CVS Training

Below you will find full details of training courses being offered by WHCVS for 2017/18, places are secured  only with payment.

Safeguarding Adults at Risk Level 1

***Includes key changes from The Care Act April 2015 that affects all VCS organisations***

Is this the right course for you?

For all staff and volunteers working in a voluntary sector social care environment and who have not attended a course within the last 2 years.

NB This course is relevant for safeguarding leads/designated persons, but does not provide all the training required for this role.

What will the course cover?

  • How to define abuse and identify a vulnerable adult
  • The legal framework (The Care Act) within which to operate as it applies to you
  • How to identify if a vulnerable adult is being abused or exploited
  • Who to talk to and what to do if you have concerns
  • HCC multi-agency policy and procedures and your roles and responsibilities

Key learning outcomes:

Participants completing this course will be able to:
• Identify the three key criteria of an adult at risk
• Name the key principles of safeguarding adults
• List at least 5 out of the 10 recognised types of abuse
• Specify at least three symptoms or indicators of abuse
• Differentiate the three key roles in safeguarding

Course Details:

Trainer: Moreen Pascal
Moreen is accredited by HCC to deliver Level 1 and Designated Person Safeguarding Adults at Risk. She is also one of HCF’s team of VCS advisors.

Date(s): 07/02/2018

Time:     9.30 -16.30

Venue: Focolare Centre , 69 Parkway, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6JG

£35 VCS – CVS members
£45 VCS – non members
£90 private/statutory

How to book:
Email your completed booking form to:

Booking form is available on the HCF Training Courses Directory.

Get to Grips with GDPR

Course Name:                          Get to Grips with GDPR

District:                                    Welwyn Hatfield

Start Time:                               10:00

End Time:                                 16:00

Training types:                         Leadership and Management

Who is the course for:

The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into force next May 2018. They will apply to all organisations including charities and community groups of all sizes who handle personal data. Lack of knowledge will not be an excuse for avoiding the potential hefty fines and other sanctions.

If you have not started thinking about GDPR, this training is therefore essential for any trustees, managers or staff of organisations with responsibility for personal data – including records of donors, supporters, clients, staff and volunteers.

Course content

This one day course will  cover:

  • A brief history of data protection law
  • Highlight changes to current legislation
  • The role of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
  • Explore key areas where organisations will need to consider current practices and working arrangements
  • Explain potential sources of further support to prepare for GDPR

Learning outcomes

Attendees completing this course will:

  • Gain an overview of data protection legislation and the key changes relating to GDPR
  • Understand what practical steps they need to take to review their collection, use and other processing of personal data
  • Be aware of available resources and support to help them become GDPR compliant

Trainer: Kim Bradford

Trainer background

Kim is an accredited HR and GDPR practitioner. She provides HR and data protection consultancy and training – experienced in translating complex legislation into practical operational context for SMEs and charities

Venue Name:      Focolare Centre for Unity, 69 Parkway, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6JG

Cost VCS – £50
Early bird offer* – £40
*For all those registering and paying by Tuesday 23rd January

This course is only available for Hertfordshire charities, community groups, social enterprises and other not for profit organisations.
Lunch is provided.  Due to  high demand, places are limited to 2 attendees per organisation.

Booking Contact:      The course is now full, however we are operating a waiting list.  Please contact Carmen Dillon; if you want to be added to the waiting list


How to Win High Value Grants and Contracts

Is this the right course for you?

If you are the person whose main responsibility is fund-raising for your organisation, and you want to improve your chances of winning higher value (i.e. £10k+) grants and contracts – then this course is for you.

The practical exercises on this interactive course will help to understand the language and perspective of funders and commissioners, develop your writing skills and avoid the common pitfalls causing unsuccessful applications.

What will the course cover?

  • Strategic and business planning
  • Project planning
  • Budgeting
  • Developing your fundraising strategy
  • The income spectrum – donors, grants, contracts and trading

The course will focus on writing grants and bidding for contracts, with emphasis on:

  • Evidencing needs
  • Engaging service users
  • Working in partnership
  • Adding social value
  • Evidencing outcomes

Key learning outcomes:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recall what must be in place before you write bids or applications
  • Identify 3 key reasons why bids/applications are unsuccessful
  • Describe what is required to score highly and win applications and tenders
  • Find resources and further training to improve income generation effectiveness

Trainer: Vivian Lawman and Jacquie Hime

Vivian is an independent trainer and has been delivering training for 30 years in both the Commercial and Voluntary sector. Jacquie is Director of North Herts CVS and will be sharing her experience of what makes a successful bid with attendees on this course.

Date(s): 14/03/2018

Time:     9.30 -16.30

Venue: Focolare Centre , 69 Parkway, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6JG

£35 VCS – CVS members
£45 VCS – non members
£90 private/statutory

How to book:
Email your completed booking form to:

Booking form is available on the HCF Training Courses Directory.