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Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 13:18

 

The Signpost

The summer edition of the Signpost magazine is available to download. This edition includes:

Local & Regional News, Funding & Opportunities, Training, Conferences & Events, Volunteer News, Social Enterprise, Children & Young People, Government Initiatives, Health Matters, Convergence

The magazine is available to download here (1.5 MB)


 

Your chance to subscribe to the Signpost Magazine

Some changes are being made to the Signpost magazine and due to cuts in funding we are unable to continue printing the magazine for free as we have previously. The magazine will continue to be produced and distributed digitally but if you would like to receive the magazine as a paper copy there will now be a cost involved.

Costs - 2 issues per year – £7 (to be paid in full at the beginning of the subscription period)

The magazine will continue to be produced to a high standard and contain news and information from the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Cornwall.

To ensure we cover printing costs, we will need to secure a minimum of 200 subscribers to allow us to print the magazine.

For more information visit ow.ly/zHCzS

FREE Art and Music Meet the Funder event

 

 

 

CRCC’s Capacity Building Team are pleased to announce their next “Meet the Funder” event on the 9th October from 10am till 3pm. The event is open to any community group based in Cornwall that provides art or music activities in the community.

 

We are still confirming funders but they will be announced very soon - Like us on Facebook (CRCC Capacity Building Team) or follow us on Twitter (@CRCC_CBTeam) for these announcements.

 

The event will include presentations from funders as well as a “market place” where groups can speak directly to funders and network with other organisations.

 

Book online now to avoid disappointment - http://www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/booking-form/. Bookings are on a first-come first-served basis.

 

The venue is in St Austell - Venue details are provided once you have booked.

 

 

FREE “Drop in” Clinics for local Community Groups

 

Cornwall Rural Community Council’s (CRCC) Capacity Building Team are out and about in the community running FREE “Drop in” Clinics for local Community Groups.

 

They have been around the county to various different locations and our next stop is Fowey on the 25th September at the Fowey Library between 10am and 2.30pm.

 

If you are in or around the Fowey area and have any questions or need any support for your Community Group, why don’t you pop in and say hello and they can have a chat about the support they can provide. Any community group - small or large - can take advantage of this free opportunity! We are joined this time by a colleague who works on the Coastal Communities project, so come down to find out more about the work he does and the funding he may be able to source for a coastal project.

 

Skills for In-Service Training

This six day course is aimed at designated people who are responsible for training staff in all aspects of safeguarding children and young people.

You will learn:

How to plan and structure interesting and relevant sessions that take into account the learning needs of individuals

Different teaching methods and strategies.

How to deliver safeguarding information in ways that will be easily interpreted and understood. Understand how to assess that learning has taken place.

Understand how to create interactive teaching resources that engage and motivate learners.

Acquire the skills and knowledge to gain a Level 3 Award in Education and Training together with a Level 2 Qualification in Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People

The course takes place on Thursdays 11th September – 16th October 2014 Times: 09:30 - 4:30 and will be at The Wesley Centre, Chapel Street, Camborne TR14 8EG

Funding is available for:

Volunteers and employees (working 8 hours a week or more) in the VCS.

Aged 19+ living or working in Cornwall.

Employed or volunteering with an organisation that has less than 250 employees.

For more information visit http://www.pcdt.org/index.php/skills-for-in-service-training

L3 Information, Advice and Guidance

This 6 day course will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to deliver high quality Information, Advice and Guidance, building confidence in your own ability to fulfil your role as a provider of advice in a wide range of contexts.

On completion of this course you will receive a L3 APT Award qualification. Full funding is available depending on circumstances.

You will learn:

The relationship between information, advice and guidance and recognise own ability and role in its delivery.

The importance of equality and diversity, record keeping, data protection, impartiality and confidentiality.

The importance of effective communication skills How to explain the information, advice or guidance service to clients and how to agree the use of it to reach a shared agreement with clients.

How to explore a range of options to meet clients requirements.

To identify own personal development needs.

Tuesdays 16th, 23rd & 30th September and 7th, 14th & 21st October 2014 from 9.30am - 3.30pm at The Wesley Centre, Camborne TR14 8EG Refreshments are provided.

For more information visit http://www.pcdt.org/index.php/information-advice-guidance-level-3-award

L3 Award in Education & Training

The Award in Education and Training is an introductory, knowledge-based teaching

qualification. It is suitable for people who:

are not in a teaching role

have just started a teaching role

want a short qualification

want a qualification without a minimum teaching practice requirement.

During this 5 day course you will learn about:

the roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training

How to use inclusive teaching and learning approaches

The principles of assessment

And gain a recognised qualification

The course is taking place on Wednesday 10th, 17th, 24th September and 1st, 8th October 2014 at 9:30am — 4.30pm at PCDT, Penwith Centre, Penzance

Funding is available for people who work or volunteer within Voluntary Sector organisations

For more information visit http://www.pcdt.org/index.php/education-training

L3 Award in Volunteer Management

The APT level 3 Award in Volunteer Management will help you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective volunteer manager and is suitable for those learners considering a role within volunteer management or starting to supervise or manage volunteers in a paid or unpaid capacity.

This qualification will help learners develop skills that are important in charities, social enterprises and voluntary and community organisations.

You will learn:

How to attract and recruit volunteers

How to support and develop volunteers

How to promote volunteering

How these qualifications benefit the learner and employer

The course takes place on Mondays 6th,13th, 20th, 27th October 2014 9.30-3.30 at the Wesley Centre, Camborne TR14 8EG

Funding is available for volunteers and employees (working 8 hours a week or more ) in the VCS. Aged 19+ living or working in Cornwall. Employed or volunteering with an organisation that has less than 250 employees.

For more information visit http://www.pcdt.org/index.php/volunteer-management

Google Apps for Business

If you run a small business, or are part of an organisation that needs a way to organise emails, documents, information and more, this course will show you how.

Whether you use Google apps or smart phone features already, or are just interested in what's available, this course can show you how Google's applications can benefit your business or organisation.

You will learn:

Produce documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more without ever installing a single office application!

Share documents and files easily - even work on a Word document or spreadsheet at the same time as your co-workers!

Utilise cloud storage as a way to back up files and have access to important documents wherever you are.

Use your email efficiently with Gmail.

Learn how to filter your incoming messages and quickly communicate with people.

Organise your schedule with Google Calendar - synchronise with your smart phone and never miss an appointment.

Produce online forms easily - capture information from your clients and access it instantly.

Learn about Android smart phones and discover how to take your entire office with you on the go.

Discover other Google services, learn learn how to fine tune your web site search engine optimisation and more.

The course takes place on Tuesday 26th August 9.30am to 4.30pm at the Penwith Centre, Penzance.

For more information visit http://www.pcdt.org/index.php/google-apps-smartphone-tools

Computers for Beginners

Take your first steps towards using a computer. You will learn:

Learn how to use a mouse and keyboard

Find information on the internet

Stay safe on the web

Send and receive email

Produce a letter head using images and text with Microsoft Word

Create a chart using Microsoft Excel

Gain a recognised qualification with Tutor Tom Gilmour

The course takes place on Thursdays from 4th to 18th September 2014 9:30am - 4:30pm at the Penwith Centre, Penzance.

Funding is available for this course depending upon individual circumstances. For more information visit http://www.pcdt.org/index.php/computers-for-beginners

Level 1 Photoshop

Are you new to the world of digital image editing?

Would you like to learn the software used world-wide by home users and professionals?

This course will teach you everything you need to know. You will learn:

how to crop, resize and retouch your images for printing

and emailing.

Create fun projects that will teach you advanced Photoshop editing techniques using layers, clone brushes and lots more.

You will create amazing effects and produce professional results from a number of source images.

Discover how photographs are manipulated in newspapers and magazines using this amazing piece of software and even learn how to do it for yourself using your own images.

The course takes place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9th September to 1st October 2014 9.30am - 12.30pm at the Penwith Centre, Penzance.

For more information visit http://www.pcdt.org/index.php/photoshop-level-1

Level 1 Web Design

Would you like to create a web site for yourself, a business or organisation? This course will show you how to achieve it quickly and easily.

By the end of the course you will have a completed online website ready to be seen by the rest of the world. You will learn:

Using simple yet powerful editing software in the cloud, you will create a professional web site consisting of text, images, video and more.

Learn the tricks to help get your new web site listed on Google. Link your site with social media such as Facebook and Twitter. You can even work on your web site at home or at the office.

Create a blog to accompany your site and learn how to maximise your audience through online promotion and more.

The course will take place on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 9th September to 1st October 2014. 1.30pm to 4.30pm at the Penwith Centre, Penzance.

For more information visit http://www.pcdt.org/index.php/web-design-level-1

Introduction to Youth Work

A short, fun and informative introduction to youth work. You will learn:

What Youth Work really is

The different roles involved in Youth Work

What makes a good Youth Worker

The Values and beliefs that underpin Youth Work

How to work safely with young people

Practical approaches to youth work

The course will take place on Tuesdays 7th & 14th October 2014. 9.30am - 4.30pm at the Wesley Centre, Camborne.

Full funding is available depending on individual circumstances. For more information visit http://www.pcdt.org/index.php/youth-work-intro

Level 2 Award in Youth Work

This introductory NOCN Level 2 Award course aims to provide accreditation for those already working with young people and those who wish to do so.

You will learn the basic principles and practices of youth work and gain the skills to work safely to support and advise young people in a youth work setting.

The course will take place on Wednesdays 5th, 12th & 19th November and 3rd & 10th December 2014. 9.30am - 4.30pm at the Wesley Centre, Camborne.

For more information visit http://www.pcdt.org/index.php/youth-work-level-2

Excel For Work

An exciting workshop for people who are familiar with Microsoft Excel but want to expand their knowledge. You will learn:

Simple budgeting

Conditional formatting

Filtering data

Functions and Formulas

Formatting Charts

The course will take place on Monday 22nd September 2014 9.30am - 4.30pm at the The Penwith Centre, Penzance.

Funding is available for this course depending upon individual circumstances. For more information visit http://www.pcdt.org/index.php/excel-for-work

Access for Work

An exciting workshop for people who would like to use Microsoft Access to create a working database. Learn an alternative way to save data than just creating lists in Excel.

You will learn:

How to design tables

How to build data input forms

How to write queries

How to design reports

The course will take place on Monday 29th September 2014 9.30am - 4.30pm at the The Penwith Centre, Penzance.

Funding is available for this course depending upon individual circumstances. For more information visit http://www.pcdt.org/index.php/ms-access-for-work

 

 

SITA Trust Cornwall - great news for Penwith!! New Landfill Sites Added

Following extensive research into Environment Agency Licensed Landfill Sites, SITA Cornwall Trust is delighted to announce two mothballed sites, which we will be able to use under the 10-mile rule. This will open up areas of Cornwall previously excluded from funding under the scheme, such as St Ives, Penzance and Newlyn. Please see the ‘Sites’ tab on their website for more information and to check your eligibility. http://www.sitacornwalltrust.co.uk/

 

 

Healthwatch Cornwall’s June 2014 Newsletter

Healthwatch Cornwall’s latest newsletter is available to download. Healthwatch Cornwall is the people’s champion of health and social care in Cornwall.