Learning, Skills & Employability

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The voluntary and community sector provide a range of informal and formal learning and skills opportunties to communities and support individuals into work.

This section will include policy information and news that is useful for organisations providing learning and skills opportunities. It will also look at the training needs of staff and volunteers within voluntary and community organisations.

EMVY Forum - Young People, Employment and Enterprise

Thursday, 3 July, 2014 - 12:00 to 16:00

The purpose of this event is to analyse the current state of play in relation to youth employment and unemployment, the direction of travel in policy and interventions and the role that the VCS can play in achieving positive outcomes.

Bursaries for Midlands charities to study with Anglia Ruskin University

Charity and social enterprise managers in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire can study for a specialist university qualification at Anglia Ruskin University and save 50% on fees.

Erasmus+ EU programme for education, training, youth and sport

Erasmus+ started on 1 January 2014 and replaces current funding programmes run by the European Commission in the area of education, training, youth and sport.

Skills Support for the Workforce

Skills Support for the Workforce is a new scheme to help improve the skills of employees and eligible volunteers working for charities, voluntary and community sector, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations in Leicester and Leicestershire.

Clore Social Leadership Programme 2015

The Clore Social Leadership Programme, which develops people working in charities, social enterprises, housing associations and social businesses is recruiting for its sixth cohort of aspiring social leaders.

Skills Platform launched

NCVO in partnership with VCS skills body, Skills Effect, has launched the Skills Platform, an online marketplace and community for sharing and developing skills amongst VCS organisations.

Developing management skills for the third sector

Anglia Ruskin University has developed a two-year, part-time certificate of higher education in developing management skills for the third sector following an in-depth consultation with the sector.

What training can you offer to health professionals and commissioners?

One East Midlands is creating a directory of training offered by the VCS for the benefit of health and social care professionals. If you offer bespoke courses which support better health outcomes and might be of interest to the health workforce then we would like to include it.


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