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Tell us about your training needs

We’ve been working away running our training programmes for the voluntary sector in Essex for the past 15 years, but we really need to know what you want to see coming up.  Tell us what you think in our short, training needs survey. As a thank you you'll be entered into our prize draw for a £25 M&S voucher, just in time for Christmas. Go ahead and click here.

Recruiting Volunteers

Examine the process of successful recruitment and roles volunteers play in organisations. Level 3 accreditation also possible.... read more >

Presentation Skills

Nervous about giving presentations? Help is at hand with our new course designed to help you get your message across to audiences. You will take a way a set of techniques designed to help you deliver confident and impressive presentations right away..... read more >

What training is doing for organisations in Essex

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Building New Futures

Increasing skills and knowledge of those moving into supported tenancies and at same time gaining a qualification in food safety... read more >


Chelmsford City Council area groups can take advantage of reduced prices on open training and heavily subsidised bespoke courses read more >


Thanks to funding, Uttlesford District Council area groups can take advantage of heavily reduced prices on ALL training! See course pages.

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Putting learning into practice

When she was new to working in the voluntary sector, Laura Stammers found VST's range of courses invaluable.... read more >

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