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


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.
13th April | Langport | £35 | MORE INFO
17th April | Sparkford | CLOSED COURSE
15th May | Bridgwater | £35 | MORE INFO


Adult Mental Health First Aid
An introductory three hour session to raise your awareness of mental health. It is designed to give you a basic knowledge and understanding of mental health issues, and the confidence to interact with someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue, and to challenge the stigma. Upon completion of this course you will get a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it, as well as a certificate to say you are MHFA Aware.
12th April | Wells | £35 | MORE INFO
4th July | Sparkford | £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.
24th April | Glastonbury | £30 | MORE INFO
15th May | Yeovil | £30 | MORE INFO


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) - Everything You Need To Know!!
'DBS – Everything You Need to Know’ is a 2 hour interactive workshop designed to provide an opportunity for organisations to gain a better understanding of who is and who is not eligible for a DBS check and to ensure that the correct level of check is being applied for.
12th June | Bridgwater | £30 | 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