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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)

Business and administration

A number of modules from our Level 2 Business and Administration training programmes are available free of charge to eligible businesses.

For further information, please get in touch.

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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