Training Suite

With up to date technology for an engaging learning environment

South Derbyshire CVS operates from it’s HQ – The Hive – in Swadlincote. Alongside projects such as the South Derbyshire Volunteer Force, Home from Hospital, Safer Homes, Handyperson Service, Foodbank and Active Travel to name a few, Hive Training is an integral part of SDCVS.

Board Room Layout

Up to 16 delegates

U Shape Layout

Up to 20 delegates

Theatre Layout

Up to 80 delegates

Banquet Style

Up to 30 delegates

Need to hire a training space?

The Hive Training Suite is available for hire from £25 per hour

    The Hive training suite is a versatile space allowing for several different layouts to suit the training needs. Delivery of sessions and workshops will often see the “banquet style” layout chosen, as this promotes great opportunities for group discussions and teamwork. The training suite capacity is 80 delegates when opting for the “theatre style” layout.
    Learning aids play a huge role in education and training to accommodate all styles of learning. The training suite is centred around the top-of-the-range Newline 86” interactive touchscreen smartboard, which carries Android 11 software, enabling engaging touchscreen activities. In addition, the suite is also equipped with a HD Toucan video conference system.
    Please follow the link to view the Hire Agreement Terms and Conditions for hiring rooms at The Hive.

    Hire Agreement

    More Facilities and Rooms

    Alongside the Training Room, South Derbyshire CVS hires other rooms that serve the needs of organisations and partners. Parking is available both within Sharpes Industrial Estate (gravel area located opposite The Hive), as well as free parking found at Alexandra Road Car Park.

    In addition to the rooms and rates below, discounts are applied for half day, full day and block bookings. 

    • 5% discount for half day booking (3 hours – 9am-12pm)
    • 10% discount for full day booking (6 hours – 9am-3pm)
    • 15% discount for block bookings
    • Optional extra, £2per person for unlimited tea and coffee

    Meeting Room

    A spacious and light room with whiteboard for £15 per hour

    Host your organisation’s meeting at The Hive. A perfect space for up to 12 people with easy access to the adjacent kitchen for those all important tea breaks. 



    £25 per hour when booked for training purposes

    South Derbyshire CVS hires out the Hive Kitchen to groups with a focus on practical kitchen skills, healthier eating options and food budgeting. Use of a 6-plate hob, oven, fridge, freezer and dishwasher is included but groups are expected to bring their own cooking utensils and pans. 

    For groups and organisations hiring another room and would like access to the kitchen facilities, a fee of £2 per person for unlimited tea and coffee will be added to your invoice. 

    The Cube

    A meeting space for organisations and practitioners providing advice and guidance from £15 per hour

    The Cube has been designed to give clients of South Derbyshire CVS a space to discuss their barriers and needs, receiving support on mental wellbeing, financial support and support from the foodbank. 

    1 to 1 Room

    A quiet space for meetings that require more sensitivity from £10 per hour

    The 1 to 1 Room is available to groups and practitioners that require a quiet space to deliver their service to a client. 

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