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We have a regular programme of training to support groups and organisations in their day-to-day running, as well as offering bespoke tailored training.

Our trainers include NCVS staff and external trainers. Our courses build on the latest policy issues that affect the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, including new legislation briefings, and will enable you to keep up-to-date with staff, trustee and volunteer development.

We regularly review our training programme to ensure that it is useful and relevant to the groups we support. All sessions take place at NCVS, 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FB. If you have training needs that aren’t met by our current programme, please email us.

** Special Notice **

We have cancelled our traditional training programme up to the end of May 2020 in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. At the moment, the events listed below are still scheduled to go ahead, but we continue to review this based on ongoing government guidance. Should further events be cancelled, everyone who has made a booking will be informed in advance, and (where they apply) payments will be refunded. Where we are able to adapt an event to be delivered by webinar instead, we will inform everyone who has registered.

Select a training course within the categories below:

Skills for running an organisation

Being a Trustee: what does it mean?

This session will help you to discharge your duties as a Trustee, be more aware of your liabilities and show you how to deal with conflicts of interest. It includes information from the Charity Governance Code and The Essential Trustee Guidance.
Course fees: from £35 per person

Monday 13 July 2020, 1:30pm
- 4:30pm

How to Take Minutes

New to minute taking and acting as secretary or note taker, or need to record meetings? Then come along and learn how to take effective minutes.
Course fees: from £35 per person

Tuesday 14 July 2020, 9:30am
- 12:30pm


All of our safeguarding training is endorsed either by the Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board or by the Nottingham City Safeguarding Adult Board. You will receive a certificate of participation once you have completed the training.

Our latest programme has completed. Our new programme schedule for 2020-2021 is being planned. In the meantime, if you wish to discuss possible bespoke training, please email ncvs@nottinghamcvs.co.uk.

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Skills for leaders of volunteers

Volunteers and the Law

This is a practical course giving an overview of current law as it affects volunteers and voluntary organisations. The course is suitable for trustees and directors of community and voluntary organisations, and those working with or managing volunteers.
Course fees: from £35 per person

Wednesday 17 June 2020, 10:00am
- 1:00pm

Support for social entrepreneurs

Our 'Enterprising Nottingham' project provides training and one-to-one support to new and existing social enterprises (less than 12 months old) in Nottingham. Find out more on our Social Enterprise page.

Cash Flow your Social Enterprise (without borrowing)

The current climate is creating financial uncertainty for Social Enterprises, and research shows that there is a significant risk that many will run out of cash by the end of June. This free webinar will help you protect your cash flow during these uncertain times.

Thursday 4 June 2020, 10:30am
- 12:00pm

Other training options

There are always options for skills development outside of formal training sessions. Take a look at the full range of Events and Training offered by NCVS. This includes networking events, and learning opportunities provided by the Practice Development Unit.