VCS and 3rd Sector Training

 

 

Learning Concepts Timetable update Sunderland

Our new Sunderland Timetable showing the free support, courses and opportunities we have from now until 11/03/19

Sunderland centre also offers a job club service to current and previous learners

To be eligible for these free courses you need to be over 19 & in receipt of an active benefit –i.e. JSA/ESA/Income Support/UC

Facts and Figures

  • 32 Jobs in 2019 to date
  • 102 interviews arranged in January

Learning Concepts, 24 Bridge House, Off Bedford Street, Sunderland, SR1 1TE – Tel No:  (0191) 5141215

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

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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.

The developing child and young person

This two-day course is aimed at all practitioners who would like to up-date their knowledge on child and young people development and the parental responses to different developmental and transition stages.

Day one

  • Attachment
  • Disturbing behaviour in children
  • Growing up in families
  • A perspective on emotions
  • Developing a sense of self
  • Play and the social world

Day Two

  • Introduction to key transitions
  • The changing teenage/parent relationship
  • Supporting teenagers and parents
  • Adolescent brain development

6th & 7th March 2019     9:15am – 4:30pm    Shotton Hall Old Shotton Peterlee Co Durham SR8 2PH

All courses are free to Think Family partner agencies and voluntary agencies but there is a cost of £50 for failure to attend. Applications must have a line manager approval. 
Refreshments will be available.
Please join us for a cup of tea or coffee at 09:15 the sessions will promptly start at 09:30.

Free Food Safety level 2

Due to demand we will be facilitating FREE FOOD SAFETY level 2 course on Monday 4th March 9.30-3.30pm. Eligibility is 19+ unemployed/volunteering or economically inactive and living in the Durham area . The course will take place here at Cornerstones Centre for the Community.

If you or anyone you know is interested please contact me on: TEL: 0191/3881313 Mob: 07806745097 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CPM Training Info for Durham Voice

Can you kindly include the following and attached Community Peer Mentor training dates to the free Durham Voice Training Pages please to see if any volunteers may be interested in attending either of our forthcoming training packages:

2 Day Training Package – Bishop Auckland

25th & 26th February 2019

To be held at the Bishop Auckland Community Fire Station, Green Lane, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6RS  

5 Week Training Package – Durham

6, 13, 20, 27 March and 3 April 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.

Ø  No age limits on people who wish to be Community Peer Mentors.

Ø  Travel and out of pocket expenses will be paid to volunteers when dealing with cases.

Ø  Ongoing and additional training is provided free.

Ø  No set hours you give what you can.

Ø  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.

Training Courses (Free) Bullion Hall

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

Date    Course             Time    Course Requirement

14th Feb 2019 Health and Safety Part one Level 2    1.30pm-5.30pm          

28th Feb 2019 Health and Safety part two Level 2    1.30pm-5.30pm           Must attend part one

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

Starting Tuesday 12th February 2019 10.00am at Cornforth House - Health & Social Care Training

Course complete in 10 weeks - For young people aged 16-24 not in employment, education or training - Guaranteed Interviews!!

More Information

Information on Free Training Opportunities

Please find attached some information for your networks regarding free training in the health/care/wellbeing sector.

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.

Training opportunity

Cornerstones Centre for the Community in Chester le Street will be facilitating FREE Level 3 First aid courses on the following dates for those on means tested benefits, you will have to provide photo I.D or a bank card on the day.

Monday March 11th, Wednesday March 18th, Friday 15th March

If you are employed or not in receipt of benefits the cost for the course will be £25.00. All courses are one day 9.00-4.30pm. Basic English is an essential and you can be a resident of any area across the North East.
Courses are limited to 12 persons so please book early to avoid disappointment. If you require any further information please contact us on 0191 3881313  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

health & Safety Courses

We will be facilitating two Health and Safety courses on the following dates. If you know anyone who may be interested please pass on the information or our contact us using the details below. Criteria is 19+ unemployed/economically inactive/ volunteer in the Durham area. This is a level 2 course and will run from 9.30-3.30pm.

Tuesday 29th January

Friday 22nd January

We will be releasing dates for first aid level 3 next week which will take place in March.

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
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www.cornerstonescentre.co.uk

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

Update on Boost your Business Availability

Hi all, and a very happy New Year 

We’re in the final furlong for our current Boost your Business courses now!  See below availability on the remaining weekends:

11th-13th January               Novotel Newcastle Airport          Sold Out

18th -20th January             Novotel Newcastle Airport         3 spaces

15th‑17th February            Novotel Newcastle Airport         26 spaces

22nd-24th February            Ushaw College                                  Sold Out

1st-3rd March                      Venue to be confirmed                23 spaces

22nd-24th March                 Venue to be confirmed                38 spaces

90 places left. If we fill those we’ll get to almost 1,500 learners in 2 years, which is amazing!

I’ll hopefully have news soon about the period after March but for now these are all the places we have. Please do all you can to get them filled up!

Kind regards

Adam Clemerson Skills Project Manager North East Enterprise Agency

Phone: 0191 5166145 Mobile: 07919 103032 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: www.neeal.co.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:

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Tel: 07767277188

The Woodpile latest

Hello all, hope all is well and everybody had a great Christmas & New Year, We're so happy to be going into 2019 to still have the opportunity to work with lovely people and be able to offer a service in the local community. Starting with a huge sale on our website and in our shop,

As always we have a huge range of workshops and dates available but to make it easier we've put together a little brochure please feel free to circulate this.https://online.flippingbook.com/view/950874/

New Year...New Training Opportunities!

Happy New Year! We are offering a range of training opportunities to volunteer led organisations and community groups and would love for you to join us!

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

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.

FREE Joinery Courses

Hello everyone, hope you're all well, we have a FREE Joinery Workshop for you today! in 2019 we're going to run 4 different FREE Joinery workshops lasting 6 weeks each, please see dates below on calendar. Do feel free to contact us for more information, and to circulate this email/poster as you see fit. 

This course is designed for members with little or no experience of woodworking. It is recognised that some attendees initially lack the confidence to join a group, so the purpose of the course is to build confidence in their ability and potential. We will begin with practising basic woodworking techniques, but members will be encouraged to suggest and work towards woodworking or DIY projects of their own so that they can continue to develop their ability either in further courses or in their own homes. We will also discuss sources and costs of buying appropriate tools and materials.

More Information

Hearts and Minds

I have attached  posters for our Hearts and Minds course which will be running for 8 weeks

Brandon One Point Family Centre from Wednesday 23rd January 10am-12pm.

Trimdon Village Hall Thursday 24th January 10-12

Woodhouse Close Tuesday 22nd January 10-12

The course is for female victims and survivors of domestic abuse and will explore the following points:
· Identify the different forms of domestic abuse
· Understand how domestic abuse may be perpetrated
· Understand the relationship between domestic abuse and power and control
· Identify own belief systems relating to acceptable and unacceptable behaviours
· Understand the impact of domestic abuse on children and how to support them
· Understand the impact of domestic abuse on the victim and wider family
· Identify and develop healthy coping strategies
· Develop a personal recovery plan

On completion of the course, women will be awarded with an NOCN level 2 qualification in ‘Understanding Domestic Abuse and Developing Recovery Strategies’.

Following on from the course there will be an opportunity for the women and their children to participate in a range of free family activities aimed at rebuilding and strengthening the family unit.

If you have any women that would benefit from enrolling on the course, please do not hesitate to contact me - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rachel Weir
Young People & Families Project Co-ordinator
The Cornforth Partnership

Cornforth House, 66-70 High Street, Cornforth Co. Durham DL17 9HS
01740 652000
www.cornforthpartnership.org

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

UTASS Training Opportunities

UTASS is based in Middleton in Teesdale and have a vast array of training courses available this New Year.. Office reopens on Thursday, 3rd January 2019.

Well Being For Life courses at UTASS

Communication & Active Listening Skills

Thursday 17th January 2019 - running from 9.30am-12.30pm

Understanding Stress and Resilience

Friday, 25th January – running from 9.30am-12.30pm.

2 Day Mental Health First Aid Course 

Thursday, 31st January and Friday, 1st February 2019, from 9am till 5pm on each day.

If you are interested in further details on the above courses, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Julia Stephenson on 01833 641010, except for Wednesday when our Office is closed.