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 last virtual networking event took place on Thursday 18th June at 3:30pm. Our CEO provided an update following the sector beginning to reopen from Covid-19, along with information to support destination recovery. 
  • We at Visit Herts have put together a series of Business Resilience webinars to help support businesses during this time. You can view these webinars 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.

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.