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Thirteen's Routeways

Thirteen are currently recruiting for our Customer Service and Hospitality Routeways which are due to commence on 24 June as follows:

  • Customer Service – Ailington House, 4 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET
  • Hospitality – Citizens Advice Office in Castle Dene Shopping Centre, Peterlee

Routeways run monthly in different localities across County Durham and can be delivered on-site in partner venues to meet customer needs.

Routeways are open to 16-24 year olds in County Durham who meet the DurhamWorks eligibility criteria and training includes employer visits to share information on vacancies available.  Information will also be shared on Thirteen’s current apprenticeship opportunities and exclusive opportunities with Thirteen’s contractors.  Our hot jobs and volunteering opportunities offer grows weekly so new opportunities will be shared with all course attendees.

Following course completion individuals will be supported to apply for the hot jobs and other opportunities via Thirteen’s Employer Engagement Team.  Thirteen also provides weekly       1-1 support to individuals for approximately 4-6 weeks after they have completed the course to support them into work.   Referrals for our Routeways can be sent to:                                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In addition to our Routeways, Thirteen offers a free 1-1 employability service to all individuals living in a Thirteen, Accent or Clarion Housing tenancy (no matter what their circumstances).   Any referrals for this service can be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


CACD/Durhamworks Training dates

Please find attached a combined set of dates for the DurhamWorks training being offered across both delivery sites( Citizens Advice in Peterlee and Four Clocks in Bishop Auckland) over the coming weeks. Included are the next two cohort start dates for our 12 week course, Information Drop In sessions as well as our 3 day workshops for school leavers on Career Options.

Your help in circulating this information via your networks would be very much appreciated. Please note, we are able to pay travel expenses to participants regardless of whereabouts in County Durham they live.

Thanking you in anticipation

Regards 

Eve Galloway

Network Officer DurhamWorks

Mobile: 07876 346 047 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming Free Training Courses available at UTASS, Middleton in Teesdale….

General Data Protection Regulation Training

Saturday, 15th June – 9am– 12noon

This GDPR training is for volunteers and staff who need training to comply with the new data regulations that came into force in May 2018. For more information or to book, please contact Shelly Richardson, Early Years Project Manager, Early Years Alliance on 07710394003 or

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

An Introduction to Mindfulness

Monday, 17th June – 9.30-12.30

The course is an Introduction to Mindfulness.

The workshop is designed to give participants a basic understanding of what mindfulness is and how it can be integrated into our everyday lives to increase our awareness of thoughts and feelings allowing us to respond better to stressful situations. To book or to enquire further please phone 0800 8766 887 or click on the following link http://www.hits.cdd.nhs.uk/HIT/MoreDetailsv2.jsp?id=11934&dsn=hphit&referrer=http://www.hits.cdd.nhs.uk/HIT/BrowseSearchv2.jspsort=null&page=1&quickView=false&keyWords=Mindfulness&searchOptions=Match+all+words&typeId=0&submit=submit

Five Ways to Wellbeing

Monday 17th June 1.30pm – 4.30pm

This course would be of benefit to everyone and would

increase their own knowledge around the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. This session explores how these 5 ways can be included into everyday life to improve emotional health and wellbeing. Participants can utilise the knowledge learnt from this course for themselves, or when supporting people. To book or to enquire further please phone 0800 8766 887

DurhamWorks Training at Citizens Advice Bishop Auckland

I have great pleasure in sending you details of our next training course at The Four Clocks , Bishop Auckland. A 12 week course(takes place each Tuesday 9.30am-4pm) starting on 18th June 2019. Full details attached, and we would very much appreciate any help you can give in spreading the word, via your email network, Facebook pages, websites or by sharing it with young people that you are working with.(word doc and pdf attached).

We recently picked up several accolades at the DurhamWorks Annual Awards Ceremony so we have every confidence that we offer high quality training that helps young people into work or apprenticeships whilst supporting their personal and social development.

Our training is open to young people from all over the county, but obviously we are particularly keen to recruit young people from the south of the county onto training that is local to them. We can reimburse travel expenses and pay for lunch for all participants.

PCP Training

Due to a lot of interest we have set up a second Developing Emotional Resilience Course here at PCP. 

This is to start on Tuesday 18th June from 9.45am – 1.00pm, and will run for four weeks.   This course is for ages 19+ and if FREE.

I have attached a poster for information.

Please contact the Centre to book a place on 01325 321234  

New courses at SMC!

Hello everyone, take a look at our latest upcoming courses for May and June 2019.

Courses are available to anyone over the age of 18 living in the County Durham area, who experiences mental ill health.
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.

Forthcoming DurhamWorks Training at Citizens Advice Bishop Auckland

I have great pleasure in sending you details of our next training course at The Four Clocks , Bishop Auckland. A 12 week course(takes place each Tuesday 9.30am-4pm) starting on 18th June 2019. Full details attached, and we would very much appreciate any help you can give in spreading the word, via your email network, Facebook pages, websites or by sharing it with young people that you are working with.(word doc and pdf attached).

We recently picked up several accolades at the DurhamWorks Annual Awards Ceremony so we have every confidence that we offer high quality training that helps young people into work or apprenticeships whilst supporting their personal and social development.

Our training is open to young people from all over the county, but obviously we are particularly keen to recruit young people from the south of the county onto training that is local to them. We can reimburse travel expenses and pay for lunch for all participants.

Eve Galloway Network Officer DurhamWorks Mobile: 07876 346 047 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thirteen's Routeways in County Durham

We are now planning Thirteen’s next Customer Service and Hospitality Routeways, which are to be held in central Durham (starting 24 June) and Peterlee (starting 17 or 24 June).  The Routeways can be accessed by young people aged 16-24 from County Durham who fit the DurhamWorks eligibility criteria.

Routeways include:

  • Level 2 qualifications in either Customer Service or Food Hygiene
  • Employer visits with interviews and access to live vacancies. 
  • 1-1 support after course completion via Thirteen’s Employer Engagement Team to help individuals progress into work.

Referrals for the Routeways can be made via:

  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Via telephone: 07789 923490

Introduction to Mindfulness

6 week course

Wednesdays12th June - July 17th - 4.45-6pm

More Information

Hearts & Minds Horden

We have recently been awarded some funding to deliver our Hearts and Minds course which will be delivered from Horden Children’s Centre, starting Thursday 6th June 10am-12pm.

The course is for female victims and survivors of domestic abuse and will explore the following points over 7 weeks:

  • 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.

Included is a full package of support from an Employment and Training Coordinator that will offer one to one support to achieve personal goals, develop self-confidence, achieve financial stability and progress into sustained employment, training or volunteering.

I have attached a poster for circulation and a referral form.

If you have any further questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kindest regards,

Rachel Weir

Young People & Families Project Co-ordinator

The Cornforth Partnership  01740 652000 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Young Parents Programme 

Please find attached details of our new Young Parents programme starting soon Please Circulate to your contacts.

Many Thanks

Jamie-Lee Thompson-Weir

(Project Worker, The Cornforth Partnership)

Functional Skills English and Maths – J and K Training

Our courses are suitable for individuals who would like to gain a qualification in Maths and/or English or update their existing skills. We deliver Functional Skills from Entry Level 1 to Level 2 in both English and Maths

All Jobseekers are eligible with training tailored to suit individual needs. We work with learners at their own pace, one-to-one or in small groups in local centres with support from highly-qualified tutors.  We have centres in Bishop Auckland, Durham, Chester le Street and Horden.  To book customers onto the course, please contact J and K Training on 01388 604004 

https://jandktraining.co.uk/

Hearts and Minds Brandon

I have attached a poster for our Hearts and Minds course which will be running for 8 weeks from St Johns Hall Meadowfield on Tuesday 4th June 10am-12pm.

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.

We do have a small amount of funding for childcare if alternative arrangements can’t be made.

I have also attached a referral form.

Latest courses available at Derwentside College

Please find attached the latest courses available at Derwentside College. Although these courses are not limited to JCP clients, they are all part time hours, agreed with JCP and so would not affect any clients benefits if they are claiming. Any interested clients can be referred to either myself or Mary Stokoe at the college via the main switchboard number 01207 585900.  

Digital Skills

Clayton Glass Sector

Admin in the Civil Service

June Courses

Cleaning Industry

Hospitality Academy

Claire Young

Career and Progression Adviser Derwentside College Tel: 01207 585974

Upcoming DSCP Course

We have availability for the forthcoming Child Criminal Exploitation course due to take place:

Monday 22 July          12.30pm-2.30pm        Durham County Hall

Monday 22 July          3pm-4.30pm               Durham County Hall

Thursday 1 August      10.15am – 12pm         Durham County Hall

Thursday 1 August      1pm - 2pm                   Durham County Hall

We would like this course to be fully subscribed wherever possible and I would be grateful if you could advertise this widely within your organisation.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/M36SF9Z

Many thanks

Megan Dunn

DSCP Apprentice

Durham Safeguarding Children Partnership

03000 264 353

www.durham-scp.org.uk

Our Upcoming Workshops at the Woodpile

Please see below for all of our workshops with places still available to be booked by clicking on them. 

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Wellbeing For Life Training Calendar - June 2019

Please find attached our latest Wellbeing for Life Training Calendar 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.

County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery service training  ( april - June)

Please find attached the training programme

The booking process is as follows:

Email your course preference and preferred date to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Please DO NOT contact Humankind directly about course bookings as these courses are administered by the Co. Durham Drug & Alcohol Recovery Service trainers who can be reached at the above email address.

Once a booking is made an email confirmation will be sent via email

Hidden Sentence training available

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. Within local authorities this is particularly relevant to health, social care, public health, housing, substance misuse, youth offending teams, safeguarding, children’s services and education teams.

We are currently advertising Hidden Sentence the following training course in the north east for 2019.

The details are on our website. http://www.nepacs.co.uk/page/hidden-sentence and the training can be booked direct through https://bookwhen.com/nepacs   or by contacting our training team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss invoice arrangements.

Dates are :13 June 2019 - GATESHEAD - The cost is £35 per person.

If you prefer to be invoiced please do contact the training team on the email above.

New courses at SMC!

Hello everyone, take a look at our latest upcoming courses for May and June 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.

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.kills North

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!  

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.

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 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.

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