SKILLBASE TRAINING CALENDAR

JANUARY 

How to Take Minutes

Jan 16th 9.30 – 12.30

Taking minutes can be stressful; this course will explain how to take good minutes, what to record & what not to include.

 Strategic & Business Planning

Jan 21st 9.30 – 4.00

Covering a variety of practical tools to develop a realistic future strategy for your organisation & produce a credible business plan.

 

Time Management

Jan 22nd 9.30 – 12.30

Kickstart a new way of working ‘smarter’ not ‘harder’ for 2014 by attending a course to give you the opportunity to develop your time management skills.

 ‘one of best training courses I’ve ever attended’

 FEBRUARY

 Social Media for Trustees

Feb 5th 9.30 – 12.30

The reputation of your organisation is now partially determined by its’ online presence. This course will give you a greater understanding of the strategic power of social media & how to use it effectively.

 Trading

Feb 10th 9.30 – 4.00

An introduction to how organisations can trade & earn income & still keep to their vision & values. A full guide to the legal, financial & organisational issues involved in moving into social enterprise.

 Emergency First Aid

Feb 13th 9.30 – 4.30

This course provides organisations & individuals first aid to an appointed person level. Your organisation should complete a risk assessment to decide whether a 3 day First Aid at Work workshop is required at a qualified first aider level or a one day appointed person HSE approved workshop.

This is a Health & Safety Approved Centre workshop where the assessment is in the form of continuous assessment and oral questioning.

 MARCH

 First Aid at Work

Mar 10,11,12 9.30 – 4.30

This 3 day course covers the practical skills needed by First Aiders in the workplace. The course will give you the confidence & knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies.

 Being An Effective Administrator

Mar 27th 9.30 – 12.30

Covering dealing with multiple priorities, managing upwards & being assertive to be the best you can.

 Presentation Skills

Mar 24th 10.00 – 4.00

Do you have to give presentations? This course will give you both the know – how & confidence to deliver with style.

 

‘a very effective workshop’

 April

 Planning & Managing Projects

April 3rd 9.30 – 4.00

Increasingly our work is organised & funded as fixed term projects. This course covers ways of improving how we design, plan & manage to build projects that make a real difference.

 Dealing with Difficult People

April 8th 9.30 – 12.30

Covering how to deal with difficult people, what makes them difficult & how our responses to them & the situation gets the ‘best’ result.

 Lone Working

April 8th 1.00 – 4.00

Covering the organisations responsibility to lone workers & good practise in keeping save.

 

Marketing Online

April 9th 9.30 – 12.30

This workshop explores the use of social media (including YouTube Facebook Twitter & Pay per Click)) as marketing tools for your organisation.

NB attendees at this workshop will get vouchers to enable them to trial the use of pay per click marketing

 MAY

 Risk Assessment

May 14th 9.30 – 4.00

A good risk assessment not only helps prevent human suffering but also assists in the effective management of any organisation. This course may be accredited at Level 2 by taking a short exam & the payment of a supplementary £10.

 Effective Fundraising for All

May 21st 9.30 – 4.00

This introductory session will look at the fundraising process, the importance of taking a planned and strategic approach and highlight some commonly made mistakes.

Covering: Understanding funders, building your case, making an application, new trends and developments:

 Emergency First Aid

May 15th 9.30 – 4.30

This full day course provides organisations and individuals first aid to an appointed person level.

It is important that your organisation has completed a risk assessment to decide whether a 3 day First Aid at Work workshop is required at a qualified first aider level or a one day appointed person HSE approved workshop.

This is a Health & Safety Approved Centre workshop where the assessment is in the form of continuous assessment and oral questioning.

 JUNE

 Partnerships

June 11th 9.30 – 4.00

Increasingly organisations need to look at how they can collaborate & work with other organisations. This course will explore the options & identify what is needed to make collaboration work.

 Social Media for Trustees

18th June 9.30 – 12.30

The reputation of your organisation is now partially determined by its’ online presence. This course will give you a greater understanding of the strategic power of social media & how to use it effectively.

 Managing Change

24th June 10.00 – 4.00

Looking at how individuals & organisations involved in the change process can be best managed to minimise disruption & loss of staff motivation.

 

FEES

Band 1 half day £49 full day £79

Band 2 half day £65 full day £99

Band 3 half day £85 full day £129

 

First Aid – 3 days Band 1 £149

                             Band 2 £169

                             Band 3 £199

TO BOOK

Contact SkillBase Training

Tel: 01785 279938 / 01785 279930

Email: sbadmin@sdvs.org.uk

 If you have 8 or more people in your organisation we can arrange a tailored course to be run in your organisation. Contact us to discuss.

 

’A very well presented course’ 

Time Management Course January 22nd 9.30 – 12.30 @ Stafford

Kick start a new way of working in 2014 – attend a Time Management course!

From £49 per place

Managing your time effectively can ensure you can achieve more in the time available. Think about how to work smarter not harder.

 Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course participants will: 

  • Have explored why we need to manage our time
  • Have discussed the 5 steps to effective time management
  • Have reviewed current work practises
  • Understand the 4 quadrants theory and how to use it
  • Understand the difference between high leverage work and low leverage work and the implications on planning
  • Be able to and also understand the need to say ‘no’ to others
  • Consider the best approaches to protect their own time 

 

 

Award in Peer Mentoring Course starting in January

Award in Peer Mentoring OCNWMR Level 2 {QCF}

 This programme is designed to provide learners with skills to enable them to work with, and support, others.  It enables learners to gain knowledge, skills and understanding around the role of a peer mentor.   

DATES:  All Tuesdays. January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 25, March 4, 11, 
Course delivery: One half day {3 hours} per week for 8 weeks.  

Course Content: 

  • Understanding the role of a peer mentor
  • Understanding the aims of a peer mentoring programme
  • Developing skills for peer mentoring
  • Exploring the codes of conduct of a peer mentor
  • Organisational and legal requirements to be followed by peer mentors.  

Entry requirements: This course is suitable for people over 19 years old, who are volunteering or work   {or who would like to work} in a peer mentor role.  Learners will be required to complete some of the accreditation requirements in their own time as well as during the taught sessions. Applicants should be functional in English.  It is a requirement by the accreditation body that this course is delivered and assessed in English.   

Skillbase {SDVS} is able to offer free accredited training. We can deliver these as bespoke programmes across the county.  There are no delivery costs for individuals or organisations.  There will be a £10 nominal accreditation fee for people in employment.  This fee will be met by Skillbase Training for those who are unemployed.  However, fees may be waived for organisations and/or individuals depending on circumstances. Please apply.

Please forward expressions of interest to: Sue Brind sbadmin@sdvs.org.uk Or telephone 01785 279938

SKILLBASE TRAINING CALENDAR 2014

Training Programme for 2014 – out now

Looking for affordable training courses for yourself or your staff? The SkillBase Training programme for 2014 is out now. First up in January , Minute taking on 16th, then Strategic & Business Planning on 21st and an interesting new course Just About you on 22nd.

Also PTLLS courses starting in January in Cannock & Staffordshire.

Contact SkillBase Training on 01785 279938 skillbase@sdvs.org.uk

Get yourself on the mailing list and follow us on Twitter to be the fist to hear about this great, affordable and results focussed training. 

Training Brochure

We would like to introduce you to our new training brochure for the autumn of 2012.

Let us know what you think!

 


E Bulletin 25 June

free training available in  Stafford

Stafford district Voluntary services offer a free training course on basic computer skills for unemployed people in Stafford borough only 
Please telephone 01785 606670 for further details

 

 

Booking can be made by emailing the booking form to sbadmin @sdvs.org.uk
or post to skillbase, SDVS, 131-141 North Walls, Stafford, ST16 3AD
or telephone 01785279930

Spaces still Available


Emergency First Aid  (1 Day course) – 28th June 2012 – Stafford

Booking form available here 



HR in Difficult Times 18 July 2012 – Stafford

This workshop looks at the HR process with regard to how groups deal with the consequences of reduced funding. This may raise the “R” word – redundancy.  Before groups get to that point they may not have considered what other practical alternatives may be open to them 
Booking form available here 


Register Interest

We are currently asking anyone who would like to to register interest for the following courses

Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) which we hope to run again in several locations in the county 
 L3 Advice and Guidance in Tamworth, Lichfield and Newcastle 
ILM Volunteer Management Level 3

Please email: sbadmin@sdvs.org .uk


Volunteer Opportunity

We are current looking for Volunteers with interests in Marketing, Social Media and Administration.  Please contact: sbadmin@sdvs.org .uk
or call: 01785 279938


Funding Opportunity – Grants For Community Learning

Application forms are now available for Grants for Community Learning 
The Guidance is available here and Application form is available here


Job Opportunity: Volunteering 4 Health Co-ordinator – Stafford – 9 Hours per week

Details are available here 


 

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