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 WorkPlace Leeds
Description ‘Want to know more about’ is a series of information sessions that cover topics that are important to you and your local community.

The sessions are free of charge and are presented in an engaging manner by friendly and knowledgeable facilitators.  

Mindful Employer is a national initiative which aims to provide businesses and organisations with easier access to information and support for staff who experience stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health difficulties.  
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes The 10 Steps Toolkit, a free resource created in Leeds, is a starting point for organisations to embed good practice and keep the mental health and wellbeing conversation going. This interactive workshop will explore the Toolkit’s structure, case studies from organisations who have implemented it and facilitate discussion on how it can be implemented in your workplace.
Suitable for Please note that these sessions are aimed at professionals, to improve their awareness and practice around the subjects covered. They are not appropriate for members of the public.
How to book Please email phforall@leeds.gov.uk
Cost Free
Provided by GIPSIL
Description This course is a comprehensive introduction to how the benefits system works, looking broadly at the different types of benefits - means tested, contribution based and disability benefits. The course assumes little or no previous knowledge of benefits.
Venue GIPSIL Community Support Centre
1 Woodfield Court Leeds LS8 3NT
Learning outcomes It begins at the beginning, but will help you to understand how different types of benefit fit together and to give you the knowledge and confidence to help your clients with common benefits problems. It is therefore suitable both for new and more experienced workers. Course methods include a mixture of tutor input, discussion among participants and practical exercises. A course pack will be given to each participant.
Suitable for Suitable for general advice workers and support workers
How to book Booking forms can be requested and any queries should be directed to sarah.duffy@engageleeds.org.uk or Carole.Denton@gipsil.org.uk (0113 2481301) and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
Cost £55 per place

Food Hygiene Level 1

4 February at 10:00am to 1:00pm, 2019
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds and Community Action Bradford & District
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 Understand the legal requirements and relevant documentation. Learn about contamination of food and how to control it. Gain knowledge of bacteriology, cross contamination and personal hygiene. Learn about cleaning and disinfection. Personal hygiene. Causes of food poisoning.
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 and Community Action Bradford & District £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60 - In addition there is a £12 certificate fee charge.

Safeguarding of Adults Level 1

5 February at 10:00am to 1:00pm, 2019
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds and Community Action Bradford & District
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 and Community Action Bradford & District £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

How to Support and Supervise your Volunteers

5 February at 10:00am to 1:00pm, 2019
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds and Community Action Bradford & District
Description

This course as aimed at organisations that work with volunteers or are planning to work with and manage volunteers. It will look at some of the support you will need to put in place for volunteers and will specifically look at areas around providing supervision to your volunteers. It will also look at areas of best practice and help you to incorporate them into your practice. On the course you will explore feedback from more than 700 volunteers from Leeds City Region on what they said when asked what motivated them to volunteer, what type of support they most value and what are some of the barriers into volunteering.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes The reasons that organisations provide supervision to their volunteers. Understanding the key elements of effective supervision. The different methods of supervision in both a group setting and in one to one supervision. What other support, as well as supervision, should you be providing to volunteers? Feedback from volunteers when asked about motivation, support and barriers.
Suitable for Anyone wanting to gain supervision skills for volunteer management.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber and Community Action Bradford & District £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

How to Campaign

5 February at 1:30pm to 4:30am, 2019
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds and Community Action Bradford & District
Description

This training session focuses on how to create change from start to finish. We explore how to plan and deliver a successful campaign for change which is objective focused. Following a step by step plan, we learn from successful models as used by charities and political organisations, using PEST analysis and exploring how power works and how it can be challenged.

Venue Community Action Bradford & District
Manningham Mills Community Centre, Lilycroft Rd, Bradford, BD9 5BD.
Learning outcomes A clear definition of what a campaign is and how to know if it is effective. A clear start to finish plan to launch your own campaigns. An understanding on PEST Analysis. An understanding of how to lobby. An understanding of how to recruit and motivate volunteers. How to analyse your campaigns.
Suitable for This training is designed for people wanting to start to campaign for change or for those who may have struggled to campaign in the past.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber and Community Action Bradford & District £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60
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.

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). 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 GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description The aim of the course is to increase confidence and skills in screening and identification of substance use.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes • To look at different categories of drugs in terms of stimulants, depressants and hallucinogens • Explore Drug, Set & Setting • To explore the framework of behaviour change to understand the process by which people can be supported to change their behaviour. • To look at screening adults for drug use • Skill based practice for screening people for drug use. • To increase awareness of the types of support that adults/young people and their families can access in Leeds.
Suitable for Any suitable professional that works with people using drugs or experiencing any level of dependence.
How to book To book a place on any of the training courses detailed above please contact: prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk Please state which training session and date in your email THANKS Forward Leeds Training
Cost FREE
Provided by GIPSIL
Description This course will help you if your clients rely on sickness or disability benefits. It will give you a broad understanding of who can still get ESA, how UC treats people who are sick and how someone's sickness or disability is assessed by ESA, UC and PIP. Tutor is Jana Elles.
Venue GIPSIL Community Support Centre
1 Woodfield Court Leeds LS8 3NT
Learning outcomes The course will examine the main problem areas and give you knowledge and confidence to help your clients to claim and keep these benefits. Methods include a mixture of tutor input, discussion among participants and practical exercises. A course pack will be given to each participant.
Suitable for Suitable for general advice workers and support workers
How to book Booking forms can be requested and any queries should be directed to sarah.duffy@engageleeds.org.uk or Carole.Denton@gipsil.org.uk (0113 2481301) and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
Cost £55 per place
Provided by Interact: Centre for Intercultural Learning & Action
Description Developing Intercultural Competency

This is a practical and hands-on workshop.  Building from a personal and professional perspective, the workshop focuses on practical cultural intelligence and intercultural competency.

Workshop overview:-
  1. this is a new and innovative intercultural workshop
  2. the workshop is practical and hands-on, with the focus being the circumstances and requirements of workshop delegates
  3. the workshop is flexible and adaptable, shaped by delegate participation
  4. the workshop will be conducted in a respectful and exploratory manner
The workshop is based on 3 interconnected, practical, pillars taking delegates through a journey of intercultural exploration.   The 3, flexible, workshop pillars are:-
  1. The delegate: a focus on individual workshop delegate's own cultural insights and experiences
  2. The concept: a practical, hands-on, focus on what is meant by cultural intelligence and intercultural competency
  3. The competency: the workshop will frame delegate participation and observations in terms of intercultural advantage
Venue Horsforth Children's Centre
North Broadgate Lane Horsforth Leeds LS18 5AF
Learning outcomes Delegates will:- * undertake practical cultural self-reflection and share cultural perspectives * gain insights into cultural intelligence * gain insights into intercultural thinking * have an opportunity to reflect on the practical application of intercultural competency
Suitable for Workshop target audience include: Managers and staff, across private and public services, with an interest in exploring personal and professional cultural diversity and intercultural advantage, for example:- * Human resource professionals and staff * Equality and diversity managers and staff * Recruitment personnel * Trainers and educators * Community activists and community development workers * Community and family engagement workers
How to book Further details, leaflets and registration forms available from either: * interact.paul@gmail.com * interactglobal.co
Cost £20 per delegate. Light refreshments, snacks and hot & cold drinks will be provided.

Measuring Outcomes and Impact

12 February at 10:00am to 1:00pm, 2019
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds and Community Action Bradford & District
Description

This course is aimed at voluntary and community organisations who want to demonstrate the difference their project makes. We will cover clarifying and evidencing outcomes to support funding applications and demonstrate the impact of your work.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Developing aims, outcomes and indicators. Methods of measuring and evidencing the progress and impact of your work. Planning your monitoring and evaluation. What funders look for in bids.
Suitable for This training is designed at voluntary and community organisations who want to demonstrate the difference their project makes.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber and Community Action Bradford & District £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Volunteers and The Law

12 February at 10:00am to 1:00pm, 2019
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds and Community Action Bradford & District
Description

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

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Avoid stepping too close to boundaries between volunteering and employment. Give good advice to volunteers about any conflicts when claiming benefits. Design procedures to make sure your organisation stays within the law and embeds good practice in your volunteer programme.
Suitable for Volunteer coordinators and others who need to ensure the organisation complies with legal duty.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber and Community Action Bradford & District £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Motivating and Retaining Volunteers

12 February at 1:30pm to 4:30pm, 2019
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds and Community Action Bradford & District
Description

Recruiting volunteers is the single most expensive activity any volunteer programme undertakes, so holding onto the ones you have, and developing their contribution to the organisation, is a much more attractive option. Review the principles of motivation, and consider ideas to make volunteers’ contributions even more valuable to your organisation.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Retain more volunteers by knowing the turnoffs to avoid. Take away ideas to improve relationships with existing volunteers. Recognise the signs of de-motivation and respond to it.
Suitable for Volunteer coordinators and other involved in working with volunteers.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber and Community Action Bradford & District £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Health & Wellbeing Leeds Training Programme

13 February at 9:30am to Wednesday 16 October at 1:00pm, 2019
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:

13 February 2019 Public Health: Past, present and future
13 March 2019 Partnership working
17 April 2019 How to understand and interpret data
22 May 2019 Working with communities
19 June 2019 How to effect change
17 July 2019 How to measure outcomes
11 September 2019 Increasing effectiveness
16 October 2019 Masterclass – A celebration of participants’ learning
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes On this course, you will gain: - An understanding of public health concepts and models - Knowledge on the principles of partnership working - The confidence and skills to search, understand and use data - Knowledge on health needs assessments - Knowledge on behaviour change principles - The ability to evaluate methodology and know how to incorporate this into practice - The skills and knowledge to debate on current issues and reflect on your personal practice by exploring the history of public health - Knowledge on other public health training opportunities
Suitable for If you work with the community, or in a health and wellbeing role, the Health and Wellbeing Leeds Training Programme is perfect for you.
How to book We are now accepting expressions of interest for the next Health and Wellbeing Leeds Training Programme (formerly Advanced Health and Wellbeing Training Programme). Dates are detailed above. If you are interested in attending, please complete the Expression of Interest form which can be found on our website at www.leeds.gov.uk/lpht and email it to phforall@leeds.gov.uk. We will consider your application and confirm in due course whether or not you have been selected to attend. Please note places are limited. Deadline for applications is 14 December 2018.
Cost £80
Provided by GIPSIL
Description UC aims to encourage claimants into full time work. This course looks at what work seeking people have to do to keep their UC, what happens if they cannot seek work - for example if they have ill health - and at how working affects their UC. The day examines the UC work 'conditionality' rules to enable your clients to better manage their claim and at the impacts of your client failing to do what they supposed to do. Tutor is Jana Elles. 
Venue GIPSIL Community Support Centre
1 Woodfield Court Leeds LS8 3NT
Learning outcomes If you help people on UC, this course will help you by looking at simple, practical steps that you can do to help them manage their claim. Methods include a mixture of tutor input, discussion among participants and practical exercises. A course pack will be given to each participant.
Suitable for Suitable for general advice workers and support workers
How to book Booking forms can be requested and any queries should be directed to sarah.duffy@engageleeds.org.uk or Carole.Denton@gipsil.org.uk (0113 2481301) and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
Cost £55 per place
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description The aim of the course is to build participants confidence and skills in delivering alcohol brief interventions.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes • To provide practitioners with up to date information in regards to adults alcohol use, including government guidance and recommendations. • For participants to revise their knowledge about the effects of alcohol on adults. • To provide tools for practitioners to use to help assess adults appropriately for alcohol use and to be able to identify the level of risk associated with their use. • To provide resources and techniques to build confidence across the Leeds workforce in delivering early interventions and brief advice to adults around their alcohol use. • To increase awareness of the types of support that adults can access in Leeds for those people whose alcohol use is assessed at high risk.
Suitable for Any suitable professional that works with people using drugs and/or alcohol or experiencing any level of dependence.
How to book To book a place on any of the training courses detailed above please contact: prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk Please state which training session and date in your email THANKS Forward Leeds Training
Cost FREE

New Psychoactive Substances (½ Day)

20 February at 9:30am to 1:00pm, 2019
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description The aim of the course is to increase confidence, skills and knowledge in aspects of New Psychoactive Substances
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes • History of New Psychoactive Substances • The Science- How NPS work on the brain- Synthetic Cannabinoids. • View of the experts.- Global Drug Survey and TIC TAC • Nitrous Oxide • Other types of NPS. • Harm Reduction Messages • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds.
Suitable for Any suitable professional that works with people using NPS or would like to expand their knowledge on them.
How to book To book a place on any of the training courses detailed above please contact: prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk Please state which training session and date in your email THANKS Forward Leeds Training
Cost FREE

Minute Taking Skills

20 February at 10:00am to 1:00pm, 2019
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds and Community Action Bradford & District
Description

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

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Understand the role of a minute taker. Know how to service a meeting. Consider different types and styles of minutes. Practise taking minutes. Gain confidence in your skills.
Suitable for Anyone who takes minutes – regardless of their position in the organisation.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber and Community Action Bradford & District £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Minute Taking Skills

20 February at 1:30pm to 4:30pm, 2019
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds and Community Action Bradford & District
Description

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

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Understand the role of a minute taker. Know how to service a meeting. Consider different types and styles of minutes. Practise taking minutes. Gain confidence in your skills.
Suitable for Anyone who takes minutes – regardless of their position in the organisation.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber and Community Action Bradford & District £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Young People/Adults and Cannabis (½ Day)

25 February at 12:30pm to 4:00pm, 2019
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

Drugs - Information and Brief Advice (1 Day)

28 February at 9:30am to 4:00pm, 2019
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description The aim of the course is to increase confidence and skills in screening and identification of substance use.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes • To look at different categories of drugs in terms of stimulants, depressants and hallucinogens • Explore Drug, Set & Setting • To explore the framework of behaviour change to understand the process by which people can be supported to change their behaviour. • To look at screening adults for drug use • Skill based practice for screening people for drug use. • To increase awareness of the types of support that adults/young people and their families can access in Leeds.
Suitable for Any suitable professional that works with people using drugs or experiencing any level of dependence.
How to book To book a place on any of the training courses detailed above please contact: prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk Please state which training session and date in your email THANKS Forward Leeds Training
Cost FREE
Provided by GIPSIL
Description This course is for anyone who supports people in rented accommodation. It looks in detail at when someone can claim UC or HB to help with their housing costs, how they are assessed and paid, and what you can do to help your clients safeguard their home. Tutor is Jana Elles.
Venue GIPSIL Community Support Centre
1 Woodfield Court Leeds LS8 3NT
Learning outcomes This course looks at what you can do to help your clients safeguard their home. Methods include a mixture of tutor input, discussion among participants and practical exercises. A course pack will be given to each participant.
Suitable for Suitable for general advice workers and support workers
How to book Booking forms can be requested and any queries should be directed to sarah.duffy@engageleeds.org.uk or Carole.Denton@gipsil.org.uk (0113 2481301) and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
Cost £55 per place.
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description The aim of the course is to provide practitioners with up to date information in regards to alcohol use, including government guidance and recommendations and to explore the relationship between alcohol and domestic abuse.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes • For participants to revise their knowledge about the effects of alcohol. • To explore what is domestic abuse? • To examine the impact of alcohol on family relationships and links with domestic abuse/ violence • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds for those people who use/misuse alcohol. • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds for those people experiencing domestic abuse/violence.
Suitable for Any suitable professional that works with people using alcohol or experiencing any level of dependence and that domestic abuse is maybe a contributing factor.
How to book To book a place on any of the training courses detailed above please contact: prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk Please state which training session and date in your email THANKS Forward Leeds Training
Cost FREE

Introduction to Equality and Diversity

5 March at 10:00am to 1:00pm, 2019
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This introductory course will look at The Equality Act 2010 and at our legal duties not to discriminate on grounds of ‘protected characteristics.’ It will explore the importance of language and look at the difference between direct and indirect discrimination. The training will be delivered in an interactive way with lots of opportunities for questions and will include case studies and interactive quizzes.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds, LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes The Equality Act 2010 and the nine “protected characteristics. Your legal responsibilities relating to the Equalities Act. Why language is important. Looking at real life case studies to decide if they are examples of discrimination.
Suitable for This course is suitable for paid workers and volunteers. It will give a good introduction into Equalities & Diversity.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
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.  

It will focus on producing a budget for your project/service and help you to complete the financial requirements of a tender and demonstrate your financial capacity and controls.

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 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 To Leeds Based Organisations
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description The aim of the course is to build participants confidence and skills in delivering alcohol brief interventions.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes • To provide practitioners with up to date information in regards to adults alcohol use, including government guidance and recommendations. • For participants to revise their knowledge about the effects of alcohol on adults. • To provide tools for practitioners to use to help assess adults appropriately for alcohol use and to be able to identify the level of risk associated with their use. • To provide resources and techniques to build confidence across the Leeds workforce in delivering early interventions and brief advice to adults around their alcohol use. • To increase awareness of the types of support that adults can access in Leeds for those people whose alcohol use is assessed at high risk.
Suitable for Any suitable professional that works with people using drugs and/or alcohol or experiencing any level of dependence.
How to book To book a place on any of the training courses detailed above please contact: prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk Please state which training session and date in your email THANKS Forward Leeds Training
Cost FREE

Roles and Responsibilities of Trustees

7 March at 9:45am to 12:45pm, 2019
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 VENUE TO BE DECIDED
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 CIO’s.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60
Provided by GIPSIL
Description This practical course explores what DWP decisions can be challenged, when and how. It covers a range of strategies and options, from preventing poor decisions, asking for a supersession, negotiating the mandatory reconsideration maze through to how the appeal system works and how to prepare for an appeal. Tutor is Jana Elles.
Venue GIPSIL Community Support Centre
1 Woodfield Court Leeds LS8 3NT
Learning outcomes It covers a range of strategies and options and teaching methods include a mixture of tutor input, discussion among participants and practical exercises. A course pack will be given to each participant.
Suitable for Suitable for general advice workers and support workers
How to book Booking forms can be requested and any queries should be directed to sarah.duffy@engageleeds.org.uk or Carole.Denton@gipsil.org.uk (0113 2481301) and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
Cost £55 per place.

New Psychoactive Substances (½ Day)

11 March at 12:30pm to 4:00pm, 2019
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description The aim of the course is to increase confidence, skills and knowledge in aspects of New Psychoactive Substances
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes • History of New Psychoactive Substances • The Science- How NPS work on the brain- Synthetic Cannabinoids. • View of the experts.- Global Drug Survey and TIC TAC • Nitrous Oxide • Other types of NPS. • Harm Reduction Messages • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds.
Suitable for Any suitable professional that works with people using NPS or would like to expand their knowledge on them.
How to book To book a place on any of the training courses detailed above please contact: prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk Please state which training session and date in your email THANKS Forward Leeds Training
Cost FREE

Effective Supervision For Managers

12 March at 10:00am to 1:00pm, 2019
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds and Community Action Bradford & District
Description

This training will introduce the theory of delivering effective supervision to your team and will identify good practice approaches. It will explore different tools that can be utilised by organisations to deliver effective supervision of staff.  The training will also look at conflict in the workplace and the role that supervisors can play in reducing work place conflict.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Why do organisations provide supervision? What is meant by supervision? How to improve approaches to support and supervision. Developing a template for supervision processes. Designing supervision that meets the needs of your organisation and your team. Top tips for new managers and supervisors.
Suitable for This course is aimed at managers and supervisors that have responsibility for supervising paid staff. It is also suitable for people thinking of becoming responsible for supervising staff.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber and Bradford Community Action £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber or Bradford Community Action £60