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.

Level 3 Award in Education and Training

8 September at 9:30am to Friday 1 December at 9:30am
Provided by PATH & Creativity in Practice Ltd
Description We are pleased to be able to offer the Level 3 Award in Education & Training qualification which is suitable for anyone interested in understanding and developing best practice in planning and delivering inclusive teaching and learning and assessment of learning.
There are three units to be completed with a series of assessment tasks.
We will be providing a number of workshops linked to each of the three units, these will be held on Fridays with two different options (morning or afternoon) on 8th September, 6th October, 3rd November and 1st December from 9.30am-12.30pm or 1.0pm-4.0pm
The cost is £350 which can be paid in installments; £50 deposit followed by payments over 3-4 months.
For more information or to request a registration form please contact:
Verity Elliott
07891959048
verity@creativityinpractice.co.uk

Venue PATH Leeds
29 Harrogate Road Leeds LS7 3PD
Learning outcomes 1. Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training (H/505/0053) The purpose of this unit is to enable the learner to understand the role and responsibilities of a teacher in education and training, and the relationship between different professionals in education and training. 2. Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training (D/505/0052) The purpose of this unit is to enable the learner to understand and use inclusive teaching and learning approaches to meet the needs of their learners. It includes how to create a learning environment that engages and motivates learners, and the planning, delivery and evaluation of inclusive teaching and learning. It requires the learner to deliver a microteaching session and to evaluate their own delivery practice. 3. Understanding assessment in education and (R/505/0050) The purpose of this unit is to enable the learner to understand how different types and methods of assessment are used in education and training. It includes ways to involve learners in assessment and requirements for record keeping.
Suitable for For anyone interested in and/or already delivering teaching and learning. This is an entry qualification which replaces PTLLS. You do not have to be in a teaching role to complete this qualification as there will be an opportunity to do an observed micro teaching session.
How to book For more information contact: Verity Elliott 07891959048 verity@creativitiyinpractice.co.uk
Cost £350 - payments can be made in monthly installments

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

Suicide to Hope **New course**

22 September at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Provided by Community Links
Description

We are very excited to now be able to deliver 'Suicide to Hope'. This is a one-day course designed for clinicians and other professionals who encounter suicide as an inevitable and significant part of their job. Sometimes people lack in confidence and do not feel prepared for this role. Suicide to Hope aims to improve your confidence and preparation to provide effective suicide care. It is designed to strengthen hope by helping recovery and growth in people with previous suicide experience who are currently safe

This course has been designed by Livingworks, the same Canadian organisation that wrote safeTALK and ASIST. Suicide to Hope is a new course and so far there are only 50 trainers in the world and 3 registered trainers in the UK. Our in-house expert Bill Penson travelled to Denver - Colorado to attend the Train the Trainer course and is will now be delivering this course on behalf of Community Links.

Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes After this course participants will be able to: • Reflect on their qualities as helpers—the beliefs, values and attitudes they bring to the helping relationship—and how these impact on the effectiveness of their work; • Describe key features of a hope-oriented, recovery and growth approach to suicide; • Understand a framework for finding and exploring recovery and growth opportunities in suicide experiences; and • Apply a Pathway to Hope (PaTH) model for setting and working toward recovery and growth goals.
Suitable for This is a one-day course designed for clinicians and other professionals who encounter suicide as an inevitable and significant part of their job.
How to book To book please email us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £150 per delegate. However our valued customers who have completed ASIST training with us are offered the discounted price of £130.

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

SafeTALK Suicide Alert Training

25 September at 10:00pm to 2:00pm
Provided by Foundation
Description safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.Please email janine.throupe@foundaionuk.org for further information.
Venue Tennant Hall
Blenheim Grove Leeds LS2 9ET
Learning outcomes Learning goals and objectives Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn to: •Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts might be present •Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked •Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide •Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe •Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further help
Suitable for Anyone over the age of 15
How to book email Janine.throupe@foundationuk.org
Cost Third Sector £25 Private Sector £35 there may also be free places available for volunteers. please enquire for further details.

Motivational Interviewing

26 September at 9:30am to 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description This course looks to introduce participants to the principles of Motivational Interviewing and to increase confidence and skills in working with people who are resistant to change. Participants will be introduced to ideas about how motivation can be enhanced by exploring ambivalence and by using counselling skills to help clients identify their own priority areas for change. The course is aimed at frontline workers and assumes no or little knowledge of the subject area.
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Describe the concept of motivation and how it relates to behaviour change. • Identify the skills needed when assessing clients motivation • Identify ways to improve interventions with people who are resistant to changing some of their risk behaviours • Apply counselling skills to promote clients motivation • Outline the theoretical basis for this style of information.
Suitable for This is a one-day introductory course is useful for people working with clients engaging in risky behaviours and who are resistant to change.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate

A FREE COURSE - Introduction to Commissioning

26 September at 9:45am to 12:45pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

Leeds City Council, NHS CCGs and other public sector purchasers of goods and services have moved from awarding only grants to more formal service level agreements and contracts.  This is part of the commissioning process which involves the assessment of a community’s needs and buying in organisations to provide services to meet those needs.  Within the commissioning process commissioners are keen to explore new ways for those public agencies and the service providers to achieve better outcomes for local communities.

This session will help voluntary and community groups to understand the commissioning processes in Leeds, who the key commissioners are, help you decide if contracting for services is for you and the next steps you should take.

ONLY AVAILABLE TO LEEDS BASED GROUPS AND LEEDS BASED 3RD SECTOR ORGANISATIONS.

Please note as this course is a free course if you book a place and are unable to attend for any reason (i.e. illness, or other circumstances) and cannot send another colleague in your place, please let us know as soon as possible.   If you give us less than 14 days’ notice you will be charged a £10 non attendance fee.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW.
Learning outcomes Understand the commissioning process (including the commissioning cycle). Know where to find funding opportunities through commissioning e.g. grants and contracts. Clarify jargon around commissioning. Know the pros and cons relating to commissioning. Know if contracts are right for your organisation and what you want to deliver. Where to find information, help and support.
Suitable for Any voluntary or community sector organisation new to, or looking to consider, funding through commissioning opportunities as a way of supporting their work; and for staff who are new to commissioning.
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Cost FREE

Applying to Awards for All - A Complete Guide

27 September at 9:45am to 12:45pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This course will support groups who want to apply to Awards for All for grants up to £10k.

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

Venue
Voluntary Action Leeds Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Understand the criteria when considering applying to Awards for All Be more confident when completing the paperwork
Suitable for Any voluntary or community sector organisation looking for funding.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

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

Mental Health First Aid

28 September at 9:30am to Friday 29 September at 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description This course teaches participants how to recognise and respond appropriately to signs of mental ill health. MHFA is an internationally recognised, accredited two-day course that teaches people how to recognise and respond appropriately to signs of mental ill health. The practical, skills based approach demystifies mental health problems and challenges the stigma and discrimination that surrounds mental illness. Participants will learn about anxiety, depression, psychosis and suicide and will gain an understanding about risk factors, signs and symptoms and the range of available treatments.
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Recognise and respond appropriately to signs of mental ill health • Feel confident helping someone experiencing a problem • Help stop a mental illness from getting worse • Help someone recover faster • Guide someone towards the right support • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems
Suitable for Suitable for all who wish to be able to recognise and respond appropriately to someone who may be experiencing mental health problems.
How to book To book your place please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £150 per delegate, bursary places are available.

Trauma and CSE

28 September at 9:30am to 4:30pm
Provided by Basis Training
Description

This new training event explores Trauma and Attachment and how it relates to CSE, including how Trauma and/or Insecure Attachments will manifest relating to CSE victims (those vulnerable to and those actually exploited), whether the Trauma took place in early childhood or has been caused by recent or ongoing sexual exploitation. The course will then build on this knowledge to further explore effective responses based on this understanding. It will also explore the issues of resilience and "resistance" to engage in the context of trauma informed practice for engaging with young people affected by CSE. Finally it will explore the issue of vicarious trauma.

For further info: amber_wilson@basitraining.org.uk

info@basistraining.org.uk

or call: 0113 - 243 0036

Venue Basis Training Offices
94 North Street; Leeds LS2 7PN
Learning outcomes - Increased understanding of Trauma, Attachmennt and how it relates to CSE - Improved understanding of "resilience" in the context of trauma among young people affected by CSE - Increased knowledge of effective trauma- informed responses to engage young people affected by CSE - Improved understanding of vicarious trauma
Suitable for The course is aimed at practitioners with some experience of working with young people who have been affected by child sexual exploitation as it assumes some knowledge of child sexual exploitation.
How to book Bookings can be made on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/protective-behaviours-tickets-36565221562?aff=erelpanelorg
Cost £90/day /delegate

A Free Course - Starting from Scratch

28 September at 9:45am to 12:45pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This is a free course for groups starting from scratch that are based in Leeds.

This workshop will enable new groups, starting from scratch to draft a constitution and to understand the other tasks that they need to carry out in order to become a small established group and to be able to apply for small funding grants.

ONLY AVAILABLE TO LEEDS BASED SMALL GROUPS AND 3RD SECTOR ORGANISATIONS IN LEEDS.

Please note as this course is a free course if you book a place and are unable to attend for any reason (i.e. illness, or other circumstances) and cannot send another colleague in your place, please let us know as soon as possible.   If you give us less than 14 days’ notice you will be charged a £10 non attendance fee.

Venue
Voluntary Action Leeds 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.
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Cost FREE

Autism Awareness Training

2 October at 9:30am to 12:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description This course is aimed at all staff and volunteers working health and social care who may support individuals who are on the Autistic Spectrum.
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes • 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
Suitable for This course is suitable for all staff and volunteers working health and social care who may support individuals who are on the Autistic Spectrum.
How to book To book your place please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £50 delegate

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

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

4 October to Thursday 5 October
Provided by Foundation is association with MHFA England
Description

Learn to support young people

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. They will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse.Our courses won't teach you to be a therapist - but just like physical first aid, we will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis.

Venue Courtyard Suite
fOUNDATION, Tennant Hall, Blenheim Grove, Leeds LS2 9ET
Learning outcomes Our Youth MHFA Two Day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider. Youth Mental Health First Aiders have: •An in depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing •Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues •Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress •Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening •Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate •Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive •Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing ​
Suitable for Anyone who lives or works with young people aged 8-18
How to book Please contact Janine.throupe@foundationuk.org for further details and pricing
Cost £180 third sector£240 private sectorSchools and colleges please ring 07891849842

Youth Mental Health First Aid **FREE**

5 October at 9:30am to Thursday 12 October at 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description

This course teaches participants how to recognise and respond appropriately to signs of mental ill health in young people.

This course teaches participants how to spot the early warning signs and symptoms of mental ill-health in young people. It provides information about topics such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders, alcohol and drug use and explains the impact that mental ill-health in young people can have on adolescent development. A practical, skills based approach helps participants gain the confidence to offer meaningful support to young people in distress.

Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem in young people • Feel confident helping a young person • Provide help on a first aid basis • Help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm • Help a young person recover faster • Guide a young person towards the right support • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems
Suitable for This is an internationally recognised two-day course specifically designed for those people that teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 11 - 18.
How to book To book your FREE space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost **FREE** Please note spaces are on a first come, first served basis.

Safeguarding of Adults Level 1

5 October at 9:30am to 12:30pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This course looks at the potential causes and indicators of abuse and fulfilling your duty to pass on any disclosures or allegations, the feedback you can expect after making an alert.  How to address any immediate safety or protection needs of the alleged adult at risk, the recording of the incident in your workplace.

Venue
Voluntary Action Leeds Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Look at personal values and beliefs that underpin the safeguarding of adults at risk. Establish a shared understanding of best working practice in offering support. Understand procedures in line with the Care Act when reporting abuse & procedures after an alert.
Suitable for This course is aimed at all staff and volunteers who do not have a supervisory or management role but have a duty to pass on safeguarding concerns appropriately.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Professional Boundaries

5 October at 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This course explores the values and importance of Professional Boundaries in the workplace

Venue
Voluntary Action Leeds Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Examine our own views, concerns and expectations in relation to professional boundaries. Understanding the meaning of ‘Professional Boundaries’. Recognising the importance of professional boundaries. Adopting clear working practices that establish professional boundaries.
Suitable for This course is aimed at all staff and volunteers working in health and social care.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Management Supervision Skills

9 October at 9:30am to 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description This course will equip managers with the skills and knowledge to provide effective line management supervision. The course explores participants’ experiences of supervision and provides information about the elements that are essential for effective and enjoyable supervision. A variety of motivational theories are discussed and participants will learn how to help their supervises to identify and meet work related goals. We also explore ways of managing poor performance and dealing with ‘difficult’ employees.
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 space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £50.00 per delegate

Autism Awareness Training

9 October at 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds & Advonet
Description

This course aims aims to increase your understanding of the strengths and difficulties autistic adults may present with and practical strategies to support them more effectively.

THIS IS A ONE OFF FREE COURSE BEING DELIVERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ADVONET

Venue
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes An overview of autism spectrum conditions The importance of sensory issues and anxiety Barriers to involvement and how to overcome these Identifying and developing strengths Strategies and support
Suitable for Anyone who works with autistic adults, particularly those who support autistic volunteers.
How to book
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Cost FREE

Introduction to fundraising and Funding Leeds

10 October at 9:45am to 12:45pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This session is aimed at helping groups to fundraise for their organisation and the projects and activities they want to develop, with as little stress as possible.  Groups will be able to confidently plan their fundraising effectively sharing the burden and drawing on different skills and experience within the group.  It will help you to assess your funding needs and identify a range of funding sources and fundraising methods, and plan how to keep your fundraising on track. We will help you to use “Funding Leeds” an on-line portal where you can search for funding and save your results building a port-folio of funding opportunities.

Venue
Voluntary Action Leeds Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Plan your fundraising effectively Know which activities/projects will attract funding Identify and share out fundraising tasks Identify appropriate funding sources (including how to use Funding Leeds)
Suitable for Any voluntary or community group (volunteer, management committee member or worker) wanting to get involved in fundraising. Essential if your organisation doesn’t already have a fundraising group or plan.
How to book
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

How to network effectively training

10 October at 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Provided by Make Your Mark UK
Description
  • Do you wish you were a more confident networker?
  • Would you like to go to more networking events but you put it off?
  • Are you not really sure how to go about networking?
Love it or hate it, networking is an extremely useful skill.  In this session, you'll learn how to approach a networking event, before, during and after as well as how to transform new and established contacts into lasting and valuable connections.  Throughout the workshop, Mark Smith will share practical advice based on his extensive networking experience. Those daunting meetings will soon become enjoyable and productive events.

Trainer biography
Mark Smith from Make Your Mark UK is a qualified trainer* and an experienced networker. He has previously worked for a Chamber of Commerce focusing on business growth and has significant experience within the voluntary sector; networking effectively has enabled Mark to build important relationships, generate donations, and raise the profile and influence of his associated organisations.

Mark is a member of the Institute of Fundraising ** also a member of the Junior Chamber International (JCI), a member of the JCI UK National Board and the National Training Team.

* Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) qualification with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
** The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is the professional membership body for UK fundraising that support fundraisers through leadership and representation; best practice and compliance; education and networking.
Venue The Liquorist (Top floor)
5-7 Greek Street Leeds LS1 5RW
Learning outcomes 1. Understand what is meant by networking and its purpose 2. Be able to create an interesting introduction and know how to build trust 3. Understand how to turn contacts into last connections and relationships 4. Top tips to consider before, during and after networking
Suitable for Whether you're a charity worker hoping to meet your next big donor or corporate partner, in business hoping to source new clients, or an established professional aiming to climb the career ladder.
How to book https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/make-your-mark-uk-10918589837
Cost Charity or voluntary sector place - £49 + booking feeBusiness/private sector place - £99 + booking fee

Risk Enablement

11 October at 9:30am to 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description

This course aims to look at risk assessment and risk management as a means to getting the best out of situations for service users and their families by taking a positive, engaged and forward thinking approach to risk.

It will provide useful information about risk, positive risk taking and enablement.

The course will involve practicing risk enablement processes. In addition, the course uses a number of learning activities (for example; discussion, group work and individual reflection etc.) to help participants to have a deeper insight into the challenges and opportunities for working proactively and positively with risk issues.

Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Understand concepts and theory of risk management and positive risk taking • Connect understanding of risk to the range of relevant policy and legislative drivers • Show skills that make dialogue about risk and the recording of risk issues better • Use a risk enablement tool for practice
Suitable for This course is aimed at staff who are supporting people whose care and support involves risk assessment and management.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £50.00 per delegate

My Family Is Hurting; because of Domestic Violence and Abuse

12 October
Provided by Behind Closed Doors
Description Do you want the opportunity to …             
  • explore the impact on the victim, children and young people in the family   
  • identify the impact on, and influence of, the wider family   
  • consider the perpetrator’s role in the family
Behind Closed Doors has delivered support to victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse for 20 years.   The specialist training they offer not only reflects their understanding of the issues that victims face but also provides attendees with the knowledge, skills and access to resources that will assist practitioners who are supporting them. The training courses are CPD®-certified and delivered by experienced practitioners.

Previous Feedback from this course includes:-
"Excellent variety of training 'methods'..... Facilitator style was honest and direct, which worked well....  Very balanced delivery with Facilitator really listening to our work experiences and incorporating these in the training and providing insight".


Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House, Lupton Street, Leeds, LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes AGENDA (in brief) • What IS hurting the family? • Impact – different experiences & perspectives within families • Additional complicating factors • Parenting – during and after • Perpetrator’s role in the family • Foundations of family-recovery
Suitable for This course is suitable for practitioners who have at least a foundation level of training around DV&A who want to apply a ‘whole-family’ perspective to their support practice. (It is not recommended for practitioners with no prior DV&A training).
How to book For Booking form and/or further information, email:- info@behind-closed-doors.org.uk or call Jane on 0113 222 4562 For enquiries regarding bespoke or in-house training options, please email training@behind-closed-doors.org.uk or call Jane on 0113 222 4562
Cost Voluntary/third sector £75 ppStatutory/public sector £85 ppCommercial/private sector £100 pp

The FSI Leeds Fundraising Conference, Heavily Subsidised (£15)

12 October at 9:30am to 4:30pm
Provided by The Foundation for Social Improvement
Description The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) are bringing a heavily subsidized fundraising conference for small charities to Leeds on 12th October. Attendees will be able to access a range of fundraising experts, sharing the best in fundraising practice. Topics include: Legacy Fundraising, Donor Relationships, Corporate Fundraising, Community and Events, Major Donors, and a Trusts and Foundations Panel. Places fill up fast, so book your place today to access this fantastic opportunity: https://goo.gl/McXYf8
Venue St George’s Centre
Great George St, Leeds LS1 3BR
Learning outcomes
Suitable for
How to book Follow this link to book the conference: https://goo.gl/McXYf8
Cost Cost: The FSI Fundraising Conference has an average market value of £295 but is delivered to our members for £15. You will need to pay £50 as a deposit when you book. We will refund the deposit, retaining a £15 fee which contributes to deposit and refund processing and administration costs. Deposits will not be returned in cases of partial attendance.

Safeguarding Adults Level 2

13 October at 9:30am to 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description

This course aims to teach participants the skills needed to make a safeguarding referral, taking into consideration consent and capacity of the alleged adult at risk.

It looks at the potential signs and signals of abuse and fulfilling your duty to pass on any disclosures or allegations. It covers how to address any immediate safety or protection needs of the alleged adult at risk including the recording of the incident in your workplace, and the procedures to follow when making a safeguarding referral.

Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
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.
How to book Please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £50.00 per delegate

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 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

How to Support and Supervise your Volunteers

17 October at 9:30am 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
Voluntary Action Leeds 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
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Making a Difference? How do you and your funder’s know?

17 October at 9:45am to 12:45pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This workshop will help your group to understand why funders ask you about the changes your project will bring about for the people you work with, when applying for funding. It will provide you with lots of ideas about methods and tools you can use to clarify and record the outcomes and impact of your work to help you improve your services, satisfy funders requirements and build evidence for future bids.

Venue
Voluntary Action Leeds Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Jargon busting: benefits, outcomes, impact, evaluation, monitoring – what does it all mean? Plan and evidence what you expect your project will achieve – to report back to funders and evidence future bids Simple monitoring and evaluation tools Increase your confidence in tackling application questions about how you will show the success of your work
Suitable for Voluntary and community groups new to monitoring and evaluating their work
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

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.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essential Subscriber £60

Emergency 1st Aid at Work ALL Day course

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

This is a one-day Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) recognised First Aid course. The session is designed to give the employer a larger coverage for First Aid in the workplace where a risk assessment has determined that more trained personnel are required. Learners will receive a recognised certificate for this course, and in addition to the course fee, there is a £5 certificate charge.

Venue
Voluntary Action Leeds Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Understand priorities of first aid and equipment and become aware of the duties of a first aider. Understand basic life support and CPR. Know about advanced trauma management. Carry out treatment for wounds, bleeding, fractures, dislocations, soft tissue injuries. Treat for burns, scalds and also shock. Have knowledge of dressings and bandages.
Suitable for Anyone who wishes to be an appointed first aider in their workplace, and for those who want to be prepared for emergencies at home or at work. Learners must be physically able to carry out the practical elements of the course.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £60 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £75 and £5 Certificate Fee

Protective Behaviours

19 October at 9:30am to 4:30pm
Provided by Basis Training in partnership with J. Staff
Description

Basis Training is pleased to offer another new course "Protective Behaviours" - for anyone that works with young people. Protective Behaviours can be used by practitioners working in all agencies including schools, police, health, social care and third sector. It can be used either whole group, small group or 1-to-1. During this training, delegates will learn about:

- A down-to-earth approach to personal safety for all

- Helpful approach for professionals working with children and parents on a universal level, and for those who may be experiencing, or have experienced, complexity, adversity, abuse or violence

- A process which encourages self-empowerment, enhances skills to raise self-esteem and helps people find ways to avoid being victimised

- Helps children and adults to recognise, trust and respond to their intuitive feelings

- Encourages development of strategies for self-protection

Venue Basis Training Offices
94 North Street LS2 7PN; Leeds
Learning outcomes - Improved knowledge and sklls to engage with young people about - personal safety - increased understanding how to help children and young people recognise, trust and respond to their feelings - increased understanding of how skills relating to self-esteem and helping people find ways to avoid being victimised
Suitable for Practitioners working with young people ; Protective Behaviours can be used by practitioners working in all agencies including schools, police, health, social care and third sector. It can be used either whole group, small group or 1-to-1. Particularly helpful for professionals working with children and parents on a universal level and for those who may be experiencing or have experienced complexity, adversity, abuse or violence
How to book Bookings can be made via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/protective-behaviours-tickets-36565221562?aff=erelpanelorg
Cost £90/day/delegate

Public Speaking Course

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

Over 3 hours we explore the nature of public speaking and how to identify what type of public speaker everyone is. We 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 we can use that tribal nature to change attitudes and opinions.

Venue
Voluntary Action Leeds Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
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 VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

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

Risk Assessment

25 October at 9:30am to 12:30pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This course explores the values and importance of Risk Assessing and will include a range of tools that will support workers when assessing risk.

Venue
Voluntary Action Leeds Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Give an understanding of the importance of risk assessment and current applicable legislation. Promote awareness and understanding of what constitutes a hazard. Promote understanding of the 5 steps of carrying out a risk assessment. Give an understanding of different control measures and how these might be implemented. Understand the importance of risk assessments and current applicable legislation. Understand what constitutes a hazard.
Suitable for This course is aimed at all staff and volunteers working in health and social care.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Health & Safety

25 October at 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This is a half day session that will aim to provide a more in-depth understanding of Health and Safety in relation to the workplace.

Venue
Voluntary Action Leeds Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Provide a more in-depth understanding of Health and Safety in relation to the workplace. Staff and Mangers roles in relation to Health & Safety. COSHH. Fire procedures in Adult Social Care establishments. Personal safety and lone working. Share information on the importance of accurate and up to date Risk Assessments..
Suitable for This course is aimed at all staff and volunteers working in health and social care.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Moving & Positioning of People (Moving and Handling)

26 October at 9:30am to 12:30pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This course is ideal for all Health & Social Care. It includes safer moving and positioning of people as well as manual handling of objects. The course is designed to meet the requirements and recommendations of the HSE Manual Handling Regulations 1992 as well as other relevant regulations and guidelines. It also includes a module on slips, trips and falls.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Voluntary Action Leeds Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Introductory Manual Handling Training Lifting Safety Moving and Lifting Objects Moving and Positioning People Moving People with a Mechanical Device Lifting Aids (optional)
Suitable for This course is aimed at all staff working in health and social care.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Multiple Complex Needs; Learning Disabilities Training

26 October at 9:30am to 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description

This course aims to raise participant’s awareness of learning disabilities, learning difficulties and cognitive impairments which may be experienced by people with multiple and complex needs.

The aim of this 1-day course is to raise awareness of Learning Disabilities with a particular focus on people with MCN (multiple and complex needs - at least two of: homelessness, addiction, offending behaviour and mental ill-health).

It provides an overview of Learning Disabilities, the varying impact especially when present in someone with MCN. It then focuses on identifying signs and symptoms of LD that may be present and who to refer to/get further advice and support from.

Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Understand the difference between learning disability, learning difficulty + cognitive impairment • Understand key diagnoses within these categories • Identify potential signs + symptoms • Understand the key components of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and how to work within the act • Understand good practice guidance • Identify support and services available
Suitable for This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to learn more about this subject.
How to book Please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99.00 per delegate

Putting the B in CBT

27 October at 9:30am to 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description

This course aims to enable participants to understand Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and apply basic CBT skills in their practice.

It will focus on the development of key behavioural intervention skills in working with problematic moods like depression and anxiety. The course uses a number of learning activities (for example presentation, group work and individual reflection etc.) and involves extensive skills development exercises.

Venue CL Training
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will: • Built on learning from the previous 3 day courses • Understand and have practiced key behavioural intervention skills • Understand and be able to use Behavioural Activation and Experiments • Reflected on how learning can transfer into their practice
Suitable for This course is aimed at any staff who wish to develop their growing understanding of CBT from the previous three days (First Steps, Further Steps and Putting the C…).
How to book Please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99.00 per delegate

Youth Mental Health First Aid

30 October at 9:30am to Tuesday 31 October at 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description

This course teaches participants how to recognise and respond appropriately to signs of mental ill health in young people.

This course teaches participants how to spot the early warning signs and symptoms of mental ill-health in young people.

It provides information about topics such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders, alcohol and drug use and explains the impact that mental ill-health in young people can have on adolescent development.

A practical, skills based approach helps participants gain the confidence to offer meaningful support to young people in distress.

Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem in young people • Feel confident helping a young person • Provide help on a first aid basis • Help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm • Help a young person recover faster • Guide a young person towards the right support • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems
Suitable for This is an internationally recognised two-day course specifically designed for those people that teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 11 - 18.
How to book Contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £150.00 per delegate. Bursary places are available for the following:1. Organisations working directly with youths aged 11-182. School Nurses working with youths aged 11-18 years3. Accident and Emergency Staff

DIY Accounts in Excel

30 October 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 Please visit the WYCAS website: http://www.wycas.org.uk/training/current-training/ for further booking information.
Cost £0

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

How to Register as a Charity

1 November at 9:45am to 12:45am
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 Voluntary Action Leeds
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.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Safeguarding of Adults Level 2

2 November at 9:30am to 4:00pm
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
Voluntary Action Leeds 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.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £60 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £75

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

FREE COURSE - Commissioning – Bidding for Contracts

7 November at 9:45am to 12:45pm
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 those needs. THERE WILL BE INPUT FROM A LEEDS CITY COUNCIL COMMISSIONER AT THIS SESSION.

This session will help organisations bid for contracts.  It will ensure organisations know what they need to have in place in order to be eligible to apply and help them understand how to complete a successful PQQ and tender.  A commissioner from LCC will give support and advice during the session.

Please note as this course is a free course if you book a place and are unable to attend for any reason (i.e. illness, or other circumstances) and cannot send another colleague in your place, please let us know as soon as possible.   If you give us less than 14 days’ notice you will be charged a £10 non attendance fee.

Venue
Voluntary Action Leeds Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Understand the commissioning process (including the commissioning cycle). Check your organisation is ready to bid and identify any risks. Guide you through completing a PQQ and tender – looking at answers to key questions. Understand what commissioners look for in a successful bid and how they are scored. Where to find information, help and support – and get feedback on your draft tenders.
Suitable for Any voluntary or community sector organisation planning to bid, or in the process of bidding, for a contract from a public sector provider, and for staff who are new to bidding for contracts.
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Cost FREE

Professional Boundaries

8 November at 9:30am to 12:30am
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This course explores the values and importance of Professional Boundaries in the workplace.

Venue
Voluntary Action Leeds Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Examine our own views, concerns and expectations in relation to professional boundaries. Understanding the meaning of ‘Professional Boundaries’. Recognising the importance of professional boundaries. Adopting clear working practices that establish professional boundaries.
Suitable for This course is aimed at all staff and volunteers working in health and social care.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Confidentiality & Record Keeping

8 November at 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This course aims to provide a more in depth understanding of confidentiality and record keeping. Providing information on the importance of accurate and true record keeping. It will also Identify the duties of a all staff in relation to confidentiality.

Venue
Voluntary Action Leeds Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Examine our own views, concerns and expectations in relation to professional boundaries. Understanding the meaning of ‘Professional Boundaries’. Recognising the importance of professional boundaries. Adopting clear working practices that establish professional boundaries.
Suitable for This course is aimed at all staff and volunteers working in health and social care.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Challenging Behaviour

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

This course is designed to support staff who deal with potentially disruptive and assaultive behaviours. It enables staff to understand what factors may increase or decrease the likelihood of anger and aggression occurring in work settings. It will consider some strategies and good practice in relation to managing potential angry and aggressive situations

Venue
Voluntary Action Leeds Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Raising awareness of non-verbal communication and it’s effects on the anxiety level of an individual Identifying different stages of defensive behaviour Organising staff members thinking about escalating behaviours in crisis situations Helping staff develop strategies to safely and effectively respond to the behaviours being exhibited
Suitable for This course is aimed at all staff and volunteers working in direct delivery of services who encounter aggressive and potentially violent situations.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £60 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £75

Introduction to Developing a Volunteer Programme

10 November 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
Voluntary Action Leeds 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.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

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

Practical Employment Law (what you need to know)

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

A day's course packed with useful information that will refresh your knowledge of employment law and how this relates to practice and to provide you with any recent changes to the Law or any up-and-coming changes to watch out for.

Venue
Voluntary Action Leeds Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Understand your duties as an employer. Be able to provide clear information and guidance to your employees. Think about practical application and changes you may need to consider in your organisation. Problem solve and plan for any current or upcoming HR issues.
Suitable for Suitable for senior managers and Trustees and individuals responsible for HR, but would be also useful for anyone with significant line management responsibilities.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £60 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £75

A Free Course - Starting from Scratch

16 November at 9:45am to 12:45pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This is a free course for groups starting from scratch that are based in Leeds.

This workshop will enable new groups, starting from scratch to draft a constitution and to understand the other tasks that they need to carry out in order to become a small established group and to be able to apply for small funding grants.

ONLY AVAILABLE TO LEEDS BASED SMALL GROUPS AND 3RD SECTOR ORGANISATIONS IN LEEDS.

Please note as this course is a free course if you book a place and are unable to attend for any reason (i.e. illness, or other circumstances) and cannot send another colleague in your place, please let us know as soon as possible.   If you give us less than 14 days’ notice you will be charged a £10 non attendance fee.

Venue
Voluntary Action Leeds 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.
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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

Working with Domestic Violence in the Counselling Room

21 November at 9:15am to 4:30pm
Provided by Behind Closed Doors
Description Behind Closed Doors has supported victims of domestic violence and abuse since 1997.   This CPD Certified one-day course provides training on working with adult victims of domestic violence and abuse (dv&a), integrating practical resources and interventions into the therapeutic recovery process. 

Taking an interactive, workshop approach, training will recognise dv&a as trauma and offer participants an opportunity to explore how they can apply recommended interventions within their own theoretical approach.

Delivered by practitioners and qualified Counsellors experienced in working in specialist dv&a organisations, this workshop will provide insight into the particular dynamics of dv&a and how to work with them as well as considering practical aspects of supporting victims to become survivors. 

Previous feedback includes:-
“Should be compulsory training throughout our therapeutic service. Visual exercises & tools very useful.”
"Excellent balance of encouraging participation and 'chalk and talk' . Facilitator passion shone through."

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House Lupton Street Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Workshop contents include:- • What Is Domestic Violence and Abuse? The Reality • Understanding the toolbox of Psychological Abuse • Recognising the Impact of Domestic Violence and Abuse • Identifying the Stages of Abuse and Cycles within it • The role played by Traumatic Attachment in Leaving • The Process of Change and Crucial Conversations • Working with Power & Control in Therapy • Stages of Healing and Recovery • Considering Safety, Risk and Legal options • Accessing support resources
Suitable for This course is suitable for Counsellors and therapeutic practitioners who, in the course of their work, support people who are, or have, experienced domestic violence and abuse.
How to book Email; info@behind-closed-doors.org.uk for a booking form and/or further details. For additional information, call Jane on 0113 222 4562. For enquiries regarding bespoke or in-house training options, please email training@behind-closed-doors.org.uk or call Jane on 0113 222 4562
Cost Private/Commercial sector £100 ppStatutory sector £ 85 ppVoluntary/Third sector £ 75 pp

Effective Supervision For Managers

21 November at 9:30am 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
Voluntary Action Leeds 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.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60
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