Skills for Volunteering and Work courses are particularly useful for those who are working towards becoming support workers and those looking to enter the jobs market.

You may also benefit from having completed some of the courses in the Personal and Social Development area for some of these courses.

Level 1

Getting into Nursing - NEW for 2018/19

This course explores the skills and qualifications you need to plan your nursing career.


Level 1

Pre-Employment Training for the 'Care' Sector- NEW for 2018/19

This short course covers a number of employability skills needed to work in the Care Industry.


Level 1

Awareness of the role and responsibilities of the adult social care worker - NEW for 2018/19

10-12 July (Wed-Fri)


Level 1

NEW FOR 2018-2019-Pre-Employment Training for the 'Care' Sector

24-26 Jul (Wed-Fri)


Level 1

Personal Money Management

8-10 May (Wed-Fri)


Level 2

Introduction to Mentoring

19-21 Jul (Fri-Sun)

30 Sept-2 Oct (Mon-Wed)

The course is designed for Volunteers who may be working in a support role, or people in employment.


Level 2

Understanding Mental Health

3-5 June ( Mon-Wed)

This course aims to help you better understand the term ‘mental health’ and recognise methods for treating/managing mental illness and its effects.


Level 2

Introduction to Counselling

4-6 March 19 (Mon-Wed)

18-20 Sept (Wed-Fri)

This course looks at what counselling means.


Level 2

Introduction to Coaching 

28-30 June (Fri-Sun)

9-11 Sep (Mon-Wed)

This course looks at how powerful this approach can be in allowing the people that you work with to overcome blocks that have held them back in life, and will give you an awareness of the different tools needed when coaching.


Level 2

Introduction to Drug and Alcohol Awareness

8-10 May (Wed-Fri)

This course looks at alcohol and different types of drugs, their effects and looks into some counselling skills that may help your clients to talk about these concerns.


Level 2

Advocacy for Support Workers

19-21 June (Wed-Fri)

Advocacy is a skill set that allows you to be the voice of, or for, the person you are supporting.


Level 1

Skills at Work

8-10 June (Mon-Wed)

This course looks at some of the skills needed to be successful in the work place.


Level 1 and 2

Becoming Self-Employed 

10-12 April 19 (Wed-Fri)

This course takes you through some of the initial ideas for becoming self-employed.


Level 1 and 2

Public Speaking and Presentation Skills 

1-3 Jul (Mon-Wed)

This course equips you with skills, confidence and useful techniques.


Level 1 and 2

So You Want to be a Volunteer?

11-13 Mar 19 (Mon-Wed)

If you’re considering how volunteering could benefit you and your community, this is the ideal course.


Level 1,2 & 3

Training the Trainer (two-part course)

Dates coming soon.

This course gives you new skills and enables your organisation to introduce in-house training.



Level 2

Supporting with Bereavement and Loss

3-5 June (Mon-Wed)

This course will raise your awareness of bereavement and loss, to develop your understanding when helping others.


Level 2

Issues of Identity

1-3 April 19 (Mon-Wed)

24-26 June (Mon-Wed)

18-20 Sep (Wed-Fri)

This course will give you an insight into individualised care planning.

Level 1

Introduction to Adult Social Care Sector

26-28 June (Wed-Fri)