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.

Jump Start (FREE 11 week taster)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pregnancy to Preschool

23 October at 1:00pm to Wednesday 29 January at 4:00pm, 2020
Provided by Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Description
This 12 week course is delivered in two five week blocks plus two group consultations.
 
The aim of the consultations is to help embed the learning into practice; these take place in week 6 and week 12.
 
The course provides a framework for understanding the impact of becoming a parent, alongside infant and early years development from the perspectives of psychoanalysis, attachment theory, risk assessment and the cultural and social policy context.
 
The course aims to help participants identify and address difficulties in the parent-infant relationship particularly where presentations of emotional difficulties or neglect are present, and to support participants’ capacity to use their professional skills in this challenging area.
 
The course offers a practical and theoretical introduction to the foundations of
emotional, cognitive, and personality development in babies and young children in the context of their families. Professional responses to the wide range of struggles families face will be explored. These include toileting, feeding or sleeping problems and the feelings which are evoked in response to such difficulties. Links between emotional and physical needs are explored with a recognition that all behaviour is at heart a communication of an internal emotional state.
 
Emphasis on the integration of observational skills and case analysis seeks to increase an understanding of how the professional relationships we establish in the present, can influence those from the past, in a beneficial way.
Venue NSCAP
Bevan House, 34-36 Springwell Road, Leeds LS12 1AW
Learning outcomes The overall aim is to deepen the participant’s understanding of conscious and unconscious factors involved in early relational processes. To recognise the ways in which early years understanding supports work with people of all ages. Participants will: • Develop a framework for thinking about the function of containment and the need of a reliable mind for optimal development. • Appreciate the infant as an active participant from birth in the parent/child relationship. • Have increased understanding of the adverse impacts of trauma on parents and children’s relationships. • Evidence concerns about emotional neglect and communicate this effectively • Increase observational skills in working to promote early years development. • Be able to identify verbal and non-verbal expressions of concern in a parent and child. • Have an opportunity to think about their work from a psychoanalytic perspective. • Be more self-observant and develop greater resilience in challenging work contexts.
Suitable for This course is for professionals from all disciplines in health care, education and social work and will be of special relevance to Health Visitors, Midwives, Primary Care Workers, GPs, SureStart workers, Social Workers, Community Child Health Practitioners, Perinatal staff and Early Years Workers. Those currently working with parent/infant relationships are likely to gain most from the course.
How to book Visit our website: https://www.nscap.org.uk/content/pregnancy-to-preschool OR Contact Mirriam Maganga, Business Operations Officer Email: mmaganga@nhs.net Telephone: 0113 855 8750
Cost £556

Adolescence to Adulthood

13 November at 4:00pm to Wednesday 19 February at 7:00pm, 2020
Provided by Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Description
The course provides a framework for understanding the impact of puberty and
becoming an adolescent. It considers adolescent development from the perspectives of psychoanalysis, attachment theory, risk assessment and the cultural and social policy context.
 
The course aims to help participants identify and address difficulties in the adolescent’s relationships particularly where presentations of emotional difficulties or trauma are present, and to support participants capacity to use their professional skills in this challenging area.
 
We offer a practical and theoretical introduction to the foundations of emotional,
cognitive, and personality development in adolescents from puberty to early adulthood in the context of their families, education, peer group and the wider world they are entering.
 
Professional responses to the wide range of struggles faced, which include self-care or self-neglect/ self-harm, eating and sleeping problems, alongside difficult to manage feelings they evoke, will be considered. Links between emotional and physical needs are explored with a recognition that all behaviour is at heart a communication of an internal emotional state.
 
Emphasis on the integration of observational skills and case analysis seeks to increase our understanding of how the professional relationships we establish in the present, have the potential to influence those from the past in a beneficial way.
Venue NSCAP
Bevan House, 34-36 Springwell Road, Leeds LS12 1AW
Learning outcomes The overall aim is to deepen the participant’s understanding of conscious and unconscious factors involved in adolescent developmental processes. To recognise the ways in which our understanding of adolescent development builds on our thinking about younger children, and how it can inform work with children of all ages. Participants will: • Develop a framework for thinking about the function of containment and a reliable mind for optimal emotional and cognitive development • Have increased understanding of the adverse impacts of trauma on both parents’ and adolescents’ relationships • Have ways to formulate and evidence concerns about more extreme presentations • Enhance their observational skills in working to promote adolescent mental health and development • Be able to identify verbal and non-verbal expressions of concern in a parent or teenager • Have an opportunity to think about their work from a psychoanalytic perspective • Be more self-observant and develop greater resilience in challenging work contexts.
Suitable for This course is for professionals from all disciplines in health care, education and social services and will be of special relevance to CAMHS practitioners, Health Visitors, Midwives, Primary Care Workers, GPs, YOT workers, Social Workers, Youth Workers, as well as inpatient and residential staff. Those currently working with adolescents are likely to gain the most from this course. We aim to help participants add new understanding and skills to their existing abilities in working with adolescents.
How to book Visit our website: https://www.nscap.org.uk/content/adolescence-to-adulthood OR Contact Mirriam Maganga, Business Operations Officer Email: mmaganga@nhs.net Telephone: 0113 855 8750
Cost £556
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

The training aims to provide you with an understanding of the basics of cyber security in a small charity, and what steps you should be taking to protect your organisation.

Throughout the session, we will help you understand the content through real life examples, videos and most importantly by removing the jargon that can make cyber security seem difficult to understand.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes What cyber attacks could a small charity fall victim to. What simple steps can you take to enhance your cyber security. What should we do if we suffer a cyber attack.
Suitable for This course is suitable for voluntary and community organisations in Bradford District and Leeds. No computer expertise needed! Trustees, staff and volunteers welcome.
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Cost FREE TO LEEDS & BRADFORD BASED ORGANISATIONS

Writing Successful Funding Bids

12 December at 9:45am to 3:45pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This course will support organisations to write and submit stronger funding bids and increase their chances of success.  We will look at key funders such as the National Lottery Community Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund, Landfill funders, large charitable trusts and other funders giving grant funding above £10,000.

We will look at key application questions such as giving an outline of your project – what you will do: how, why, when, where, assessing needs/opportunities, outcomes and impact, your capacity to manage and deliver your project, involving people, evaluation and fit with national and local strategies. We will look at what makes a bid stand out from the rest, and how to present your bid succinctly, with the right tone and ethos.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Be prepared to complete a funding bid of over £10,000. Understand what funders look for in answers to key questions – need/opportunity, outcomes, project outline, and management, people involvement, and strategic fit. Develop your bid writing skills and bring your project to life. Know how bids are assessed.
Suitable for This course is suitable for: anyone involved in a small to medium charity or voluntary, community or faith group, who has responsibility for, or is involved in completing funding bids. You should have some experience of writing bids for small funding pots and now want to move on to applying for larger funds.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £70 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £90

Supervising and Supporting Volunteers

12 December at 10:00am to 4:30pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

Volunteers are more likely to stay with your organisation if they are enabled to develop their skills and confidence and to take on more responsibiltiy. Maximise the value of volunteer effort by helping them to get better at what they do through effective supervision ('one-to-ones'). For many volunteers, their involvement with your organisation has an important role in meeting specific individual needs. Consider the different ways these needs can be met through support structures without significant additional cost of money or time.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes The roles of supervision and support in keeping volunteers happy and motivated. How to develop volunteers' skills and confidence through a coaching approach in supervision. How to address difficult issues volunteers may present through effective conversations.
Suitable for For everyone who has responsibility for ‘one-to-one’ supervision or for addressing difficult issues.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £70 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £90
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description The course aims to build practitioners’ knowledge, skills and confidence to address and reduce harm from cannabis misuse in young people and adults
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes • To provide practitioners with up to date information on young people and cannabis use. • For participants to gain knowledge about the effects of cannabis on young people & adults. • To provide resources and techniques to build confidence in offering support and brief advice for young people/adults affected by cannabis use. • To increase awareness of the types of support and services available to young people/adults who are affected by cannabis use and their families.
Suitable for Any suitable professional that works with young people and/or adults using cannabis or experiencing any level of dependence.
How to book To book a place on any of the training courses detailed above please contact: prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk Please state which training session and date in your email THANKS Forward Leeds Training
Cost FREE

Mental Health First Aid (2 Day Course)

9 January at 10:00am to Friday 10 January at 4:30pm, 2020
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but just like physical first aid, it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis.

Every MHFA course is delivered by a quality assured instructor who has attended our Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, and is trained to keep people safe and supported while they learn.

How will attending a Mental Health First Aid course help?

Research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course:

  • Raises awareness and mental health literacy
  • Reduces stigma around mental ill health
  • Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues
  • Promotes early intervention which enables recovery

This course will run from 10am to 4.30pm on the 9th and 10th of November. 

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes A practical skills and awareness course designed to give you: A deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including your own. Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues. Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress. Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening. Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support.
Suitable for Adult MHFA courses are for everyone aged 16 upwards.
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Cost Reduced Training Fee: £200 - This includes the cost of your workbook and certification fee
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This is the first session in a series of workshops on commissioning, followed by Bidding for Contracts and Pricing up Bids.

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

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

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

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

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

DIY Accounts in Excel FREE Course

14 January at 10:00am to 1:00pm, 2020
Provided by West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service (WYCAS)
Description This 3 hour workshop will use a free template and give you the confidence to set up a bookkeeping system on a spreadsheet.Laptops and materials are provided. Your WYCAS tutor will lead the session, working through a practical exercise, so that you will be able to set up and use a spreadsheet recording method for your organisation.This course is not available for online booking. Please contact the course organiser for booking details.
Venue WYCAS
Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street, Leeds, LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes This course will show you the structure of the linked spreadsheet, help you set up a fictional organisation, with categories of income and spend, restricted funds and bank and cash accounts. Show you how to reconcile the bank transactions to the spreadsheet, and review how the inputs produce a finance report for use in the year.
Suitable for Anyone looking to set up a book keeping system. A basic ability to use a spreadsheet is needed.
How to book Please visit the WYCAS website: http://www.wycas.org.uk/training/current-training/ for further booking information.
Cost £0
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

As part of Safeguarding Week VAL’s pleased to offer a FREE 2 hour taster session for small organisations ‘Developing Your Safeguarding Policy’. This session is designed to give you a brief introduction to how your organisation plans to keep children and vulnerable adults safe and to get you thinking about the things that you need to do.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes People that want a basic understanding of safeguarding in organisations. People in leadership positions of small third sector organisations that need to to develop safeguarding policies. Explore why safeguarding is important for all organisations. Find out about the key information you need to include in a safeguarding policy. Begin to think about the content of your safeguarding policy.
Suitable for Individuals in organisations or small groups who just need a basic safeguarding awareness.
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Cost FREE

Jump Start

22 January, 2020
Provided by Lifelong Learning Centre, University of Leeds
Description Shift YOUR Future into Gear - FREE 11-WEEK COURSE
Eleven sessions from 5.00—7.00pm on Wednesday evenings plus one Saturday 10.00am—3.00pm. 
 
Prepare yourself for study on this flexible, part-time short course for adults only at the University of Leeds. JumpStart is designed to fit around your other commitments and build the skills, understanding and confidence for you to progress to higher education.
 
  • Explore the range of subject areas available in higher education
  • Gain the knowledge to make future career choices
  • Develop essential study skills to take the fear out of academic study
JumpStart can help you prepare to apply for foundation level study at university.
 
Venue University of Leeds
Learning outcomes What does the course include? Get a taste of some of the different subjects on offer at University, including; sciences, business, crime and society. Learn and practice higher level study skills, such as critical thinking. Individual guidance sessions will be available throughout the course to help you plan your next step. How will I be assessed? You will create a portfolio on a subject area that interests you, demonstrating the various study skills you have developed.
Suitable for Entry requirements: We usually expect students to be working towards or have achieved GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or equivalent. We also greatly value life skills and experience and expect learners to show their commitment to the course as places are limited. What could I do next? We will support you with your next step. Progression from JumpStart will depend on meeting specific entry requirements for particular courses. If you successfully complete the course and meet these entry requirements, you may be eligible to move on to foundation level study in higher education.
How to book Contact us to discuss the JumpStart course further or ask for an application form: t: 0113 343 6892/ 0113 343 3212 e: lifcandp@leeds.ac.uk w: llclanding.leeds.ac.uk/home/jumpstart
Cost FREE
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description
This half day training is for people who may have the ability to identify levels of vulnerability of children and young people, either directly, through work with their families / carers or through the setting in which they work.

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

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street Hunslet Leeds LS10 2QW United Kingdom
Learning outcomes People that want a basic understanding of safeguarding in organisations. People in leadership positions of small third sector organisations that need to develop safeguarding policies. Explore why safeguarding is important for all organisations. Find out about the key information you need to include in a safeguarding policy. Begin to think about the content of your safeguarding policy.
Suitable for Anyone who requires the certified certificate in Safeguarding Chidren & Young Adults.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber and Community Action Bradford & District £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Roles and Responsibilities of Trustees

27 January at 9:45am to 12:45pm, 2020
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description This session will help charity trustees to fully understand what they need to know and what they need to do. Charity trustees are the people who share ultimate responsibility for governing a charity and directing how it is managed and run. They may be called: trustees, the board, the management committee, governors, directors or something else but they all have specific duties and responsibilities.
Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Role and Responsibilities of Trustees. Overview of charitable status and what this means for trustees. Legal Duties of Trustees. Understanding collective responsibility and conflict of interest. Good practice and working effectively. Where to go for more help and advice.
Suitable for Trustees (or anyone responsible for managing and running a charity) of charitable organisations including registered charities and CIOs.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

LGBTQ Awareness Training

3 February at 10:00am to 4:30pm, 2020
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This positive training day offers a safe friendly space for participants to build their understanding about gender and sexuality and creates opportunities for people to build confidence and ideas around celebrating and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people, families and team members in their setting. 

This training is provided through a partnership of VAL Training &  Barnardo’s Positive Identities team, who offer a variety of services and support to LGBTQ children, young people, families, schools and organisations across Yorkshire and Humber in addition to providing training, consultancy and support to organisations, institutions and groups across the UK. 

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds, LS10 2QW.
Learning outcomes Using a variety of activities we will explore: Some of the language and concepts around sexual and gender identities. Where our ideas around sexual and gender identities come from. Some of the experiences and additional vulnerabilities that LGBTQ young people may face. The developments and progress made in history, law & policy around gender and sexuality. Some ways in which support can be provided to LGBTQ young people, family members, team members and visitors. How to be an effective LGBTQ Ally. Action planning building on existing good practice. Services available for referral and support.
Suitable for Everyone is welcome to this session. If you have particular areas you would like to explore, or particular issues you would like us to discuss, please let us know a few weeks before the course and we will try and adapt the programme.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £70 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £90

Minute Taking Skills

6 February at 10:00am to 1:00pm, 2020
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

Taking minutes at any meeting can be confusing, stressful and time-consuming. Find out what you should be recording, how changing the format of an agenda can help the meeting to stay on track and what you can do to make meetings a more effective use of everyone’s time.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes The role of the minute-taker in recording meetings. What to record and what to leave out of Minutes. How to set an agenda that keeps the meeting on track. Tips to make meetings go more smoothly. Scheduling communication to maximise efficiency.
Suitable for For anyone who takes minutes at any sort of meeting.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Minute Taking Skills

6 February at 1:30pm to 4:30pm, 2020
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

Taking minutes at any meeting can be confusing, stressful and time-consuming. Find out what you should be recording, how changing the format of an agenda can help the meeting to stay on track and what you can do to make meetings a more effective use of everyone’s time.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes The role of the minute-taker in recording meetings. What to record and what to leave out of Minutes. How to set an agenda that keeps the meeting on track. Tips to make meetings go more smoothly. Scheduling communication to maximise efficiency.
Suitable for For anyone who takes minutes at any sort of meeting.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

 

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 SSQ (Standard Selection Questionnaire) and tender. A commissioner from LCC will give support and advice during the session.

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 This course is 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 Course
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

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 SSQ (Standard Selection Questionnaire) and tender. A commissioner from LCC will give support and advice during the session. 

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. 

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 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 TO LEEDS BASED ORGANISATIONS

Public Speaking Course

12 February at 10:00am to 4:30pm, 2020
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

During this day long course 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. Participants will not be forced to speak in front of the group, rather we will be focusing on developing confidence. 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 £70 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £90
Provided by Basis Training (Basis Yorkshire)
Description Our team of frontline specialist Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) practitioners have developed this one day CPD accredited course to share their experience, tools, techniques and resources they find particularly effective and have developed over years of working with victims of CSE.

This is a highly participatory course with the key focus being on practical support and exploring challenges and responses in a safe space.

The course is run by one of our experienced and passionate frontline practitioners, whose profile can be found here: https://basisyorkshire.org.uk/team-members/devin-kelly/.

Please let us know if you have any access needs or specific dietary requirements.

Please note: refunds will only be available if notice is given 14 days before the event.
 
Venue Basis Training Room
94 North Street Leeds LS2 7PN
Learning outcomes This course covers: - Understanding and having the tools and resources for working with denial/resistance - How to work with ‘resistant’ young people Working with those identified at high risk or currently experiencing CSE - Working with Roma, BME groups and learning disabilities - Dealing with disclosures effectively Understanding the links between victims becoming perpetrators, and how to work with this group - Develop a better understanding of working with young people who have additional needs and how to support those that fall into this category - Implementing problem solving techniques - Tips and feedback to workers from young people themselves
Suitable for Attendees should have a solid understanding of CSE, risk factors and vulnerabilities. They should have a direct working relationship with young people at significant risk of CSE (or supervising a practitioner with similar responsibilities). This can include: social workers, pastoral care staff, residential care staff, police, MST staff, youth offending workers.
How to book Tickets can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/advanced-complexities-of-cse-in-practice-tickets-71507295245.
Cost Your £90 ticket will include:- Lunch and refreshments during breaks - Training pack, including list of relevant publications- Course certificate

Understanding Leadership

13 February at 10:00am to 4:30pm, 2020
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

A key part of my leadership training is enabling people to understand that they already have the skills to be great leaders and that leadership isn't something that is out of their reach. It focuses on their journey to leadership and how that journey has made them qualified to lead and create change. We also explore motivators and how to best understand peoples' motivation in order to effectively lead them. During this day long course we explore different leadership styles and how they can be best used to approach situations to help bring people on board.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds, LS10 2QW.
Learning outcomes A clear definition of Leadership. To identify what kind of leader you are. To understand what motivates us. To understand the role of a leader within groups. To have practical tips on being an effective and inspiring leader.
Suitable for This training is designed for people who are new to a leadership/management role or who are wanting to become leaders within their organisation.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £70 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £90

Novel Psychoactive Substances (½ Day)

17 February at 12:30pm to 4:00pm, 2020
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description Objectives:
  • The effects, risks and impact of Synthetic Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists (Spice)  
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Peer led research into other Pills and Powders
  • Harm Reduction Messages
  • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds.  
Venue PHRC
Public Health Resource Centre - Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes
Suitable for
How to book To book a place on any of the training courses detailed above please contact below for an application form : prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk
Cost FREE

Alcohol-Identification and Brief Advice

25 February at 9:30am to 3:30pm, 2020
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description 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 increase awareness of the types of support that adults can access in Leeds for those people whose alcohol use is assessed at high risk. 
Venue Public Health Resource Centre ( PHRC)
PHRC Tech North Harrogate Rd LS73NB
Learning outcomes
Suitable for
How to book Prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk to request an application form
Cost Free

Focus on Customers

25 February at 10:00am to 1:00pm, 2020
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

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

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

Dealing with Difficult People

25 February at 1:30pm to 4:30pm, 2020
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL)
Description

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

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

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

 

 

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

Introduction to Coaching Skills

2 March at 1:30pm to 4:30pm, 2020
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

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

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Increased knowledge of coaching approaches and how it differs from other approaches such as counselling or mentoring. Gain knowledge and hands-on experience of the GROW model & how to apply it in support interventions with clients
Suitable for Frontline staff who support clients to make changes. This includes: housing workers, key workers, well-being/mental health support etc.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Young People and Cannabis (½ Day)

4 March at 9:30am to 1:00pm, 2020
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description

Objectives:

• To provide practitioners with information on young people and cannabis use. 

• For participants to gain knowledge about the effects of cannabis on young people.

• To explore ways of talking to young people about cannabis and highlighting the role of harm reduction.

• To increase awareness of the types of support and services available to young people who are affected by cannabis use and their families.  

Venue PHRC
Public Health Resource Centre - Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes
Suitable for
How to book To book a place on any of the training courses detailed above please contact below for an application form : prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk Please state which training sessions and dates in your email. THANKS Forward Leeds Training
Cost FREE

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)

4 March at 10:00am to 4:30pm, 2020
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

The Emergency First Aid at Work course (EFAW) is ideal for all businesses whose risk assessment has identified that there is no requirement for a fully trained first aider for their workplace. The course fee can be found below; this includes the certification fee. The certificate is valid for 3 years. To renew you need to attend another EFAW 6 hour course.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Understand the role and responsibilities of an emergency first aider. Know how to assess an incident. Manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally. Manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally. Recognise and assist a casualty who is choking. Manage a casualty who is wounded and bleeding. Manage a casualty who is in shock. Understand how to manage a casualty with a minor injury.
Suitable for Ideal for businesses that do not require a fully trained first aider.
How to book
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £82 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £102