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

NEW for 2018-2019 -Introduction to Adult Social Care Sector

26 -28 Nov (Mon-Wed)


Level 1

NEW FOR 2018-2019- Awareness of the role and responsibilities of the adult social care worker

20-22 Feb 19


Level 1

Personal Money Management

13-15 Feb 19


Level 2

Introduction to Mentoring

19-21 Nov (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

5-7 Nov (Mon-Wed)

18-20 Jan 19 (Fri-Sun)

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

10-12 Dec (Mon-Wed)

4-6 March 19 (Mon-Wed)

This course looks at what counselling means.


Level 2

Introduction to Coaching 

15-17 Feb 19 (Fri-Sun)

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

21-23 Jan 19 (Mon-Wed)

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

26-28 Nov (Mon – Wed)

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

19-21 Nov (Mon – Wed)

25-27 Feb 19 (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 

14-16 Dec (Fri-Sun)

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 

3-5 Dec (Mon – Wed) 

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


Level 1 and 2

So You Want to be a Volunteer?

5-7 Nov (Mon-Wed)

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)

15-17 Oct (Mon-Wed) Part 1

14-16 Jan 19 (Mon-Thur) Part 2

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



Level 2

Supporting with Bereavement and Loss

5-7 October (Fri-sun)

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


Level 2

Issues of Identity

1-03 April 19 (Mon-Wed)

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