Up and coming training - BOOK NOW

19th September 2017, 10:00 - 16:00

  • Universal Credit - UC is due to be rolled out in Devon over the next year, this course is for all organisations that want a better understanding of the impact of the roll out of UC in Devon. BOOK HERE

21st September, 12:30 - 17:00

  • Funding your Vision - a 1/2 day workshop exploring available funding for your sector - BOOK HERE

26th September 2017, 10:00 - 13:00

  • Disability Awareness Training - A practical and fun course from Living Options Devon, raising disability awareness for service providers. BOOK HERE

4th October 2017, 10:00 - 16:00

  • An Introduction to Neighbourhood Planning - We understand the needs and aspirations of communities and local planning authorities and will offer unbiased support and advice. BOOK HERE

9th October 2017, 19:00 - 21:00

  • Community Buildings - Trustee Liability -This course is intended for members of community buildings management committees. BOOK HERE

11th October 2017, 10:00 - 13:00

  • Deaf Awareness Training - This Deaf Awareness course will improve your understanding and service delivery to people from the Deaf Community. BOOK HERE

17th October 2017, 10:00 - 16:00

  • Benefits Signposting: An Introduction to the UK Social Security System - BOOK HERE

23rd October 2017, 19:00 - 21:00

  • Community Buildings - Modernising Constitutions - This course is intended for members of community buildings management committees BOOK HERE

30th October 2017, 09:30 - 13:30

  • Getting Feedback -  This course looks at developing a communication strategy to engage and communicate with your different stakeholders. BOOK HERE 

7th November 2017, 09:30 - 13:00

  • An Introduction to Project Planning - This workshop will provide a step by step look at how to effectively plan and manage a project, looking at tools and processes that support this work to be as effective as possible. BOOK HERE

8th November 2017, 13:00 - 16:00

  • Infographics Workshop - Practical and relevant to any organisation which needs to produce information in a way which captures attention and helps promote the work they do. BOOK HERE

14th November 2017, 10:00 - 16:00

  • Employment & Support Allowance - This course is for organisations who provide information or advise people with health conditions or disabilities. BOOK HERE 

16th November 2017, 10:00 - 13:00

  • Disability Awareness Training - A practical and fun course from Living Options Devon, raising disability awareness for service providers. BOOK HERE

28th November 2017, 09:30 - 13:00

  • Developing Effective Partnerships, Meeting Need in our Communities - We will cover the logistics of working in partnership, stakeholder management, networking and shared reporting. BOOK HERE

5th December 2017, 10:00 - 16:00

  • Personal Independence Payment - PIP is gradually replacing Disability Living Allowance and many people need support to claim or to challenge decisions if their benefit is reduced. BOOK HERE


Courses Available - with new dates COMING SOON.

  • Involving Volunteers in your Social Enterprise - how to attract and manage volunteers - BOOK HERE

Register your interest by calling 01392 248919 or email info@devoncommunities.org.uk

Please click on the course title for more information.

Business Support for Social & Community Enterprise 

Community Capacity Building

Digital Skills & Marketing

Equality & Diversity

*Delivered by Living Options

First Aid Training

*Delivered by Immediate Training

K.I.S.S micro courses

Keeping it short and simple - 2 hour courses:

*Delivered by Clarity Solutions CIC

Lone Worker Personal Safety

DALC Training

A comprehensive range of courses for Councillors, Chairs and Clerks - please see the full list here.

*Delivered by the Devon Association of Local Councils

Healthwatch Devon Training

  • More details available here


Reasons to learn with us?

Devon Communities Together, the rural community council for Devon, supports community groups, the voluntary sector, social economy enterprise and business at all stages of development. It doesn’t matter if you are big or small, established or new - we exist to support you and your work.

We have over 20 years’ experience of delivering a broad range of learning events for thousands of staff and volunteers. Our Training Hub includes a range of training courses and learning opportunities designed to equip you with up to the minute information and practical guidance, helping you to make a real difference in your business and community.

  • We’ve been doing this a long time - using our expert knowledge and partnerships to advise and train people in Devon to start-up, grow and sustain community, social and commercial enterprises.
  • Our courses are open to everyone - voluntary and community organisations; social enterprise and business; local authorities and public services
  • These multi – agency courses offer an excellent opportunity to connect with your peers and expand your network
  • Our prices are highly competitive
  • Our courses are delivered by experienced skilled trainers focused on outcomes and making the most of the time you have taken away from your home and business. All trainers are experts in their fields, with practical, hands-on, real life experience
  • We provide practical exercises/ case studies to help you to embed your learning and high quality training resources and materials to take away
  • Easily accessible training rooms in Exeter, close to the motorway, comfortable rooms with lots of natural light, modern facilities and free parking (limited). Flexibility to deliver courses throughout the year, at a venue of your choice or at our training rooms in Exeter
  • When you book a course with us, as well as benefiting from high quality training - you will help to keep this essential programme going so we can continue to help the voluntary and community sector in Devon

If you are a training provider who is interested in having your courses/learning events promoted via the training Hub, please contact Nora Corkery, ncorkery@devoncommunities.org.uk.

Tailored for you

Haven’t seen what you are looking for yet?

We have a broad understanding of our communities in Devon and lots of experience but even then we may have missed something.

Who can resist tailored training, workshops or consultancy for you and your team that directly meets the needs of your people and organisational structure?

The advantages of this are:

  • Sessions will be tailored to your organisation’s exact needs
  • Costs are cheaper per head (especially if you have other similar groups who could join you, or you have your own venue)
    Our trainers can provide follow up training evaluation reports on request
  • Flexibility to deliver courses throughout the year, at a venue of your choice or at our training suite in Exeter.

If you are interested in commissioning a tailored learning event for your organisation or business, please email Nora Corkery ncorkery@devoncommunities.org.uk

If you have any general course queries please contact our Support Services Team by email info@devoncommunities.org.uk or call 01392 248919.

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