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Level 3 Award in Education and Training (NOCN)

Course begins:
06-06-2017 10:00 am
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8 SESSIONS • TUES 6, 13, 20, 27 JUNE, 4, 11, 18, 25 JULY 2017 • 10:00 am — 4:00 pm
Teacher Training


This eight-day NOCN course is the minimum requirement for trainers exploring how to plan, deliver and assess inclusive, motivational sessions that will help your learners achieve their potential, while promoting equality and diversity in the learning environment.

While some core theory is included, this is primarily an experiential course about the practical aspects of delivering training to adults.

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is the new standard qualification for those considering delivering adult learning, replacing PTLLS as the minimum requirement by most organisations delivering adult education.

Exeter CVS are offering their next course starting 6th June 2017.  This course is partly funded through our partnership with Cornwall College Group.   The stipulation for funding is that you would intend to deliver some of your training in the community and voluntary sector. 

The course will be delivered as 8 classroom days supported by some home study.

Subjects will include:


  • An introduction to teaching and learning
  • Lesson planning
  • Assessment
  • Record keeping
  • Use of resources and teaching materials
  • Communication skills in teaching and learning
  • Promoting equality and diversity in the learning environment


This is an experiential course.  Although theory is a part of the delivery the bulk of the course will be about the practical aspects of delivering training to adults. 






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Graffiti & Street Art in the Paradise Garden

Course begins:
07-06-2017 12:00 am
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pexels photo 389816 FREE SESSIONS • WED 7, 14, 21, 28 JUNE, 12, 19 JULY 2017

10:00 am — 4:00 pm

 Exeter CVS has turned a disused car park into a Paradise Garden, and this graffiti art course is another chance to take part in decorating the already beautiful space.

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Growing People, Growing Places Level 2 Award

Course begins:
09-06-2017 12:00 am
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Growing People Growing Places Level 27 FREE SESSIONS • FRI 9, 16, 23, 30 JUNE, 7, 14, 21 JULY 2017 • 10:00 am — 4:00 pm

The next-level “Personal Development through Horticulture” qualification to develop your confidence and self-esteem, understand how to set and achieve your goals, manage stress and deal with conflict and confrontation. All this while deepening your understanding of practical gardening and horticulture skills with our expert tutors. You do not have to have completed Level 1 to attend this course.

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The Art of Woodcraft

Course begins:
14-06-2017 12:00 am
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Pallets6 FREE SESSIONS • WED 14, 21, JUNE, 12, 19, 26 JULY, 2 AUGUST 2017• 10:00 am — 4:00 pm

The new, free course explores woodwork and how you can creatively reuse reclaimed pallets in different ways. Learn how to upcycle old pallets into tables, planters, garden chairs and more in this practical, hands-on course. DSC 0150

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Peer Mentoring Level 2 Award

Course begins:
16-06-2017 12:00 am
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Peer Mentoring Level 2 Award6 FREE SESSIONS • FRI 16, 23, 30 JUNE, 7, 21, 28 JULY 2017 • 10:00 am — 4:00 pm

A free 6-day accredited course offering knowledge of the personal requirements for successful mentoring, building relationships and boundaries, making referrals; implementing good practices and reviewing own practice.

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LGBTQ+ Awareness

Course begins:
20-06-2017 12:00 am
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LGBTQ£45 • TUES 20 JUNE 2017 • 10:00 am — 1:00 pm

This 3 hour workshop will give you an awareness and understanding of LGBTQ+ issues, including discrimination, prejudice, myths and stereotypes and the affect they can have on individuals and communities. Gain an understanding of correct terms and languageto use, and some key tips and guidelines on how to make your organisation LGBTQ+ friendly and in-line with current equality legislation. 

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Course begins:
22-06-2017 12:00 am
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safetalk£45 • THUR 22 JUNE 2017 • 10:00 am — 1:00 pm

safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares any adult, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognise these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.

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Volunteers and the Law

Course begins:
12-07-2017 12:00 am
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vols and law£45 • WED 12 JULY 2017 • 10:00 am — 1:00 pm

Make sure your volunteers are valued, safe and confident in their work by implementing fair, ethical policies and working practices that meet or exceed current legislation.

Understanding the legal status of volunteers is essential for voluntary organisations. This workshop is an opportunity to explore the current situation with regards to contracts, DBS checks and other legal matters.

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Setting & Maintaining Boundaries

Course begins:
20-07-2017 12:00 am
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£45 • THUR 20 JULY 2017 • 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Exploring the challenges in maintaining professional boundaries between staff/volunteers and service users: essential for organisations working with vulnerable people. Understanding boundaries is important for being able to assert yourself while considering the impact on others. The sessions will enable learners to reflect on the meaning of boundaries and their positive effects in different organisations.

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Personal Development and interpersonal skills to fulfil your potential

Creative Arts

Urban Art in Urban SpacesExplore your creativity through a variety of arts & media courses

Work Skills

Professional Development courses to boost your career


Management, finance and marketing for your organisation


Tutor training with the latest teaching qualifications


Make a difference: Community activism and social enterprise.

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