Training

All our upcoming events and training courses are listed here, check back often to see what exciting activities we are offering for our members.


Volunteer Passport Scheme
FREE training for your volunteers! (worth £200)

What is the Volunteer Passport Scheme?

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The volunteer passport scheme is a Slough initiative, which offers a series of 4 short training modules exploring the key areas all volunteers need to successfully volunteer with clients. These modules will give participants the basic skills, awareness, confidence and knowledge required to volunteer. The training modules can be booked in any order.

Following a recent consultation Slough CVS are pleased to announce a pilot of the Slough Volunteer Passport Scheme, which offers £200 worth of free training in 4 modules to your volunteers in core skills needed to successfully volunteer with clients. These modules will give participants the basic skills, awareness, confidence and knowledge required to volunteer successfully. The training modules can be booked in any order.


Booking details

Equality and Diversity
28th June 2.00pm-4.30pm

Boundaries and Confidentiality
14th June 2.00pm-4.30pm
12th July 2.00pm-4.30pm

Communication Skills7th June 2.00pm-4.30pm
5th July 2.00pm-4.30pm

Safeguarding -
delivered by Slough Borough Council
21st June 2.00pm-4.30pm
19th July 2.00pm-4.30pm

Venue: Main Room, 29 Church Street, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1PL

Venue: Main Room, 29 Church Street, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1PL


The Benefits

  • Upskilled volunteers
  • Access through SCVS of a database of trained volunteers for targeted recruitment
  • Access to free volunteer management training
  • Enhanced ability to meet SQP standards for volunteers
  • Enhanced ability to access funding
  • Ability to add your vacancies to our volunteering newsletter

Management training: Deliver your group’s services more effectively

£1,091 ESF Grant (subsidy) Accredited Management Training for managers of volunteers and community organisations.

This may be the last chance to get an ESF subsidy.

Final dates: 27th April, 11th May & 1st June

Who should attend: All charity managers, volunteer managers and volunteers with potential to manage other volunteers.

A quality training programme leading to ILM Level 3 or 4 Certificate in Management delivered by leadership author and trainer Alan Hester Associates Limited over three days, spread over three months. There will be work based assignments for which Alan will provide support and feedback.

This is an ideal opportunity to increase confidence and will provide you with techniques to help you to get the best out of yourself, your volunteers and your team.

The cost to your organisation is the ILM registration fee of £109 (Level 3) or £129 (Level 4).

Places limited so please book early!

To book or for further information about the benefits to your organisation please contact Alan on 07970 522760 or alan@alanhester.co.uk
Further details


Autism Berkshire

Autism Berkshire provides high-quality training to people on the autism spectrum, parents, carers and professionals working with people with autism, promoting understanding of autism and issues associated with autism.

The courses include an introduction to autism spectrum conditions, advice for parents and carers, and life skills for autistic adults, along with bespoke training tailored for professionals working in areas such as human resources, the care sector, education, health and the criminal justice system.

http://www.autismberkshire.org.uk/events/


Slough Borough Council Training


Carer Aware training is an on-line course about the role of carers.

This course is aimed at raising the awareness of the role of the carer and the support available to them.

Carer Aware

Logon To Care is for people who work in Adult Social Care.

It contains a wide range of free e-learning resources to support adult social care and is updated continuously with new material.

Logon To Care


Training for people caring for adults in Slough

The council offers training and development to people working for care provider organisations and individuals who care for a friend or relative in Slough. Providers have access to a Learning and Development programme that includes statutory training required by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to meet their essential standards.

http://www.slough.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/training-and-development.aspx


Dementia awareness videos


Adult Learning and Skills Service

The new directory of courses covering Slough and Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is available to download at

There are courses covering a wide range of subjects including basic English and maths skills, employability courses, IT classes, health and exercise workshops and getting into volunteering.