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Connect 5 Mental Well-being Training
Connect 5 Mental Well-being Training
THIS COURSE IS ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED......read more

03-Oct-2017Kent and Medway Funding Fair – October 2017 Mentoring support charity Funding for All will be hosting The 2017 Kent and Medway Funding Fair this October at Whitstable Communi..

Accredited Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work
Accredited Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

This one day training course is for individuals who act as an Emergency First Aider at work. The emphasis is on preventing situations from becoming worse and maintaining life until help arrives. The learning outcomes for this course are identical– whether you opt to have this course accredited or not. Your certificate will be valid for 3 years.

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Accredited Level 2 Award in Fire Safety (QCF)
Accredited Level 2 Award in Fire Safety (QCF)

The Level 2 award in Managing Fire Safety is for anyone involved in the management of fire safety in any workplace. Learners will know that fire safety is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace and recognise the consequences of a fire in any premises. The learning outcomes for this course are identical– whether you opt to have this course accredited or not.

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Accredited Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (QCF)
Accredited Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (QCF)

Subjects covered include hazards and controls, food safety management and temperature controls, food poisoning control, personal hygiene, cleaning and disinfection, food pests, and the role of the food handler in keeping food safe. The learning outcomes for this course are identical– whether you opt to have this course accredited or not.. The HABC Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (QCF) accreditation is recognised internationally and has been developed to protect customers, brand reputation and profits.

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Accredited Level 2 Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace (QCF)
Accredited Level 2 Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace (QCF)

Health and Safety is important for staff, customers and a necessity for any job holder; it is everyone’s responsibility. The reputation of your organisation and the safety of your customers depend on it. If your business is unsafe, accidents will occur and the morale and productivity of your workforce will decrease. The learning outcomes for this course are identical– whether you opt to have this course accredited or not.

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Assertiveness
Assertiveness

Assertiveness training provides individuals with the skills and knowledge to enable them to communicate more confidently and effectively, using assertive behaviour techniques.

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Child Sexual Exploitation Training
Child Sexual Exploitation Training

A brief overview of the issues relating to CSE and actions that can be taken to help mitigate the risk locally.

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Connect 5 Mental Well-being Training
Connect 5 Mental Well-being Training

THIS COURSE IS ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS FOR MEDWAY VCS SERVICES

This is your invitation to access free mental wellbeing training that will help to make ‘every contact count’.
MVA have been selected to help deliver Connect 5 training across the voluntary and community sector (VCS) in Medway. Connect 5 is underpinned by the principle of bringing conversations about mental wellbeing into everyday practice and empowering people to change and improve their mental wellbeing.

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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLs)
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLs)

Learners MUST have attended the Mental Capacity Act training before attending this course.

Learners will understand the Act and the key terms. They will be able to identify and define the difference between ‘Restriction’ and ‘Deprivation’ of liberty and the required forms that need to be completed.

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Effective Bid Writing/ Responding to Tenders
Effective Bid Writing/ Responding to Tenders

Aimed at improving your ability to respond to tenders and create more effective bids. This one day course will help you develop processes and skills for your organisation to more effectively engage in the commissioning process.

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Equality & Diversity
Equality & Diversity

It is a legal requirement, for organisations and individuals alike, to adhere to the Equality Act 2010. This session is designed to help organisations to increase and develop their staff/volunteers depth of knowledge, understanding and appreciation in relation to Equality & Diversity.

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First Aid Awareness
First Aid Awareness

This course will deliver the essential basic first Aid skills to enable to students to deal with emergency situations involving injuries or illness.

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Five Week Wellbeing Programme
Five Week Wellbeing Programme

1 in 4 people have experienced mental health problems at some stage in their lives. Previously delivered as part of the Fortis Mental Health project with Medway Council, this programme is designed for people who experience mild/moderate mental health. This wellbeing programme is made up of five support sessions, each designed to provide you with awareness and skills to lead you towards greater mindfulness and more balanced perspectives.

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Funding and Marketing Club
Funding and Marketing Club

The Funding & Marketing Club offers a series of learning, guidance and support sessions designed to help you improve your skills, knowledge and confidence in generating income and raising the profile of your organisation or group.

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Leading and Managing Change
Leading and Managing Change

Understanding the impact of change is both complex for ourselves and when supporting a team or service users. The first part of this workshop will provide you with the fundamental skills and techniques to manage change and transition, both in work and for your personal life. In the after-noon, we will explore how your communication style can impact others. This is an inspiring day whereby you will learn strategies to support your change and transition, and will get you moving in a new and positive direction.

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Learning Disability and Managing Challenging Behaviour
Learning Disability and Managing Challenging Behaviour

The course will enable organisations to have an understand of behaviours associated with Learning Disability. The learners will be able to identify the types of behaviour and causes. This course will also look at behaviour management; this will include diversion, how to complete ABC charts and guidance how to develop a behaviour management plan.

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Living with ADHD
Living with ADHD

Course aims to provide current information on living with ADHD, the various types of disorders and their characteristics. It will also explore the history, stigma and the changes in diagnosis throughout the years as well as provide a framework of how to live and work with well with a personality disorder.

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Lone Working
Lone Working

Learners who complete the course will be in a position to ensure their practice will keep them safe when lone working. It also gives guidance for everyone when out and about on our own whether at work or not.

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Managing Volunteers
Managing Volunteers

This one day course will enable you to increase the benefits of your volunteer programme. You will be able to review your organisation’s existing practice in managing volunteers, identify and consolidate areas of positive practice and identify and consider ways to manage areas of potential risk.

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Mental Capacity Act (MCA)
Mental Capacity Act (MCA)

Providers of social care need to comply with the provisions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) and the associated codes of practice. The Act and codes set out the principles and guidance for supporting people who use services to make their own decisions. This course will help learners understand the Act and how it applies to the clients they support.

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Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid

1 in 4 people will have mental illness at some point in their lives. Recognising and understanding mental illness is key in today’s busy workplace. This course is designed to develop learners personally, as well as developing their skills regarding mental health issues.

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Mental Wellbeing & Resilience Course
Mental Wellbeing & Resilience Course

This one-day session has been designed to support anyone experiencing mild/moderate mental health, and to build emotional resiliency in individuals.

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Minute Taking Skills
Minute Taking Skills

This interactive and practical course is for anyone who is expected to take minutes at formal or Informal meetings. It will look at why minutes are important, the difference between minutes and action points and provide the necessary skills to take accurate and relevant notes and translate them into professional minutes.

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New Directions in Fundraising
New Directions in Fundraising

This introductory course is aimed at organisations who have been over reliant on statutory or grant income and who are now seeking new sources of funds. The course will provide an overview of fundraising from individuals, including major donors (wealthy people) and legacies. The course will also provide an introduction to gaining support from businesses - both national and local.

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Press Photography
Press Photography

If a picture paints a thousand words it stands to reason that getting your photos used in the press could be very useful to your cause. This session will cover the basics of news photography, giving you hands on experience of how to take a photo that your local news desk will want to use.

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Role of a Trustee
Role of a Trustee

This course is for trustees and staff who want a good understanding of what it means to be a trustee. It covers the basics of charity law, and the roles and responsibilities of trustees in relation to governance, strategy, policy development, financial probity and compliance.

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Safeguarding Children
Safeguarding Children

The aim of the session is to provide you with an introduction to safeguarding children and young people in England

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Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults
Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults

The SOVA (formerly POVA) course raises awareness of the importance of safeguarding vulnerable adults. Learners will be in a better position to implement their adult protection policy and the procedures they should follow. This course is essential for anyone working with vulnerable adults.

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Stress Management – 1st Aid for Stress
Stress Management – 1st Aid for Stress

The course will look at stress from the point of view of a 1st Aid approach to stress. i.e. Recognise the condition by identifying the signs and symptoms, treat the condition using various items from a “1st aid kit” of strategies & techniques and know when to seek further help

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Supervision and Appraisal Skills
Supervision and Appraisal Skills

The aim of this course is to offer team leaders/managers the chance to access and practice the practical skills needed to manage and lead a team of people successfully in a safe environment.
During this Effective Supervision and Appraisal Practice training course, delegates will learn how to manage difficult conversations, identify training needs and celebrate performance reviews,
Managers need to think differently about how these are done. This thought-provoking session turns the traditional view on its head and suggests that, for everyone but new recruits, the most effective method is to encourage people to assess their own performance and to set their own goals.

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Supporting People Living with Psychosis & Personality Disorders
Supporting People Living with Psychosis & Personality Disorders

Providing awareness regarding living with psychosis and personality disorders, the various types of disorders and their characteristics - alongside building a framework of how to live and work with well with a personality disorder.

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Time Management
Time Management

An introduction to time management encouraging participants to stop and reflect about how they function, operate and make best use of their day. Participants will understand what hinders them making the best use of their time. It will provide guidance and advice in respect of planning. The course is supported by a number of exercises and videos to provide the best learning opportunities.

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Understanding Autism - Part 1
Understanding Autism - Part 1

This two part course gives an introduction to Autism and enables learners to feel more confident in working with or supporting people on the Autistic Spectrum. Courses will be of particular interest to parents, carers, voluntary sector, education providers and support staff, employers and those responsible for developing policies for a fully inclusive environment.

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Understanding Autism - Part 2
Understanding Autism - Part 2

This two part course gives an introduction to Autism and enables learners to feel more confident in working with or supporting people on the Autistic Spectrum. Courses will be of particular interest to parents, carers, voluntary sector, education providers and support staff, employers and those responsible for developing policies for a fully inclusive environment.

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Writing Effective Press Releases
Writing Effective Press Releases

Raising your press profile can raise funds! Discover how the humble press release can earn your cause supporters, cash and volunteers. This course focuses on press release training at a basic and intermediate level and will help you understand how to use this tool to further the campaigns of your cause. This half day course is perfect for those just starting out in trying to generate press coverage for their cause, but also has plenty of top tips for the more experienced.

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