Training & Events

All the training courses we offer are detailed below – and we can also arrange bespoke training on request. Please email training@vas-swindon.org or call us on 01793 538398 to discuss.

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health certification can also be arranged on request – please get in touch to discuss costs and your requirements.

How can we spot the financial tricksters out there – and protect our service users from attack? This session has been postponed to our November VAS-LIVE – click here August’s VAS-LIVE will feature guest presentation on Risk Management for voluntary groups – click here We apologies for any inconvenience! Today’s …Read More »
Swindon Trustee Network

Swindon Trustee Network

Free
Swindon Trustee Network – Quarterly Meeting Does your organisations have a safeguarding policy? Is it up to date and relevant to local safeguarding process and procedure? Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and is action we need to take to protect vulnerable adults and children. Swindon Safeguarding Partnership will be speaking at …Read More »
All voluntary and community organisations face risks – but how can we identify and manage them simply? Find out at VAS-LIVE. Managing risk is a big subject – for voluntary organisations it is an essential part of governance, making sure we do the best by our funders and for the …Read More »
Join us for a trip into nature – learn about wellbeing and relaxation Social isolation can have a big negative impact on our wellbeing. It’s not just people we’ve get disconnected from – it’s nature too. Join us with the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust team to get connected with nature on …Read More »
What do you know about equality and diversity – and how they relate to your group, charity or voluntary organisation? There are good reasons – legal, moral and commercial – to make sure you get it right. The course will help you understand basic principles of equality, and how to …Read More »
Join us in our Swindon allotment – learn about nature, wellbeing and relaxation Social isolation can have a big negative impact on our wellbeing. It’s not just people we’ve get disconnected from – it’s nature too. Join us with the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust team to get connected with nature on …Read More »
Being an Effective Trustee

Being an Effective Trustee

£39.40
Leadership Skills for Trustees and Community Organisations All community organisations, no matter their size or budget, require effective leadership to achieve their purposes, aims and outcomes. Leadership wisdom doesn’t appear overnight, however, many skills that leaders use are transferable from other life settings and depend on a foundation of effective …Read More »
Certificated online training for Swindon voluntary organisations This is an online course delivered through a combination of live sessions on Zoom and the MHFA England Online Learning Hub Learning takes place through four live training sessions, spread across two weeks, with self-learning activities in between Each session is built around …Read More »
Leadership Skills for Trustees and Community Organisations All community organisations, no matter their size or budget, require effective leadership to achieve their purposes, aims and outcomes. Leadership wisdom doesn’t appear overnight, however, many skills that leaders use are transferable from other life settings and depend on a foundation of effective …Read More »
Certificated training for Swindon voluntary organisations This is a 2-day face-to-face Adult Mental Health First Aid course, offered to staff and volunteers working at voluntary and community organisations in Swindon. Course Details Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help …Read More »
Managing Conflict

Managing Conflict

£39.40
Leadership Skills for Trustees and Community Organisations All community organisations, no matter their size or budget, require effective leadership to achieve their purposes, aims and outcomes. Leadership wisdom doesn’t appear overnight, however, many skills that leaders use are transferable from other life settings and depend on a foundation of effective …Read More »
How can we spot the financial tricksters out there – and protect our service users from attack? Today’s VAS-LIVE kicks off with a short presentation on financial exploitation and fraud. Ash Jones, Regional Fraud Protect Advisor at South West Regional Organised Crime Unit, will be talking about the main types …Read More »