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We provide high quality affordable training delivered by specialists and experts on a wide range of subjects.  Our programme is led by our network and designed to empower trustees, staff and volunteers of our local voluntary and community sector. Follow us on Eventbrite and be first in line to book.

COVID-19 and HR for the Voluntary Sector

If you missed it, you can download our webinar presentation by expert Christine Williamson.

We regret that all face to face training and events are on hold until further notice.   We will be in touch with anyone that is registered for a future session and we are looking into new ways to continue to provide resources and learning.

Please follow our Eventbrite page to hear about our latest events, as they become available.

In the meantime, there are many resources available to voluntary and community sector groups, including:

RHACC free digital taster courses: As part of the Mayor of London's Digital Skills Strategy, you can learn how to use smartphones and tablets, get to grips with social media and online tools.  The sessions run on various dates from 22 April 2020.

Small Charities Coalition - April Webinars: Lime Green Consulting are providing free advice and support to Small Charities Coalition members with one-hour webinars focusing on strategic planning, emergency fundraising, and bid writing.

FSI Skills Conference (book by 24 April 2020): The annual FSI Skills Conference has been digitised and is available online with filmed presentations from all the speakers. For just £30, members can gain access to the full suite of a wide range of specialist topics (which has an average market value of £200) for 30 days from the date of booking.

NCVO:  Member-only resources have been made free to everyone and their online courses for the voluntary sector include sessions for trustees, volunteer managers and event managers.

Training Online from Directory for Social Change:  This online platform features 18 bite-sized introductory level online courses for charities and covers a wide range of topics including finance, HR, data protection, communication and change management.

Safeguarding Training and Guidance:  Richmond Council has refreshed its free online Training & Development Portal and is currently offering free e-learning in Safeguarding Adults (1 hour introductory level), Safeguarding Adults: Level 1 and other topics. Any organisation accessing the website for the first time, will need to register the group by email, including the organisation name, address and the name and email of a manager as a point of contact.  Childrens' online safeguarding training is available at the Kingston and Richmond Safeguarding Children Partnership website.

Skills for Care: free online training from ProTrainings to help train care volunteers   Comprised of short video modules, the content includes introduction to adult social care, roles and responsibilities, whistleblowing, equality, diversity and person centred values, telephone support and communication, pain and discomfort, infection prevention and control, food safety, fluids and hydration, health and safety and stress.

Training Costs 

The majority of our courses are fully subsidised for voluntary and community sector organisations delivering services to local communities in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

Please read our Training Booking Terms and Conditions (Sep 2018) before registering for any of our sessions.

Bespoke Training

Bespoke training is often more cost effective if you need to train three or more people. We can deliver our standard courses at a location and time to suit your organisation or we can design a session to your specific needs. Contact us to discuss your needs.

Training Advice & Contact

If you're unsure whether a course meets your needs, or you can't find what you're looking for, please contact us to see if we can help.  Email training@richmondcvs.org.uk or call 020 8843 7945.

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