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.

Risk Assessment

20 April at 9:30am to 12:30pm, 2018
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

Food Hygiene Awareness

20 April at 1:00pm to 4:00pm, 2018
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 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 £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

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

This session will help voluntary and community groups to understand the commissioning processes in Leeds, who the key commissioners are, help you decide if contracting for services is for you and the next steps you should take.ONLY AVAILABLE TO LEEDS BASED GROUPS AND LEEDS BASED 3RD SECTOR ORGANISATIONS.

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

Venue
vVoluntary 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
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

COSHH & RIDDOR

10 May at 9:30am to 12:30pm, 2018
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

Health and Safety

10 May at 1:00pm to 4:00pm, 2018
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

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

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

Professional Boundaries

22 May at 9:30am to 12:30pm, 2018
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

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

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

Safeguarding of Adults Level 1

22 May at 1:00pm to 4:00pm, 2018
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

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

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

Effective Supervision For Managers

12 June at 9:30am to 1:00pm, 2018
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This training programme will introduce one theory of delivering effective supervision to your team and will identify good practice approaches.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Voluntary Action Leeds Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Improve approaches to support and supervision Develop a template for supervision processes Design supervision that meets the needs of your organisation and your team
Suitable for This training will benefit managers and team leaders who provide support and supervision to their employees and who would like to strengthen their approaches.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Challenging Behaviour

18 June at 9:30am to 4:00pm, 2018
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

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

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