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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.

New Open Programme is Here!

Winter is Coming and so is our next Open Programme!

Our new Open Programme for January to March is here! Keep your eyes peeled for our new brochure and new courses as they appear on the site.

January is all about training that supports general staff and volunteers.

February sees the arrival of our communication courses that can help you to hone your powers of persuasion. There will also be a healthy mix of essential courses such as First Aid, Manual Handling and Safeguarding.

March will provide a cornucopia of voluntary sector-specific courses. Expect to see Finance, Fundraising and First Aid, as well as Volunteer Management amongst others.

Have a look at the calendar to see what takes your fancy.

New First Aid Courses for 2019

New First Aid Courses for 2019

Our Emergency First Aid at Work course on the 10th January 2019 is now SOLD OUT but if you missed out on this one, you now have a second and third chance to book yourself on to another.

Click here to book 13th February at Dunmow

Click here to book 5th March at Chatham Green, Nr Chelmsford

If you or your staff need the skills to save a life, come and join one of our excellent courses.

Just £85 pp, or £25 pp for staff working for Uttlesford organisations.

Call 01206 505250 to enquire.

It was a close call, but he made it!

Volunteer Management Courses

New opportunities to book onto our accredited Volunteer Management courses in March!

Book here for:

Volunteer Recruitment in Uttlesford

Supporting, Developing and Managing Volunteers in Uttlesford

SPOTLIGHT ON: Train the Trainer

Feedback for Train the Trainer course!

Our ever popular Train the Trainer course took place in Colchester in October and returns in January. The delegates could not have been happier with their training. Have a look at some of the feedback:


“Very satisfactory and well delivered. Content great!”

“Very informative course. Lots learnt in a short amount of time. Valuable skills acquired for my role.”

“Really engaging – lots of useful techniques learnt!”

If you want to be as happy as these delegates, the course is running again in January 2019 and can be booked here. Perhaps your organisation would benefit from having your own Train the Trainer course delivered on site? Contact us on or on 01206 505250 for a quote.

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

One Colchester Winter Resilience Fund

The One Colchester Winter Resilience launched on Monday 26th November 2018 and has a rolling application process with a deadline on 31st January 2019.   The purpose of the One Colchester Winter Resilience Fund is to provide additional capacity to voluntary and community groups support at risk groups, residents and projects that help local people during the Winter period.   […]

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Funding given to support winter warmers schemes in Colchester and Tendring

              Two winter warmer schemes in Colchester and Tendring have each received £100,000 from the Suffolk and North East Essex health and care system to help those in need stay warm. The initiatives also aim to reduce isolation, promote better health and prevent hospital admissions for non-emergency matters. In Tendring, ‘May The Warmth Be […]

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