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

JUST ADDED! Healthy Workplace Guidance and Grant Opportunities

Thursday 17th January 2019 

Info: An interactive workshop to help organisations understand the importance and impact of workplace wellbeing; practical ideas to improve this and tools to monitor and evaluate impact. We will also share information on the Workplace Wellbeing grant pot available through Living Well Sefton and the application process.

Time: 10.00am-12:30pm
Venue: Sefton CVS, Burlington House, Waterloo, L22 0LG


Disability Awareness Development and becoming a Disability Confident Employer and Training Provider

Thursday 21st February 2019 

Info:  Sefton CVS are working in partnership with the Department of Work and Pension and Community Partners to provide an interactive programme around a range of areas linked to Disability.

The Community Partners are a team of professionals from across third sector organisations / health care providers who are working together with the DWP on areas surrounding disability / health conditions and to develop and support partnership working with third sector organisations and the DWP . These posts are only lasting until 31st March 2019 and we would like to provide you with an interactive programme around a range of areas linked  to Disability whilst the opportunity is available (at no cost).

This programme is split in to three parts to support organisations with developing knowledge around disability awareness and steps you can take to become a Disability Confident Employer under the Governments accreditation scheme. There is also an opportunity to find out more about opportunities to become a paid provider via the DWP Dynamic Purchasing System which would enable more smaller organisations to deliver their services more widely across the region.

  • Once you have booked on to the programme you will be asked if you would like to attend the full session or specific parts of the programme depending on your learning needs. There will be a lunch break included 12.30-1.00pm.
  • Participants are asked to please  bring their own lunch. Tea and Coffee will be provided.

Time: 10am-2.15pm
Venue: Southport Community Centre, Norwood Road, PR8 6HQ


Cyber Security Training for Small Charities and Community Groups

Tuesday 26th February 2019

Info: Do you know how to protect your organisation against a cyber-attack? Have you thought about the risks to your business if you were hacked, phished or your online presence crashed?

Sometimes it’s easy to assume that charities and community groups are either too small or too ‘nice’ to be targeted, but have you thought about the impact of a fraudulent invoice getting through the system, how difficult it is to be truly data secure, and how damaging it is to find your email system or website unexpectedly offline? The smallest organisations are often the most vulnerable in all sorts of ways. And the average cost to a charity of a cyber security breach has been calculated to be around £1030.

Sefton CVS are running this free training created by the National Cyber Security Centre specifically catering to small charities and community groups to help you understand cyber security and apply practical solutions that will keep you safe online.

 What will the session cover?

The session will be broken into three main parts;

  • What cyber attacks could a small charity fall victim to?
  • What simple steps can you take to enhance your cyber security?
  • What should we do if we suffer a cyber attack?

Throughout the session you understand the content through real life examples, videos and most importantly by removing the jargon that can make cyber security seem difficult to understand.

What will the session enable me to do?

The training aims to provide you with an understanding of the basics of cyber security in a small charity, and what steps you should be taking to protect your organisation. After the session you will be provided with NCSC’s Cyber Security: Small Charity Guide, and Actions Checklist to help you put your new knowledge into practice.

Time: 2pm-4pm
Location: Sefton CVS, Burlington House, Waterloo, L22 0LG


Planning for Impact and Social Value

Thursday 28th February 2019

Info: An interactive workshop co-facilitated by Sefton CVS and Social Value UK to support participants to build their understanding and confidence in relation to planning for  impact measurement as well as the embedding and measurement of  social value outcomes and themes. The target audience for this programme is those responsible for project development and monitoring, CEO’s and Board members who have responsibility for this area.

Facilitators: Simone McCaskill (Sefton CVS) and Catherine Manning (Social Value UK)

Time: 10am-1pm
Venue: Sefton CVS, Burlington House, Waterloo, L22 0LG


Healthy Workplace Guidance and Grant Opportunities

Thursday 7th March 2019 

Info: An interactive workshop to help organisations understand the importance and impact of workplace wellbeing; practical ideas to improve this and tools to monitor and evaluate impact. We will also share information on the Workplace Wellbeing grant pot available through Living Well Sefton and the application process.

Time: 10.00am-12:30pm
Venue: Southport Community Centre, Norwood Road, PR8 6HQ


Level 1 Safeguarding Children Course (Sefton LSCB Endorsed)

Thursday 14th March 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: 09:30am-2.00pm
Venue: Sefton CVS, Burlington House, Waterloo, L22 0LG


Safeguarding Good Governance

Wednesday 3rd April 2019 

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: 1:00pm-3.30pm
Venue: Sefton CVS, Burlington House, Waterloo, L22 0LG


Safeguarding Adults

Thursday 16th May

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


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: 12.30-4.30pm
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