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.

Provided by West Yorkshire Sexual Violence Action Partnership
Description

Are you a sexual violence survivor in West Yorkshire?
Would you like to join a 6 month action research group exploring what survivors need to become leaders for change?


Project sessions begin in March with sessional honorariums of £50 plus travel expenses.

We'd love to hear from you ASAP and look forward to working together.

 

Venue TBC
It will be a West Yorkshire based venue dependent on where attendees are located
Learning outcomes
Suitable for Sexual violence survivors
How to book Email SWY: ops@survivorswestyorkshire.org.uk Phone Rape Crisis: 07501 507079
Cost

Start Up Plus

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

Key benefits:

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

CPD Approved 65 mins (2 units)

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


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

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


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


Online Training By Neil Lee Training, offered by VAL

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

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

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

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

 

Cancellation Policy

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

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

 

Event Details

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

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

CPD Approved 65 mins (2 units)

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


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

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


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


Online Training By Neil Lee Training, offered by VAL

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

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

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

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

 

Cancellation Policy

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

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

 

Event Details

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

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

CPD Approved 50 minutes (2 units)

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


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

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


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


 

Online Training By Neil Lee Training, offered by VAL

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

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

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

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

 

Cancellation Policy

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

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

 

Event Details

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

 

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

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

 

Course Description

CPD Approved

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

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


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

 


Online Training By Neil Lee Training, offered by VAL

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

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

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

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

 

Cancellation Policy

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

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

 

Event Details

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

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

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

Duration 75 mins (3 units)

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

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


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

 


Online Training By Neil Lee Training, offered by VAL

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

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

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

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

 

Cancellation Policy

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

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

 

Event Details

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

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

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

80 minutes course. 2 CPD units


Course Description

CPD Approved

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


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


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

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


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


Online Training By Neil Lee Training, offered by VAL

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

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

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

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

 

Cancellation Policy

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

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

 

Event Details

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

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

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

Duration: 25 mins (1 CPD unit)


Course Description

CPD Approved

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

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


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


 

Online Training By Neil Lee Training, offered by VAL

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

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

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

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

 

Cancellation Policy

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

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

 

Event Details

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

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

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

Duration: 70 mins (2 CPD Units)

Course Description

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

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

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

Online Training By Neil Lee Training, offered by VAL

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

 

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

Online Training- Duty of Care

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

CPD Approved 50 mins (1 unit)

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


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


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

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


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


Online Training By Neil Lee Training, offered by VAL

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

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

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

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

 

Cancellation Policy

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

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

 

Event Details

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

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

Online Training- Learning Disability Awareness

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

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

 

Course Description

CPD Approved

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

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

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

Online Training By Neil Lee Training, offered by VAL

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

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

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

Venue Online Training Portal
Learning outcomes CPD approved course- 2 units
Suitable for All
How to book
Click here to book
Cost £17.99
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 and national lottery pots, chartable trusts and one-off funders, ensuring eligibility. We will discuss what funders look for in a successful application looking at key questions about your organisation, the need/idea for your activities, project outline, outcomes for beneficiaries, community involvement/lead, budget and so on.  We will assess some example questions and answers. 

 

We can offer you support by e-mail following the course to give you feedback on your draft bids.

The course will help you to:

 

  • Check your eligibility    
  • Be aware of what funders want to know about your group and project/activity

•      Answer key questions on application forms

•      Get feedback on your draft applications (post course)

 

Suitable for: any voluntary or community group (volunteer or worker) new to applying for small grants, and any group needing help to complete an application for a small grant.

Delivered by Kaye Wilson

Cost: free

Venue Zoom Session
Details to be emailed once registered
Learning outcomes
Suitable for
How to book
Click here to book
Cost FREE to those in Leeds
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

A complete starter’s guide to campaigning. This training is designed for people wanting to start to a campaign for change or for those who may have struggled to campaign in the past.

Zoom Online Training

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

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

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

Training will take place 10:30 – 15:00 (with one hour lunch break at 12:30)

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

 

Cancellation Policy

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

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

Venue Online Zoom Session
Learning outcomes In this course w e explore how to plan and deliver a successful campaign for change which is objective focused. Following a step by step plan, we learn from successful models as used by charities and political organisations, using PEST analysis and exploring how power works and how it can be challenged.
Suitable for This training is designed for people wanting to start to a campaign for change or for those who may have struggled to campaign in the past.​​​​​​​
How to book
Click here to book
Cost £40.00

WYCAS Leeds Finance Forum

14 August at 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Provided by WYCAS
Description If you are involved in organising the finances in your organisation (as a volunteer or a paid worker) we’re guessing you will have had a tough couple of months….COVID-19 and lockdown may have meant an increase in demand for your charity’s services, or having to deal with closing your premises entirely.

You may have been furloughing staff, negotiating rent, applying for emergency funding, looking at the implications for cashflow, and working out how you get cheques signed if your trustees are all shielding?

If you’d like a chance to share some of your experiences over the last few months, as well as discuss any current issues or problems, you are very welcome to join us.
Venue Online
Learning outcomes Hosted over Zoom (https://zoom.us/join) the Forum will be led by WYCAS’ Chief Executive, Amanda Peters, with Claire Welling, Community Accountant for Leeds. Log in information will be emailed to you a couple of days prior to the event. Our Finance Forums are usually held every few months and the topics are decided by you, (previous requests have been GiftAid, how to report to trustees, recruiting finance volunteers etc). It’s a chance to share some good practice, and useful tips, as well as sometimes sharing the woes of being the solitary finance person in your organisation! For this next meeting, we’re going to keep it to a more general discussion but, if you do have anything specific that you want to raise, please let us know via email at info@wycas.org.uk.
Suitable for Leeds voluntary sector groups and organisations
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Cost Free

WYCAS Basic Bookkeeping

17 August at 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Provided by WYCAS
Description
Learn how to set up a basic bookkeeping system that allows you to easily record income and expenditure, and to report on restricted and unrestricted funds.
 
This is a FREE 3 hour course which will be held online for a maximum of 4 people. We will email you a link to the online course a few days before the event.
Venue Online
Learning outcomes This course will teach you how to: Set up the spreadsheet Enter transactions onto the spreadsheet, with categories of income and expenditure, restricted funds, bank and cash accounts Reconcile the bank balance to bank statements Produce finance reports for in year reporting We will teach you how to use our in-house WYCAS cashbook, (which you can then download for free), which has been developed over many years to provide a simple, effective system for small charitable organisations and social enterprises etc. What you will need: Access to a computer with Excel software A basic ability to use a spreadsheet
Suitable for
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Cost Free
Provided by Community Links
Description To teach participants the skills needed to make a safeguarding referral, taking into consideration consent and capacity of the alleged adult at risk.
Venue Online
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: - Respond to safeguarding alerts and refer appropriately - Understand the personal values and beliefs that underpin the safeguarding of adults at risk - Understand best practice in offering support - Understand procedures when reporting abuse and following an alert
Suitable for This one-day course is aimed at all staff with a supervisory or management role who will have the responsibility for dealing with concerns and referring appropriately. It looks at the potential signs and signals of abuse and fulfilling your duty to pass on any disclosures or allegations. The course covers how to address any immediate safety or protection needs of the alleged adult at risk, including the recording of the incident in your workplace, and the procedures to follow when making a safeguarding referral.
How to book Email training@commlinks.co.uk or visit our website https://www.commlinks.co.uk/training/
Cost £99

COVID-19 Awareness

28 August at 10:00am to 11:30am
Provided by Community Links
Description An introduction COVID-19 and best practice in health and social care settings 
Venue Online
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: - Outline the aetiology and incidence of Covid-19 and its impact on the health of the individual - Outline the special measures being taken within the sector to limit the spread of the coronavirus – including methods of reporting, testing, and infection prevention and control - Outline the Discharge to Assess (D2A) strategy currently being used by the NHS and the role of the Care Home in this approach - Awareness on what is meant by social isolation, shielding, and patient/staff cohorting and describe how these measures assist in preventing the spread of the coronavirus - Identify how care practises such as: handwashing, respiratory hygiene, wearing of PPE, methods of cleansing and disinfection are being used to control the spread of the coronavirus
Suitable for
How to book Contact training@commlinks.co.uk or visit our website https://www.commlinks.co.uk/training/courses/
Cost £50.00

Autism Awareness

28 August at 1:30pm to 3:00am
Provided by Community Links
Description Course aims
• How ASD is displayed and why
• Explore the range of abilities found within ASD
• Provide information, practical strategies and promote a positive understanding to enable people to work more effectively with people with ASD
Venue Online
Learning outcomes • Understand issues around communication, interaction and behavioural characteristics of Autism • Develop a simple model for understanding a person with Autism including strategies and approaches • Have an awareness of the National Autistic Society’s framework for intervention – SPELL
Suitable for
How to book Contact training@commlinks.co.uk or visit our website https://www.commlinks.co.uk/training/courses/
Cost £50.00

Motivational Interviewing

11 September to Friday 18 September
Provided by Community Links
Description AIM 
To introduce participants to the principles of Motivational Interviewing and to increase confidence and skills in working with people who are resistant to change.

This is an online course with pre-course learning tasks and 2 online training sessions
11th September + 18th September 10-11.30am
Venue Online
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
How to book Contact training@commlinks.co.uk or visit our website https://www.commlinks.co.uk/training/courses/
Cost £99

WYCAS Basic Bookkeeping

21 September at 10:00am to 1:00pm
Provided by WYCAS
Description Learn how to set up a basic bookkeeping system that allows you to easily record income and expenditure, and to report on restricted and unrestricted funds.

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

WYCAS Basic Bookkeeping

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

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

WYCAS Basic Bookkeeping

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

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

WYCAS Basic Bookkeeping

11 December at 10:00am to 1:00pm
Provided by WYCAS
Description
Learn how to set up a basic bookkeeping system that allows you to easily record income and expenditure, and to report on restricted and unrestricted funds.
 
This is a FREE 3 hour course which will be held online for a maximum of 4 people. We will email you a link to the online course a few days before the event.
Venue Online
Learning outcomes This course will teach you how to: Set up the spreadsheet Enter transactions onto the spreadsheet, with categories of income and expenditure, restricted funds, bank and cash accounts Reconcile the bank balance to bank statements Produce finance reports for in year reporting We will teach you how to use our in-house WYCAS cashbook, (which you can then download for free), which has been developed over many years to provide a simple, effective system for small charitable organisations and social enterprises etc.What you will need: Access to a computer with Excel software A basic ability to use a spreadsheet
Suitable for
How to book Book online via Eventbrite:
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Cost Free