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.

Sefton CVS, in partnership with NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations), are pleased to announce four Leadership Links training opportunities running from September 2017 until June 2018. Click here for full details

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


Drugs & Alcohol Masterclass

Tuesday 15th May 2018
Info:  This masterclass will cover:

  • Recognise signs and symptoms of substance misuse
  • Increase awareness of the different substances people misuse and their effects
  • Awareness of the impact substance misuse has on communities
  • How best to support and respond to someone with issues relating to substance misuse
  • Gain a local perspective to the prevalent issues and treatment provision within the Borough of Sefton
  • Feel more confident when working with people who misuse substances.
  • Raise awareness of alcohol consumption and its consequence

Time: 1pm – 3:30pm
Tutor: Jonathan Brown – Mersey Care 
Venue: Sefton CVS, Burlington House, Waterloo, L22 0LG

Cultural Competency

Wednesday 6th June 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: 1pm – 4pm
Tutor: Robert Brennan – Sefton CVS
Venue: Sefton CVS, Burlington House, Waterloo, L22 0LG

Equality & Diversity

Tuesday 12th June 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: 1pm – 4pm
Tutor: Robert Brennan – Sefton CVS
Venue: Sefton CVS, Burlington House, Waterloo, L22 0LG

Domestic Abuse Masterclass

Tuesday 24th July 2018
Info: This masterclass will cover a brief outline on the following topics:

  • What is Domestic Abuse? 
  • Consider the impact on Victims, Children and Young People.
  • What works well
  • Referral pathways

Time: 1pm – 4pm
Tutor: Germaine Fryer – SWACA 
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