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Big Local training calendar 2017

Free courses for Big Local residents

December 2016

Our interactive, practical training is here to help you deliver Big Local. The in‑depth courses support you to develop your personal skills and confidence. We’ve just announced the calendar for 2017, so take a look and spread the word!

Brilliant courses, now even better

All these courses now offer accreditation through a recognised awarding body. This means that once you’ve attended the training, you can prove you have new skills and the confidence to use them.

It’s also a way of getting recognition for the volunteering you’ve been doing and the skills you’ve already been developing, so some people find it helps them to progress into employment. Gaining accreditation is optional and involves completing extra work to demonstrate your learning.

Free and accessible training

It’s free to attend all our courses and we book and pay in advance for travel, accommodation and care costs, such as childcare. Just ask us when you book.

For the 2 day courses based in London or Birmingham, we arrange a hotel near the venue and for the longer courses you’ll be staying in residential accommodation at the amazing Northern College (pictured below) near Barnsley. 

Northern College building and grounds

Courses are open to people involved in Big Local or interested in being involved, and no previous experience is necessary. If you have any specific requirements that will enable you to participate, just let us know.

Browse the calendar, book your place

To see what’s on offer, download the 2017 training brochure below or simply visit our events page. When you’re ready to book or if you’d like to ask a question, email or call 020 3588 0565. We look forward to seeing you at course!

Not found what you’re looking for? We can help!

If you don’t find what you’re looking for on our training calendar, remember that we also offer bespoke training. This means we can arrange for training to take place in your area on a topic of your choice, or you can come together with nearby Big Local areas for training at a local venue. Get in touch to find out more. 

We also offer informal opportunities to swap ideas and share achievements with people from other Big Local areas. Learning and networking events are listed on our events page alongside our training courses. We announce new learning and networking events regularly throughout the year. 

Download the training brochure

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