Training & Masterclasses

Sefton CVS’s Training and Development Service works to enhance the skills and knowledge of VCF sector staff, boards and volunteers in order to build the capability and competence of organisations to sustain themselves and grow.

Sefton CVS is an approved training centre and offers courses accredited through Open Awards, the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and ABC as it means common inspection framework standards (CIF).

Non-accredited courses, coaching and peer learning can be provided in group training sessions and through masterclasses and bespoke provision.

The service focuses on:

  • Capacity building to ensure organisations are legally compliant and adopt good practice.
  • Ensuring a professional and up-to-date workforce within the VCF sector.
  • Ensuring organisations are fit for purpose and tender/commission ready.
  • Improving the social and financial value of workforce learning and development.

Upcoming Training & Masterclasses 

Please see below for a list of upcoming training and development opportunities from Sefton CVS. Please use the online booking form below to book your place, but if you experience any problems or you require more information, please email training@seftoncvs.org.uk 


Dementia Friends

Tuesday 11th September 2018

Info:
This session will;

  • Have an increased understanding of the cause of dementia
  • Have an awareness of the different types of dementia
  • Have an understanding of the common signs and symptoms of dementia
  • Be able to communicate with service users with dementia

Time: 2-3:30pm
Venue: Sefton CVS, Burlington House, Waterloo, L22 0LG


Safeguarding Good Governance

Thursday 13th September 

Info: This session will provide guidance and practical tools to support Trustees and managers to achieve good safeguarding governance across their     organisation. Areas that will be covered include:

  • The Charity Commissions expectations in relation to Safeguarding Governance
  • Policies, Actions, Training and Good Practice in relation to achieving Good Safeguarding Governance
  • Achieving a positive and lasting Safeguarding Culture in your organisation

Time: 10am-12noon
Venue: Sefton CVS, Burlington House, Waterloo, L22 0LG


Level 1 Safeguarding Children Course

Tuesday 25th September

Info: The target audience for this course is any frontline staff or volunteers who have face to face contact with children, young people or families, as well as those with line management responsibilities for these staff/volunteers. Trustees are also welcome to attend to gain policy and practice knowledge.

The course will cover:

  • Identifying our safeguarding roles in different settings
  • The legal/historical context related to safeguarding children
  • Explore what is meant by safeguarding, early help and promoting the welfare of children & young people
  • Recognising, Responding, and Reporting Concerns of abuse or neglect
  • Allegations Management, Good Practice and the role of the Local Authorities Designated Officer
  • How to access further Training via Sefton LSCB

Time: 12.30-4:30pm
Venue: Sefton CVS, Burlington House, Waterloo, L22 0LG


Cultural Competency

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Info: This session will explore what is meant by ‘culture’ and raise awareness of the inter-play of culture in establishing working relationships and delivering services, and is aimed at those looking to their improve knowledge and understanding of the skills required for working in a culturally diverse environment.

Time: 1-4pm
Venue: Sefton CVS, Burlington House, Waterloo, L22 0LG


Level 1 Safeguarding Adults Course

Thursday 11th October 2018

Info: The target audience for this course is any frontline staff or volunteers who have face to face contact with adults, as well as those with line management responsibilities for these staff/volunteers. Trustees are also welcome to attend to gain policy and practice knowledge.

The course will cover:

  • Identifying our safeguarding roles in different settings
  • The legal/historical context related to safeguarding adults
  • Explore what is meant by safeguarding, early help and promoting the welfare of adults
  • Recognising, Responding, and Reporting Concerns of abuse or neglect
  • Allegations Management, Good Practice, Whistle Blowing  and the role of the Local Authorities Designated Officer
  • Where to access further training

Time: 9.30am-12.30pm
Venue: Sefton CVS, Burlington House, Waterloo, L22 0LG


Mental Health First Aid

Accredited 2 day course (Charges apply)

Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th October 2018
Info: The purpose of this training is to equip participants who may come in contact with people experiencing poor mental health with the ability to:

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
  • Feel confident helping someone experiencing a problem
  • Provide help on a first aid basis
  • Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
  • Guide someone towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems

Time: 10am-4pm
Venue: SING Plus, Seaforth, L21 1EX


Safeguarding Good Governance

Tuesday 6th November 2018

Info: This session will provide guidance and practical tools to support Trustees and managers to achieve good safeguarding governance across their     organisation. Areas that will be covered include:

  • The Charity Commissions expectations in relation to Safeguarding Governance
  • Policies, Actions, Training and Good Practice in relation to achieving Good Safeguarding Governance
  • Achieving a positive and lasting Safeguarding Culture in your organisation

Time: 2pm – 4pm
Venue: Southport Community Centre, Norwood Road, PR8 6HQ


Equality and Diversity

Tuesday 13th November 2018
Info: This training will cover the following topic:

What is: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion?

  • Who are under represented communities & what are the barriers they face
  • Equalities Legislation: what it means for you
  • Discrimination: direct & indirect
  • General Duties & how they should influence your work Being sensitive to need Challenging behaviour

Time: 1-4pm
Venue: Sefton CVS, Burlington House, Waterloo, L22 0LG


Volunteering and the Law

Tuesday 29th November 2018
Info: Volunteers & the Law will provide volunteer managers with essential information regarding legal requirements of running a volunteer programme. From auditing expenses to safeguarding, including what policies you need to have in place, the risks of creating a contract and more.
Time: 1-4pm
Venue: Sefton CVS, Burlington House, Waterloo, L22 0LG


Level 1 Safeguarding Adults Course

Thursday 6th December 2018 

Info: The target audience for this course is any frontline staff or volunteers who have face to face contact with children, young people or families, as well as those with line management responsibilities for these staff/volunteers. Trustees are also welcome to attend to gain policy and practice knowledge.

The course will cover:

  • Identifying our safeguarding roles in different settings
  • The legal/historical context related to safeguarding children
  • Explore what is meant by safeguarding, early help and promoting the welfare of children & young people
  • Recognising, Responding, and Reporting Concerns of abuse or neglect
  • Allegations Management, Good Practice and the role of the Local Authorities Designated Officer
  • How to access further Training via Sefton LSCB

Time: 12.30-4.30pm
Venue: Southport Community Centre, Norwood Road, PR8 6HQ


Debt and Mental Health

Tuesday 11th December 2018
Info:
 The training covers all aspect of personal debt such as housing possession, bailiffs, Consumer Credit Act and debt collection agents, Statute barred debt, Pay day loans and continuous payment agreements, banks and consumers first right of a            appropriation, etc. Learning outcomes, participants will be able to recognise the early signs of debt/mental health and be able to provide initial help.
Time:1-4pm
Venue: Sefton CVS, Burlington House, Waterloo, L22 0LG


Level 1 Safeguarding Children Course

Thursday 13th December 2018 

Info: The target audience for this course is any frontline staff or volunteers who have face to face contact with children, young people or families, as well as those with line management responsibilities for these staff/volunteers. Trustees are also welcome to attend to gain policy and practice knowledge.

The course will cover:

  • Identifying our safeguarding roles in different settings
  • The legal/historical context related to safeguarding children
  • Explore what is meant by safeguarding, early help and promoting the welfare of children & young people
  • Recognising, Responding, and Reporting Concerns of abuse or neglect
  • Allegations Management, Good Practice and the role of the Local Authorities Designated Officer
  • How to access further Training via Sefton LSCB

Time: 10am – 2.30pm
Venue: Southport Community Centre, Norwood Road, PR8 6HQ


Online Training

Accredited On-Line Training to the Third Sector £7.50 

  • Child Protection  Certificate accredited Kidscape and Family Lives Level 2 programme (graded against nationally accepted levels and equivalent to GCSE grades A* – C)
  • Safeguarding Adults endorsed by Remploy and the Association of Chief Police Officers Level 2 programme (as graded against the nationally accepted levels and equivalent to GCSE grades A* – C)
  • Equality and Diversity Level 2 programme (graded against nationally accepted levels and equivalent to GCSE grades A* – C)

To book online training please contact us on 0151 920 0726 ext 202 or email training@seftoncvs.org.uk


 Online Booking Form