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Our Training and Development Programme 2024-2025

We have a regular programme of training and development events to support groups and organisations in their day-to-day running. Some new courses, refreshed content and new dates have just been added to our programme for 2024-2025.

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 and development 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.

All sessions currently take place online via Zoom.

Select a training course within the categories below:

Skills for running an organisation

Being a Trustee: what does it mean?

This online training covers the basic information that all trustees should know.
Cost: £20 per participant

Tuesday 10 September 2024, 10:30am- 12:30pmBook here
Monday 3 March 2025, 6:00pm- 8:00pmBook here

Fire Warden and Fire Marshal Training

This online training takes you through the basics of being a Fire Warden/Fire Marshal and will prepare you to carry out this very important role.
Cost: £20 per participant

Wednesday 19 June 2024, 10:30am- 12:30pmBook here
Wednesday 5 February 2025, 10:30am- 12:30pmBook here

How to Take Minutes

Learn the basics of taking effective minutes in this online training – and make note taking easy.
Cost: £20 per participant

Tuesday 25 February 2025, 10:30am- 12:30pmBook here

Introduction to Health & Safety and Risk Assessments

This online training will teach you the basics of health and safety, and explain the process of carrying out a risk assessment in your organisation.
Cost: £20 per participant

Tuesday 21 January 2025, 6:00pm- 8:00pmBook here

Trustee Refresher: Being Better

This online training will refresh your knowledge as a trustee, update you on current issues, improve your personal skill set and help you develop your role for the benefit of your organisation.
Cost: £20 per participant

Tuesday 12 November 2024, 6:00pm- 8:00pmBook here
Wednesday 12 March 2025, 10:30am- 12:30pmBook here

Safeguarding

Our safeguarding courses are delivered by The Toy Library in partnership with Nottingham CVS. All safeguarding training we deliver has been quality assured either by the Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board (NCSCB) or by the Nottingham City Safeguarding Adult Board (NCSAB). You will receive a certificate of participation once you have completed the training.

If you wish to discuss this training, please email ncvs@nottinghamcvs.co.uk.


Introduction to Safeguarding Adults

This online training will give you a basic understanding of the roles and responsibilities in safeguarding adults and how to respond to concerns.
Cost: £25 per participant

Tuesday 9 July 2024, 10:30am- 1:00pmBook here
Wednesday 9 October 2024, 10:30am- 1:00pmBook here
Thursday 9 January 2025, 10:30am- 1:00pmBook here

Introduction to Safeguarding Children and Young People

This online training will give you a basic understanding of the roles and responsibilities in safeguarding children and young people and how to respond to concerns.
Cost: £25 per participant

Thursday 1 August 2024, 10:30am- 1:00pmBook here
Wednesday 23 October 2024, 10:30am- 1:00pmBook here
Tuesday 21 January 2025, 10:30am- 1:00pmBook here

Safeguarding Children Designated Lead Person

This online training will give you a basic understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Designated Safeguarding Lead Person for an organisation working with vulnerable children and young people.
Cost: £25 per participant

Tuesday 27 August 2024, 10:30am- 1:00pmBook here
Wednesday 27 November 2024, 10:30am- 1:00pmBook here
Thursday 27 February 2025, 10:30am- 1:00pmBook here

Trustees' Safeguarding Responsibilities

This online training explains your safeguarding responsibilities as a trustee for an organisation working with vulnerable adults or children and young people.
Cost: £15 per participant

Wednesday 14 August 2024, 10:30am- 11:45amBook here
Wednesday 13 November 2024, 6:00pm- 7:15pmBook here
Thursday 13 February 2025, 10:30am- 11:45amBook here

Skills for leaders of volunteers

Addressing the Barriers to Volunteering

Identify barriers to volunteering and develop ideas to minimise and remove them during this training, to ensure your organisation isn’t missing out on great volunteers.
Cost: £10 per participant

Tuesday 23 July 2024, 10:00am- 11:00amBook here
Thursday 24 October 2024, 10:00am- 11:00amBook here
Wednesday 22 January 2025, 10:00am- 11:00amBook here
Tuesday 25 March 2025, 10:00am- 11:00amBook here

Advanced Volunteer Leadership

This online training, previously called “How to be a Better Leader of Volunteers”, takes you beyond the basics of managing and supporting volunteers and will explore some of the real-life issues that you’re facing as a Leader of Volunteers.
Cost: £20 per participant

Wednesday 28 August 2024, 10:00am- 12:00pmBook here
Tuesday 26 November 2024, 10:00am- 12:00pmBook here
Wednesday 26 February 2025, 10:00am- 12:00pmBook here

Assessing the Impact of your Volunteer Programme

This online training takes you beyond the basics of managing and supporting volunteers and will challenge you to consider the difference that volunteers make to your organisation.
Cost: £20 per participant

Thursday 5 September 2024, 10:00am- 12:00pmBook here
Tuesday 3 December 2024, 10:00am- 12:00pmBook here
Wednesday 5 March 2025, 10:00am- 12:00pmBook here

Dealing with Conflict in your Volunteer Programme

In any group of volunteers, there’ll be occasional disagreements, personality clashes and conflicts. Although these are hopefully rare events, this updated, online training will prepare you for when they occur.
Cost: £20 per participant

Thursday 25 July 2024, 10:00am- 12:00pmBook here
Tuesday 22 October 2024, 10:00am- 12:00pmBook here
Thursday 30 January 2025, 10:00am- 12:00pmBook here

Essentials of Volunteer Management

Start your journey into the exciting and rewarding world of volunteer leadership with this online training that explores the volunteer journey from start to finish.
Cost: £10 per participant

Tuesday 2 July 2024, 10:00am- 11:00amBook here
Wednesday 2 October 2024, 10:00am- 11:00amBook here
Thursday 23 January 2025, 10:00am- 11:00amBook here
Tuesday 4 March 2025, 10:00am- 11:00amBook here

Introduction to Volunteers and the Law

Although the law has little to say about volunteers and volunteering, what it does say is important. This online training will help you develop an understanding of some of the legal requirements that relate to your volunteering programme.
Cost: £20 per participant

Wednesday 7 August 2024, 10:00am- 12:00pmBook here
Tuesday 12 November 2024, 10:00am- 12:00pmBook here
Wednesday 12 February 2025, 10:00am- 12:00pmBook here

Writing Opportunities to Attract Volunteers

Are your volunteer opportunities struggling to attract people, or people with the right interests and skills for your organisation? This online training will teach you how to enhance your volunteer role descriptions and make them stand out.
Cost: £10 per participant

Thursday 4 July 2024, 10:00am- 11:00amBook here
Tuesday 1 October 2024, 10:00am- 11:00amBook here
Wednesday 29 January 2025, 10:00am- 11:00amBook here

Support for social entrepreneurs

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.