Training Opportunities

In Surrey there is a wide range of training courses available to support people and organisations who are working to support residents and the local community. National organisations also provide comprehensive and detailed resources and training materials for voluntary groups. Take a look below at the range of options available via e-learning and classroom-based courses.

Surrey Skills Academy

The Surrey Skills Academy provides access to a wide range of training and learning opportunities with a focus on social care. The website includes access to e-learning, the ability to find information on classroom-based courses as well as signposting to other training providers.

Surrey Skills Academy can support residents, groups and employers who would like information or training to:

  • Provide information effectively
  • Support the community
  • Help care for someone

Training areas include: adult social care, support for information and advice providers, health and domestic abuse.

Councils for Voluntary Service

Your local Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) will also support local organisations with their training needs.  Many of the CVSs provide a number of training courses free of charge to its members. Your local CVS can also signpost organisations and groups to other providers offering training courses.

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is an organisation which champions and supports the voluntary, community and faith sector (VCFS) across the United Kingdom. The NCVO offers a wide range of training courses in a range of areas including: trusteeship and governance, measuring your impact, campaigning and influencing and volunteering.

Directory of Social Change

The Directory of Social Change (DSC) is a national organisation which provides training courses, research, conferences and best practice advice to all voluntary, community and faith sector (VCFS) organisations across the United Kingdom. The DSC has been operating for over 40 years and has a wealth of experience in providing training courses to the VCFS. Training areas covered by the DSC include: finance and law, governance, marketing and communications, management and leadership. Watch the video below for more information.