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 Aims: 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 Objectives: • 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 Those working with adults & young people
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
Cost Free

Basic Conservation

22 February at 9:30am to Friday 3 March at 4:00pm
Provided by The Conservation Volunteers
Description

The Course aims to introduce individuals to practical conservation work, looking at some theory and some common practical skills.

Individuals will learn about safe use of hand tools, working safely within a group, why organisations do different sorts of practical projects, and how they can get involved in doing more, either with TCV or other groups in Leeds.

The course will take place at TCV Hollybush as well as various green sites in the local Leeds area.

Venue Hollybush Conservation Centre
Broad Lane Kirkstall Leeds LS5 3BP
Learning outcomes Correct use of tools Simple practical skills Health & Safety Managing risks Team work & communication And more....
Suitable for Adults 19 or over Leeds area residents People with mental ill health, physical illness, refugee status, learning difficulty or drug or alcohol issues
How to book We conduct a simple interview to make sure that the person is right for the course and the course is right for the person. To arrange an interview please contact the Short Courses Co-ordinator, Eric Yaffey, on 0113 239 9929 or 07740 899 723 or e-mail: e.yaffey@tcv.org.uk
Cost £60 or £16 if you are 65 or over FREE if you are on benefits. Evidence of benefits must be provided before the course starts.
Provided by Health for All
Description

Getting more people involved in your group and attracting volunteers.

How do you get new recruits?

How do you get people to take notice of you?

How can you use social media to reach new people?

All of these will be covered in this fun, practical workshop.

Once you've been to this event, you might then want to take up VAL's offer of one-to-one support to help your group market itself sucessfully.

Venue Middleton, Leeds
Will be provided when you book.
Learning outcomes You will be more confident in: Attracting new people to your group. Identifying new volunteers and bringing existing members into volunteering roles. Building relationships and using local media sources to get your group noticed. Using social media. Finding other sources of help, such as VAL's tailor-made marketing service.
Suitable for Voluntary leaders of small community groups in South Leeds.
How to book Ring or email Raquel Greenwood on: 0113 271 7231 raquel.greenwood@healthforall.org.uk
Cost FREEA light lunch will be provided.Travel costs can be met if requested in advance.
Provided by Barca-Leeds
Description

Aspirations Training course (also known as ‘Foot in the door’ training) is a free training course designed to help people to get their ‘foot in the door’ in the voluntary or community sector working with people who require support in their lives at some level.

The course is funded by a charitable trust and involves a partnership of different organisations from Leeds.

This course is open to everyone. You may have some experience of working within the support/care sector or you might have no experience at all. You may have received support or care services in the past or you may have never come across any such services. It may be the case that you left school with no qualifications or you may have many qualifications. Everyone is welcome to apply.

Usually people will be accepted onto the course following attendance at an interview.

Interviews will involve 2 or 3 people from partner organisations involved in the programme. It is likely that places on the course will be limited so we have to try to ensure we fill those spaces as best we can with those who are most likely to benefit from the course.

The interview is not required to ‘catch you out’ but to give you the chance to find out more about the course and if is right for you. It also gives you the chance to explain who you are and why you want to be on the course. It will also give you the opportunity to find out if you will get the most out of attending.

Each course involves 8 weeks training. One training session per week. Each training session lasts approximately 3 hours.

Sessions will take place during the day and for some courses there will be evening sessions available too.

This will enable you to access the course depending on your circumstances.

Venue Barca-Leeds, Armley Park Court
Healthy Living Network, Armley Park Court, Stanningley Road, LS12 2AE
Learning outcomes - Improved Job Opportunities - Free Training Course - Meeting New Skills
Suitable for I want to work for a Not-For-Profit organisation.’ ‘I want to work for an organisation which supports people who have had problems’ (Perhaps with drink or drugs, Mental Health, homelessness, Domestic Abuse, offending or such like).’ ‘I know I’d be good at it, but I can’t get my foot in the door.’
How to book Please contact Natasha at Barca – natasha@barca-leeds.org or 0113 255 9582 for information.
Cost Free of charge

Basic Bushcraft

7 March at 10:00am to Tuesday 28 March at 3:45pm
Provided by The Conservation Volunteers
Description

An introduction to the knowledge, skills and attitudes of bushcraft for beginners.

It takes place within the grounds of Hollybush Conservation Centre but also includes a trip to Bramley Fall Wood.

Aims:

  • To achieve competence at the basic skills of bushcraft
  • To promote conservation
  • To increase self-reliance, task-confidence and self-esteem
  • To raise awareness of the value of teamwork and co-operation
Venue Hollybush Conservation Centre
Broad Lane Kirkstall Leeds LS5 3BP
Learning outcomes • Light a smokeless fire • Put up a tarpaulin shelter • Tie the most useful knots • Make charcoal in a tin can • Use lashings to make a tripod • Carve a pot-hanger, tent peg, clothes peg • Identify the most common UK tree species • Make bannock bread on the open fire Exact course content depends on the time of year.
Suitable for Adults 19 or over Leeds area residents People with mental ill health, physical illness, refugee status, learning difficulty or drug or alcohol issues
How to book We conduct a simple interview to make sure that the person is right for the course and the course is right for the person. To arrange an interview please contact the Short Courses Co-ordinator, Eric Yaffey, on 0113 239 9929 or 07740 899 723 or e-mail: e.yaffey@tcv.org.uk
Cost £60 or £16 if you are 65 or over FREE if you are on benefits. Evidence of benefits must be provided before the course starts.

Introduction to Hedgelaying

10 March at 9:30am to Friday 31 March at 4:00pm
Provided by The Conservation Volunteers
Description

The course is designed to give you an understanding of what hedgelaying is and why we do it, as well as having plenty of time to learn the practical techniques involved.

To enable students to understand the reasons for hedgelaying in terms of woodland and habitat management.

To enable students to understand and practice the techniques of hedgelaying.

Venue Hollybush Conservation Centre
Broad Lane Kirkstall Leeds LS5 3BP
Learning outcomes Observe and practice some aspects of the activity Explain why hedgelaying is done Know the tools and equipment necessary Understand the health and safety requirements.
Suitable for Adults 19 or over Leeds area residents People with mental ill health, physical illness, refugee status, learning difficulty or drug or alcohol issues
How to book We carry out a simple interview to make sure that the person is right for the course and the course is right for the person. To arrange an interview please contact the Short Courses Co-ordinator, Eric Yaffey, on 0113 239 9929 or 07740 899 723 or e-mail: e.yaffey@tcv.org.uk
Cost £60 or £16 if you are 65 or over FREE if you are on benefits. Evidence of benefits must be provided before the course starts.

THE ‘HOW TO…’ WORKSHOP

10 March at 10:00am to 4:30pm
Provided by Men's Health Forum
Description

Whatever your current experience of working with men, the Men’s Health Forum’s one-day training course offers evidence-informed guidance on how to engage men in your programme.

Men are often considered ‘hard to reach’ when it comes to health. Not any more. Based on the latest research and best practice, the Men’s Health Forum’s one day workshop pulls the learning together into a practical, accessible package that will enable anyone working in men’s health to reach more men, interest more men and improve the health of more men.

What is it?

A one day training workshop delivered by experienced Men’s Health Forum associate trainers.

What does it offer?

The latest insight and information around the issues affecting men’s health and wellbeing and working with men and boys.

Venue The Rose Bowl
Portland Crescent Leeds LS1 3HB
Learning outcomes Participants will: ● Have a better understanding of the issues that both impact and affect the health of men and boys. ● Understand how language and attitudes around men and boys may affect their health choices and therefore health outcomes. ● Reflect on how health and social care work delivered through the NHS and local authority and aimed at men and boys engages with them. ● Explore ‘best practice’ and new thinking around Public Health engagement with men and boys. ● Explore the choices, concerns and behaviours that men and boys exhibit around their own health. ● Explore and action plan how to take this learning back to services. ● Identify how the Men’s Health Forum can provide support
Suitable for Local areas, commissioners and providers and anyone who wants to empower men to engage with their health
How to book Book at: https://shop.menshealthforum.org.uk/leedstraining More info: office@menshealthforum.org.uk or 0207 922 7908
Cost £160.00
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description This half day session will help you to understand the process of completing an online application to become a charity, what the requirements are and when you need to complete this process.
Venue Stringer House
34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW.
Learning outcomes Identify whether you meet the public benefit test necessary for your application. Understand the benefits of registering as a charity. Enable you to ask questions and get support to prepare you for the online application process.
Suitable for Any voluntary sector group who will be thinking about registering as a charity in the near future, you will need to be near the income level of £5k per year.
How to book Visit our booking page
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Cost VAL Essentials £32 Other Third Sector - £40 Statutory & Commercial - £55
Provided by Train Aid
Description

Local Emergency First Aid Course held close to the city centre on a monthly basis.

Easy to learn the skills that can make a real difference in the event of an emergency and could even save a life!

Let instructor Phil teach you the skills to check breathing, assess injuries, deal with choking and carry out CPR plus much more.

The course is FREE to unemployed members of the community and subsidised (£22) for individuals living withing Leeds city centre.

By the conclusion of the day candidates are awarded a certificate which is valid for three years and recognised by the HSE.

More information available:https://www.train-aid.co.uk/course_locations/leeds-woodhouse-lane/courses

Venue Friends Meeting House
Quaker Meeting House, 188 Woodhouse Ln, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9DX
Learning outcomes Adult, child and infant first aid protocol Roles and responsibilities Dealing with an unconscious casualty Dealing with a non-breathing casualty Control major bleeding Deal with choking
Suitable for No pre entry requirements. Anyone who has an interest in learning emergency lifesaving skills.
How to book Contact 01737237590 or email: info@train-aid.co.uk
Cost The course is FREE to unemployed members of the community and subsidised (£22) for individuals living withing Leeds city centre.
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description Aims: 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 bjectives: • 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 • Pills and Powders- Other types of NPS. • Most popular and Prolific – Nitrous Oxide • The New Psychoactive Substances Act • Harm Reduction Messages • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds.
Suitable for Those working with Young People and adults
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
Cost Free
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description Aim: To build participants confidence and skills in delivering alcohol brief interventions to young people.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes Objectives: • To provide practitioners with up to date information in regards to young people alcohol use, including government guidance and recommendations. • For participants to revise their knowledge about the effects of alcohol on young people. • To provide tools for practitioners to use to help assess young people 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 young people around their alcohol use. • To provide the opportunity for skill based practice around delivering brief advice interventions • To increase awareness of the types of support that young people and their families can access in Leeds for those people whose alcohol use is assessed at high risk.
Suitable for Children, Families and Young Peoples Workforce.
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
Cost Free
Provided by Hidden Scars
Description

If you would like to know more information about female genital mutilation (FGM) then register and join us.

This event is organized by Hidden Scars.

Payment will go towards venue hire, refreshments, and resources for the event.

For more information about Hidden Scars you can go to: www.hiddenscarsproject.co.uk

Venue Aspire
Aspire 2 Infirmary Street Leeds LS1 2JP
Learning outcomes
Suitable for This is suitable for organisations and individuals that are working in safeguarding. It is also great fro anyone wanting to know more about female genital mutilation.
How to book https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/female-genital-mutilation-fgm-safeguarding-training-tickets-31158043547
Cost £5
Provided by BrightSparks
Description

Our entry level Working with Children and Young People course provides the knowledge and skills that potential employers and organisations that work with children, young people and families will be looking for in their employees and volunteers.

It is aimed at supporting people to gain employment or volunteering opportunities in the children's workforce.

The course is made up of four discrete units of learning, each of which can be purchased separately.

Each unit consists of seven hours of training over a single day (four days for all four units). As such, participants are free to book the four days of training either consecutively, or in blocks, to suit their personal requirements and schedule.

Unit 1 - The Children's Workforce (Tuesday 11 April 2017)

Unit 2 - Managing Challenging Behaviour (Wednesday 12 April 2017)

Unit 3 - Dealing with Trauma and Attachment (Thursday 13 April 2017)

Unit 4 - Essential Skills for Working with Children and Young People (Friday 14 April 2017)

Course takes place in York.

For more information please visit: www.brightsparkscic.org.uk/working-with-children-and-young-people-training-course

Telephone: 01904 500301

Email: enquiries@brightsparkscic.org.uk

Please note this course will also run in York from Tuesday 9 May to Friday 12 May 2017.

Venue York City Centre
Venue to be confirmed
Learning outcomes We will provide you with all the knowledge and skills potential employers and organisations that work with children, young people and families will be looking for in their employees and volunteers.
Suitable for Our course is suited to those already in the children's workforce and those completely new to it, such as: - School support staff - Parents and carers - Those leaving the armed forces - Those looking to volunteer or gain employment in the charity sector - Those running community groups - Those looking to work in the childcare sector
How to book Book online: https://brightsparkscic.org.uk/working-with-children-and-young-people-training-course T: 01904 500301 E: enquiries@brightsparkscic.org.uk
Cost £50 per unit (Four separate units available to book)
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 Stringer House
34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW.
Learning outcomes Gain knowledge of child abuse and neglect including signs and indicators. Learn about the impact of abuse on child development. Understand interagency working to identify, assess and meet the needs of children where there are safeguarding concerns. Learn what to do in response to concerns. Look at this are in depth using local learning from serious case reviews.
Suitable for 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.
How to book
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £32 - Other Third Sector - £40 Statutory; Commercial - £55
Provided by BrightSparks
Description

Our Commissioner's Guide to Tendering is a four hour seminar that introduces the 7 essential steps in creating compelling tenders for public sector procurement exercises.

These are consistent principles for tendering regardless of your specific area of expertise.

Rather than spend ages walking you through the monotony of the procurement cycle, our seminar focuses on the 7 key aspects to consider when tender writing.

These include:

  • Understanding the language PQQ, RFI, ITQ, ITT, RFT, DPS. Confusing right? We clarify what the hell they are on about.
  • To bid or not to bid?
  • Developing a bid/no bid checklist for your organisation.
  • Understanding specifications - What do they want to buy? Good PQQ's, Great ITT's.
  • Tips on what the commissioner is looking for and where your time is best spent.
  • Check and challenge - Three essential steps before you hit the submit button.
  • The interview - The do's and don“ts when you get to stage 2.
  • Award - Whether you win or not, you are not done yet.

We cover all this in four hours. However, we know that sometimes what participants are actually looking for is someone with an independent eye to review what they have written. So we build in the opportunity after the training to reserve a 40 minute slot with one of our tender experts, so that we can give you some basic pointers on your tender and the confidence to go away and put our training into practice.

This is an optional service and there is an additional fee (£50) for our experts to look through your tender and provide you with some tips and pointers. There will also be a limited number of appointment slots per training session, which will be offered on a first come first served basis.

Cost £100 - York City Centre

Book online: https://brightsparkscic.org.uk/the-commissioners-guide-to-tendering

Venue York City Centre
Venue to be confirmed
Learning outcomes The 7 key aspects of tender writing. Opportunity to book a slot with one of our tender experts to advise on your tender.
Suitable for This seminar is perfect for small to medium size organisations that are new to tendering and are looking to act as suppliers to the public sector in the future. The course works well for junior and senior personnel that are involved in business development or fundraising roles.
How to book Book online: https://brightsparkscic.org.uk/the-commissioners-guide-to-tendering T: 01904 500301 E: enquiries@brightsparkscic.org.uk
Cost £100
Provided by Leeds Women's Aid
Description

The course equips professionals to work confidently with young people and adults affected by forced marriage and honour-based violence by exploring:

  • Forced marriage in the context of honour-based and domestic abuse
  • What motivates honour-based abuse and forced marriage?
  • Extent and impact of forced marriage
  • Experiences of survivors
  • Barriers and consequences to fleeing forced marriage
  • How organisations have failed victims and implications for practice
  • Roles of the Forced Marriage Unit, Social Care and Police
  • Risk awareness and safety planning
Venue Leeds City Centre
Learning outcomes Some reviews from recent attendees: “Fantastic course, informative, thought-provoking, makes you think outside the box. Content handled/delivered professionally and sensitively.” “A very hard subject to train however the two trainers were great in delivering the course and the pace was excellent. Keep up the good work.” “Very helpful for my work, really made me challenge myself.”
Suitable for Appropriate for professionals, volunteers and managers working in social work, education, health, criminal justice, children’s centres, counselling/therapy and voluntary sector organisations.
How to book Please email amy@leedswomensaid.org.uk for a booking form. In-house and bespoke training is also available, please contact me for more information.
Cost £75 to voluntary sector agencies £85 for statutory agencies£120 for private sector services
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description Aim: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 Objectives: • To provide practitioners with up to date information in regards to adults alcohol use, including government guidance and recommendations. • For participants to revise their knowledge about the effects of alcohol on adults. • To provide tools for practitioners to use to help assess adults appropriately for alcohol use and to be able to identify the level of risk associated with their use. • To provide resources and techniques to build confidence across the Leeds workforce in delivering early interventions and brief advice to adults around their alcohol use. • To provide the opportunity for skill based practice around delivering brief advice interventions • 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 Workforce - working with Adults
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
Cost Free
Provided by Leeds Women's Aid
Description

The course gives professionals an in-depth understanding of domestic violence and abuse as it affects individuals and families:

  • What is domestic abuse?
  • How does living with violence affect children?
  • How does a controlling relationship affect parenting?
  • Why are some people abusive?
  • Why doesn’t the abused person “just leave”?
  • How can professionals avoid colluding with abusive behaviour?
  • Understanding injunctions
  • Risk assessment, safety-planning and good practice
Venue Leeds City Centre
Learning outcomes
Suitable for Appropriate for professionals, volunteers and managers working in social work, education, health, criminal justice, children’s centres, counselling/therapy and voluntary sector organisations.
How to book Please email amy@leedswomensaid.org.uk for a booking form . In-house and bespoke training is also available, please contact me for more information.
Cost £75 to voluntary sector agencies £85 for statutory agencies£120 for private sector services
Provided by BrightSparks
Description

Our Commissioning and Procurement training aims to provide those who are brand new to commissioning and procurement with an overview of the essential skills you need to design and implement purchasing activities for:

  • Services - such as professional services (HR, ICT, Legal etc) or operational services like marketing or fulfilment.
  • Goods - such as IT equipment, office supplies and specialist equipment.
  • Works - such as building contractors and capital projects.

The course covers aspects of commissioning and procurement such as:

  • To procure or not to procure - We help you to understand the step by step process you need to go through to make a decision about which form of purchasing is best to meet your requirements.
  • Developing your evidence base and rationale — We provide an understanding about how to develop your procurement specification.
  • Understanding your markets — Do you know what the market looks like for the services, goods or works you want to purchase? We show you how to understand your market.
  • Compliant procurement process — Maybe you are using public money to procure, if so there are often legal requirements to consider. We show you how to navigate these.
  • Contracting and legals — We are not legal experts and you should always seek your own legal input. However, we give you tips on what you should consider when entering into contractual agreements with suppliers/contractors.
  • Managing your contractors — Procurement is the easy bit, managing your contractors to get the best out of them is where the hard part starts. We give you an understanding of the processes you should follow.

The course is delivered over one full day with the conceptual aspects of procurement delivered in the morning and afternoon workshops where participants put the theory into practice.

Book online: www.brightsparkscic.org.uk

Telephone: 01904 500301

Email: enquiries@brightsparkscic.org.uk

Venue York City Centre
Venue to be confirmed
Learning outcomes This course is designed to provide an overview of the principles associated commissioning and procurement processes so that participants are aware of the key considerations regarding their organisation's purchasing activities.
Suitable for Anyone new to commissioning and procurement looking to gain the essential skills needed to design and implement purchasing activities.
How to book Book online: https://brightsparkscic.org.uk/new-index-4 T: 01904 500301 E: enquiries@brightsparkscic.org.uk
Cost £150
Provided by BrightSparks
Description

Our Commissioning and Procurement training aims to provide those who are brand new to commissioning and procurement with an overview of the essential skills you need to design and implement purchasing activities for:

  • Services - such as professional services (HR, ICT, Legal etc) or operational services like marketing or fulfilment.
  • Goods - such as IT equipment, office supplies and specialist equipment.
  • Works - such as building contractors and capital projects.

The course covers aspects of commissioning and procurement such as:

  • To procure or not to procure - We help you to understand the step by step process you need to go through to make a decision about which form of purchasing is best to meet your requirements.
  • Developing your evidence base and rationale — We provide an understanding about how to develop your procurement specification.
  • Understanding your markets — Do you know what the market looks like for the services, goods or works you want to purchase? We show you how to understand your market.
  • Compliant procurement process — Maybe you are using public money to procure, if so there are often legal requirements to consider. We show you how to navigate these.
  • Contracting and legals — We are not legal experts and you should always seek your own legal input. However, we give you tips on what you should consider when entering into contractual agreements with suppliers/contractors.
  • Managing your contractors — Procurement is the easy bit, managing your contractors to get the best out of them is where the hard part starts. We give you an understanding of the processes you should follow.

The course is delivered over one full day with the conceptual aspects of procurement delivered in the morning, and afternoon workshops where participants put the theory into practice.

Venue York City Centre
Venue to be confirmed
Learning outcomes This course is designed to provide an overview of the principles associated commissioning and procurement processes so that participants are aware of the key considerations regarding their organisation's purchasing activities.
Suitable for Anyone new to commissioning and procurement looking to gain the essential skills needed to design and implement purchasing activities.
How to book Book online: https://brightsparkscic.org.uk/new-index-4 T: 01904 500301 E: enquiries@brightsparkscic.org.uk
Cost £150

DIY Accounts in Excel

28 April at 10:00am to 1:00pm
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 claire.welling@wycas.org.uk - 0113 270 6291
Cost £0
Provided by Forward leeds
Description Aims: 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 Objectives: • 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 Those working with adults & young people
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
Cost Free
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This course will support groups who want to apply to Awards for All for grants up to £10k.

Please note you are welcome to bring your own semi completed funding bid into the session for support and guidance.

Venue Stringer House
34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW.
Learning outcomes Understand the criteria when considering applying to Awards for All. Be more confident when completing the paperwork.
Suitable for Any voluntary or community sector organisation looking for funding.
How to book https://www.vcconnectsystem.org.uk/VALeedsWebsite/CourseRegAndBookingAuth/Login.aspx?CourseID=868
Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £32 - Other Third Sector - £40 Statutory & Commercial - £55
Provided by BrightSparks
Description

Our entry level Working with Children and Young People course provides the knowledge and skills that potential employers and organisations that work with children, young people and families will be looking for in their employees and volunteers.

It is aimed at supporting people to gain employment or volunteering opportunities in the children's workforce.

The course is made up of four discrete units of learning, each of which can be purchased separately.

Each unit consists of seven hours of training over a single day (four days for all four units). As such, participants are free to book the four days of training either consecutively, or in blocks, to suit their personal requirements and schedule.

Unit 1 - The Children's Workforce (Tuesday 9 May 2017)

Unit 2 - Managing Challenging Behaviour (Wednesday 10 May 2017)

Unit 3 - Dealing with Trauma and Attachment (Thursday 11 May 2017)

Unit 4 - Essential Skills for Working with Children and Young People (Friday 12 May 2017)

Course takes place in York.

For more information please visit: www.brightsparkscic.org.uk/working-with-children-and-young-people-training-course 

Telephone: 01904 500301

Email:enquiries@brightsparkscic.org.uk

Venue York City
Venue to be confirmed
Learning outcomes We will provide you with all the knowledge and skills potential employers and organisations that work with children, young people and families will be looking for in their employees and volunteers.
Suitable for Our course is suited to those already in the children's workforce and those completely new to it, such as: - School support staff - Parents and carers - Those leaving the armed forces - Those looking to volunteer or gain employment in the charity sector - Those running community groups - Those looking to work in the childcare sector
How to book Book online: https://brightsparkscic.org.uk/working-with-children-and-young-people-training-course T: 01904 500301 E: enquiries@brightsparkscic.org.uk
Cost £50 per unit (Four separate units available to book)
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description Aim: To build participants confidence and skills in delivering alcohol brief interventions to young people.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes Objectives: • To provide practitioners with up to date information in regards to young people alcohol use, including government guidance and recommendations. • For participants to revise their knowledge about the effects of alcohol on young people. • To provide tools for practitioners to use to help assess young people 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 young people around their alcohol use. • To provide the opportunity for skill based practice around delivering brief advice interventions • To increase awareness of the types of support that young people and their families can access in Leeds for those people whose alcohol use is assessed at high risk.
Suitable for Children, Families and Young Peoples Workforce.
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
Cost Free
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

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

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.

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 Stringer House
34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW.
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.
How to book https://www.vcconnectsystem.org.uk/VALeedsWebsite/CourseRegAndBookingAuth/Login.aspx?CourseID=869
Cost FREE
Provided by BrightSparks
Description

Our Commissioner's Guide to Tendering is a four hour seminar that introduces the 7 essential steps in creating compelling tenders for public sector procurement exercises.

These are consistent principles for tendering regardless of your specific area of expertise.

Rather than spend ages walking you through the monotony of the procurement cycle, our seminar focuses on the 7 key aspects to consider when tender writing.

These include:

1. Understanding the language - PQQ, RFI, ITQ, ITT, RFT, DPS. Confusing right? We clarify what the hell they are on about.

2. To bid or not to bid? - Developing a bid/no bid checklist for your organisation.

3. Understanding specifications - What do they want to buy?

4. Good PQQ's & Great ITT's - Tips on what the commissioner is looking for and where your time is best spent.

5. Check and challenge - Three essential steps before you hit the submit button.

6. The interview - The do's and don'ts when you get to stage 2.

7. Award - Whether you win or not, you are not done yet.

We cover all this in four hours. However, we know that sometimes what participants are actually looking for is someone with an independent eye to review what they have written. So we build in the opportunity after the training to reserve a 40 minute slot with one of our tender experts, so that we can give you some basic pointers on your tender and the confidence to go away and put our training into practice.

This is an optional service and there is an additional fee (£50) for our experts to look through your tender and provide you with some tips and pointers. There will also be a limited number of appointment slots per training session, which will be offered on a first come first served basis.

Location: York City Centre

Book online: https://brightsparkscic.org.uk/the-commissioners-guide-to-tendering

Email enquiries: enquiries@brightsparkscic.org.uk

Venue York City Centre
Venue to be confirmed
Learning outcomes The 7 key aspects of tender writing. Opportunity to book a slot with one of our tender experts to advise on your tender.
Suitable for This seminar is perfect for small to medium size organisations that are new to tendering and are looking to act as suppliers to the public sector in the future. The course works well for junior and senior personnel that are involved in business development or fundraising roles.
How to book Book online: https://brightsparkscic.org.uk/the-commissioners-guide-to-tendering T: 01904 500301 E: enquiries@brightsparkscic.org.uk
Cost £100
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description

Aim:

  • 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 Objectives: • 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 Those working with adults & young people
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
Cost Free
Provided by BrightSparks
Description

Our Commissioning and Procurement training aims to provide those who are brand new to commissioning and procurement with an overview of the essential skills you need to design and implement purchasing activities for:

  • Services - such as professional services (HR, ICT, Legal etc) or operational services like marketing or fulfilment.
  • Goods - such as IT equipment, office supplies and specialist equipment.
  • Works - such as building contractors and capital projects.

The course covers aspects of commissioning and procurement such as:

  • To procure or not to procure - We help you to understand the step by step process you need to go through to make a decision about which form of purchasing is best to meet your requirements.
  • Developing your evidence base and rationale — We provide an understanding about how to develop your procurement specification.
  • Understanding your markets — Do you know what the market looks like for the services, goods or works you want to purchase? We show you how to understand your market.
  • Compliant procurement process — Maybe you are using public money to procure, if so there are often legal requirements to consider. We show you how to navigate these.
  • Contracting and legals — We are not legal experts and you should always seek your own legal input. However, we give you tips on what you should consider when entering into contractual agreements with suppliers/contractors.
  • Managing your contractors — Procurement is the easy bit, managing your contractors to get the best out of them is where the hard part starts. We give you an understanding of the processes you should follow.

The course is delivered over one full day with the conceptual aspects of procurement delivered in the morning and afternoon workshops where participants put the theory into practice.

Book online: www.brightsparkscic.org.uk

Telephone: 01904 500301

Email: enquiries@brightsparkscic.org.uk

Venue York City Centre
Venue to be confirmed
Learning outcomes This course is designed to provide an overview of the principles associated commissioning and procurement processes so that participants are aware of the key considerations regarding their organisation's purchasing activities.
Suitable for Anyone new to commissioning and procurement looking to gain the essential skills needed to design and implement purchasing activities.
How to book Book online: https://brightsparkscic.org.uk/new-index-4 T: 01904 500301 E: enquiries@brightsparkscic.org.uk
Cost £150
Provided by BrightSparks
Description

Our Commissioning and Procurement training aims to provide those who are brand new to commissioning and procurement with an overview of the essential skills you need to design and implement purchasing activities for:

  • Services - such as professional services (HR, ICT, Legal etc) or operational services like marketing or fulfilment.
  • Goods - such as IT equipment, office supplies and specialist equipment.
  • Works - such as building contractors and capital projects.

The course covers aspects of commissioning and procurement such as:

  • To procure or not to procure - We help you to understand the step by step process you need to go through to make a decision about which form of purchasing is best to meet your requirements.
  • Developing your evidence base and rationale — We provide an understanding about how to develop your procurement specification.
  • Understanding your markets — Do you know what the market looks like for the services, goods or works you want to purchase? We show you how to understand your market.
  • Compliant procurement process — Maybe you are using public money to procure, if so there are often legal requirements to consider. We show you how to navigate these.
  • Contracting and legals — We are not legal experts and you should always seek your own legal input. However, we give you tips on what you should consider when entering into contractual agreements with suppliers/contractors.
  • Managing your contractors — Procurement is the easy bit, managing your contractors to get the best out of them is where the hard part starts. We give you an understanding of the processes you should follow.

The course is delivered over one full day with the conceptual aspects of procurement delivered in the morning and afternoon workshops where participants put the theory into practice.

Venue York City Centre
Venue to be confirmed
Learning outcomes This course is designed to provide an overview of the principles associated commissioning and procurement processes so that participants are aware of the key considerations regarding their organisation's purchasing activities.
Suitable for Anyone new to commissioning and procurement looking to gain the essential skills needed to design and implement purchasing activities.
How to book Book online: https://brightsparkscic.org.uk/new-index-4 T: 01904 500301 E: enquiries@brightsparkscic.org.uk
Cost £150