VANL Training Calendar -Autumn 2019 dates now available

Our annual training programme is open to the third sector within North Lanarkshire.  The programme content is informed by the results of our member Training Needs Analysis and it contains sessions on our core areas: Governance, Finance & Funding, ICT, and Charity Law & Volunteering Management.  In addition we also include more specialised sessions when the need arises in areas such as personal development, First Aid, Child Protection, Adult Protection and others.

In addition to our scheduled programme of training we can also provide our members with bespoke training in our core areas and also personal development if groups would prefer to have a more dedicated and tailored service.  If you are interested in this service please contact Sharon Bissett, Organisational Development Advisor on Sharon.bissett@vanl.co.uk or 01236 748011 

Booking Information and Dates

All participants must book through Eventbrite - see our page here for more details and dates.

If you require assistance with this, please contact us by email info@vanl.co.uk or on 01236 748 011.

Course Fees

Courses are FREE unless specified, any fees due at the time of booking.  All courses are open to everyone in the third sector, however there may be a charge for non-members of VANL, please contact us to discuss. Please note that membership of VANL is currently FREE, please contact us on info@vanl.co.uk for more information.

Forthcoming Paid Courses

In addition to our listings on Eventbrite, we have a series of paid training courses that are now available. See below for the details, to book, contact us on 01236 748 011  or at info@vanl.co.uk /

Basic Book-keeping
Tuesday 17th September 2019 | 9.30am - 12.30pm | Coatbridge Community Centre & Sports Complex | £20

This workshop is ideal for those new to the role of treasurer in voluntary organisations or for any committee member with an interest in that role.  This is also an ideal session for new committees and an ideal follow on from the session entitled ‘Essentials for starting a new group’.  It will ensure participants understand the importance of sound financial practice as well as setting up financial systems and using a cashbook.  This in turn ensures accountability to members and funders.

The content of the course aims to: -

•    take away the fear factor from finance and book-keeping
•    emphasise the need for sound systems to accurately record transactions
•    ensure that all supporting paperwork is obtained and retained
•    show how to record basic transactions
•    show how to record restricted funds so that they can be accurately reported to funders
•    ensure that accurate and meaningful financial reports are given to the committee
•    provide the basis for producing year end accounts

The trainer for this session is Pamela Redpath, an accountant with over 20 years’ experience working within the voluntary and community sector. Participants will get to take away useful handouts and will be able to ask Pamela any burning questions.

Refreshments are included.

NEW: Financial Governance & Management in the Voluntary Sector
Tuesday 19th November 2019 | 9.30am - 1pm | Freedom City Church Cumbernauld | £20


This half-day session gives an overview of the compliance aspects of financial management – good financial governance, the importance of robust financial systems, an overview of annual accounts – and the practical aspects of financial management – budget setting and monitoring, reporting to the Board, and managing cash flows. This session is ideal for board members, particularly those with a remit on a finance subgroup, it is also suitable for new or aspiring managers to gain an information required to manage and oversea that aspect of the position.  
Each section of the session will go into detail on the following:

Good financial governance
•    Explanation of key concepts
•    Clarification of roles and responsibilities
•    Financial governance and the need for sound control systems

Annual accounts
•    Statutory reporting requirements
•    Audit / independent examination levels
•    Format of accounts and thresholds – Receipts & Payments or SORP-compliant
•    Overview of contents of annual accounts
•    Reserves’ policy

Budgeting
•    Purpose of budgets – for projects and the organisation
•    Setting the budget – the process and what to consider
•    Budgeting monitoring – actual v budget
•    Explanation of variances

Management reporting to the Board
•    Purpose and format
•    What other information do Board members need for effective financial management?

Cash flow projections – as a monitoring tool
•    Purpose of cash flow projections
•    Construction of simple cash flow projections
•    Monitoring and reporting on cash flows

The trainer for this session is Pamela Redpath, an accountant with over 20 years’ experience working within the voluntary and community sector. Participants will get access to a host of useful handouts and will be able to ask Pamela any burning questions.

Refreshments are included.

Data Protection Essentials
Thursday 21st November 2019 | 10am – 12.30pm | One Wellwynd Airdrie | £20


The aim of this session is to provide delegates with an understanding of the key Data Protection issues facing voluntary and community sector organisations today and how to manage such issues from legal and best practice perspectives.

The content of the session is to enable delegates to gain an overview and more understanding of the key Data Protection issues facing their organisation and to provide practical risk management tips when:
•    collecting personal data (including from children and online);
•    engaging in fundraising activities;
•    storing personal data; and
•    making use of cloud services, such as Dropbox, and using personal devices for business purposes.

The session will also provide delegates with an overview of current Data Protection legislation and newly introduced GDPR Regulation.  

This session is aimed at anyone interested in and / or responsible for Data Protection in their organisation, regardless of their role, level of skill or experience.

The trainer for this session is Daradjeet Jagpal, Director and Legal Consultant from Information Law Solutions Limited, an independent legal consultancy specialising in delivering advisory, audit and training services to the voluntary and community sector in Data Protection, Access to Information and Direct Marketing laws.

Refreshments are included.

Emergency First Aid at Work
Tuesday 10th December 2019 |9.30am – 4.30pm |One Wellwynd Airdrie |£50


This session is suitable for employees or volunteers who have been identified to act as the first aider in low risk workplace environments. This session is delivered by Stewart First Aid and will ensure participants have the knowledge, understanding and skills to deal with all kinds of emergency situations.

The Emergency First Aid at Work training syllabus covers:
•    Understand the role and responsibilities of the first aider
•    Recording and reporting of accidents and incidents including RIDDOR
•    Contents of a first aid kit (including preventing cross infection)
•    Assessing the situation and acting safely, effectively and promptly in an emergency

Administer first aid to a casualty who is/requires:
•    Unconscious (including seizure)
•    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
•    Choking
•    Wounded and bleeding
•    Suffering from shock
•    Appropriate first aid for minor injuries including minor cuts, grazes, bruises, small splinters, minor burns and scalds

In addition, discussion of specific work-related injuries/illness to include topics such as
•    Anaphylactic Shock
•    Stroke
•    Asthma
•    Heart Attack including Angina
•    Diabetes
•    Fractures

Learners are continuously assessed throughout the course to ensure learning outcomes have been achieved. Successful learners will receive an Approved Certificate from an awarding body (FAIB, SQA or ITC) which is valid for 3 years.

Trainers for this session vary but all are excellent and feedback from previous courses is always excellent, particularly around the knowledge and skills of the trainer as well their delivery.
Refreshments and buffet lunch are included in the cost of this course.

Booking Terms & Conditions

In the event of a session being cancelled we will advise you at least 7 days before the date of the session unless it is an emergency situation where we will contact you as soon as possible.
Please contact our admin team on 01236 748011 or info@vanl.co.uk and request a booking form.  Once we have received your booking we will contact you with regards to the invoice for payment. If you have any additional support needs or dietary needs it is your responsibility to advise us prior to the session.  In the event that you need to cancel your booking (or are sending someone else in your place) please advise us as soon as possible.  If you do not attend the session without prior notice your organisation will be invoiced for an admin fee of £20.
In the event of a session being cancelled we will advise you at least 7 days before the date of the session unless it is an emergency situation where we will contact you as soon as possible.
 

Cancellation

If you wish to cancel a booking, please contact us at least 48 hours prior to the course date on 01236 748011

A £20 charge applies to all places cancelled outside this time period, or for non attendance without prior notice.