HFC in association with our Training Partner, Grovenbridge Academy, offers a range of training and development courses across the breadth of Estates and Facilities Management. Some of these are purely vocational courses aimed at improving the skills of the workforce or meeting the statutory requirements for staff training and others are targeted at the professional development of middle and senior managers.

Educational courses include:

Estates and Facilities Management

A series of courses covering the use of Estates and Facilities Information that is readily available and how it can be used:-

  • CELL Level 3 Award in Estates and Facilities Information Management: Driving Cost Improvement (QCF)
  • CELL Level 5 Award in Estates & Facilities Information Management: Premises Assurance (QCF)
  • Financial Management and Budgetary Control
  • Statutory Information Compliance
  • Risk Recording and Management
  • Risk Assessed Backlog Maintenance
  • Fire Risk Assessments
  • Management of Contractors
  • Presentation Skills

Other vocational courses include:

  • Managing Procurement
  • Procurement in the NHS
  • Successful PQQ & Tender Submissions
  • Counselling and Coaching
  • Fire Warden Training
  • Fire Marshall Training
  • Health & Safety Awareness
  • Manual Handling
  • First Aid
  • Cleaning Methods & Infection Control
  • Information Security and Confidentiality
  • The Role of the Director
  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Finance for Supervisors
  • Negotiating Skills
  • Interview Techniques

All courses carry a CPD element and can be CPD certified if required.

Grovenbridge Academy

Grovenbridge Academy is a specialist company that provides training, education and consultancy to professionals working in Facilities Management, Estates and related functions primarily in the UK health and social care sectors.

The Academy has been established to help ensure that facilities teams can address the issues around personal and professional development, succession planning and professional, efficient and effective service delivery for their employing organisations. This is done through a series of accredited courses drawn together from the team’s previous experience, training portfolio and offerings from a range of professional bodies, NHS internal training courses and commercial training organisations.

Background knowledge from the various projects their staff and consultants have been involved in or lead, including the development of a series of nationally recognised Good Practice Guides, the leading Healthcare Benchmarking Club, NHS Capital Charges, PFI and large scale project management (Procure21+), places the Academy in an excellent position to provide training, advice and guidance on:

  • Organisational and behavioural change
  • Process improvement
  • Implications for Service Delivery
  • Understanding and managing costs
  • Procurement strategy and supply chain development
  • Maintenance management and monitoring
  • Cleanliness of premises
  • Energy management and utilisation

The Academy is based in the Midlands, being central for the UK, but their staff and consultants can work from various locations around the UK and on their clients’ sites. Because of the need to meet learners from within their client groups in their own locations they generally run their courses using the Education and Training Centres based within the client organisations or by hiring high-end facilities in local hotels, science parks or conference centres.