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Fully funded training for SMEs

Thanks to funding via the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Hoople is able to offer a number of training programmes free of charge to organisations that employ fewer than 250 staff.

(If you are ineligible to attend free of charge, you can still take part in these courses for a small fee. Please contact us for details.)

Courses for the care sector

A wide range of fully-funded programmes targeted at the care sector is available. We have diarised a number of courses and dates or, if you have five or more members of your team wanting to take the same course, we can arrange to deliver the programme at your premises.

You can choose from:

  • Mental health
  • Dementia care
  • Infection prevention and control/
    personal hygiene
  • Disability awareness
  • Acquired brain injury
  • End of life care
  • Stroke awareness
  • Diabetes
  • Person-centred approaches
  • Dignity
  • Positive risk enablement

Download our leaflet for a full list of scheduled courses:

Free training for the care sector(last updated: 23 June 2017)

Microsoft Office courses

Being able to utilise IT systems to their full potential enables you to perform essential administrative tasks as efficiently as possible.

Hoople is able to offer LEP funded IT training from beginner to intermediate level in the following software packages:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Access
  • Outlook

Take a look at our calendar of scheduled courses below or get in touch.

Funded IT training dates(last updated: 5 December 2017)

Leadership and management courses

Effective leadership is an essential part of any well run organisation. Whether you are a care home striving to achieve excellence, a charity that’s hard pressed for cash or a small business looking to grow for the future, your chances of success will be improved with effective leadership.

We are pleased to offer a selection of Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) units fully funded to eligible businesses.

  • Understanding customers, resolving customer service problems and customer complaints (one day programme)
  • Principles of team leadership, managing conflict within a team, developing relationships with colleagues (one day programme)

For available dates, please download our information leaflet.

Identifying and controlling food allergy risks

Many businesses provide kitchen or catering facilities for their staff and/or service users. This course recognises that increasing numbers of individuals suffer adverse reactions every year from the ingestion of allergens in their food. It looks at how this number could be greatly reduced by ensuring that those involved in the production, preparation and serving of food are aware of the risks posed by food allergens and how to control them.

Please see Identifying and controlling food allergy risks (level 2) for details.

Bespoke programmes

If there is a subject area you're interested in that you can't see here, please do get in touch as not all programmes eligible for funding are listed. 

Eligibility for funding

Please note that, in order to be eligible for funding, you must:

  • Be based within Herefordshire
  • Complete an organisational training needs analysis form (OTNA)
  • Employ fewer than 250 staff (FTE)
  • All participants must be employed members of your team (ie not volunteers)
  • Provide proof of identity for all participating candidates

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