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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.



Finance Made Easy




Two new financial courses have been added to the open programme!

Using QuickBooks on 16th November, 10am – 1pm, in Colchester

Full Cost Recovery on 30th November, 10am – 1pm, in Colchester

Both courses are available to book by clicking on the links above.



Spotlight on: Mental Health

Book Now for our FREE Mental Health First Aid (accredited) course in Colchester!

What you say, how you say it and how well you listen can have a profound impact on someone who is emotionally distressed or having a difficult time.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training is an interactive and practical training course to help you spot the early signs of a mental health problem. It will equip you with tools and techniques to help you, your friends, family and colleagues.

To gain the qualification, delegates must attend two sessions. The options are:

Course 1: Attend on 9th and 16th of October 2018, 9.30 – 4.30, Colchester


Course 2: Attend on 17th and 24th October 2018, 9.30 – 4.30, Colchester

(Note: these dates cannot be ‘mixed and matched’, so delegates must ensure they can attend both sessions on either course)

Book Now HERE

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. Click here to view our e-brochure.

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.

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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