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HZL has been supplying both recognised and bespoke courses and training to all areas of industry for over a decade; through our team of qualified and experienced teachers, trainers and practitioners. HZL is also instrumental in the development of various courses including the training of Government personnel in classified projects, the training of military personnel, ex-military and civilians in preparation for projects in the UK and abroad.

Specialising in teaching Education & Training, Assessing & Internal Quality Assurance, Consultancy Services, Confined Space Training, Leisure & Customer Service, First Aid and Medical Courses, Security Risk Management, Conflict Management, Physical Intervention and CBRN Training. We also offer courses in Professional Investigators (Private Investigators), Food Hygiene and Facility Management.

Click here to see all the courses that we offer

What are the benefits of a professional qualification?

Professional qualifications raise knowledge, skills and performance and transmit an important message about you by demonstrating:

  • Your level and range of expertise and knowledge
  • Commitment to your career and interest in raising personal performance
  • Enthusiasm and motivation for your area of work

In today’s super competitive employment arena, professional qualifications can help you to stand out from the competition and give you an edge when applying for that new job or internal promotion.

Another main outcome of a professional or vocational qualification is an increase in potential earnings or salary. Professional qualifications not only hone your current skills and practices but also help you to gain new skills, recognition from your peers and better contacts in your sector


Ministry of Defence Course Funding Routes

Career Transition Partnership

  • Graduated Resettlement Time (GRT)

Allowing you to take a quantity of resettlement time that is commensurate with your length of service. For example, 35 days are available for those who have served 16 years.

Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC)

  • ELC Awards are available in two “Tiers”: the “Lower Tier” level of up to £1000 per annum for those with four or more eligible years’ service; and the “Upper Tier” level of up to £2000 per annum for those with eight or more years’ eligible service. Providing they meet all criteria, personnel may make ELC claims in up to three separate financial years (which need not be consecutive and may be a combination of lower tier and upper tier funds) either while in service or for up to ten years after leaving.

  • ELC funds may be directed at one learning purpose (such as successive years’ study towards a particular qualification) or different purposes in each of the three

Standard Learning Credits (SLC Scheme)

  • The SLC Scheme allows personnel to obtain financial assistance for learning costs. You are able to claim 80% of your course fees up to a maximum of £175 per Financial Year.

  • To qualify for SLC funding, the course of study must lead to a nationally recognised qualification, have substantial developmental value and directly benefit the Service. If you are receiving funding from other Services sources you will not be able to claim SLC, the only exception to this rule is the Open University Summer School sponsorship. Most types of learning provision, including that which is based on a Distance learning Package are eligible for funding under the Scheme.

Department of Work & Pensions (DWP)

HZL is a registered training supplier for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).

HZL is:

  • A registered Highfield Centre
  • A registered City & Guilds Centre
  • A registered Chartered Institute of Environmental Health training provider for Health & Safety training
  • A Qualsafe approved training provider for First Aid in the Workplace
  • ISO 9001 registered
  • A preferred supplier to the Career Transition Partnership (CTP)
  • ELCAS Approved No: 1527

For more information please see our website at:

Unit 9
Brian Clough Business Centre
Cotton Lane
DE24 8GH

Tel: +44 (0)800 7765 495

Fax: +44 (0)844 6601 992



Contact: Mr Al Prescott (Director)

Products/Services :

  • Assertiveness Training
  • Assessor Awards
  • Award in Education and Training - Level 3
  • CCTV (Public Surveillance)Course
  • Certificate in Assessment of Vocational Achievement (CAVA)
  • Certificate in Education and Training - Level 4
  • Close Protection Training
  • Confined Space Training
  • Conflict Management Courses
  • Conflict Management Trainer Course
  • Conflict Management Training
  • Ex Service Personnel Training
  • Facility Management - Level 3
  • First Aid at Work Training
  • First Aid Training
  • Food Hygiene Courses
  • Food Safety - Level 3
  • Military Resettlement Courses
  • Physical Intervention
  • Professional Investigators - Level 3
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Resettlement Courses and Training
  • Security Officer Training
  • Security Training
  • Security Training Courses
  • SIA Training
  • Training Courses
  • Training, Assessment, Quality and Assurance (TAQA)(CAVA)

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