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 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. • To look at different categories of drugs in terms of stimulants, depressants and hallucinogens –and their effect upon mental health. • How do we recognise mild/low level Mental Health? (Anxiety, Stress, low mood) • What factors contribute to Mental Health issues? • Commonly used 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 GIPSIL
Description

Course content: This course will explain the key features of assured shorthold tenancies, including deposit protection and required, supporting documentation.  It will provide an overview of related possession proceedings, covering requisite notices.  

Methods: will include direct trainer teaching; group discussion; exercises and example case studies, as well as the opportunity for questions. Course materials will be given to each participant.

Trainer: Heather Collins has over 25 years’ experience working in the housing and homelessness sector. She has approaching 15 years’ experience working in frontline services ranging from direct access hostels, tenancy sustainment, resettlement, and housing casework, for various charities and organisations, including St Mungo’s, Crisis and Shelter.  For the past 10 years, Heather has worked for Shelter as a trainer delivering training for the NHAS with the aim of enabling frontline providers to deliver good quality housing and homelessness advice and support and facilitate the prevention of homelessness.

Venue GIPSIL Community Support Centre
1 Woodfield Court LEEDS LS8 3NT
Learning outcomes Will achieve a comprehensive overview of the requirements of assured shorthold tenancies.
Suitable for New and experienced support and advice workers.
How to book To request a booking form email sarah.duffy@engageleeds.org.uk or carole.denton@gipsil.org.uk. Alternatively, access GIPSIL's website.
Cost 55 per place.
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

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. PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO LEEDS BASED GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS. THIS COURSE WOULD NORMALLY BE CHARGED AT £60 BUT AS LEEDS CITY COUNCIL ARE FUNDING THIS COURSE WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER THIS COURSE FOR FREE.

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 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
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

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

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

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

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

Venue Civic Hall - Committee Room 1
Calverley St Leeds LS1 1UR
Learning outcomes Draw up a set of rules (this is called the constitution) and membership form. Open a bank account in the name of the group. Know where to go to get help with book keeping and accounts. Know where to go to get help to draw up a Safeguarding Policy. Know how to action plan. Learn about health checks.
Suitable for New groups, starting from scratch who wish to set up a small community group (unincorporated association). This workshop is not intended for people who want to incorporate as a community interest company or to register as a charity.
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Cost FREE

Volunteers and the Law

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

Legislation relating to volunteer programmes is very different from employment law. This half-day session aims to ensure that you know all the essentials to avoid those pitfalls.

 

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street, Leeds, LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes What you can and can’t offer to volunteers. What provision you must make for insurance, risk assessment and DBS checks. How to avoid setting up a ‘contract’ with volunteers – and why that’s important. What is allowed when volunteers are claiming benefits.
Suitable for For anyone who works with Volunteers and especially those who manage volunteer programmes
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Motivating and Retaining Volunteers

19 November at 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

If you recognise these phrases: Oh no Ive got to put time to one side for interviews again If only we could keep our volunteers longer...She keeps giving excuses for not turning up or leaving early — what do I do? then this course is for you.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes You will discover: What motivates volunteers to stay with an organisation. Why they become less reliable or leave. How to recognise potential demotivation and address it positively.
Suitable for For anyone who works with Volunteers and especially those who manage volunteer programmes
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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 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
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This session is part of a series of workshops on commissioning starting with Introduction to Commissioning and Bidding for Contracts.

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.

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

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 GIPSIL
Description

Course content: This course is aimed at advisers who help people who have recently been abroad or who do not have British nationality. The day covers the main presence and residence conditions, Public Funds restrictions and the special rules for EU nationals - right to reside and EU co-ordination rules. The course concentrates on means tested benefits and covers the restrictions for EU work seekers.  

Methods: A mixture of tutor input, discussion among participants and practical exercises. A course pack will be given to each participant.

Tutor: Jana Elles has worked as a generalist advice worker for well over twenty years, and as a Welfare Rights specialist for ten. She has delivered training nationally for LASA and Citizens Advice, and latterly to advice centres, support agencies and housing associations. Although legally trained, her ongoing advice work experience mean her training is accessible and clear. Jana will provide detailed information combined with practical tips for getting the best from the benefits system for your clients.  

Venue GIPSIL Community Support Centre
1 Woodfield Court LEEDS LS8 3NT
Learning outcomes Will achieve a comprehensive overview of the benefit rules for people recently arriving in the UK and non UK nationals.
Suitable for New and experienced support and advice workers.
How to book To request a booking form email sarah.duffy@engageleeds.org.uk or carole.denton@gipsil.org.uk. Alternatively, access GIPSIL's website.
Cost £55 per place

Mental Health First Aid (2 Day Course)

25 November at 10:00am to Tuesday 26 November at 4:30pm
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 25th and 26th 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 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

Basic Safeguarding in the Community

26 November at 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

Aimed at learners who want an introduction to Safeguarding before they take the Level 1, if english is not the first language or they need to understand more about what safeguarding means, this is the pre-course for you. You will be able to discuss in detail and ask questions about aspects of safeguarding you want to learn more about, or you want to understand it in your own cultural context in a relaxed non threatening environment.

THIS COURSE WOULD NORMALLY BE CHARGED AT £60 BUT AS LEEDS CITY COUNCIL ARE FUNDING THIS COURSE WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER THIS COURSE FOR FREE TO LEEDS BASED ORGANISATIONS.

Venue Catch Leeds
ARK, Hovingham Ave, Leeds LS8 3QY
Learning outcomes Gain an introduction to Safeguarding. Understand more about what safeguarding means.
Suitable for Individuals in organisations or small groups who just need a basic safeguarding awareness.
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Cost FREE
Provided by Battle Scars
Description
What is covered:
 
• Definitions and types of Eating Disorders
• Potential Causes
• Impact and Effects 
• Living with an Eating Disorder
• Helpful and unhelpful ways of supporting someone with an Eating Disorder
 
Battle Scars is a survivor led organisation and all our training is delivered by survivors. 
 
Venue Community Links Training Centre
Oakwood Grange Lane Leeds LS8 2PF
Learning outcomes
Suitable for This workshop is suitable for professionals working with people who have an eating disorder or come across people who do through their work (e.g. mental health staff, pastoral care staff working in schools / colleges / universities, social care staff, support workers, youth workers, GPs, counsellors, housing officers etc.)
How to book http://www.battle-scars-self-harm.org.uk/eating-disorders-workshop.html All bookings are by invoice.
Cost £65 per delegate£55 per delegate from a voluntary sector organisationExtra 10% off for 5 or more delegates (booked at the same time on one workshop)
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
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

People who meet or work alone with service users need a set of additional and well-developed skills to stay safe and handle difficult situations. Usin quizzes, case studies and discussion, this course will ensure that staff members who work in this challenging environment know how to think through situations that migh present a risk, recognise the signs of rising tension and what to do, and are able to maintain professional boundaries and behaviour in trying circumstances.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Principles of Professional Boundaries and why they are important. Straightforward ways to stay safe when working alone. What to do when a situation becomes unexpectedly difficult. How to handle challenges to you and your role.
Suitable for For people who work alone with service users, in their homes, in hostels or out in the community.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £70 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £90
Provided by GIPSIL
Description

Course content: This one day course provides a clear overview of Universal Credit. By the end of the day you will know broadly how UC works, who needs to claim UC, how it fits with other benefits and what problems could arise. It will also look at what you can practically do to help your clients to successfully claim and manage a UC claim.

Methods: A mixture of tutor input, discussion among participants and practical exercises. A course pack will be given to each participant.  

Tutor: Jana Elles has worked as a generalist advice worker for well over twenty years, and as a Welfare Rights specialist for ten. She has delivered training nationally for LASA and Citizens Advice, and latterly to advice centres, support agencies and housing associations. Although legally trained, her ongoing advice work experience mean her training is accessible and clear. Jana will provide detailed information combined with practical tips for getting the best from the benefits system for your clients

Venue GIPSIL Community Support Centre
1 Woodfield Court LEEDS LS8 3NT
Learning outcomes Will achieve a comprehensive overview of the rules relating to UC and its operation.
Suitable for New and experienced support and advice workers.
How to book To request a booking form email sarah.duffy@engageleeds.org.uk or carole.denton@gipsil.org.uk. Alternatively, access GIPSIL's website.
Cost £55 per place.
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

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
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
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

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.
How to book
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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.
How to book
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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. 

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

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

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