<![CDATA[BPRCVS - Training]]>Mon, 17 Jun 2024 18:53:35 +0100Weebly<![CDATA[Rail Maintenance]]>Mon, 17 Jun 2024 10:35:06 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/training/rail-maintenance
The next round of the Rail Engineering Track Maintenance training programmes start in July and August 2024.
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Rail Maintenance training with Lancashire Adult Learning and Redstone Training - New dates and extra location - July and August 2024

Starting from this next round of training, Lancashire Adult Learning are proud to be working with our new Rail Partner - Redstone Training, to maximise job opportunities for learners. We are working with employers in the rail industry to recruit and train their new team members due to a high demand in the sector across the North West.

This new partnership has also allowed us to extend the locations where the training will be delivered and the work opportunities available. The programme will now be delivered in Brierfield/Accrington, Preston and Lancaster (Carnforth). 
The programmes will support students to be 'track ready' once they have completed the necessary training. As usual, this opportunity is funded for 19+ learners who are unemployed and claiming benefits such as Universal Credit or on a low-income of less than £20,319 per year (Increased to £25,000 from August 2024). 
The training will consist of an 8-week full time programme (including PTS and TIC) starting at the dates and locations below. 

Information and Enrolment sessions will be held before the training commences so that students can find out more about the programme and opportunities available. 
If you have any referrals for clients/service users interested in this opportunity please contact me via email at richard.dwyer@nelsongroup.ac.uk or phone 01254 354423.
Referrals will then be contacted with more details and an invitation to the next Information and Enrolment session. Applicants will also be informed of the photo ID, documentation and criminal record declaration process (if applicable) required to participate. For any referrals with unspent convictions we would recommend applying ASAP to allow time for the declaration process. 
Brierfield/Accrington programme
Information and Enrolment session: Tuesday 2nd July 2024 at 9:30am at Waterside Centre, St James Court West, Accrington, BB5 1NA 
Training starts: Monday 15th July 2024.
Training locations: Lancashire Adult Learning, Northlight, Glen Way, Brierfield, BB9 5NH and Accrington & Rossendale College, Broad Oak Road, Accrington, BB5 2AR.

Preston programme
Information and Enrolment session:  Monday 15th July at Shout Connect, Preston 
Training starts: Monday 29th July 2024.
Training locations: Shout Connect, Navigation Way, Preston and Ribble Steam Railway, Preston

Lancaster (Carnforth) programme
Information and Enrolment session:  Friday 2nd August at Steam Town, Carnforth.
Training starts: Monday 12th August 2024.
Training location: Steam Town, Carnforth, Lancaster.

Please also note, as part of this training, students will be offered the opportunity to gain their CSCS Skilled Worker Blue card which will widen the progression routes and careers available to them in the rail engineering and construction sectors.  
If you have any general enquiries about this training, my contact details are below, always happy to help.

Richard Dwyer - 
01254 354423 / richard.dwyer@nelsongroup.ac.uk
<![CDATA[Mindfulness Champions - Half Day Course]]>Thu, 13 Jun 2024 08:23:59 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/training/mindfulness-champions-half-day-course
Free Mindfulness Champions course! Improve mental health, reduce stress, recognise negative thinking, become the master of your thoughts.
Course Overview:
The Mindfulness Champions Course is a half-day program designed for individuals who want to promote mindfulness within their workplace or organisation. Whether you're an HR professional, team leader, or wellness advocate, this course equips you with practical tools to create a more mindful environment.

What You'll Learn:
  • Understand the principles of mindfulness
  • Explore practical techniques for stress reduction
  • Learn how to integrate mindfulness into your workplace
  • Discover strategies for supporting colleagues during challenging times

Course Details:
  • Format: One-day workshop
  • Location: Onsite at your workplace/organisation or at one of our centers in Lancashire
  • Accreditation: CPD Accredited

Why Become a Mindfulness Champion?
  • Enhance your own well-being
  • Foster a more mindful workplace culture
  • Support colleagues in managing stress
  • Earn CPD points while making a difference

Parking is free onsite.
Tea and Coffee provided.
Each learner will receive a CPD Accredited certificate.

This course is completely free!
If however, you would like to consider making a donation, this will help our armed forces veterans receive free health and well-being training.

To book on the upcoming course in Preston on 26th June visit:
<![CDATA[It's Time To Travel]]>Wed, 12 Jun 2024 12:02:21 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/training/its-time-to-travel
Are you travelling soon? A little anxious about travelling?
This course is brilliant for people who may be a little anxious about travelling abroad.
Hear some of the best kept secrets to travelling from someone with over 20 years experience in the airline sector.
It's free to attend.
<![CDATA[Burnley Working Wild]]>Wed, 12 Jun 2024 11:44:20 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/training/burnley-working-wild
Are you interested in learning about greenspaces in Burnley?
Do you want to learn new skills and find out about volunteering and working in the environment sector?
​Lancashire Wildlife Trust Nature and Wellbeing Service will be running 5 programmes of their Wildworks course until March 2025, so there is plenty of time to get involved.

Courses are for people from Burnley and consist of 6 sessions taking place at Greenspaces across the town. You will learn new skills and gain accreditation.

We have also organised a celebratory session with Canal & River Trust Community Roots Pennine Lancashire for each course.

Our experienced team, and Burnley Greenspaces colleagues will also support you to find out about future volunteering/training opportunities, and how to use your new knowledge and experience in applications and interviews.

Courses are free and aimed at over 18s (let us know if you are a young person studying environmental subjects!). We can support with transport costs too.

The first course starts on Friday 28th June, and continues on each Friday for 5 more weeks.
The second course starts Tuesday 6th August for 6 weeks.

More information on the poster below.

Use this referral link to get involved (select Refer Yourself or Someone Else, Face to Face Sessions, then put 'Burnley Wildworks' in the "Is there anything else you may wish to tell us about" box):
Or you can email natureandwellbeing@lancswt.org.uk
<![CDATA[Become A Mediator]]>Wed, 12 Jun 2024 10:18:41 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/training/become-a-mediator
Only 3 places remaining on our upcoming Mediator Course so book your place now!
​Did you know you could become a mediator at no financial cost to yourself if you train with Smile?

​We have 3 places remaining on our upcoming Mediator Course – on completion of the course you will be able to gain experience of mediating with Smile. You will mainly be mediating neighbour disputes! Most of our work is completed online now so mediating doesn’t mean travelling or entering people’s houses. Our mediation with more than one party is always completed in pairs which means that you can build relationships with and learn from other mediators.

Our mediators are based throughout the UK and the training is virtual. We’d love to hear from you if this is something you’re interested in and you can be available for around 3 or more hours a week for 12 months following completion! We’d love to have you on board.

The Mediation Skills Training is the equivalent of NVQ Level 3.

The full course dates are on:
  • Wednesday 26th June
  • Thursday 27th June
  • Friday 28th June
  • Monday 1st July
  • Tuesday 2nd July

If you would like to receive an application pack or you have any questions please contact us at info@smile-ltd.co.uk 
<![CDATA[Free Online Introduction to Deaf Awareness]]>Tue, 11 Jun 2024 11:21:56 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/training/free-online-introduction-to-deaf-awareness
Back by popular demand.
Are you interested in learning more about deaf awareness and British Sign Language?
Why not join one of our free online courses to learn more about BSL and effective communication with deaf people.

In this one-off session you will be introduced to deaf awareness and British Sign Language (BSL) You will identify the barriers the deaf community face on a daily basis communicating in a hearing world.
This session will cover tips on how to communicate more effectively with all deaf people.
It will also teach you how to introduce yourself using British Sign Language and show you how you can continue to learn BSL independently after the session.

You can enrol onto a course today and secure your place via the links or QR codes below.

You can also enrol via clicking on the links below:
24th June - https://portal.mis.nelsongroup.ac.uk/Page/U_PublicCourseDetails?uio_id=46278
3rd July - https://portal.mis.nelsongroup.ac.uk/Page/U_PublicCourseDetails?uio_id=46279
This course is free for anyone living in Lancashire and over the age of 19yrs.
<![CDATA[FREE LGBTQ+ Awareness Training Blackburn & Preston]]>Tue, 04 Jun 2024 11:37:01 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/training/free-lgbtq-awareness-training-blackburn-prestonLGBTQ+ Training over June/July
<![CDATA[What Is An Orange Button? & Various Mental Health & Suicide Awareness Courses]]>Tue, 04 Jun 2024 10:20:08 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/training/what-is-an-orange-button
What is an Orange Button?

Learners attending one of our fully funded LCC eligible courses will be able to register/receive an Orange Button pack and become an Orange Button holder. This identifies that the individual has attended one of the following courses;
  • YMHFA 2 DAY - F2F or Online,
  • MHFA 2 Day F2F or Online
  • Asist
  • safeTALK
By wearing or displaying an Orange Button at your discretion a member of the community, service user, family or friend are able to approach the holder to ask them for support or information. An Orange Button holder will be able to identify, listen and sign post the individual reaching out for support.

For further details please click HERE

To attend any of the LCC Public Mental Health fully funded courses, please see the details below. 

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or queries at training@p-a-c.org.uk 

All training is accredited and your certificate will be received upon completion of the course in full. This is delivered by either email or face to face, depending on delivery.
Youth Mental Health First Aid – Full (2 day) and Half Day Aware courses
Designed to help young people aged 8 to 18.
YMHFA Full Course (two day) - Provides a more in depth understanding of specific mental health issues:
  • What is mental health?
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Suicide and psychosis
  • Self-harm and eating disorders
It focuses on the issues faced by young people today, such as cyber bullying and substance misuse, and teaches how to promote protective factors and good parenting.
Training can be carried out online or F2F. Online is delivered on a training platform over 4 lives sessions (2.5 hours each with home learning required).
YMHFA Half Day Aware - An introductory course designed to increase awareness of young people’s mental health and some of the issues that can affect this age group. Delivered on Zoom.
Please see the YMHFA fact sheet for further details HERE
Adult Mental Health First Aid - Full and Half Day Aware courses
AMHFA Full Course (two day) - A practical skills and awareness course designed to give you:
  • A deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including your own
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgmental listening − Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support

Training can be carried out online or F2F. Online is delivered on a training platform over 4 lives sessions (3.5 hours each).
The Adult MHFA Half day Online course is a 4 hour (one date only) online training session. An introductory course designed to increase mental health awareness and give an understanding of how to look after wellbeing and challenge stigma. Delivered on Zoom.
Please see the AMHFA fact sheet for further details HERE

SafeTALK - Free suicide alertness training
SafeTALK helps participants become alert to suicide. Suicide-alert people are better prepared to connect persons with thoughts of suicide with life-affirming help. Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn to:
  • Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts may be present,
  • Recognise that invitations for help are often overlooked,
  • Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide,
  • Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, Keep Safe, and
  • Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them  for further suicide-safer help 
Please see the safeTALK fact sheet for further details HERE

ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
ASIST helps participants become more willing, ready, and able to intervene with someone at risk of suicide. In the course of the two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:
•          Understand the ways personal and societal
•          attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
•          Provide guidance and suicide first-aid to a person
•          at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs
•          Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety
•          plan and the actions required to implement it
•          Appreciate the value of improving and integrating
•          suicide prevention resources in the community at large
•          Recognise other important aspects of suicide
•          prevention including life-promotion and self-care
Please see the ASIST fact sheet for further details HERE

Learners must be 16 years and over to attend. To be eligible for a FREE placement, you must live/work within the Lancashire boarder. Excluding Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen.

Course placements are limited per course and we will operate on a first come first serve basis. Should the date requested be full, an alternative will be offered if available at the time of enquiry, or you will be places on our wait list.
You can click the links below to download the relevant booking form. You can also copy and paste the hyperlink into google, should you have any problems downloading.

Join our mailing list to be advised of new dates - HERE

Youth MHFA
(All dates must be attended) 
Please return booking forms to training@p-a-c.org.uk
15th, 16th, 18th, 19th July 09:30 – 11:45 Online - Click here
15th & 16th August 09:00 – 17:00 Rigby St, Colne - Click here
2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th September 13:00 – 15:30 Online - Click here
12th & 13th September 09:00 – 17:00 Lancashire County Hall, Preston - Click here

Youth MHFA Half Day Aware
Please return booking forms to training@p-a-c.org.uk
26th July 09:00 – 13:00 Online - Click here
20th September 13:00 – 17:00 - Online Click here
11th October 09:00 – 12:30 Online - Click here
22nd November 09:00 – 13:00 Online - Click here

Adult MHFA
(All dates must be attended)
Please return booking forms to training@p-a-c.org.uk
13th & 14th June 09:00 – 17:00 Rigby St, Colne - Click here
1st & 2nd August 09:00 – 17:00 Lancashire County Hall, Preston - Click here
5th,6th,8th,9th August 13:00 – 17:00 Online - Click here
2,3,5,6 September 09:00 – 12:45 Online - Click here
28th & 29th October 09:00 – 17:00 Rigby St, Colne - Click here

Please read and complete the placement request form (please note the cancellation and resources fees), returning to training@p-a-c.org.uk . Should the course dates advised be unsuitable, we can add you to our wait list.
You can join our mailing list Mailing List Sign up, where we will update you as new dates become available, or check our WEBSITE
<![CDATA[New webinar - Writing winning funding applications]]>Thu, 30 May 2024 08:37:22 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/training/new-webinar-writing-winning-funding-applications
Join us for our latest free webinar:

Writing winning funding applications
Date: 26 June 2024
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am
Register now

Funding applications take time and resources, so it’s vital that your funding applications stand out, your message gets heard and your funding needs are addressed.
In this workshop Layla Moosavi, Associate Trainer, DSC will look at how our approach to funding applications has changed within the shifting funding landscape and share some top tips for writing winning applications. And with our Movement for Good large grants programme just around the corner Chris Pitt, Impact Director, Benefact Group will give some specific advice on what appeals to the Movement for Good team. 
So don't miss out register online today!
This session is speaker input only. You can register and submit your questions for our separate Writing winning funding applications Q&A session on 9 July here.
More support for your charity
Check out our wide range of free to access fundraising guidance, tools and support for your charity, including our latest article by Cathy Shimmin, Senior Training Consultant, Directory of Social Change (DSC) on preparing for funding applications. Here you will also find recordings of previous webinars including our most recent, 'Funding Core Costs: In principle and in practice'with George Knight, DSC.
Visit the charity support hub.
<![CDATA[New Era's - Time for You]]>Wed, 29 May 2024 08:15:42 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/training/new-eras-time-for-you​Entry level numeracy program where learners develop a more positive maths mindset. A gentle introduction to maths skills embedded in a range of wellbeing topics/activities