Training courses

This half day workshop will show you what’s involved in achieving the Approved Provider Standard, NCVO’s specialist quality standard for mentoring and befriending projects.  It will explore what is required by you during the self-assessment process and what takes place during the assessment visit. You will also have the opportunity to hear from a practitioner who has gone through the accreditation process successfully.

Date 4 May 2017
Time 09.30 (starts 10.00) - 13.00 
Location VAI London

This one-day course will help you to move from completing the PQASSO self-assessment process in your organisation to achieving the PQASSO quality mark.

Date 9 May 2017
Time 10.00–16.30
Location Innovation Centre, Bridgend Science Park, CF31 3NA

This course provides a step-by-step guide to successfully implementing PQASSO. You will leave the course with a good understanding of PQASSO and the self-assessment process as well as a comprehensive plan of how to implement quality within your organisation. There will also be the opportunity to consider the next steps for your organisation if you decide to apply for the PQASSO Quality Mark.

Date 10 May 2017 - 11 May 2017
Time 10.00 - 16.00
Location Mea House, Ellison Place, Newcastle, NE1 8XS

This one-day course will help you to move from completing the PQASSO self-assessment process in your organisation to achieving the PQASSO quality mark.

Date 10 May 2017
Time 10.00–16.30
Location Shrewsbury Town Football Club, Shrewsbury SY2 6ST

What sort of conversations take place in a mentoring or befriending relationship? This course is intended to help you experience or refresh your understanding of the essential skills and techniques that underpin successful mentoring and befriending relationships. It is a highly interactive day designed to build skills and knowledge, and boost your confidence.

Date 16 May 2017
Time 09.00–16.30
Location BVSC, Birmingham

Do you want to strengthen governance, better manage risk, deliver better services for users, improve operating practices and better demonstrate outcomes in your voluntary sector organisation? Then join us at one of our workshops to find out more about PQASSO.

Date 17 May 2017
Time 14.00–16.00
Location WCVA, Baltic House, Cardiff CF10 5FH

Do you want to strengthen governance, better manage risk, deliver better services for users, improve operating practices and better demonstrate outcomes in your voluntary sector organisation? Then join us at one of our workshops to find out more about PQASSO.

Date 6 June 2017
Time 10.00–12.00
Location Colwyn Bay Cricket Club, 77 Penrhyn Avenue, Colwyn Bay LL28 4LR

Do you want to strengthen governance, better manage risk, deliver better services for users, improve operating practices and better demonstrate outcomes in your voluntary sector organisation? Then join us at one of our workshops to find out more about PQASSO.

Date 13 June 2017
Time 10.00–12.00
Location CAVS, 18 Queen Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1JT

How do you ensure that your mentoring or befriending service is developed in line with good practice? Based on our Approved Provider Standard (APS), NCVO's specialist quality standard for mentoring or befriending projects, this course will give you practical guidance on how to set up and manage a safe and effective mentoring/peer mentoring or befriending programme.

This course, part A, will link to requirements 1-5. The follow on course, part B, will focus on requirements 6-10.

Date 13 June 2017
Time 10.00 - 16.00
Location BVSC, Birmingham

How do you ensure that your mentoring or befriending service is developed in line with good practice? Based on our Approved Provider Standard (APS), NCVO's specialist quality standard for mentoring or befriending projects, this course will give you practical guidance on how to set up and manage a safe and effective mentoring/peer mentoring or befriending programme.

This course, part B, will link to requirements 6-10. It is a follow on from Part A which will focus on requirements 1-5.

Date 14 June 2017
Time 10.00 - 16.00
Location BVSC, Birmingham

Supporting volunteers is a valued and essential part of a manager or co-ordinator’s role, and a significant contributory factor to the success and long term sustainability of any mentoring or befriending project. This interactive and practical training will cover the essential supervision principles, skills and techniques for facilitating effective enabling conversations with individuals and groups.

Date 4 July 2017
Time 09.00–16.30
Location Voluntary Action Islington, London

This course provides a step-by-step guide to successfully implementing PQASSO. You will leave the course with a good understanding of PQASSO and the self-assessment process as well as a comprehensive plan of how to implement quality within your organisation. There will also be the opportunity to consider the next steps for your organisation if you decide to apply for the PQASSO Quality Mark.

Date 17-18 July 2017
Time 9.45 - 16.00
Location NCVO, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL

Coaching is an essential skillset for any manager, leader or team supervisor who wants to become better at engaging, influencing and supporting others. A coaching approach gives managers and leaders a highly effective toolkit they can use to develop a more empowered and motivated workforce.

This training provides a very practical introduction to the main coaching skills and techniques, in a supportive environment, to enable you to hold a coaching style conversation in confidence straightaway.

Date 5 September 2017
Time 09:00–16:30
Location  NCVO Conference Suite, London

This half day workshop will show you what’s involved in achieving the Approved Provider Standard, NCVO’s specialist quality standard for mentoring and befriending projects.  It will explore what is required by you during the self-assessment process and what takes place during the assessment visit. You will also have the opportunity to hear from a practitioner who has gone through the accreditation process successfully.

Date 12 September 2017
Time 09.30 (starts 10.00) - 13.00 
Location LGBT Foundation, Manchester

How do you ensure that your mentoring or befriending service is developed in line with good practice? Based on our Approved Provider Standard (APS), NCVO's specialist quality standard for mentoring or befriending projects, this course will give you practical guidance on how to set up and manage a safe and effective mentoring/peer mentoring or befriending programme.

This course, part A, will link to requirements 1-5. The follow on course, part B, will focus on requirements 6-10.

Date 20 September 2017
Time 10.00 - 16.00
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

How do you ensure that your mentoring or befriending service is developed in line with good practice? Based on our Approved Provider Standard (APS), NCVO's specialist quality standard for mentoring or befriending projects, this course will give you practical guidance on how to set up and manage a safe and effective mentoring/peer mentoring or befriending programme.

This course, part B, will link to requirements 6-10. It is a follow on from Part A which will focus on requirements 1-5.

Date 21 September 2017
Time 10.00 - 16.00
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

This course provides a step-by-step guide to successfully implementing PQASSO. You will leave the course with a good understanding of PQASSO and the self-assessment process as well as a comprehensive plan of how to implement quality within your organisation. There will also be the opportunity to consider the next steps for your organisation if you decide to apply for the PQASSO Quality Mark.

Date 26-27 September 2017
Time 09.45 - 16.00
Location Cardiff and Vale College, City Centre Campus, Dumballs Road, CF10 5FE

What sort of conversations take place in a mentoring or befriending relationship? This course is intended to help you experience or refresh your understanding of the essential skills and techniques that underpin successful mentoring and befriending relationships. It is a highly interactive day designed to build skills and knowledge, and boost your confidence.

Date 31 October 2017
Time 09.00–16.30
Location Voluntary Action Islington, London

This course provides a step-by-step guide to successfully implementing PQASSO. You will leave the course with a good understanding of PQASSO and the self-assessment process as well as a comprehensive plan of how to implement quality within your organisation. There will also be the opportunity to consider the next steps for your organisation if you decide to apply for the PQASSO Quality Mark.

Date 1-2 November 2017
Time 09.45 - 16.00
Location NCVO, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL

This half day workshop will show you what’s involved in achieving the Approved Provider Standard, NCVO’s specialist quality standard for mentoring and befriending projects.  It will explore what is required by you during the self-assessment process and what takes place during the assessment visit. You will also have the opportunity to hear from a practitioner who has gone through the accreditation process successfully.

Date 2 November 2017
Time 09.30 (starts 10.00) - 13.00 
Location VAI London

Supporting volunteers is a valued and essential part of a manager or co-ordinator’s role, and a significant contributory factor to the success and long term sustainability of any mentoring or befriending project. This interactive and practical training will cover the essential supervision principles, skills and techniques for facilitating effective enabling conversations with individuals and groups.

Date 9 November 2017
Time 09.00–16.30
Location LGBT Foundation, Manchester

How do you ensure that your mentoring or befriending service is developed in line with good practice? Based on our Approved Provider Standard (APS), NCVO's specialist quality standard for mentoring or befriending projects, this course will give you practical guidance on how to set up and manage a safe and effective mentoring/peer mentoring or befriending programme.

This course, part A, will link to requirements 1-5. The follow on course, part B, will focus on requirements 6-10.

Date 6 December 2017
Time 10.00 - 16.00
Location LGBT Foundation, Manchester

How do you ensure that your mentoring or befriending service is developed in line with good practice? Based on our Approved Provider Standard (APS), NCVO's specialist quality standard for mentoring or befriending projects, this course will give you practical guidance on how to set up and manage a safe and effective mentoring/peer mentoring or befriending programme.

This course, part B, will link to requirements 6-10. It is a follow on from Part A which will focus on requirements 1-5.

Date 7 December 2017
Time 10.00 - 16.00
Location LGBT Foundation, Manchester

Coaching is an essential skillset for any manager, leader or team supervisor who wants to become better at engaging, influencing and supporting others. A coaching approach gives managers and leaders a highly effective toolkit they can use to develop a more empowered and motivated workforce.

This training provides a very practical introduction to the main coaching skills and techniques, in a supportive environment, to enable you to hold a coaching style conversation in confidence straightaway.

Date 10 January 2018
Time 09:00–16:30
Location BVSC, Birmingham

What sort of conversations take place in a mentoring or befriending relationship? This course is intended to help you experience or refresh your understanding of the essential skills and techniques that underpin successful mentoring and befriending relationships. It is a highly interactive day designed to build skills and knowledge, and boost your confidence.

Date 23 January 2018
Time 09.00–16.30
Location LGBT Foundation, Manchester

This half day workshop will show you what’s involved in achieving the Approved Provider Standard, NCVO’s specialist quality standard for mentoring and befriending projects.  It will explore what is required by you during the self-assessment process and what takes place during the assessment visit. You will also have the opportunity to hear from a practitioner who has gone through the accreditation process successfully.

Date 1 March 2018
Time 09.30 (starts 10.00) - 13.00 
Location LGBT Foundation, Manchester

How do you ensure that your mentoring or befriending service is developed in line with good practice? Based on our Approved Provider Standard (APS), NCVO's specialist quality standard for mentoring or befriending projects, this course will give you practical guidance on how to set up and manage a safe and effective mentoring/peer mentoring or befriending programme.

This course, part A, will link to requirements 1-5. The follow on course, part B, will focus on requirements 6-10.

Date 27 March 2018
Time 10.00 - 16.00
Location Voluntary Action Islington, London

How do you ensure that your mentoring or befriending service is developed in line with good practice? Based on our Approved Provider Standard (APS), NCVO's specialist quality standard for mentoring or befriending projects, this course will give you practical guidance on how to set up and manage a safe and effective mentoring/peer mentoring or befriending programme.

This course, part B, will link to requirements 6-10. It is a follow on from Part A which will focus on requirements 1-5.

Date 28 March 2018
Time 10.00 - 16.00
Location Voluntary Action Islington, London

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