VCS and 3rd Sector Training

Introduction to Mindfulness **New**

The Course is an hour and 15 minute long session over 6 weeks Wednesday 23rd May —27th June 4.45 – 6.0pm At St Michael & All Angels Church, Coach Lane Witton Gilbert DH7 6SX

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Free Community Learning Courses taking place throughout May **New**

Managing Finance and the Role of the Treasurer - Tuesday 15th May 9.30am – 3.00pm This 5 hour non accredited course will explore the legal requirements on the organisation to plan for the future so that it can meet its aims, identify any risk to protect the assets and resources, have a strong internal financial control policy and identify reserves. It will also look at the role of Treasurer as a watchdog over all aspects of financial management. 

Managing Risk – Data Protection, Safeguarding and other Risk Factors - Wednesday 16th May 9.30am – 3.00pm This 5 hour non accredited course will explore the main risks (e.g. data protection, safeguarding) that a community organisation needs to review and will provide information on how to assess these risks then mitigate the risk factors. Attracting 
New Business - Monday 21st May 9.30am – 3.00pm This 5 hour non accredited course will look at the basic tools that can be used to find your unique selling point, generate new ideas, get the message across to the public and the marketing resources that can be harnessed to attract news business to community buildings/groups. Introduction to 

Managing Volunteers - Thursday 7th June 9.30am – 3.00pm COURSE FULL This 5 hour non accredited course will explore the good practice that exists in managing volunteers including supervision, support, paying expenses, policies, safeguarding, role descriptions, agreements and open recruitment processes. 

Volunteer Passport (Accredited Award) - Fridays weekly from 4th May - 15th June (excluding half term week 1st June) 9.30am – 12.30pm The volunteer passport is run over 5 weeks (18 hours) for people who wish to become volunteers and for those who are already volunteering – no previous experience of volunteering is needed. By taking part you can gain practical and real experiences – develop personal and work based skills - set goals and get support to volunteer – make new friends – gain an accredited qualification The Passport is a volunteering journey which is individual to you and what you want to achieve, from making a plan through to placement within an organisation.

Contact - :info@durhamcommunityaction.org.uk

New short courses at SMC **New**

Click here for the course guide

For more information or to reserve a space, please get in touch by calling 0191 384 8100, emailing enquiries@stmargaretscentre.co.uk, or pop in to the centre.

NEW TRAINING DATE ADDED: Transactional Analysis **New**

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING We have had such a good response to our first Transactional Analysis training course that we have decided to add another date to meet demand.

Transactional Analysis training will be held at St Margaret's Centre, The Old School, Margery Lane, Durham, DH1 4QJ on the following date: 19th June 2018 9.30am – 4.30pm There is a charge of £30 per person and parking is available, but limited. 

For more information please do not hesitate to contact the centre on 0191 384 8100 or enquiries@stmargaretscentre.co.uk

Hidden Sentence Training.. **New**

Nepacs – a long standing north east charity which supports prisoners’ families - delivers a range of services to support children and families impacted by imprisonment at prisons, court and in the community. To help raise awareness of the needs of prisoners’ families and how agencies can support them we deliver Hidden Sentence training to professionals from health, local authorities, education, criminal justice and the voluntary sector. 

So far over 1,500 professionals across the north east have received the training including teachers, social workers, police, prison and probation workers, mental health workers, midwives, health visitors, district nurses, GPs, school nurses, offender health, voluntary sector staff etc. 

 We are currently promoting a Hidden Sentence training course that we are delivering in the Newcastle area of the north east. The course below will take place from 9.30am to 4pm – registration from 9am. The session is as follows: Wednesday 23 May 2018 – venue in Newcastle Book and pay by end April 2018 for a reduced cost of £35+vat per person (After this time cost will increase to £50+VAT per person) 

For more information on these sessions or to book a place please ring 0191 332 3810 or email training@nepacs.co.uk Further information is available on the attached flyer and on our website www.nepacs.co.uk .

Universal Credit Training…**new**

We only have a few more places left for Thursday the 14th June 2018 Introduction to Universal Credit training This will be the last training session to be held until September… All Benefits training for the remainder of 2018 is available to view on the link below.. https://indd.adobe.com/view/16266a28-f2e4-44ce-a737-12cc6b536c59

Community Peer Mentors Training 2018 **New**

Come and be part of a great team supporting vulnerable and isolated people across County Durham - You can make a difference 

  • 2 Day Training Package - Darlington 18th & 19th April 2018 " To be held in Darlington Community Fire Station, St Cuthbert's Way, Darlington,DL1 5LN 
  • 5 week Training Package - Durham 9th,16th, 23rd, 30th May and 6th June 2018 (every Wednesday evening between 6pm - 8:30pm) To be held at Police HQ Aykley Heads, Durham, DH1 5TT 
  • Two day Training Package – Peterlee 11 and 12 July 2018 To be held in East Durham College, Peterlee, SR8 2RN 
  • Two Day Training Package - Consett 21 and 22 August 2018 Awaiting Venue to be confirmed
 
Further information please contact April Dickens, Jim Cunningham, Karen Graham, Liz O'Hern or Susan Abson on 01325-405565 
or email: Community.PeerMentors@durham.pnn.police.uk

Volunteer Passport Open to All **New**

The Passport is a volunteering journey which is individual to you and what you want to achieve, from making a plan through to placement within an organisation

We are offering this course at Delves Lane Village Hall, Consett, DH8 7BH on Fridays weekly from 4th May to 15th June (excluding half term week 1st June) from 9.30am – 12.30pm (please note all sessions must be attended)

The Volunteer Passport is a course run over 5 weeks (15 hours) for people who wish to become volunteers and for those who are already volunteering. No previous experience needed This course is fully funded. 

For more information and to book your place please contact Julie Bailey on 01388 742040 or email julie.bailey@durhamcommunityaction.org.uk 

The Wood Pile - Joinery workshop for unemployed people **New**

The Wood Pile is running a free joinery workshop for unemployed peopled (18+) who live in Gilesgate, Carrville, Dragonville, Sherburn and Belmont. 

The workshop starts on 1st August and finishes on 5th September 2018.

Greg Harvey The Wood Pile 
www.thewoodpile.org 
Tele: 0191 3869735 

Everything in Place sessions **New**

You are warmly invited to attend Everything in Place sessions to be held in St. Michaels and All Angels Parish Church, Coach Lane, Witton Gilbert. DH7 6SU From 10—12 noon Come along for an informal discussion, reflecting on the decisions we might have to make as we grow older, get your paperwork in order while you are fit and well and get so you can carry on living your life to the full. 

10 May : Where there’s a will there’s a way 
24 May : Who do you trust? (Power of Attorney) 
7 June : The Care Conundrum (Refusing Treatment) 
21 June : Lifting the lid on Funerals 5 July : Your Heart and Soul / Memories 
19 July : Difficult Conversations / Digital Legacy 

We are expecting demand to be high – so please register your interest with Louise Johnson, Community Liaison Officer 0191 374 6196 louise.johnson@stcuthbertshospice.com www.stcuthbertshospice.com Charity number 519767 

Pottery Courses at Delves Lane **New**

Pottery & ceramics a 6 week course starting may3rd 10.00am - 1.00pm

£20 per person all materials supplied

Place must be reserves - tel 01207 583174

Waddington Street Centre - Summer 2018 Course Timetable **New**

Could you kindly circulate the Waddington Street’s summer timetable that people can be referred into. The courses start in the week beginning Monday 16th April 2018 and learners can enrol on the courses from Tuesday 3rd April by coming into the centre and speaking to a staff member. The courses operate on a first come first served basis. If any information or a chat is required the centre’s deputy manager Ali Lee - alee@waddingtoncentre.co.uk tel. 0191 3860702 - should be contacted.

What's On Monthly at the Pioneering Care Centre **New**

Please find attached our What’s On Monthly Newsletter for the Pioneering Care Centre. This newsletter is distributed at the beginning of each month with upcoming classes, courses and events. Please feel free to pass this on to anyone who you think may be interested.

MAIN Autism training opportunities. **New**

Main can and still has availability to deliver free bespoke training to your organisation in July-August. Please see the training courses attached and please get in touch with Kimberley Field ( contact details below) if you have any enquires. There are still places on the upcoming training sessions.. 

Behaviours that Challenge Thursday 24th May 2018 10:00am -3:30pm Pelton Community Centre, Front Street, Chester-le-Street DH2 1DE 

How to provide accurate information to individuals in the Autism Spectrum (Social Stories) Thursday 28th June 10:00am-3:30pm Pelton Community Centre, Front Street, Chester-le-Street DH2 1DE 

Identifying Autistic Traits Thursday 26th July 10:00am-12:00pm Shawtrust Seaham, Shawtrust Heathway, Seaham, SR7 7UR 

Employing people on the Autism Spectrum Wednesday 29th August 10:00am-2:00pm Shawtrust Seaham, Shawtrust Heathway, Seaham, SR7 7UR 

Awareness of the Autism Spectrum Tuesday 25th September 10:00am-12:00 noon Shawtrust Seaham, Shawtrust Heathway, Seaham, SR7 7UR 

Thanks, Kimberley Field, Autism Resource Coordinator & Trainer, County Durham Autism Post Diagnostic Support Service, MAIN-Taking Autism Personally Office A Moor Chambers Annex, 22A Front Street, Framwellgate Moor, Durham,DH1 5EJ 0191 3008556

TURN2Us training opportunity **New**

Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to access welfare benefits, charitable grants and other support. There are many reasons why people experience financial hardship. Bereavement, job loss, family breakdown, ill health, disability or caring for someone – often it is an unexpected event that can have the greatest impact. That is when Turn2us can make a real difference. The Turn2us website includes an easy-to-use Benefits Calculator; a Grants Search database with access to over 1,500 charitable funds; and information on benefits and grants. Last year, over five million people used the Turn2us website with over 2.48 million benefits checks and grants searches completed. www.turn2us.org.uk 

For anyone who cannot access our website, we have a free confidential helpline, and we also work with a range of national and local organisations to help reach more people in financial hardship and those who need face to face support. With the support of Comic Relief Turn2us are running a number of free workshops across the North East of England to help you support people in financial hardship using their tools. The workshops are open to staff and volunteers working with people in financial hardship and through them we will teach you how to use the Turn2us Benefits Calculator, Grants Search and other online tools to help people maximise their income. 

What will I learn in the workshop? • How to use the Turn2us Intermediaries Benefits Calculator and Grants Search tool. • How to access other resources including Find an Adviser and information on benefits and charitable grants. • The features and benefits of a MyTurn2us account, which enables intermediaries to apply directly to grant-giving charities online and to save benefit calculations. • Where to find the latest information on benefit changes including the roll out of universal credit, localised council tax support and housing benefit There will also be lots of opportunities for questions, answers and sharing of ideas throughout! Up and 

Coming Workshop Dates: Gateshead – 26 April, 24 May, 28 June Durham – 27 May, 27 June Hartlepool – 25 May, 29 June 

Please click on the link below and follow the instructions to book onto any of these workshops: https://www.turn2us.org.uk/For-Charities-and-Intermediaries/Turn2us-Workshops-and-Presentations  

Advice in Co Durham Training **New**

We are really excited to announce an updated version of the training brochure for 2018 which includes the remaining Benefits Training to be delivered to AICD members from the Durham Welfare Rights Team 

You will notice that there is some new training course content later in the year in relation to Universal Credit -UC Claims, Payments and Entitlements & Administration which is a full day course and a full day of Calculating UC ..details of all course aims and outcomes can be found on the link below.. https://indd.adobe.com/view/16266a28-f2e4-44ce-a737-12cc6b536c59 

 **Please note these courses are not open for bookings as yet – they will be released approx. 4-6 weeks prior to the date of training

Fully Funded Level 2 Mental Health in Young People **New**

Orangebox Training Solutions are pleased to be able to offer this essential and much-needed Mental Health courses. It is so important to be able to know how to recognise signs of mental health problems in young people.

This course is fully funded with no hidden costs. We ask for a minimum of 8 learners to undertake the Children and Young Peoples Mental Health.  


Free Benefits training dates released… **New**

I can now confirm that we have released the following training for booking … 
An Introduction to Universal Credit – Thursday the 3rd May 2018 – 9:30am-4:30pm 
Personal Independence Payment – Thursday the 17th May 2018 -9:30am-4:30pm 

Please find link below to show suitability of the courses ..if you have any questions please do not hesitate in contacting me https://indd.adobe.com/view/c55f3d9d-9d46-4e98-bb81-16c6e761ab59 

 **Courses will be held in Armstrong House in Pity Me

Update on the CPM Project Training Dates **New**

Thank you for kindly updating our advert last week in Durham Voice: 

due to volunteer demand we have added another two dates to our training programme and they are
2 Day Training Package - Peterlee 11th & 12th July 2018 · To be held in East Durham College, Peterlee, SR8 2RN 
2 Day Training Package - Consett 21 and 22 August 2018 ·  Awaiting Venue to be confirmed

Spaces Available on St Margarets Training Courses **New**

Please note that our arts and crafts courses are now only held on Thursday. We've also added a second upholstery course, for those who have attended 'Style a Stool' and want to advance their skills! 

For more information CLICK HERE or to reserve a space, please get in touch by calling 0191 384 8100, emailing enquiries@stmargaretscentre.co.uk, or pop in to the centre.

Smokefree Life Training **New**

Smokefreelife County Durham are offering FREE Brief Intervention Training to health professionals throughout County Durham. Enhanced Brief Intervention Training (Smoking) (2.5 hours) equips participants with the skills to provide clients with simple, opportunistic advice about smoking and how to quit. Includes updates on current medication, e-cigs, harm reduction and how to refer to the Stop Smoking Service for support. 

Please see below our new training dates for 2018/19:
Tuesday 24th April 2018, 9.30am-12pm One Point Hub, Burns Green, Chester-Le-Street, DH3 3QH 
Wednesday 11th July 2018, 9.30am-12pm The Four Clocks Centre, Bishop Auckland Community Partnership, 154a Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham DL14 7EH Wednesday 17th October 2018 9.30am-12pm , The Greenhouse, Amos Drive, Greencroft Industrial Estate, Annfield Plain, Stanley DH9 7XN 

Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. 

The dates can now be booked directly through our website at www.smokefreelifecountydurham.co.uk / Health professionals/ Training calendar. Alternatively, you can contact Shirley Robson on 01207 770 031

Transactional Analysis training **New**

St Margaret's Centre is holding a one-day course based on Transactional Analysis, which introduces key concepts which will assist practitioners with helping clients analyse and change patterns of interaction. 

Transactional Analysis training will be held at St Margaret's Centre, The Old School, Margery Lane, Durham, DH1 4QJ on the following date: 8th May 2018 9.30am – 4.30pm 

There is a charge of £30 per person and parking is available, but limited.

Please contact Lisa or Rob on 0191 384 8100 or enquiries@stmargaretscentre.co.uk

Brand New Course coming to Durham! Cyber Security, supported by GCHQ **New**

Cyber Security Course (4 days) Please welcome the newest addition to our course programme - Cyber Security! 

This course will frame your online safety in the context of the wider world, introducing concepts like malware, viruses, trojans, network security, cryptography, identity theft and risk management. The course is supported by the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Programme and is GCHQ Certified Training and IISP accredited. 

You will learn: - Threat landscape: terminology, cyber security threats, keeping up to date - Authentication: access control, passwords, two-factor authentication - Malware: types of malware, attack vectors, preventing infection - Networking and communications: fundamentals, security challenges, standards - Cryptography: symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, applications - Network security: firewalls, virtual private networks, intrusion detection / prevention - When your defences fail: cyber security laws, recovering from attacks - Managing security risks: risk analysis and management 

Upcoming courses: 23rd-26th April - Durham City Centre 

Charlton Brown Progression and Recruitment Executive RAW Digital Training M: 07507149143 T: 01642 688411 Web: www.rawdigital.training

Upcoming courses at SMC **Current**

Please note that our arts and crafts courses are now only held on Thursday. We've also added a second upholstery course, for those who have attended 'Style a Stool' and want to advance their skills! For more information or to reserve a space, please get in touch by calling 0191 384 8100, emailing enquiries@stmargaretscentre.co.uk, or pop in to the centre.

Click for our courses

Exciting FREE Training Opportunities for County Durham Health Professionals **Current**

Smokefreelife County Durham are offering FREE Brief Intervention Training to health professionals throughout County Durham. Enhanced Brief Intervention Training (Smoking) (2.5 hours) equips participants with the skills to provide clients with simple, opportunistic advice about smoking and how to quit. Includes updates on current medication, e-cigs, harm reduction and how to refer to the Stop Smoking Service for support. 

Please see below our new training dates for 2018/19: 
Tuesday 24th April 2018, 9.30am-12pm One Point Hub, Burns Green, Chester-Le-Street, DH3 3QH 
Wednesday 11th July 2018, 9.30am-12pm The Four Clocks Centre, Bishop Auckland Community Partnership, 154a Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham DL14 7EH Wednesday 17th October 2018 9.30am-12pm , The Greenhouse, Amos Drive, Greencroft Industrial Estate, Annfield Plain, Stanley DH9 7XN 

Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

The dates can now be booked directly through our website at www.smokefreelifecountydurham.co.uk / Health professionals/ Training calendar. Alternatively, you can contact Shirley Robson on 01207 770 031

Springboard Training. **Current**

Springboard are a training provider offering vocational training, apprenticeships, maths and English upskilling to young people and adults in the North East. We currently offer vocational training in Retail, Warehousing, Beauty, CSCS card, Business Administration, Childcare, Adult Care, Horticulture, Intro to ICT, Maths, English, Construction, Mechanics, Employability/Job Search and more. 

We offer two main training programmes - a Study programme for those 16-18 as a full time education option or apprenticeships applicants and - Springboard Works, a specialist programme from those 19+ in receipt of benefit. (t) Peterlee Office: 0191 518 5020 (w) www.springboard-ne.org.uk

Jo & Mya Education Programme **Current**

Whilst reading through your latest email I wonder if the Jo & Mya Education Programme delivered by Alice House Hospice might be something that could be included in a future edition of Durham Voice.

You can find out more about the Jo & Mya Education Programme and how it has been helping school staff and other professionals involved with children on how to cope with grief and loss. You can find further details on our website – simply follow this link.

Peterlee SBWA Contact Centre Course **Current**

We have a Contact Centre Course starting at The Pavilion in Peterlee on Monday with guaranteed interviews, please call us on 0191 543 7177 to book your customers on.

Overview 
Full time 3-week course covering: 
Principles of customer service 
Developing effective communication skills for the workplace 
Delivery of effective customer service 
Building working relationships with customers 
Industry Awareness session 
Personal Behaviour for Success
Identifying personal goals 
Working in a team 
Make and receive telephone calls 
Managing your money 
Team building 
Roleplays 
Mock interviews 
Recognising Leadership Skills 
Career Progression 

Guaranteed interview in a contact centre on completion of the course Qualification HABC Level 1 Diploma in Personal Development for Employability (QCF) 
Follow up Tracking period 

Kind Regards 
Bev Cruddas-Ginks Senior Client Relationship Manager

Fully Funded Stop Course **Current**

We have a number of STOP (Suicide Training on prevention) courses available for those living, working or studying in the County Durham area. STOP is a day long workshops which examines how we could identify that someone may be at risk of suicide and what we could do if someone was in danger of taking their own life. 

To avoid disappointment, please get in touch with allison@ifucareshare.co.uk to book your space!

FREE TRAINING COURSES FOR 2018 **Current**

Training Courses to be held at Cornerstones Centre Chester le Street 2018. All (Level 2) 
Criteria: Unemployed or economically inactive 19+ and must live in DURHAM. 
We do have the capacity to put on more training courses depending on demand. 
All courses are one day and will take place at Cornerstones centre for the community which is based in the centre of Chester le Street. 

FREE First Aid Unemployed Friday 6th April 9.30-4.00 Durham 
FREE Food Safety Unemployed Monday 30th April 9.30-4.00 Durham 
FREE First Aid Unemployed Wednesday 9th May 9.30-4.30 Durham 

If you are interested please contact Debra Divanis. Contact: 0191 3881313/ddivanis@cornerstonescentre.co.uk

Free skills training for your charity **Current**

Go>Grow is a regional skills and enterprise programme offering free training courses to improve skills in the region. Managed by Gateshead College and funded through the European Social Fund through the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), the courses range in topics from construction to personal development to enterprise. 

View all available courses at gogrow.org.uk.

Nepacs' Hidden Sentence training **Current**

Nepacs – a long standing north east charity which supports prisoners’ families - delivers a range of services to support children and families impacted by imprisonment at prisons, court and in the community. To help raise awareness of the needs of prisoners’ families and how agencies can support them we deliver Hidden Sentence training to professionals from health, local authorities, education, criminal justice and the voluntary sector. So far over 1,500 professionals across the north east have received the training including teachers, social workers, police, prison and probation workers, mental health workers, midwives, health visitors, district nurses, GPs, school nurses, offender health, voluntary sector staff etc. 

We are currently promoting two Hidden Sentence training courses that we are delivering in the Stockton and Newcastle areas of the north east. All of the courses below will take place from 9.30am to 4pm – registration from 9am. 

These sessions are as follows: Thursday 26 April 2018 – venue in Stockton, Teesside Book and pay by end March 2018 for a reduced cost of £35+vat per person (After this time cost will increase to £50+VAT per person) Wednesday 23 May 2018 – venue in Newcastle 

Book and pay by end April 2018 for a reduced cost of £35+vat per person (After this time cost will increase to £50+VAT per person) 
For more information on these sessions or to book a place please ring 0191 332 3810 or email training@nepacs.co.uk 

Routes out of Poverty Events **Current**

Following the success of the ‘roots out of poverty’ events held across County Durham last year, it has been decided to hold another round of events aimed at all frontline practitioners and managers working with children, young people and families who are experiencing issues around financial exclusion and poverty. These events will be interactive half day sessions and will provide information and practical examples of the range of services and organisations that are available to support with the following issues: Employability, budgeting, Housing, health, education/cost of the school day, universal credit/welfare reform

Dates and times for these events are: 
Monday 19th March 9.00am – 12.30pm, Excel Centre, Newton Aycliffe 
Monday 19th March 1.00pm – 4.30pm, Excel Centre, Newton Aycliffe 
Tuesday 17th April, 9.00am – 12.30pm, Horden Miners Welfare Hall, Horden 
Tuesday 15th May, 9.00am – 12.30pm The Greenhouse, Stanley 

Places are limited To book a place on one these events please click on the link below: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/durham-county-council-16658548243

Foundation of Light Offer **Current**

Within the Durham Works provision the Foundation of Light are able to offer the following services to bolster the excellent work you already offer. We are proposing that we could visit your current groups and offer a half day to full day delivery utilising one of the following strands. Maths and English workshop - We could deliver a half day of integrated Maths and English investigation style lessons based on a Functional Skills approach. 

Learners will have the opportunity should they then want to improve their Functional Skills session to attend a drop in Maths and English session at Stanley community Football Club on Thursdays from 3-4.30 pm in addition to the work they are completing with yourselves. Heartstart/First Aid provision - We have a staff member who can visit your premises and deliver a one off basic first aid unit around Health and Safety at Work. This will involve CPR workshop, choking, heart attacks and basic injuries. This will also give our staff the opportunity to see your programmes first hand to be able to offer the best signposting opportunities and guidance to our participants. 

Please get in touch if you are interested. 
Kind regards Craig Craig Martin North and Central Durham/Washington and South Tyneside Coordinator DD:01207 524280

Volunteer passport course - Shildon **Current**

Attached is another offer from out DurhamWorks project, for 16-24 year olds, living in County Durham, who aren't in Education, Employment or Training. Volunteering is a great way to get real work experience whilst making a real difference to the local community and businesses. It can also help people gain skills to fill gaps on their CV, try different types of work without having to commit, build confidence, make friends and get a job reference without any previous experience. Durham Community Action can offer one-to-one support to 16-24 year olds, living in County Durham and not in education, employment or training, to help them identify and apply for appropriate volunteer placements, from a one off event to volunteering on a regular basis.

Their next course starts on 18 April at 1pm at Foundations, 51-55 Church Street, Shildon. DL4 1DT

If you know a young person who is interested in volunteering, encourage them to find out more about the accredited Volunteer Passport Course. Telephone 01388 742040 or email volunteering@durhamrcc.org.uk

Nouveau Wellbeing - The Launch of our Training Academy! **Current**

Well, we have certainly had a very exciting start to 2018! Our Training Academy has now launched! We understand it can be a challenge as a profesional to support others and help your community whilst also trying to deliver high standards under tough commercial pressures. That's why we launched our Training Academy; to help professionals who want to improve the wellbeing of others.

Nu Futures provision Bishop Auckland **Current**

We are currently recruiting for our Bishop Auckland Sport, Health and Wellbeing Study Programme which will run until the end of July. I was wondering whether this is something any of the young people you work would be interested in and/or possibly some thing we could partner up on in County Durham In regards to progression routes.

An outline of what we do 
Our Study Programme is a rolling enrolment provision across 6 months for 16-18 year olds or 19-24 with and ECHP plan. We offer NEET learners the opportunity to complete a relevant work placement and gain essential qualifications in Functional Skills English and maths; as well as completing Employability and Health, wellbeing and Sports enrichment working towards a Sport leadership qualification at Level 1. Each learner receives a bursary of up to £40 and all travel is provided. I have attached our flyer for your perusal. 

Young people undertaking the Sport, Health and Wellbeing Study Programme will learn and demonstrate important life skills such as effective communication,teamwork and organisation whilst developing real life experience in a meaningful and tailored work placement; to help them to progress in to full time employment or further education.

• Each individual will be part of a cohort of students with a formally recognised qualification who are able to lead and assist in the delivery of sport and physical activity sessions within the community.
• Each individual will work with a specialist tutor to apply, develop and reflect upon a tailored and meaningful work placement with opportunities in business admin, farming and agriculture, coaching, refereeing, events and much more.
• Sessions are comprised of a mixture of discussion, exploration and practical learning using a sport engagement initiative to embed essential skills.
• The course has proven to show an increase in students’ social and academic confidence and progression
• NCFE Accredited Functional Skills maths and English 
• Create more employable students due to increased skills and improved CVs 

Kind regards, Rachael Postgate | Skills Delivery Manager e: rachael@sportworksltd.co.uk w: www.sportworksltd.co.uk t: 0191 5800 120 fb: facebook.com/sportworksaspire m: 07508089060 tw: @sportworks

Free Training from Learning Concepts **Current**

Would you like to: " Help your children with their homework? " Improve your English and Maths skills? " Improve your qualifications for College or further learning? " Refresh your English and Maths qualifications? " Update your skills for work? " Improve your confidence 

If your answer is 'yes' to any of these questions, don't hesitate to contact us. 

What can I learn? We offer support for English and maths and work with learners from beginners to those working at Level 2 (GCSE equivalent). Many employers or further education programmes require an updated English or maths qualification 

Where will I learn? We are based at Learning Concepts, BISHOP AUCKLAND - The Four Clocks Centre, 154a Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7EH - Tel No: (01388) 665301 You have the option of attending the centre or working from home/work or a mix of both after induction 

How much are the courses? All English and maths courses are free of charge to all learners over the age of 19, and lead to nationally recognised qualifications, whether they are employed or not More information 

For further information or book your #free place please contact Janice -  Learning Concepts - BISHOP AUCKLAND - The Four Clocks Centre, 154a Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7EH - Tel No: (01388) 665301

Maths and English Workshops **Current**

Do you want to brush up on your Maths and English?
Do you want to help your children with their homework? 

Eastlea Community Centre will be an outreach venue for East Durham College. If you are interested please call Eastlea Community Centre on 0191 581 2399 and speak to Monica or Emily who will take your details. We have no dates or times at present as the workshops will be subject to demand.

Irene 
Centre Manager 
Eastlea Community Centre Stockton Road Seaham County Durham SR7 8DX 
Tel: 0191 5812399 Fax: 0191 5131384 

MAIN New Training Courses **Current**

We are pleased to be able to inform you that MAIN – Taking Autism Personally (MAIN) have been engaged for a further year to provide a Post 16 Diagnostic Support Service for people who are on the autism spectrum but who are not eligible for social care, living in County Durham. Part of the contract remit is to deliver free training. 

This training is available to parents/carers of people who meet the above criteria and who reside in County Durham and professionals working in County Durham with this group of individuals such as social workers, people working in care and residential settings, colleges etc. Attendance at the Awareness training is required before progressing on to further training courses as this is the foundation on which to build further knowledge. Please contact me if you are unsure if you are eligible for this funded training. Below is our schedule for April-Dec 2018. 

Awareness of the Autism Spectrum Friday 6th April 10:00am-12:00noon Supportive, 7a Dean and Chapter Industrial Estate, Ferryhill DL17 8LH 

Behaviours that Challenge Thursday 24th May 2018 10:00am -3:30pm Pelton Community Centre, Front Street, Chester-le-Street DH2 1DE 

How to provide accurate information to individuals in the Autism Spectrum (Social Stories) Thursday 28th June 10:00am-3:30pm Pelton Community Centre, Front Street, Chester-le-Street DH2 1DE 

Identifying Autistic Traits Thursday 26th July 10:00am-12:00pm Shawtrust Seaham, Shawtrust Heathway, Seaham, SR7 7UR 

Employing people on the Autism Spectrum Wednesday 29th August 10:00am-2:00pm Shawtrust Seaham, Shawtrust Heathway, Seaham, SR7 7UR 

Awareness of the Autism Spectrum Tuesday 25th September 10:00am-12:00 noon Shawtrust Seaham, Shawtrust Heathway, Seaham, SR7 7UR 

Behaviours that Challenge Thursday 11th October 10:00am-3:30pm Witton Gilbert Community Centre, 14 Durham Gardens, Witton Gilbert, Durham DH7 6RP 

How to provide accurate Information to individuals on the Autism Spectrum (Social Stories) Friday 9th November 10:00am-3:30pm Supportive, 7a Dean and Chapter Industrial Estate, Ferryhill DL17 8LH 

Identifying Autistic Traits Thursday 6th December 10:00am-12:00noon Pelton Community Centre, Front Street, Chester-le-Street DH2 1DE 

Free Bespoke Training Alternatively if you have a minimum number of six staff who require the training I can make arrangements to deliver at a venue convention to yourselves at a mutually agreeable time and date. To make a booking please email kfield@iammain.org.uk. 

If you have any queries or want a copy of the course outcomes, please do not hesitate to email the above address and I will reply by return or alternatively if your query needs more detailed information you can telephone me on 0191 3008556. 


New Horizons, training **Current**

At new Horizon we offer a wide range of flexible training courses whether for IT technical certifications, creative applications, business skills or towards career advancement (Adobe, Microsoft, Cisco, ITIL, Prince2, CompTIA etc…). Currently we are helping businesses to be ready for the GDPR deadline. By training their stuff we are effectively helping them saving money on external consultancy fees. We have over 2400 courses to choose from (see them all at http://www.newhorizonsnewcastle.com/). 

Our courses are delivered using a variety of flexible methods, highly engaging and that guarantee a very high success rate. The quality of our delivered training is higher than 93% as reviewed by our students. 

Who are New Horizons? 
World's largest independent IT training company. 
We have helped over 30 million clients over the last 35 years address their business issues and skills requirements.
Our career and corporate training solutions turn ambitions into marketable skills and business goals into tangible results—with learning methods for virtually every schedule and style, plus the most powerful vendor-authorised learning tools and expert instruction. 
We are ranked in the top 5% in the industry for training quality and customer satisfaction as reported by independent third-party learning and quality assurance company, Knowledge Advisors. 
New Horizons training yields a 4:1 benefit-to-cost ratio, based on manager surveys of the improved performance and productivity of their employees immediately following New Horizons training. 
300 computer training centres in 70 countries (and counting) 
Largest Guaranteed-to-Run course schedule in the world Official training partner for technology leaders such as Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, CompTIA and VMware 
Microsoft’s largest training provider, delivering more than 40% of all authorized Microsoft training worldwide 
World’s largest Cisco-authorized training partner 
Over 2400 courses to date

Whether you are looking to improve personal or employee performance, have an IT problem or have a new project in the pipeline, we can help.