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We are a specialist, not for profit training provider working with the voluntary sector to help them work more efficiently, improve skills and knowledge and deliver even better services to their clients.

How we help you

From management and leadership to communications and fundraising, we can meet all your charity’s training needs – at a cost you can afford. Take a look at our new summer brochure by clicking here. Our current charges for open training courses can be viewed here and are tiered according to the income of organisation so that our training is accessible for all sizes of charities and community groups or others associated with the sector. We run regular half day, full day and two day courses all over Essex for your staff, volunteers, trustees and committee members or we can come up with a course tailored to your charity’s needs and deliver it in house.

Courses Coming Soon

Working with Vulnerable Clients

Are you a Support Worker helping vulnerable clients? Do you want to improve your skills? Then don’t miss our new training course taking place on 6th June 2018 in Chelmsford. The course aims to support voluntary organisations by helping them provide an effective & professional service to their clients and will cover setting and maintaining appropriate boundaries, how and where we might refer or signpost clients to other services if needed and good practice guidelines and organisational policy when faced with issues such as mental health, aggressive behaviour, confidentiality and other challenges….read more and book >

First Aid training

If your organisation needs training in first aid, then don’t miss these two Emergency First Aid at Work courses coming up soon. The first takes place on Tuesday 12th June at CAVS in Benfleet  and the second on Saturday 14th July in Tiptree – ideal if you have volunteers who normally work elsewhere in the week. You’ll get a working knowledge of first aid and an accredited qualification at the same time too. 

Volunteer Management training 

Our next series of our popular Gateway Qualifications accredited Volunteer Management course starts soon. Recruiting Volunteers takes place on 21st June and Supporting, Developing & Managing Volunteers on 27th September. Make sure you book your place now.

Train with us

We get results

92% of people we trained last year say they are now performing better in their jobs, and 86% of charities who sent their staff to us say their organisation has become more efficient as a result.

Expert trainers, high quality training

Our trainers are the voluntary sector’s top experts in leadership, management, fundraising and communications, ready to give you the best quality training. Last year, 98% of people we trained said our trainers were either “excellent” or “good”.

Low costs

We know times are tough. We work hard to get funding to subsidise the costs of our training for charities and community groups from a range of sources. As A Non-for-Profit, all funds are invested to support the sector.

No travel

Why travel to London when you can receive the same high quality training on your doorstep? Our courses run throughout Essex, at venues convenient to you.

Suitable for big and small charities

We have training to suit everyone – whether you’re from a new or small group looking for basic guidance or from a bigger, well established organisation looking for more advanced advice. Our prices are tiered accordingly.

Relevant training

We work with charities, voluntary sector organisations and community groups. This means our training is totally relevant to you and your needs.

Our history

We were established in 1999 thanks to a Lottery grant to provide training in Uttlesford. Since then, we’ve expanded all over Essex and beyond and delivered over 2,000 courses supporting well over 21,000 people. We merged with Community360 on 1st September 2017 and will continue to offer an enhanced and sustainable training programme for the voluntary and community sector in Essex.

Latest news

Slipper Exchange Project added to Colchester Communities Can… programme

24th May 2018   Did you know that unsuitable slippers can contribute to falls?  By simply changing slippers, and selecting the appropriate style, you can reduce your risk of falling and therefore receiving injuries.   With this in mind, the Colchester Communities Can… programme (led by One Colchester) have paired up with Colchester Catalyst Charity to trial a Slipper Swap […]

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Gala Ball

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Dementia Action Week 2018

17th May 2018   Partners of the Colchester Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) are taking action and coming together for Dementia Action Week (21st – 27th May).   Awareness of dementia has increased greatly, and while raising awareness will remain important we must go further, we now need people to unite and take action on dementia to help create dementia friendly […]

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