Tools of the trade Training

Please find attached detail of the Tools of the Trade workshop, please feel free to share information with staff. 

Please note this half-day workshop is only for staff who have completed the “The Developing Child and Young Person” two-day course and want to consider the application of the learning from the course into their practice.  

Many thanks

Think Family Team

Children and Young People’s Service Durham County Council County Hall Durham DH1 5UZ

Switchboard 03000 26 0000 Follow us on Twitter @durhamcouncil Like us at Follow us on

CAMHS Awareness Training

Please could this free Camhs awareness training for people working with children and young people be included in the next edition of Durham Voice?


Margaret Brewerton

Primary Mental Health worker

Mobile 07717882043

Achieving Sustainable Change

A two-day training course for front line staff working with families to make positive changes


The course will support participants to:

Enhance Motivation through Motivational Interviewing techniques

  • Understand the nature of resistance and how it impacts on behaviour change
  • Look at the process of change
  • Practice skills to enhance motivation 

Identify and maintain goals and change by using solution focused practice

  • using solution focused tools

2nd & 3rd April 2019 9.30-4.30 pm 

The Work Place Heighington Lane Aycliffe Business Park Newton Aycliffe Co Durham DL5 6AH

25th & 26th June 2019 9.30-4.30 pm 

Stanley Education Centre Lanchester Suite King Edward VIII Terrace Shield Row Stanley DH9 0HQ

22nd & 23rd October 2019 9:30 – 4:30 pm 

Durham Leadership Centre  Enterprise Way Spennymoor  Durham DL16 6YP

Refreshments will be available. Please join us for a cup of tea or coffee before the session will promptly start at 09:30.

Course Info

DurhamLearn FREE CPD Courses

DurhamLearn would like to inform you of a fantastic offer we have available during February.  As part of the projects pilot phase we are offering a range of short CPD courses (previously Short Vocational Qualifications) that are fully accredited and designed to enhance skill levels and improve productivity.

There is usually a charge of £50 per qualification but we are offering them FREE to anybody who signs up in February and completes by the end of March (very achievable).

There are five qualifications available.

L1 Health & Safety

L1 Equality & Diversity

L1 Mental Health & Wellbeing

L1 Healthy Living

L2 Healthy Living

Full course overviews are available on the website

We have a small amount of capacity to deliver to groups of learners in the workplace (8+) as part of the pilot and I wondered if this was something that your organisation could benefit from. 

Once learners are enrolled they can study online at home and then book to sit their exam at one of our test centers throughout March (dates available through the virtual learning environment) we can also run an exam session in the workplace if that meets the learner need.

If you have a group of staff, volunteers or clients of 8 or more that would benefit from completing one or more of these qualifications please respond to this email with your contact telephone number before the 5th February and we will contact you to discuss your requirements.

Kind Regards

Danielle Barnes

Programme Manager DurhamLearn

Tel: 03000 266041

Mob: 07584141192