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About Us

about us

The HDLC Movement.

It began in 2004.   We simply could not understand why 80% an organisation received only 10% of the available training.   Indeed, our most vulnerable staff and most important (local project and driver staff) were often seldom seen at the table for structured safety and security training.

That was 2004 and it would be fair to say that the vulnerability of local and international staff has significantly increased since then.


We encourage you to make an informed decision!

Our training and technology has been tested in the field and refined over a twelve year time frame.

  • 2004 - HDLC is founded.
  • 2004 - Technical platform tested.
  • 2005 - HDLC launches courseware V1.
  • 2005 - HDLC supports IRC.
  • 2006 - HDLC supports Oxfam.
  • 2006 - HDLC supports Mercy Corps.
  • 2008 - HDLC launches courseware V2.
  • 2008 - HDLC supports IRD.
  • 2009 - HDLC supports MSF.
  • 2010 - HDLC celebrates 10,000 enrolments.
  • 2015 - HDLC develops courseware V3.

Our customised delivery of online, offline and subject matter expertise to large scale humanitarian organisations is validation of our position within the sector and ability to provide creative solutions to complex problems.



Eliminate the costs associated with face to face learning.

No excessive course fees, you also don't have to worry about costs for accommodation, plane flights and visas.   We pride ourselves on having trained student who (without passports) would not have had the opportunity otherwise.


In your own time and in your own location.

Our students study while on mission, between missions, in offices with dedicated broadband internet, internet cafes and from tens in remote locations on VSAT and RBGAN.   Wherever you go, your HDLC training goes with you.


Creativity beyond the classroom.

There are simply no words to describe the versatility we can create in the online environment which cannot be replicated within the classroom.   Our scenario driven courses immerse you in the "doing" aspect of learning at the vocational level.   You become the security, project, M&E professional.