All Training courses

Training of relevance to third sector organisations in Leeds from various providers. Note the quality of training is the responsibility of the providers. Providers can upload relevant courses via their Doing Good Leeds account.

The Prince's Trust Team Programme

7 January at 9:00am to Friday 29 March at 4:00pm
Provided by Leeds City College
Description The Prince's Trust Team Programme is a 12 week, full-time course with a nationally recognised qualification for young people aged 16-24. The aim is to build confidence, motivation and skills by working in a team to benefit the local community. 

What happens on Team?
Week 1 - Induction
Getting to know each other, setting goals and planning for the coming weeks.

Week 2 - Residential
A residential course to build and test team skills, confidence and a sense of responsibility for others. This gives young people a chance to break free from their current situation.

Week 3 to 6 - Community Project
The Team selects, plans, fundraises for and carries out a project that will benefit the local community.

Week 7 and 8 - Work Placements
An opportunity for young people to practise the skills they have developed in the workplace, and away from their Team.

Week 9 - Next Steps
A week to provide support for transition beyond the programme, including CV writing skills and interview techniques.

Week 10 and 11 - Team Challenge
The Team carry out a challenging experience helping others within the local community.

Week 12 - Presentation
Team and personal progress is reviewed, and a presentation is made to friends and family to present their achievements from the course.
Venue Leeds City College Park Lane Campus
Park Lane Leeds LS3 1AA
Learning outcomes See above
Suitable for The Team programme is suitable for young people aged 16-24 who are not in employment, education or training. We accept young people from all background and areas of Leeds. There are no formal entry requirements, just a positive attitude.
How to book Please contact Amy Lassu for more information. amy.lassu@leedscitycollege.ac.uk 07554 413450
Cost The course is free to attend and will not affect any benefits being claimed. For eligible young people, free bus travel and lunches are provided.

Level 3 Award in Education and Training

24 January at 9:30am to Thursday 16 May at 1:30pm
Provided by PATH
Description

We are working in partnership with Creativity in Practice to offer this useful and valuable qualification for those interested in delivering inclusive & teaching and learning to adults in a wide range of sectors.

The programme consists of four workshops spread over five months with assessment tasks and 1-1 support provided throughout.

The dates for the workshop are Thursdays from 9.30am - 2.30pm: 24th January, 28th February, 21st March and18th April

Portfolios need to be completed by 16th May.

All information and guidance is provided along with 1-1 support.

Venue PATH Leeds
29 Harrogate Road Leeds LS7 3PD
Learning outcomes Understand the teaching role and responsibilities in education and training Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training Understanding assessment in education and training
Suitable for Anyone interested in delivering teaching and learning. You do not need to be in a teaching role as this is an entry level qualification and you will be provided with all resources and information
How to book Please contact: Verity Elliott verity@creativityinpractice.co.uk 07891959048
Cost £370 payable over 4-6 months if preferred.
Provided by Northern School of Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, LYPFT
Description This is a three day skills-based programme informed by psychoanalytic and developmental research and clinical practice. It provides knowledge and skills to help practitioners from a diverse range of backgrounds and services to work more effectively with young people. The focus is on active-containment and on behaviour as communication.  The course has two components; three Personality Development (PD) Seminars on puberty, adolescence and late adolescence, each of which is followed by a two hour workshop which builds participants’ skills in therapeutic communications.

The course has been developed and is led by Jason Kaushal, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist and Adolescence Lead at NSCAP

The dates and times are as follows:

9 February 2019  - Life stage: Puberty
11:00 - 14:15 Seminar: Anxieties about growing up
14:30 - 16:30 Workshop: Change and Anxiety
 
16 March 2019 - Life stage: Mid-adolescence
11:00 - 14:15 Seminar: The search for identity
14:30 - 16:30 Workshop: Risks and groups
 
13 April 2019 - Life stage: Late-adolescence
11:00 - 14:15 Seminar: The transition to young adult life
14:30 - 16:30 Workshop: Leaving and mourning

Lunch is provided
Venue NSCAP
Bevan House 34-36 Springwell Road, Leeds LS12 1AW
Learning outcomes The identified learning outcomes include: Enhanced professional practice and therapeutic communication with young people in a wide range of settings A better understanding of the ubiquitous and often hidden nature of anxiety and mourning in adolescence. Developed skills to work with emotional triggers and adolescent behaviours for coping with these.
Suitable for The course is for anyone working with adolescents, including: Residential care professionals Social workers Teachers, teaching assistants and learning mentors Youth justice, probation and community youth workers Counselors Child and adolescent mental health professionals Clinical and educational psychologists
How to book To book a place or to find out more call us at NSCAP on 0113 8558750 or email us at nscap.lypft@nhs.net
Cost £216

Health & Wellbeing Leeds Training Programme

13 February at 9:30am to Wednesday 16 October at 1:00pm
Provided by Public Health, Leeds City Council
Description An opportunity to inform and enhance your public health skills and competencies, in order to better understand and deliver the challenging public health agenda.

This course has been designed to build on and enhance existing practice in tackling health inequalities and improving health and wellbeing within the Leeds population. The course will run for half a day, once a month, over an eight-month period and participants are expected to attend a minimum of six out of seven workshops plus the Masterclass (a demonstration of learning) to receive a completion certificate. The dates and topics for the next round of training are:

13 February 2019 Public Health: Past, present and future
13 March 2019 Partnership working
17 April 2019 How to understand and interpret data
22 May 2019 Working with communities
19 June 2019 How to effect change
17 July 2019 How to measure outcomes
11 September 2019 Increasing effectiveness
16 October 2019 Masterclass – A celebration of participants’ learning
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes On this course, you will gain: - An understanding of public health concepts and models - Knowledge on the principles of partnership working - The confidence and skills to search, understand and use data - Knowledge on health needs assessments - Knowledge on behaviour change principles - The ability to evaluate methodology and know how to incorporate this into practice - The skills and knowledge to debate on current issues and reflect on your personal practice by exploring the history of public health - Knowledge on other public health training opportunities
Suitable for If you work with the community, or in a health and wellbeing role, the Health and Wellbeing Leeds Training Programme is perfect for you.
How to book We are now accepting expressions of interest for the next Health and Wellbeing Leeds Training Programme (formerly Advanced Health and Wellbeing Training Programme). Dates are detailed above. If you are interested in attending, please complete the Expression of Interest form which can be found on our website at www.leeds.gov.uk/lpht and email it to phforall@leeds.gov.uk. We will consider your application and confirm in due course whether or not you have been selected to attend. Please note places are limited. Deadline for applications is 14 December 2018.
Cost £80

Lloyds Bank Start Up Social Entrepreneurs Programme

19 February at 9:00am to Wednesday 27 March at 12:00pm
Provided by School for Social Entrepreneurs Yorkshire & North East
Description We are recruiting across the Yorkshire region for our flagship annual Start Up Programme. Whether you are looking to get started on a new idea or want to grow an established organisation, this programme can help. Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme offers a fully funded year of learning, a mentor and a grant to help you grow your project. The programme will  help you develop as a leader and obtain the skills needed to take your organisation to the next stage.

The application window is now open and closes for the 2019 intake and closes again on 27 March http://bit.ly/sse_startup

Read how the programme helped last year's cohort http://bit.ly/startup_annual
Venue York
Learning outcomes The programme will help you develop as a leader and obtain the skills needed to take your organisation to the next stage.
Suitable for Social entrepreneurs from all backgrounds
How to book The application window is now open and closes for the 2019 intake and closes again on 27 March http://bit.ly/sse_startup
Cost This course is free and a grant is provided to help grow your social enterprise
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description The course aims to build practitioners’ knowledge, skills and confidence to address and reduce harm from cannabis misuse in young people and adults
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes • To provide practitioners with up to date information on young people and cannabis use. • For participants to gain knowledge about the effects of cannabis on young people & adults. • To provide resources and techniques to build confidence in offering support and brief advice for young people/adults affected by cannabis use. • To increase awareness of the types of support and services available to young people/adults who are affected by cannabis use and their families.
Suitable for Any suitable professional that works with young people and/or adults using cannabis or experiencing any level of dependence.
How to book To book a place on any of the training courses detailed above please contact: prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk Please state which training session and date in your email THANKS Forward Leeds Training
Cost FREE

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

26 February at 8:45am to Wednesday 27 February at 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description This course teaches Suicide First Aid skills to raise confidence and knowledge and to familiarise participants with the most widely used suicide intervention model in the world. Recognised by the Department of Health, ASIST is fast becoming an essential tool for all community caregivers. This is a two day course that aims to break down stereotypes and misinformation about suicide and gives participants an evidence-based approach to those at risk. Participants will have a chance to analyse their own views about suicide, they will be introduced to the intervention model and given opportunities to observe and practise skills in effective suicide intervention.
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: •Recognise invitations for help •Reach out and offer support •Review the risk of suicide •Apply a suicide intervention model •Link people with community resources
Suitable for Suitable for anyone who wishes to learn how to carry out suicide interventions.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £195 per delegate or £55 with a bursary space

Social Media Training

26 February at 10:00am to 12:00pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds and Community Action Bradford & District
Description

Do you want to bring your organisation into the 21st Century? Do you want to connect with other organisations and people on social media?

Come on our social media training course and we’ll teach you the basic skills you need to do just that, we’ll set up your accounts and show you how to make the most of them. You’ll learn about Twitter and Facebook, as well as touching on Instagram, LinkedIn and WhatsApp – you can find out which audience is on which channel, what kind of content performs best and how to maximise the reach of your key messages as well as how to evaluate your social media strategy and platforms. You will also learn about how to choose and schedule content ahead of time, through Hootsuite, to get the most out of the time you spend on social media.

Please bring with you on the day:

  • A laptop or notebook if you have one
  • Your organisation’s logo, on a memory stick or on your laptop.
  • A few sentences about your organisation and what you offer/provide.
Venue Community Action Bradford & District
Manningham Mills Community Centre, Lilycroft Rd, Bradford, BD9 5BD.
Learning outcomes You’ll learn about Twitter and Facebook, as well as touching on Instagram, LinkedIn and WhatsApp.
Suitable for This training is designed for people who don’t currently have organisational social media channels but would like to, as well as those who have them but aren’t sure of how to effectively use them to engage your beneficiaries.
How to book
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Cost £20.00 Voluntary and community organisations from Bradford District and VAL Essentials.

Health and Safety Level 2

27 February at 10:00am to 4:00pm
Provided by Community Action Bradford & District
Description

This is a full day session that is aimed at anybody that requires a course in Health & Safety awareness. This is a certified Level 2 course.

Venue Community Action Bradford & District
Manningham Mills Community Centre, Lilycroft Rd, Bradford, BD9 5BD.
Learning outcomes Understand roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare in the workplace Understand how risk assessments contribute to Health & Safety Understand how to identify and control the risks from common workplace hazards Know the procedures for responding to accidents in the workplace
Suitable for This course is aimed at all staff and volunteers working in health and social care.
How to book
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Cost Voluntary/community organisations from Bradford District (registered on DivaBradford) and VAL Essentials £ 70.00 Other Voluntary/Community organisations. £ 90.00 Stautory Orgs/Private Companies/ Individuals. £ 160.00
Provided by Public Health, Leeds City Council
Description Using the latest evidence and data, this session will highlight current prevalence, safety and effectiveness of e-cigarettes as a stop smoking aid.

The session will also address broader issues including e-cigarette use by young people, marketing, use in public places, and provide key practical information and resources for health and social care workers to use in practice.   

Want to know more about’ is a series of information sessions that cover topics that are important to you and your local community. The sessions are free of charge and are presented in an engaging manner by friendly and knowledgeable facilitators.  
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes To gain awareness of the topic.
Suitable for Please note that these sessions are aimed at professionals, to improve their awareness and practice around the subjects covered. They are not appropriate for members of the public.
How to book To book a place, please email phforall@leeds.gov.uk
Cost Free
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description The aim of the course is to increase confidence and skills in screening and identification of substance use.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes • To look at different categories of drugs in terms of stimulants, depressants and hallucinogens • Explore Drug, Set & Setting • To explore the framework of behaviour change to understand the process by which people can be supported to change their behaviour. • To look at screening adults for drug use • Skill based practice for screening people for drug use. • To increase awareness of the types of support that adults/young people and their families can access in Leeds.
Suitable for Any suitable professional that works with people using drugs or experiencing any level of dependence.
How to book To book a place on any of the training courses detailed above please contact: prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk Please state which training session and date in your email THANKS Forward Leeds Training
Cost FREE
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This session delivered by Adrian Bean of Key Fund  with key speakers from Jamie Hudson from Yeadon Town Hall  and Sam Oldroyd  from Jade.  The session  will explore how your organisation can be more sustainable by diversifying it’s income sources.  Rather than relying on grant funding or donations it will look at social investment, demystifying what it’s all about and helping groups to decide if it’s for them and what support it can get (financial and help) to access social investment.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds, LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Social investment – what it is and how it works?. Social investment – tax relief. Support for third sector organisations, including loan and grant packages, start up and business support, range of social investors and useful tools. REACH Fund grants: pre-investment support grants. Speakers from third sector organisations who have accessed social investment telling us about their experiences.
Suitable for Charities and social enterprises looking to diversify their income through social.
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Cost FREE TO LEEDS BASED ORGANISATIONS

Applying for Small Grants

28 February at 10:00am to 1:00pm
Provided by Community Action Bradford & District,
Description

Friendly introduction to applying for small grants (up to £10,000). Suitable for staff, volunteers and committee members/ trustees who would like to gain confidence and knowledge around fundraising. No knowledge or experience needed, we’re covering the basics so bring your questions!

Venue Community Action Bradford & District
Manningham Mills Community Centre, Lilycroft Rd, Bradford, BD9 5BD.
Learning outcomes What grant funders look for and why. How to choose the right funder for your project. Alternatives to grant funding for small projects. How to write a good small grants application. Why applications are rejected and problems you might encounter.
Suitable for Suitable for staff, volunteers and committee members/ trustees who would like to gain confidence and knowledge around fundraising. No knowledge or experience needed, we’re covering the basics so bring your questions!
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Cost Voluntary and community organisations from Bradford District and VAL Essentials £ 48.00 Other Voluntary/Community organisations £ 60.00 Statutory Orgs/Private Companies/ Individuals £ 120.00
Provided by GIPSIL
Description This course is for anyone who supports people in rented accommodation. It looks in detail at when someone can claim UC or HB to help with their housing costs, how they are assessed and paid, and what you can do to help your clients safeguard their home. Tutor is Jana Elles.
Venue GIPSIL Community Support Centre
1 Woodfield Court Leeds LS8 3NT
Learning outcomes This course looks at what you can do to help your clients safeguard their home. Methods include a mixture of tutor input, discussion among participants and practical exercises. A course pack will be given to each participant.
Suitable for Suitable for general advice workers and support workers
How to book Booking forms can be requested and any queries should be directed to sarah.duffy@engageleeds.org.uk or Carole.Denton@gipsil.org.uk (0113 2481301) and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
Cost £55 per place.
Provided by Community Links
Description This course teaches participants four basic steps to recognise if someone is having thoughts of suicide and how to connect them with resources that can help.   Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help. Often these opportunities are missed, ignored or avoided - leaving people more alone and at greater risk. safeTALK training prepares you to help by using TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to recognise and talk to people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them with further help.
Venue tbc
Leeds LS15
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Recognise those who may be at risk of suicide • Ask individuals clearly and openly about their thoughts of suicide • Connect individuals at risk to local sources of help
Suitable for This three-hour course is suitable for anyone who may come into contact with individuals at risk of suicide, either at work or in their personal life. It is not suitable for those who have recently been bereaved by suicide.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost **Free** for people who lives or works in LS8 , LS9, LS10, LS11, LS12, LS14, LS15 & LS18

Free Warehouse Training

4 March at 9:30am to Friday 8 March at 4:00pm
Provided by Think Employment
Description
This is a free training course starting on 4 March 2019.
Training runs Monday to Friday 9:30am-4:00pm from our learning centre in Leeds.
Training will cover the basics of Warehousing.
Learners will also benefit from our in-house recruitment service to help them find a job.
 
To be eligible for this course you must:
Be over the age of 19
Have lived in the UK or EU for at least 3 years
Be in receipt of a work related benefit or on a low income wage
Venue Think Employment Leeds
Unit 4, St David’s Court David Street, Leeds LS11 5QA
Learning outcomes Understanding the Warehousing industry Manual Handling Health and Safety Common Warehouse equipment Problem Solving & Team Working Equality and Diversity in the workplace
Suitable for
How to book Call Think Employment on 0800 433 7042.
Cost Free

Free Business Admin Training

4 March at 9:30am to Friday 8 March at 4:00pm
Provided by Think Employment
Description
This is a free training course starting on 4 March 2019.
Training runs Monday to Friday 9:30am-4:00pm from our learning centre in Leeds.
Training will cover the basics of Business Admin.
Learners will also benefit from our in-house recruitment service to help them find a job.
Venue Think Employment Leeds
Unit 4, St David’s Court David Street, Leeds LS11 5QA
Learning outcomes Delivering efficient and reliable customer service Understanding customer needs and expectations Dealing with sensitive data and its procedures Receiving and transferring calls Equality and Diversity in the workplace
Suitable for To be eligible for this course you must: Be over the age of 19 Have lived in the UK or EU for at least 3 years Be in receipt of a work related benefit or on a low income wage
How to book Call Think Employment on 0800 433 7042
Cost Free

First Aid at Work 3 Day

4 March at 9:30am to Wednesday 6 March at 5:00pm
Provided by Community Action Bradford & District
Description

This course is designed to equip the First Aider with the necessary knowledge and skills to give life support, manage and treat injuries until medical assistance arrive.

Following the successful completion of an assessment, candidates will be issued with a FIRST AID AT WORK certificate valid for 3 years

Venue Community Action Bradford & District,
Manningham Mills Community Centre, Lilycroft Rd, Bradford, BD9 5BD.
Learning outcomes Care of the unconscious casualty Cardio pulmonary resuscitation Control of bleeding Treatment of shock Recognition of medical conditions Treatment of poisoning Treatment of bone injuries Accident reports and regulations
Suitable for Anyone who requires a first aid at work certificate valid for 3 years.
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Cost Voluntary and Community Organisations - £ 165.00 This price is for staff/volunteers from voluntary and community groups. If you are an individual or private organisation please contact Unique Fitness at Bradford University.

Dementia Awareness Training

4 March at 9:30am to 12:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description

This course will explore what we mean when we say someone has dementia. What are the differences between memory losses of old age and dementia? What is it like to have dementia?

The course will challenge you to think more about how we can best care for and support people with dementia. How can we enable people to continue to use their remaining skills? What can we do if someone with dementia has to go into hospital or a care home?

Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes Course Aims: • What do we mean by ‘dementia’? & most common causes of dementia • The individuality of the experience of dementia • Understanding behaviour and emotional distress • Cultural difference in dementia & communicating with people with dementia • Caring for people with dementia as both formal and informal Carer
Suitable for This course is aimed at all staff and volunteers working in health and social care who may support people with Dementia.
How to book To book please contact us at traioning@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £50 per delegate
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This session is aimed at helping groups to fundraise for their organisation and the projects and activities they want to develop, with as little stress as possible.

Groups will be able to confidently plan their fundraising effectively (we will give you a funding strategy template), sharing the burden and drawing on different skills and experience within the group.

It will help you to assess your funding needs and identify a range of funding sources and fundraising methods (from grant funding to crowdfunding), and plan how to keep your fundraising on track.

Venue Feel Good Factor
53 Louis Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS7 4BP
Learning outcomes Plan your fundraising effectively. Know which activities/projects will attract funding from which fundraising method. Identify and share out fundraising tasks, with a time-table. Identify appropriate funding sources (including a look at the Leeds funding portal).
Suitable for Any voluntary or community group (volunteer, management committee member or worker) wanting to get involved in fundraising. Essential if your organisation doesn’t already have a fundraising group or plan.
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Cost VAL Essentials £32 Other Third Sector - £40 Statutory & Commercial - £55
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description The aim of the course is to provide practitioners with up to date information in regards to alcohol use, including government guidance and recommendations and to explore the relationship between alcohol and domestic abuse.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes • For participants to revise their knowledge about the effects of alcohol. • To explore what is domestic abuse? • To examine the impact of alcohol on family relationships and links with domestic abuse/ violence • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds for those people who use/misuse alcohol. • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds for those people experiencing domestic abuse/violence.
Suitable for Any suitable professional that works with people using alcohol or experiencing any level of dependence and that domestic abuse is maybe a contributing factor.
How to book To book a place on any of the training courses detailed above please contact: prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk Please state which training session and date in your email THANKS Forward Leeds Training
Cost FREE
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This introductory course will look at The Equality Act 2010 and at our legal duties not to discriminate on grounds of ‘protected characteristics.’ It will explore the importance of language and look at the difference between direct and indirect discrimination. The training will be delivered in an interactive way with lots of opportunities for questions and will include case studies and interactive quizzes.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds, LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes The Equality Act 2010 and the nine “protected characteristics. Your legal responsibilities relating to the Equalities Act. Why language is important. Looking at real life case studies to decide if they are examples of discrimination.
Suitable for This course is suitable for paid workers and volunteers. It will give a good introduction into Equalities & Diversity.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Bid Writing Skills

5 March at 10:00am to 4:00pm
Provided by Community Action Bradford & District
Description

This course is aimed at voluntary and community organisations looking to increase their chances of securing grant funding or contracts from larger funders.

It will cover bid preparation and planning and will look at key questions including:

  • researching need and demand
  • clarifying outcomes
  • demonstrating ability to deliver
  • partnership bids
Venue Manningham Mills Community Centre
Lilycroft Road Bradford BD9 5BD
Learning outcomes
Suitable for
How to book To book a place visit: https://data.bdip.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=451&reset=1
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Cost Full Day Course Fees - choose the appropriate price band: Voluntary/community organisations from Bradford District (registered on DivaBradford_: £ 70.00 Other Voluntary/Community organisations: £ 90.00 Stautory Orgs/Private Companies/ Individuals: £ 160.00
Provided by Community Links
Description

This course teaches participants four basic steps to recognise if someone is having thoughts of suicide and how to connect them with resources that can help.

Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help. Often these opportunities are missed, ignored or avoided - leaving people more alone and at greater risk. safeTALK training prepares you to help by using TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to recognise and talk to people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them with further help. 

Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Recognise those who may be at risk of suicide • Ask individuals clearly and openly about their thoughts of suicide • Connect individuals at risk to local sources of help
Suitable for This three- hour course is suitable for anyone who may come into contact with individuals at risk of suicide, either at work or in their personal life. It is not suitable for those who have recently been bereaved by suicide.
How to book To book please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost **Free** for people who live or work in LS8 , LS9, LS10, LS11, LS12, LS14, LS15 & LS18
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This half day training is for people who may have the ability to identify levels of vulnerability of children and young people, either directly, through work with their families / carers or through the setting in which they work. This is seen as a minimum requirement for all people working within settings which work with or have regular contact with children and young people. It is recommended that people undertake Refresher Training every 3 years.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Gain knowledge of child abuse and neglect including signs and indicators. Learn about the impact of abuse on child development. Understand interagency working to identify, assess and meet the needs of children where there are safeguarding concerns. Learn what to do in response to concerns. Look at this area in depth using local learning from serious case reviews.
Suitable for This is seen as a minimum requirement for all people working within settings which work with or have regular contact with children and young people. It is recommended that people undertake Refresher Training every 3 years.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

Pricing up Bids (this session is part of a series of workshops on commissioning starting with “Introduction to Commissioning”, and “Bidding for Contracts”.)

This course runs until 3pm but the last hour is for any queries or questions you may need answering.

Leeds City Council, NHS CCGs and other public sector bodies are keen to contract with third sector organisations to provide services through the commissioning process which involves the assessment of a community’s needs and buying in organisations to provide services to meet these needs.  This session run by WYCAS is a follow up session to Commissioning – Bidding for Contracts delivered by VAL which supports third sector groups to complete tenders.  

It will focus on producing a budget for your project/service and help you to complete the financial requirements of a tender and demonstrate your financial capacity and controls.

ONLY AVAILABLE TO LEEDS BASED GROUPS AND LEEDS BASED 3RD SECTOR ORGANISATIONS.

Please note as this course is a free course if you book a place and are unable to attend for any reason (i.e. illness, or other circumstances) and cannot send another colleague in your place, please let us know as soon as possible. If you give us less than 14 days’ notice you will be charged a £10 non attendance fee.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Pricing up a service. Working out direct costs, overheads and costs per beneficiary/service. Completing Service Cost Analysis Forms and Pricing Schedules. Demonstrating financial capacity and controls.
Suitable for Suitable for any voluntary or community sector organisation planning, or in the process of bidding for a contract from a public sector provider, and for staff who are new to bidding for contracts.
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Cost FREE To Leeds Based Organisations
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description The aim of the course is to build participants confidence and skills in delivering alcohol brief interventions.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes • To provide practitioners with up to date information in regards to adults alcohol use, including government guidance and recommendations. • For participants to revise their knowledge about the effects of alcohol on adults. • To provide tools for practitioners to use to help assess adults appropriately for alcohol use and to be able to identify the level of risk associated with their use. • To provide resources and techniques to build confidence across the Leeds workforce in delivering early interventions and brief advice to adults around their alcohol use. • To increase awareness of the types of support that adults can access in Leeds for those people whose alcohol use is assessed at high risk.
Suitable for Any suitable professional that works with people using drugs and/or alcohol or experiencing any level of dependence.
How to book To book a place on any of the training courses detailed above please contact: prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk Please state which training session and date in your email THANKS Forward Leeds Training
Cost FREE
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This session will cover the roles and responsibilities of trustees (by Alex Peel) including understanding your annual accounts (by WYCAS).

This session will help charity trustees to fully understand what they need to know and what they need to do including preparing annual accounts. Charity trustees are the people who share ultimate responsibility for governing a charity and directing how it is managed and run. They may be called: trustees, the board, the management committee, governors, directors or something else but they all have specific duties and responsibilities.

Please note that your WYCAS tutor will talk through the theory and show you examples but also invites you to bring along your organisation’s last accounts, to apply your new found knowledge.

Venue Guiseley Methodist Church,
1 Orchard Way, Guiseley, Leeds, LS20 9EP
Learning outcomes Role and Responsibilities of Trustees. Overview of charitable status and what this means for trustees. Legal Duties of Trustees. Understanding collective responsibility and conflict of interest. Good practice and working effectively. Different types of year-end financial statements. Key accountancy terms. How to interpret the figures. Where to go for more help and advice.
Suitable for Trustees (or anyone responsible for managing and running a charity) of charitable organisations including registered charities and CIO’s.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This is a free course for groups starting from scratch that are based in Leeds. This workshop will enable new groups, starting from scratch to draft a constitution and to understand the other tasks that they need to carry out in order to become a small established group and to be able to apply for small funding grants. ONLY AVAILABLE TO LEEDS BASED SMALL GROUPS AND 3RD SECTOR ORGANISATIONS IN LEEDS. Please note as this course is a free course if you book a place and are unable to attend for any reason (i.e. illness, or other circumstances) and cannot send another colleague in your place, please let us know as soon as possible. If you give us less than 14 days’ notice you will be charged a £10 non attendance fee.

Venue The Cardigan Centre
145-149 Cardigan Road, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS6 1LJ
Learning outcomes Draw up a set of rules (this is called the constitution) and membership form. Open a bank account in the name of the group. Know where to go to get help with book keeping and accounts. Know where to go to get help to draw up a Safeguarding Policy. Know how to action plan. Learn about health checks.
Suitable for New groups, starting from scratch who wish to set up a small community group (unincorporated association). This workshop is not intended for people who want to incorporate as a community interest company or to register as a charity.
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Cost FREE

Volunteers and the Law

7 March at 10:00am to 1:00pm
Provided by Community Action Bradford & District
Description

What the law says about volunteering is fundamental knowledge for volunteer coordinators, senior managers and decision-makers. Clarify when the law says a volunteer becomes an employee, and what volunteers can and can’t do when claiming benefits. Insurance, Data Protection, DBS and Safeguarding, working with immigrants and asylum seekers are all covered in this session.

Venue Community Action Bradford & District
Manningham Mills Community Centre, Lilycroft Rd, Bradford, BD9 5BD.
Learning outcomes Avoid stepping too close to boundaries between volunteering and employment. Give good advice to volunteers about any conflicts when claiming benefits. Design procedures to make sure your organisation stays within the law and embeds good practice in your volunteer programme.
Suitable for Volunteer coordinators and others who need to ensure the organisation complies with legal duty.
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Cost Voluntary and community organisations from Bradford District and VAL Essentials £ 48.00 Other Voluntary/Community organisations £ 60.00 Statutory Orgs/Private Companies/ Individuals £ 120.00