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.

L4 Certificate in Education and Training

11 January at 6:00pm to Wednesday 26 July at 11:15am
Provided by EMD UK LTD
Description There is an opportunity to enrol on a Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training course in Leeds, starting Wednesday 11th January 2017.

The course will be held 6pm – 9pm every Wednesday evening (term-time only) and the course runs until the end of July.  

We are actively encouraging the engagement from participants working in the Community and Voluntary sector whom may deliver training or educational programmes to the wider community. Through experience and research, we have identified that many charitable and voluntary organisations are doing fantastic things when it comes to engaging with and providing training services to the wider community, however many of the staff and volunteers are currently un-qualified or qualified to a basic, introductory level. We therefore present the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised, accredited Teaching qualification to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding and enable you to provide a better experience for the client base you work with. 

It’s ideal for anyone who wants to qualify as a teacher in the lifelong leaning sector and is the generally accepted minimum level teaching qualification to work in the FE sector.

The course has a practical element to it, which requires a 30 hour teaching placement, which can be an existing paid role or a volunteer position.  

There are a few different funding options available. If you’d like to find out more please call 0113 249 4369.  

Please feel free to circulate within your networks and share the attached information too.
Venue EMD UK LTD
Oaktree House 408 Oakwood Lane Leeds LS8 3LG
Learning outcomes Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training Delivering education and training Using resources for education and training Assessing learners in education and training Planning to meet the needs of learners in education and training Develop and prepare resources for learning and development Develop learning and development programmes Manage learning and development in groups
Suitable for We are actively encouraging the engagement from participants working in the Community and Voluntary sector whom may deliver training or educational programmes to the wider community. Through experience and research, we have identified that many charitable and voluntary organisations are doing fantastic things when it comes to engaging with and providing training services to the wider community, however many of the staff and volunteers are currently un-qualified or qualified to a basic, introductory level. We therefore present the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised, accredited Teaching qualification to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding and enable you to provide a better experience for the client base you work with. It’s ideal for anyone who wants to qualify as a teacher in the lifelong leaning sector and is the generally accepted minimum level teaching qualification to work in the FE sector.
How to book Please call 0113 249 4369 to discuss and book your place on the course.
Cost

Community Wellbeing Champions

25 April at 9:30am to Tuesday 27 June at 12:30pm
Provided by Community Matters Yorkshire
Description

The course will train residents to become Wellbeing Champions. This free 10 week course runs from 9.30 - 12.30 on a Tuesday morning at the parents room at Crossgates primary school. Wellbeing Champions are local volunteers who support local people to take small steps towards better health and a better quality of life.

Once trained volunteers could be running wellbeing workshops or setting up local activities such as cooking, gardening walking or relaxation groups.

The accredited course covers interpersonal skills, Health development and promotion plus group development skills.

The course also involves visits to other wellbeing projects and talks from wellbeing development staff as well as practical demonstrations and group activities

Venue Crossgates Primary School
Poole Cresent LS15 7NB
Learning outcomes communication skills body language listening skills techniques for coping with stress barriers to health health inequalities boundaries and role of a health champion motivating and involving people group development and behaviours dealing with group tensions
Suitable for Residents in East leeds with an interest in wellbeing and supporting community life
How to book Contact Carol at carol.clarkson@community-matters.org.uk
Cost Free

Award Level 3 in Education and Training

3 May at 9:15am to Wednesday 21 June at 4:00pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Sheffield
Description

This is the 'gateway' national qualification for new teachers of adult learners, previously known as 'PTLLS'. The content covers the role, responsibilities and boundaries of the teacher in the 'lifelong learning' sector, so that they are able to create effective and stimulating opportunities for learning through high quality teaching that enables the development and progression of all learners.

6 full days in class, with a further 80 hours of coursework to be completed in your own time.

Venue The Circle
33 Rockingham Lane Sheffield S1 4FW
Learning outcomes Understand own roles, responsibilities and boundaries of their role in relation to teaching Understand appropriate teaching and learning approaches in the specialist area Demonstrate session planning skills Understand how to deliver inclusive sessions which motivate learners Understand the use of different assessment methods and the need for record keeping
Suitable for new teachers / trainers / tutors, people who intend to deliver training as part of their job role, and teachers who do not currently have a qualification.
How to book Please follow this link - http://www.vas.org.uk/qualifications_for_trainers
Click to book
Cost £465

FREE - Commissioning – Pricing Up Contracts

31 May at 10:00am to 3:00pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

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

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

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 Stringer House
34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW.
Learning outcomes Pricing up a service. Working out direct costs, overheads and costs per beneficiary/service. Completing Service Cost Analysis Forms and Pricing Schedules. Demonstrating financial capacity and controls.
Suitable for Suitable for any voluntary or community sector organisation planning, or in the process of bidding for a contract from a public sector provider, and for staff who are new to bidding for contracts.
How to book
Book on the course
Cost FREE TO THIRD SECTOR ORGANISATIONS BASED IN LEEDS

Running Mindfulness Groups

5 June at 9:30am to 4:00pm
Provided by Grayrock Ltd
Description Mindfulness groups can be a very effective way of teaching mindfulness skills and are extremely popular with clients and staff. In this workshop the authors of ‘Teaching Clients to use Mindfulness Skills’ will share their extensive experiences of teaching mindfulness in a group format in the NHS. This workshop will also give an overview of how to run their low-intensity mindfulness intervention for clinical or non-clinical cases.

Dr Christine Dunkley is a Consultant Psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor with over 20 published works on mindfulness, suicide risk, supervision, emotional pain and DBT. She is an honorary lecturer for Bangor University and sits on the UK expert reference group for Personality Disorder. She has a Shared-Learning Contributor award from NICE and is co-founder of the UK & Ireland Society for DBT. She retired from the NHS in 2012 after 30 years and now undertakes international consultancy work. Dr Maggie Stanton is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with 35 years of experience in the NHS. After running a large Psychological Therapies Service she now focuses on providing training and supervision on mindfulness and mindfulness based interventions in the UK, Ireland, USA and Australia. She has published on mindfulness and is an honorary lecturer at the University of Southampton on the CBT Diploma and the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.
Venue Leeds Beckett University,
Headingley Campus, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3QS (Sat Nav: LS16 5LF)
Learning outcomes The presenters will cover how to select participants, the content of sessions and tips on delivery for a 1 hour per week 6 session group for up to 8 clients.
Suitable for Workshop delegates need to have had previous experience of mindfulness. This workshop is suitable for professionals with experience of mindfulness including coaching, clinical and counselling psychologists, counsellors, social workers, mental health nurses and CBT practitioners. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone wishing to use Mindfulness with clients in any therapeutic capacity in the Third Sector, in private practice or within an organisation.
How to book Email:info@grayrock.co.uk
Click to book
Cost £120 plus vat

Basic awareness of Substance Use and Mental Health (1/2 Day)

7 June at 9:30am to 1:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description Aims: To increase confidence and skills in the identification of substance use and links to mild/low level Mental Health.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes Objectives: • To look at different types of drug use, from experimental use through to dependent use. • Looking at severity of Substance Use and Mental Health (Quadrant Mapping) • To look at different categories of drugs in terms of stimulants, depressants and hallucinogens – and their short term and long term effects on physical and mental health. • How do we recognise mild/low level Mental Health? (Anxiety, Stress, Depression) • What factors contribute to Mental Health issues? • Screening tools for Mental Health • Initial Steps- Guided self help • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds.
Suitable for Those working with adults
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
Cost Free

Basic awareness of Substance Use and Mental Health (1/2 Day)

7 June at 9:30am to 4:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description Aims: To increase confidence and skills in the identification of substance use and links to mild/low level Mental Health.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes Objectives: • To look at different types of drug use, from experimental use through to dependent use. • Looking at severity of Substance Use and Mental Health (Quadrant Mapping) • To look at different categories of drugs in terms of stimulants, depressants and hallucinogens – and their short term and long term effects on physical and mental health. • How do we recognise mild/low level Mental Health? (Anxiety, Stress, Depression) • What factors contribute to Mental Health issues? • Screening tools for Mental Health • Initial Steps- Guided self help • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds.
Suitable for Those working with adults
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
Cost Free

Introduction to Developing a Volunteer Programme

7 June at 10:00am to 1:00pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description The course will explain our Volunteering Toolkit - how to create and develop a volunteering programme, including managing the volunteers you currently have.  You will explore this area of work using our Volunteering Toolkit, which is a step by step guide on how to do this.
Venue Stringer House
34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Identify the processes needed for starting a new volunteering programme. Develop your small volunteering programme and ways you can expand this. Work through our Volunteering Toolkit - a free step by step guide on improving or implementing a volunteer management programme. Learn how to recruit and retain volunteers for your organisation.
Suitable for This course is aimed at those who are considering starting a volunteering programme and implementing this into their organisation.
How to book
Book on the course
Cost VAL Essentials £32 Other third sector - £40 Statutory & commercial - £55

Introducing the NHS

10 June at 10:00am to 3:00pm
Provided by NHS - Leeds CCGs
Description This session will look at the impact of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 on NHS organisations and patients. We will explore the new NHS landscape and look at how NHS organisations are structured locally.  We will also look at national drivers for change including government policies, the rising demand for health and social care and the impact of the Francis report. 
Venue John Lewis Community Hub
John Lewis Community Hub, Leeds LS2 7AS
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Explain why patient involvement is essential • Describe the role of a patient champion • Recognise effective communication skills and approaches • Outline how patient representatives can influence service change • Describe the types of questions that patient champions might ask • Feel more confident to share their thoughts effectively in a PRG or a CCG steering group
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services or finding out more about how services work.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE

Manage Stress and Build Personal Resilience – A Practical Workshop for Managers and Supervisors

14 June at 9:30am to 4:00pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description Stress is frequently seen as a fact of modern life, affecting personal and professional productivity and wellbeing. The voluntary sector is no exception in the current political and economic climate, with 79% of staff saying stress is a fact of life in their work. Frequent, unpaid working hours, coupled with a lack of job security can result in high staff turnover, lack of productivity and in some cases, mental health and wellbeing problems. We offer a practical and interactive course to identify and overcome the causes and effects of stress. Our training will allow you to develop coaching-based approaches that can be used both in the workplace and personally, allowing you to enhance your own wellbeing and that of your staff and volunteers, to build a more positive and productive team.
Venue Stringer House
34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW.
Learning outcomes Understand the effects of the physiological and psychological causes of stress and how to manage these. Set out personal strategies to be proactive in dealing with your own stress and to support others. Identify the importance of personal values to gain greater self-awareness and build resilience. Utilise practical coaching techniques to maximise personal and professional control. Understand the impact of ‘rules’ and how to manage the effect of these both personally and at work. Develop practical approaches and strategies to support yourself, staff teams and volunteers.
Suitable for Any managers or supervisors who wish to manage their own stress and support staff teams and volunteers to build personal resilience.
How to book
Click to book
Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Other Third Sector - £60 Statutory & Commercial - £80

New Psychoactive Substances (½ Day)

20 June at 9:30am to 1:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description Aims: 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 Objectives: • 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 • Pills and Powders- Other types of NPS. • Most popular and Prolific – Nitrous Oxide • The New Psychoactive Substances Act • Harm Reduction Messages • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds.
Suitable for Those working with adults & young people
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
Cost Free

New Psychoactive Substances (½ Day)

20 June at 9:30am to 4:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description Aims: 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 Objectives: • 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 • Pills and Powders- Other types of NPS. • Most popular and Prolific – Nitrous Oxide • The New Psychoactive Substances Act • Harm Reduction Messages • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds.
Suitable for Those working with adults & young people
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
Cost Free

Applying for Small Grants

20 June at 9:45am to 12:45pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This course will help your group to apply successfully for a small grant of a few hundred pounds up to around £10,000 to help run and expand your activities and services.  We will identify how best to approach a range of funders e.g.  local council funds, national lottery pots, trust funding such as Leeds Community Foundation and small charitable trusts and one-off funds, by looking at what makes a successful application form and know how they will be assessed.  

Please bring along any small grant form you are planning to complete or have drafted to refer to in the session.  We can offer you support by e-mail following the course to give you feedback on your draft bid.

Venue Stringer House
34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW.
Learning outcomes Be aware of what funders want to know about your group and project/activity. Answer key questions on application forms. Know how bids are assessed. Get feedback on your draft application (if you have one).
Suitable for The course is suitable for: any voluntary or community group new to completing funding application forms and letters.
How to book
Click to book
Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £32 - Other Third Sector - £40 Statutory & Commercial - £55

Safeguarding of Adults Level 2

21 June at 9:30am to 4:30pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description This course looks at the initial alert and the decision making process in deciding to make a referral, taking into consideration consent and capacity of the alleged vulnerable adult, keeping them at the centre of the decision making process. How and who to refer to and the different types of response you could expect.
Venue Stringer House
Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW.
Learning outcomes Know how to deal with concerns and refer appropriately Personal values and beliefs that underpin the safeguarding of adults at risk Know what to look out for To establish a shared understanding of best working practice in offering support To understand procedures in line with the Care Act when reporting abuse & procedures after an alert
Suitable for This course is aimed at all staff with a supervisory or management role who will have the responsibility for dealing with concerns and referring appropriately.
How to book
Book on the course
Cost VAL Essentials £48 Other Third Sector - £60 Statutory & Commercial - £90

How to Support and Supervise your Volunteers

21 June at 10:00am to 1:00pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description To provide a support and supervision process for those organisations that have volunteers to manage. This course will look at two key theories relating to the supervision process and help you to incorporate them into practice. We will also look at examples of good practice.
Venue Stringer House
34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW.
Learning outcomes Understand how to support your volunteers. Explore the reasons that organisations provide supervision to their volunteers. Understand the key elements of effective supervision. Analyse the different methods of supervision group and one to one.
Suitable for Anyone wanting to gain supervision skills for volunteer management.
How to book
Book on the course
Cost VAL Essentials £32 Other third sector - £40 Statutory & commercial - £55

Self-harm training

21 June at 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Provided by Battle Scars
Description

Who self harms?

Why?

Triggers and urges

The benefits of knowing what the triggers are

Positive & negative effects of self harm

The sufferer's challenges when reaching for help

Management of self harm

Do's and don'ts

Suggestions on how to interact with those who self harm and how to deal with parents of children who self harm

The cost is £15 per person.&

To book please use the booking form on our website

http://www.battle-scars-self-harm.org.uk/training-booking-form.html

For further information please contact info@battle-scars-self-harm.org.uk or 07410 380747

Venue Stocks Hill Hub
Chapel Lane Armley Leeds LS12 2DJ
Learning outcomes Gain an insight in the process, feelings and outcomes of self harm. Learn what behaviour to look out for and how to best support someone who self harm.
Suitable for Professionals - mental health staff, pastoral care staff, support workers, youth workers, GPs, police officers Parents / family of people who self harm
How to book Booking form on our website http://www.battle-scars-self-harm.org.uk/training-booking-form.html
Cost £15 per person

Where to Start with Commissioning and Procurement

27 June
Provided by BrightSparks
Description

Where to Start with Commissioning and Procurement Our Commissioning and Procurement training aims to provide those who are brand new to commissioning and procurement with an overview of the essential skills you need to design and implement purchasing activities for:

  • Services - such as professional services (HR, ICT, Legal etc) or operational services like marketing or fulfilment.
  • Goods - such as IT equipment, office supplies and specialist equipment.
  • Works - such as building contractors and capital projects.

The course covers aspects of commissioning and procurement such as:

  • To procure or not to procure - We help you to understand the step by step process you need to go through to make a decision about which form of purchasing is best to meet your requirements.
  • Developing your evidence base and rationale — We provide an understanding about how to develop your procurement specification.
  • Understanding your markets — Do you know what the market looks like for the services, goods or works you want to purchase? We show you how to understand your market.
  • Compliant procurement process — Maybe you are using public money to procure, if so there are often legal requirements to consider. We show you how to navigate these.
  • Contracting and legals — We are not legal experts and you should always seek your own legal input. However, we give you tips on what you should consider when entering into contractual agreements with suppliers/contractors.
  • Managing your contractors — Procurement is the easy bit, managing your contractors to get the best out of them is where the hard part starts. We give you an understanding of the processes you should follow.

The course is delivered over one full day with the conceptual aspects of procurement delivered in the morning and afternoon workshops where participants put the theory into practice.

Book online: www.brightsparkscic.org.uk

Telephone: 01904 500301

Email: enquiries@brightsparkscic.org.uk

Venue York City Centre
Venue to be confirmed
Learning outcomes This course is designed to provide an overview of the principles associated commissioning and procurement processes so that participants are aware of the key considerations regarding their organisation's purchasing activities.
Suitable for Anyone new to commissioning and procurement looking to gain the essential skills needed to design and implement purchasing activities.
How to book Book online: https://brightsparkscic.org.uk/new-index-4 T: 01904 500301 E: enquiries@brightsparkscic.org.uk
Cost £150

Be Social: Facebook and Twitter for non profits

27 June at 9:30am to 4:00pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This is a full day course.  Half of the course is focussed on Facebook, where attendees will be taken step by step through all the tools available to non profits, topics will include raising awareness, activating supporters and fundraising.  The other half of the day will focus on Twitter and how to apply best practises in order to increase your impact.

Venue
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW.
Learning outcomes An introduction to the basics of Facebook/Twitter. Knowledge of how to set up a Facebook page and twitter account. Know how to create and manage a Facebook event. Understanding how to engage and activate local supporters through Facebook.
Suitable for Any voluntary sector organisation or group looking to start or develop social media activity on Facebook and/orTwitter. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptop/tablet to get the most of this training, however this is not a requirement.
How to book
Click to book
Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Other Third Sector - £60 Statutory & Commercial - £90

DIY Accounts in Excel

28 June at 10:00am to 1:00pm
Provided by West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service (WYCAS)
Description

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL

This 3 hour workshop will use a free template and give you 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 help you to: Be shown the structure of the linked spreadsheet. Set up a fictional organisation, with categories of income and spend, restricted funds and bank and cash accounts. Reconcile the bank transactions to the spreadsheet. 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 claire.welling@wycas.org.uk - 0113 270 6291
Cost £0

Effective Supervision For Managers

28 June at 10:00am to 1:00pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description This training programme will introduce one theory of delivering effective supervision to your team and will identify good practice approaches
Venue Stringer House
34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW.
Learning outcomes Improve approaches to support and supervision. Develop a template for supervision processes. Design supervision that meets the needs of your organisation and your team.
Suitable for This training will benefit managers and team leaders who provide support and supervision to their employees and who would like to strengthen their approaches.
How to book
Book on the course
Cost VAL Essentials £32 Other third sector - £40 Statutory & commercial - £55

The Commissioner's Guide to Tendering

29 June at 9:30am to 1:30pm
Provided by BrightSparks
Description

Our Commissioner's Guide to Tendering is a four hour seminar that introduces the 7 essential steps in creating compelling tenders for public sector procurement exercises.

These are consistent principles for tendering regardless of your specific area of expertise.

Rather than spend ages walking you through the monotony of the procurement cycle, our seminar focuses on the 7 key aspects to consider when tender writing.

These include:

1. Understanding the language - PQQ, RFI, ITQ, ITT, RFT, DPS. Confusing right? We clarify what the hell they are on about.

2. To bid or not to bid? - Developing a bid/no bid checklist for your organisation.

3. Understanding specifications - What do they want to buy?

4. Good PQQ's & Great ITT's - Tips on what the commissioner is looking for and where your time is best spent.

5. Check and challenge - Three essential steps before you hit the submit button.

6. The interview - The do's and don'ts when you get to stage 2.

7. Award - Whether you win or not, you are not done yet. We cover all this in four hours. However, we know that sometimes what participants are actually looking for is someone with an independent eye to review what they have written. So we build in the opportunity after the training to reserve a 40 minute slot with one of our tender experts, so that we can give you some basic pointers on your tender and the confidence to go away and put our training into practice.

This is an optional service and there is an additional fee (£50) for our experts to look through your tender and provide you with some tips and pointers. There will also be a limited number of appointment slots per training session, which will be offered on a first come first served basis.

Location: York City Centre

Book online: https://brightsparkscic.org.uk/the-commissioners-guide-to-tendering

Telephone: 01904 500301

Email enquiries: enquiries@brightsparkscic.org.uk

Venue York City Centre
Venue to be confirmed
Learning outcomes The 7 key aspects of tender writing. Opportunity to book a slot with one of our tender experts to advise on your tender.
Suitable for This seminar is perfect for small to medium size organisations that are new to tendering and are looking to act as suppliers to the public sector in the future. The course works well for junior and senior personnel that are involved in business development or fundraising roles.
How to book Book online: https://brightsparkscic.org.uk/the-commissioners-guide-to-tendering T: 01904 500301 E: enquiries@brightsparkscic.org.uk
Cost £100

Families Connect Training

4 July at 9:00am to Wednesday 5 July at 5:00pm
Provided by Save the Children
Description

Two day training is offered to practitioners either working in or with primary schools to enable them to deliver cycles of Families Connect to families they work with. Schools must have above average free school meals (or equivalent criteria) to the eligible for the programme.

Families Connect supports parents and carers to enhance their child’s learning at home and in school. The programme recognises the role parents play in the education of children and the value of creating a stimulating home environment conducive to learning.

The programme provides children aged four to six from lower income families with a greater chance of achieving their potential. Using play as the vehicle for learning over eight weekly sessions, Families Connect provides a series of activities, techniques and games that parents can use to support their children’s social and emotional development, literacy and language development, and numeracy development

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds. LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes The training includes; •Practical considerations such as recruitment, retention, set up and programme sustainability •Exploration of how to approach working with parents •Experiencing each of the eight Families Connect sessions •A Delivery Manual to support your programme
Suitable for Suitable for Primary School Staff. The course attendee will be the Lead Facilitator for Families Connect within the school with the expectation that the Families Connect Programme will be delivered in the Autumn term 17.
How to book Contact Heather Markin: h.markin@savethechildren.org.uk for more information.
Cost Free

Marketing 101

4 July at 9:30am to 4:00pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This course will help you get to grips with the basics of marketing. The first half of the day we will walk through how promoting your organisations work can help you achieve your goals and improve your impact.

We will learn about:

  • defining who it is you want to speak to
  • the best ways in which to communicate
  • how to make a difference to your organisation

The second half of the day is more practical focussed and we will learn how to put what we have talked about in practice by writing a marketing plan for your group/project/organisation.

 

Venue
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW.
Learning outcomes Defining who is your audience Look at the different ways to communicate (including social media, web and print). Write a marketing plan. Hint and tips to maximise impact.
Suitable for Groups or individuals who want to start marketing or who have already started but think there is room for improvement. This will be a beginner level course.
How to book
Click to book
Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Other Third Sector - £60 Statutory & Commercial - £90

Alcohol - Identification and Brief Advice (1 Day) Adult Workforce.

4 July at 9:30am to 4:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description Aim: To build participants confidence and skills in delivering alcohol brief interventions.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
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
Learning outcomes Objectives: • 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 provide the opportunity for skill based practice around delivering brief advice interventions • 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 Those working with adults
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
Cost Free

Mental Health Anti-Stigma

6 July at 10:00am to 11:30am
Provided by Leeds York Partnership Foundation Trust
Description This session will explore the topic in a discussion based format, utilising your own experience and that of the facilitators.
Venue The Mount
ECT Meeting Room - Level -1, The Mount, Leeds LS2 9LN
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will understand: ·Understanding of stigma and discrimination. ·How to identify stigma and discrimination .How do you challenge someone’s perception on mental health ·Look at your own beliefs around stigma and discrimination, self-stigmatisation.
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services or finding out more about how services work. It is for anyone who would like to learn more about mental health and what they can do to better support the mental health community.
How to book Spaces are limited for the training. We ask that all attendees or those interested in attending to book onto the training by contacting the CCG via Adam Stewart at adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE

Supporting clients with harmful sexual behaviours

12 July at 9:30am to 4:30pm
Provided by Safer Lives
Description The aim of the training is to improve the knowledge and confidence of front-line staff and their managers in working with the needs of people who have sexual offence convictions or other harmful sexual behaviours. Facilitators are Rita Ashford - Leading Yorkshire and Humberside practitioner in the treatment of sexual offenders and consultant to the re-design of national sex offender treatment programmes; Jenny Greensmith — Former West Yorkshire sex offender treatment manager and lead on harmful sexual behaviours for Leeds Youth Offending Service; Andy Green - Former prison teacher and over fifteen years as a Probation Officer integrating and resettling sex offenders into communities.
Venue Community Links Training Centre.
Community Links Training Centre, Oakwood Grange Lane, Leeds. LS8 2PF
Learning outcomes At the end of this training you will: Understand what is meant by the term ‘harmful sexual behaviours’ and why this is important. Have knowledge of the legal framework that statutory agencies use to manage and support sexual offenders Have a framework for understanding risk factors relating to harmful sexual behaviours. Understand what helps clients to live safer and positive lives. Have greater confidence in your abilities to support clients, and understand how to balance this with the potential risks. Learn how to manage the impact of working with client group on yourself.
Suitable for All staff who work with an individual, in any capacity, who has a sexual offence conviction or concerning behaviours. All staff who enter the homes of individuals who may have a sexual offence conviction or concerning behaviours. All staff who work with family members of sexual offenders. Manager with responsibility for supervising the above staff members
How to book Please email training@saferlives.com or call 07476683012. Invoices will be sent 28 days before training events. Please supply email addresses of delegates (where available). Safer Lives will contact delegates to confirm places and to ask about any special requirements.
Cost Cost per delegate is £35. One free place will be offered when booking two or more places.

A Free Course - Starting your Organisation from Scratch

12 July at 9:45am to 12:45pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description 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.
Venue Stringer House
34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW.
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
Click to book
Cost FREE

The Commissioner's Guide to Tendering

18 July at 9:30am to 1:30pm
Provided by BrightSparks
Description

Our Commissioner's Guide to Tendering is a four hour seminar that introduces the 7 essential steps in creating compelling tenders for public sector procurement exercises.

These are consistent principles for tendering regardless of your specific area of expertise.

Rather than spend ages walking you through the monotony of the procurement cycle, our seminar focuses on the 7 key aspects to consider when tender writing.

These include:

1. Understanding the language - PQQ, RFI, ITQ, ITT, RFT, DPS. Confusing right? We clarify what the hell they are on about.

2. To bid or not to bid? - Developing a bid/no bid checklist for your organisation.

3. Understanding specifications - What do they want to buy?

4. Good PQQ's & Great ITT's - Tips on what the commissioner is looking for and where your time is best spent.

5. Check and challenge - Three essential steps before you hit the submit button.

6. The interview - The do's and don'ts when you get to stage 2.

7. Award - Whether you win or not, you are not done yet.

We cover all this in four hours. However, we know that sometimes what participants are actually looking for is someone with an independent eye to review what they have written. So we build in the opportunity after the training to reserve a 40 minute slot with one of our tender experts, so that we can give you some basic pointers on your tender and the confidence to go away and put our training into practice.

This is an optional service and there is an additional fee (£50) for our experts to look through your tender and provide you with some tips and pointers. There will also be a limited number of appointment slots per training session, which will be offered on a first come first served basis.

Location: York City Centre

Book online: https://brightsparkscic.org.uk/the-commissioners-guide-to-tenderingtargerel

Telephone: 01904 500301

Email enquiries: enquiries@brightsparkscic.org.uk

Venue York City Centre
Venue to be confirmed
Learning outcomes The 7 key aspects of tender writing. Opportunity to book a slot with one of our tender experts to advise on your tender.
Suitable for This seminar is perfect for small to medium size organisations that are new to tendering and are looking to act as suppliers to the public sector in the future. The course works well for junior and senior personnel that are involved in business development or fundraising roles.
How to book Book online: https://brightsparkscic.org.uk/the-commissioners-guide-to-tendering T: 01904 500301 E: enquiries@brightsparkscic.org.uk
Cost £100

Introduction to Working Together to Safeguard Children and Young People (level 1 Safeguarding)

18 July at 9:30am to 2:00pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This half day training is for people who may have the ability to identify levels of vulnerability of children and young people, either directly, through work with their families / carers or through the setting in which they work.

This is seen as a minimum requirement for all people working within settings which work with or have regular contact with children and young people. It is recommended that people undertake Refresher Training every 3 years.

Venue Stringer House
34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW.
Learning outcomes Gain knowledge of child abuse and neglect including signs and indicators. Learn about the impact of abuse on child development. Understand interagency working to identify, assess and meet the needs of children where there are safeguarding concerns. Learn what to do in response to concerns. Look at this are in depth using local learning from serious case reviews.
Suitable for This is seen as a minimum requirement for all people working within settings which work with or have regular contact with children and young people. It is recommended that people undertake Refresher Training every 3 years.
How to book https://www.vcconnectsystem.org.uk/VALeedsWebsite/CourseRegAndBookingAuth/Login.aspx?CourseID=861
Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £32 - Other Third Sector - £40 Statutory; Commercial - £55

How to Look Good on a Budget

18 July at 10:00am to 4:00pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This course covers the latest free and very low cost tools available for designing websites, leaflets, logos, newsletters etc. This is a very practical course and will walk you though how to source legally usable and appropriate images, how to design a leaflet and how to create & send visually appealing leaflets, emails and newsletters. You do not need any design background.  It would be beneficial if you could bring your tablet/laptop with you — if this is not possible please let us know when booking.

Venue
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW.
Learning outcomes Knowledge of free and low cost tools to create websites, posters and newsletters. Where to source legally usable free images How to create and import a mailing list How to be legally safe when mailing out to people How to create an eye-catching Poster or leaflet
Suitable for Any voluntary organisation or group that wants to send e-newsletters to their stakeholders
How to book
Click to book
Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Other Third Sector - £60 Statutory & Commercial - £90

How to Register as a Charity

19 July at 9:45am to 12:45pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description This half day session will help you to understand the process of completing an online application to become a charity, what the requirements are and when you need to complete this process.
Venue Stringer House
34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW.
Learning outcomes Identify whether you meet the public benefit test necessary for your application. Understand the benefits of registering as a charity. Enable you to ask questions and get support to prepare you for the online application process.
Suitable for Any voluntary sector group who will be thinking about registering as a charity in the near future, you will need to be near the income level of £5k per year.
How to book
Click to book
Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £32 - Other Third Sector - £40 Statutory & Commercial - £55

Where to Start with Commissioning and Procurement

25 July
Provided by BrightSparks
Description

Our Commissioning and Procurement training aims to provide those who are brand new to commissioning and procurement with an overview of the essential skills you need to design and implement purchasing activities for:

  • Services - such as professional services (HR, ICT, Legal etc) or operational services like marketing or fulfilment.
  • Goods - such as IT equipment, office supplies and specialist equipment.
  • Works - such as building contractors and capital projects.

The course covers aspects of commissioning and procurement such as:

  • To procure or not to procure - We help you to understand the step by step process you need to go through to make a decision about which form of purchasing is best to meet your requirements.
  • Developing your evidence base and rationale — We provide an understanding about how to develop your procurement specification.
  • Understanding your markets — Do you know what the market looks like for the services, goods or works you want to purchase? We show you how to understand your market.
  • Compliant procurement process — Maybe you are using public money to procure, if so there are often legal requirements to consider. We show you how to navigate these.
  • Contracting and legals — We are not legal experts and you should always seek your own legal input. However, we give you tips on what you should consider when entering into contractual agreements with suppliers/contractors.
  • Managing your contractors — Procurement is the easy bit, managing your contractors to get the best out of them is where the hard part starts. We give you an understanding of the processes you should follow.

The course is delivered over one full day with the conceptual aspects of procurement delivered in the morning and afternoon workshops where participants put the theory into practice.

Book online: www.brightsparkscic.org.uk

Telephone: 01904 500301

Email: enquiries@brightsparkscic.org.uk

Venue York City Centre
Venue to be confirmed
Learning outcomes This course is designed to provide an overview of the principles associated commissioning and procurement processes so that participants are aware of the key considerations regarding their organisation's purchasing activities.
Suitable for Anyone new to commissioning and procurement looking to gain the essential skills needed to design and implement purchasing activities.
How to book Book online: https://brightsparkscic.org.uk/new-index-4 T: 01904 500301 E: enquiries@brightsparkscic.org.uk
Cost £150

DIY Accounts in Excel

25 July at 10:00am to 1:00pm
Provided by West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service (WYCAS)
Description This 3 hour workshop will use a free template and give you 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. <span>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 help you to: Be shown the structure of the linked spreadsheet. Set up a fictional organisation, with categories of income and spend, restricted funds and bank and cash accounts. Reconcile the bank transactions to the spreadsheet. 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 claire.welling@wycas.org.uk - 0113 270 6291
Cost £0

Leeds Hospital - Structure & Governance

7 August at 10:00am to 12:00pm
Provided by Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
Description This session will outline the management structure within Leeds Teaching Hospitals enabling participants to better understand the way in which our services are organised. It will also explain the quality governance framework which underpins our services including the Trust corporate quality committee structure and Trust Board. 
Venue Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust
Meeting Room 015 - Level 7, Bexley Wing, Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust Leeds LS9 7TF
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Understand the Clinical Service Unit (CSU) structure and how CSUs are managed. • Understand what Governance means, why good governance is so important and the quality committee structure supports this • Understand the opportunities available to Patient Leaders to contribute to governance at a Trustwide and CSU level
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services or finding out more about how services work.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE

Working with Children and Young People

8 August to Friday 11 August
Provided by BrightSparks
Description

Our entry level Working with Children and Young People course provides the knowledge and skills that potential employers and organisations that work with children, young people and families will be looking for in their employees and volunteers.

It is aimed at supporting people to gain employment or volunteering opportunities in the children's workforce.

The course is made up of four discrete units of learning, each of which can be purchased separately.

Each unit consists of seven hours of training over a single day (four days for all four units).

As such, participants are free to book the four days of training either consecutively, or in blocks, to suit their personal requirements and schedule.

Unit 1 - The Children's Workforce (Tuesday 8 August 2017)

Unit 2 - Managing Challenging Behaviour (Wednesday 9 August 2017)

Unit 3 - Dealing with Trauma and Attachment (Thursday 10 August 2017)

Unit 4 - Essential Skills for Working with Children and Young People (Friday 11 August 2017)

For more information please see: https://brightsparkscic.org.uk/working-with-children-and-young-people-training-course

Please note this course will also run in Leeds from Tuesday 12 September to Friday 15 September 2017.

Venue Leeds City Centre
Venue to be confirmed
Learning outcomes We will provide you with all the knowledge and skills potential employers and organisations that work with children, young people and families will be looking for in their employees and volunteers.
Suitable for Our course is suited to those already in the children's workforce and those completely new to it, such as: - School support staff - Parents and carers - Those leaving the armed forces - Those looking to volunteer or gain employment in the charity sector - Those running community groups - Those looking to work in the childcare sector
How to book Book online: https://brightsparkscic.org.uk/working-with-children-and-young-people-training-course T: 01904 500301 E: enquiries@brightsparkscic.org.uk
Cost £50 per unit (Four separate units available to book)

DIY Accounts in Excel

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

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL

This 3 hour workshop will use a free template and give you 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 help you to: Be shown the structure of the linked spreadsheet. Set up a fictional organisation, with categories of income and spend, restricted funds and bank and cash accounts. Reconcile the bank transactions to the spreadsheet. 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 claire.welling@wycas.org.uk - 0113 270 6291
Cost £0

Patient Participation Groups (PPGs)

7 September at 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Provided by NHS - Leeds CCGs
Description This session will explore the role of patient participation groups.  Participants will look at the changing role of GP practices and examine the challenges they face and the opportunities they present. They will explore how members can work with staff to develop services and examine good practice from other areas of the country.  
Venue Leeds United Football Ground
Elland Road, Leeds, LS11 0ES
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Understand the patient champion’s role • Recognise the key organisations in the NHS • Be able to explain the role of primary care • Understand the key challenges to primary care • Be able to outline the different approaches to primary care in Leeds • Be able to talk about the characteristics of effective PRGs • Be able to explain how patient champions can influence the decision-making process in primary care
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services or finding out more about how services work.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE

Working with Children and Young People

12 September to Friday 15 September
Provided by BrightSparks
Description

Our entry level Working with Children and Young People course provides the knowledge and skills that potential employers and organisations that work with children, young people and families will be looking for in their employees and volunteers.

It is aimed at supporting people to gain employment or volunteering opportunities in the children's workforce.

The course is made up of four discrete units of learning, each of which can be purchased separately. Each unit consists of seven hours of training over a single day (four days for all four units).

As such, participants are free to book the four days of training either consecutively, or in blocks, to suit their personal requirements and schedule.

Unit 1 - The Children's Workforce (Tuesday 12 September 2017)

Unit 2 - Managing Challenging Behaviour (Wednesday 13 September 2017)

Unit 3 - Dealing with Trauma and Attachment (Thursday 14 September 2017)

Unit 4 - Essential Skills for Working with Children and Young People (Friday 15 September 2017)

For more information please see: https://brightsparkscic.org.uk/working-with-children-and-young-people-training-course

Venue Leeds City Centre
Venue to be confirmed
Learning outcomes We will provide you with all the knowledge and skills potential employers and organisations that work with children, young people and families will be looking for in their employees and volunteers.
Suitable for Our course is suited to those already in the children's workforce and those completely new to it, such as: - School support staff - Parents and carers - Those leaving the armed forces - Those looking to volunteer or gain employment in the charity sector - Those running community groups - Those looking to work in the childcare sector
How to book Book online: https://brightsparkscic.org.uk/working-with-children-and-young-people-training-course T: 01904 500301 E: enquiries@brightsparkscic.org.uk
Cost £50 per unit (Four separate units available to book)

Drugs - Information and Brief Advice (1 Day)

12 September at 9:15am to 4:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description Aims: 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 Objectives: • To look at different types of drug use, from experimental use through to dependent use. • To look at different categories of drugs in terms of stimulants, depressants and hallucinogens – and their short term and long term effects on physical and mental health. • To look at screening questions for adults and young people around drug use • Skill based practice • To explore the framework of behaviour change to understand the process by which people can be supported to change their behaviour. • To increase awareness of the types of support that adults/young people and their families can access in Leeds.
Suitable for Those working with adults & young people
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
Cost Free

Drugs - Information and Brief Advice (1 Day)

12 September at 9:30am to 4:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description Aims: 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 Objectives: • To look at different types of drug use, from experimental use through to dependent use. • To look at different categories of drugs in terms of stimulants, depressants and hallucinogens – and their short term and long term effects on physical and mental health. • To look at screening questions for adults and young people around drug use • Skill based practice • To explore the framework of behaviour change to understand the process by which people can be supported to change their behaviour. • To increase awareness of the types of support that adults/young people and their families can access in Leeds.
Suitable for Those working with adults & young people
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
Cost Free

Social Media: Practical

13 September at 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Provided by NHS - Leeds CCGs
Description Please note participants will need to be proficient with using the internet and PCs (or their own smartphones/tablets)

This practical session will give participants the opportunity to set up and use a social media account (this can be deleted at the end of the session if they wish). It will build on the social media theory session and give people a chance to communicate by social media. 
Venue Leeds Beckett University
G28, Leslie Silver Building, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, LS2 3ED
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Understand the patient champion’s role • Get a broad understanding of popular social media tools • Set up a new Twitter account (deleted after session). NB you will need to use your own email address to set up an account • Understand Twitter terminology and symbols such as # or @ and what they mean/do • Explain how you can use social media in your role as a patient champion • Feel more comfortable around social media • Understand social media • Understand how and why the NHS/public sector use social media • Recognise good practice in social media • Be able to explain how social media can be used to support patient engagement
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services or finding out more about how services work. Also suitable for anyone looking to improve their social media skills.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE

Basic awareness of Substance Use and Mental Health (1/2 Day)

19 September at 9:30am to 1:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description Aims: To increase confidence and skills in the identification of substance use and links to mild/low level Mental Health.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes Objectives: • To look at different types of drug use, from experimental use through to dependent use. • Looking at severity of Substance Use and Mental Health (Quadrant Mapping) • To look at different categories of drugs in terms of stimulants, depressants and hallucinogens – and their short term and long term effects on physical and mental health. • How do we recognise mild/low level Mental Health? (Anxiety, Stress, Depression) • What factors contribute to Mental Health issues? • Screening tools for Mental Health • Initial Steps- Guided self help • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds.
Suitable for Those working with adults
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
Cost free

Basic awareness of Substance Use and Mental Health (1/2 Day)

19 September at 9:30am to 4:00pm
Provided by Forward leeds
Description Aims: To increase confidence and skills in the identification of substance use and links to mild/low level Mental Health.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes Objectives: • To look at different types of drug use, from experimental use through to dependent use. • Looking at severity of Substance Use and Mental Health (Quadrant Mapping) • To look at different categories of drugs in terms of stimulants, depressants and hallucinogens – and their short term and long term effects on physical and mental health. • How do we recognise mild/low level Mental Health? (Anxiety, Stress, Depression) • What factors contribute to Mental Health issues? • Screening tools for Mental Health • Initial Steps- Guided self help • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds.
Suitable for Those working with adults
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
Cost Free

Advanced Health and Wellbeing Training

20 September to Wednesday 18 April, 2018
Provided by Public Health, Leeds City Council
Description

An opportunity to inform and enhance your public health skills and competencies, in order to better understand and deliver the challenging public health agenda. This course has been designed to build on and enhance existing practice in tackling health inequalities and improving health and wellbeing within the Leeds population. The course will run for half a day, once a month, over an eight-month period and participants are expected to attend a minimum of six out of seven workshops plus the Masterclass (a demonstration of learning) to receive a completion certificate.

The dates and topics for the next round of training are: 20 September 2017 — Public Health: Past, present and future; 11 October 2017 — Partnership working; 8 November 2017 — How to understand and interpret data; 6 December 2017 — Working with communities; 10 January 2018 — How to effect change; 7 February 2018 — How to measure outcomes; 14 March 2018 — Increasing effectiveness; 18 April 2018 — Masterclass – A celebration of participants’ learning.

All workshops will be held from 9.30am to 1.00pm, except the Increasing Effectiveness workshop and Masterclass which start at 9.00am. For more details please email phforall@leeds.gov.uk

 

Venue Technorth
9 Harrogate Road Leeds LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes
Suitable for Health, local authority, voluntary sector and private sector professionals who have public health or health promotion as part of their role.
How to book Please email phforall@leeds.gov.uk to request an application form. The deadline for applications is 7th July 2017 and successful applicants will be contacted by 28th July 2017.
Cost Places are available for only £80 per person for the whole programme.

Alcohol - Identification and Brief Advice (1 Day) Children, families and Young Peoples Workforce.

20 September at 9:30am to Friday 20 October at 4:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description Aim: To build participants confidence and skills in delivering alcohol brief interventions to young people.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes Objectives: • To provide practitioners with up to date information in regards to young people alcohol use, including government guidance and recommendations. • For participants to revise their knowledge about the effects of alcohol on young people. • To provide tools for practitioners to use to help assess young people 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 young people around their alcohol use. • To provide the opportunity for skill based practice around delivering brief advice interventions • To increase awareness of the types of support that young people and their families can access in Leeds for those people whose alcohol use is assessed at high risk.
Suitable for Children, Families and Young Peoples Workforce.
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
Cost Free

Knowing Your Community

21 September at 9:30am to 12:30pm
Provided by NHS - Leeds CCGs
Description This session will look at the importance of equality and diversity in health and social care.  We will look at national and local guidance which drives this work and analyse best practice.  We will also look at how patient champions can support the CCG to engage with seldom heard groups.  
Venue Leeds South & East CCG
NHS Leeds South & East Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) 3200 Century Way Thorpe Park Leeds LS15 8ZB
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Explain why patient involvement is essential • Describe the role of a patient champion • Recognise effective communication skills and approaches • Outline how patient representatives can influence service change • Describe the types of questions that patient champions might ask • Feel more confident to share their thoughts effectively in a PRG or a CCG steering group
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE

Being an Effective Patient Champion

25 September at 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Provided by NHS - Leeds CCGs
Description This session will look at why patient champions are essential in the development of local health services.  We will outline the roles of the patient champion and explore how they can influence service change.  
Venue Leeds West CCG
NHS Leeds West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Units B5-B9, WIRA House, WIRA Business Park, Leeds, LS16 6EB
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Explain why patient involvement is essential • Describe the role of a patient champion • Recognise effective communication skills and approaches • Outline how patient representatives can influence service change • Describe the types of questions that patient champions might ask • Feel more confident to share their thoughts effectively in a PRG or a CCG steering group
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE

DIY Accounts in Excel

27 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 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 help you to: Be shown the structure of the linked spreadsheet. Set up a fictional organisation, with categories of income and spend, restricted funds and bank and cash accounts. Reconcile the bank transactions to the spreadsheet. 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 claire.welling@wycas.org.uk - 0113 270 6291
Cost £0

Alcohol - Identification and Brief Advice (1 Day) Adult Workforce.

3 October at 9:30am to 4:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description Aim: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 Objectives: • 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 provide the opportunity for skill based practice around delivering brief advice interventions • 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 Those working with adults
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
Cost Free

Social Media: Theory

14 October at 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Provided by NHS - Leeds CCGs
Description This session will explore the role of social media in engaging with patients, carers and the public. Participants will look at good practice in social media and see how social media has influenced the development of health initiatives. 
Venue John Lewis Community Hub
John Lewis Community Hub, Leeds LS2 7AS
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Understand the patient champion’s role • Feel more comfortable around social media • Understand social media • Recognise some popular social media platforms and explain how they work • Understand how and why the NHS/public sector use social media • Recognise good practice in social media • Be able to explain how social media can be used to support patient engagement • Be able to explain how you can use social media in your role as a patient champion
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services or finding out more about how services work. Also suitable for anyone looking to improve their social media skills.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE

New Psychoactive Substances (½ Day)

17 October at 9:00am to 12:30pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description Aims: 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 Objectives: • 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 • Pills and Powders- Other types of NPS. • Most popular and Prolific – Nitrous Oxide • The New Psychoactive Substances Act • Harm Reduction Messages • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds.
Suitable for Those working with adults & young people
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
Cost Free

Introduction to Working Together to Safeguard Children and Young People (level 1 Safeguarding)

17 October at 9:30pm to 2:00pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This half day training is for people who may have the ability to identify levels of vulnerability of children and young people, either directly, through work with their families / carers or through the setting in which they work.

This is seen as a minimum requirement for all people working within settings which work with or have regular contact with children and young people. It is recommended that people undertake Refresher Training every 3 years.

Venue Stringer House
34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW.
Learning outcomes Gain knowledge of child abuse and neglect including signs and indicators. Learn about the impact of abuse on child development. Understand interagency working to identify, assess and meet the needs of children where there are safeguarding concerns. Learn what to do in response to concerns. Look at this are in depth using local learning from serious case reviews.
Suitable for This is seen as a minimum requirement for all people working within settings which work with or have regular contact with children and young people. It is recommended that people undertake Refresher Training every 3 years.
How to book
Click to book
Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £32 - Other Third Sector - £40 Statutory; Commercial - £55

Mental Health Anti-Stigma

20 October at 10:00am to 11:30am
Provided by Leeds York Partnership Foundation Trust
Description This session will explore the topic in a discussion based format, utilising your own experience and that of the facilitators.
Venue The Mount
ECT Meeting Room - Level -1, The Mount, Leeds LS2 9LN
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will understand: •Understanding of stigma and discrimination. •How to identify stigma and discrimination •How do you challenge someone’s perception on mental health •Look at your own beliefs around stigma and discrimination, self-stigmatisation.
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services or finding out more about how services work. It is for anyone who would like to learn more about mental health and what they can do to better support the mental health community.
How to book Spaces are limited for the training. We ask that all attendees or those interested in attending to book onto the training by contacting the CCG via Adam Stewart at adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE

Co-Production

21 October at 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Provided by NHS - Leeds CCGs
Description This session will define coproducing and explore its potential in health and social care commissioning. We will look at examples in practice and explore in detail the elements of co-design, co-decision making, co-delivery and co-evaluation.  
Venue John Lewis Community Hub
John Lewis Community Hub, Leeds LS2 7AS
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Explain how co-production can support the commissioning process • Identify the benefits and challenges of co-production • Give examples of how co-production could work in practice
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services or finding out more about how services work.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE

Alcohol - Identification and Brief Advice (1 Day) Children, families and Young Peoples Workforce.

1 November at 9:00am to 4:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description Aim: To build participants confidence and skills in delivering alcohol brief interventions to young people.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes Objectives: • To provide practitioners with up to date information in regards to young people alcohol use, including government guidance and recommendations. • For participants to revise their knowledge about the effects of alcohol on young people. • To provide tools for practitioners to use to help assess young people 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 young people around their alcohol use. • To provide the opportunity for skill based practice around delivering brief advice interventions • To increase awareness of the types of support that young people and their families can access in Leeds for those people whose alcohol use is assessed at high risk.
Suitable for Children, families and Young Peoples Workforce
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
Cost Free

Drugs - Information and Brief Advice (1 Day)

7 November at 9:30am to 4:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description Aims: 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 Objectives: • To look at different types of drug use, from experimental use through to dependent use. • To look at different categories of drugs in terms of stimulants, depressants and hallucinogens – and their short term and long term effects on physical and mental health. • To look at screening questions for adults and young people around drug use • Skill based practice • To explore the framework of behaviour change to understand the process by which people can be supported to change their behaviour. • To increase awareness of the types of support that adults/young people and their families can access in Leeds.
Suitable for Those working with adults & young people
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
Cost Free

Introducing the NHS

13 November at 10:00am to 3:00pm
Provided by NHS - Leeds CCGs
Description This session will look at the impact of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 on NHS organisations and patients. We will explore the new NHS landscape and look at how NHS organisations are structured locally.  We will also look at national drivers for change including government policies, the rising demand for health and social care and the impact of the Francis report. 
Venue Leeds North CCG
NHS Leeds North Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Leafield House, 107-109 King Lane, Leeds, LS17 5BP
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Explain why patient involvement is essential • Describe the role of a patient champion • Recognise effective communication skills and approaches • Outline how patient representatives can influence service change • Describe the types of questions that patient champions might ask • Feel more confident to share their thoughts effectively in a PRG or a CCG steering group
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services or finding out more about how services work.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE

Leeds Hospital - Feedback & How We Use It

20 November at 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Provided by Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
Description This session will outline the ways in which LTHT receives feedback from our patients, will and will provide examples of feedback we have received and actions LTHT has taken in response to that feedback. 
Venue Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust
Meeting Room 015 - Level 7, Bexley Wing, Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust Leeds LS9 7TF
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will understand: • The different ways in which LTHT receives feedback from our patients • Some of the themes which have come out of feedback into LTHT in the past year and the actions we have taken in response • The importance of providing feedback in ensuring that our patients’ voice is heard
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services or finding out more about how services work.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE

Relationship between Alcohol and Domestic Abuse (½ Day)

21 November at 9:30am to 1:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description

Aim:

  • Increase participants knowledge, skills and confidence to identify those drinking above lower risk levels and the associated risks to health.
  • To explore the impact of alcohol and overlapping issues of domestic abuse and alcohol.
  • How to make referrals to appropriate services.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes Objectives: • To provide practitioners with up to date information in regards to alcohol use, including government guidance and recommendations. • 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 violence • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds for those people whose alcohol use is assessed at high risk. • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds for those people experiencing domestic abuse.
Suitable for Those working with adults
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
Cost Free

Relationship between Alcohol and Domestic Abuse (½ Day)

21 November at 9:30am to 4:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description

Aim:

  • Increase participants knowledge, skills and confidence to identify those drinking above lower risk levels and the associated risks to health.
  • To explore the impact of alcohol and overlapping issues of domestic abuse and alcohol.
  • How to make referrals to appropriate services.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes Objectives: • To provide practitioners with up to date information in regards to alcohol use, including government guidance and recommendations. • 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 violence • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds for those people whose alcohol use is assessed at high risk. • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds for those people experiencing domestic abuse.
Suitable for Those working with adults & young people
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
Cost Free
  • 1
  • 2
  • >>
  • Last