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Training and Education

Hope Housing believe that empowering individuals to move forward in their lives and supporting them with their Training and Education is key to success.


At Hope we believe careers and skillset are incredibly important. We strive to support all our residents in moving forward to independence. 

We have created strong partnerships with local businesses and training providers to offer a wide range of opportunities to motivate and prepare our residents for work. Getting back on track is the most important element to starting a career and at Hope we want to support and guide our residents to choosing their next career steps correctly.  


Hope offer our residents fully funded level 1 and 2 courses in the following:

Forklift Truck Driver Training

Painting and Decorating

Health and Safety


CSCS Card - This allows residents to start work on any construction site as a labourer 

Life skills

Some of the life skills we offer are:

Food & Hygiene

Accredited Maths and English training – level 1 and 2

Employ ability essentials – including finding the job, CV writing, letter writing, Interview preparation

Life skills – including cookery lessons, filling in forms, money management and debt recovery


Dan 45, came to Hope after residential rehab and has now been in recovery for 2 years 4 months. Since he has been at Hope he has regularly volunteered with Macmillan and he has embarked on a certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2.

Fully funded online courses

We have partnered with a national training provider to offer 41 fully funded online courses to help clients to develop their skills and gain recognised qualifications.

Subjects are up to and including Level 2 and include subjects such as:

Health and wellbeing

A sample of the Health and Wellbeing subjects available to study are:

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

Level 2 Certificate In Counselling Skills

Level 2 Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance

Level 2 Certificate in Improving Personal Exercise, Health and Nutrition


Business subjects available to study are:

Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills

Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration

Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service

Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Retail Operations

Level 2 Extended Certificate in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events

Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning Knowledge and Skills

Social care

We have lots of courses available in Social Care, including:

Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care

Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions


We work with a number of local businesses, groups and charities to offer volunteering opportunities to our clients. We also have opportunities to volunteer in- house; clients often help us out with our gardening, painting and even spreading the word about our charity.

If clients wish to volunteer, their support worker will help them to secure a position that suits them and aids their recovery and self-development.