Training

Here are the latest training courses and workshops from our members and partners.

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Prince's Trust: Get Started with Football in partnership with Middlesbrough FC Foundation *places still available*

The Prince’s Trust in partnership with Middlesbrough FC Foundation are running our next Get Started with Football programme starting on Monday 25th September 2017.

The programme is available to unemployed young people aged 16 – 25 who are not in education/training with an interest in football and learning coaching techniques. Our Get Started programmes aim to develop young people’s skills, helping them overcome barriers and move in to education, training or employment. It is an excellent opportunity for young people to improve their motivation, confidence, communication, teamwork and leadership skills.

Further information

Prince's Trust: All Programmes September

Fairbridge Programme

An ongoing monthly course, delivered at the Prince's Trust Newcastle Centre.

Our Fairbridge programme for 16 to 25 year olds offers you a mix of group activities and one-to-one support to develop the skills and confidence you need to move forward. Starting with a five-day Access course, you’ll get the chance to do outdoor adventurous activities, as well as take part in a residential trip. Once the Access course is complete, you can choose from lots of different activities from sports to drama and photography to cooking. We’ll work with you to help reach your goals.

For further details or to apply

Get into Contact Centre with the Launch Group.
Taster Day 12th September, Course dates 18th to 29th September. For 16 to 25 year olds who are unemployed not in full time education or training.

Meet new people and learn new and develop skills by professional. We will also support you to develop your employability skills and job opportunities with Teleperformance and Sitel. Please see attached flyer for further details.

For further details or to apply

Get into Retail with Marks and Spencer
Taster day 19th September, Course date 25th September to 19th October. For 16 to 25 year olds who are unemployed not in full time education or training.

Meet new people and learn new skills as well as gaining work experience in the retail environment with M&S. We will also support you to develop your employability skills. Please see attached flyer for further details.

For further details or to apply

Get Started with Theatre
Taster Day 31st October, Course Dates 6-10th November. For 16 to 25 year olds who are unemployed not in full time education or training.

Meet new people, improve and gain skills by working on a group challenge, to create and perform a piece of drama/ theatre and gain a bronze arts award in the process.

For further details or to apply

Get Started with Apps
Taster Day 13th October, Course Dates15-18th October. For 16 to 25 year olds who are unemployed not in full time education or training.

Meet new people, improve and gain skills by working with others towards a challenge. You will develop and code an app with professional support. No experience or qualifications needed.

For further details or to apply

Enterprise Programme.
Ongoing courses are run frequently across Newcastle, Northumberland, Durham and Sunderland

The Enterprise programme support 18 to 30 year olds to turn big ideas in to a business reality. From training and mentoring support to funding and resources, we’re with you every step of the way. Further information can be found here here.

For further details or to apply

Team Programme.
Courses are run from various locations locally starting in September. For 16 to 25 year olds

The Team programme is a 12-week personal development programme to gain new skills, take a qualification and meet new people through taking on a group community project, engaging in a residential, developing English and Math’s skills and complete 2 weeks works experience.

For further details or to apply

Development Awards.
For Young people between 14 to 25 year olds who are underachieving, unemployed not in full time education or training.

The Development Awards Programme offers cash awards for young people who are struggling to access education, work or training due to a lack of funds. Please see attached flyer for further details.

For further details or to apply

Free Course - Level 2 Award in Business and Enterprise

Ever wanted to know what was involved in setting up your own business? 
 
Being your own boss? 
 
What being self-employed is all about? 
 
Our Business & Enterprise course is designed to help people develop a range of skills and understanding around setting up and running their own business and working for themselves.  It also gives you an opportunity to achieve a recognised qualification in business and enterprise. 
 
Topics covered on the course:                               
  • Personal abilities & skills needed to run a business
  • Legal and regulatory requirements for running a business 
  • Different sources of business finance
  • Selling products or services
  • Developing a business plan
 
 
 
How long is the course?
 
10am – 2.30pm and will be held on the following days:
  • Wednesday 20th September 
  • Wednesday 27th September 
  • Wednesday 4th October 
  • Wednesday 11th October 
  • Wednesday 18th October 
  • Wednesday 25th October 
  • Wednesday 1st November 
  • Wednesday 8th November 
  • Wednesday 15th November
  • Wednesday 22nd November 
  • Wednesday 29th November 
  • Wednesday 6th December 
Lunch and refreshments will be provided on all days. 
 
Where is the course held?
 
The course will be held at Low Fell Library, Durham Road, Low Fell, Gateshead.
 
Do I get a qualification?
 
On successful completion of the course, participants will achieve a recognised qualification, OCR Level 2 Award in Business and Enterprise.
 
Am I eligible for the course?
 
The course is free to anyone who is:
  • Currently not working
  • Over the age of 19
  • Resident in either Northumberland, Tyne & Wear or County Durham 
  • Not on another ESF funded programme
Further information contact us on: 
 
Telephone: 0191 440 3360  
 
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
We have just launched our new distance learning prorgamme - courses that can be studied by distance learning can be found in the training section of our website. 

Prince's Trust: Get Started with Football in partnership with Middlesbrough FC Foundation

The Prince’s Trust in partnership with Middlesbrough FC Foundation are running our next Get Started with Football programme starting on Monday 25th September 2017.

The programme is available to unemployed young people aged 16 – 25 who are not in education/training with an interest in football and learning coaching techniques. Our Get Started programmes aim to develop young people’s skills, helping them overcome barriers and move in to education, training or employment. It is an excellent opportunity for young people to improve their motivation, confidence, communication, teamwork and leadership skills.

During the programme, young people will have the chance to:

Learn football skills from professional coaches at Middlesbrough FC Foundation
Develop their own coaching skills under the guidance of professionals
Meet new people and build their confidence and team working skills
Gain a Junior Football Leaders Award and a First Aid certificate

Progress on to further courses with Middlesbrough FC Foundation including Premier League Works

Explore volunteering opportunities with Middlesbrough FC Foundation

Go on a guided tour of the Riverside Stadium

Travel expenses and lunch will be provided every day

Receive up to three months progression support to help them achieve their next steps


Further Information

TEWV Recovery College online launches new website

Providing a range of online educational courses and resources to people with experience of mental illness, from service users to their family, friends and staff - the Recovery College Online website has been developed by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) and has two main areas:

  • a public area available to anyone worldwide, providing generic, non-Trust specific information on mental health topics.
  • an e-learning section, which will initially be available to anyone within the TEWV catchment area (by secure login) and provide teaching and learning on a range of mental health topics.

Content on both areas of the website has been co-written from different perspectives and includes overview from those with lived experience. There are service user stories on the site along with site information, views and opinions, as well as the training courses, resources and forums specific to individual logins.

Log on now at http://www.recoverycollegeonline.co.uk or if you have any queries in relation to the site, contact us by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MHNE Campaigning and Lobbying Skills for Mental Health

Seven FREE sessions to develop skills and confidence in mental health campaigning. Guest speakers and trainers will support participants in a workshop setting, this course provides an opportunity to develop your ideas into actions.

Chester le Street and *Durham - Thursdays from 10am until 3pm
26th May to the 22nd July 2016 - it is not necessary to sign up for all 8 sessions.
Lunch will be provided and resonable travel expenses are covered.

To book a place or for more details please contact MHNE Service Users in Action Project Co-ordinator Gareth Cooper - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
While content is tailored to service users and carers in County Durham - if you are outside the area and would still like to attend you are still welcome, so please get in touch.

Follow link to the programme for full details of the sessions and speakers:

http://mhne.org.uk/images/Documents/Training/SUIA_Training_Programme_Detail.pdf

MHNE’s award-winning Service Users in Action project is funded by Comic Relief
supported by North East Together (NEt) and Launchpad.