VCS and 3rd Sector Training

Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Free Level 2 Teaching Assistants taster course for Adults. This free taster session will introduce learners to the Level 2 pre-teaching assistants shorter course of 5 weeks, starting in October, followed by the full accredited course straight after. Learners will know the units they will be studying and the outcomes they will be expected to meet. Guidelines for working together will also be covered and students will discuss, observe and participate in question and answers about the course, homework and portfolio building. 

When: Tuesday 25/09/2018 Where: Bowburn Community Centre, Durham Road, Bowburn, DH6 5AT How long: 3 hours Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm Cost: Free.

Please confirm your place by contacting 0191 2126100 or email tbulloch@wea.org.uk

New Community Peer Mentor Training Dates and Venues

Thanks for continuing to advertise our Community Peer Mentor training dates for us for free on your Training Opportunities page. 

We have organised 3 new sets of training dates and corresponding venues for November 2018 and for February and March 2019: Really appreciate if you can kindly update your Training Opportunities page with the attached information please:

Free Health and Safety course 

We still have a couple of places left on the Health and Safety, level 2 course , on Wednesday 26th September here at Cornerstones. 

You must be 19+ unemployed or 'not working' and live or volunteer in Durham County. Please email info@cornerstonescentre.co.uk

Upcoming Learning Courses - October & November 2018 - Pioneering Care Centre

We have more new classes and courses coming to the Pioneering Care Centre soon…






Further information can be found on the attached posters. 

Booking is essential. Telephone 01325 321234 Email admin@pcp.uk.net

New short courses at SMC **New**

Hello everyone, take a look at our latest upcoming courses for September and October.

Please note that some small charges may apply for arts and crafts courses due to increasing costs of materials. If you use a text-to-speech device, please visit our Facebook page. 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.

WEA New Courses Starting **New**

The courses start next week and if people want additional information they can contact our WEA regional office on 0191 2126100 and can enrol via www.wea.org.uk.

Tony Bulloch is the County Durham Education Co-ordinator and can be contacted directly via tbulloch@wea.org.uk and by mobile 07887 823827.

Click here  for the brochure
 
Upcoming Learning Courses - September & October 2018 - Pioneering Care Centre

We have 2 new Learning Courses coming to the Pioneering Care Centre soon… 

Start IT - Start date: Friday 21st September, 9:00am until 3.30pm 
L3 Emergency First Aid at Work – Thursday 25th October – 9.00am until 4.30pm 

We have 2 additional L3 Emergency First Aid at Work courses coming to the Pioneering Care Centre soon…
Friday 16th November – 9.00am until 4.30pm Friday 23rd November – 9.00am until 4.30pm

Further information can be found on the attached posters. Booking is essential. Telephone 01325 321234 Email admin@pcp.uk.net

FREE TRAINING COURSES at Cornerstones**New**

 We will be holding the following free training courses from September here at Cornerstones Centre for the Community. They are all level NVQ level 2 and the criteria and dates are as follows

Please forward this on to your networks. Criteria: 19+ unemployed or economically inactive, which includes volunteers, living in the Durham area. All courses are 9.30-3.30pm.

Monday 24th September Food safety 
Wednesday 26th September Health and Safety 
Friday 9th November Food Safety 
Monday 19th November Health and Safety 

 Regards Debs Deb Divanis (Project Development Officer) Cornerstones Centre for the Community at Chester le Street Methodist Church North Burns Chester le Street County Durham DH3 3TF Tel: 0191 3881313 DDivanis@Cornerstonescentre.co.uk

Food Safety and Health and Safety courses **New**

We will be running Food Safety and Health and Safety courses on the following dates. All courses are level 2 and one day. If you are interested can you please let us know as soon as possible as the courses fill up quickly. Both courses are 9.30-3.30 and are run here at Cornerstones Centre for the Community in Chester le Street.

If you have any questions please call 0191 3881313 

Monday 24th September/ Friday November 9th - Food Safety level 2 
Wednesday 26th September/Monday 19th November - Health and Safety level 2 

Thanks Deb Divanis (Project Development Officer) Cornerstones Centre for the Community at Chester le Street Methodist Church North Burns Chester le Street County Durham DH3 3TF Tel: 0191 3881313 DDivanis@Cornerstonescentre.co.uk www.cornerstonescentre.co.uk

SIA for September **New**

We have an SIA free (fully funded) programme planned at our Middlesbrough centre 3/09/18. 

Contact our centre to find out more or book a place. Learning Concepts Cleveland Business Centre, 1 Watson Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 2RQ – Tel No: (01642) 231519 

Have you ever considered a career in the Security sector? The UK security profession is exciting, expanding and effective and there are a variety of careers to be had. - Good career prospects - Jobs available immediately - Competitive rates of pay Hundreds of learners are successful in getting straight into employment after earning an SIA badge and you can earn your SIA Badge within 3 weeks with Learning Concepts. 

Our full programmes are 3 weeks Mon-Fri. From the last 8 SIA courses across all centres we have an 89% Employment rate within 4 weeks of the learner completing their application. Of the learners who have gone into work, 95% of them had never worked in SIA before coming to learning Concepts and 60% of them had been unemployed for over 2 years before coming to us! To be eligible for the programme you would need to be 19+, unemployed and receiving a benefit, The programme will involve some Maths/English support as this is a requirement of the employers we deal with but there are huge opportunities to get a job at the end of the programme 

Regards Paul Stafford 
Business Development Manager Learning Concepts Ltd Jarrow Business Centre Viking Industrial Park Jarrow, Tyne & Wear NE32 3DT Email: paul@learningconcepts.co.uk Web: Learning Concepts

CBT Training@ St Margarets Centre **New**

We are pleased to announce a new date for our popular Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training course. This is a three-day course for professionals working with members of the public. 

Training will be held at St Margaret's Centre, The Old School, Margery Lane, Durham, DH1 4QJ on the following dates: 17th September, 24th September, 1st October 2018 9.30am – 4.30pm There is a charge of £240 per person and parking is available, but limited. A group booking discount is available. 

To download our information pack please click this link, and to book a place please contact Rob or Lisa at the centre on 0191 384 8100 or enquiries@stmargaretscentre.co.uk

SIA INTO WORK STATISTICS from Learning Concepts **New**

My colleague Dan has just been working on some statistics for the SIA course we run in all centres. Without doubt one of our most popular courses is the Level 2 Award in Door Supervision. A nationally recognised qualification which will enables candidates to apply for a Door Supervisor SIA Licence. Door Supervisors can work in a wide variety of locations including licensed premises and festivals - and they can also work as Security Guards. 

From the last 8 SIA courses across all centres we have a 89% Employment rate within 4 weeks of the learner completing their application. (This is based on people who pass the test). Of the learners who have gone into work, 95% of them had never worked in SIA before coming here and (even better) 60% of them had been unemployed for over 2 years before coming to us! 

New programmes are planned to start in August but candidates can register interest at their local centre or by contacting Dan in preparation. 
Sunderland - Unit 24 & 25, Bridge House, Off Bedford Street, Sunderland, SR1 1TE – Tel Nos: (0191) 5141215 
MIDDLESBROUGH – Cleveland Business Centre, 1 Watson Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 2RQ – Tel No: (01642) 231519 
SOUTH SHIELDS – Units 10, 11 & 13 Cookson House, River Drive, South Shields, NE33 1TL – Tel No: (0191) 4540777

More Information about our courses

MAIN Autism training August –December 2018 **New**

Please note that we still have spaces on our upcoming training courses. Please share with your colleagues and friends who are eligible. In order to attend this training individuals must be working or living with individuals aged 16+ in the County Durham area. 

  • Employing people on the Autism Spectrum Wednesday 29th August 10:00am-2:00pm 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 Kimberley on 0191 3008556.

Safeguarding / First Aid at Louisa centre **New**

The following training opportunities are up and coming: 
Safeguarding & Protecting Children 15th August, 6-9pm at the Louisa Centre, Stanley 
Emergency First Aid in Sport 23rd August, 6-9pm at the Louisa Centre, Stanley 

To book a place please go to www.bookit.org.uk Club Durham registered clubs are entitled to a 50% discount, when booking a place please quote the password CLUBDURHAM50 (in capitals) when is says ‘ a password is needed to buy this ticket’ before you put the course into the basket to get the discount. 

Any questions please let me know. Thanks Emma Lloyd-Edwards Sports Development Officer North Locality Durham County Council | Regeneration & Local Services 01207 218869 Please note my new email address is emma.lloyd-edwards@durham.gov.uk

New fully funded training initiative in the North East **New**

Employers in the North East are now eligible for £1,000 of fully-funded management training and up to £59,000 of matched-funding under a new funding initiative being trialled across the region. The initiative means that any of the open courses being run by Impellus can be booked using the funding. Here are the details of the first regional course which you can book now using the initiative: 

Leadership Skills Development From management to leadership - an essential, ILM-approved course for Managers. The UK's No.1 Leadership and Management training course Date and venue: Tuesday, 11th September - Newcastle (just off A1 / A696, complimentary parking) ​To book call 0800 619 1230 Other dates and venues across the UK also available  Funding can be claimed easily over the phone and is applied immediately - there's no need to pay in full and claim back. 

Please note that an administration fee of £59 +VAT is applicable on inception of your funding account. Places are £649 +VAT so your first place would be fully funded with a contribution for a second place of just £149 +VAT required. If you'd like to chat through what's available and how you can benefit please feel free to give me a call on 0800 619 1230.

Chrysalis Programme **New**

Please can you promote the Chrysalis Programme for me - The course is ran over a number of weeks and aims to help women move forward from an abusive relationship, preventing them from putting themselves and their children at further risk. 

The course does have an attached qualification; Level 2 in Understanding Domestic Abuse and Developing recovery Strategies. Included in the programme are free family activities that aim to strengthen the family unit, allowing time to build relationships up once more.


Community Peer Mentor Training for July to October 2018 **New**

Come and be part of a great team supporting vulnerable and isolated people across County Durham and Darlington – You can make a real and positive difference 

2 Day Training Package – Peterlee 11th & 12th July 2018 To be held in East Durham College, Peterlee, SR8 2RN 
2 Day Training Package – Consett & Stanley 21st & 22nd August 2018 To be held at ‘The Greenhouse’ Business Centre, Greencroft Industrial Estate, Annfield Plain, Stanley DH9 7XN 
5 Week Training Package – Durham 5, 12, 19 September and 3 and 10 October 2018 Every Wednesday evening from 6 till 8.30pm To be held at ‘Police HQ’ Aykley Heads, Durham, DH1 5TT 

Once you have completed the training you choose where in County Durham you would like to support clients; you will always support a client in pairs. We need people with life experiences so whatever your background or whatever has happened in your life do not let this be a barrier to YOU applying. 
 No age limits on people who wish to be Community Peer Mentors. 
 Travel and out of pocket expenses will be paid to volunteers when dealing with cases.
 Ongoing and additional training is provided free.
 No set hours you give what you can. 
 Become a member of a brilliant network of volunteers. 

For further information please contact the Community Peer Mentor Office on 0300 003 1818 or email: Community.PeerMentors@durham.pnn.police.uk


Training Programme at Barnard Castle **New**

August / September

Come and take part in our 8-week programme of structured group sessions covering key aspects of Resilience Building including improving confidence and self esteem, managing negative thoughts and stress & developing coping strategies, including Mindfulness techniques.


Smokefreelife 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: 
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

Darlington MIND Training Prospectus **New**

Click Here for our 2018 training prospectus

Fully Funded Level 2 Accredited Qualifications for Schools **New**

Orangebox Training is pleased to offer Fully Funded Level 2 Distant Learning qualifications. They support educators, employers and learners by developing and delivering effective and innovative skills training and published educational content.

More Information

Training: Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) **New**

17th, 24th September, 1st October Registration 9.15am, start 9.30am – 4.30pm close


Spennymoor AAP - Defibrillator training sessions **New**

Please see attached a poster for defibrillator awareness training across the AAP areas. If you are interested please feel free to book a place on the number on the poster 

With thanks Lynn Lynn Cummings BA(Hons) Project Support Officer Transformation and Partnerships Mid Durham AAP & Spennymoor AAP Durham County Council 03000 261134 (Spennymoor AAP only) Mob: 07557541413 Lynn.cummings@durham.gov.uk

New short courses at SMC **New**

Click Here for the courses

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.

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

Edible Gilesgate 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. 

The workshop will be held at: The Wood Pile Rennys Lane Dragonville Durham DH1 2RS

Contact 01913869735

Hidden Sentence Training **New**

Wednesday 3 October 2018 Monday 12 November 2018 (Bowburn Community Centre, Bowburn, Durham, DH6 5AT) Registration 9.30am, start 10am to 4.30p 

This training course is for professionals whose work in the community of County Durham brings them into contact with families of prisoners, including health, education, local authority, probation or community/voluntary workers. Hidden sentence training gives you a clear overview of the offender’s journey, its impact on the family from arrest to release and a range of strategies and resources to help you offer support to children and families.

Learning outcomes  Understand the impact of imprisonment on prisoners’ families  Improve understanding of the prison system  Understand the support needs of prisoners’ families  Understand the needs and wishes of prisoners’ families  Understand how to improve the coordination of services to provide more ef-fective support for those affected by the imprisonment of a family member  Understand how to improve own practice in supporting prisoners’ families. 

To register for these events please email training@nepacs.co.uk or call Nepacs on 0191 332 3810. 

MAIN Training Update **New**

We have some availability on our upcoming Social Stories training. Please email if you are interested. 

How to provide accurate information to individuals on the Autism Spectrum (Social Stories) Thursday 28th June 10:00am-3:30pm Pelton Community Centre, Front Street, Chester-le-Street DH2 1DE We also have some availability for our funded bespoke training

Please call 0191 3008556 or email myself if you have any questions. Please feel free to pass this onto anyone who you feel may be interested.

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

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

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. 

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 

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.

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.  


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

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.

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 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.

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. 

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.