HFS is a registered training centre. All our training focusses on practical, useful skills and understanding. There are no exams. The atmosphere is friendly and supportive. We work with small groups in our own workshops or informal community settings.
We have a track record of joining forces with lots of different partner organisations to bring people with low incomes free courses.
We are running pop-up workshops in partnership with AmicusHorizon housing association in Hastings and Rother.
You can join a group in your neighbourhood and choose your own training programme from our menu of DIY and craft projects. All the materials and tools you need will be provided.
If you attend all six sessions you will earn stamps on a reward card giving you money off furniture at HFS stores too!
Pop in at your nearest HFS store to register. There is a £5 deposit to pay when you register that will be returned on the last day of training.
COURSES AT HFS WORKSHOPS
We are working in partnership with Rye Partnership to offer training and qualifications in Hastings & Rother.
Repair Don't Despair: fixing furniture
2 day short course learning how to fix common faults
Level one in Furniture Restoration introduces various joints, finishing techniques and tips. You will complete your own project restoring an item of furniture.
Creative Paint: canvases and knobs
2 day short course learning paint techniques and decorating your own wall art and doorknobs.
Level one in Creative Crafts, trying out various painting and decorating techniques, designing an item and putting design ideas into practice. You will complete your own project transforming an item of furniture.
TO JOIN A COURSE:
Pop in to your nearest HFS store to register.
There is a £5 deposit to be paid to register which will be returned on the last day of your training.
If you receive JSA or ESA (WRAG) please bring proof of receiving that benefit with you when you register. The proof needs to be less than 6 months old and show your name and address.
If you have already sent in a form we will write to you with information about how to join the course you want.
TRAINING FOR 16-18s: L-earn
HFS is working with other local social enterprises to provide "earn while you learn" opportunities for young adults in Hastings and Rother. These are work-based, practical training options for 16-18s that help you prepare for apprenticeships, College or work. There is more information and a video about L-earn here.
HFS Training Calendar: