Voscur Training

To help you find the right training course, we offer our training categorised by theme and by level. Training in each theme is delivered at basic, intermediate, and advanced levels so you can choose according to your current level of experience, or work your way up.

For more information, see our guide to training themes and levels


Basic

Setting up as a Community Interest Company

Leading your organisation

Tuesday, 10 November, 2020 - 12:30 to 14:00

Becoming a Community Interest Company (CIC) is an exciting step forward for groups or organisations that want to be a business and have social impact. However, you will need to think about some key issues first, to make sure you're doing the right thing for you and your social enterprise.

This briefing covers why and how to set up as a CIC, and how to run well once you are set up.

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Basic

Introduction to Project Management

Leading your organisation

Thursday, 12 November, 2020 - 13:00 to 16:00

Project management tools can make the difference between your project succeeding with flying colours, and being delivered late and not to the expected standards. This basic course will give you an overview and helpful tips and tools that you can utilise when delivering both small and larger projects.

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Basic

Starting Out Part 1: Your Idea into Action

Partnership and collaboration

Wednesday, 18 November, 2020 - 18:00 to 20:30

Voscur's Starting Out course is a step by step guide to starting up or developing your idea for social change whether you want to start a charity or social business. These sessions will look at your idea, or the work you have already started and focus on what exactly what you are trying to achieve the social benefit you want to create and who you want to be involved.

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Basic

Starting Out Part 2: Making an Impact

Partnership and collaboration

Wednesday, 2 December, 2020 - 18:00 to 20:30

Voscur's Starting Out course is a step by step guide to starting up or developing your idea for social change whether you want to start a charity or social business. These sessions will look at your idea, or the work you have already started and focus on what exactly what you are trying to achieve the social benefit you want to create and who you want to be involved.

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Advanced

Making the case for core funding

Money matters

Tuesday, 8 December, 2020 - 12:30 to 14:00

Learn how to fundraise more successfully to cover your organisations core costs by signing up to this advanced lunchtime briefing. 

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Basic

Recruit and Retain Volunteers

Making an impact

Thursday, 10 December, 2020 - 09:00 to 13:00

There has been such an impressive response from volunteers throughout COVID-19. This course looks at the best ways to keep your new volunteers engaged and continuing to support your organiastion.

Statistically January is also the most common time people look to begin volunteering to support their community, often part of a New Years resolution.

Bearing all this in mind December is the perfect time to attend Voscur’s popular session Recruit and Retain Volunteers.

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Basic

Starting Out Part 3: Business Planning

Partnership and collaboration

Wednesday, 16 December, 2020 - 18:00 to 20:30

Voscur's Starting Out course is a step by step guide to starting up or developing your idea for social change whether you want to start a charity or social business. These sessions will look at your idea, or the work you have already started and focus on what exactly what you are trying to achieve the social benefit you want to create and who you want to be involved.

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Basic

Starting Out Part 4: Engaging your Customers

Partnership and collaboration

Wednesday, 6 January, 2021 - 18:00 to 20:30

Voscur's Starting Out course is a step by step guide to starting up or developing your idea for social change whether you want to start a charity or social business. These sessions will look at your idea, or the work you have already started and focus on what exactly what you are trying to achieve the social benefit you want to create and who you want to be involved.

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Basic

Basic Bid Writing

Money matters

Wednesday, 13 January, 2021 - 13:00 to 16:00

The course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to write a small funding application.

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Basic

Setting up as a Community Interest Company

Leading your organisation

Thursday, 14 January, 2021 - 12:30 to 14:00

Becoming a Community Interest Company (CIC) is an exciting step forward for groups or organisations that want to be a business and have social impact. However, you will need to think about some key issues first, to make sure you're doing the right thing for you and your social enterprise. This briefing covers why and how to set up as a CIC, and how to run well once you are set up.

More info and registration

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