Training Opportunities

We provide a variety of online and in-person training courses for the VCFSE sector and our members. 

Our members have the benefit of either being commissioned in the delivery of training, where their expertise is paramount to sharing specialist skills and knowledge across the sector – whilst also supporting an income stream for them – or in receiving the training at no cost to their organisation.

Open & Available Training

We continue to invest in quality training, as a benefit to all of our members’ volunteers and teams on an annual basis. Training courses are usually the first area to face cuts when funds are low within charitable organisations, but we know they are vital to improving and developing an organisation, sustaining a motivated, positive workforce, and equipping delivery teams with the right tools to maximise their impact.

HAF Safeguarding Children

With the competency requirements as set out in “Safeguarding Children and Young people: roles and competencies of health care staff.” (Intercollegiate Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 2014) and therefore is fully compliant with Care Certificate Standard 11 for Health Care Workers.


HAF Health & Safety

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have the ability to list relevant Health and Safety legislation, explain the stages of risk assessment and hazard identification, describe the importance of safe manual handling techniques, outline good practice associated with Fire Safety, and recognise a range of hazards in the workplace along with their controls.



The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became part of the UK’s Data Protection Act in 2018 and, post-Brexit, is now known as the UK GDPR. All organisations that handle personal data must ensure that they are aware of the rules brought about by the GDPR and must examine the processes they have in place to ensure they continue to comply with the law. This GDPR training course outlines your main responsibilities under the UK GDPR so that you can ensure the rights of data subjects continue to be upheld.


HAF Food Safety

After completing this course, you will be equipped to describe the legal requirements concerning food hygiene and safety, explain the consequences of inadequate food hygiene practices both in the workplace and at home, identify the causes and symptoms of food poisoning, and understand the significance of maintaining good personal hygiene as well as the proper handling and preparation of food in a work setting.


HAF Youth Mental Health Awareness

Upon completing this course, you will gain an understanding of the prevalence of mental health problems in the UK, comprehend the various mental health issues, grasp the concept of parity of esteem concerning mental health, be knowledgeable about where to seek further information and support for individuals with mental health concerns, and understand how health and social care personnel can enhance their interactions with those affected by mental health challenges.


HAF Conflict Management

The course on Conflict Resolution & MCB aims to equip your staff with essential knowledge and skills in understanding behavior, effective communication, de-escalation techniques, and restorative practices.


Member Exclusive Training

Our members have the opportunity to undertake additional training courses and access extra resources, as well as the chance to request specific training for their organisation employees and volunteers.

If you have any training needs you feel would be beneficial for us to source on your behalf, or similarly have a training course you feel you could offer to the wider sector. Please contact Jade.

Jade Bond – Project Officer

Jade Bond – Project Officer
01254 784105

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