Our courses are designed to develop knowledge and confidence whilst identifying and reinforcing good practice.  Our training is relaxed yet focused and backed up with high-quality training materials and course evaluation   

Our Trainers:

Matthew Plumridge has worked in the not-for-profit and charitable sector for over 25 years from volunteer co-ordinator to project manager and Board member working with small, medium and large UK and international charities.  He is a former Trustee of Volunteering England, Disability Initiative, Toc H and Positive Action (an HIV Charity).  

He is Level 3 trained in safeguarding (Child Protection and Adults at Risk) and has acted as Safeguarding lead for a health based charity and a medium sized Youth organisation covering Surrey and South London.   

Susie Nicholson RGN, Cert Ed, has spent her working life in the Clinical and Not for Profit sector, initially as a nurse but then progressing into various managerial roles.   She is a trainer to Not for Profit / Charitable Organisations, Nursing & Care Agencies and Healthcare Companies in First Aid, Moving & Handling (Back Care), Infection Control, Risk Assessments and various other health related topics. 

We offer
  • In-house 'face to face' training
  • Online training 'Live' (using Zoom)
  • Webinar sessions

Current Prospectus

Safe 2a

Child Protection - Level 2 (What to do if?)

This half-day course aims to raise awareness of child protection and the issues surrounding abuse and its effects on children.  It is designed for those who need to have a greater understanding of this difficult subject and for staff / volunteers working in a care environment.
Safe 3a

Adults at Risk - Level 2 (Safeguarding)

This half-day course aims to raise the awareness of abuse and its effects on adults at risk (safeguarding).  It is designed for those who need to have a greater understanding of this difficult subject and for staff / volunteers working in a care environment.
Safe 4a

Lone Working (Personal Safety)

This half-day course supports participants in developing, maintaining or reviewing lone working (personal safety) procedures and practices in their work environment.  This is achieved by highlighting personal and Organisational responsibilities, as detailed under relevant legislation, and by raising their awareness of the issues surrounding lone working including potential risks associated with their individual job role. 
Safe 5a

Food Hygiene

This half-day course explores practical ways of maintaining good food hygiene and safety for those working in a food environment, or for charities and voluntary organisations who provide food to the public, their clients, staff and volunteers.
Safe 6a

Fire Safety

This half-day course looking at fire safety explores what to do in the event of a fire.  The course is designed to give more of a general overview linking into your fire safety policy / procedures and is aimed at all staff, particularly new employees / volunteers in the workplace.  This is not fire extinguisher training.
Safe 7a

Emergency First Aid

This course explores through discussion and practical exercises, emergency first aid for those working in charities, voluntary organisations and care environments.
Safe 8a

Manual Handling (Objects & People)

We run three types of manual handling courses covering moving & handling of objects or moving of objects and people (beginners or refresher).  All three courses aim to raise the level of good practice in manual handling to reduce potential risks of back injuries and accidents.  They are designed for staff, volunteers, supervisors and managers working in charitable, voluntary, statutory or care organisations.  
Very clear and supportive in his delivery whilst giving lots of examples to participants to aid their learning

- Manager

Trainer very engaging with group, clear communication & delivered a good presentation

- Course Participant

I think due to the nature of the course the content, style and tone was about right.  Was sensitive and factual so helped prevent it becoming too emotional

           - Course Participant

The trainer was very personable and thorough.  Open and willing to listen and answer any questions

- Course participant

Great Training.  Met all my expectations and much more

- Course participant

Our trainers come from a variety of backgrounds, therefore we can facilitate courses beyond our current prospectus.

For all enquiries, do please call us on:  01483 564099 or 07866 284781

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