Affordable, local training covering a range of topics to help your community group or organisation thrive!


6 Steps to GDPR
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in May, come along to our session to learn how to keep your organisation safe, secure and compliant.
1st May | Highbridge | £35 | MORE INFO


Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers
This new half day training course will cover how to attract volunteers, recruitment methods, and selecting the right people. You will also learn how best to manage volunteers so that they do fantastic work, want to stay, and are part of an effective team. The session is designed to be a general overview of the topic and is aimed at anyone who wants to use or already uses volunteers in a community endeavour.
15th May | Yeovil | £30 | MORE INFO

Basic Child Protection
This session was designed by the Somerset Safeguarding Board (SSCB) to help trustees, employees and volunteers who work with children and families understand their responsibilities with regards to safeguarding and child protection. Participants will gain an understanding of the current legislation for safeguarding children and how this links to child protection history.
15th May | Bridgwater | £35 | MORE INFO

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) - Everything You Need To Know!!
A 2-hour interactive workshop designed to increase your knowledge of the DBS process. You'll get a better understanding of who is and who is not eligible for a DBS check, and how to ensure that the correct level of check is being applied for.
12th June | Bridgwater | £30 | MORE INFO

Adult Mental Health First Aid

An introductory session to raise your awareness of mental health, give you the confidence to interact with someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue, and understand how to challenge mental health stigma. Upon completion of this course you will get a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) manual, and a certificate to say you are MHFA Aware.
4th July | Sparkford | £35 | MORE INFO


The Spark Training programme is regularly updated so please come back and see what's new, or sign up to the newsletter and we'll keep you posted!

Spark can also offer bespoke training tailored to the needs of your organisation. Please contact Alison Baker for more information.

This session has given me a huge amount of information to go and build a solid base for our funding applications.

Delegate, Top Tips for Funding Applications, July 2017