Welcome to the Stronger Together Training Programme

In response to our recent Training Needs Survey, we are delighted to launch our new Training Programme.

We offer a range of specialist training courses designed to develop the skills and knowledge of the diverse Voluntary and Community Sector in Bolton. All our courses are tailored in line with what you tell us you need and are designed to be accessible to all levels of staff and volunteers.

High Quality
All our training is delivered by suitably qualified trainers who offer a wealth of experience and up to date knowledge on current issues in their field – this way, you can be confident of a positive learning experience that aims to help your organisation be the best it can be.

Affordable
Bolton CVS is committed to making the training programme as accessible as possible to the Voluntary and Community Sector in Bolton. We believe our training provides excellent value for money and aim to keep our training courses as affordable as we can without losing quality. In order to support small grassroots organisations with limited access to funds, we are able to offer a number of funded places through our
Big Bolton Fund Training Grant.

Relevant
We have listened to what you tell us and have designed our specialist courses to meet the challenges of the sector. We believe in utilising the skills and knowledge that already exist within voluntary and community organisations in Bolton and where appropriate, will offer training delivered by our member organisations.

Thursday, 12 September 2019 - 9:30am
The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, state that all employers must assess the need and supply appropriate first aid provision – this one day Emergency First Aid at Work course meets with this regulation. Although anyone can be ‘appointed’ – will they have the knowledge to effectively Prevent injuries becoming worse, Promote recovery, Preserve life...
Thursday, 12 September 2019 - 10:00am
Scruffymonkey will be delivering a FREE three-part web design and content course for small community and voluntary groups. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain skills and knowledge in an often overlooked and avoided area and has the potential to greatly impact your organisations online presence and impact!
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 - 9:30am
All organisations are now required to comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Aim of the course – To support organisations to gain an understanding of their responsibilities regarding data protection and information governance.
Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 10:00am
Improve your bid writing techniques to produce funder focused proposals, increase success rates and win new resources for your organisation.
Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 5:30pm
All voluntary groups need to keep proper accounts, this session will demonstrate basic processes and give you the tools to develop your book-keeping skills.
Saturday, 28 September 2019 - 10:00am
Bolton CVS recognises not everyone will be ready to volunteer straight away. This informal workshop aims to increase the confidence of those thinking about volunteering and to better understand the skills that may be asked of them.
Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - 1:00pm
Safeguarding is everyone’s business, and it is important that organisations work together to protect people who need help and support. Staff and volunteers in voluntary organisations have a key role to play in ensuring that people accessing their services are protected and kept safe from harm. This Train the Trainer course is suitable for staff and volunteers...
Thursday, 17 October 2019 - 1:00pm
Monday, 4 November 2019 - 11:00am
Bolton CVS recognises not everyone will be ready to volunteer straight away. This informal workshop aims to increase the confidence of those thinking about volunteering and to better understand the skills that may be asked of them.
Monday, 4 November 2019 - 1:00pm
This interactive course will enable participants to obtain basic knowledge about safeguarding children and young people and share learning and good practice.