Funded Adult Training


Acquiring new skills and developing yourself is great for your career. NVQ/QCFs enable you to obtain a formal qualification that supports your practical knowledge. These universally recognised qualifications enable you to present your achievements in the best possible light.


What NVQ/QCFs are available at HBTC?

All NVQs listed below are available at either Level 2 or Level 3.

  • Business and Administration

  • Customer Service

  • IT Application Specialist

  • Social Media for Business

  • Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

  • Team Leading/Management (Awarding body - ILM)


Why start an NVQ/QCF?

  • To obtain a formal qualification that supports practical knowledge

  • Present your achievements in the best possible light

  • To enhance chances of career progression

  • Remain competitive within the labour market

  • Enhance earning potential

  • To increase knowledge and fulfil your potential

  • Provides a new and exciting intellectual challenge, as you learn more about your career, your capabilities, and yourself


Will I have time?

NVQ/QCFs are designed to work around your job and there will be minimal impact to your role, whilst you work towards this qualification. You will be assigned an assessor who will visit you in the workplace periodically and set assignments. You will be able to complete the work at your own convenience. However, support will be available in the training centre should you require and the Assessor will always be available. We also have an evening class on a Wednesday - if required.


How does it work?

The learner will acquire knowledge and skills throughout the course via different methods such as:

  • Evidence based portfolio

  • Learner self-evaluation

  • Reading and research

  • Assessor feedback

  • Assignments

  • Technical Element

  • Exams


The Cost

We currently have generous funding opportunities available. To discuss these further please contact us.


To register your interest please call Chris Dolman on 01482 211714, or get in touch via our contact page.


Free Online Learning


We have a selection of fully funded online courses available. These courses can be completed in your own time, with no requirement to attend the training centre. They are an excellent way to gather further knowledge and qualifications, to enhance your CV and advance your career.

To be eligible you must be 19 or over, reside in England and have been living in the EU for at least the last three years.

For a full list of courses, more details and how to apply see our free online learning page.


Other Training Opportunities


Aside from NVQs, we offer a variety of qualifications, including:

  • TAQA Assessors Award (A1)

  • Verifiers Award (V1)

  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)

  • Functional Skills

  • Bespoke Training

  • Free Online Learning

  • Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance (fully funded)


Some courses may be eligible for the 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. Whatever your age and whether employed or a job-seeker, please contact Chris Dolman on 01482 211714 to discuss your training needs and prices for these courses. Or send us a message via our contact page.