Experts in effective leadership, management and operation of the voluntary sector
- Voluntary Sector Training (VST) can offer you a full programme of training, especially designed for the needs of charities, voluntary organisations and community groups in Essex.
- Why travel to London when you can receive high quality training locally?
- Training courses are run throughout Essex - view the current range by clicking on the courses tab above.
- Book on one of our courses now and see the benefits of our training for yourself. If you would prefer to book over the phone, or want advice as to what's best for you, just give us a ring on 01371 876747.
Communicate with Confidence
Assertiveness is the quality of being self-assured and confident without being aggressive and, best of all, its an acquired skill - so come to this one day course with one of our most popular trainers and learn what to do. Read more and book.
Social Value Special Event
This special event intends to increase awareness and understanding of Social Value and at the same time build connections between statutory and VCS organisations. It will also look at easy ways of measuring social value.
Learn about the Essex COMPACT
Want to know more about the Essex COMPACT? Then take a look at our new FREE online training module which will help you get more out of the COMPACT by understanding what it is, why there is one and the benefits of signing up to it. All in easy to follow steps.
Emergency First Aid at Work course - book soon
Don't miss out! Our first aid course in January is already fully booked, so make sure you reserve your place on the next one after this in Basildon on 14th March.
Great feedback received about our first aid course from Keene Memorial Homes. Apparently it was "the best first aid course they have ever been on" and "much better" than certain other well known providers! Please note
Don't be a Twit with Twitter
This half day workshop on 24th January is intended for those organisations who are considering using Twitter and Facebook social media channels to promote their work and gain support. It assumes very little prior knowledge and perhaps that you are not a teenager! Book now.
Strategies for leading through Change
When any organisation is going through a process of change like many VCS organisations are at the moment, the quality of leadership is vitally important to optimise the processes and make transitions as smooth as possible. This workshop looks at the key steps in planning, implementing and leading successful change. Book now.
Subsidised places for Chelmsford area groups
We have secured funding from Chelmsford City Council to subsidise the cost of training places for groups attending our training this autumn. Take a look at the current programme which has reduced rates for all courses located in Chelmsford for Chelmsford groups. Reserve your place now as numbers are strictly limited.
VST is a Big Assist Supplier
Voluntary Sector Training have been approved as a BIG Assist Supplier to offer support to infrastructure organisations. We can be found in the BIG Assist 'marketplace' See how this could help you! Recently we've been contracted to help Southend Association for Voluntary Services with their marketing and communications strategy. How could we help you? Take a look to see if you qualify for funding?
VST is a member of learn EAST a network of six county-based learning consortia.
Click on above link for further details on relevant, up-to-date information about developments in the Learning and Skills sector, potential sub-contracting opportunities and support for partnership working both internally and across sectors.
For details on what in happening in Essex, click on Learning in Essex tab above.