VCS and 3rd Sector Training
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 
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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.