Training & Events

"Greatly appreciate the time and effort that must have gone in to developing this training!! Engaging and encouraging and very informative. I learnt a lot." - Befriending Networks Training Participant
"The facilitator was really friendly, welcoming and was obviously very knowledgeable about the work we were completing." - Befriending Networks Training Participant  

Please scroll down for our list of currently planned training events as well as training categories. Have questions about any of our courses and want to speak to someone directly about your training needs? Click here 

If you need any of the training courses for you or your team but do not see a date below, please get in touch. All courses are available to be purchased as a private run. Have questions about our training content and availability? Email

Please see our menu on the left hand side for all categories of our training events and to learn more about what each category has to offer. For example, our networking events offer a fantastic space to learn directly from other projects and build connections. For continued development and staff learning, we highlight Vital Skills, Topical Training and Good Practice Training as three key categories to consider. 

Guide to all our training and events at Befriending Networks


Found 18 events.

Networking Session: Festive Plans for your Befriending Project

Tuesday 5th December 2023, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Vital Skills: Risk Management

Wednesday 6th December, 10am - 2:30pm

Managers Network: Exploring Hopes for 2024

Monday 15th January, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Vital Skills: Boundaries

Monday 5th February, 9:30AM - 2:30PM

Bereavement in Befriending

Thursday 15th February, 1pm - 3:30pm

Volunteer Toolkit: How To Use It

Thursday 15th February, 9:30AM - 11AM

Vital Skills: Recruiting Befrienders

Thursday 22nd February, 9:30am - 2:30pm

Volunteer Toolkit: How To Use It

Friday 23rd February 2024, 10AM - 11:30AM

Vital Skills: Matching and Endings

Thursday 29th February, 9:30AM - 2:30PM

Vital Skills: Risk Management

Friday 8th March, 9:30AM - 2:30PM

Vital Skills: Support and Supervision

Monday 11th March, 9:30AM - 2:30PM

Dementia and Befriending

Wednesday 13th March, 9:45AM - 12:45PM

Managers Network: Finance and Funding

Monday 18th March, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Running a Befriending Service

Wednesday 24th April 2024, 10AM - 12:30PM

Cancellation Policy

* Please note: we understand that circumstances may require a change of training dates. We allow you to defer once when we are given notice of at least 48hours, after that it is seen as a non-refundable cancellation. Please do check your diary before committing to any dates. 


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