Up and coming training - BOOK NOW

2nd May 2018, 9:30 - 12:30 

  • Getting Ready For GDPR - practical steps to compliance - Join Kate Doodson and gain knowledge on the (GDPR) General Data Protection Regulation and learn how to be in complianceBOOK HERE

8th May 2018, 09:30 - 16:30

  • Neighbourhood Planning - With over 50 years’ experience of working with rural communities across Devon we can offer a unique package of support for your Neighbourhood Plan. We understand the needs and aspirations of communities and local planning authorities and will offer unbiased support and advice. BOOK HERE

11th May 2018, 10:00 - 16:00

  • Fit for Work? Benefits and the Work Capability Assessment - Around 40% of people claiming benefits for sickness are found fit for work, but about 65% of people who challenge decisions are successful. Come on this course and learn how to help them and others to navigate the minefield.  BOOK HERE

16th May 2018, 10:00 - 13:00

  • Deaf Awareness Training - If a Deaf person stepped into your organisation would you feel awkward? This course will improve your understanding and service delivery to people from the Deaf Community. BOOK HERE

Other dates also available: 10th July, 17th October and 29th November

17th May 2018, 13:00 - 17:00

  • Social Media Strategies - This workshop is perfect for you if you want to know how Social Media can be more effective for your business or charity. BOOK HERE

22nd May 2018, 9:30 - 13:00

  • Multiple Assets - Learn how to develop a multiple asset base as a community to support local services and infrastructure. BOOK HERE

8th June 2018, 10:00 - 16:00

  • Personal Independence Payment - Many people could get this if only they claimed and many miss out when they do claim. With around 80% of appeals being successful when supported by advisers, it must be worth coming and finding out how to make sure it’s not ‘No Payment’ for the people with disabilities that you support. BOOK HERE

8th June 2018, 10:00 - 16:00

  • How to run a successful Crowdfunding campaign - Come and find out what crowdfunding is all about. See how you can benefit from one of the five main types of crowdfunding. BOOK HERE

13th June 2018, 13:00 - 16:00

  • Creativity at Work-Dare to Think Differently Discover you are more creative than you thought on this 2 day highly interactive course where you can learn new creative problem solving skills in a supportive environment taking place on the 13th & 27th June. BOOK HERE 

14th June 2018, 10:00 - 13:00

  • Disability Awareness Training A practical and fun course from Living Options Devon, raising disability awareness for service providers, with top low cost/no cost tips for adhering to the Equality Act 2010. BOOK HERE 

Other dates also available: 19th September and 6th November 

14th June 2018, 10:00 - 16:30

  • How to create a WordPress WebsiteLearn how to create your own website using WordPress (a free, open source website and blogging software). BOOK HERE

18th June 2018, 9:00 - 16:00

  • Seated Vitality Chair Based Exercise Train The Trainer - Age UK Devon offers a comprehensive Seated Vitality Training Package for staff, volunteers and individuals who wish to engage with and support groups of people, or individuals, with compromised mobility to engage in chair based exercises. BOOK HERE

22nd June 2018, 10:00 - 16:00

  • Benefits for Older People - With the introduction of Universal Credit stealing the limelight, there’s a danger of older people’s benefits entitlement being left in the shadows. Find out how to make sure older people don’t miss out their rights. BOOK HERE

26th June 2018, 9:30 - 13:00

  • Communication Strategy - Developing your organisations communications and marketing strategy. BOOK HERE

18th July 2018, 10:00 - 16:00

  • Benefits Overview - Don’t know your PIP from your ESA? Confused about what Universal Credit is and who can claim it when? This course can help you pick your way through the minefield and help you support others to do the same. BOOK HERE

31st July 2018, 10:00 - 16:00 

  • Community Led Housing - This event is intended to highlight Community Led Housing with a particular focus on Community Land Trusts. Central Government have recently awarded over £20 million to rural local authorities in the South West to be used for Community Led affordable housing in rural areas. BOOK HERE

7th September 2018, 10:00 - 16:00

  • Universal Credit - Is it actually Universal? No. When is it coming in? Depends where you live. How many people will be affected? About 7 to 12 million. Come and find out more, so that you can support people to negotiate the changes and make sure they get what they’re entitled to. BOOK HERE

19th September 2018, 10:00 - 16:00

  • Benefits and Work - Employment in the South West is around 78% with the average number of hours worked being 31 per week. People in and out of work with fluctuating work need to know how benefits work. Come and find out so that the people you support can find out too. BOOK HERE

Courses Available - with new dates COMING SOON.

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

Register your interest by calling 01392 248919 or email [email protected]

Please click on the course title for more information.

Business Support for Social & Community Enterprise 

  • Crowdfunding Workshop
  • Marketing Strategies 
  • Business Start Up Course
  • Funding Your Vision
  • Getting Feedback
  • Intro to Neighbourhood Planning 

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, [email protected]

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 [email protected]

If you have any general course queries please contact our Support Services Team by email [email protected] or call 01392 248919.

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