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 2

Introduction to Mentoring

7-9 Sep (Fri – Sun)

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)

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)

This course looks at what counselling means.


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)

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


Level 1

Becoming Self-Employed 

14-16 Dec (Fri-Sun)

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)

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

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

22-24 Aug (Wed-Fri)

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