Training Opportunities

The Trust have ongoing training opportunities including one day and short-term courses. To view our upcoming courses, download our programme of activities here. (pdf in folder) 

Alcohol Licencing  

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

IT Support – flexible learning  

Gain basic IT skills or further your 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 

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. 

Literacy & Numeracy Classes  

Our Literacy and Numeracy classes are a friendly and welcoming place to get a bit of support with your reading, writing, or numeracy. The sessions utilise computers and can also be a place to get help with job applications if you struggle with applications forms.  

Face to face classes have been suspended during Covid-19, but we are working with Kelvin College to provide a blended online/offline course which students can access online and complete in their own time. 

“It is hard to learn something new as an adult, but I am learning little by little every time and can read and write basic things like my name and address now.” 

  • Moses, Literacy student 

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. 

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

For more information on any of our learning and development courses please call 01417743344 or email