Training & Resources

This page will be used to collate and signpost other useful resources and information that you may find useful at this time, along with details of training courses and webinars that may be beneficial. 

Training and Webinars

  • Our next virtual networking event will take place on Thursday 18th June at 3:30pm. Our CEO will provide an update following the sector beginning to reopen from Covid-19, along with information to support destination recovery. Sign up here>>
  • We at Visit Herts have put together a series of Business Resilience webinars to help support businesses during this time. READ MORE HERE.
  • BEIS is holding a series of webinars on how to make your workspace safe for staff and customers. These seminars are based around the eight workplace-related guidance notes published so far and includes offices, restaurants doing takeaway/delivery services and working outdoors. Sign up here>>
  • Sleeping Giant Media bring you the Business As Unusual Show discussing the latest in business, current trends and goings-on - every Wednesday 12noon and Friday 4pm
  • Every Tuesday at 14:00, Digital Tourism Think Tank hold a weekly 30-minute 'Tourism Impact Call' to give the lay of the land in terms of what's happening and how the industry is responding. You'll find more info on this call and the additional resources they have to offer here. 
  • CBI are hosting Daily Coronavirus Webinars at 10:00 AM, where they share the latest insights and actions taken as a result of their conversations across the government – in particular with No.10, the Treasury and the Business Department.

VisitEngland business recovery webinar programme

VisitBritain/VisitEngland’s webinar programme has been developed with you at its very core. With the UK travel industry being forced to evolve in response to a constantly changing landscape, our webinars will provide you will practical insight and valuable information from within VisitBritain/VisitEngland and across the wider travel industry. Our webinars will address your business needs to support, guide and engage, ultimately helping to drive the nation’s tourism recovery, together.

View their full list of webinars here >>>


BEIS Webinars 

BEIS are running a series of webinars on various Coronavirus Support Schemes

Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and flexible furloughing webinar

Dates: Wednesday 12 August 2:15-3:15, Thursday 13 August 09:45-10:45 and Friday 14 August 2:15 – 3:15.

Register here


Eat out to help out scheme webinar

Wednesday 12 August 3:45-4:40.

Register here


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, Universal Credit and Child Benefit webinar

Tuesday 18 August 2:15-3:00, Wednesday 19 August 3:45-4:30, Thursday 20 August 11:15-12:00 and Friday 21 August 09:45-10:30.

Register here 


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme webinar

Thursday 20 August 12:45-1:30.

Register here

Skills Support for Redundancy (SSR) - Funded, tailored training to support individuals and businesses 

SSR has adapted delivery of its training provision to continue to support individuals who are at risk of redundancy or have been made redundant in the last 3 months, as well as employers who are facing difficult staffing decisions.

Skills Support for Redundancy is an initiative designed to support employers and individuals affected by redundancy. SSR is a tailored service to meet your needs, offering a wide range of training support. A dedicated SSR Partnership Coordinator will work with you to identify the best sources of support and training to help individuals get back into employment.

The programme’s network of expert training providers is now able to offer a wide range of funded training courses through blended and online learning. Making use of technologies such as; Skype, Zoom, webinars, online distance learning platforms and training portals, will enable SSR to be available to individuals and SME’s remotely. This flexibility will allow ‘in-journey’ Learners to continue receiving the support they need as well as enable employers affected by the current business climate to access bespoke training and careers guidance for employees who are at risk of redundancy.

A range of skills training, qualifications and networking support will be provided remotely to support individuals to upskill and reskill. Training is bespoke to suit the needs of the employee(s) following a remote Training Needs Analysis. Training could cover, Employability Skills, Functional Skills and/or upskilling for ongoing workplace success in a new role.

Click HERE for more information 

Business information and support

Coronavirus Fundraising​

The Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund is a secure way for individuals, philanthropies and businesses to contribute to the WHO-led effort to respond to the pandemic.

The National Emergencies Trust (NET) has launched a coronavirus fundraising appeal to raise funds for local charities. The British Red Cross will be managing donations. 

The Hospitality Action Covid-19 Emergency Appeal to provide one-off awards to eligible workers facing hardship.