Vital Skills in Befriending

About the courses

Befriending Networks has identified vital skills needed by befriending workers in 9 key areas. Each year each of these vital skills will be covered in a half day training with the exception of Training the Trainer, which will be a full day course (The full course will therefore take 5 days to complete).

Participants can chose to cover all 9 skills at once, spread them over a number of years or just pick and choose the topics that interest them most. The notes and handouts that accompany each session will build up into a vital skills handbook for workers.

Those who successfully complete all 9 sessions will be presented with a Befriending Networks Vital Skills in Befriending certificate. The course is designed to be a comprehensive grounding for new workers and a refresher for more experienced workers.

Cost

'Training for Trainers' is £90 per member delegate (£110 for non-members), and all the other Vital Skills courses are £50 per member (£60 per non-member). You can book the entire course of nine sessions for the discounted price of £450 per member (£540 per non-member). When booking the nine-course package as a Befriending Networks member, use the discount code 'v1tal' at checkout to obtain your discount. Non-members will need to book by contacting the Training Officer.

Course schedule

Click on a course for more information and booking:

datecourse
06 NovOnline Vital Skills: Training for Trainers 16/10-6/11 (Webinar 06/11/2018 1pm - 4pm)
20 NovOnline Vital Skills: Support and Supervision 06/11-20/11 (Webinar 20/11/18 1pm-3pm)
27 Nov Online Vital Skills: Boundaries 13/11 - 27/11 (Webinar 27/11/18 1pm-3pm)
04 DecOnline Vital Skills: Matching 20/11-04/12 (Webinar 04/12 1pm-3pm)
15 JanOnline Vital Skills: Risk Management 02/01-15/01 (Webinar 15/01 1pm-3pm)
22 JanOnline Vital Skills: Managing Waiting List & Endings 08/01-22/01 (Webinar 22/01 1-3pm)
29 JanOnline Vital Skills: Monitoring and Evaluation 14/01-29/01 (Webinar 29/01 1pm-3pm)
05 FebOnline Vital Skills: Project Development 22/01-05/02 (Webinar 05/02 1pm-3pm)
26 FebOnline Vital Skills: Training for Trainers 05/02 - 26/02 (Webinar 26/02 1-4pm)
05 MarOnline Vital Skills: Recruitment and Selection 19/02 - 05/03 (Webinar 05/03 1-3pm)
12 MarOnline Vital Skills: Support and Supervision 26/02 - 12/03 (Webinar 12/03 1-3pm)
19 MarOnline Vital Skills: Boundaries 05/03 - 19/03 (Webinar 19/03 1-3pm)
02 AprOnline Vital Skills: Matching 19/03 - 02/04 (Webinar 02/04 1-3pm)
09 AprOnline Vital Skills: Risk Management 26/03 - 09/04 (Webinar 09/04 1-3pm)
16 AprOnline Vital Skills: Managing Waiting Lists & Endings 02/04 - 16/04 (Webinar 16/04 1-3pm)
23 AprOnline Vital Skills: Monitoring & Evaluation 09/04 - 23/04 (Webinar 23/04 1-3pm)
30 AprOnline Vital Skills: Project Development 16/04 - 30/04 (Webinar 30/04 1-3pm)
16 MayOnline Vital Skills: Training for Trainers 25/04 - 16/05 (Webinar 16/05 1-4pm)
23 MayOnline Vital Skills: Recruitment and Selection 09/05 - 23/05 (Webinar 23/05 1-3pm)
30 MayOnline Vital Skills: Support and Supervision 16/05 - 30/05 (Webinar 30/05 1-3pm)
06 JunOnline Vital Skills: Boundaries 23/05 - 06/06 (Webinar 06/06 1-3pm)
13 JunOnline Vital Skills: Matching 30/05 - 13/06 (Webinar 13/06 1-3pm)
27 JunOnline Vital Skills: Risk Management 13/06 - 27/06 (Webinar 27/06 1-3pm)
20 JunOnline Vital Skills: Managing Waiting Lists & Endings 20/06 - 04/07 (Webinar 04/07 1-3pm)
11 JulOnline Vital Skills: Monitoring & Evaluation 27/06 - 11/07 (Webinar 11/07 1-3pm)
18 JulOnline Vital Skills: Project Development 04/07 - 18/07 (Webinar 18/07 1-3pm)
28 AugOnline Vital Skills: Training for Trainers 07/08 - 28/08 (Webinar on 28/08 1-4pm)
04 SepOnline Vital Skills: Recruitment and Selection 21/08 - 04/09 (Webinar 04/09 1-3pm)
11 SepOnline Vital Skills: Support and Supervision 28/08-11/09 (Webinar 11/09 1-3pm)
11 SepOnline Vital Skills: Risk Management 28/08 - 11/09 (Webinar 11/09 1-3pm)
16 SepOnline Vital Skills: Managing Waiting Lists & Endings 02/09 - 16/09 (Webinar 16/09 1-3pm)
18 SepOnline Vital Skills: Boundaries 04/09 - 18/09 (Webinar 18/09 1-3pm)
25 SepOnline Vital Skills: Matching 11/09 - 25/09 (Webinar 25/09 1-3pm)
23 OctOnline Vital Skills: Monitoring & Evaluation 09/10 - 23/10 (Webinar 23/10 1-3pm)
30 OctOnline Vital Skills: Project Development 16/10 - 30/10 (Webinar 30/10 1-3pm)

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