Learn new skills as a springboard for employment

Learn new skills as a springboard for employment
23rd April 2013 CCVS Admin

Colchester Community Voluntary Services is pleased to be offering FREE training courses in Health and Safety, Food Safety, Emergency Life Support and many other areas of self-development.

The Neighbourhood Fund Training Programme 2013 is funded by the Skills Funding Agency and aims to equip people with useful qualifications to help them boost their skills to find employment or adopt voluntary roles in their communities.

Colchester Community Voluntary Services has been enlisted to deliver these courses for the sixth year in a row.

Learners often express a huge sense of reward after taking part in these courses, as you can see from the mixture of anonymous responses below:

–       The tutor was sympathetic and made learning fun.
–       Most of us felt a real sense of comradeship through working as a team.
–       Self-confidence grew.
–       The courses were a good foundation for further personal development. Very enjoyable – I learnt a lot.
–       The lecturer was very good and informative.”

The following courses are planned for June:

Good Governance and Financial Training (June 20th at Winsley’s House from 9.30am – 1.30pm):

This half day course has been designed to explore the roles and responsibilities of committee members, as well as budgeting and reporting of finances to the management committee. The session is suitable for people who are already trustees or committee members and people who are thinking about becoming trustees or committee members. Contents include:

– Committee members roles
– The governing document of a charity or voluntary and community group
– Liabilities of committee members
– The importance of budgets
– Different types of budget
– Anticipating income and estimating expenditure
– Cash flow
– Reporting processes

Developing a Voluntary Role—Volunteering Workshop (June 21st, 10am – 2pm)

How can I learn new skills, meet people and have fun?
How can I make a difference in the community?
Have you thought about volunteering?
Do you know about Timebanking?

‘Developing a Voluntary Role’ is a four hour workshop to support people who would like to volunteer to find out about volunteering, the benefits of volunteering and how to find a voluntary role.

Attendees will:

– Identify how volunteering can make a difference to their own and other people’s lives
– Learn how to search and apply for voluntary roles
– Find out about Timebanking—volunteering with a twist

CCVS also organises tailor made courses to meet the needs of different people and voluntary organisations.

The training programmes are available free of charge to anyone who is over 19 years of age; has fewer than 5 GCSE’s or O levels (A-C); or less than an NVQ2 qualification and is EITHER unemployed OR has not attended any college, University or Neighbourhood Fund courses in the last three years.

Spaces are also available to ineligible candidates at a cost of £15 for a half day course or £30 for a full day course.

To find out more, please contact the CCVS main office on: 01206 505250, or email: information@ccvs.org.