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.

Charity and social enterprise management course

Anglia Ruskin University is offering a Cert HE in Charity and Social Enterprise Management, which can be studied entirely online and with optional workshops in Cambridge, Chelmsford or Manchester.

Leading Social review

While management in the charity sector has changed significantly in the past few decades, a reluctance to invest in governance has led to a stagnation of board structure and a lack of diversity, according to Dame Mary Marsh’s review of skills and leadership in the social sector.

Community Partner network between universities and the community

The National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement is working to develop a UK Community Partner Network between universities and the community.

Online Skills Platform to launch in September

Skills-Third Sector is developing a website where charitable organisations can purchase training from providers and share their experiences, with the launch planned for September.

Learning opportunity for EMFAN members

One East Midlands through their Closer Links project have worked with Aim Award to develop an accredited learning opportunity for funding advisers, development workers and third sector advisers.

Call out for CPD opportunities

As part of the Closer Links project, VCS and third sector organisations are being invited to put forward ideas of specialist/niche Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities that could be offered to college staff.

Clore Social Fellowship 2014 applications

The Clore Social Leadership Programme is now looking for its fifth cohort of Fellows, with applications open from 29 April to midday on 10 June.

Closer Links briefing events

The One East Midlands and New College Stamford partnership project Closer Links will be hosting a series of free half day briefing events across the East Midlands during spring and early summer.

Closer Links regional briefing events

Ever wondered how you become a sub-contractor or a delivery provider in a bidding opportunity? The One East Midlands and New College Stamford partnership project Closer Links will be hosting a series of free briefing events this spring and early summer across the East Midlands.
 

Government review on skills and leadership in charity sector

The Leadership 20:20 panel has highlighted the lack of diversity and recognised pathways in civil society sector leadership as part of its submission to a government review on skills and leadership in the charity sector.

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