About BVSC Training

Through our training programme, we offer courses and workshops on a broad range of topics to help you develop your knowledge and skills both professionally and personally.

Some of the courses are developed specifically with the voluntary sector in mind, but most will be of relevance to individuals from any business sector.

Our training courses

Our training programme includes the following sessions, all of which we run periodically:

  • HR & Employment Law
    Unconscious bias and equality and diversity
    Volunteers: managing, motivating and the law
    New Data Protection Law (GDPR)
    Intensive HR Management
    Sickness absence, poor performance, disciplinaries and grievances
  • Leadership & Management
    Introduction to coaching
    Advanced coaching skills
    Being the best you can be at work
    Hands-on Leadership
    'Just about Managing': a complete programme for managers (Two Day Course)
  • Communications and Marketing
    Demonstrating Impact through storytelling
    Introduction to Working with the Media
    Communications Strategies for the Third Sector
    Smartphone photography and storytelling
  • Health & Wellbeing
    Introduction to Practical Mindfulness: A way to improve your life and work
  • Safeguarding Adults at Risk

Please check our training calendar for information about our current courses.

Our trainers

Our trainers are all experts in their fields who bring both in-depth knowledge as well as practical experience to their sessions. Find out more about our trainers.

Our location

All our courses are held within our conference centre at 138 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DR. It's a central location which is easily accessible by rail, car or local buses. If you're travelling by train, both New Street and Moor Street Stations are within walking distance and both provide excellent rail links to and from surrounding towns and cities.

Your training needs

We are constantly striving to ensure that the training we provide reflects your needs and to identify any gaps in provision. Please tells us about your training needs by completing our short survey, or by emailing training[at]bvsc[dot]org.

In-house and bespoke training courses

If you have several members of staff within your organisation that need to attend the same course, we can offer you the option of running a bespoke course at your own premises. As well as being cost-effective, it means that our trainers can work with you to understand your organisation and to tailor the course specifically to your needs. You may want us to run one of the courses listed above, or a variation - or maybe something completely different. Whatever your needs, please get in touch for an informal discussion and quote. Tel: 0121 678 8830 or email training[at]bvsc[dot]org.

Keep in touch!

You don’t need to be a member of BVSC to book a training session, but we suggest that you sign up to our regular e-bulletin if you want to be first to hear about new courses.