VCS and 3rd Sector Training

 

 

May 2019 Benefits training programme is now released …

We are now taking bookings for the following benefits training …

PIP Training …

Delivered by Durham Welfare Rights Service

Date and times:  Thursday the 2nd  May 2019  9:30am – 4:30pm

Venue – Armstrong House , Durham

First come first served… **please note if you book a place and fail to attend or cancel last minute you may not be offered a place in the future unless its exceptional circumstances..

Universal Credit Training …

UC  Training   - delivered by Durham Welfare Rights Service

Date and times:  Thursday the 16th May  2019  9:30am – 4:30pm

Venue – Armstrong House , Durham

First come first served… **please note if you book a place and fail to attend or cancel last minute you may not be offered a place in the future unless its exceptional circumstances. 

ESA  Training

Delivered by Durham Welfare Rights Service

Date and times:  Thursday the 23rd  May 2019  9:30am – 4:30pm

Venue – Armstrong House , Durham

First come first served… **please note if you book a place and fail to attend or cancel last minute you may not be offered a place in the future unless its exceptional circumstances..

I have attached the brochure via the link below 

https://indd.adobe.com/view/aac007b5-3376-48ac-9bec-bbf48e6b53e3  

***Please note if you are successful you will receive confirmation and joining instructions in due course

Waddington Street Centre - Summer 2019 Course Timetable

Please see attached the Waddington Street’s summer timetable that people can be referred into. 

The courses start in the week beginning Monday 15th April 2019 and run through to week ending Friday 28th June and learners can enrol on the courses from Monday 8th 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 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. tel. 0191 3860702 - should be contacted.

ASPIRE New April Programme

Whats on April 2019

ENROLMENT DAY - Wednesday 24th April 9am - 3.30pm

New courses at SMC!

Hello everyone, take a look at our latest upcoming courses for April and May 2019. 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 info or to reserve a space, please get in touch by calling 0191 384 8100, emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or popping in to the centre.

Cornerstones IT Training

Please find attached a poster for an ITQ Level 2 (Information Technology Qualification) course starting at Cornerstones on Wednesday 24th April  9.30am-12.30 for 12 weeks. This course teaches fundamental skill such as Word Processing, Internet, Email. I.T security, Desk Top Publishing.

If you or anyone you know is interested please contact  Adult Learning on 03000 266 115 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wellbeing For Life Training Calendar - Q1 April - June 2019

Please find attached our latest Wellbeing for Life Training Calendar for April to June 2019.

All of our training is fully subsidised and open to anyone in the community who lives or works in County Durham. Please share it with your networks as we always want to reach a wider audience.

Our training is informal and our trainers are friendly and will do all that they can to make everyone feel welcome, so if you have not done any training for a while our sessions are a great place to start.

Our training provides learners with the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills in health improvement and community related subjects, we have some brilliant new course, along with some very popular ones so booking early is essential if you want that spot.

We have also attached our training brochure with all of our current training sessions in. If you have a group of people or a community venue where you would like us to come and deliver any of these courses (except for Mental Health First Aid) we are happy to offer them in-house on days and times to suit your group.

Benefits Training brochure … 

We are really excited to share our new AICD  benefits training brochure for the first quarter of 2019  

I can confirm that I have now opened the window for the following training courses… 

ESA Training …

Delivered by Durham Welfare Rights Service

Date and times:  Thursday the 11TH April   2019  9:30am – 4:30pm 

Venue – Armstrong House , Durham

First come first served… **please note if you book a place and fail to attend or cancel last minute you may not be offered a place in the future unless its exceptional circumstances..

Universal Credit Training …

UC  Training   - delivered by Durham Welfare Rights Service

Date and times:  Thursday the 25th April 2019  9:30am – 4:30pm

Venue – Armstrong House , Durham

First come first served… **please note if you book a place and fail to attend or cancel last minute you may not be offered a place in the future unless its exceptional circumstances..

I have attached the brochure in both PDF format and via the link below 

We will be adding additional courses that Citizens Advice will be delivering in due course…

https://indd.adobe.com/view/aac007b5-3376-48ac-9bec-bbf48e6b53e3 

Please note if you are successful you will receive confirmation and joining instructions in due course

Many thanks

Ms Sam Scotchbrook

Network Development Officer - Advice in County Durham

Direct line: 0191 3726704 / Mobile: 07967344447

www.adviceincountydurham.org.uk

Skills North East Training Opportunities

This is a list of training currently available from Skills North East,

April CSCS Course Dates/Venues

Please see attached April course dates/venues for the CSCS course. Any queries please feel free to contact me.

Kind Regards

Carey Lothian

Learner Engagement Officer

KHK People Development Limited

Tel: 01325 314236 / mobile 07730639925

www.khkpeopledevelopment.co.uk        

Community Training: Domestic Abuse Awareness

Are you a community leader or group facilitator?

Don't miss the chance to attend a valuable & engaging FREE training event!

Thursday 25th April, 10am - 2.30pm at Greenhills Centre, Wheatley Hill

Book your free place: http://domesticabuse-communitytraining-wheatleyhill.eventbrite.co.uk

Did you know that...

...a woman will typically experience 35 assaults before going to the police?

...1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime?

...more than 8 out of 10 victims sought help 5 x on average in the year before getting effective help to stop the abuse.

YOUR role within the community gives you a crucial opportunity to identify Domestic Abuse & signpost victims to appropriate support.

Changing Relations has devised an interactive & engaging training that will give you a valuable insight into:

  • The lived experience of Domestic Abuse survivors
  • The breadth, signs & impact of Domestic Abuse
  • Responses that victims find more / less helpful

It will support you to:

  • Recognise & apply helpful ways of responding to those affected
  • Understand how to support victims within the framework of your professional role
  • Be aware of other agencies supporting those experiencing Domestic Abuse

90% of professionals who trialed this training reported a new understanding of Domestic Abuse & would recommend it to others.

One training participant told us, “It was perfect!”

Thanks to support from County Durham Community Foundation’s REG Windpower High Haswell Communuity Benefits Fund, we are able to offer 20 places FREE OF CHARGE for youth & community leaders and group facilitators in the area around Wheatley Hill and Shotton. These can be booked on a first come, first served basis.

Book your free place: http://domesticabuse-communitytraining-wheatleyhill.eventbrite.co.uk 

Me first - conversations about concerns training

Me first – conversations about concerns training has been funded by NHS England to develop a new set of resources to support health and care professionals to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to communicate with children and young people when they have concerns about safeguarding, child sexual exploitation or other issues that may be affecting their safety, welfare or wellbeing.  

There is a morning and afternoon session in Durham on Friday 17th May-Please book via the link below

https://www.events.england.nhs.uk/me-first-conversations-about-concerns-training

ITQ L2 Certificate (Information Technology Qualification)

This course will be running at

Cornerstone Centre for the Community Chester-Le-Street

Wednesdays 9.30am – 12pm

For 11 weeks starting

Wednesday 24th April 2019

Call today to book Your place! Adult Learning on 03000 266 115 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Training opportunity/Level 5 Management

A  fantastic opportunity to gain a Higher- Level Recognised Qualification that is 90% Funded . You will achieve a Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership and a Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management . You will need to attend one day a month 0.9:30 – 16:00 .

Total cost is £250 and will commence in August 2019 . Venue will be in Durham County.

Contact is Mark Clelland on 07967299102 or Sharon Unsworth on 07772679339 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Funded One-to-One Management Development On Site

My name is Mike West and my role is helping businesses in the North East access government funding for the development of their leaders and managers. I already work with some of the largest brands and companies in the UK as well as lots of small to medium sized businesses. I am working in your area over the next few weeks and thought it would be beneficial to drop you a line to see if you would like a chat or to meet up?

 Specifically, I would like to talk to you about the funding I have for our two Leadership and Management programmes:

  • Executive Acumen - Level 5 Diploma in Management – aimed at Middle and Senior Managers/Directors

http://www.acumencoaching.co.uk/download/Executive_Acumen_Brochure.pdf

  • Management Acumen - Level 3 Diploma in Management - aimed at Team Leaders and First Line Managers

http://www.acumencoaching.co.uk/download/Management_Acumen_Brochure.pdf

These funded programmes are delivered entirely in your workplace on a one-to-one basis by expert coaches on a day and at a time convenient to you and your business.

For more information please reply to this email or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Community Peer Mentor Training

February to October 2019

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 – Training has been funded by the Durham Police Crime and Victims Commissioner, Mr Ron Hogg, so is Free!  

5 Week Training Package – Durham – 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th March and 3rd April 2019

Every Wednesday evening from 6 till 8.30pm

To be held at ‘Police HQ’ Aykley Heads, Durham, DH1 5TT

2 Day Training Package – Chester le Street - 15th and 16th May 2019

To be held at Cornerstones Centre for the Community, Chester le Street Methodist Church, North Road, Chester Le Street DH3 3TF

2 Day Training Package – Peterlee - 21st and 22nd August 2019

To be held at East Durham College, Peterlee Campus, Wilerby Grove, Peterlee SR8 2RN

5 Week Training Package – Durham – 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th September and 2nd October 2019

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Information taster Sessions at Citizens Advice Peterlee

If you are 16-24, living in County Durham and not in education, employment or training….

JOIN US 10am-12 on the last Thursday of each month for information about DurhamWorks (an initiative which supports young people getting into work), the training on offer at Citizens Advice and a monthly topic (such as apprenticeships, social media, effective job searching).              

No need to book, just turn up! For more details call Eve on 07876 346 047

Please could you display this on notice boards in your venue, your Facebook pages and websites. Don’t forget ,we’re happy to promote the activities of any DW partners on our display wall , so please let us have posters, leaflets and information about opportunities for young people(via email). If you have any suggestions for, or you’d like your provision to be, the topic of the month then please get in touch!

Regards

Eve Galloway

Network Officer

DurhamWorks

Mobile: 07876 346 047

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Maths and English courses

We are currently offering fully funded maths and English courses and information sessions arranged for anyone who is interested.

Many Thanks,
Dawn Nixon
Employment & Business Adviser

Mobile :  07490 774 845
Office : 0191 388 8200 

HIDDEN SENTENCE TRAINING

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 better support them we deliver Hidden Sentence training to professionals from health, local authorities, education, criminal justice and the voluntary sector. So far over 1,700 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 advertising Hidden Sentence training courses across the north east for 2019. The details are on our website. http://www.nepacs.co.uk/page/hidden-sentence

Dates are :

  • 19 MARCH 2019 - SUNDERLAND
  • 30 APRIL 2019 - STOCKTON
  • 21 MAY 2019 - GATESHEAD

The cost is £35+vat per person. 

Tina Young Communications and Development Manager
NEPACS
20 Old Elvet
Durham City
DH1 3HW
 
0191 332 3810 (direct line); 0191 375 7278 (general enquiries)

Gain Level 2 Qualifications in Health

SKILLS NORTH EAST are offering FREE courses to gain an accredited qualification!

We work with both individual learners and employers and workplaces to offer suitable and convenient training.

Level 2 courses:

Preparing to Work in Adult health and Social Care

Mental Health Awareness

Stroke Awareness

Dementia Awareness

Falls Prevention Awareness

Safe Handling of Medication

Infection Control

Short courses to enhance knowledge and reinforce experience that will enable progression across a wide variety of careers and volunteer positions. Flexibly delivered and supported by field experienced tutors either classroom based or as distance learning.

If you are interested in this opportunity or would like more information, please contact Gemma on: Office: 0191 250 4590      Mobile: 07940 710982

Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Training Required…

I am looking to see whether anyone delivers any training on the following as a couple of partners are trying to source training for staff/volunteers  …

*Whistleblowing

*Resilience Training for frontline staff/volunteers

If you deliver any of the training can you please let me know ...

Many thanks

Ms Sam Scotchbrook

Network Development Officer - Advice in County Durham

Direct line: 0191 3726704 / Mobile: 07967344447

New courses at SMC!

Hello everyone, take a look at our latest upcoming courses for February and March 2019. 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or pop in to the centre.

Training Courses (Free) Bullion Hall

The following courses are open to paid workers, volunteers and trustees. Free of charge 

Date    Course             Time    Course Requirement

4th April 2019  Food Safety  Level 2 1.30pm-5.30pm          

18th April       Emergency First Aid at work inc Defibrillator Level 3            1.30pm-5.30pm          

25th April       Safe Moving and Handling Level 2   1.30pm-5.30pm         

16th May         Fire Safety in the Workplace 1.30pm -5.30pm          Must have some basic understanding of key themes, this can be achieved through the Health and Safety course

More Information

New Training Opportunities from Durham Community Action

Community Learning Courses
We regularly run community learning courses which are fully funded by Durham County Council's Adult Learning and Skills Service (ALSS) through partnership with the Skills Funding Agency.
The courses cover topics including good governance, managing volunteers, managing finance, attracting new business and managing risk.

View our forthcoming courses<http://www.durhamcommunityaction.org.uk/community-learning-.html>

Community Development Workshops
We run a programme of community development workshops based on topics we regularly receive enquiries about. The workshops cover topics including social media, protecting charity finances, safeguarding, completing funding applications and GDPR. There is a small fee for these workshops.

View our forthcoming courses<http://www.durhamcommunityaction.org.uk/community-development-workshops.html>

For any queries, please telephone 01388 742040 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Retail Course

I have attached information about the retail course that is starting on Monday 4th Feb. Would you be able to pass it on to anybody that it could be of interest to and let me know if any Durhamworks participants might be interest in doing the course

Daniel Clark
Learning Support Mentor
 
Address: 94a Front Street, Stanley, County Durham DH9 0HU. Tel: 01207 238241 Website: www.shaid.org.uk

E-Learning -Understanding Autism

Please see attached information about a great opportunity to access some fully funded training courses via the Learning Curve Group. The courses are delivered through e-learning, are completed within 6 weeks and provide people with a national level 2 qualification. There is approx. 6 hour’s work at home and you will need access to a computer

The courses on offer are:

  • Understanding Autism
  • Understanding Behaviour that challenges
  • Children and young people’s mental health

If you are interested in taking part in any of the courses please contact:

Adrian Kelly:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel: 07767277188

Community Development Workshops

We run a programme of community development workshops based on topics we regularly receive enquiries about. The workshops cover topics including social media, protecting charity finances, safeguarding, completing funding applications and GDPR. There is a small fee for these workshops.

View our forthcoming courses

For any queries, please telephone 01388 742040 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Weardale Rural Skills Training

A second round of part funding from Weardale Action Partnership, over two years has begun.  This is following on from the previously very successful project when 49 trainee places gave trainees a range of useful skills, all delivered locally.  Again this is to open up opportunities to support the farming community by subsidising the cost of 11 different rural skills courses, through the Weardale Rural Skills Training project, with the first training course held in late November 2018.

This funding can be accessed by completing an application form, available from Upper Teesdale Agricultural Support Services, who are organising the training and also can be downloaded directly from their Training Opportunities page.  The application process establishes eligibility and asks prospective trainees to prioritise the courses they are interested in, as training places may be limited and training can only run when there are sufficient numbers to run the course.

As previously, on offer is accredited training for Emergency First Aid at Work; British Wool Shearing Training; Car & Trailer driving lessons; NPTC Safe Use of Pesticides; NPTC Rough Terrain Telescopic Handler; Lantra Chainsaw and Drystone Walling.  New additions to the list are Lantra Abrasive Wheel Machines, NPTC Certificate of Competence for the Transport of Livestock, NPTC Safe Use of Sheep Dip + Vet & Med.  

They will be available to those aged 16 or over (except for the British Wool Shearing Course which can include those who are 15, with parental consent) and most require 2 days attendance.

Please note that these training courses are available for local residents in and around the Dales area..if you wish to clarify anything please contact Julia Stephenson on Telephone :  01833 641010

Please find details of all  Training Opportunities at UTASS  further details http://utass.org/training-opportunities/

TAP Upskilling, Employability & Discretionary Project

For anyone looking for essential qualifications to enable them to gain employment, whether full or part time, please contact UTASS, in the first instance, or Denise Hopps, Project Officer,  who can offer guidance on how to apply to the Teesdale Area Action Partnership (TAP) Upskilling, Employability and Discretionary Project, managed by Bishop Auckland College.

The Upskilling Fund, is aimed at those in low paid jobs, allowing them to acquire skills/qualifications enabling them to move up the career ladder, change direction or gain additional work in in a new sector. Prospective new employers, looking to engage suitably qualified employees, could also benefit as they can direct potential employees towards the project, if they are lacking relevant qualifications.

For more information please contact: Julia Stephenson, Training Co-ordinator, UTASS, 01833 641010 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Denise Hopps, Project Officer, Bishop Auckland College, 01388 443078 (Ext 3502) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Durham Learn Training

Farmers and rural residents can access free IT courses without having to leave the Dales this January.

DurhamLEARN, a is a new online learning project funded by the Department for Education and  delivered by Durham County Council offering FREE practical IT training for farmers and community members in the Durham Dales.

These include 21st Century Farming, a bespoke package developed in partnership with UTASS that aims to provide basic IT skills that will help farmers maintain and grow their businesses. The course also provides advice on online safety and how to use the British Cattle Movement Service website, along with basic spreadsheet training to support farmers to digitise their financial records. There are also Rural Skills Challenge courses open to anyone living in the Dales who wants to improve their English, Maths and IT skills, along with a range of other employability skills.

With all courses free until March 2019, Durham Learn offers a flexible approach to learning, combining classroom based study with e-learning and interactive online sessions within a virtual learning environment.

Contact DurhamLearn on: 03000 266193 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.durham.gov.uk/durhamlearn