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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. 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.

The Autumn/Winter Voluntary Sector Training Collection is here!

The new collection of VST training courses has arrived. Specially designed to meet the needs of the Voluntary Sector, the programme contains some old favourites, as well as some brand new courses.

Due to popular demand, September sees the return of Project Management (Chelmsford, 14th or Colchester, 25th) and Writing a Business Plan (Colchester, 17th), as well as our essential Emergency First Aid at Work course (Colchester 18th).

From October onwards, there is a variety of courses on offer, from finance to fundraising, and health and safety to supporting volunteers. Find all of the details in our Courses section and get booking before all of the places are snapped up!

If you want training but can’t find what you’re looking for in our suite of courses, contact us. Our trainers have a wealth of knowledge about the voluntary sector, and we will probably be able to find what you are looking for.

New Brochure Coming Soon

Our new Autumn/Winter brochure is on its way! We have worked hard to respond to the needs of the voluntary sector and are putting together a suite of programmes with our excellent trainers. The suite will be covering such topics as project management, bid writing, fundraising and working with volunteers. As well as these, there will also be courses on the all-important and very popular topics of First Aid and Health and Safety. Our courses are always very popular, so do make sure you book soon to guarantee a space. This is just a taster of what’s to come, so watch out for the brochure!

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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.

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