All Training courses

Training of relevance to third sector organisations in Leeds from various providers. Note the quality of training is the responsibility of the providers. Providers can upload relevant courses via their Doing Good Leeds account.

Provided by 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
Provided by NHS Leeds CCG Partnership
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 Meeting Room 051, Level 7 Bexley Wing
St James' Hospital 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

PREPARATION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

7 February at 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Provided by Lifelong Learning Centre
Description Interested in exploring issues and ideas? Thinking about returning to education as a mature student? Like to find out more about routes into Higher Education for adults? We can offer:
  •  An evening buffet (from 5.15pm)
  •  A taster session of the 1 year part-time PHE course designed to prepare adults for higher education
  • An opportunity to book a one-to-one guidance appointment to discuss your options further
'Lots of support, interactive and engaging learning, fully prepares you for HE' Programme Leader
Venue Lifelong Learning Centre
University of Leeds.
Learning outcomes Share ideas and find out options for further study at this FREE, informal taster evening at the University of Leeds. Meet course tutors and mature students to find out more about preparing to study at university.
Suitable for Any adult wanting to explore the possibility of studying at undergraduate level.
How to book To attend this taster evening please book a place via the link below: phetastereveningfeb2018.eventbrite.co.uk Alternatively complete a booking form and return it to: Lifelong Learning Centre Level 11 Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building University of Leeds LS2 9JT If you have any queries please contact Greg Elliott on 0113 343 1770 or email g.l.elliott@leeds.ac.uk
Cost Free.
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description
  This session will help charity trustees to fully understand what they need to know and what they need to do. Charity trustees are the people who share ultimate responsibility for governing a charity and directing how it is managed and run. They may be called: trustees, the board, the management committee, governors, directors or something else but they all have specific duties and responsibilities.
Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
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 Suitable for: trustees (or anyone responsible for managing and running a charity) of charitable organisations including registered charities and CIO’s.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60
Provided by Community Links
Description

To teach participants four basic steps to recognise if someone is having thoughts of suicide and how to connect them with resources that can help.

Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help. Often these opportunities are missed, ignored or avoided - leaving people more alone and at greater risk. safeTALK training prepares you to help by using TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to recognise and talk to people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them with further help. This three- hour course is suitable for anyone who may come into contact with individuals at risk of suicide, either at work or in their personal life

Venue Dewsbury Road Community Hub
Dewsbury Road Community Hub
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Recognise those who may be at risk of suicide • Ask individuals clearly and openly about their thoughts of suicide • Connect individuals at risk to local sources of help
Suitable for Suitable for anyone over 16yr old. It is not suitable for those who have recently been bereaved by suicide.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost **FREE** for people who live and work in LS8 , LS9 , LS11, LS12, LS14 & LS15
Provided by Community Links
Description

To provide an overview of the key components of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Mental Health Act (1983/2007).

This half-day basic awareness course will provide staff with an understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act. This course highlights key responsibilities to ensure that staff are working to best practice and are compliant to these acts.

Venue CL Training Centre
LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will have: • An understanding of the key components of the MCA + MHA • Identified your key responsibilities and how to work within these acts • An awareness of how these laws impact service users, families and carers • Identified sources of professional support
Suitable for Anyone wanting to find out more about this subject.
How to book To book please contact us at tyraining@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £50 per delegate

Working with Hoarding Behaviours

12 February at 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description To give participants the opportunity to explore issues around compulsive hoarding. Increasingly an issue for housing and mental health workers, Compulsive Hoarding Disorder (CHD) is now recognised in DSM V, offering increased recognition of this issue. CHD is often misunderstood and can be responded to unhelpfully, increasing risk and distress.  This half-day introductory course explores causes, recognition and assessment and helps participants work more effectively with this condition.
Venue CL Training Centre
LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Understand causes of CHD • Use practical assessment tools • Have useful tips for working with people with CHD
Suitable for Suitable for anyone who wants to learn more about this subject.
How to book To book please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £50 per delegate
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description

The aims of the course are to Increase participants knowledge, skills and confidence to identify those drinking above lower risk levels and the associated risks to health.

To explore the impact of alcohol and overlapping issues of domestic abuse and alcohol.

How to make referrals to appropriate services.

Venue Public Health Resource Centre - Technorth
9 Harrogate Road Chapel Allerton Leeds LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes • To provide practitioners with up to date information in regards to alcohol use, including government guidance and recommendations. • For participants to revise their knowledge about the effects of alcohol. • To explore ‘what is domestic abuse’? • To examine the impact of alcohol on family relationships and links with domestic violence • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds for those people whose alcohol use is assessed at high risk. • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds for those people experiencing domestic abuse.
Suitable for Any suitable professional that works with people using alcohol or experiencing any level of dependence and that domestic abuse is maybe a contributing factor.
How to book To book a place on any of the training courses detailed above please contact: prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk Please state which training session and date in your email. THANKS. Forward Leeds Training.
Cost FREE

Introducing the NHS

13 February at 10:00am to 2:00pm
Provided by NHS Leeds CCG Partnership
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 NHS Leeds CCG Partnership
Wira House West 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 Patient Participation Group (PPG) 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
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

How risk management can help your charity operate more efficiently and support trustees to fulfill their governance responsibilities in an effective and comprehensive manner.

The training is mixture of formal teaching and practical exercises using recent real life case studies. Attendees will be encouraged to discuss their organisations approach to risk management, raise issues and share practical solutions.

The course will be delivered by tutors with a wealth of practical experience in implementing risk management in the not-for-profit sector.

PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE WILL BE HELD AT THE JOHN LEWIS COMMUNITY ROOM, JOHN LEWIS STORE, 4TH FLOOR (NEXT TO THE CAFE), LEEDS.

 

Venue
John Lewis Community Room John Lewis Store, 4th Floor (Next to the Cafe) Leeds
Learning outcomes Why formal systems of risk management are needed (including regulatory standards and legal requirements relating to charities). A practical and easy to implement model of how to identify, assess and control the most significant risks to their organisation. How to embed risk management within the culture of the organisation, including the roles and responsibilities of managers and trustees. A clear vision of the benefits of risk management and how it can be used to support and demonstrate good governance.
Suitable for Senior managers and trustees of charities who have responsibility for developing and implementing risk management.
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Cost £75

Mental Health First Aid

15 February at 9:30am to Friday 16 February 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
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 This course is suitable for anyone who wants to learn more about mental health and how to help someone who may be experiencing mental health problems.
How to book To book your space please email us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £150 per delegate. Bursary spaces are available. Why not contact us to see if you qualify?
Provided by NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood)
Description

NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood) is a UK-wide charity offering support to adults who suffered any type of abuse in childhood. Responding to demand from around the country, we are excited to be able to offer a new specialist training course, Supporting Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse (SASCA), to individual professionals working with people who suffered any type of abuse in childhood. Until now the SASCA course has only been available to organisations. 

This one-day course, limited to 20 places, is aimed at any professionals who work directly with adult survivors, or those studying a relevant subject, to deepen their knowledge about the impact of abuse in adulthood and to feel more confident in managing disclosures from clients. 

NAPAC has trained NHS staff, including GPs, mental health professionals, safeguarding leads as well as social workers, police officers, prison and probation officers. We have received excellent feedback from these groups.

The SASCA course, accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, will enhance your professional development by offering you a greater understanding of how to work compassionately and effectively with survivors, so you can improve and broaden your competence, knowledge and skills and apply trauma-informed principles. 

Two experienced facilitators will share NAPAC’s knowledge of working with abuse survivors over the past two decades and address many of the issues that professionals encounter when engaging with individuals recovering from complex trauma and PTSD. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions, role play, and learn from the experience of other professionals in the room.

WHAT YOU WILL GAIN

  • Deeper knowledge and awareness of the different types of child abuse and their broad impact in adulthood
  • Best practice in inviting, listening or responding to disclosure
  • Best practice in responding to flashbacks, dissociation and other stress reactions
  • Best approach to safeguarding following disclosure
  • Trauma-informed care principles
  • Recognising and guarding against vicarious trauma

The only pre-course requirement for delegates is that they have openness to emotive material and a willingness to learn and practice new skills.

Refreshments provided. Lunch is available from a range of local cafes. 

Venue Basis Yorkshire
94 North St, Leeds LS2 7PN
Learning outcomes • Deeper knowledge and awareness of the different types of child abuse and their broad impact in adulthood • Best practice in inviting, listening or responding to disclosure • Best practice in responding to flashbacks, dissociation and other stress reactions • Best approach to safeguarding following disclosure • Trauma-informed care principles • Recognising and guarding against vicarious trauma
Suitable for Professionals engaging with adult survivors of abuse in any capacity, such as health care professionals, counsellors, therapists, social workers, addiction practitioners, safeguarding specialists and the like.
How to book Please click the link below.
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Cost £110 Early Bird £150 Regular

Public Speaking Workshop

15 February at 9:30am to 12:30pm
Provided by Fall into Place Theatre
Description
This three hour public speaking workshop will use drama techniques to develop public speaking skills and confidence.
 
It is a safe and relaxed environment in which to practise public speaking and develop skills using drama and performance techniques.

For a more detailed break down of the workshop, please contact Sarah: sarah.fallintoplace@gmail.com
 
Any profit earned from our workshops goes back into our community drama projects. Read more about us on our website: www.fallintoplace.co.uk
Venue HEART Centre
Bennet Road Headingley LS6 3HN
Learning outcomes - Identifying common issues with public speaking and how to overcome them - Outline the key elements of crafting a short speech -Practise using tone of voice and using this for maximum impact -Identify and practise storytelling as a great tool to engage your audience -Practise a prepared short speech -Practise an improvised short speech
Suitable for This workshop is suitable for: -people who want to gain confidence when public speaking, speaking in groups or during meetings -people who want to develop their public speaking skills -people who want to learn new tools to be engaging and have impact upon an audience -people who are experienced and wish to learn a new perspective on delivery from a performance and drama angle. The workshop is aimed at adults 18+. Please get in touch if you have a younger group who would benefit from this training, as we do offer bespoke training too. We aim to be as accessible as possible, please let us know if you have any particular learning requirements and we will do our best to accommodate you.
How to book Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/public-speaking-skills-workshop-12-day-tickets-38102838616 Contact Sarah on 07341254967 or fipdrama@gmail.com for more details.
Cost £48.38 per person (all inclusive) There is a 10% discount for clubs and charities or group bookings of 6+ people.

Basic Life Support First Aid Training

19 February at 9:30am to 12:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description

This course covers Basic Life Support skills and includes skills for Adult, Child and Infant as well as healthcare variations on infant CPR. The course includes: Safety, precautions, initial assessment, recovery position, CPR, compression only CPR, CPR handover and choking.

This is ideal for nurses, care workers or medical professionals needing annual updates to complete professional membership. The course is valid for one year, complies with the latest ERC and UK Resuscitation Council Guidelines

Venue CL Training Centre
LS8
Learning outcomes • After this course the student will have a greater understanding of basic life support and CPR • To introduce basic first aid skills ensuring that the EMS are called and professional medical help gained. • To get students thinking about possible dangers, therefore reducing the chance of an accident happening • To ensure all students know the importance of immediate professional care and how to activate it. • Cover Adult, child and infant BLS skills
Suitable for This course is aimed at all staff and volunteers working in health and social care.
How to book To book please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £50 per delegate
Provided by Leeds City Council
Description Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent Prevent is one of the 4 main elements of the overall UK strategy for countering terrorism, known as CONTEST. Prevent aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism by focusing on the following 3 objectives; • challenging ideology that supports terrorism and those who promote it; • protecting vulnerable individuals from being drawn into terrorism through appropriate advice and support; • supporting sectors and institutions where there is a risk of radicalisation. It is essential the voluntary sector is aware of the risk of radicalisation and understand the role they play in safeguarding communities from radicalisation. This training seeks to provide you with a basic understanding of what Prevent is and does and allows for the group to contribute to exercises where the foundations of Prevent are discussed.
Venue Civic Hall
Calverley St, Leeds LS1 1UR
Learning outcomes • Key Aims of Prevent • Exploring the process of radicalisation • Explore What factors that could potentially make somebody vulnerable to extremist ideology • What are the behaviours that might give you cause for concern • What support is available for vulnerable individuals: Exploring CHANNEL.
Suitable for All voluntary sector
How to book Please send an email expressing interest to: jabar.rehman@leeds.gov.uk
Cost FREE

Autism Awareness

20 February at 9:30am to 12:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description This course explores Autism and the current body of thinking and knowledge about Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
Venue CL Training Centre
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 aimed at all staff and volunteers working health and social care who may support individuals who are on the Autistic Spectrum.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £50 per delegate

COSHH & RIDDOR

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

This course aims to provide a more in depth understanding of COSHH & RIDDOR.

Venue
Voluntary Action Leeds Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes To explain the legislation requirements in relation to COSHH and how to identify and protect yourself from potentially hazardous substances To explain RIDDOR , how it is relevant in the workplace and the legislation requirements for reporting to the HSE
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

Unconscious Bias

20 February at 10:30am to 12:30pm
Provided by NHS Leeds CCG Partnership
Description Unconscious bias refers to the stereotypes and perceptions we all hold about each other.  Sometimes these serve a useful purpose, but often they do not. We will look at our own conscious stereotypes and understand how they might impact our roles as Patient Champions.
Venue Meeting Room 099, Gledhow Wing
St James' Hospital Leeds LS9 7TF
Learning outcomes By the end of the session, participants will be able to: • Identify their conscious bias and stereotypes, and where they might come from • Understand how bias works and when it is helpful and when it is not • Develop ways to mitigate against unconscious bias in the workplace, where it has become problematic.
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

20 February at 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description The aim of the course is to increase confidence and skills in screening and identification of substance use.<br>
Venue Public Health Resource Centre - Technorth
9 Harrogate Road Chapel Allerton Leeds LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes • 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 Any suitable professional that works with people using drugs or experiencing any level of dependence.
How to book To book a place on any of the training courses detailed above please contact: prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk Please state which training session and date in your email. THANKS. Forward Leeds Training.
Cost FREE
Provided by Basis Training and Education
Description Our most popular advanced training course is aimed at professionals who have a good understanding of Child Sexual Exploitation and want to advance their theoretical and practical knowledge. Our specialist team of child sexual exploitation; front line workers and experienced trainers equip professionals with the confidence, tools and techniques they use on a daily basis.Our Level 3 course is a direct follow on from our highly acclaimed ‘Level 2 Child Sexual Exploitation: The Victims Voice’ course and is both interactive and participatory. We encourage professionals to bring their current cases and challenges to the training room. Together, as a team of professionals led by our expert facilitators we look at; theories of working with young people that our resistant to change, working with additional needs and hard to reach groups, restorative practice and motivational interviewing techniques.We are providing delegates with the tips, tools and techniques that our specialist workers have developed over years of working front-line within this complex field.

Course will cover:
  • Understanding and working with "resistance" 
  • Working with hard to reach groups
  • Dealing with disclosures
  • Role play
  • Motivational interviewing skills
  • Tips and feedback  to workers from young people
Course includes:
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Training Pack 
 Please note: refunds will only be available if notice is given 14 days before the event.
Venue Basis Yorkshire
94 North Street Leeds LS2 7PN
Learning outcomes By the end of the session you will… Have information and tools for working with denial. Have used and practiced techniques for problem solving Discussed ways to work with resistant young people. Develop a better understanding of additional needs and how to support young people who fall into this category. Understand the links between victims who then become perpetrators. Have discussed good practice when dealing with disclosures. Produce an individual action plan to support your work
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
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Cost £90 per person (includes lunch/refreshments, course pack and certificate). Multi-booking discounts available.

DIY Accounts in Excel

21 February 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

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT TEATIME TASTER

21 February at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Provided by Lifelong Learning Centre, University of Leeds
Description

nterested in developing your career?

Like to know more about studying Business Management part time?Join us for an evening buffet and a chance to find out about opportunities for further study at university Our part-time Business Management degree is taught one evening a week to fit around your work and family commitments

Venue Lifelong Learning Centre
University of Leeds
Learning outcomes Come along to: • Take part in an interactive marketing session run by Business Management tutors • See the University campus • Meet tutors and mature students currently on the programme
Suitable for
How to book To attend this taster evening please book a place via the link below: businessteatimetasterfeb2018.eventbrite.co.uk Alternatively complete a booking form and return it to: Lifelong Learning Centre Level 11 Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building University of Leeds LS2 9JT If you have any queries please contact the Lifelong Learning Centre on 0113 343 3212.
Cost Free.
Provided by Community Links
Description To teach participants four basic steps to recognise if someone is having thoughts of suicide and how to connect them with resources that can help.Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help. Often these opportunities are missed, ignored or avoided - leaving people more alone and at greater risk. safeTALK training prepares you to help by using TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to recognise and talk to people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them with further help. This three- hour course is suitable for anyone who may come into contact with individuals at risk of suicide, either at work or in their personal life.
Venue Armley Hub
LS12
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Recognise those who may be at risk of suicide • Ask individuals clearly and openly about their thoughts of suicide • Connect individuals at risk to local sources of help
Suitable for It is not suitable for those who have recently been bereaved by suicide.
How to book To book please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost **FREE** for people who live and work in LS8 , LS9 , LS11, LS12, LS14 & LS15
Provided by Community Links
Description To teach participants the skills needed to make a safeguarding referral, taking into consideration consent and capacity of the alleged adult at risk. 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
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 To book please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate
Provided by Community Links
Description To teach participants four basic steps to recognise if someone is having thoughts of suicide and how to connect them with resources that can help Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help. Often these opportunities are missed, ignored or avoided - leaving people more alone and at greater risk. safeTALK training prepares you to help by using TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to recognise and talk to people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them with further help. This three- hour course is suitable for anyone who may come into contact with individuals at risk of suicide, either at work or in their personal life.
Venue St George's Centre
Middleton
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Recognise those who may be at risk of suicide • Ask individuals clearly and openly about their thoughts of suicide • Connect individuals at risk to local sources of help
Suitable for It is not suitable for those who have recently been bereaved by suicide.
How to book To book please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost **FREE for people who live and work in Leeds
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description The aim of the course is to increase confidence and skills in the identification of substance use and links to mild/low level Mental Health.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre - Technorth
9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes • To look at different types of drug use, from experimental use through to dependent use. • Looking at severity of Substance Use and Mental Health (Quadrant Mapping) • To look at different categories of drugs in terms of stimulants, depressants and hallucinogens – and their short term and long term effects on physical and mental health. • How do we recognise mild/low level Mental Health? (Anxiety, Stress, Depression) • What factors contribute to Mental Health issues? • Screening tools for Mental Health • Initial Steps- Guided self help • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds.
Suitable for Any suitable professional that works with people using drugs and/or alcohol or experiencing any level of dependancy and where there are concerns about the impact on their mental health.
How to book To book a place on any of the training courses detailed above please contact : prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk. Please state which training session and date in your email. Thanks, Forward Leeds Training.
Cost FREE
Provided by 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. or anyone that has a small volunteering programme and are considering expanding this.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Food Hygiene Awareness

28 February at 9:30am to 12:30pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This course will provide all staff with the recommended 3 year refresher in Food Hygiene.

Please note there is an extra £12 charge for an Accredited Certificate on top of the standard course fee.

Venue
Voluntary Action Leeds Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Causes of food poisoning Legal requirements and relevant documentation Contamination of food and how to control it Bacteriology Cross contamination Cleaning and disinfection Personal hygiene
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
Provided by WYCAS
Description

This course runs until 3pm but the last hour is for any queries or questions you may need answering.

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

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