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

To feature your training course on this page please get in touch using this online form.

If you are looking for MHNE's bespoke training packages please click here.


Safer Recruitment of Volunteers and Staff - June 2021 [Online Training]

Monday 7th June 2021, 10am - 11.30am
Online via Zoom

Community and voluntary organisations need to ensure safe recruitment practices to help make sure their staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults as part of their commitment to keep children safe from harm.
Safer recruitment of staff and volunteers should be a continuing process of improvement within your organisation.
Taking place remotely using Zoom, this session will be delivered by Catalyst Stockton on behalf of Northumberland CVA as part of Safer Culture North East.  Attendance is free to Northumberland voluntary and community organisations, and to those operating in other areas covered by the partnership.
This session covers how to recruit safely to ensure the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults in the recruitment of staff and volunteers in community and voluntary organisations.
By the end of this workshop you will have gained an understanding of:

  •     Your organisations' safeguarding responsibilities in recruitment and management
  •     Key safeguarding issues involving staff
  •     Key safeguarding issues involving volunteers
  •     What needs to be included in a robust safeguarding policy and effective procedures

To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with the name of this training session in the subject line.  You can book only one place for yourself.  If you have colleagues who wish to attend, they must make their own reservation.

Downloadable resources and a list of other events can be found here:
These events are part of Safer Culture North East, a partnership between Catalyst Stockton-on-Tees, Connected Voice, Durham Community Action, Northumberland CVA, and VONNE, funded jointly by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and The National Lottery Community Fund.

FREE Level 4 Advice & Guidance Programme [Newcastle]

This course is for anyone who is involved in providing information, advice and guidance in their role, this could be either paid or voluntary.

A range of topics are covered on the programme, these include:

  •     Developing interactions with clients
  •     Manage a personal case load
  •     Personal Development
  •     Operate within professional networks  
  •     Understand the importance of legislation and procedures

Learners will work towards OCR Level 4 Diploma in Advice & Guidance and on successful completion of all assessments, will be awarded the qualification.

Learners will complete a range of assessment tasks throughout the programme.  Please note, learners will be required to complete work in their own time.

Taught sessions will be held 5.30pm - 8.30pm on the following days:

  •     Tuesday 24th March 2020
  •     Tuesday 7th April 2020
  •     Tuesday 5th May 2020
  •     Tuesday 19th May 2020
  •     Tuesday 2nd June 2020
  •     Tuesday 16th June 2020
  •     Tuesday 30th June 2020
  •     Tuesday 14th July 2020
  •     Tuesday 28th July 2020         

Course provided by FutureSkills North East CIC.
MEA House, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Cost:  FREE

Further information or to enrol on the course, contact us on:
Telephone: 01388 241 650
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.