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


Equality & Diversity 

Tuesday 9th July 2019

To raise delegates’ awareness of the:

  • Legal framework around Equality and Diversity
  • Public Sector Equality Duty
  • Discrimination
  • Equality target groups
  • Links between equalities and better customer service 

Time: 1pm-4.30pm
Venue: Sefton CVS, Burlington House, Waterloo, L22 0LG


Level 1 Safeguarding Children Course (Sefton LSCB Endorsed)

Thursday 19th September 2019 

Info: The target audience for this course is any frontline staff or volunteers who have face to face contact with children, 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
  • 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: 10:00am – 2.30pm
Venue: Sefton CVS, Burlington House, Waterloo, L22 0LG


Safeguarding Adults

Tuesday 8th October 

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 outcomes include:

To demonstrate core values of dignity, respect, choice and control
To explore what is meant by safeguarding
To identify the different types of abuse
To understand your role and responsibilities in the safeguarding process
Facilitators: Simone McCaskill (Sefton CVS) and Jan Campbell (Sefton CVS)

Time: 12.30pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Sefton CVS, Burlington House, Waterloo, L22 0LG


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