NCVS training course list

We run a range of practical courses that will help you develop your group or organisation. The courses focus on the needs of Nottingham groups and take place in Nottingham city centre at NVAC on Mansfield Road.

July
Volunteers and the law

This is a practical course giving an overview of current law as it affects volunteers and voluntary organisations.

Tuesday 5 July
1.00pm - 4.00pm
Frailty and supported self-care awareness session (morning session)

These innovative and interactive 2-hour sessions aim to build understanding and empathy for older people with frailty and introduce the core principles and skills of supported self-care for this population group.

Wednesday 6 July
9.30am - 11.30am
Frailty and supported self-care awareness session (early afternoon session)

These innovative & interactive sessions are part of the Nottinghamshire-wide Frailty Toolkit & Training programme funded by Health Education England as a priority of Nottinghamshire Local Education Training Council.

Wednesday 6 July
12.30pm - 2.30pm
Frailty and supported self-care awareness session (late afternoon session)

These innovative & interactive sessions are part of the Nottinghamshire-wide Frailty Toolkit & Training programme funded by Health Education England as a priority of Nottinghamshire Local Education Training Council.

Wednesday 6 July
3.30pm - 5.30pm
Writing your first funding application

New to applying for grants and want to leave the theory aside and learn how to increase your chances of success? Then come along to an interactive practical session where you will be taken through an actual funding application form by Awards For All.

Friday 8 July
10.00am - 1.00pm
How to chair and manage meetings

New to running meetings in the voluntary and community sector? This session will teach you how to manage meetings in order to ensure they are more effective, and even enjoyable.

Monday 18 July
9.30am - 12.30pm
Introduction to volunteer management

This course will look at good practice in volunteer management - including the best ways to recruit, involve, support and retain volunteers.

Tuesday 19 July
1.00pm - 4.00pm
Where to look for evidence of need

New to applying for funding and need to show evidence of what you need but not sure where to find it?

Friday 22 July
10.00am - 12.15pm
Meet the Funder - Big Lottery Fund

Are you seeking funding for a project or activity? You have an opportunity to talk directly to a representative from the Big Lottery Fund.

Thursday 28 July
(All day)
September
An introduction to social enterprise

This is a workshop exploring the practicalities of starting a social enterprise, that will give you the best start to your new social business idea.

Tuesday 6 September
10.00am - 1.00pm
Legal structures and governance for social enterprise

Choosing the right legal structure is critical to the success of your social enterprise, as it can determine how you trade and impact on the finance that you can acquire.

Tuesday 13 September
10.00am - 4.00pm
Volunteers and the law

This is a practical course giving an overview of current law as it affects volunteers and voluntary organisations.

Wednesday 14 September
10.00am - 1.00pm
Trustee Duties and The Essential Trustee

This session will help you as a Trustee to discharge your duties, be more aware of your liabilities and show you how to deal with conflicts of interest.

Thursday 15 September
5.30pm - 8.30pm
Finance for social enterprise

This is a workshop aimed at helping you to understand non-grant finance options available to social enterprises.

Tuesday 20 September
10.00am - 4.00pm
Introduction to volunteer management

This course will look at good practice in volunteer management - including the best ways to recruit, involve, support and retain volunteers.

Tuesday 27 September
10.00am - 1.00pm
How to take minutes

New to minute taking and acting as secretary or note taker, or need to record meetings? Come along and learn how to take effective minutes.

Tuesday 27 September
1.30pm - 4.30pm
October
How to chair and manage meetings

New to running meetings in the voluntary and community sector? This session will teach you how to manage meetings in order to ensure they are more effective, and even enjoyable.

Monday 3 October
5.30pm - 8.30pm
Writing your first funding application.

New to applying for grants and want to leave the theory aside and learn how to increase your chances of success? Then come along to an interactive practical session where you will be taken through an actual funding application form by Awards For All.

Friday 7 October
10.00am - 1.00pm
Where to look for evidence of need.

New to applying for funding and need to show evidence of what you need but not sure where to find it? Then come along and you will be shown where to look for that need and how to take some shortcuts.

Tuesday 11 October
6.00pm - 8.15pm
November
An introduction to social enterprise

This is a workshop exploring the practicalities of starting a social enterprise, that will give you the best start to your new social business idea.

Tuesday 8 November
10.00am - 1.00pm
Legal structures and governance for social enterprise

Choosing the right legal structure is critical to the success of your social enterprise, as it can determine how you trade and impact on the finance that you can acquire.

Tuesday 15 November
10.00am - 4.00pm
Volunteers and the law

This is a practical course giving an overview of current law as it affects volunteers and voluntary organisations.

Friday 18 November
10.00am - 1.00pm
Finance for social enterprise

This is a workshop aimed at helping you to understand non-grant finance options available to social enterprises.

Tuesday 22 November
10.00am - 4.00pm
Introduction to volunteer management

This course will look at good practice in volunteer management - including the best ways to recruit, involve, support and retain volunteers.

Wednesday 23 November
10.00am - 1.00pm
December
Writing your first funding application.

New to applying for grants and want to leave the theory aside and learn how to increase your chances of success? Then come along to an interactive practical session where you will be taken through an actual funding application form by Awards For All.

Friday 2 December
10.00am - 1.00pm
Trustee Duties and The Essential Trustee

This session will help you as a Trustee to discharge your duties, be more aware of your liabilities and show you how to deal with conflicts of interest.

Tuesday 6 December
10.00am - 1.00pm
How to take minutes

New to running meetings in the voluntary and community sector?

Thursday 8 December
9.30am - 12.30pm
January
How to chair and manage meetings

New to running meetings in the voluntary and community sector? This session will teach you how to manage meetings in order to ensure they are more effective, and even enjoyable.

Tuesday 10 January
9.30am - 12.30pm
Volunteers and the law

This is a practical course giving an overview of current law as it affects volunteers and voluntary organisations.

Tuesday 31 January
10.00am - 1.00pm
February
Writing your first funding application

New to applying for grants and want to leave the theory aside and learn how to increase your chances of success? Then come along to an interactive practical session where you will be taken through an actual funding application form by Awards For All.

Friday 3 February
10.00am - 1.00pm
Where to look for evidence of need

New to applying for funding and need to show evidence of what you need but not sure where to find it?

Tuesday 7 February
10.00am - 12.15pm
Introduction to volunteer management

This course will look at good practice in volunteer management - including the best ways to recruit, involve, support and retain volunteers.

Wednesday 8 February
10.00am - 1.00pm
Trustee Duties and The Essential Trustee

This session will help you as a Trustee to discharge your duties, be more aware of your liabilities and show you how to deal with conflicts of interest.

Tuesday 28 February
9.00am - 12.30pm