Training Tuesday

Research suggests that acts of kindness, giving and volunteering can improve your mental health. Giving to others creates positive feelings and is one of the five steps to mental well-being. Take the opportunity to learn more about these five steps to well-being on our Mental Health Awareness sessions.
These introductory sessions are in person and provide a good understanding of recognising symptoms, support available and managing our well-being better.  


It is Student Volunteering week from 12th -18th Feb. Volunteering is rewarding and a great way to meet new friends. It is a fantastic opportunity to set yourself to take up one of the five steps to well-being. Check out the several volunteering opportunities on our website.

Small organisations often find it difficult to showcase the wonderful work and support their provide to their end users. If you are working for a small organisation or leading one and looking for a better understanding on getting your message out there, learn about marketing strategies, different forms of marketing and using social media to your advantage on our An Introduction to Marketing session


We still have some spaces on our very popular Air fryer sessions. Grab your spot soon!

We will continue to strive and bring together learning and skills development that will benefit the progress and development of individuals, organisations and the wider community.  As always, we look forward to hearing your views on our training; what more would you like to see? Send us an email


Kind regards,

Juli Riley
Head of Engagement and Skills


Introduction to Air Frying

Have an Air fryer or considering buying one? Looking to cook cheaper and healthier? Come along to our cooking with an Air Fryer 3 hour session. Learn to cook with one, add new recipes and learn about the cost savings. Cooking tips will be provided on this free course along with a chance to taste food cooked in the air fryer. 

Any Hertfordshire resident aged 19 and over is welcome to attend this course. Participants are eligible for the draw to win an air fryer if they have obtained a D grade or below in their Maths GCSE (or equivalent), or are in receipt of any benefits.


       8th February 2024, 10am -1pm

       St Martins Parish Centre, 15 St Martin's Rd, 

       HRT SG3 6ER
       Register here 


       29th February 2024, 10am -1pm
       Christchurch, Bedford Road, HRT SG5 1HF

       Register here



       14th March 2024, 10am -1pm

       Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
       Register here


      20th March 2024, 10am -1pm

      Heritage Hall, Royston Town Hall, Melbourn St,
      SG8 7BZ


Contact us for future dates and availability by email or at 01727 649900.


Mental Health Awareness

There is an increasing acknowledgement of the importance of the role of mental health in the wellbeing of individuals and the community as a whole.  Being aware of your mental health can substantially reduce long term physical and mental health conditions and the stigma around it. 


The objectives of this course, that is aimed at residents across Hertfordshire are:     

  • To be able to recognise stress and anxiety and other mental health conditions.
  • To have a good understanding of what support is available to people with mental health conditions.
  • To be able to manage stress in day-to-day life.

         - IN PERSON COURSE - Goffs Oak
          07th February 2024, 10am - 1pm
          St James Church, St James Road, Goffs Oak,

          EN7 6TP
          Register here


        - IN PERSON COURSE - Wormley
          07th March 2024, 9.30am -12.30pm
          Wormley Community Centre, Fairfield Drive, 

          EN10 6DX
          Register here


      -  IN PERSON COURSE - Cheshunt 
         19th March 2024, 10am -1pm
         Cheshunt Football Club, The Stadium, Theobalds Ln,
         Waltham Cross, EN8 8RU
          Register here


Introduction to Marketing for Small Organisations 

This is an in person course

This course will cover

  • How a good marketing strategy can benefit your organisation
  • How to utilise different forms of marketing, from physical to digital
  • How to use social media to your advantage
  • How to evaluate your marketing success, and continue improving as your organisation grows

Please note there is a charge to attend this training

IN PERSON COURSE - Park Street, St Albans
26th February 2024, 10am - 1pm
1st Floor, Ver House, Park Estate, Frogmore
St. Albans, AL2 2WH 1JF

Register here 

Introduction to Bookeeping for the self employed

This course is a basic introduction course.

Join this course to learn about:

  • Setting up a basic bookkeeping system.
  • Accurately keeping and recording financial transaction
  • How to create essential financial reports.
  • Taxation and Compliance
  • Reporting self employment and expenses for Universal Credit

- IN PERSON COURSE - Hemel Hempstead

04 March 2024, 10am - 3pm 

South Hill Centre, Cemetery Hill,
Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1JF
Register here

Recruiting, Retaining and Managing Volunteers

This interactive and engaging one-day course will explores the challenges of recruiting, retaining and managing volunteers. It is ideal for staff who have this responsibility as their role. 

Ideal for those new to volunteer management and for organisations wishing to complete the 6 point promise.


AM Session (10am - 1pm)
Topics for this session will include:
1. Volunteer Motivation; 2. Writing Role Descriptions
3. Writing Recruitment Adverts ; 4. Selection Process
5. Induction and Support


PM Session (2pm - 5pm)
Topics for this session will include:
1. Volunteer Supervision; 2. Managing changing motivations 3. Dealing with challenging or difficult behaviour ;
4. Saying “Goodbye”; 5. Rewarding and recognising volunteers; 6. The Six-Point Promise


Please note there is a charge to attend this training


-IN PERSON COURSE - Park Street, St Albans
20th March 2024, 10am - 5pm
1st Floor, Ver House, Park Estate, Frogmore
St. Albans, AL2 2WH 1JF

Register here

Online training

We have over 500 training courses online, available to your staff and volunteers. Including Safeguarding, manual handling and GDPR.

Prices start from £125 for up to 25 staff. 


For more information see online training.


Develop your digital presence: Marketing series

This 5-part training series will be delivered online
A series of short, fully funded marketing sessions that will look at different marketing topics will be offered giving the tools and knowledge to help your organisation thrive in todays digital World.

To make the most of the series we recommend all five sessions should be attended, bookable via the clickable button at the top of this page. Individual sessions can also be booked via the links below.

  • Video marketing - Tue 13th February 2024 (10-11am) 
  • Search engine optimisation (SEO) - Thu 21st March 2024 (10-11am) 

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Cyber Crime and Fraud Awareness

Hertfordshire Police and Hertfordshire Libraries have partnered to help citizens countywide protect themselves from cybercrime.
This free drop-in event features talks from Hertfordshire Police, Hertfordshire County Council Trading Standards and Beacon Victim Care, as well as opportunities to ask questions of cyber and fraud crime prevention experts.
Get advice on keeping your devices and accounts safe through passwords and 2-step verification, get better at spotting phishing and social engineering, keep up to date with the latest online, phone, email and text scams, and more.


Talks : 

11am - 12pm: Hertfordshire Beacon Victim Care

12.15pm - 1.45pm: Cybercrime Awareness - Herts Police

2pm - 3pm: Scam aware - Trading Standards


Dates: 7th February, St. Albans Library

            6th March: Borehamwood Library

            19th April: Hitchin Library


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Family financial resilience - free training

Free practitioner workshops available till end January 2024!

If you work with families, don’t miss your opportunity to join these free funded workshops to help you learn how to support families build their financial resilience.

Run by the team at Campaign for Learning and funded by the Money and Pension service, you don’t need any specialist knowledge to join – these workshops are for anyone working with families and use inclusive approaches such as Makaton, sensory icons, story telling and songs to support wellbeing.


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