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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 postponed our traditional training programme in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Instead, we are beginning to offer shorter online sessions for some of our most popular courses. We are also introducing a range of new online training opportunities. Please check below for training courses which will be delivered via Zoom.

Select a training course within the categories below:

Skills for running an organisation

An Introduction to Taking Better Minutes

This online session will give those new to minute taking an introduction to the topic.

Thursday 3 September 2020, 10:30am
- 12:15pm

An Introduction to the role of Board or Committee Secretary

This is one of the key roles in any charity. Are you suited to it and what do you need to know? An introductory online session.

Wednesday 19 August 2020, 10:30am
- 11:45am

COVID-19 - Top Tips for Funding Applications

A one-hour interactive session that aims to help organisations and community groups who may be applying for COVID-19 support funding. We will share our extensive knowledge of how to access funding and will provide participants with an overview of funding opportunities that are available as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tuesday 18 August 2020, 10:00am
- 11:15am


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.

There are no upcoming courses for this heading

Skills for leaders of volunteers

Addressing the Barriers to Volunteering

In this new online session, we will identify some of the barriers that potential volunteers face to becoming involved in your organisation and share ideas to remove these barriers.

Thursday 27 August 2020, 10:00am
- 11:00am

Dealing with Conflict in your Volunteer Programme

This online session aims to share some ideas about how best to deal with the inevitable disagreements, personality clashes and conflicts that arise from time to time among a team of volunteers

Thursday 13 August 2020, 10:00am
- 11:00am

Essentials of Volunteer Management

An online session which temporarily replaces our more in-depth 'Introduction to Volunteer Management' course.

Tuesday 8 September 2020, 10:00am
- 11:00am

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.

There are no upcoming courses for this heading

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.