Training

Training: Level 1 Award in Mentoring

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This qualification allows learners to gain a deeper understanding of the role of a mentor and develop the skills needed to become an effective mentor.

The aims of the qualification are: to help learners gain an insight in to the role and practice of being a mentor, to be clear about mentor/mentee relationships, ensure good practice, develop specific skills and understanding, reflect on own learning and performance, and to understand the benefits of mentoring and the legal and ethical requirements.

Qualification structure:

Level 1 Award –

Unit 01 Role of a mentor
Unit 02 Preparing for the role of a mentor
Unit 03 Demonstrating mentoring skills.

Learners complete workbooks as part of the taught workshops (4 x 3 hour workshops)
The workshops are participatory, they encourage lots of discussion and activities so that you share your understanding and experiences. Workbooks will be provided for you to complete during the sessions which will be useful for the level 1 accreditation. There is no ‘homework’ to do as all the assessment activities are completed as part of the workshops.

All workshop sessions are on Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm at Focus 4 Success, Old Town Hall, Thornton Square, Brighouse, HD6 1EA.

Session 1: 1st May – Induction Unit 01: Role of a mentor – Part 1
Session 2: 8th May – Unit 01: Role of a mentor – Part 2 & Unit 02: Preparing for the role of a mentor – Part 1
Session 3: 15th May – Unit 02: Preparing for the role of a mentor – Part 2
Session 4: 22nd May – Unit 03: Demonstrating mentoring skills

It is recommended that you attend all the sessions as they are a great opportunity for some shared learning and you can complete all the assessment tasks in the session.

The assessment process for the qualification includes a variety of completed activities that will make up your portfolio, these include:

Workbooks – completed as part of the workshops

Group discussions with photographs of flip charts – as part of the workshops

Please feel free to contact Louise or Verity if you have any questions:
Louise Reed: 07817 361248, info@focus4success.co.uk
Verity Elliott: 07891 959048, verity@creativityinpractice.co.uk

ELIGIBILITY FOR FULLY FUNDED COURSES:
Unemployed and in receipt of JSA, ESA or WRAG, Universal or other State Benefit. OR: Job seeking or working 16 hours or less a week and/or earning below £15,736.50 annual gross salary. AND: Have lived in the UK or EU continuously for the last 3 years.
Learners who haven’t lived in the UK or EU for the required 3 years are eligible if they have refugee status, indefinite leave to remain or other (please enquire for more information).

Training Course: Basic Budgeting

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Upcoming VSI Alliance Training Course:  Basic Budgeting on Thursday 18 October 2018, 9.30am – 12.30pm.

Venue: The Conference Suite, St John’s The Divine, St John’s Street, Rastrick, Brighouse, HD6 1HN

The aim of the session is to enable attendees to understand:

  • What the purpose of a budget is
  • Why organisations need a budget
  • Who should be involved in the budget process
  • When the budgeting process should begin.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Plan and prepare an income and expenditure budget
  • Prepare budgets for restricted and unrestricted funds
  • How to lay out a budget
  • How to manage the budgeting process.

Book onto the course here: https://northbankforum.org.uk/event/basic-budgeting-a-vsi-alliance-training-course/

For the full training programme, click here.

Sure Start Children’s Centres Newsletter Spring 2018

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The Sure Start newsletter for Spring 2018 includes details of the new baby clinics, a what’s on guide for all our Children’s Centres and how to follow each individual Centre on it’s own Facebook page.

Have you thought about getting a better deal on your energy bills? With NHP Energy Levels you could boost your energy and save money. The newsletter gives details of the drop-in sessions January to March 2018 when Ofgem and Citizens Advice will show you how to go Energy Shopping.

The newsletter also includes dates for Sure Start training courses taking place in both Lower Valley and North & East Halifax from January to March 2018.

Click here to read the newsletter online

Calderdale Adult Learning ‘Have a Go’ Drop-in

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Calderdale Adult Learning are holding a ‘Have a Go’ drop-in event at Heath Campus, Free School Lane, Halifax on Monday 26 – Thursday 29 June 2017 10am – 1pm each day.

They are holding this “Have a Go” Drop-In event as part of the nationwide Festival of Learning which celebrates lifelong learning. Advisors from C&K Careers will be available from 10am-12noon on Thursday, to offer information, advice and guidance on suitable courses and employment opportunities.

During the week there will be a free programme of activities which will cover the 4 new curriculum areas:

Monday – Adults with Learning Disabilities
Tuesday – Community and Family Learning
Wednesday – Learning for Life and Work
Thursday – Professional Development and Training

  • Art and craft activities
  • Cookery classes
  • Art, craft and sewing workshops
  • Modern Foreign Language taster classes
  • IT workshops
  • Taster classes/activities for GCSE, Functional Skills and ESOL qualifications
  • Beauty and holistic therapies workshops
  • First Aid taster sessions
  • Information available on a range of qualifications – Health and Safety, Teaching and Security

For more information on the event and courses available at CAL visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/adultlearning or phone 01422 392820

If you would like to advertise this event a poster can be downloaded from CAL Have a Go Event

Understanding How the Local NHS Works – VAC Training

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This session on Friday 23 June 10am – 12pm will describe the national landscape and local responsibilities for commissioning and providing NHS services.

 

Participants will gain an understanding of how the NHS fits together and who has responsibility for providing specific local services.  The purpose of this session is to provide an overarching understanding of a complicated system and provide a who’s who and who does what within the local NHS.

Who is this session aimed at?

The session, to be held at VAC, 8B Hall St, Halifax HX1 5AY, will be useful for Engagement Champions and voluntary community and social enterprise (VCSE) groups who want to provide local services in partnership with the NHS.  It would also be useful to those who just want to understand how the NHS fits together.

Costs range from £30 to £80 depending upon the structure of your organisation. The course is booked online at http://cvac.org.uk/training but for further information email the training administrator at training@cvac.org.uk  or call 01422 348777.

 

Free Quality for Health Course at VAC

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Quality For Health® is a quality assurance system developed by VAC specifically to support Voluntary and Community sector groups and organisations delivering local health services – and their funders – to clearly identify the difference they are making to their users through quality service delivery.

VAC will be running a FREE training session ‘An Introduction to Quality for Health’ on Jun 6 between 10:00 and 12:30. This session is aimed at organisations delivering health and health related services who want to find out more about the Quality For Health® quality assurance system. It will be held at their offices in Hall Street, Halifax. Further details can be found at http://cvac.org.uk/product/introduction-to-qfh/. If you have any problems accessing the training via their website, please contact the training administrator on: training@cvac.org.uk or by phoning 01422 348777.

First Aid and Food Safety Courses with Jill Webb Training

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Throughout 2017 Jill Webb Training will be running a number of training sessions covering the following:

  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Food Safety
  • First Aid at work – 3 full days

Click here for a full list of upcoming training

There are so many providers to choose from so why choose Jill Webb Training?

  • Our prices include accreditation, tea and coffee, parking and venues accessible by public transport
  • We are both experienced in our areas of work so we have ‘walked the walk’ and are not simply teaching you theory that we have no experience of!
  • The courses are fun and practical with a minimum of sitting and listening!
  • There is no end of course exam but ongoing observation and assessment
  • All our courses are accredited by ITC training (www.itcfirstaid.org.uk) who quality assure our work
  • We believe in keeping the Yorkshire pound in Yorkshire and book local community venues for our courses

If you have any queries or need advice on your legal obligations contact us online at jillwebbtraining.co.uk or phone Steve on 07740704164 or Jill on 07808277525

Fundraising Skills training this February with VAC

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The course is aimed at workers, volunteers and management committee members of community and voluntary groups who are involved in (or hoping to contribute to) their organisation’s fundraising efforts.

Monday 20 February – 9.30am to 12.30pm
At VAC Resource Centre, Hall St, Halifax, HX1 5AY

The workshop is open to people wanting to increase their confidence and success with funding bids. The emphasis is on group work and the atmosphere will be informal.

This session will cover:

  • putting together a funding bid
  • identifying a range of appropriate funders
  • making funding applications
  • monitoring and evaluation

Click here to book a place online

Free Half Day Training on Modern Day Slavery Awareness

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The Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Awareness training is a FREE interactive half day training session for frontline workers, businesses and volunteers.

Wednesday 1 February 2017 – 1pm to 4.30pm
At Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George’s St, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY

On completion of this session, participants will be able to;

  • Explain what human trafficking is and the different types that exist
  • Recognise the signs/indicators of different types of trafficking
  • Respond appropriately to a victim / case of human trafficking
  • How to notify in Calderdale and refer to the NRM

To book your FREE place, email elizabeth.mandebura@calderdale.gov.uk

Training Courses with Sector Support Calderdale

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Do you want to get to grips with the refugee crisis and the impact it’s having in Calderdale? Maybe you want to learn more about setting up a not-for-profit organisation.

Sector Support Calderdale is holding a variety of training sessions from Tuesday 24 January including a Dementia Friends information session and more at the Orange Box, Halifax and Illingworth Fire Station.

Click here for a list of available training

Sector Support Calderdale training courses are now chargeable and the training costs vary from £10 to £55 – Payments can be made by bank transfer or cheque made payable to North Bank Forum –  If you would like to pay by bank transfer, please contact for details.

To reserve places or to request a booking form contact Olivia Swingler or Jake Farrar on 01422 345174 or email sectorsupport@nbforum.org.uk.