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Training for the third sector by Voluntary Action Leeds

Update: During the coronavirus pandemic, Voluntary Action Leeds has suspended its face to face training offer until further notice; however as part of their commitment to deliver good quality, accessible training to the third sector in Leeds – they have launched a range of online training sessions.

The live online training sessions will be facilitated by regular VAL trainers; delivering informative and engaging sessions, opening up debate for an interactive learning experience.


In addition, there is a range of one-to-one online training courses that can be accessed at any time via an online portal from the comfort of your own home or office.

An overview of the courses currently being offered by VAL is further down this page (skip to current courses overview) or find suitable training courses now

More third sector training

To help people access training which is relevant to their work in the third sector, we also share training sessions that are available from a variety of other providers across the city.

Providers can submit relevant courses via their Doing Good Leeds account to appear in our training search when filtered to ‘Show Non-Val Training Courses’.

Although we’re happy to list these trainings, we can’t vouch for their content – please bear in mind that the quality of training is the responsibility of the providers.

Cancellations and Refunds

If you cannot attend a training session or course that you’re booked onto, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing – even if it’s free course.

Find out more about VAL’s cancellation and refunds policy for full details.

Training Bursaries

If you’d like to be able to attend or send an employee or volunteer on one of VAL’s training courses but have an annual income of less than £20,000 per year, you may be eligible for a training bursary.

Find out more about available training bursaries and how to apply by following the link below.

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Live Online Zoom Training

Training will be facilitated by regular VAL associates who have a wealth of training experience and are able to facilitate and deliver informative and engaging sessions. The Zoom training sessions will take the attendees through a variety of subject matters, engaging the audience and opening up debate for learning. You will receive a high quality training session from the comfort of your own home or office.


Discounts are available for VAL Essentials subscribers

*NB – Participants will need to download the Zoom app on their computer 48 hours beforehand, full details will be emailed prior to the event, including all information on how to access the session.


One-to-one Interactive Courses

Also provided are a limited number of online training sessions in partnership with Neil Lee Training (a regular trainer at VAL).

The courses will give you an opportunity to keep your skills up to date and relevant in an ever changing environment. The courses are tutor led, one-to-one interactive online courses which you can do in your own time, at your own pace and at your own place.

Courses are fun to take part in and really easy to access. They generally take between 25 to 80 minutes.

All courses are delivered by expert trainers with years of experience in the field. Learners will be asked questions at the end of each unit, which they will need to answer successfully in order to complete the course (but don’t worry if you get it wrong as you can try again), after which they will receive a certificate of achievement approved by the relevant awarding bodies including CPD and Neil Lee Training Centre of Excellence.

Courses cover health and safety issues, business skills and health and social care, relevant to third sector organisations.

View and book these interactive online courses here:

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