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


 Book now: Digital Skills training