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.

Customer Service Training

27 August at 9:30am to Friday 30 August at 12:30pm
Provided by Think Employment
Description Free 4-day Customer Service training course. The sessions will start at 9:30am and run till 3:30pm each day at our centre in Leeds.
Venue Think Employment Leeds
Think Employment Leeds Unit 4, St David’s Court David Street, Leeds LS11 5QA
Learning outcomes - Delivering customer service - Communication skills in sales - Understanding the sales cycle - Selling lawfully and ethically - Understanding marketing
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 - subject to eligilbity
Provided by Community Links
Description To establish an understanding of best working practice in offering support and to understand procedures when reporting abuse and procedures following an alert.  

It looks at the potential signs and signals of abuse and fulfilling your duty to pass on any disclosures or allegations. It covers how to address any immediate safety or protection needs of the alleged adult at risk including the recording of the incident in your workplace.
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the session participants will be able to: • Understand key terminology and legislation in relation to safeguarding adults • Identify common types of abuse and neglect • Understand the principles of best practice • Understand local safeguarding protocols and procedures.
Suitable for This half day course is aimed at all staff working with adults at risk but that who do not have a supervisory or management role.
How to book To book your space please contact training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £50 per delegate
Provided by Community Links
Description This course provides an overview of the key components of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Mental Health Act (1983/2007).   

This half-day basic awareness course will provide staff with an understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act. This course highlights key responsibilities to ensure that staff are working to best practice and are compliant to these acts.
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will have: • An understanding of the key components of the MCA + MHA • Identified your key responsibilities and how to work within these acts • An awareness of how these laws impact service users, families + carers • Identified sources of professional support
Suitable for Suitable to anyone who wishes to learn more about these acts.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £50 per delegate
Provided by Voluntary Action Sheffield
Description
Wherever you are, whenever you can!
 
Start whenever you like on this online course, leading to the Award in Volunteer Management Level 3 (Awarding Organisation is Certa)
 
All resources are online, so distance is no object to gaining the credit for your knowledge and understanding of what it takes to run a volunteering programme. 
 
A real tutor will work alongside you throughout the course, supporting you to achieve your qualification.
 
Overall, you will need about 60 hours to complete all elements of the course.

 
Venue Online course (distance learning)
Learning outcomes Unit 1: Organisations and Volunteering: Principles and Practice of running a volunteer programme. Why is volunteering important and valuable? What must organisations do to ensure a happy experience for everyone. Unit 2: Attracting and Recruiting Volunteers: How to market your volunteering opportunities, the process of recruitment and Induction. Unit 3: Supporting and Supervising Volunteers. Ensuring that volunteers are able to develop their expertise and professionalism as well as their own individual wants and needs.
Suitable for Suitable for people working alongside volunteers, whether or not they 'manage' them at the moment.
How to book Book online at https://www.vas.org.uk/course/level-3-award-in-volunteer-management-distance-learning-qualification-5186/ or email c.healey@vas.org.uk
Cost £375.50 (no VAT payable on this course)
Provided by Voluntary Action Sheffield
Description
Wherever you are, whenever you can!  
 
Start whenever you like on this online course, leading to the Certificate in Volunteer Management Level 4 (Awarding Organisation is Certa).
 
All resources are online, so distance is no object to gaining the credit for your knowledge and understanding of what it takes to run a volunteering programme.  
 
A real tutor will work alongside you throughout the course, supporting you to achieve your qualification.  
 
Overall, you will need about 120 hours to complete all elements of the course. Three mandatory Units plus an optional Unit (or Units) of your choice.



 
Venue Online course (distance learning)
Learning outcomes Unit 1: Organisations and Volunteering: Principles and Practice of running a volunteer programme. Why is volunteering important and valuable? What must organisations do to ensure a happy experience for everyone. Unit 2: Attracting and Recruiting Volunteers: How to market your volunteering opportunities, the process of recruitment and Induction. Unit 3: Supporting and Supervising Volunteers. Ensuring that volunteers are able to develop their expertise and professionalism as well as their own individual wants and needs. Final Unit/s: Your choice between Understanding the Management Role, which is about any management role in a voluntary organisation Two Units that are 'practice files' of your own work throughout a longer period.
Suitable for This qualification is suitable for experienced Volunteer Coordinators and Managers who are confident about studying at this level (Level 4 reflects the first year of a degree course)
How to book Book online https://www.vas.org.uk/course/level-4-certificate-in-volunteer-management-distance-learning-qualification-5189/ or email c.healey@vas.org.uk
Cost £555 (no VAT payable on this course)
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, Leed, 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

SafeTALK Suicide Prevention Training

6 September at 9:30am to 12:45pm
Provided by Community Links
Description To teach 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. 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.
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 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 live and/or work in LS8 , LS9, LS10, LS11, LS12, LS14, LS15 & LS18.

Motivational Interviewing Training

10 September at 9:30am to 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description To introduce participants to the principles of Motivational Interviewing and to increase confidence and skills in working with people who are resistant to change.  

Participants will be introduced to ideas about how motivation can be enhanced by exploring ambivalence and by using counselling skills to help clients identify their own priority areas for change. The course is aimed at frontline workers and assumes no or little knowledge of the subject area.
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course, participants will be able to: • Describe the concept of motivation and how it relates to behaviour change • Identify the skills needed when assessing clients motivation • Identify ways to improve interventions with people who are resistant to changing some of their risk behaviours • Apply counselling skills to promote clients motivation • Outline the theoretical basis for this style of information.
Suitable for This is a one-day introductory course is useful for people working with clients engaging in risky behaviours and who are resistant to change.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate
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 100% Digital Leeds and Discovery with Three
Description A new partnership between 100% Digital Leeds and Discovery with Three, aiming to up-skill staff and volunteers from organisations wanting to run digital skills sessions for their learners.

Community Leaders (staff, volunteers, tutors) will take part in a 'train the trainer session' and are asked to invite one or two learners to take part in a learning session co-delivered with Discovery with Three. Community Leaders will be asked to give feedback on Discovery with Three's approach and the suitability for their organisation.

Following the session Community Leaders will be given access to a bank of resources developed by Discovery with Three, for use in their own setting. Resources are simple and visual, making them suitable for ESOL learners.
 

Plan for the day

9.30 - 12:30 'Train the trainer' for Community Leaders, delivered by Discovery with Three
Discovery with Three will run a 2 hour 'train the trainer' workshop for Community Leaders who would like to deliver basic digital skills sessions with groups learners. The session will focus on foundation and essential digital skills such as password safety, saving and finding documents, and use of Voice Assistant. Discover with Three will introduce Community Leaders to resources that they will be able to use for future delivery of basic digital skills sessions with their learners.1

2:30 - 13:30 Lunch (provided)

13:30 - 13:30 Basic digital skills session for learners, co-delivered by Discovery with Three and Community Leaders
Community Leaders will use the learning from the morning workshop to co-deliver a learning session for learners invited from their organisation. They will be asked to give feedback on Discovery with Three's approach and the suitability for their organisation.

For more information about how this event has come about, visit our website

For more information or if you can only attend part of the day please email amy.hearn@leeds.gov.uk
Venue Leeds Central Library
The Sanderson Room 3rd Floor Leeds Central Library Calverley Street Leeds LS1 3AB
Learning outcomes By the end of the session Community Leaders will understand how to best support their service users to develop their digital skills in a group setting, and will have access to resources allowing them to run group sessions with their own client base.
Suitable for Anyone wanting to better support adults to develop their digital skills in a group setting. Simple visual resources make the session suitable for those who support learners with literacy issues, ESOL learners, those with learning difficulties etc. The sessions are designed for learners to use their own mobile phones so no additional devices are necessary, though tablets will be provided for those who do not have a device.
How to book Booking via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digital-skills-train-the-trainer-by-discovery-with-three-tickets-65799589343
Cost Free. Lunch provided.

New Psychoactive Substances (½ Day)

11 September at 9:30am to 1:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description The aim of the course is to increase confidence, skills and knowledge in aspects of New Psychoactive Substances
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes • History of New Psychoactive Substances • The Science- How NPS work on the brain- Synthetic Cannabinoids. • View of the experts.- Global Drug Survey and TIC TAC • Nitrous Oxide • Other types of NPS. • Harm Reduction Messages • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds.
Suitable for Any suitable professional that works with people using NPS or would like to expand their knowledge on them.
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 course will support groups who want to apply to Awards for All for grants up to £10k.

Please note you are welcome to bring your own semi completed funding bid into the session for support and guidance.

 

Venue New Wortley Community Centre
40 Tong Road Leeds LS12 1LZ
Learning outcomes Understand the criteria when considering applying to Awards for All. Be more confident when completing the paperwork.
Suitable for Any voluntary or community sector organisation looking for funding.
How to book
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60
Provided by Community Links
Description

To enable participants to become more psychologically informed about the development of personality and personality disorders. It will focus on the development of personality using the therapeutic model of schema therapy to explore the impact of early life experiences on the adult self.

The course uses a range of learning activities i.e. presentation, group work, self-reflection and reflective practice.

Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • An understanding of the development of personality • Explored how someone’s past experiences can affect the present • An overview of personality disorder diagnosis • Relate schema therapy to personality disorder • Have reflected on their own practice
Suitable for This one-day course is aimed at anyone interested in developing their understanding of personality difficulties and disorders.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate
Provided by Basis Yorkshire
Description This is our most popular course over the last 2 years!

Our team of frontline specialist Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) practitioners have developed this course to share their experience, tools and techniques developed over years of working with victims of CSE, as well as resources they find particularly effective.

Topics covered include:
  • Working with those identified at high risk or experiencing CSE
  • Working with resistant young people
  • Working with Roma, BME groups and learning disabilities
  • Dealing with disclosures effectively
  • Understanding perpetrators
  • Develop a better understanding of working with young people who have additional needs
  • Implementing problem solving techniques
  • Tips and feedback to workers from young people

The course is CPD accredited.

The course includes:
  •  Lunch and refreshments during breaks
  • Training pack including list of relevant publications
  • Course certificate

Please let us know if you have:
 
  • Limited mobility so we can ensure the best possible location for this training
  • Any specific dietary requirements

Please note: refunds will only be available if notice is given 14 days before the event
Venue Basis Yorkshire
94 North Street, Leeds, LS2 7PN
Learning outcomes
Suitable for It is specifically aimed at professionals that are currently working with young people at risk of CSE or experiencing CSE, and who wish to build upon this, through discussing how to address specific practical challenges. Professionals attending this course should have attended a Level 2 or have equivalent (significant) practical experience.
How to book https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/basis-training-amp-education-19827320458
Cost £90 per person
Provided by Advonet and CHANGE
Description This September, there will be a series of free training sessions on supported decision making. These are for support workers who work with adults with learning disabilities. It’s an opportunity to take part in a pilot course on supported decision making.

The course has been developed in the past year by a partnership including Advonet, CHANGE, Forum Central, Connect in the North, Leeds City Council Adults and Health and adults with learning disabilities. The training aims to:
  • Help support workers better support people with learning disabilities to make their own decisions
  • Look at the problems people with learning disabilities have when they use services and find ways to help or fix these problems
  • Support people with learning disabilities to work with other organisations and help improve the experience of people with learning disabilities living in Leeds
An advocacy approach underpins this work, ensuring that adults with learning disabilities are able to make a choice, have their voices heard and rights respected.

Each session runs from 10am to 4pm. The course is split across two days for the first part, with one final session at the end.

There is a choice of two sets of dates of either Monday 16th September and Monday 23rd September, or Friday 20th September and Friday 27th September.

The final session is on Monday 30th September – you must attend regardless of whether you have gone on the Mondays or Fridays.

Details of the venue will be released in due course.
Venue TBC
Learning outcomes
Suitable for Support workers who work with adults with learning disabilities; health and social care professionals.
How to book To book, please email Philip at Philip.Bramson@advonet.org.uk or call the Advonet office on 0113 244 0606.
Cost Free

Measuring Outcomes and Impact

17 September at 10:00am to 1:00pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This course is aimed at voluntary and community organisations who want to demonstrate the difference their project makes.  We will cover clarifying and evidencing outcomes to support funding applications and demonstrate the impact of your work.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds, LS10 2QW.
Learning outcomes Developing aims, outcomes and indicators. Methods of measuring and evidencing the progress and impact of your work. Planning your monitoring and evaluation. What funders look for in bids.
Suitable for This course is aimed at voluntary and community organisations who want to demonstrate the difference their project makes.
How to book
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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 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 Swinnow Community Centre
Swinnow Lane, Leeds, LS13 4RF
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.
How to book
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Cost FREE

Suicide to Hope Training

18 September at 8:15am to 5:00pm
Provided by Community Links
Description Suicide to Hope offers a unique training opportunity to complement helpers’ preparation and confidence in providing effective suicide care. Suicide to Hope offers tools which complement helpers’ preparation and confidence in providing effective suicide care following suicide first-aid training. 
 
We are very excited to now be able to deliver ‘Suicide to Hope’, the follow-on course to the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). 

Sometimes people lack in confidence and do not feel prepared for this role.  Suicide to Hope aims to improve your confidence and preparation in providing effective suicide care.  It is designed to strengthen hope by fostering recovery and growth in people with previous suicide experience who are currently safe.
 
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes -Create hope by affirming that suicide experiences can be life-changing if people keep safe and choose to live; -Assist people to work through suicide toward achievable recovery and growth goals; and -Integrate suicide care into recovery approaches to mental health and wellbeing
Suitable for This is an intensive one-day course designed for clinicians and other professionals who encounter suicide as an inevitable and significant part of their job.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £150 per delegate
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This session is designed to give you a brief introduction to how your organisation plans to keep children and vulnerable adults safe and to get you thinking about the things that you need to do.

PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO LEEDS BASED GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS. THIS COURSE WOULD NORMALLY BE CHARGED AT £60 BUT AS LEEDS CITY COUNCIL ARE FUNDING THIS COURSE WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER THIS COURSE FOR FREE.
Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street Hunslet Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes People that want a basic understanding of safeguarding in organisations. People in leadership positions of small third sector organisations that need to develop safeguarding policies. Explore why safeguarding is important for all organisations. Find out about the key information you need to include in a safeguarding policy. Begin to think about the content of your safeguarding policy.
Suitable for This course is suitable for anyone in organisations or small groups who just need a basic safeguarding awareness.
How to book
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Cost FREE
Provided by GIPSIL
Description

Course content: This one day course provides a clear overview of Universal Credit. By the end of the day you will know broadly how UC works, who needs to claim UC, how it fits with other benefits and what problems could arise. It will also look at what you can practically do to help your clients to successfully claim and manage a UC claim.

Methods: A mixture of tutor input, discussion among participants and practical exercises. A course pack will be given to each participant.  

Tutor: Jana Elles has worked as a generalist advice worker for well over twenty years, and as a Welfare Rights specialist for ten. She has delivered training nationally for LASA and Citizens Advice, and latterly to advice centres, support agencies and housing associations. Although legally trained, her ongoing advice work experience mean her training is accessible and clear. Jana will provide detailed information combined with practical tips for getting the best from the benefits system for your clients 

Venue GIPSIL Community Support Centre
1 Woodfield Court LEEDS LS8 3NT
Learning outcomes Provide a comprehensive overview of Universal Credit and practical tips to help manage a claim.
Suitable for Suitable for new and experienced support and advice workers.
How to book Request a booking form by emailing: sarah.duffy@engageleeds.org or carole.denton@gipsil.org.uk Access GIPSIL's website.
Cost £55 per place

SafeTALK Suicide Prevention Training

20 September at 9:30am to 12:45pm
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
Armley LS12
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 training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost FREE for people who live and/or work in LS8 , LS9, LS10, LS11, LS12, LS14, LS15 & LS18
Provided by Voluntary Action Sheffield
Description If you train, teach or tutor adult learners, this is the course for you. The Award in Education and Training is the 'gateway' qualification for trainers, tutors and teachers in the lifelong learning sector. Five days in class across seven weeks, including designing and delivering a short session of your own.

This course aims to provide an exemplar of good practice in teaching through a facilitative and supportive approach. Resources and assessment are online. Your work must be uploaded to Moodle, a 'virtual learning environment' so the ability to create documents and upload them using the Internet are essential (you will be shown how to do this at the start of the course).
You will have up to one year to complete all work for the qualification, though some elements must be completed during the course and you should ensure that you have planned time for 'homework' during the course as well as attending all sessions.
 
Book online at www.vas.org.uk
Venue Voluntary Action Sheffield
The Circle, Rockingham Lane Sheffield S1 4FW
Learning outcomes Week 1- Learner at the Centre: What principles are at the heart of the teaching role and what can we learn about ‘what works’ from our own experiences? Week 2 - Role and Responsibilities: Starting with some theory and models about learning, we will look at how these inform ‘expert’ teaching practice. What tools and techniques make it easier for our learners to engage and apply learning to real life. Week 3- Planning: Successful and engaging learning experiences are the result of careful planning and design. In this session, we will look at how we design learning around what we want our learners to learn while accommodating their individual needs Week 4 - Delivering and Assessing: During this session, half of the group will deliver their pre-planned ‘microteach’, we will learn more about how effective, constructive feedback enables learners to progress and how to assess their achievement Week 5- Delivering Learning, Regulation and Legal requirements: The remaining participants deliver their pre-planned ‘microteach’ and we discover the legalities and regulations that underpin excellent teaching practice
Suitable for Suitable for relatively new or inexperienced trainers/teachers and those who want to start delivering learning. Experienced trainers/teachers can join this group or work online with just one day in class. Email c.healey@vas.org.uk to discuss these options.
How to book Find the course here https://www.vas.org.uk/course/new-dates-level-3-award-in-education-and-training-previously-ptlls-6420/ to book online. Alternatively, email c.healey@vas.org.uk
Cost £465 in total (no VAT payable on this course)

Emergency First Aid at Work Training

24 September at 9:30am to 4:00pm
Provided by Community Links
Description The Emergency First Aid at Work course (EFAW) is ideal for all businesses whose risk assessment has identified that there is no requirement for a fully trained first aider for their workplace. The certificate is valid for 3 years. To renew you need to attend another EFAW 6 hour course.
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes Course Aims:  Understand the role and responsibilities of an emergency first aider  Know how to assess an incident  Manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally  Manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally  Recognise and assist a casualty who is choking  Manage a casualty who is wounded and bleeding  Manage a casualty who is in shock  Understand how to manage a casualty with a minor injury
Suitable for This course is aimed at all staff and volunteers working in health and social care.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate

Trauma Informed Practice Training

24 September at 9:30am to 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description To enable participants to become more psychologically informed about the impact of experiencing trauma. 

It will explore how experiences of trauma in both childhood and adulthood can affect people psychologically, physically, behaviourally and emotionally.   It may be of particular interested to practitioners working with people with experiences of trauma or diagnosed / experiencing symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD, psychosis and personality disorders. Furthermore, it complements the ‘Understanding Personality & Personality Disorders’ training currently delivered by Community Links Training.  The course uses a number of learning activities (for example presentation, group work and reflection) to help participants develop their understanding.  
Venue TBC
Leeds
Learning outcomes At the end of this one-day course, participants will have: • An understanding of different types of trauma • An overview of diagnosis related to experiencing trauma • Been introduced to psychological models used to explain trauma • An overview of the principles of best practice • Reflected on their own practice
Suitable for This course is aimed at anyone interested in developing their understanding of trauma and the impact it can have on people’s psychological and physical health.
How to book To book your spaces please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

Aimed at learners who want an introduction to Safeguarding before they take the Level 1, if english is not the first language or they need to understand more about what safeguarding means, this is the pre-course for you. You will be able to discuss in detail and ask questions about aspects of safeguarding you want to learn more about, or you want to understand it in your own cultural context in a relaxed non threatening environment.

PLEASE NOTE:- The venue is a Kosher building, and therefore no food or drink can be brought in. Water will be provided and there is cafe downstairs where you can purchase additional refreshments.

THIS COURSE WOULD NORMALLY BE CHARGED AT £60 BUT AS LEEDS CITY COUNCIL ARE FUNDING THIS COURSE WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER THIS COURSE FOR FREE TO LEEDS BASED ORGANISATIONS.

Venue Leeds Jewish Welfare Board
The Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Community Centre, 311 Stonegate Road, Leeds, LS17 6AZ
Learning outcomes Gain an in introduction to Safeguarding and understand more about what safeguarding means.
Suitable for Individuals in organisations or small groups who just need a basic safeguarding awareness.
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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

Introduction to Commissioning  (this is the first session in a series of workshops on commissioning, followed by “Bidding for Contracts” and “Pricing up Bids”).

Leeds City Council, NHS CCGs and other public sector purchasers of goods and services have moved from awarding only grants to more formal service level agreements and contracts. This is part of the commissioning process which involves the assessment of a community’s needs and buying in organisations to provide services to meet those needs. Within the commissioning process commissioners are keen to explore new ways for those public agencies and the service providers to achieve better outcomes for local communities. This session will help voluntary and community groups to understand the commissioning processes in Leeds, who the key commissioners are, help you decide if contracting for services is for you and the next steps you should take.

This course includes a brief demonstration by Neil Barrett, Procurement and Commercial Senior Officer on using Yortender and Tony Bailey, Procurement Category Manager — Adults & Health will attend part of the session to answer any of your questions.

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 Understand the commissioning process (including the commissioning cycle). Know where to find funding opportunities through commissioning e.g. grants and contracts. Clarify jargon around commissioning. Know the pros and cons relating to commissioning. Know if contracts are right for your organisation and what you want to deliver. Where to find information, help and support .
Suitable for Any voluntary or community sector organisation new to, or looking to consider, funding through commissioning opportunities as a way of supporting their work; and for staff who are new to commissioning.
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Cost FREE TO LEEDS BASED GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS

DIY Accounts in Excel

25 September at 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Provided by West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service (WYCAS)
Description

This 3 hour workshop will use a free template and give you the confidence to set up a bookkeeping system on a spreadsheet. Laptops and materials are provided.

Your WYCAS tutor will lead the session, working through a practical exercise, so that you will be able to set up and use a spreadsheet recording method for your organisation.

This course is not available for online booking. Please contact the course organiser for booking details.

Venue WYCAS
Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street, Leeds, LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes This course will show you the structure of the linked spreadsheet, help you set up a fictional organisation, with categories of income and spend, restricted funds and bank and cash accounts. Show you how to reconcile the bank transactions to the spreadsheet, and review how the inputs produce a finance report for use in the year.
Suitable for Anyone looking to set up a book keeping system. A basic ability to use a spreadsheet is needed.
How to book Please visit the WYCAS website: http://www.wycas.org.uk/training/current-training/ for further booking information.
Cost Free to Leeds voluntary sector groups.

Clinical Risk with FACE Training

26 September at 9:30am to 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description This course teaches delegates how to assess and manage risk using FACE.

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.
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
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
Suitable for This one-day course is for those who use or wish to use FACE risk profiles as part of their overall risk assessment and management practice.
How to book To book your spaces please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate

Basic Safeguarding in the Community

28 September at 10:00am to 12:30pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

Aimed at learners who want an introduction to Safeguarding before they take the Level 1, if english is not the first language or they need to understand more about what safeguarding means, this is the pre-course for you. You will be able to discuss in detail and ask questions about aspects of safeguarding you want to learn more about, or you want to understand it in your own cultural context in a relaxed non threatening environment.

THIS COURSE WOULD NORMALLY BE CHARGED AT £60 BUT AS LEEDS CITY COUNCIL ARE FUNDING THIS COURSE WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER THIS COURSE FOR FREE TO LEEDS BASED ORGANISATIONS.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street, Leeds, LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Gain an in introduction to Safeguarding and understand more about what safeguarding means.
Suitable for Individuals in organisations or small groups who just need a basic safeguarding awareness.
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Cost FREE