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 Safeguarding Children Training

New dates are now available for Safeguarding Children training 

Level 1:  Thursday 11th September 2014  - CANCELLED
Level 2:  Friday 19th September 2014
Level 3:  Friday 26th September 2014
Level 4:  Thursday 2nd October 2014
Level 1:  Friday 17th October 2014 - EXTRA COURSE
Level 1:  Friday 7th November 2014
Level 2:  Thursday 13th November 2014
Level 3:  Friday 21st November 2014
Level 4:  Friday 28th November 2014
All sessions run from 9.30am – 2.30pm
Tutor: Susan Taylor (
Cost:  £35 payable in advance
To book email Ann Ferris
For information on the different levels and what is covered click here
 Programme of Support for Businesses & Social Enterprise (click on the icon)

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Other Training across South London

Can’t find either the training course you want or a date you can make? Try searching the on-line directory of training courses available from our counterparts in South London.  

Other Training from Voluntary Organisations in Croydon

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 New! VRQ Volunteer Management Accredited Training

CVA will be running the Management of Volunteers Accredited VRQ training course from 1 October to 10 December, 2014.

This will be the 4th cohort to participate in this training.  Feedback about the course content  and its effectiveness in building confidence and helping to develop volunteering programmes has been very positive. This training is endorsed and validated by the Institute of Leadership and Management.

For 10 classroom based sessions, one to one support and ILM registration the cost is £850, payment plans are available.

You can read the full details by clicking on the link below.

VRQ Volunteer Management Training

We are offering 2 information sessions prior to the start of the course: 3rd September (10.30am - 11.30am) and 15 September (2.00pm - 4.00pm) both sessions are at our Resource Centre -

and will take place from 10.00am - 11.30am.  To book on these please either do so online by clicking the link below or email

Information Sessions

 CVA Accreditation and Internal Verification Service

The costs of setting up accredited training are high and time consuming. The benefits are immense with nationally recognised qualifications and quality assurance.

CVA carries a full Accreditation, QA and Internal Verification service for organisations wishing to train. CVA is an Approved Centre with NOCN, ASDAN, C&G and the ILM and can help you set up as a satellite centre. CVA can also help provide training premises and help with marketing and course admin.
Any organisation  wishing to take forward accredited training should email: .

 Quality Marks for Advice Providing Organisations

CVA is offering a workshop on 26 September 2014 from 11am - 1pm suitable for Croydon based organisations that provide advice around welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment or health and social care on the Advice Quality Standard (AQS) the only sector-owned, independently audited standard that focuses on advice. We have up to 15 bursaries available to cover most of the cost of this Quality Mark fees plus one to one support from our capacity building officer. So if you considering getting a quality mark, there is no better time!  Read more
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 Annual Reviews and Presentations
Is your AGM coming up and you need some last minute help with Annual Reviews and Presentations?
Book your place on an Impact Aloud Digital Surgery for dedicated one-to-one advice at CVA Resource Centre on Wednesday 1st October.
You’ll be able to talk through your needs and we'll work with you to make best use of the tools you’re already using, to capture and tell your stories in a clear and effective way.
We can also show you additional free and low cost useful tools too. Especially the ones that can save you time and money.
All you’ll need to bring with you is your ideas, your challenges, your log in details and existing materials - photos, evaluation reports, feedback quotes, audio / video etc.
To book your place for a one-to-one session click here 
 Impact Aloud FREE Event

Join us and Superhighways for a thought provoking, highly practical and interactive day of expert master classes and guest speakers which include Charities Evaluation Service & City Bridge Trust.  You’ll get the latest advice and tips on using technology for measuring and communicating impact – and the chance to win a mobile device to start capturing your data on the go.  Takes place in Wimbledon on Monday 20 October 2014.

Book now

 Jump into the Learning Pool

Learning Pool is the country’s largest on-line training community and is used by a majority of local authorities.
Ordinarily, the cost of accessing the Learning Pool would be beyond the budgets of most small to medium sized VCF sector organisations, however as Croydon Voluntary Action works in partnership with 5 others in the South London CVS Partnership it enables us collectively to offer these courses at £8.99 each thus creating opportunities that until now weren't available. 

There are two courses which are ideal for giving Learning Pool a go:

Keeping the Plates Spinning (10 minute time-management refresher) and
The Importance of a Healthy Workstation (how to keep repetitive strain and eye sight injuries at bay).

The latest addition is Working from Home / Outside the Office – which will help you consider all the factors, whether this is something you’re planning to do or you manage people who work in this way.

To read feedback from a recent participant click My Experience of the Learning Pool
To experience the Learning Pool for yourself read more

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