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FREE Training for those in Employment

Great Health Care is offering FREE training to anyone who is currently employed and meets the eligibility criteria.

Course: Certificate in principles of Team Leading – Level 2 (Awarding Body: NCFE)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • has to be in employment;
  • currently earning below £19,305 per annum;

Delivery: online and flexible, including tutor support.

To find out more, please call Shuznara on 07741 252428 or email:

Community Foundation offering free digital skills training

Would you like to learn digital skills?  Community Foundation is now offering free face-face and online digital skills training. You could also get a free tablet and data, if you are eligible.

The training covers how to:

  • use a computer
  • surf the internet safely or shop online
  • send and receive emails
  • use Microsoft packages
  • meet friends and family on Zoom/Teams.

To register and check if you are eligible, please email or call 0121 238 3282.

Community Foundation is based at 20 St Silas Square Birmingham B19 1QW

FREE Suicide Prevention Training

Papyrus, the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people, is offering FREE training on their SP-EAK programme.

SP-EAK (Suicide Prevention – Explore, Ask, Keep-safe) Training is a half-day training course that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide, respond appropriately and effectively and connect them to support.

What happens?

• Discussions around knowledge of suicide

• Exploration and understanding of signs a person at risk of suicide may give

• Learn clear and practical information on how to explore suicide and respond appropriately · Consider ‘real life’ scenarios

• Conclude with an emphasis on the importance of self-care

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at professionals who come into regular contact with young people but aren’t necessarily a long-term caregiver. It is also suitable for professionals who only come into contact with adults.

How does SP-EAK help to prevent suicide?

The majority of young people experiencing thoughts of suicide show or give signs to those around them that they may be thinking about taking their life. Participants will learn what these ‘signs’ look like, how to respond to them and how to work with that person to keep them suicide-safe – including, where necessary, which supports or organisations to signpost onto.

After training, participants will:

• Have a greater awareness of the prevalence of suicide on a local and national level

• Be more aware of what signs to look out for

• Have the skills and confidence to explore suicide appropriately when identifying signs

• Understand what sources of support are available to promote safety

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Want to book or find out more information? Call: 0121 437 0411 or Email:

or you can book online for Tuesday 12th April, 9am – via:

What a FAB offer!

Does your organisation need a bit of a learning boost in branding, Customer Relationship Management, marketing, commerce, GDPR, Search Engine Optimisation, social media, video marketing, cyber security or web design?  Sandwell College’s ‘Fab Lab’ is currently offering FREE IT & digital courses to all employers/employees in the Black Country.

Training can be online or in-person – and is completely personalised to your organisation’s needs.

To book your free training session, visit:

The offer is a result of the College recently receiving funding from the Department for Education’s Strategic Development Fund Skills Accelerator programme.


SAFL February Digital Workshops

The Sandwell Adult and Family Learning Service is running a series of free one day Microsoft workshops in February, which would be ideal for people working or volunteering in voluntary community organisations to upskill. The digital workshops are aimed at anyone who wants to improve their IT skills in the following specific areas.

Word: Microsoft Word is the most commonly-used word processing software in the world.  This course will enable you to produce professional documents in the workplace for a variety of business applications and learn a variety of text and document formatting tools.

Excel: Microsoft Excel is the most commonly used spreadsheet programme in the world.  This course will help you to create and adapt spreadsheets for a variety of business applications including accounting, reporting and planning.   In addition, you will learn how to present data in professional reports using tables and charts.

PowerPoint: Microsoft PowerPoint is an excellent tool for presenting information and effective communication.  Learn how to create professional, exciting and creative presentations for a variety of audiences including education, training and business.

IPad: This course will cover a variety of applications for users of a tablet computer, including email, video calling, the internet, social media, photography, online shopping, streaming and e-safety.

Email, Internet and E-Safety: This course will cover online searches and transactions, communicating effectively and professionally using email and how to stay safe in an online world.

There is a fast track Functional Skills English course starting at Tipton College at the end of February. The course will be two mornings per week until July.

Also during February, SAFL is offering on-line CPD Courses, at buy one get one free.  This course will again support people to improve their skills in the workplace.

Contact SAFL on 0121 557 0837 or email

Project Management Qualification being delivered by CEAL

Community Education Academy of Leadership (CEAL) is delivering an accredited level 3 Project Management Qualification .

Project management skills are critical to the success of developing new enterprise ideas or working within an organisation.  If you are looking to further develop your professional  skills, whilst gaining an accredited qualification, this programme of study is ideal for you.

The qualifications will help you to plan, organise, implement and manage projects successfully.  You will gain an in-depth understanding of the principles of project management whilst undertaking an actual project of your choice.

The course will start on 1st March 2022 and you can contact Harminder K Bhogal to register on an Induction session or to join the course (and find out about the fees involved).

Contact number: 07891479255 Email:

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Induction dates for the Project Management Course (Level 3)

Every Tuesday from 7.00 -8.30 pm.

Tuesday – 1 February 2022

Tuesday – 8 February 2022

Tuesday – 15 February

Tuesday –22 February 2022



Community Development and Youth Work Qualification – Information Session

The University of Wolverhampton is developing an exciting new BA course in Community Development Work and Youth Work for those wishing to work with young people and communities to facilitate social change.

The course aims to address the training needs of the sector, so we are seeking the collaboration of practitioners and organisations wishing to get involved in training the next generation of community development and youth workers.

If you are interested in learning about this course and the ways you can contribute to it, join us in an informal gathering through Microsoft Teams on Thursday 10th March from 10.00am – 11.00am.

To book a place please view –

A link for the session will be sent to you nearer the time.

New SAFL Workshops for 2022

Sandwell Adult and Family Learning Service will be holding new workshops in the New Year, including a Paediatric and Adult Awareness workshop.  This short two hour workshop will run on Monday, 17th January, at Tipton College and on Tuesday, 18 January, at the Ron Davis Centre in Smethwick.

The course is designed to gain an understanding of first aid and to practise first aid skills. It covers how to deal safely, promptly and effectively with an adult or child with injuries or illness, which occur in the home, workplace or community. The workshop is funded meaning it is free of charge to the learners.

There is also a series of ITC workshops which may be useful for your client group and/or staff at each of SAFL’s centres.  See below for details.

ITC at Tipton College

ITC at Hateley Heath FETC

ITC at the Ron Davis Centre

Webinar on Public Health apprenticeships

Health Education England is running a national webinar covering what an apprenticeship is and how they work in practice. This webinar is aimed at any employers interested in using apprenticeships in public health but don’t know where to start. There will be time to ask plenty of questions to the panel. The Webinar is on Wednesday 8 December 2 – 3 pm.

Ahead of the webinar, please watch this video and go prepared with questions.

More information on the public health apprenticeship standards is available on GOV.UK at Apprenticeships that support public health careers.

Click here to register

You will be sent a holding invite for the event from, and the MS Teams link will be sent on Tuesday 7 December.


Training for Reducing Parental Conflict

Recent evidence shows whilst conflict between parents is normal, if the conflict is frequent, intense and poorly resolved, it can harm a child’s mental health, impact their life chances, as well as their future relationships. Irrespective of whether the child lives with both parents in the same household or parents are separated, the impact is the same.

By working together, we can better understand the challenges of addressing parental conflict effectively and share learning on how to make a positive difference to the whole family.  Sandwell Council is offering two levels of training for Reducing Parental Conflict, starting January 2022.

Click on the links below for further details, training dates and to register your interest.

Level 1: Awareness training for those who come into contact with children and young people.

Level 2: Designed for those who provide dedicated support for parents and carers.

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