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Training and Development

We provide courses for adults in Dacorum and other locations around Hertfordshire. Subjects include English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), Women-Only Aerobics & Swimming, Digital Skills including Website Building and Social Media Marketing, Mindfulness, Craft Courses… and much more! We also provide tutor training, private tuition and courses by request. Please contact us for more information. 

Current Courses

For information about any of our courses please contact 01442 253 935 or click here to send an email learning@communityactiondacorum.org.uk.

Training and Development

Education is a lifelong process, studies show that participating in lifelong learning is one way to improve our health and keep well. Keeping our minds and bodies active makes lives more fulfilling and keeps us healthy. At Community Action Dacorum our training crosses all three areas of focus; Communities | Employability | Wellbeing as well as supporting our work with the trading company HITS. 

Our Training and Development team provide courses that enhance local lives. We have many courses available and some of the key areas we deliver are: 

ESOL Courses

Our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses are recognised for their high quality across the Region.

Know your Town courses help prepare people for living here in Hertfordshire and awareness of local services to help grow their English skills. 

Employability Training

We provide training to support people improve their employment prospects. These include courses on CV writing and interview skills as well as:

  • Stepping back into work
  • Apply to succeed 
  • Working from home effectively
  • Getting started with Excel
  • An introduction to volunteering 
  • Building a creative business online
  • Building knowledge of practical skills like IT and numeracy
  • Improving business skills courses like Dragons Apprentice, Starting and Growing your business courses, and using volunteering to develop your skills for employment
  • Specific job training to become an interpreter with our Introduction to Interpreting courses and our Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) courses

Lifelong Learning

Our Training and Development team have been running courses for the people of Dacorum and across Hertfordshire for over 20 years. Key topics include: 

  • Using IT equipment, including smart phones and tablets
  • Creating Social Media content

Health and Wellbeing

  • Rehash the stash (Macrame, Macraweave, Jewellery making) 
  • Sketchbook journalling for wellbeing
  • 8 steps to improve your confidence
  • Healthy cooking on a budget
  • An introduction to building resilience for work and life
  • Staying in touch with tablets and mobile phones
  • Smartphone photo and video editing for beginners


Better literacy and numeracy skills play a crucial role in improving health and wellbeing across various aspects of our lives. With Multiply we explore how these skills contribute to better health and wellbeing by providing courses that build confidence in numeracy though non-threatening approaches and subjects.


  • Good governance
  • An induction for trustees
  • Safeguarding for trustees
  • Working with volunteers – the six point promise
  • Recruiting volunteers 
  • Fundraising

To find out more about any of our courses or to discuss how we can help train your team, contact lindan@communityactiondacorum.org.uk.