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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. If you have training needs that aren’t met by our current programme, please email us.

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, all sessions currently take place online via Zoom.

Select a training course within the categories below:

Skills for running an organisation

Being a Better Trustee

This new two-hour session is intended for trustees who have completed our 'Being a Trustee' course and want to further develop their involvement and awareness of trustee duties.
Cost: £20 per participant

Tuesday 8 December 2020, 10:30am
- 12:30pm
Wednesday 10 March 2021, 6:00pm
- 8:00pm

Being a Trustee: what does it mean?

This two-hour session covers the basic information for all trustees, whether you are new to the role or long-established.
Cost: £20 per participant

Wednesday 17 February 2021, 10:30am
- 12:30pm

How to Take Minutes

Are you acting as secretary or note taker, or do you need to record meetings? Learn how to take effective minutes and make your task easier. This two-hour online session replaces our previous face-to -face three-hour course and will take you through the process of producing a 'minute'.
Cost: £20 per participant

Wednesday 3 March 2021, 10:30am
- 12:30pm

Introduction to Taking Minutes

This one-hour online session will give those new to minute taking an introduction to the topic.
Cost: £10 per participant

Wednesday 2 December 2020, 6:00pm
- 7:00pm
Tuesday 2 February 2021, 11:00am
- 12:00pm

Top Tips for Writing Funding Applications

For organisations and community groups who are new to applying for funding, or for those in need of a refresher. Relevant for groups applying for COVID-19 funding and recovery support as well as other general funding.
Cost: £10 per participant

Wednesday 13 January 2021, 10:00am
- 11:15am

Trustee Essentials - for new Trustees

This is a new one-hour introductory session for new or recently appointed trustees. You will learn the essential early steps to be taken following your appointment as a trustee.
Cost: £10 per participant

Tuesday 12 January 2021, 10:30am
- 11:30am

Safeguarding


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.

Further dates are currently being scheduled. In the meantime, if you wish to discuss possible bespoke training, please email ncvs@nottinghamcvs.co.uk.

Introduction to Safeguarding Adults (Part 1 and 2)

A two-part online course giving a basic understanding of roles and responsibilities in the safeguarding of adults and how to respond to concerns. You are required to attend both sessions (15 and 17 December). Click through for full details.
Full course cost: £25 per participant

Tuesday 15 December 2020, 1:30pm
- 2:45pm

Introduction to Safeguarding Children & Young People (Part 1 and 2)

A two-part online course giving a basic understanding of roles and responsibilities in the safeguarding of children and young people and how to respond to concerns. You are required to attend both sessions (21 and 27 January). Click through for full details.
Full course cost: £25 per participant

Thursday 21 January 2021, 1:30pm
- 2:45pm

Safeguarding Children Lead Person (Part 1 and 2)

A two-part online course giving a basic understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead Person. You are required to attend both sessions (21 and 22 December). Click through for full details.
Full course cost: £25 per participant

Monday 21 December 2020, 1:30pm
- 2:45pm

Trustees' Safeguarding Responsibilities

An interactive online session for Trustees (or members of Management Committees) of organisations whose activities put them in contact with vulnerable adults or children.
Cost: £15 per participant

Tuesday 19 January 2021, 1:30pm
- 2:45pm

Skills for leaders of volunteers

Addressing the Barriers to Volunteering

In this one-hour 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.
Cost: £10 per participant

Wednesday 20 January 2021, 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.
Cost: £10 per participant

Tuesday 1 December 2020, 7:00pm
- 8:00pm
Thursday 11 March 2021, 10:00am
- 11:00am

Essentials of Volunteer Management

This one-hour online session provides a reduced version of our more in-depth 'Introduction to Volunteer Management' course while social distancing restrictions are in place.
Cost: £10 per participant

Tuesday 26 January 2021, 7:00pm
- 8:00pm

Introduction to Volunteers and the Law (Part 1 and 2)

A two-part online course for Leaders of Volunteers to start to develop an understanding of some of the legal requirements that relate to volunteering. You are required to attend both parts. The two-part course first runs on 18 / 19 November 2020 and is repeated on 16 / 18 February 2021. Click through for full details.
Full course cost: £20 per participant

Tuesday 16 February 2021, 7:00pm
- 8:00pm

Writing Opportunities to attract Volunteers

A new one-hour online session to help your volunteer role descriptions stand out, ensuring you attract enthusiastic volunteers.
Cost: £10 per participant

Wednesday 9 December 2020, 10:00am
- 11:00am
Tuesday 23 March 2021, 7:00pm
- 8:00pm

Support for social entrepreneurs


Find out more on our Social Enterprise page.

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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.