Community Leadership Programme

The Community Leadership Programme goes online

Following the success of last year’s Community Leadership Programme, we’re back, and this time the whole programme is online.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have adapted the programme so that all Kensington and Chelsea residents over the age of 18 can access courses and workshops from the comfort of their own homes.

We have teamed up with a number of voluntary sector partners to provide this free programme for individuals and organisations which will all be delivered online from June 2020.

The Community Leadership Programme has been established to support all residents by strengthening their skills and boosting their knowledge.

The virtually-delivered courses cover everything from football leadership, food safety, project management, accounting, first aid and even barbering.

If you are interested in attending any of the courses or workshops listed in our What's on offer section, you will need to register with the provider directly. All of the contact details can be found with the course descriptions.

 

What’s on offer?

Leadership and Management Courses

'Being a Leader' Introductory online workshop - Sukha Consulting

  • Wednesday 9 September 2020 
  • this workshop will be offered either am/pm or evening to suit the majority of participants
  • to register or for more information email: enquiries@sukhaconsulting.co.uk

Introductory online workshop. This interactive two hour 'enrichment' workshop will explore what makes for great leadership. Leadership is an action, not a position. It involves making things happen that otherwise wouldn’t. All of us have the potential and opportunities to lead. This workshop will help individual participants to understand and begin to realise their leadership potential and to find the opportunities to make an impact.

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

The workshop will be delivered using Zoom and participants will need to be able to access a laptop, tablet or smart phone.

No other requirements.

'Being a Leader' - Sukha consulting  

  • Wednesday 16 September and every Wednesday until 14 October
  • this workshop will be offered either am/pm or evening to suit the majority of participants
  • to register or for more information email: enquiries@sukhaconsulting.co.uk

This programme will consist of five, two-hour interactive workshops.

Workshop 1 will be based on the 'enrichment' workshop.

Workshops 2,3 and 4 will drill down and explore themes of:

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Situational leadership
  • Identifying participant leadership attributes 
  • Building self awareness and self confidence

Workshop 5 will provide an opportunity for participants to present to colleagues their personal leadership goals and aspirations.

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

The workshop will be delivered using Zoom and participants will need to be able to access a laptop, tablet or smart phone.

Over the course of the programme participants will be expected to undertake homework in the form of  course reading, watching videos and preparation for sessions. This should not exceed two hours per week in addition to the two hour workshop session.

Football Leadership Course - Minds United FC   

  • sessions will be held from 11am to 1pm on: Tuesday 30 June 2020; Tuesday 7 July 2020; Tuesday 14 July 2020; Tuesday 21 July 2020, Tuesday 28 July 2020 and Tuesday 4 August 2020.
  • to register or for more information email: info@mindsunitedfc.com or call 07400 100207, Monday to Friday 9am to 11am

  • website: www.mindsunitedfc.com

This course is for adults 18 and over that have experienced mental health issues. Individuals will learn the importance of leadership and learn life skills such as effective communication.

The course involves guided learning and peer-to-peer learning to ensure that learners have all the skills they need to lead a team on and off the pitch.

All learners will receive a Nike football and a club certificate after completing our six-week course.

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

This is a 12-hour course that will be delivered in six two hour sessions from 11am to 1pm; there will be a 10-minute break from 11.50am to 12pm.

We will meet each week on Zoom. If you haven’t used this platform before we can provide a short workshop to help you.

Football Respect Course - Minds United FC 

  • these sessions will run on the following dates at 2pm to 4pm: Tuesday 30 June 2020; Tuesday 7 July 2020;Tuesday 14 July 2020; Tuesday 21 July 2020; Tuesday 28 July 2020 and Tuesday 4 August 2020.
  • to register or for more information email: info@mindsunitedfc.com or call 07400 100207, Monday to Friday 9am to 11am
  • website: www.mindsunitedfc.com

This course highlights the positive impact that respectful behaviour has on players; behaviours such as demonstrating fairness, integrity, inclusion and good leadership skills. This course is for adults over 18 that have experienced mental health issues.

The course will provide you with a toolkit of actions you can apply on and off the pitch to demonstrate and promote respect.

All learners will receive a club t-shirt and a club certificate after completing our six-week course.

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

This is a 12-hour course that will be delivered in six two hour sessions from 2pm to 4pm; there will be a 10 minute break from 2.50pm to 3pm.

We will meet each week on Zoom. If you haven’t used this platform before we can provide a short workshop to help you.

Chairing and Committee Skills - TPAS  

  • Thursday 30  and Friday 31 July 2020 10am to 1pm - attendees will need to attend both dates
  • to register or for more information email: training@tpas.org.uk or call 0161 868 3500

A great course that will help you understand the roles and expectations of the Chair, Officers and other committee members.

This essential introductory course looks at the role of the chair and other committee members.  It covers members’ roles and responsibilities, committee protocols, expectations for chairing meetings, tips for forward planning as well as activities to help you make the most of your role. It is full of practical tips and advice to help you develop your skills and offers an ideal opportunity to learn from other people.

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

This is a six-hour course that will be delivered in two, three hour sessions from 10am to 1pm. There will be a 15 minute break from 10.50am to 11.05am and another at 11.55 to 12.10pm. The training will take place on Zoom - if you have not used this platform before we can provide a short workshop to help you. You are advised to take part on a computer, laptop or tablet rather than a smartphone. 

Fundraising - TPAS  

  • Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 October, 10am to 1pm - attendees will need to attend both sessions
  • to register or for more information email: training@tpas.org.uk, or call 0161 868 3500

This course will help participants become more successful in their fundraising activities.

Each group needs money to help run what they are doing in their community and increase opportunities for those living on their estate/area.

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

This is a six-hour course that will be delivered in 2 three hour sessions from 10am to 1pm. There will be a 15 minute break from 10.50am to 11.05am and another at 11.55 to 12.10pm. The training will take place on Zoom - if you have not used this platform before we can provide a short workshop to help you. You are advised to take part on a computer, laptop or tablet rather than a smartphone. 

Consulting with your Community - TPAS  

  • Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 September 2020, 10am to 1pm - attendees will need to attend both sessions
  • to register or for more information email: training@tpas.org.uk, or call 0161 868 3500

This course is designed for all resident representatives or those who are thinking of becoming representatives. It will develop your understanding of who you represent and how you can reflect all of their views, not just those whose voices are easily heard.

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

This is a six-hour course that will be delivered in two, three hour sessions from 10am to 1pm. There will be a 15 minute break from 10.50am to 11.05am and another at 11.55-12.10pm. The training will take place on Zoom - if you have not used this platform before we can provide a short workshop to help you. You are advised to take part on a computer, laptop or tablet rather than a smartphone. 

 Running a Community Event - TPAS  

  • Thursday 8 and Friday 9 October 2020, 10am to 1pm - attendees will need to attend both sessions
  • to register or for more information email: training@tpas.org.uk, or call 0161 868 3500

To develop your skills and confidence in planning and managing a successful community event.

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • define the purpose(s) of your event planning
  • use a checklist to ensure all key tasks and responsibilities are covered in the planning process
  • describe how you will assess the risks involved in running an event

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

This is a six-hour course that will be delivered in two, three- hour sessions from 10am to 1pm. There will be a 15 minute break from 10.50am to 11.05am and another at 11.55 to 12.10pm. The training will take place on Zoom - if you have not used this platform before we can provide a short workshop to help you. You are advised to take part on a computer, laptop or tablet rather than a smartphone. 

Dealing with Difficult Situations/ Resolving Conflict - TPAS 

  • Thursday 3 and Friday 4 December 2020, 10am to 1pm - attendees will need to attend both sessions
  • to register or for more information email: training@tpas.org.uk, or call 0161 868 3500

How to manage difficult situations, using conflict as a positive tool, developing assertiveness and negotiating skills.

This course is for you if you want to know how to resolve conflict both on a personal level and conflict that exists in the wider community.  You will focus on developing skills such as assertiveness to help you manage situations where you are faced with conflict.  You will also learn how to help others in your community by increasing your understanding and skills about mediation and also how you can make use of outside help.

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

This is a six-hour course that will be delivered in two, three- hour sessions from 10am to 1pm. There will be a 15 minute break from 10.50am to 11.05am and another at 11.55 to 12.10pm. The training will take place on Zoom - if you have not used this platform before we can provide a short workshop to help you. You are advised to take part on a computer, laptop or tablet rather than a smartphone. 

Effective Challenging and Questioning Skills - TPAS 

  • Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 August 2020, 10am to 1pm - attendees will need to attend both sessions
  • to register or for more information email: training@tpas.org.uk, or call 0161 868 3500

Develop your communication skills, be more assertive, learn to challenge effectively and express your point of view.

Being able to effectively challenge decisions and get your point of view heard is a useful skill for all tenant and community group members.  This course offers practical tools and techniques to help improve your communication skills, be more assertive and express your point of view with confidence.

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

This is a six-hour course that will be delivered in two, three- hour sessions from 10am to 1pm. There will be a 15 minute break from 10.50am to 11.05am and another at 11.55 to12.10pm. The training will take place on Zoom - if you have not used this platform before we can provide a short workshop to help you. You are advised to take part on a computer, laptop or tablet rather than a smartphone. 

Treasurer Skills/Accounts and Bookkeeping - TPAS 

  • Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 November 2020, 10am to 12pm - attendees will need to attend both sessions
  • to register or for more information email: training@tpas.org.uk, or call 0161 868 3500

Many groups find it difficult to recruit a treasurer or get volunteers to join a funding committee.  Dealing with money and keeping a check on spending can seem a daunting task but if you manage your household budget and pay bills you should have no problem.

This course will explain the Treasurer’s role and responsibilities, outline some key tasks and provide some practical ideas on how to do the job effectively. It will help you improve the financial competence of your organization and give your confidence a boost.

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

This is a six-hour course that will be delivered in two, three- hour sessions from 10am to 1pm. There will be a 15 minute break from 10.50am to 11.05am and another at 11.55 to 12.10pm. The training will take place on Zoom - if you have not used this platform before we can provide a short workshop to help you. You are advised to take part on a computer, laptop or tablet rather than a smartphone. 

Project Management - The FSI   

  • Tuesday 15 September 2020 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm - attendees will need to attend both sessions
  • to register or for more information email: admin@thefsi.org
  • website: www.thefsi.org

Efficient project management need not be an overwhelming process. This course provides an overview of practical tools your charity can use to plan projects, set them up and keep them on track. 

This course is ideal for anyone responsible for planning, implementing or managing projects in their charity. It will also be suitable for senior managers who want to implement robust project management approaches in their teams.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Assess the ‘business case’ for your charity embarking on a new project
  • Define roles and responsibilities for key members of the project team
  • use planning tools to break down a project into distinct activities
  • allocate sufficient time and resources to each activity
  • implement processes to ensure that projects are kept on track

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

The workshop will be delivered using Zoom and participants will need to be able to access a laptop, or tablet.

Demonstrating your impact - The FSI  

  • Workshop 1: Tuesday 13 October 2020, 10am to 12pm
  • Workshop 2: Thursday 15 October 2020, 10am to 12pm
  • to register or for more information email: admin@thefsi.org
  • website: www.thefsi.org

Workshop 1: Measuring the Difference Your Work Makes

This workshop provides an overview of monitoring and evaluation approaches and practice, and will help participants to develop an impact measurement framework for their project or organisation.  It will be particularly useful to those who are responsible for applying for funding, are involved in planning of projects and services, or are required to report back to funders and supporters.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • have an overview of monitoring and evaluation approaches and practice
  • be able to identify and describe the outcomes and impact of your work
  • consider a range of measurement tools and processes to gather evidence of your impact

Workshop 2: Assessing and Communicating Your Impact

This workshop will provide a range of tools and best practice advice to ensure that you are effectively assessing and communicating the difference you make to donors, funders and supporters. It will benefit those who have some experience of monitoring and evaluation and have some measurement tools/processes in place. 

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • analyse information gathered to identify key impacts and the difference your organisation makes
  • use the information internally to inform future learning and innovation
  • effectively communicate your  impact with stakeholders such as beneficiaries, partners, volunteers, funders and supporters

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

The workshop will be delivered using Zoom and participants will need to be able to access a laptop, or tablet.

Safeguarding Adults - St Clement and St James 

  • dates will be agreed once we have enough learners signed up to the course
  • to register or for more information email: training@clementjames.org

Safeguarding means protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. This training will cover: identifying concerns, best practice for recording concerns, when to refer and other tips and guidance.

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

  • all sessions will be delivered on Zoom
  • they will be two-hour sessions with a 15-minute break

Measuring your Impact - St Clement and St James 

  • Courses will be run on request so please contact St Clement and St James if interested
  • to register or for more information email: training@clementjames.org

Impact measurement and evaluation is all about helping organisations understand and improve the good work they are doing. In this consultation session you will be assisted to develop tailored monitoring and evaluation tools, so you can reliably capture the full impact of your work.

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

  • all sessions will be delivered on Zoom
  • they will be two-hour sessions with a 15-minute break

Positive Behaviour Management - St Clement and St James 

This training will consider the causes of challenging behaviour among children and young people, identify a range of strategies to deal with challenging behaviour and explore ways in which staff can be supported to deal with challenging behaviour.

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

  • all sessions will be delivered on Zoom
  • they will be two-hour sessions with a 15-minute break

Group Facilitation - St Clement and St James 

This collaborative training session will enable participants to reflect on their own facilitation styles and gain a deeper understanding of the hidden dynamics and theories of working with groups.

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

  • all sessions will be delivered on Zoom
  • they will be two-hour sessions with a 15-minute break

Organising successful events and other off-site activities for people of all ages - Venture Centre  

  • Saturday 4 July 2020, 10am to 12pm and Saturday 4 July 2020, 1pm to 3pm
  • to register for more information email: info@venturecentre.org.uk, or call 020 8960 3234

From day trips locally to an overnight residential.  What to look for when planning and how to safely deliver the activity.

Morning session: a practical guide to planning a successful special event, taking into account all the planning and preparation needed, as well as how to manage additional restrictions in response to Covid-19.

Afternoon session: getting the paperwork right when planning a special event.

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

Using Zoom (or similar online platform) the sessions will be a mixture of short presentations and group discussions. Participants will be able to talk about events they are planning.

Adventure Play - Venture Centre  

  • Saturday 26 September 2020, 10am to 12pm
  • to register for more information email: info@venturecentre.org.uk, or call 020 8960 3234

How you can unlock the creativity in young people through play?

Looking at the roots of adventure play and its origins in helping children to recover from the trauma of the Second World War, the workshop will help participants to incorporate safe risk into play activities.

An online discussion of how to turn a play experience into an adventure play experience. Practical insights and ideas on how to turn any play activity (at home, in the park, at school) into one where children can safely explore risk and imagination and how this can help recovery from the effects of lockdown as well as other stressful or traumatic situations. Participants will be able to see the Venture Centre’s play structures via a live stream. 

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

Using Zoom (or similar online platform) the session will be led by experienced adventure play workers who will encourage a discussion amongst participants.

Keeping young people healthy - Venture Centre  

  • Saturday 17 October 2020, 10am to 12pm and Saturday 17 October 2020, 1pm to 3pm  

  • to register for more information email: info@venturecentre.org.uk, or call 020 8960 3234

How do you get young people to enthusiastically embrace healthy lifestyles, and as an organisation how you promote the values you support - how to eliminate sugar from the premises, for example.

Morning session: this session will look at what you can do to encourage young people to enthusiastically embrace a healthy lifestyle.

Afternoon session: what support is out there to help you to help young people to live a healthy lifestyle. It isn’t easy but together we can make a real difference to the health of the next generation.

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

Using Zoom (or similar online platform) the sessions will be a mixture of short presentations and group discussions.  

 

Business and Vocational Courses

L2 and L3 Certificates in Youth Work Practice - Harrow Club W10  

  • the application and interview process will run from June to early September 2020 with a view to the course starting in the week of Monday 28 September 2020
  • applications should be returned as soon as possible and at the latest by 10 September 2020
  • interviews will be arranged for Skype or Zoom and notified to applicants
  • to register and for more information, email: kay.training@harrowclubw10, or call 07973 460351, Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm

Our Youth Work Courses deliver Qualifications in Youth Work Practice, for workers from across RBKC. The courses are provided by The Harrow Club W10, Training team and accredited by ABC Awards.

Learners will receive nine Unit Workbooks at regular intervals along with a PowerPoint Presentation, notes and handouts. Until Centres and Projects start to open up and re-engage with their young people, the majority of work expected to be submitted and assessed will be the Theoretical side of each Unit. Practical aspects of each Unit will be held over for completion at later dates tbc.

The course is evidence based, accessible and inclusive for all. You will:

  • receive Unit Workbooks at regular two weekly intervals along with a PowerPoint Presentation, notes and handouts
  • be involved in virtual workshop sessions via Zoom, with the Training team and your peers involving input, course handouts, discussions and working on agreed tasks
  • have virtual face-to-face support from a designated assessor + on line options (via Zoom or Skype or mobile)
  • have regular Tutorial support from a designated Supervisor – normally from your own Centre or Project

  • have regular feedback on progress

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

You will:

  • need to have access to a laptop/ iPad with Wi-Fi connectivity
  • be expected to view the material sent out to you in your own time
  • need access to a quiet space for your work time (approximately three hours per week) and for online sessions with the course group (one hour per week)  and or with your assessor (one hour per week)
  • need access to email, Zoom and if possible Skype
  • complete workbooks for your assessor to review and feedback on

Health and Safety Level 2 online - RBKC 

  • this is an independent e-learning course - once you have registered you will receive a code and will be able to access the training at a time convenient to you
  • to register or for more information email euan.macauslan@rbkc.gov.uk quoting CLPHSL2. Your email will then be forwarded to Highfield Online Training (HOT). HOT will then send you login and password details.
  • There are no set dates and as it is an online course participants can complete in their own time

This course covers the key syllabus of the Level 2  Health and Safety in the Workplace qualification.

After six to nine hours guided learning and completion of an online multiple choice assessment, successful learners will receive a personalised Highfield Qualifications commended certificate.

Content includes: introduction to health and safety, causes of accidents, enforcement, first aid, fire safety, COSHH, workplace equipment, employer and employee responsibilities.

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

You will need access to a computer, laptop, tablet or similar device. Phones are not advised.

Customer Service Level 2 online - RBKC  

  • this is an independent e-learning cousre - once you have registered you will receive a code and will be able to access the training at a time convenient to you.
  • to register or for more information email euan.macauslan@rbkc.gov.uk, quoting CLPHSL2. Your email will then be forwarded to Highfield Online Training (HOT). HOT will then send you login and password details.
  • There are no set dates and as it is an online course participants can complete in their own time.

This course covers the key syllabus of the Level 2 Customer Service qualification. After six to nine hours guided learning, and completion of an online multiple choice assessment, successful learners will receive a personalised Highfield Qualifications commended certificate.

Content includes: Customer needs and expectations, achieving excellence in customer service, managing complaints, communication skills, assessing the needs of an organisation vs the customer, service improvement.

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

You will need access to a computer, laptop, tablet or similar device. Phones are not advised.

Food Safety Level 2  online - RBKC  

  • this is an independent e-learning cousre - once you have registered you will receive a code and will be able to access the training at a time convenient to you 
  • to register or for more information email euan.macauslan@rbkc.gov.uk, quoting CLPHSL2. Your email will then be forwarded to Highfield Online Training (HOT). HOT will then send you login and password details.
  • There are no set dates and as  it is an online course participants can complete in their own time.

This course covers the key syllabus of the Level 2 Food Safety qualification.

After six to nine hours guided learning, and completion of an online multiple choice assessment, successful learners will receive a personalised Highfield Qualifications commended certificate.

Content includes: introduction to food safety, food safety hazards, contamination controls, HACCP, personal hygiene, premises and equipment, pest control, cleaning and disinfection, food safety enforcement.

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

You will need access to a computer, laptop, tablet or similar device. Phones are not advised.

Different short to medium length online courses - RBKC  

  • not taught courses - independent learning
  • to register or for more information email: euan.macauslan@rbkc.gov.uk, quoting CLPHSL2. Your email will then be forwarded to Highfield Online Training (HOT). HOT will then send you login and password details.
  • There are no set dates and as  it is an online course participants can complete in their own time.

  • visit the E-learning training page

Courses include:

  • Infection control and prevention
  • Anaphylaxis and auto-injections
  • Communication
  • Display screen equipment
  • Equality and diversity
  • GDPR
  • Introduction to fire safety in the workplace
  • Introduction to fraud and fraud prevention
  • Introduction to Bribery Act
  • Introduction to the prevention of money laundering
  • Managing conflict
  • Safeguarding children
  • Self-Awareness and Self development
  • Stress Management
  • Team Working

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

You will need access to a computer, laptop, tablet or similar device. Phones are not advised.

The Rocket Launch Course Programme - Portobello Business Centre   

  • Monday 23 November - 9:30am to 10am: Know each other meeting and 10am to 12pm: Create your own effective brand story about your business. Tips for your brand story and crisis management. (Carole Pyke)

  • Tuesday 24 November - 10am to 12pm: What is branding and how to choose the best for your business (logo, tagline, colours) (Carole Pyke), 2pm to 3pm: How to cost and price your service or product, understand cash-flow (Maria Stammers) and 3pm  to 4pm: Payment Systems and the most popular online payment platforms (Zeeshan Masood)

  • Wednesday 25 November - 10am to 1am: Ways to make your business visible and get potential clients (this could include free online tools like Mailchimp, Eventbrite, Google My Business, Survey Monkey) (Julian Holden), 2pm to 4pm: The power of social media and which is the best channel for your type of business (Julian Holden)

  • Monday 30 November - 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 3pm: How to create a Wordpress website and link it with your social media channels (Julian Holden)

  • Wednesday 2 December - 10am to 12pm: How to create a Wordpress website and link it with your social media channels (Julian Holden) and 2pm to 4pm: Tips to make your website rank on the first page of Google (SEO) (Mike Loomey)

  • Thursday 3 December - 10am to 12pm: How to create an effective presentation – presenting your business idea to potential sponsors or investors (Carole Pyke) and 12pm to 12:30pm: Networking meeting 

  • Tuesday 19 January - 9:30am to 10am: Get-to-know-each-other meeting; 10am to 12pm: Create your own effective brand story about your business. Tips for your brand story and crisis management (Carole Pyke).

  • Wednesday 20 January - 10am to 12pm: What is branding and how to choose the best for your business (logo, tagline, colours) (Carole Pyke); 2pm to 3pm: How to cost and price your service or product, understand cash flow (Maria Stammers); 3pm to 4pm: Payment systems & the most popular online payment platforms (Zeeshan Masood).

  • Thursday 21 January - 10am to 12pm: Ways to make your business visible and get potential clients, including free online tools like Mailchimp, Eventbrite, Google My Business, Survey Monkey (Julian Holden); 2pm to 4pm: The power of social media and which is the best channel for your type of business (Julian Holden).

  • Tuesday 26 January - 10am to 12pm: How to create an effective presentation – presenting your business idea to potential sponsors or investors (Carole Pyke); 2pm to 4pm: Tips to make your website rank on the first page of Google (SEO) (Mike Loomey).

  • Wednesday 27 January - 10am to 12pm: How to create a WordPress website and link it with your social media channels (Julian Holden); 2pm to 4pm: How to create a WordPress website and link it with your social media channels (Julian Holden).

  • Thursday 28 January - 10am to 12pm: How to create a WordPress website and link it with your social media channels (Julian Holden); 12pm to 12:30pm: Networking meeting

  • if you would like to register or discuss the programme, contact Marianna at marianna@pbc.co.uk, or call 020 7460 5056 and she will be happy to discuss it with you
  • Visit the PBC website for further details on these events and other offerings.

Rocket Launch Your Business is a new initiative beginning this June to help residents of RBKC who have recently started or are yet to start up their own business or Community Interest Company (CIC).

Have you ever wanted to develop an idea, but lacked specialist support? Now, you can join experienced professionals who will cover a series of topics to develop and enhance your business skills.

During the course, we will cover a range of topics, including how to create a website, social media marketing, branding and pricing. Plus we offer one-to-one online appointments with a qualified business adviser to further develop your idea. This course has limited numbers so please book early, places will be given on a first-come-first serve basis. We look forward to meeting you soon. 

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

The course will be delivered online via ZOOM (two-hour sessions, six mornings and afternoons over two weeks) with a short break every 50 minutes. The majority of sessions will be delivered as ‘webinars’ which means your image nor your name will be visible to other attendees, this will enable us to record the sessions, so if you miss one you can catch up at a more convenient time (using a link that we will forward to you via email). 

To join the course you will need access to the internet, a tablet, computer or a smart phone. You will get a chance to meet other participants at our ‘get to know each other’ networking sessions, please note these will not be recorded. If you are new to using Zoom and want some support please let us know and we will arrange a session to help you navigate the platform.

Mo Better Cuts - Mo Better Cutz   

  • Mondays 2pm to 4pm starting Monday 7 September 2020 
  • to register or for more information call 020 8968 3434
  • website: www.mobettercutz.com

The project is designed to provide the young people with both theory and practical experience in all phases of hair cutting and styling, shampooing, shaving, massage, facials, and scalp treatments. The project will take place at mo better cutz barber shop and online where students will be trained and prepared to do different works of barbering which include shave and trim facial/ neck hair and beards, cut and dress hair, give facial and apply cosmetics and style. All successful candidates to finish the full course will be awarded with Levels 1-3 VCTC in barbering.

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

  • accessible via website or app
  • computer or tablet required
  • access to the internet required

'Sound Systems’ Community Leadership Course for Women - Rugby Portobello   

  • the course will start on Wednesday 1 July 2020 with a series of four weekly YouTube films which you can watch at your own pace and in your own time
  • to register email: Sound.systems@rpt.org.uk, or call 020 7229 2928

Sound Systems is a community leadership course with a difference! It aims to support and empower women from various cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds who are seeking to create networks, launch community projects and services or pursue enterprise opportunities to capitalise on their skills.

This opportunity comprises a series of four community leadership workshops, followed by group coaching sessions delivered by experienced trainers and coaches. You can complete the workshops at your own pace and in your own time. By the end of the 4 weeks you will be confident and able to:

  • identify your own community leadership skills
  • know how to write a short risk assessment for a community project or event
  • understand the importance of safeguarding policies for children and adults
  • complete a project safeguarding checklist
  • complete your own personal development plan

You will then be able to put all this into practice with a series of inspiring group life coaching sessions.

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

  • After completing a registration form, the course facilitator will contact you with information on accessing the YouTube films and also send you a pack of short accompanying materials.
  • You will just need access to a computer and Wi-Fi. We will do the rest.
  • After completing the course of four workshops, you will be contacted about the group coaching sessions.

 

Health and Wellbeing Courses

Your Voice - Styleutions  

This is a weekly one-hour conversation group for people to come together to have a conversation on a chosen topic. The space is COVID-19  ‘conversation free’ giving you  the opportunity to develop your public speaking experience as well as confidence levels while meeting your neighbours from across the borough.

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

  • you can join this programme at any time and don’t need to attend every week
  • once registered you will receive a Zoom invite 24 hours before the next Your Voice session
  • you can access this workshop via your SMART phone, laptop or tablet

One to One coaching - Styleutions  

If you are ready to make changes in your life Life Coach Bash will work with you over a period of 12-weeks. We will set realistic and achievable goals (small steps) towards your desired life. We will meet every two weeks  on zoom and I will support you to meet your desired goal.

You may not believe it now, but you have all the answers and the knowledge how to get where you want to be. I will help you overcome 'self doubt', I will help you overcome your 'limiting beliefs. We will find your why? Learn how to develop and sustain self motivation. You will learn to stop thinking about it and start doing!

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

  • these one-hour sessions will be held fortnightly on zoom
  • there are some materials that you need to complete ahead of sessions and these will be emailed to you

Community Coaching (for residents living in the South of the borough) - Styleutions  

  • every other Thursday morning at 10am to 11.30am from Thursday 17 July to Thursday 17 December 2020
  • to register or for more information email bash@styleutions.co.uk or call 07947 109876 on Mondays or Tuesdays between 3pm to 5pm
  • see the Stylutions website

A group coaching programme of 12 sessions delivered over 6 months.

Each session you will learn different techniques to help you to develop a range of resilience and positive skills to help you in your daily life. 

Each session you will be introduced to a new technique from the principles of NLP, Coaching and Personal Development. We will work in large and small groups to practice and as a large group we will share how and what we have learnt.

The sessions will be interactive and we hope by working with other members of your community you will grow as an individual and as a group.

You will learn techniques such as how to become and stay motivated, how to speak confidently in public, how to overcome nerves, how to overcome self-doubt. 

Over time the skills will become natural and provide increased confidence that you can use to make positive changes in all areas of your life.

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

  • these bi-weekly sessions will be held on Zoom
  • you will need a laptop or tablet to access each session
  • the agenda and course  materials will be emailed to you a few days ahead of each session
  • each session is one hour 30 minutes and there will be a 10 minute comfort break after the first 45 minutes

Community Coaching (for residents living in the North of the borough) - Styleutions   

  • every other Thursday evening, 7pm to 8.30pm from Thursday 17 July to Thursday 17 December 2020
  • to register or for more information email bash@styleutions.co.uk or call 07947 109876 on Mondays or Tuesdays between 3pm to 5pm
  • see the Stylutions website

A group coaching programme of 12 sessions delivered over 6 months.

Each session you will learn different techniques to help you to develop a range of resilience and positive skills to help you in your daily life. 

Each session you will be introduced to a new technique from the principles of NLP, Coaching and Personal Development. We will work in large and small groups to practice and as a large group we will share how and what we have learnt.

The sessions will be interactive and we hope by working with other members of your community you will grow as an individual and as a group.

You will learn techniques such as how to become and stay motivated, how to speak confidently in public, how to overcome nerves, how to overcome self-doubt. 

Over time the skills will become natural and provide increased confidence that you can use to make positive changes in all areas of your life.

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

  • these bi-weekly sessions will be held on Zoom 
  • you will need a laptop or tablet to access each session
  • the agenda and course  materials will be emailed to you a few days ahead of each session
  • each session is one hour 30 minutes and there will be a 10 minute comfort break after the first 45 minutes

Deaf Awareness (half day) - CatherineMHT  

  • Thursday 23 July 2020, 10am to 2:30pm  
  • Thursday 12 November 2020, 10am to 2:30pm
  • to register or for more information email: mhtcatherine@gmail.com, or call 07521 991668

This half-day deaf awareness course will enable learners to be more deaf aware. It will teach you about different types of hearing loss, helpful communication tips and how to create a supportive environment. You will also have the opportunity to learn to sign your name in British Sign Language.

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

  • Deaf Awareness is a three hour course with two 10-minute breaks and a half hour lunch break
  • it will be run through the online platform Zoom and participants will need access to a computer, laptop or tablet and the internet

Mental Health First Aid (half day) - CatherineMHT  

  • Tuesday 28 July 2020, 10am to 3pm  
  • Friday 16 October 2020, 10am to 3pm
  • to register or for more information email: mhtcatherine@gmail.com, or call 07521 991668

This workshop is designed to:

  • give you an understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • give you a basic knowledge of some common mental health issues.
  • give you an introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
  • build confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

Film clips will be shown and there will be case studies to help you learn these skills.

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

  • Mental Health First Aid is a 4 hour course with two 10-minute breaks and a half hour lunch break
  • it will be run through the online platform Zoom and participants will need access to a computer, laptop or tablet and the internet
  • materials will be sent to you ahead of the start date

Suicide First Aid (half day) - CatherineMHT  

  • Thursday 10 September 2020, 10am to 2:30pm  
  • Thursday 26 November 2020, 10am to 2:30pm
  • to register or for more information email: mhtcatherine@gmail.com, or call 07521 991668

Teaching the theory and practice of suicide intervention skills that can be applied in any professional or personal settings, captured in a half-day course.

An engaging course. A film clip will be shown and you will learn how to have a conversation with a person thinking of suicide to allow them to go from crisis to life support. 

Although this can be an emotional topic, we have put in place plenty of breaks and the tutors will be around for support.

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

  • Suicide First Aid is a three hour course with two 10-minute breaks and a half hour lunch break
  • it will be run through the online platform Zoom and participants will need access to a computer, laptop or tablet and the internet

Different short to medium length online courses - RBKC

  • available online at any time from Tuesday 21 July
  • independent online courses - once you have registered you will receive a code and will be able to access the training at a time convenient to you
  • upon successful completion certificates are issued and approved by Highfield Qualifications
  • to register or for more information email: euan.macauslan@rbkc.gov.uk or kate.porter@rbkc.gov.uk, and quote CLP and the name of the course
  • see the E-learning training page

Courses include:

  • Care Certificate
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • First Aid at Work
  • Emergency First Aid

Online venue and details of what you need to be able to take part

You will need access to a computer, laptop, tablet or similar device. Phones are not advised.

 

How to stay safe during online learning – tips for learners

All Community Leadership Programme course and workshops will be delivered online for 2020. We pulled together some tips to help you manage this and keep you and your family members safe.

Keep it private

  • If you are attending a session online, remember you can turn off your camera.  You don’t need to show your face to attend a session.
  • When you join a session, turn your microphone to ‘Mute’.  This will turn off your microphone so you can hear the tutor but they can’t hear you (or your children or pets playing in the background)  Click ‘Unmute’ any time you want to say something.
  • Don’t share any personal details or contact information while you are online. 
  • Think about where you are sitting if you are using your camera to attend an online session. Make sure that no one can see any personal details about you, or anything else that you don’t want to share. 
  • Do not share any video, images, take screenshots, record the sessions or photos of the video screen.
  • Tell your family that you are doing an online class.  This should stop them wandering around behind you or interrupting you.

Be professional

  • If you use the camera, wear the same clothes as if you were attending a class in your centre.
  • Remember the normal rules of the classroom: be polite and respectful to the tutor and other learners,  turn up on time and let others speak too.
  • Be patient if the technology doesn’t always work.

Other issues to remember

  • Only access your learning session via wifi if you are using your phone. It can be very expensive to use your mobile data (especially if you use video).
  • Using a mobile phone to connect can also drain your battery very quickly.  Use a computer if possible. 
  • Do let the tutor know if you are experiencing any difficulties this can include:
    • Language – are they speaking too fast/slow
    • You have a disability that can affect your learning
    • Anything that may affect your ability to actively take part