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.

CBTU - Community Business Trade Up programme

18 September at 1:30pm to Wednesday 27 November at 1:00pm
Provided by SSE Yorkshire & North East
Description This is a 9 month learning programme that, together with the £10k fund, is designed to increase the sustainability of community businesses.

The application window is open now until 27th November, with the programme running from 1 Apr 2020 - 1 Dec 202
 

Key benefits

  • A free learning programme, to help you develop your income and impact
  • Up to £10,000 in Match Trading grant
  • An opportunity to meet regularly with other people running organisations like yours, so you can help each other out
Venue Yorkshire
We run the programme from St bedes in York (opposite the train station) But welcome applicants from all across Yorkshire
Learning outcomes - Grow a stronger, more sustainable community business or project Increase your income from trading and sales - Benefit from time to reflect and map out next steps Improve your leadership and business skills - Build a support network of other people running organisations like yours
Suitable for Coops, CICs and people that run community businesses. A Community Business is run to benefit or improve the local area and is run by people from that area.
How to book Find out more and submit an application here: https://www.the-sse.org/courses/community-business/
Cost This is a free learning programme, that comes with a £10k fund

Jump Start (FREE 11 week taster)

2 October at 5:00pm to Wednesday 11 December at 7:00pm
Provided by Lifelong Learning Centre, University of Leeds
Description

Prepare yourself for study on this flexible, part-time short course for adults only at the University of Leeds.

JumpStart is designed to fit around your other commitments and build the skills, understanding and confidence for you to progress to higher education.

  • Explore the range of subject areas available in higher education
  • Gain the knowledge to make future career choices
  • Develop essential study skills to take the fear out of academic study

JumpStart can help you prepare to apply for foundation level study in higher education.  

Venue University of Leeds
Lifelong Learning Centre, Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT
Learning outcomes What does the course include? You will learn and practice higher level study skills, including critical thinking, whilst getting a taste of some of the different subjects on offer at University. Examples of areas you might study include psychology, sciences, crime and society. Individual guidance sessions will be available throughout the course to help you plan your next step. How will I be assessed? You will create a portfolio on a subject area that interests you, demonstrating the various study skills you have developed. What could I do next? Progression from JumpStart will depend on meeting specific entry requirements for particular courses. Providing that you successfully complete this programme and meet these entry requirements, you may be able to move onto foundation level study in higher education.
Suitable for Entry Requirements: We usually expect students to be working towards or have achieved GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above. We also greatly value life skills and experience and expect learners to show their commitment to the course as places are limited.
How to book Contact: Poppy Beacock (0113 343 6892/ p.beacock@leeds.ac.uk) or visit www.llc.leeds.ac.uk/courses/jumpstart
Cost FREE

Care Training

7 October at 9:30am to Friday 18 October at 3:00pm
Provided by Think Employment
Description This is a free training course starting on 20th May 2019.Training runs Monday to Friday 9:30am-4:00pm from our learning centre in Leeds.
Venue Think Employment Leeds
Unit 4, St David's Court, David St, Leeds LS11 5QA
Learning outcomes - Introduction to the adult social care sector - Introduction to the values and principles of adult social care - Awareness of the skills and attitudes needed to work in adult social care - Awareness of communication in adult social care - Awareness of the role and responsibilities of the adult social care worker
Suitable for Suitable for people who are unemployed and looking for work. 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 To book, call Think Employment on 0800 433 7042.
Cost Free subject to eligibility.
Provided by GIPSIL
Description

Course content: This course is for anyone who supports people in rented accommodation. It looks in detail at when someone can claim UC or HB to help with their housing costs, how they are assessed and paid, and what you can do to help your clients safeguard their home.  

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 Will achieve a comprehensive overview of support for rental costs through the systems of Universal Credit and Housing Benefit.
Suitable for New and experienced support and advice workers.
How to book To request a booking form email sarah.duffy@engageleeds.org.uk or carole.denton@gipsil.org.uk. Alternatively, access GIPSIL's website.
Cost £55 per place

Autism Awareness Training

17 October at 9:30am to 12:30pm
Provided by Community Links Training
Description This course explores Autism and the current body of thinking and knowledge about Autistic Spectrum Disorders. 
 
 
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes Course Aims:  -How Autistic Spectrum Disorders is displayed and why  -Explore the range of abilities found within Autistic Spectrum Disorders -Provide information, practical strategies and promote a positive understanding to enable people to work more effectively with people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Suitable for This course is aimed at all staff and volunteers working health and social care who may support individuals who are on the Autistic Spectrum.
How to book To book please visit us at www.commlinks.co.uk/training/courses/
Cost £50 per delegate

Organising your Volunteer Programme

17 October at 10:00am to 4:30pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

Before you recruit volunteers, you need to have policies and procedures that are compliant with the law, clear task descriptions with a plan for volunteer development, and know what supervision and support should be offered.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes What you should have in place to guide policy and procedure in your volunteering programme. How to create task descriptions and development plans for volunteering roles. Relevant legislation and regulation. How to plan support and supervision for volunteers in your organisation.
Suitable for For everyone involved in planning, or reviewing, a volunteering programme
How to book
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £70 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £90

Dementia Awareness Training

17 October at 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links Training
Description

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

What is it like to have dementia? 

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

Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes Course Aims:  -What do we mean by ‘dementia’? -Most common causes of dementia  -The individuality of the experience of dementia  -Understanding behaviour and emotional distress  -Cultural difference in dementia & communicating with people with dementia  -Caring for people with dementia as both formal and informal carer
Suitable for This course is aimed at all staff and volunteers working in health and social care who may support individuals with Dementia.
How to book To book your spaces please visit us at www.commlinks.co.uk/training/courses/
Cost £50 per delegate
Provided by GIPSIL
Description

Course content: This course will cover the essential elements of housing law most relevant to support work staff, including the importance of identifying housing status and an overview of related possession proceedings, covering required notices and documentation.  

Methods: will include direct trainer teaching; group discussion; exercises and example case studies, as well as the opportunity for questions. Course materials will be given to each participant.

Trainer: Heather Collins has over 25 years’ experience working in the housing and homelessness sector. She has approaching 15 years’ experience working in frontline services ranging from direct access hostels, tenancy sustainment, resettlement, and housing casework, for various charities and organisations, including St Mungo’s, Crisis and Shelter.  For the past 10 years, Heather has worked for Shelter as a trainer delivering training for the NHAS with the aim of enabling frontline providers to deliver good quality housing and homelessness advice and support and facilitate the prevention of homelessness.

Venue GIPSIL Community Support Centre
1 Woodfield Court LEEDS LS8 3NT
Learning outcomes Will achieve a comprehensive overview of Housing Law most relevant to support staff in carrying out their housing support role.
Suitable for New and experienced support and advice workers.
How to book To request a booking form email sarah.duffy@engageleeds.org.uk or carole.denton@gipsil.org.uk. Alternatively, access GIPSIL's website.
Cost £55 per place.

Positively Dealing with Stress

21 October at 10:00am to 1:00pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description In our sector we are facing a challenging landscape which can often lead to us dealing with increased workloads and stress. This course is designed to take a practical look at what stress is and how we can deal with in in positive ways in our workplaces. This is not about eliminating stress, it’s about managing it.
Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Understanding what stress means to you. How to positively approach stress. How to be proactive in eliminating stress. How to manage stress.
Suitable for This course is suitable for those wanting practical solutions to stress and understanding why we become stressed. Focused on eliminating the causes of stress as well as using it to benefit you.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60
Provided by Community Action Bradford & District,
Description
Venue Community Action Bradford & District
Perkin House 82 Grattan Road Bradford, BD1 2LU
Learning outcomes You will discover: straightforward techniques to minimise difficult behaviours. How to defuse angry and aggressive situations. How to protect yourself from negativity and distress.
Suitable for Anyone working in situations where ‘difficult people’ are a problem.
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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

DIY Accounts in Excel

22 October 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 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
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 £0

Motivational Interviewing Training

23 October at 9:30am to 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links Training
Description This course introduces 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 little to no 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 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 spaces please visit www.commlinks.co.uk/training/courses/
Cost £99 per delegate
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

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

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

Pregnancy to Preschool

23 October at 1:00pm to Wednesday 29 January at 4:00pm, 2020
Provided by Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Description
This 12 week course is delivered in two five week blocks plus two group consultations.
 
The aim of the consultations is to help embed the learning into practice; these take place in week 6 and week 12.
 
The course provides a framework for understanding the impact of becoming a parent, alongside infant and early years development from the perspectives of psychoanalysis, attachment theory, risk assessment and the cultural and social policy context.
 
The course aims to help participants identify and address difficulties in the parent-infant relationship particularly where presentations of emotional difficulties or neglect are present, and to support participants’ capacity to use their professional skills in this challenging area.
 
The course offers a practical and theoretical introduction to the foundations of
emotional, cognitive, and personality development in babies and young children in the context of their families. Professional responses to the wide range of struggles families face will be explored. These include toileting, feeding or sleeping problems and the feelings which are evoked in response to such difficulties. Links between emotional and physical needs are explored with a recognition that all behaviour is at heart a communication of an internal emotional state.
 
Emphasis on the integration of observational skills and case analysis seeks to increase an understanding of how the professional relationships we establish in the present, can influence those from the past, in a beneficial way.
Venue NSCAP
Bevan House, 34-36 Springwell Road, Leeds LS12 1AW
Learning outcomes The overall aim is to deepen the participant’s understanding of conscious and unconscious factors involved in early relational processes. To recognise the ways in which early years understanding supports work with people of all ages. Participants will: • Develop a framework for thinking about the function of containment and the need of a reliable mind for optimal development. • Appreciate the infant as an active participant from birth in the parent/child relationship. • Have increased understanding of the adverse impacts of trauma on parents and children’s relationships. • Evidence concerns about emotional neglect and communicate this effectively • Increase observational skills in working to promote early years development. • Be able to identify verbal and non-verbal expressions of concern in a parent and child. • Have an opportunity to think about their work from a psychoanalytic perspective. • Be more self-observant and develop greater resilience in challenging work contexts.
Suitable for This course is for professionals from all disciplines in health care, education and social work and will be of special relevance to Health Visitors, Midwives, Primary Care Workers, GPs, SureStart workers, Social Workers, Community Child Health Practitioners, Perinatal staff and Early Years Workers. Those currently working with parent/infant relationships are likely to gain most from the course.
How to book Visit our website: https://www.nscap.org.uk/content/pregnancy-to-preschool OR Contact Mirriam Maganga, Business Operations Officer Email: mmaganga@nhs.net Telephone: 0113 855 8750
Cost £556
Provided by Community Links Training
Description This course will equip managers with the skills and knowledge to provide effective line management supervision. &nbsp;<br><br>The course explores participants’ experiences of supervision and provides information about the elements that are essential for effective and enjoyable supervision.&nbsp; A variety of motivational theories are discussed and participants will learn how to help their supervisees to identify and meet work related goals.&nbsp; We also explore ways of managing poor performance and dealing with ‘difficult’ employees. &nbsp;
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Describe their own experience, approach and attitudes to supervision • Identify the basic principles of effective supervision • Demonstrate active listening skills • Describe theories of motivation • Explain methods of managing performance
Suitable for This one-day course is aimed at managers who are interested in developing their skills in management supervision.
How to book To book your spaces please visit us at www.commlinks.co.uk/training/courses/
Cost £99 per delegate
Provided by Community Links Training
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. &nbsp;<br><br>Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help. Often these opportunities are missed, ignored or avoided - leaving people more alone and at greater risk. safeTALK training prepares you to help by using TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to recognise and talk to people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them with further help.
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Recognise those who may be at risk of suicide • Ask individuals clearly and openly about their thoughts of suicide • Connect individuals at risk to local sources of help
Suitable for This three- hour course is suitable for anyone who may come into contact with individuals at risk of suicide, either at work or in their personal life. It is not suitable for those who have recently been bereaved by suicide.
How to book To book your space please visit us at www.commlinks.co.uk/training/courses/
Cost FREE for delegates who live or work at LS8 , LS9, LS10, LS11, LS12, LS14, LS15 & LS18
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description The aim of the course is to provide practitioners with up to date information in regards to alcohol use, including government guidance and recommendations and to explore the relationship between alcohol and domestic abuse.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes • For participants to revise their knowledge about the effects of alcohol. • To explore what is domestic abuse? • To examine the impact of alcohol on family relationships and links with domestic abuse/ violence • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds for those people who use/misuse alcohol. • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds for those people experiencing domestic abuse/violence.
Suitable for Any suitable professional that works with people using alcohol or experiencing any level of dependence and that domestic abuse is maybe a contributing factor.
How to book To book a place on any of the training courses detailed above please contact: prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk Please state which training session and date in your email THANKS Forward Leeds Training
Cost FREE
Provided by 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

Focus on Customers

30 October at 10:00am to 1:00pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

Whether service users, members of the public, volunteers or other members of staff, recognising and promoting an excellent customer experience benefits the organisation, reduces the stresses and strains of challenging situations and makes work more satisfying.

Venue
Voluntary Action Leeds Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes You will discover: The most important skills required for excellent customer experiences. How to find out what customers really, really want. How to calm situations and help the customer to solve their own problems. The satisfaction and reward of making people happy without ‘giving in’.
Suitable for For people working on the front line with customers, service users and visitors, in person or over the phone.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Dealing with Difficult People

30 October at 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL)
Description

There’s no such thing as people who want to be ‘difficult’ but that’s often how we experience their behaviour. Dealing with them requires a set of techniques that can actually enhance all your relationships, so they are really worth working on.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW.
Learning outcomes You will discover: Straightforward techniques to minimise difficult behaviours. How to defuse angry and aggressive situations. How to protect yourself from negativity and distress.
Suitable for For anyone working in situations where ‘difficult people’ are a problem
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Basic Safeguarding in the Community

2 November 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 Catch Leeds
ARK, Hovingham Ave, Leeds LS8 3QY
Learning outcomes Gain an introduction to Safeguarding. 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 Voluntary Action Leeds
Description This session will help charity trustees to fully understand what they need to know and what they need to do. Charity trustees are the people who share ultimate responsibility for governing a charity and directing how it is managed and run. They may be called: trustees, the board, the management committee, governors, directors or something else but they all have specific duties and responsibilities.
Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Role and Responsibilities of Trustees. Overview of charitable status and what this means for trustees. Legal Duties of Trustees. Understanding collective responsibility and conflict of interest. Good practice and working effectively. Where to go for more help and advice.
Suitable for Trustees (or anyone responsible for managing and running a charity) of charitable organisations including registered charities and CIOs.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60
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 Community Action Bradford & District,
Description

Minute-takers are often only noticed when minutes are inaccurate or unclear, yet this vital role requires quick thinking, assertiveness and expertise. It can also be a source of considerable stress to the person who undertakes it.

Venue Community Action Bradford & District
Perkin House 82 Grattan Road Bradford, BD1 2LU
Learning outcomes Understand the role of a minute taker. Know how to service a meeting. Consider different types and styles of minutes. Practice taking minutes Gain confidence in your skills
Suitable for Anyone who takes minutes – regardless of their position in the organisation
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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 Community Action Bradford & District,
Description

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

Venue Community Action Bradford & District
Perkin House 82 Grattan Road Bradford, BD1 2LU
Learning outcomes Avoid stepping too close to boundaries between volunteering and employment. Give good advice to volunteers about any conflicts when claiming benefits. Design procedures to make sure your organisation stays within the law and embeds good practice in your volunteer programme.
Suitable for Volunteer coordinators and others who need to ensure the organisation complies with legal duty.
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Cost Voluntary and community organisations from Bradford District and VAL Essentials £ 48.00 Other Voluntary/Community organisations £ 60.00 Statutory Orgs/Private Companies/ Individuals £ 120.00
Provided by GIPSIL
Description

Course content: UC aims to encourage claimants into full time work. This course looks at what work seeking people have to do to keep their UC, what happens if they cannot seek work - for example if they have ill health - and at how working affects their UC. The day examines the UC work 'conditionality' rules to enable your clients to better manage their claim and at the impacts of your client failing to do what they are supposed to do. If you help people on UC this course will help you by looking at simple, practical steps that you can do to help them manage their 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 means 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 Will achieve a comprehensive overview of Universal Credit and associated work related requirements.
Suitable for New and experienced support and advice workers.
How to book To request a booking form email sarah.duffy@engageleeds.org.uk or carole.denton@gipsil.org.uk. Alternatively, access GIPSIL's website.
Cost £55 per place
Provided by VAL
Description

Description: This coaching skills workshop offers support workers an opportunity to develop coaching skills to engage and support their clients to make positive changes. The workshop allows participants to experience the use of coaching approaches and techniques, including  the GROW model, coaching questions and explore appropriate situations to use coaching with their client.

 

 

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Increased knowledge of coaching approaches and how it differs from other approaches such as counselling or mentoring Gain knowledge and hands-on experience of the GROW model & how to apply it in support interventions with clients
Suitable for Frontline staff who support clients to make changes. This includes: housing workers, key workers, well-being/mental health support etc.
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Cost Essentials - £70 - Non Essentials - £90
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 Community Action Bradford & District,
Description

This one day course will explore the nature of public speaking and how to identify what type of public speaker everyone is.
You will cover a practical session in how to manage nerves and the keys to essential preparation to make any speech a success.
The group will then learn how humans behave as tribes and how you can use that tribal nature to change attitudes and opinions.

Venue Community Action Bradford & District
Perkin House 82 Grattan Road Bradford, BD1 2LU
Learning outcomes A clear definition of public speaking - To identify what kind of speaker you are - To understand how humans behave as tribes - To understand the role of practice and performance in public speaking - To have practical tips on dealing with nerves - To understand the format of a good speech.
Suitable for This training is designed for people who would like to learn the basic skills of public speaking and learn practical tips on how to be a better public speaker.
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Cost Voluntary/community organisations from Bradford District (registered on DivaBradford) and VAL Essentials £ 70.00 Other Voluntary/Community organisations £ 90.00 Stautory Orgs/Private Companies/ Individuals £ 160.00