Contact Us - Training & Community Centre

Our Training and Communities department delivers training across Nottinghamshire, Derby and Derbyshire. We have a Training Community Centre based in Ilkeston a hub in the local community providing a wide range of programmes and courses to suit your needs.

DHA has been around since 1995 and has been successfully delivering contracts, training and consultancy services. DHA with its charitable aims, helps resources and support the voluntary community sector in Derby, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.


Current programmes running until 2019


Links to Work

52 weeks of individually tailored support to assist learners into employment


Aged 18+ who are on health related benefits

Aged 50+ who have been unemployed and/or inactive for 6 months or more

Must live in Erewash or Amber Valley


Step Forward

This is a 4 week programme where learners can take advantage of several courses and qualifications that we offer (please see below list), along with sessions with local employers, recruitment agencies colleges and training providers. During the 4 weeks they will have access to speaking with various companies, confidence building, working and improving CV's, cover letters and application forms, CSCS card training, interview skills and tips, first aid workshops, health and safety qualifications, manual handling, food safety and much more

If you are eligible for any of our programmes, you will be able to access the below training and workshops

  • Basic Computer Training (weekly sessions - Thursday mornings)
  • Job Club (weekly sessions - Tues - All day open day)
  • *Level 2 Food Safety - Accredited by CIEH/RoSPA
  • *Level 2 Health and Safety Essentials - Accredited by CIEH/IOSH
  • *Level 2 Manual Handling - Accredited by CIEH/IOSH
  • Interview Skills Workshops
  • Telephone Skills Workshops
  • Confidence Building Workshops
  • Horticulture Club
  • *Nationally Accredited Qualifications - Customer Service, Employability Skills,
  • Business Administration, Warehousing & Storage, Retail
  • *British Safety Council approved Qualifications - CSCS Card Training
  • Understanding Debts & Budgeting Training

Direct Help and Advice deliver the following accredited training:

Business Administration, Customer Service, Warehousing, Employability, Education and Training, Assessor Award and Internal Quality Assurance

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