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Resources / Workshops

There are several resources, facilities and workshops at HCT that provide an excellent training environment that is conducive to learning. The workshops simulate real-life environments and enable learners to undertake practical work tasks that are an essential part of the NVQ frameworks, with learners being assessed on these as part of their vocational learning experience. HCT provides learners with an email and internet login whilst enrolled at HCT.

Our resources include the following:

  • Hairdressing Salon - a working hair dressing salon with 9 stations for learners to work with either fellow-learners or commercial clients and be assessed.¬†
  • Carpentry Workshop - a large workshop that provides facilities for learners to undertake a variety of carpentry tasks. e.g. hanging doors, building stairs, fitting kitchen units etc, resourced with a range of carpentry hand and power tools
  • Plumbing Workshop - simulated bays that allow for practical plumbing tasks to be completed, such as installing bathrooms, airing cupboards and central heating boilers
  • Farriery Building - a bespoke facility that houses 8 coke forges and 2 gas forges where learners can develop their metalwork skills, with anvils and a range of metalwork tools and safety equipment available
  • Motor Mechanics Workshop - set up like a working garage, with 2 vehicle ramps and all standard motor mechanic tools for undertaking tyre repairs and renewals, engine inspections, MOTs etc. Project cars are stocked for learners to work on.
  • Electrical Workshop - provides facilities for learners to gain knowledge and understanding of the tools, techniques, materials, and technologies used in the electrical industry, including containment and cable installation, lighting and power circuits and live/dead testing rigs.
  • IT Training Suites - HCT has six IT suites that house over 30 PCs. Learners can use the PCs for lessons and / or to do work or job search in their own time. Full access to the internet is provided, with on-line exams and essential skills tests and developmental exercises available
  • Conference / Training Rooms - our training rooms are equipped with interactive smart boards and we have a comfortable conference room that can be used by staff, learners and external groups by prior booking.
  • Learner Resources - we have a fully equipped kitchen that learners can use during breaks / lunch time, providing a kettle, microwave, toaster and dishwasher.¬†
  • Drink / Snack Vending Machines - we don't have a canteen at HCT but we are in close proximity to Morrisons, McDonalds and other local shops that learners can access