Training and Development

We are committed to building a stronger more sustainable voluntary and community sector in the county.

Our HCF Training and Development team provide workforce development and capacity-building for the voluntary sector. In recent years we have also expanded our provision to offer whole organisation development via the Building Effectiveness programme.

We are here to support your training needs in response to COVID-19

NEW Better Boards online training We have launched a new webinar series Good Governance during COVID-19 and beyond Many charities will be adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and good governance will be crucial in responding to the crisis. During these uncertain times, strong leadership will be vital in ensuring sustainability for local organisations.

Online Volunteer Training We are providing volunteer training courses in partnership with #TeamHerts Volunteering and Hertfordshire's local CVS community, to enable volunteers on the ground to begin their response work quickly and safely.

Advice and Guidance We are offering 1:1 support to organisations in leadership, funding advice and IT Training (service is fully funded to organisations that provide services within adult social care).

If you would like to discuss your training needs in response to COVID-19 please do contact us

PLEASE NOTE: Following updated Government advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), we are postponing all face-to-face HCF training courses until further notice.

HCF Training and Development offers the following projects and services:

Course Directory

A programme of short practical courses delivered county-wide and subsidised for voluntary and community organisations in Hertfordshire.

Online Training

Online training programme

Advice and guidance

Our team of advisors provide 1:1 advice for voluntary and community organisations.

Workforce development grants

Grants of up to £2,000 available for learning and development in voluntary and community organisations

Better Boards

Governance training and trustee development programme, for Hertfordshire trustee boards.

Building Effectiveness

An intensive, bespoke, organisational development programme for Hertfordshire charities

Level 3 Award in Education and Training

We provide tutors working in voluntary adult social care organisations with subsidised places on the Level 3 Award in Education & Training.

VCS Workforce survey

Survey of the Hertfordshire Voluntary Sector Workforce.

Your Workforce: Your Future

Our annual workshop for Hertfordshire's Voluntary sector

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