Courses Directory

Upcoming courses for voluntary sector organisations in Hertfordshire

We provide a wide range of courses delivered county-wide and designed to meet the key needs and priorities of local VCS organisations. The HCF Training Calendar aims to enable voluntary and community organisations to:

  • Be well run (Governance, Management, Business skills)

  • Operate safely and legally (Safeguarding, Health and Safety, First Aid)

  • Become sustainable (Income generation, Marketing/Communications/Social Media)

We also aim to support organisations so they are able to thrive in the changing landscape. In particular we need to develop skills that will ensure organisations are equipped to deliver vital preventative services in the community and able to operate in an environment of personal budgets, direct payments and social prescribing. Organisations need to become more enterprising with improved business skills.

You can now book all the HCF courses online using Google Forms. If you need further information please get in touch with the local booking contact for each course.

Download the full HCF Training Calendar for February - April 2019:
HCF Training Calendar February to April 2019

If you can't find the training that you are looking for, or are interested in one of the featured topics but need a different date/venue, please let us know by completing our Training Needs Form.

If you have any questions regarding training courses, please contact

Alternatively browse via the course themes below:

Building Sustainability

A progressive programme for Fundraising designed to cater for a wide range of organisations and levels of experience/skills of individuals involved in fundraising.

Marketing & Communications

A selection of courses designed to help you to better promote your organisation to your targeted audiences

Governance/ Management / Business Skills

A selection of courses designed to develop your organisation's governance and leadership

Safeguarding Adults at Risk

Training to help your organisation to protect the health, well-being and human rights of vulnerable adults.

Working Safely and Legally

Training to help your organisation operate safely and comply with legislation

HCC ACS PVI Learning and Development Calendar

Mandatory and specialist training for staff and volunteers that work in the private, voluntary and
independent (PVI) social care sector.

Catch up with our latest news

Inspiring Herts Awards 2019
HCF is honoured to be selected by the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce as one of the Chairman’s Charities for this years 'Inspiring Hertfordshire' Awards. .
Eight Hertfordshire women and girls projects share in £3.4 million of national funding
Hertfordshire projects working with some of society’s most vulnerable women and girls have received a much-needed funding boost.
Announcement of the Building Effectiveness participants for 2019
We are delighted to announce the 10 high potential organisations who will be participating in this tailored, supported development programme.
Surplus food bringing communities together
A £5,000 grant is helping Gratitude to combine surplus food, volunteers and the community to create weekly cooking clubs. Feeding not only people but encouraging healthy eating habits and social interaction.