Catalyst’s Training & Market Development Programme provides a range of training and development opportunities to the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Stockton-on-Tees.
Catalyst believes that the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Stockton-on-Tees is vital in supporting our local communities. We conducted the Scoping the Sector survey in 2019 which highlighted a number of training and development needs from organisations in Stockton-on-Tees. As a result, Catalyst developed a programme that reflected the needs of the voluntary sector. The training sessions intend to develop the existing skills and knowledge of staff and volunteers working in the VCSE sector.
The programme is primarily focussed in four areas; Governance, Capacity Building, Specialist and Generic. This runs during the academic year.
Each course is delivered by skilled and experienced trainers. Wherever possible the courses will be delivered at no cost to the organisations taking part. There will be a charge for accredited courses, however, for organisations working or based in Stockton-on-Tees they will have access to the Professional Development Bursary.
As a result of COVID-19, Catalyst has undertaken a mapping exercise that looks at the state of the sector and the support that will need to be put in place to help to rebuild and strengthen the VCSE sector.
Please Note: For any cancellations, we require 48-hour notice. For non-attendance or cancellations within 48-hours, there will be a charge of either £30 or 50% of the training programme cost per delegate (whichever is highest).
This year, 181 people have signed up from 71 different organisations to the Training & Development Programme.
Course Information - Spring Term
Below is Catalyst’s core Training and Development Programme for the Autumn Term. Please see our Events Page for upcoming training.
Level 5 Leadership in the VCSE Course Starts September 2021
This is a six module course aimed at new managers in the VCSE and will lead to a level five qualification. As a special course concentrating on VCSE management it is heavily weighted towards the learning and experience that participants have at work. It is aimed to ensure that the development of our leaders of the future is grounded in the realities of their work and demands they face on a daily basis. Find out more
The session aims to help participants develop a funding plan and identify techniques for demonstrating their value to potential funders and investors. The session particularly aims to encourage participants adopting a strategic approach to fundraising which seeks to save time and effort. There will be opportunities to share ideas and tips.Book Your Place
Participants will build an understanding on the importance of safe food handling practices and keeping foods safe. Topics covered include how bacteria causes food poisoning, hygiene control, temperature control, cleaning and disinfection, person hygiene, food hygiene and the Law, bacteria and kitchen design & layout. Book Your Place
Volunteers & the Law Friday 19th March, 10:0am – 12:30pm
This session is for anyone who supports and manages volunteers and would like to take the time to reflect on their own practice and explore. Book your place
It is strongly recommend that you use Google Chrome as your browser as this gives the best learning experience for our online courses.
All courses are currently free of charge for staff and volunteers working within the Tees area in Statutory, Voluntary or Not for Profit Organisations. Please note that Commissioned Care Providers, Nurseries, Academies and Independent Schools are not considered as Private/For Profit organisations and can access the e-learning free of charge.
We strive to deliver training and development opportunities that meet your needs. If you have any ideas for workshops and training or would like to discuss bespoke training for your organisation, please get in touch. Alternatively, if you have any training that your organisation offer and would like us to promote let us know.