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.

Skills platform launched

Skills Platform, an online marketplace for training and personal development courses for charities and health organisations, was launched on 12 January.

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.

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.

University of Nottingham request for community partners

The University of Nottingham is trialling an experiment in 2014 to take a series of lectures and research out of the University and into public venues and events.

Third sector engagement and participation in the learning and skills sector

A research project to quantify the nature and extent of third sector involvement and participation in the delivery of learning and skills has produced its final reports and case studies.

Top Tip Guides

One East Midlands has published a series of Top Tip Guides to support third sector learning providers so that they will be better informed on key issues and the use of effective standard practices.

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