Learning & Development

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 

Cranhill Development Trust offers a range of ESOL opportunities to suit the diverse needs and abilities of newcomers to the city who want to improve their English. These classes take place online, in the community, and at our centre in Cranhill.  
Our classes are suitable for a range of English-language levels and learning styles, from social or conversational classes, to more formal classes taught by tutors from Glasgow Kelvin College.
Our ESOL classes are free, and open to people in Cranhill, across the east of the city and beyond.'

One Day and Short Term Courses

The Trust have ongoing training opportunities including one day and short-term courses, supported by Glasgow Kelvin College. To view our upcoming courses, download our programme of activities here

Alcohol Licencing 

Learn the legal standards for the sale of alcohol, useful especially for employment in retail and hospitality.

Food Hygiene 

Get to know the standards that need to be met to prepare and serve food in a way that is safe for consumers and in line with best practices. Useful for anyone looking to enter the food or service industries.

Health & Safety 

Improve your awareness of how to avoid danger and accidents in the workplace and beyond. Health & Safety is a relevant qualification to any workplace and will help you to avoid accidents for you and those around you.

First Aid

Learn life saving First Aid skills, supported by a qualified trainer in a friendly environment, and gain the confidence to help someone in an emergency.

Manual Handling

Learn the techniques that will help you to lift, handle and move items in a safe and efficient way.

Customer Care 

Learn how best to communicate with and serve customers in this course which will prepare you for any customer-facing role, be it in retail, the service industry, or volunteering.

IT Support – flexible learning

Gain basic digital skills or further your digital skills, through flexible and tailored learning in our state-of-the-art IT Suite, supported by a West of Scotland Housing Association Tutor. Whether you need help logging on to a computer, sending an email or accessing online forms, IT support is available every Wednesday.

"For a year and a half I was getting nowhere using computers on my own, but because I was able to try things I was interested in at the CDT class, I was motivated to learn much more effectively."

- Frances, IT student


Empowering Pathways for Women

Cranhill Development Trust has been partnering with the YWCA – The Young Women’s Movement, for many years now to deliver their Empowering Pathways for Women course. 

The 10 week course brings together women from all backgrounds to help strengthen their choices and encourage participation in all aspects of their lives. It is a safe space to build confidence, reflect on personal journeys and become more involved in your community. 

More information can be found here (link: https://www.ywcascotland.org)


For more information on any of our learning and development courses please call 01417743344 or email David@cranhilldt.org.uk 

Check out our Programme of Events for upcoming courses and learning opportunities.