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.

Start Up Plus

16 June at 9:30am to Thursday 26 November at 12:30am
Provided by SSE Yorkshire & North East
Description Do you run a start-up social enterprise? Our new Start Up Plus Programme will help you secure a stronger personal income from your project and take the next step to make it more sustainable. The outcome? More than just an idea or passion project; an innovative and robust viable business.

Key benefits:

  • A free learning programme to help you enhance business and entrepreneurial skills, and deepen your social impact
  • The opportunity to meet like-minded individuals running organisations like yours
  • £1,500 grant
This part-time six-month programme includes ten action-based learning days and is open to leaders of social enterprises across the UK. The training sessions will be delivered in London from June to November 2020 – travel and accommodation costs for attendance on the programme will be reimbursed by SSE.
Your organisation must have a clear social purpose with an income of less than £15,000 per year.
Venue various
Various locations
Learning outcomes You will be supported to develop your idea or project into a viable robust business, delivering social impact
Suitable for Anybody running a project with a social purpose or setting up an idea for a social enterprise
How to book Applications are open now! Apply here: http://bit.ly/start_up_plus
Cost This is a free learning and support programme, which all travel and accommodation expenses reimbursed
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

CPD Approved 65 mins (2 units)

If you are part of a team responsible for people’s nutrition and hydration, it’s important that you understand the terms that are being used, the nutritional requirements of the service users and the possible consequences of getting it wrong.


This course will start by defining the various terms used when talking about nutrition and hydration in care environments, the basic elements of nutrition and eating a healthy balanced diet, identify the reasons why vulnerable people might suffer with dehydration and the tools you can use to identify people that are at risk of malnutrition and the steps you can take to deal with this condition.

Recommended System Requirements
• Browser: Up to date web browser
• Video: Up to date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


Duration: 65 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).


Online Training By Neil Lee Training, offered by VAL

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Voluntary Action Leeds has suspended its face to face training offer until further notice. 

However we will be providing a limited number of training sessions on-line in partnership with Neil Lee Training (a regular trainer at VAL).

The courses will give you an opportunity to keep your skills up to date and relevant in an ever changing environment.  The courses are tutor led, one-to-one interactive on-line courses which you can do in your own time, at your own pace and at your own place.  Courses are fun to take part in and really easy to access. 

All courses are delivered by expert trainers with years of experience in the field. Learners will be asked questions at the end of each unit, which they will need to answer successfully in order to complete the course (but don’t worry if you get it wrong as you can try again), after which they will receive a certificate of achievement  approved by the relevant awarding bodies including CPD and Neil Lee Training Centre of Excellence.

 

Cancellation Policy

For more information please refer to our full cancellation policy here.

For more information please contact Training@VAL.org.uk

 

Event Details

Please note, the training can be undertaken at any time once purchased.

Venue Online Training Portal
Learning outcomes This course will start by defining the various terms used when talking about nutrition and hydration in care environments, the basic elements of nutrition and eating a healthy balanced diet, identify the reasons why vulnerable people might suffer with dehydration and the tools you can use to identify people that are at risk of malnutrition and the steps you can take to deal with this condition.
Suitable for
How to book
Click here to book
Cost £17.99
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

CPD Approved 65 mins (2 units)

Intelligence indicates that further terrorist attacks in our country are ‘highly likely’. Experience tells us that the threat comes not just from foreign nationals, but from terrorists born and bred in Britain. It is therefore vital that our counter-terrorism strategy contains a plan to prevent radicalisation and stop would-be terrorists from committing mass murder. The Prevent strategy, published by the Government is part of the overall counter-terrorism strategy.


This course starts with an overview of the Government’s Prevent strategy, and then looks at some of the reasons people become extremists. It goes on to cover the objectives of the Prevent strategy, how to base your actions on a risk based approach, what to do if you are concerned and much more.

Recommended System Requirements
• Browser: Up to date web browser
• Video: Up to date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


Duration: 65 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).


Online Training By Neil Lee Training, offered by VAL

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Voluntary Action Leeds has suspended its face to face training offer until further notice. 

However we will be providing a limited number of training sessions on-line in partnership with Neil Lee Training (a regular trainer at VAL).

The courses will give you an opportunity to keep your skills up to date and relevant in an ever changing environment.  The courses are tutor led, one-to-one interactive on-line courses which you can do in your own time, at your own pace and at your own place.  Courses are fun to take part in and really easy to access. 

All courses are delivered by expert trainers with years of experience in the field. Learners will be asked questions at the end of each unit, which they will need to answer successfully in order to complete the course (but don’t worry if you get it wrong as you can try again), after which they will receive a certificate of achievement  approved by the relevant awarding bodies including CPD and Neil Lee Training Centre of Excellence.

 

Cancellation Policy

For more information please refer to our full cancellation policy here.

For more information please contact Training@VAL.org.uk

 

Event Details

Please note, the training can be undertaken at any time once purchased.

Venue Online Training Portal
Learning outcomes This course starts with an overview of the Government’s Prevent strategy, and then looks at some of the reasons people become extremists. It goes on to cover the objectives of the Prevent strategy, how to base your actions on a risk based approach, what to do if you are concerned and much more.
Suitable for
How to book
Click here to book
Cost £24.99
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

CPD Approved 50 minutes (2 units)

There are two crucial attributes you must have when working with people in a caring, supportive environment. First, all service users must be treated with dignity and the second crucial attribute is privacy


The course will start by defining dignity and privacy within the healthcare sector, and will explain how the two are quite often linked. It will then go on to give you a range of useful professional tips about setting up the right working relationship with your service users, and discuss some of the issues that can arise when dignity and privacy are not respected.

Recommended System Requirements
• Browser: Up to date web browser
• Video: Up to date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


Duration: 50 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).


 

Online Training By Neil Lee Training, offered by VAL

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Voluntary Action Leeds has suspended its face to face training offer until further notice. 

However we will be providing a limited number of training sessions on-line in partnership with Neil Lee Training (a regular trainer at VAL).

The courses will give you an opportunity to keep your skills up to date and relevant in an ever changing environment.  The courses are tutor led, one-to-one interactive on-line courses which you can do in your own time, at your own pace and at your own place.  Courses are fun to take part in and really easy to access. 

All courses are delivered by expert trainers with years of experience in the field. Learners will be asked questions at the end of each unit, which they will need to answer successfully in order to complete the course (but don’t worry if you get it wrong as you can try again), after which they will receive a certificate of achievement  approved by the relevant awarding bodies including CPD and Neil Lee Training Centre of Excellence.

 

Cancellation Policy

For more information please refer to our full cancellation policy here.

For more information please contact Training@VAL.org.uk

 

Event Details

Please note, the training can be undertaken at any time once purchased.

 

Venue Online Training Portal
Learning outcomes The course will start by defining dignity and privacy within the healthcare sector, and will explain how the two are quite often linked. It will then go on to give you a range of useful professional tips about setting up the right working relationship with your service users, and discuss some of the issues that can arise when dignity and privacy are not respected.
Suitable for Those working within healthcare sector
How to book
Click here to book
Cost £17.99
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

What do we mean by Person Centred Care, well the term originated in the 1940s and proposed taking a holistic view of service users in care settings. This means getting to know the person and then tailoring their care as much as possible to meet their specific needs. Person centred care is now a key principle outlined in current legislation and it plays an important part in the standards that they set out which must be followed by all care professionals working in this country.

 

Course Description

CPD Approved

This course will give you an understanding of person centred approaches for care and support, and how to implement a person-centred approach in an adult social care setting.
It starts by explaining what we mean by person centred care and where this term originated. It then goes on to analyse the values represented by person centred care and explains why care should be as much as possible tailored to each service user. Finally it will give you an overview of care plans, daily reports, the importance of obtaining consent and much more.

Recommended System Requirements
• Browser: Up to date web browser
• Video: Up to date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


Duration: 45 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

 


Online Training By Neil Lee Training, offered by VAL

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Voluntary Action Leeds has suspended its face to face training offer until further notice. 

However we will be providing a limited number of training sessions on-line in partnership with Neil Lee Training (a regular trainer at VAL).

The courses will give you an opportunity to keep your skills up to date and relevant in an ever changing environment.  The courses are tutor led, one-to-one interactive on-line courses which you can do in your own time, at your own pace and at your own place.  Courses are fun to take part in and really easy to access. 

All courses are delivered by expert trainers with years of experience in the field. Learners will be asked questions at the end of each unit, which they will need to answer successfully in order to complete the course (but don’t worry if you get it wrong as you can try again), after which they will receive a certificate of achievement  approved by the relevant awarding bodies including CPD and Neil Lee Training Centre of Excellence.

 

Cancellation Policy

For more information please refer to our full cancellation policy here.

For more information please contact Training@VAL.org.uk

 

Event Details

Please note, the training can be undertaken at any time once purchased.

Venue Online Training Portal
Learning outcomes This course will give you an understanding of person centred approaches for care and support, and how to implement a person-centred approach in an adult social care setting.
Suitable for Those working in social care
How to book
Click here to book
Cost £17.99
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

When working in the adult social care sector, communicating is essential to develop your understanding of a service user's needs, so you can provide them with the support they require. If the information exchanged is inaccurate or misleading, mistakes can be made which can result in ineffective care and a negative view of the service. Professionals will form many different relationships in their work. Some will be formal and others more informal. Whoever you are communicating with and whatever the method you use it is essential that you make sure your communication is appropriate and effective.

Duration 75 mins (3 units)

CPD Approved
This course covers some of the different ways of communication, how to identify barriers to communication and how to reduce these, making sure the person you are communicating with understands what you are communicating, how to get help with communication issues and much more.

Recommended System Requirements
• Browser: Up to date web browser
• Video: Up to date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


Duration: 75 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

 


Online Training By Neil Lee Training, offered by VAL

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Voluntary Action Leeds has suspended its face to face training offer until further notice. 

However we will be providing a limited number of training sessions on-line in partnership with Neil Lee Training (a regular trainer at VAL).

The courses will give you an opportunity to keep your skills up to date and relevant in an ever changing environment.  The courses are tutor led, one-to-one interactive on-line courses which you can do in your own time, at your own pace and at your own place.  Courses are fun to take part in and really easy to access. 

All courses are delivered by expert trainers with years of experience in the field. Learners will be asked questions at the end of each unit, which they will need to answer successfully in order to complete the course (but don’t worry if you get it wrong as you can try again), after which they will receive a certificate of achievement  approved by the relevant awarding bodies including CPD and Neil Lee Training Centre of Excellence.

 

Cancellation Policy

For more information please refer to our full cancellation policy here.

For more information please contact Training@VAL.org.uk

 

Event Details

Please note, the training can be undertaken at any time once purchased.

Venue Online Training Portal
Learning outcomes This course covers some of the different ways of communication, how to identify barriers to communication and how to reduce these, making sure the person you are communicating with understands what you are communicating, how to get help with communication issues and much more.
Suitable for
How to book
Click here to book
Cost £19.99
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

Our Safeguarding courses have been created because, first and foremost, each and every one of us has basic human rights. Chief among these is the right to be healthy, happy and treated well, regardless of race, age, gender or location. When these rights are abused in some way it’s wrong, and it is therefore vital that guidelines, policies and procedures are followed to enable everyone, without exception to live a life in which these basic values and rights are maintained and upheld.

80 minutes course. 2 CPD units


Course Description

CPD Approved

This course is aimed at anyone who has a duty of care for, or comes into contact with, adults in need of care and support, either as a paid professional or a volunteer. This includes, but isn’t limited to, those that work in domiciliary care, the NHS, community centres, prisons or with a family member at home, and sets out the roles and responsibilities everyone must undertake to protect an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. You and the organisation you work for must take appropriate and proportional measures necessary for the protection of adults in your care, while still ensuring they are supported and empowered to have control over how they want to live their lives and this course can bring you one step closer to being able to do this.
This means that whatever the circumstance, you and the organisation you work for must take appropriate and proportional measures necessary for the protection of adults in your care, while still ensuring they are supported and empowered to have control over how they want to live their lives.


During this course you will hear many facts, figures and details surrounding the risk to adults in need of care and support, the types of abuse suffered and key safeguarding legislation put in place to minimise the abuse of adults with care and support needs. By the end of this course, you will have learned a better understanding of safeguarding principles and be able to apply them to your role.


This includes being able to define the key terminology in relation to safeguarding; identify the principle laws that relate to safeguarding and why they have been put in place to minimise abuse; recognise and respond to the ten types of abuse suffered by vulnerable adults; identify and report concerns of abuse or neglect; describe your role, responsibilities and boundaries; ensure people are supported and encouraged to make their own decisions and give informed consent, and finally manage the environment to minimise the risk of abuse.

Recommended System Requirements
• Browser: Up to date web browser
• Video: Up to date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


Duration: 80 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).


Online Training By Neil Lee Training, offered by VAL

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Voluntary Action Leeds has suspended its face to face training offer until further notice. 

However we will be providing a limited number of training sessions on-line in partnership with Neil Lee Training (a regular trainer at VAL).

The courses will give you an opportunity to keep your skills up to date and relevant in an ever changing environment.  The courses are tutor led, one-to-one interactive on-line courses which you can do in your own time, at your own pace and at your own place.  Courses are fun to take part in and really easy to access. 

All courses are delivered by expert trainers with years of experience in the field. Learners will be asked questions at the end of each unit, which they will need to answer successfully in order to complete the course (but don’t worry if you get it wrong as you can try again), after which they will receive a certificate of achievement  approved by the relevant awarding bodies including CPD and Neil Lee Training Centre of Excellence.

 

Cancellation Policy

For more information please refer to our full cancellation policy here.

For more information please contact Training@VAL.org.uk

 

Event Details

Please note, the training can be undertaken at any time once purchased.

Venue Online Training Portal
Learning outcomes By the end of this course, you will have learned a better understanding of safeguarding principles and be able to apply them to your role.
Suitable for This course is aimed at anyone who has a duty of care for, or comes into contact with, adults in need of care and support, either as a paid professional or a volunteer.
How to book
Click here to book
Cost £24.99
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

People often equate the words mental health with mental illness and there are many definitions of what mental health actually is. Mental health issues can happen to anyone despite social background, intelligence, gender or other factors.

Duration: 25 mins (1 CPD unit)


Course Description

CPD Approved

This course explains the difference between mental health and mental illness. It covers the symptoms of a number of the most common mental illnesses so you will know what to look out for or what to expect if you are working with someone with one of these conditions. As well as providing some practical advice on how you can work effectively with those affected by these conditions.

Recommended System Requirements
• Browser: Up to date web browser
• Video: Up to date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


Duration: 25 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).


 

Online Training By Neil Lee Training, offered by VAL

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Voluntary Action Leeds has suspended its face to face training offer until further notice. 

However we will be providing a limited number of training sessions on-line in partnership with Neil Lee Training (a regular trainer at VAL).

The courses will give you an opportunity to keep your skills up to date and relevant in an ever changing environment.  The courses are tutor led, one-to-one interactive on-line courses which you can do in your own time, at your own pace and at your own place.  Courses are fun to take part in and really easy to access. 

All courses are delivered by expert trainers with years of experience in the field. Learners will be asked questions at the end of each unit, which they will need to answer successfully in order to complete the course (but don’t worry if you get it wrong as you can try again), after which they will receive a certificate of achievement  approved by the relevant awarding bodies including CPD and Neil Lee Training Centre of Excellence.

 

Cancellation Policy

For more information please refer to our full cancellation policy here.

For more information please contact Training@VAL.org.uk

 

Event Details

Please note, the training can be undertaken at any time once purchased.

Venue Online Training Portal
Learning outcomes CPD Approved
Suitable for All
How to book
Click here to book
Cost £17.99
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

Online training course- in this course we're going to be discussing two topics, 'equality' and diversity' and how they relate to one another. Understanding this will help us to identify and address issues of unfairness and discrimination in the workplace.

Duration: 70 mins (2 CPD Units)

Course Description

We’ve all heard and used the words ‘equality’ and ‘diversity’ before but what do they actually mean and how do they affect you as an employer or employee?

Well if you take the words on their own they are actually quite different, equality is the state of being equal, especially in rights and opportunities. Diversity is the state of being different or varied. However these 2 things should not be seen as opposite to each other, after all people can be different but they still have the same rights. When it comes to places of work there is legislation in place to ensure that we all meet our responsibilities in relation to equality and diversity… And one way to make sure we meet these responsibilities is through training.

Duration: 70 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

Online Training By Neil Lee Training, offered by VAL

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Voluntary Action Leeds has suspended its face to face training offer until further notice. However we will be providing a limited number of training sessions on-line in partnership with Neil Lee Training (a regular trainer at VAL).The courses will give you an opportunity to keep your skills up to date and relevant in an ever changing environment. The courses are tutor led, one-to-one interactive on-line courses which you can do in your own time, at your own pace and at your own place. Courses are fun to take part in and really easy to access.All courses are delivered by expert trainers with years of experience in the field. Learners will be asked questions at the end of each unit, which they will need to answer successfully in order to complete the course (but don’t worry if you get it wrong as you can try again), after which they will receive a certificate of achievement approved by the relevant awarding bodies including CPD and Neil Lee Training Centre of Excellence.

 

Venue Online Training Portal
Learning outcomes CPD approved course- 2 units
Suitable for All
How to book
Click here to book
Cost £24.99

Online Training- Duty of Care

29 June at 11:05am to Thursday 31 December at 11:05am
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

CPD Approved 50 mins (1 unit)

A duty of care is the requirement that all health and social care professionals, and organisations providing health and care services, must put the interests of service users first.


Working in the health and social care sector involves working with lots of different people with a variety of needs, dependencies, backgrounds and wishes. As a care worker, you have a duty of care towards all the people you are involved with, during your working hours. This means you have to employ a reasonable level of care, to ensure they are kept safe from harm, abuse and injury.


This course will give you an introduction to the concept of duty of care, cover how duty of care affects your work, what to do if you come across a duty of care dilemma and where to go for support or advice along with some practical examples of duty of care situations.

Recommended System Requirements
• Browser: Up to date web browser
• Video: Up to date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


Duration: 50 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).


Online Training By Neil Lee Training, offered by VAL

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Voluntary Action Leeds has suspended its face to face training offer until further notice. 

However we will be providing a limited number of training sessions on-line in partnership with Neil Lee Training (a regular trainer at VAL).

The courses will give you an opportunity to keep your skills up to date and relevant in an ever changing environment.  The courses are tutor led, one-to-one interactive on-line courses which you can do in your own time, at your own pace and at your own place.  Courses are fun to take part in and really easy to access. 

All courses are delivered by expert trainers with years of experience in the field. Learners will be asked questions at the end of each unit, which they will need to answer successfully in order to complete the course (but don’t worry if you get it wrong as you can try again), after which they will receive a certificate of achievement  approved by the relevant awarding bodies including CPD and Neil Lee Training Centre of Excellence.

 

Cancellation Policy

For more information please refer to our full cancellation policy here.

For more information please contact Training@VAL.org.uk

 

Event Details

Please note, the training can be undertaken at any time once purchased.

Venue Online Training Portal
Learning outcomes This course will give you an introduction to the concept of duty of care, cover how duty of care affects your work, what to do if you come across a duty of care dilemma and where to go for support or advice along with some practical examples of duty of care situations.
Suitable for Those working with health and social care
How to book
Click here to book
Cost £17.99

Online Training- Learning Disability Awareness

29 June at 12:00pm to Thursday 31 December at 12:00pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This course will start by giving you an overview of some of the common types and causes of learning disabilities and how they affect people. It will touch on how a person centred approach to care will get the best results and look at how management must perform, and at the needs of the individual. I will also discuss overcoming the stigma attached to learning disabilities and much more.
Duration: 50 minutes (2 units)

 

Course Description

CPD Approved

Learning disabilities, however they are acquired, are lifelong. They are neurological disabilities and as such affect how an individual understands and remembers information, how they learn and communicate. People can be born with learning disabilities or they may acquire them later in life.

There are many differing types of learning difficulty and they can exhibit in many different ways and with many different characteristics.

This course will start by giving you an overview of some of the common types and causes of learning disabilities and how they affect people. It will touch on how a person centred approach to care will get the best results and look at how management must perform, and at the needs of the individual. It will also discuss overcoming the stigma attached to learning disabilities and much more

Online Training By Neil Lee Training, offered by VAL

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Voluntary Action Leeds has suspended its face to face training offer until further notice. However we will be providing a limited number of training sessions on-line in partnership with Neil Lee Training (a regular trainer at VAL).The courses will give you an opportunity to keep your skills up to date and relevant in an ever changing environment.

The courses are tutor led, one-to-one interactive on-line courses which you can do in your own time, at your own pace and at your own place. Courses are fun to take part in and really easy to access.

All courses are delivered by expert trainers with years of experience in the field. Learners will be asked questions at the end of each unit, which they will need to answer successfully in order to complete the course (but don’t worry if you get it wrong as you can try again), after which they will receive a certificate of achievement approved by the relevant awarding bodies including CPD and Neil Lee Training Centre of Excellence.

Venue Online Training Portal
Learning outcomes CPD approved course- 2 units
Suitable for All
How to book
Click here to book
Cost £17.99

NPS (Novel Psychoactive Substances)

30 September at 9:30am to 12:30pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description

NPS (Novel Psychoactive Substances)

·        The effects, risks, and impact of Synthetic Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists (Spice)  

·        Nitrous Oxide

·        ​New emerging trends

·        Harm Reduction Messages

·        To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds.

Venue Zoom
Invites sent to those booked on
Learning outcomes NPS (Novel Psychoactive Substances) • The effects, risks, and impact of Synthetic Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists (Spice) • Nitrous Oxide • New emerging trends • Harm Reduction Messages • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds.
Suitable for Practitioners
How to book via prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk
Cost Free
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description

Relationship between alcohol and domestic abuse

•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

•To examine the impact of domestic abuse on family relationships

•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.

Venue Zoom
Learning outcomes Relationship between alcohol and domestic abuse • 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 • To examine the impact of domestic abuse on family relationships • 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
How to book Please book at prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk
Cost Free
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

Course Description

This session will help charity trustees to fully understand what they need to know and what they need to do. 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.

 

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.    
  • Where to go for more help and advice.

 


Zoom Online Training

Participants will need to download the Zoom app on their computer 48 hours beforehand, full details will be emailed prior to the event, including all information on how to access the session.

 

Cancellation Policy

For more information please refer to our full cancellation policy here.

For more information please contact Training@VAL.org.uk

 

Venue Zoom Online Training
Learning outcomes
Suitable for This course is suitable for trustees (or anyone responsible for managing and running a charity) of charitable organisations including registered charities and CIOs.
How to book £50- Standard rate £40- VAL Essentials Subscribers discounted rate
Click here to book
Cost £40 - £50

Clinical Risk including FACE

2 October at 10:00am to 12:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description

AIM: To learn how to assess and manage risk using FACE

This training will use a blended learning approach combining online and face to face training.. There will be online pre-course activities to complete ahead of this session taking place at Community Links Oakwood Hall Training Centre.

Venue Community Links Training Centre
Oakwood Grange Lane Oakwood Leeds LS8 2PF
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Discuss what is meant by risk and therapeutic risk-taking • Identify the purpose and limits of risk assessment • Specify the links between risk assessment and care and relapse planning • Complete a FACE risk assessment for a client This course is for those who use or wish to use FACE risk profiles as part of their overall risk assessment and management practice. The course looks at the concept of risk, what it is, why we may assess risk, who benefits (or not) from risk assessment and how we can complete a risk assessment. Threats to effective risk assessment, ways in which services may pose a risk to their users and the limitations of risk assessment will also be considered. There will be online pre-course activities to complete ahead of this session taking place at Community Links Oakwood Hall Training Centre.
Suitable for People working or volunteering in the health and social care sector
How to book Please call us on 0113 2739675, email training@commlinks.co.uk or visit https://www.commlinks.co.uk/training/courses/
Cost £99
Provided by Leeds Public Health Training
Description
It is time to feel good about ageing. Join us as we celebrate ageing positively and deliver this session as part of West Yorkshire Falls Prevention week.
 
This webinar will be delivered by specialists from the Leeds Public Health team and the Falls leads from Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust.
 
Booking for this webinar is via Eventbrite.
 
To book a place – please visit the Leeds Public Health Training webpage https://www.leeds.gov.uk/phrc/public-health-training/want-to-know-more-sessions where you will find the Eventbrite link.
Venue Online webinar
This event is an online webinar. Joining instructions will be sent to you by e-mail in advance of the session.
Learning outcomes The session will provide information on: - the links between frailty and falls - how to identify need and risk - how to develop interventions to support falls prevention
Suitable for Please note that these sessions are aimed at professionals and frontline support workers, including volunteers, to improve their awareness and practice around the subjects covered. They are not appropriate for members of the public.
How to book Booking for this webinar is via Eventbrite. To book a place – please visit the Leeds Public Health Training webpage https://www.leeds.gov.uk/phrc/public-health-training/want-to-know-more-sessions where you will find the Eventbrite link.
Cost Free

Clinical Risk including FACE

2 October at 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Provided by Community Links
Description

AIM: To learn how to assess and manage risk using FACE

This training will use a blended learning approach combining online and face to face training. There will be online pre-course activities to complete ahead of this session taking place at Community Links Oakwood Hall Training Centre.

Venue Community Links Training Centre
Oakwood Grange Lane Oakwood Leeds LS8 2PF
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Discuss what is meant by risk and therapeutic risk-taking • Identify the purpose and limits of risk assessment • Specify the links between risk assessment and care and relapse planning • Complete a FACE risk assessment for a client This course is for those who use or wish to use FACE risk profiles as part of their overall risk assessment and management practice. The course looks at the concept of risk, what it is, why we may assess risk, who benefits (or not) from risk assessment and how we can complete a risk assessment. Threats to effective risk assessment, ways in which services may pose a risk to their users and the limitations of risk assessment will also be considered.
Suitable for People working or volunteering in the health and social care sector
How to book Please call us on 0113 2739675, email training@commlinks.co.uk or visit https://www.commlinks.co.uk/training/courses/
Cost £99

Drugs Training.

7 October at 9:30am to 1:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description

•        To gain an understanding of a variety of substances that are used and misused.

•        Explore Drug, Set & Setting.

•        To help participants develop a clear understanding of the key harm reduction advice for clients

•        To increase awareness of the types of support that adults/young people and their families can access in Leeds.

Venue Zoom
Invites will be sent out
Learning outcomes • To gain an understanding of a variety of substances that are used and misused. • Explore Drug, Set & Setting. • To help participants develop a clear understanding of the key harm reduction advice for clients • To increase awareness of the types of support that adults/young people and their families can access in Leeds.
Suitable for Practitioners
How to book prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk
Cost Free
Provided by Early Help Hub Alcohol and Drug Coordinators
Description Early Help Hub Alcohol and Drug Coordinators Training:- ·       
  • How to start a conversation with parents about drugs and alcohol. 
  • Increase confidence for professionals. 
  • Impact of substance misuse on families.
  • What support the Alcohol and Drug Coordinators can offer.  
  • How to refer in.
Venue Zoom
Learning outcomes Increase understanding and awareness of the roles of the Early Help Hub Alcohol and Substance Misuse Coordinators and how to refer in. How to have conversations with parents around alcohol and drug use.
Suitable for Professionals that work with families
How to book email: chelsey.taylor@leeds.gov.uk
Cost Free
Provided by Leeds Public Health Training
Description Join Mindwell and Leeds Public Health Resource Centre for a webinar about mental health information in Leeds. 
 
Booking for this webinar is via Eventbrite.
 
To book a place – please visit the Leeds Public Health Training webpage https://www.leeds.gov.uk/phrc/public-health-training/want-to-know-more-sessions where you will find the Eventbrite link.
Venue Online webinar
This event is an online webinar. Joining instructions will be sent to you by e-mail in advance of the session.
Learning outcomes During the session you will take a tour of MindWell to help you get the most out of the information it offers, including: - up to date information about local services, including referral links - resources to help someone understand and manage common mental health problems like anxiety and depression - a library of self-help and self-care resources, videos and animations You will also find out about local and national resources available from the Public Health Resource Centre.
Suitable for Please note that these sessions are aimed at professionals and frontline support workers, including volunteers, to improve their awareness and practice around the subjects covered. They are not appropriate for members of the public.
How to book Booking for this webinar is via Eventbrite. To book a place – please visit the Leeds Public Health Training webpage https://www.leeds.gov.uk/phrc/public-health-training/want-to-know-more-sessions where you will find the Eventbrite link.
Cost Free
Provided by Shantona Women's & Family Centre
Description <div><span>An online workshop exploring how perpetrators can twist faith to perpetrate domestic abuse, busting stereotypes and understanding&nbsp;effective support for&nbsp;Muslim&nbsp;women facing&nbsp;abuse.&nbsp;<br><br></span></div><div><span>This session focuses on faith and the ways&nbsp;perpetrators can twist faith into myth to use as a tool of abuse.&nbsp;We will use Islamic scripture to debunk abuse myths that perpetrators may use.&nbsp;&nbsp;We will also use some time introducing a framework to help practitioners work alongside cultural norms to help break barriers women face and be comfortable having conversations about&nbsp;faith and domestic abuse. Lastly, the session with touch upon faith as a tool for healing for women experiencing domestic abuse.&nbsp;<br></span></div>
Venue Online - Zoom
Learning outcomes -Understand the difference between faith, culture and tradition -Explore some of the ways perpetrators may purposefully twist scripture in abusive relationships in order to justify and perpetrate abuse -Learn what actual scripture says in response to the myths perpetrators form -Learn a conversational tool and practice this model to challenge myths and work alongside cultural norms
Suitable for This session is for anyone who works with women and families and are looking to particular engage with the specific barriers BAMER people may face in regard to domestic violence. We work with anyone who works with women and families, from third sector organisations to social workers and schools.
How to book Book through eventbrite here: https://shantonadvislam.eventbrite.co.uk. Please ensure that you provide the right email address when you book as we will send through the joining details on the morning of the session.
Cost The session costs £40. We will arrange payment with you through invoicing.
Provided by Shantona Women's Family Centre
Description Shantona’s best practice sessions and trainings are based on our unique way of working with families, developed over 20 years, which puts families and culture at the centre of practice. At Shantona we are always non-judgemental, validate the family’s right to their own cultural identity, seek to understand the source of behaviours of the family, respectful and empathic.
 
 
Our session takes an interactive workshop style to challenge myths and strengthen practitioner’s knowledge and confidence to work effectively with South Asian communities and explores best practice when working with south Asian women who are experiencing mental health problems.
 
The session will explore barriers, the importance of an intersectional approach to work and explore empathic and empowering practice. 
Venue Online - Zoom
Learning outcomes - Explore the south Asian experience of mental health and the unique barriers south asian people face with their mental health - Unpick these barriers and understand how this can have wider effects on a person's access to support and other parts of their lives - Learn a conversational tool and practice this model to challenge myths and work alongside cultural norms
Suitable for Any professionals working with or has work with BAMER backgrounds. This includes third sector organisations, social workers, support workers, etc.
How to book You can book online here: https://shantonamentalhealth.eventbrite.co.uk
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Cost £40 per ticket. We will arrange payment through invoicing.There are group discounts available on a case by case basis, so do get in touch with sonia@shantona.co.uk before you book if you want to learn as a group.

Cannabis & Young People

14 October at 9:30am to 12:30pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description

Cannabis & Young People

•        To provide practitioners with information on young people and cannabis use.

•        For participants to gain knowledge about the effects of cannabis on young people.

•        To provide resources and techniques to build confidence in offering support and brief advice for people affected by cannabis use.

•        To increase awareness of the types of support and services available to young people who are affected by cannabis use and their families.

Venue Zoom
Invites will be sent for those booked on
Learning outcomes Cannabis & Young People • To provide practitioners with information on young people and cannabis use. • For participants to gain knowledge about the effects of cannabis on young people. • To provide resources and techniques to build confidence in offering support and brief advice for people affected by cannabis use. • To increase awareness of the types of support and services available to young people who are affected by cannabis use and their families.
Suitable for practitioners
How to book please book via prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk
Cost Free

Mental Health First Aid (Adult) - Online

16 October at 10:00am to Friday 23 October at 3:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description

This course teaches participants how to recognise and respond appropriately to signs of emotional distress.

The new online version of the course delivers the same evidence-based learning outcomes of the popular ‘face-to-face’ Adult MHFA Two Day course in an accessible and flexible online format. The course is structured around a blend of individual learning and live sessions.

Please note this course takes place over two dates, and requires online learning prior to each live online session.

Participants must complete the pre-course learning activities and attend both live session dates as below: Friday 16 October 10:00 – 15:30 AND Friday 23 October 10:00 – 15:30

Venue Online
Learning outcomes This two-day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving you: • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support
Suitable for Anyone
How to book Contact Community Links Training Team on 0113 2739675, email training@commlinks.co.uk or visit https://www.commlinks.co.uk/training/courses/mental-health-first-aid-oct-20-16/
Cost £150.00 per delegate (or £50 with bursary)Bursaries are available for individuals based in Leeds and meeting ONE or more of the below specific eligibility criteria:1. Local community groups2. Small voluntary organisations in neighbourhoods with limited income3. Volunteers working in community organisations4. Members of tenant’s organisations (including housing associations and ALMOs) and frontline housing sector staff (e.g. LCC)5. Organisations supporting people with debt and financial difficulties

Online Mental Health First Aid Training

16 October at 10:00am to Friday 6 November at 12:00pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

The course will teach you practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues. You will gain confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress. On completion you will be a certified Mental Health First Aider.

This course is made up of both individual learning activities and a series of live sessions. Individual learning will be based on a combination of videos, workbook activities and reading. This can be done at your own pace in advance of each live session. The live sessions are led by one of our approved MHFA England Instructors.


Please note the live sessions will be held over a number of dates and times.

The times are as follows:

Friday 16 Oct INTRO Session- 10:00 – 10:15

Tuesday 20 Oct 10:00 - 12:00

Thursday 22 Oct 10:00 - 12:30

Wednesday 4 Nov 10:00 - 12:00

Friday 6 Nov 10:00 - 12:00

 

The Online Learning Hub

The Online Learning Hub is where you will be able to

  • Complete the individual learning activities
  • Chat with the other course participants
  • Join live sessions
  • Contact your course instructor

 

Individual Learning

The course, on the Online Learning Hub, will direct you through all the individual learning activities. Please make sure to complete all the activities you need to in advance of each live session. Once a live session has taken place, the next set of activities you need to complete will be made available.

The activities include reading through pages of your MHFA Course Manual, watching videos and answering some reflective questions.

 


Cancellation Policy

For more information please refer to our full cancellation policy here.

For more information please contact Training@VAL.org.uk

 

Venue Online Learning Hub
Learning outcomes
Suitable for
How to book
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Cost £200
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description

NPS (Novel Psychoactive Substances) covering

The effects, risks, and impact of Synthetic Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists (Spice)  

Nitrous Oxide 

​New emerging trends

Harm Reduction Messages

To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds.

Venue Zoom
Invites will be sent to those booked on
Learning outcomes NPS (Novel Psychoactive Substances) • The effects, risks, and impact of Synthetic Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists (Spice) • Nitrous Oxide • New emerging trends • Harm Reduction Messages • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds.
Suitable for Practitioners
How to book please book via prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk
Cost Free
Provided by Leeds Community Gambling Service (GamCare)
Description

To increase awareness of problem gambling, its hidden harms and who is at risk.

To build relationships and partnerships to increase interventions and referrals.

Venue Remote via Zoom
Learning outcomes • To increase your awareness of gambling related harms. • To be able to recognise the risk factors of ‘problematic gambling’. • To increase your confidence in having conversations around gambling. • To be aware of the services we provide and how you can refer clients to LCGS.
Suitable for Professionals and volunteers who support clients
How to book email to Richard Moore Richard.moore@gamcare,org,uk
Cost Free

COVID-19 AWARENESS

21 October at 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description At the end of the course participants will be able to
  • Outline the aetiology and incidence of Covid-19 and its impact on the health of the individual
  • Outline the special measures being taken within the sector to limit the spread of the coronavirus – including methods of reporting, testing, and infection prevention and control
  • Outline the Discharge to Assess (D2A) strategy currently being used by the NHS and the role of the Care Home in this approach
  • Awareness on what is meant by social isolation, shielding, and patient/staff cohorting and describe how these measures assist in preventing the spread of the coronavirus
  • Identify how care practises such as: handwashing, respiratory hygiene, wearing of PPE, methods of cleansing and disinfection are being used to control the spread of the coronavirus
Venue Online
Learning outcomes see above
Suitable for Professionals or volunteers working in health and social care sector
How to book Email training@commlinks.co.uk, call 0113 2739675 or visit https://www.commlinks.co.uk/training/courses/
Cost £50

WYCAS Basic Bookkeeping

22 October at 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Provided by WYCAS
Description Learn how to set up a basic bookkeeping system that allows you to easily record income and expenditure, and to report on restricted and unrestricted funds.

This is a FREE 3 hour course which will be held online for a maximum of 4 people. We will email you a link to the online course a few days before the event.
Venue Online
Learning outcomes This course will teach you how to: Set up the spreadsheet Enter transactions onto the spreadsheet, with categories of income and expenditure, restricted funds, bank and cash accounts Reconcile the bank balance to bank statements Produce finance reports for in year reporting We will teach you how to use our in-house WYCAS cashbook, (which you can then download for free), which has been developed over many years to provide a simple, effective system for small charitable organisations and social enterprises etc. What you will need: Access to a computer with Excel software A basic ability to use a spreadsheet
Suitable for
How to book Book online via Eventbrite:
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Cost Free
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

During this day long course we explore different leadership styles and how they can be best used to approach situations to help bring people on board.


This training is designed for people who are new to a leadership/management role or who are wanting to become leaders within their organisation.


Zoom Online Training

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Voluntary Action Leeds has suspended its face to face training offer until further notice; however as part of our commitment to deliver good quality, accessible training to the third sector in Leeds, we have now decided to launch a new range of Zoom Training Sessions.

These sessions will be led by experienced trainer, and regular VAL associate, Stephen Dowson. Stephen has a wealth of training experience and is able to facilitate and deliver informative and engaging sessions; receiving great feedback from his attendees. Check out his website for more information and testimonials of his work https://www.standandbecounted.co.uk/

Stephen will lead the Zoom sessions, taking the attendee through a variety of subject matters, engaging the audience and opening up debate for learning. You will receive a top quality training session  from the comfort of your own home or office.

Participants will need to download the Zoom app on their computer 48 hours beforehand, full details will be emailed prior to the event, including all information on how to access the session.

 

Cancellation Policy

For more information please refer to our full cancellation policy here.

For more information please contact Training@VAL.org.uk

 

Venue Zoom Online Training
Learning outcomes
Suitable for
How to book Non VAL Essentials Subscriber- £50 VAL Essentials Discounted Rate- £40
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Cost £40 - £50