A strong and visible Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector

Current opportunities to build skills and knowledge

Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector providers

Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire Training offer a variety of Health & Social Care focused training courses for individuals and organisations looking to upskill, improve or refresh their knowledge. We work with TQUK, a nationally recognised awarding body to deliver high quality, innovative training alongside our own in-house designed and approved or accredited training programmes.

We can also provide bespoke training packages that resonate with your team’s needs at your premises or remotely using virtual training tools. The content of all our care training courses can be adapted to include your organisation’s core values, mission, and policies & procedures including examples of documents that you use, making the training completely relevant to your organisation and the expectations in place for your staff.

Our team of experienced trainers know that training staff is important in Health & Social care to ensure the safety of people receiving and giving care and to maintain high standards of care quality and are committed to delivering the very best experience.

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Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire have been established to be the strategic lead for Sport & Physical Activity across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Its vision – to create a healthier and more active two counties.

It is a not for profit organisation and part of a network of Active Partnerships across England. Its purpose is to lead on the delivery and discovery of sport and physical activity across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

First Aid, Safeguarding, Walk Leader, Digital Marketing and Fundraising are just a few examples of topics you can study with Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Visit the website to view the full range of courses

Download the Autumn 2023 learning programme here


Bromsgrove and Redditch Network B.A.R.N

B.A.R.N and their members offer training in –

  • Safeguarding
  • Fundraising
  • Bid-writing
  • Volunteering for employability
  • Health & Safety
  • First aid
  • Working in an office
  • Volunteer retention

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Young Solutions

Young solutions have a vast offer of training for those working with Young People, including –

  • Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • Awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
  • Safeguarding Adolescents
  • The Basics of Good Youth Work
  • Dealing with Challenging Behaviour
  • Basic Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  • First Aid
  • Detached Youth Work
  • Young People’s Mental Health

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Herefordshire and Worcestershire Wellbeing and Recovery College

The college aims to give people the tools, skills and understanding that they need to drive forward their own wellbeing and recovery journey whilst breaking down the stigmas relating to mental health. 

There are a wide range of courses and workshops designed to take each individual on a journey, however short or long, to find not only new skills, but the knowledge and understanding of what health and wellbeing and recovery means to them.

Services are free to access by anyone over the age of 18 and living within Herefordshire and Worcestershire. All of the courses are free of charge.

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Timeout – with Onside

Timeout is an fun introduction of simple creative techniques, to inspire mindfulness/head space from daily life and increase positive mental health. Our courses, workshops and community groups could help you in a number of ways.

If you work in the VCSE and are interested in Timeout for yourself or for someone you work with, please contact Lorna – lorna.wilkes@onside-advocacy.org.uk

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Midlands Learning Together Programme

Learning Together is a free online regional programme as
part of Thriving Communities national programme. 

Whether your work is within volunteering services, food banks, grassroot
activities, local charities, faith groups, housing associations, money and
advice services, museums, user led organisations, Link Workers, Local area
coordinators or others, all those who are supporting their communities to
thrive are welcome. 

By joining this programme you will receive opportunities to access our
resource of information, webinars, create useful connections to support your
work and time to think with others in small group settings. 

Collaborate and develop Social Prescribing together!

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Speak Easy N.O.W

Learning Disability Awareness Training

Speak Easy N.O.W offer bespoke learning disability awareness training. Their trainers are people with learning disabilities, who have lived experiences. They have helped a wide range of organisations to understand what it means to have a learning disability and how important it is to think about how we communicate with each other.

Training has been embraced by organisations who want to ensure that their customers and staff have the skills to communicate effectively.

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