Basic First Aid
This basic first aid course will equip staff members and volunteers in the event of first aid being required. The course provides information and practical demonstrations, designed to give individuals the basic skills to keep them safe, administer and the skills to save someone’s life.
Wednesday 18th April 2018
£40 to £65

GDPR: an evolution not a revolution
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on the 25th of May 2018 and is the most significant change to data protection law in almost 20 years. This half day training session will introduce the GDPR to delegates, describe the differences between the Data Protection Act 1998 and provide practical steps that need to be taken in order to start implementing GDPR.
Thursday 19th April 2018
£60 to £85 

Advanced Microsoft Excel
Do you want to develop your Microsoft Excel skills? Would you like to make your work more efficient through the use of formulas and formatted spreadsheets? This interactive and practical course introduces participants to the advanced techniques and how these can be used to enhance your work. This course is ideal for those who have experience of using Excel, but would like a more in-depth knowledge of how to use spreadsheets more efficiently.
Monday 23rd April 2018
£70 to £95

Microsoft Excel Refresher
This interactive and practical course introduces beginners to the software and explains how it can be used to enhance your work. This course is ideal for learners and refreshers as it covers all the basic elements of Excel in a practical, hand on format, allowing you time to practice the techniques in the session. By the end of the course, learners will be able to format a spreadsheet for printing, create charts, use basic functions effectively and start to analyse data.
Tuesday 24th April 2018
£70 to £95

GDPR: an evolution not a revolution
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on the 25th of May 2018 and is the most significant change to data protection law in almost 20 years. This half day training session will introduce the GDPR to delegates, describe the differences between the Data Protection Act 1998 and provide practical steps that need to be taken in order to start implementing GDPR.
Wednesday 25th April 2018
£60 to £85 

Effective Copywriting
Are you looking for more impact from your marketing materials? This intensive and practical three-hour course introduces you to the essentials of effective copywriting. We demonstrate what ingredients go into good copywriting – and where some people make mistakes. And we show you some easy ways to attract and influence your target audience, which will help make your next campaign a success.
Thursday 26th April 2018
£60 to £85

May

Business and Report Writing
Want to improve the impact and effectiveness of your reports, proposals and other documents? Need help with starting or structuring, getting the right tone of voice, or influencing your readers? This intensive and practical three-hour course gives you the skills and techniques to make writing jobs easier – enabling you to write with greater speed, confidence and results.
Tuesday 8th May 2018
£60 to £85

GDPR: an evolution not a revolution
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on the 25th of May 2018 and is the most significant change to data protection law in almost 20 years. This half day training session will introduce the GDPR to delegates, describe the differences between the Data Protection Act 1998 and provide practical steps that need to be taken in order to start implementing GDPR.
Thursday 10th May 2018
£60 to £85 

Effective People Management
Are you new to management? Or you would you like to refresh your management skills? This course is designed to help you develop your knowledge, understanding and skills for managing employees in the workplace, as required by a practising or potential first line manager.
Thursday 17th May 2018
£40 to £65

WordPress for Beginners
Are you new to WordPress? Are you not sure how to manage your site effectively? Are you thinking of creating a new site but not sure where to start? Then this course is for you!
Tuesday 22nd May 2018
£70 to £95

Advanced WordPress
Are you already running a WordPress website and want to get the best from it? Unsure of how to make your site work better? Want to learn more about how to manage your site effectively? This is a practical, interactive course designed to help you make your WordPress site more effective.
Tuesday 22nd May 2018
£70 to £95

Community Fundraising
This course is for charity fundraisers who organise events and/or use volunteers to fundraising on behalf or in aid of their charity. The course covers the advantages and disadvantages associated with raising funds from local communities, managing volunteers, including legal and regulatory, developing a community fundraising strategy, where community fundraising fits into the broader fundraising strategy, volunteer recruitment and motivation, practical event planning and management, return on investment and how to measure success.
Thursday 24th May 2018
£95 to £120

June

Good Governance: Understanding Your Legal and Financial Responsibilities
This essential session will look at the legal and financial aspects of charitable organisations and the roles and responsibilities associated with them. Perfect for new and existing trustees.
Tuesday 5th June 2018
£40 to £65

Effective Digital Marketing
Are you taking a joined up (strategic) approach to your digital marketing? Are you using the right channels to reach the right audience for your organisation? How are you engaging with them and are you measuring all that work? This course will give you an introduction to creating a digital marketing strategy. You will leave with the appropriate actions to take back control on your marketing techniques.
Wednesday 6th June 2018
£70 to £95

Plan Your Evaluation
It is vital for charities to describe the changes that result from their work and the potential long-term benefits to society. When defining a funded project, it is essential to understand the issue your work will address and identify the difference your organisation wants to make. The aim of this course is to help you create an evaluation framework for initiatives, develop a tracking system to monitor progress against targets and communicate your project’s purpose and impact to funders and stakeholders.
Thursday 7th June 2018
£70 to £95

Researching and Prioritising Funders
With increased demands you have less time than before to search for funders. How many of us have wasted hours searching and applying for funding with low returns? This interactive three hour session aims to reduce your funding search time and will help you to identify which funders will closely match the type of funding you need for your project(s) and organisation.
Tuesday 26th June 2018
£40 to £65

July

Basic First Aid
This basic first aid course will equip staff members and volunteers in the event of first aid being required. The course provides information and practical demonstrations, designed to give individuals the basic skills to keep them safe, administer and the skills to save someone’s life.
Wednesday 11th July 2018
£40 to £65

September

Fire Safety Level 2
This level 2 course is aimed at anyone who requires a course as a Fire Warden or a Fire Marshall. The course covers the latest fire safety regulations and the roles and duties of employees and their responsibilities on Fire Safety.
Monday 17th September 2018
£75

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