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Training Trafford

Training Trafford provides an overview of the training available from a number of partners from across Trafford. The training courses and workshops are designed to meet the needs of Trafford’s Voluntary, Community and not-for profit sector whether your organisation is big or small.

The range of courses listed are designed to help you develop whether you are starting up a new group or an established social enterprise wanting to grow to the next level.

If you have any requests or specific training needs, please let us know as we are keen to develop and ensure training programmes are responsive to local needs identified.

GM Skills Map – If your Voluntary, Community Organisation or Social Enterprise is looking to up-skill and improve productivity GM Skills Map is also available to search training and development courses available across GM to help you grow your business through re-shaping, developing your staff/volunteers and enhance your workforce performance. Explore what training is available in your region by visiting:

Training Trafford courses are delivered by a number of partners depending on the type of support and specialism of the organisation. In order to register your interest in a course please contact the organisation directly or contact a member of the Thrive Trafford team on
0330 123 9766 or email

Your enquiry will then be passed to the organisation delivering the course who will contact you with further details on how to book a place.

Trafford Safeguarding Partnership - Children and Adult Safeguarding Training Courses
The Trafford Safeguarding Children & Adults Partnership is committed to promoting the training and development of staff who are working with children, adults and vulnerable families. The Trafford Safeguarding Children & Adults Partnership supports the view that a combination of single and multi-agency training underpins best practice in early support and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults that this can help achieve better outcomes for vulnerable families. The programme below is open to all organisations working in Trafford including VCSE organisations.

Identifying your training needs.
Individual professionals should identify their training needs and which courses are appropriate to them with their manager, based on their job roles and contact with children, young people and adults. Each level of training gives an indication of their target audiences. Training is also only effective if it impacts on people’s practice – so we ask all participants and their managers on TSCB multi agency courses to take responsibility for ensuring that they reflect on the learning from courses and implement any changes in their practice.

For more information about Trafford Safeguarding training courses coming up and to book on a course please visit:

Train Trafford and Trafford Services for Education - Free Workshops and Training Courses
Trafford Council have launched Train Trafford which lists courses available at Trafford Council throughout the year – courses include Adult Safeguarding Awareness, Challenging Behaviour and Learning Disabilities and many more, for more information and to sign up visit –

Trafford Council has also launched Trafford Services for Education, which lists course available for those working with Early Years, and other educational settings – courses include GDPR Training for Childminders, Introduction to Autism Spectrum Condition and Social Communication, Level 1 Safeguarding Introduction (Early Years and Childcare Training), Paediatric First Aid Training, and many more, for more information and to sign up visit –

Trafford College - Learning in your Community
The Trafford College Community Learning team strive to provide quality learning experiences throughout the Trafford borough and in a variety of community-based venues in the heart of your local communities.

If you are a community venue and you are looking for an education partner who will be able to deliver a range of courses to regular visitors or perhaps a discrete group, why not give us a call and see how we might be able to help your organisation? You can reach the community team on 0161 886 7472

Trafford College run several different Community Courses across different community venues in Trafford – to view the latest courses please – Click Here

The Counselling and Family Centre
Here for whatever life throws at you – We are The Counselling & Family Centre, a charity that has been at the heart of the community for over 40 years.

From the age of 5, up through the teens and into adulthood and on, we are here for whatever life throws at you.

To view the latest courses available or to book courses directly visit their website on:
If you are interested in booking a place on one of the courses please contact:

Trafford Carers Centre - Carer Awareness Training
Training for professionals
Training courses are offered to professional bodies with sessions designed to enable you to better identify and support carers by:

  • Helping you to understand the caring role and the impact it has.
  • Discussing carer’s rights and the legislative response to carers.
  • Identifying poor practice and developing examples of good practice.
  • Producing an action plan to deliver targeted support in your professional environment.

The courses are suitable to anyone who may be working with ill, older or disabled people in a community, health or social care setting and engage with family, friends or neighbour that may be providing unpaid care.
The course is also suitable to businesses, organisations and schools to help identify carers in your professional environment.

Training for Carers
Courses are designed to provide carers with skills to help them in their caring role or simply as a means to learn something new.
Ad hoc courses also run throughout the year dependent on demand. The types of courses available cover:

  • stress management
  • first aid
  • moving and assisting
  • IT
  • painting and flower arranging
  • health awareness, either one-to-one or in group session

If there is something else you think would benefit a carer in learning which we don’t currently offer, where possible, we will try and provide it.
For details of courses currently available check the latest Newsletter or contact the team by calling our helpline on 0161 848 2400 or by emailing
Click Here for more information

Just Psychology - Training
Our training aims to help those in different sectors to develop their awareness, knowledge, skills and confidence in working with children and families from Black and minority ethnic communities, and to innovate and share knowledge and expertise.

We are always happy to discuss and develop ideas for bespoke training in line with an organisation’s requirements.
We are able to deliver training on a range of topics such as:

  • ethnicity and normal adolescent development;
  • child rearing and parenting practices across cultures;
  • attachment across cultures;
  • racial and ethnic identity;
  • perceptions of disability across cultures;
  • the impact of migration on families;
  • psychometric assessment across cultures; and
  • facilitating engagement with local Black and minority ethnic communities

For more information and to contact the organisation please visit –

Sale Moor Community Partnership - Community Courses and Activities in Sale Moor
The Sale Moor Community Partnership and the Sale Moor Community Learning Centre is open daily from 9.30am-2.45pm for one-stop support and drop ins to use the learning centre when not in use.

Please Click Here to view the current timetable for clubs, surgeries and activities.

St Johns Centre - Community Courses in Old Trafford
During the day the Centre offers a wide variety of courses and activities that help people build their skills and confidence, engage more fully in their community, and increase their chances of paid work. Courses generally run for one term, three times a year, but we also run shorter courses. The centre works in partnership with Trafford College Community Learning, the Workers’ Educational Association, Talk English, and independent tutors and trainers.

Most courses started in mid-September and January. There are still places available on many of these courses – please contact the centre for more information.
St Johns Centre run several different Community Courses and activities – to view the latest courses and activities visit –

Business Growth Hub - Free Workshops and Training Courses around Business Skills
The Business Growth Hub is a community of specialists with a passion to help businesses including those working in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector across Greater Manchester to realise their ambitions.

They support businesses at all stages of their growth journey with our broad range of services. They offer expert one-to-one and peer-to-peer business support, events, specialist programmes, and much more.

For more information about these workshops and training courses coming up please Click Here.

Get Grants - Bid Writing & Fundraising Training Courses
Get Grants offers a range of Fundraising Training Courses to help you with successful Bid Writing, Corporate Fundraising and Using Data Effectively to Increase Fundraising Success.

They regularly update their training courses and often hold sessions in Manchester. They can also offer bespoke training courses for your organisation.

Trafford Leisure Trust - Training Courses
Our Training courses are renowned and attract delegates not just from the Manchester and Northwest areas but nationally and internationally. So what ever your training needs whether its for your business or yourself contact us and see what we can offer you – some of our courses may be delivered at your own venue subject to suitability.

  • First Aid at Work
  • National Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessor
  • Baby Savers
  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
  • National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers & Coaches

If you would like to view the current training courses on offer with Trafford Leisure please visit or for more information feel free to contact the team either by phone on 0161 826 3940/ 0161 826 3965 or by email at

British Red Cross Education - Free Adult Education Resources for VCFSEs

The British Red Cross are currently offering certain courses free of charge for VCFSEs. They are now delivering free face to face workshops for VCFSE groups in your area! Here’s a little more information on the workshops that are available:

Adult First aid (over 19 years)

Build confidence and willingness to help in a first aid emergency using the objects around you.

Adult Tackling loneliness (over 19 years)

41% of adults have reported feeling loneliness since lockdown. Learn skills to help yourself and others who may be suffering.

Adult Adapt and Recover (over 19 years)

You will learn to help yourself and others adapt and recover from challenges by identifying practical and emotional skills that help when faced with a crisis.

All of these workshops are free and available face to face, over zoom and teams, in your area.

If you would like to book a face-to-face workshop, you can check my availability here.

For digital workshops, you can book here here.

If you decide to book and are unable to find a suitable date or time, or require more than one workshop for the same day, please do email me with your request or phone me on the number below, as I may be able to juggle my diary around to accommodate you.

If you have any questions about any of the above please contact:

Melanie Scott

Community Education Coordinator

Crisis Education British Red Cross

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Mel is the local Red Cross Community Education representative.

Psychological First Aid Digital Training - Public Health England
PHE launched an updated Psychological First Aid (PFA) digital training module, aimed at all frontline and essential workers and volunteers. The course aims to increase awareness and confidence to provide psychosocial support to people affected by COVID-19. The course is free, and no previous qualifications are required. It takes around 90 minutes to complete and is also available in three sessions for the learner to complete at their own pace. By the end of the course, outcomes will include: understanding how emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic can affect us, recognising people who may be at increased risk of distress and understanding how to offer practical and emotional support.

For more information and to take part visit: