Training: Deaf Direct – intensive BSL course

Deaf Direct is running a new intensive BSL level 1 class starting 8th May 2017, running over 7 consecutive days. This is a qualification accredited by Signature.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience of sign language.  There are no entry requirements and the course is open to Deaf and hearing applicants.  The qualification is designed to enable learners to communicate with Deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL) on a range of topics which involve simple, everyday language use.

Course fee £375 (including tuition and assessments). No concession fee for this course. The classes will run 9.00-17.00 Mon 8th May – Fri 12th May, with assessments taking place on Sat 13th & Sun 14th May. The venue will be the Deaf and Hard of Hearing People’s Centre, St Ebbs. Oxford. For more details, please contact 01905 746301 or email training@deafdirect.org.uk

Training at OCVA: Effective Digital Marketing

Effective Digital Marketing

Overview

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 you marketing techniques.

Trainer Profile

Mary Thomas has been training and consulting with businesses of all sizes since 2009 in the uses and implementation of social media and digital marketing.  She has written and delivers accredited social media and digital marketing qualifications for City & Guilds as well as being a published author and public speaker.

Thursday 30th March, 10am to 1pm. £70 to £80.

For more information and to book now: https://ocva.org.uk/effective-digital-marketing/

Training at OCVA: Safe Moving and Handling Level 2

Safe Moving and Handling Level 2

Overview

This course is aimed at anyone who requires a course in manual handling and is ideal for all workplace requirements. The course is designed to meet the requirements and recommendations of the HSE Manual Handling Regulations 1992.

Correct manual handling training will reduce the risk of accidents occurring by identifying and preventing them. Manual handling is not difficult to learn but can save a lot of problems for employers and employees.

This course comes with 4.0 hours of CPD. The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will have an improved awareness of:

  • Understand the reasons for safe manual handling
  • Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
  • Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
  • Be able to apply safe manual handling principles

Thursday 23rd March 2017, 10am to 1pm. OCVA. £75.

Learning for Wellbeing – Develop your confidence & self-esteem through event planning & teamwork

Learning for Wellbeing

* Do you lack confidence? Would you like to boost your self-esteem?

* Would you like to take part in a research project looking at the impact of learning on mental health?

Our FREE course could help to improve your mental health & wellbeing:

Develop your confidence & self-esteem through event planning & teamwork

Sometimes we become unsure of ourselves in a social setting. In a friendly and relaxed environment, this short course intends to look at your strengths and weaknesses as a fundamental resource, then combine them with others’ unique resources to plan, organize and deliver a small event. The process of organizing an event can be challenging but the sense of achieving this through team work is very rewarding indeed and helps to build confidence and self-esteem. Come along and join us.

Tuesday 18/04 – 30/05 (one introductory session plus 6 further sessions) 1.30 – 4.00pm

Oxford Adult Learning, Cowley, The Union,

Collins St, OX41EE

Oxfordshire Adult Learning (OAL) is delivering a programme of courses called Learning for Wellbeing aimed at people 19+ in Oxfordshire with mild to moderate mental health difficulties (such as low mood, low confidence, low self-esteem, stress, anxiety and depression). The courses are specifically designed to help participants better manage the mental health symptoms that they experience. All eligible participants on this project will have access to one to one discussions with a guidance worker, one FREE course and optional refresher sessions after the course has ended. You will also be asked to consent to share your data with the project and the external evaluators.

How can I find out more? Contact Julie Bennett, Project Manager on Julie.bennett@abingdon-witney.ac.uk or call 01235 216322 or mob 07771946132

Learning for Wellbeing – Lift your mood through running

Learning for Wellbeing

  • Do you experience low mood?
  • Would you like to see how exercise can lift the mood?
  • Would you like to take part in a research project looking at the impact of learning on mental health?

Our FREE course could help to improve your mental health & wellbeing:

Lift your mood through running

A short course for people with no or little running experience or for those who have not run for a long time.  This course will take place half in the classroom and half outdoors at a nearby parkIn a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment, we will share experiences and strategies within this area and others to help us better self-manage life’s challenges. We will gradually develop from walking to doing some sustained running outdoors and see how exercise and activity really can lift the mood and help us to relax. We will learn about running related matters such as how to warm up safely and how to stretch safely and how physical activity can enhance your health and wellbeing.

Friday 28/04 – 02/06  (6 sessions)  10.00am – 12.30pm

Oxford Adult Learning, Cowley, The Union,

Collins St, OX41EE

Oxfordshire Adult Learning (OAL) is delivering a programme of courses called Learning for Wellbeing aimed at people 19+ in Oxfordshire with mild to moderate mental health difficulties (such as low mood, low confidence, low self-esteem, stress, anxiety and depression). The courses are specifically designed to help participants better manage the mental health symptoms that they experience. All eligible participants on this project will have access to one to one discussions with a guidance worker, one FREE course and optional refresher sessions after the course has ended.  You will also be asked to consent to share your data with the project and the external evaluators.

How can I find out more?   Contact Julie Bennett, Project Manager on Julie.bennett@abingdon-witney.ac.uk or call 01235 216322 or mob 07771946132

Talking about cancer: free training

Hi there,
 
I wanted to let you know about two new cancer awareness training opportunities from Cancer Research UK that might be of interest to your staff, volunteers or anyone else in your professional networks.
 
One is a face-to-face workshop coming up in London in April, and the other is a free online course. Please find brief summaries of each and instructions on how to sign up below.
TALK CANCER: FACE-TO-FACE WORKSHOP (London, 25 April)
What is Talk Cancer training?
It’s a Cancer Research UK training programme to help people feel confident promoting healthy lifestyles and the importance of spotting cancer early. Talking about cancer isn’t always easy, so we’re here to guide you on what to say and how to say it. A Talk Cancer workshop is all about communication, sharing experiences and recognising how much of a difference you can make if you have the right tools and knowledge. Read more at cruk.org/talkcancer.
Who’s it for? It’s designed for anyone working or volunteering in health or in their community.
Date, time & venue: Tuesday 25 April (1.30-4.30pm) at LIFT, 45 White Lion St, London N1 9PW.
Testimonials:
“Great level of interaction…kept me engaged for the duration”
“The training was delivered at a very appropriate level and in a friendly way. The trainers dealt expertly with a tricky subject and managed to keep the atmosphere light hearted”
“Talk Cancer will benefit my role massively. Working out in the community, it is essential I am up to date with current issues…Being able to make people aware of cancer could save someone’s life”
Cost,  funding & how to book: If you do not have access to a training budget, you can apply for a free bursary funded place by completing the attached application form and returning to talkcancer@cancer.org.uk. Alternatively, if you are able to fund your place, please complete and return this booking form.

TALKING ABOUT CANCER: FREE ONLINE COURSE
What is the Talking About Cancer online course?
Our free interactive online cancer awareness course has proved a huge success in helping people build confidence and “know-how” to separate cancer myths from facts and encourage healthy lifestyle changes. Join thousands of people worldwide and learn practical skills for having conversations that can help save lives. Watch the course trailer to find out more.
Who’s it for?
It’s suitable for anyone with an interest in talking about cancer and can help with conversations about health with family, friends and colleagues.
Testimonials:
“I believe passionately that a course like this, that encourages people to be open about health issues and points the way to reliable resources, can save lives”
“An interesting, engaging and evidenced-based training course that is relevant to many health professionals and others supporting people with health issues”
How to take part:
è   Sign up now at cruk.org/talkingaboutcancer
è   Runs from Monday 27 February
è   Takes 3 hours, at your own pace, and is mobile-friendly

Please do pass on details of these opportunities to your colleagues, professional networks and anyone else you think might be interested – simply forward the attached flyers.
 
If you have any questions about either type of training, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Or for information about commissioning a workshop in your area, you can also visit cruk.org/talkcancer.
 
We hope to see you soon at our next workshop or online!
 
The Talk Cancer training team
Cancer Research UK

Training at OCVA: Effective Digital Marketing

Effective Digital Marketing

Overview

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 you marketing techniques.

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will:

  • Identify digital marketing aims for the organisation
  • Create an initial audience persona for the organisation
  • Consider how to engage with the audience persona on website, social networking, e-newsletters and other channels
  • Understand the need for a content plan
  • Start to measure results of any activity
  • Have a set of action points to implement

Thursday 30th March 2017, 10am to 1pm. OCVA. £70 to £80.

Training at OCVA: Safe Moving and Handling Level 2

Safe Moving and Handling Level 2

Overview

This course is aimed at anyone who requires a course in manual handling and is ideal for all workplace requirements. The course is designed to meet the requirements and recommendations of the HSE Manual Handling Regulations 1992.

Correct manual handling training will reduce the risk of accidents occurring by identifying and preventing them. Manual handling is not difficult to learn but can save a lot of problems for employers and employees.

This course comes with 4.0 hours of CPD. The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will have an improved awareness of:

  • Understand the reasons for safe manual handling
  • Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
  • Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
  • Be able to apply safe manual handling principles

Thursday 23rd March 2017, 10am to 1pm. OCVA. £75.

Training at OCVA: Developing a Fundraising Plan

Developing a Fundraising Plan

Overview

This course is fundamental for heritage organisations undertaking fundraising on a small or large scale. Throughout the day, learners will be introduced to a structured model that can be used to develop bespoke fundraising plans to meet any fundraising need. The course will offer practical guidance on how to create and implement the plan.; utilizing existing people and resources to maximise income.  Please note this course is being held in Bicester

Trainer profile

Karon Phillips has 20 years voluntary sector management and fundraising experience. In 2010 she founded Citrus Consultancy; and since then she has worked with a wide range of social welfare organisations including national and small local voluntary organisations.

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will have an improved awareness of:

  • Developing a fundraising plan for a fundraising activity
  • Reviewing the fundraising environment; identifying appropriate fundraising opportunities
  • Conducting a review of the performance of a past fundraising activity
  • Establishing objectives, timescale, budget and appropriate fundraising techniques
  • Discussing your fundraising plan with your line manager and other relevant colleagues/stakeholders and seek authorisation to go ahead as necessary
  • Ensuring that any relevant legal and ethical requirements have been met and that (if appropriate) your plan takes into account your organisation’s policies and procedures.

Tuesday 14th March 2017, 1pm to 4pm. Tesco Bicester. £60 to £70.

Training at OCVA: Developing a Consortium: An Introduction

Developing a Consortium: An Introduction

Overview

As funding becomes increasingly harder to access, it is becoming more important for small and medium sized organisations to work together to bid successfully for grants. This course will introduce you to the 10 stages of consortium development and show you what the outcomes should be.

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will:

  • Scoping and planning before you start your consortium
  • The formation of a working group
  • Development of funding
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Operational development and consortium documentation
  • Incorporation and establishment of an interim board
  • Membership recruitment and due diligence
  • Setting up of a central management hub
  • Bidding for and winning contracts
  • Service delivery

Trainer Details

Following a career spanning 30 years as a teacher, musicians and academic, Gillian Warson decided to move into the voluntary sector. She brings a wealth of training experience having worked with learners from many backgrounds including students, offenders and those with learning difficulties. As Collaboration and Communications Officer at OCVA, Gillian has an in-depth knowledge of groups in Oxfordshire and works with networks across the sector.

Thursday 9th March 2017, 10am to 5pm. OCVA. £70 to £80.