SAY is working with ‘Click Start London’ to provide an amazing opportunity for young Londoners aged 18-25 to secure employment or apprenticeships in the digital/tech sector! ‘Click Start’ is a free 4-week digital skills course that has live opportunities with industry-leading companies, including Amazon, BT Group, Cisco, QA, and small and medium businesses across London.

We would particularly like to encourage females and those from underrepresented groups to take part.

The 4-week programme is in-person and will be delivered at Morley College (North Kensington), Wornington Road, W10 5QQ from 16th May – 14th June 2024. The course provides training in the fundamentals of digital marketing, social media management, business ownership, client-facing skills, and data analysis with certificates in Google Digital Garage and Excel. Candidates will also receive class-based and 1:1 sessions on improving CVs, cover letters, interview techniques and building confidence and professional work skills, and will get the opportunity to work collaboratively with real life tech companies to pitch ideas to boost their businesses. As well as this, over the four weeks, learners develop original business ideas in teams – from paper posters to professional business pitches, including websites, social media, and mock apps, which they then present during a ‘dragon den’-style event at the end of the programme in front of industry experts!

For up to 6 months after the course, candidates will receive employability support to empower them towards an apprenticeship, job or other positive outcome.  As well as this, throughout the programme and at future networking events, candidates will be supported to explore pathways into digital careers and apprenticeships with industry-leading companies, including Amazon, BT Group, Cisco, QA, and small and medium businesses across London.

To be eligible for the programme, candidates must be:

  • Aged 18-25
  • Based in London
  • Not in employment, education or training during the course. 

During the 4-week programme travel and lunch will be covered for candidates. If you are interested in taking part, or have any young people interested, please complete or ask them to complete the online registration form below. Places are limited and in high demand, so please register as soon as possible to secure a place –

There are lots of reasons to choose in-house training and here are the ones that we hear the most often from the charities that we support. Take a look here.

More than one in three children and young people are exposed to at least one potentially traumatic event by age 18.*

Trauma-informed approaches enable services to recognise the presence of trauma and acknowledge its widespread impact, whilst seeking to avoid re-traumatisation.

Attend Westminster Insight’s one-day interactive online workshop to learn how to implement a successful trauma-informed approach for children and young people to reduce the negative impact of childhood adversities and support child and adult mental health outcomes.

This practical course will cover what trauma-informed care looks like and why it’s important? Through interactive sessions understand how you can effectively respond to those suffering from trauma. Attend this course to learn how to identify the symptoms of trauma and provide appropriate support. Gain skills to communicate with young people who are affected by trauma and tailor interventions to meet their individual needs.

Our expert trainers, Dr Kirsty Hughes, Clinical Director for Beyond Psychology, and Hannah Waugh, will share best practice to help you to advance your approach to trauma-informed care. Take part in interactive sessions that will enable you to relate and resonate with people who have experienced trauma.

*UK Trauma Council, 2023

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We are pleased to announce that Exit Hate UK will be delivering a FACE-TO-FACE training session, being hosted by Highgate Wood School, and have a few spots available.

The session will cover several topics around grooming, why the Extreme Right Wing is targeting specific groups of people, and also ways in which we as a community can support individuals away from extremism, getting them the right support.

As stated above, the session will be delivered by Nigel Bromage – a former Extreme Right Wing member-  Giving a real insight, as to what it can be like being involved in such groups.  You can hear his story here.

If you would like to join us, please find the information below.

Date: 27/02/24


Please also find the direct link here –

Ensure you are managing your team fairly and effectively by attending Essential Employment Law for Charity Leadership, taking place on Wednesday 6 March at 10am – 1:15pm.

This online course has been designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the key employment laws and regulations that charity leaders should comply with in order to manage their employees fairly and effectively.

View the full programme and book your place today.

A £40 discount is available to Governance & Leadership subscribers.

Bridging the gaps between Children and Adult Services is essential to safeguard young people into adulthood. Learn how to overcome the cliff edge that leaves children unprotected when they enter legal adulthood.

This Safeguarding Young People into Adulthood training course will give you the tools to implement fluid approaches, that improve collaboration between services and safeguard young people against exploitation and harm. We will look at best practice for providing personalised support that embeds the voice of the young person throughout. How can we ensure we’re delivering the right support for different needs? 

The course will be led by Steve Baguley, Education and Transition Lead, NWG, specialist in transition planning, with a professional background in education and practical experience as a Service Manager within Children’s Services. 

You will review a case from the latest Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs). We will analyse how services could have worked better and what a transitional safeguarding framework looks like in practice.  

Raise your challenges and gain expert feedback from the trainer in a confidential and supportive environment. 

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I am pleased to announce the return of Contracts Training for Charities – Managing Contracts with Confidence. This online course will place on Tuesday 27 February and has been designed to guide charities through the key considerations in managing contracts effectively.

For a charity entering into a contract with any other party, it is important to ensure the agreement is drafted clearly to mitigate risks and avoid disputes. During this session, Ed Rimmel, partner at law firm VWV will share his expertise in contract law and discuss the following topics:

  • Contracts as a tool for managing risk
  • The importance of clarity in drafting contracts
  • Easy wins and common questions in contract terms
  • Contract management and using your rights

View the full programme and book your place today

Please feel free to share this e-mail with any colleagues who may be interested in attending.

A £40 discount is available to Governance & Leadership subscribers.

Superhighways is offering some free training for voluntary and community organisations.

Topics include the following:

  • Microsoft 365 Admin Training
  • Branding basics – toolkit to create your own brand
  • CVS Development Workers Network

Web link:

What can you expect from this course?


  • What is your charitable safeguarding duty?
  • How the Commission assesses safeguarding compliance and what that means for your charity
  • Reporting serious incidents
  • Safeguarding children and adults at risk
  • The importance of an organisational safeguarding culture
  • Setting and measuring your safeguarding practices


  • Opportunity to discuss safeguarding practices with your peers and consolidate key points from the training for practical application
  • Expert course leaders from law firm VWV – Tabitha Cave heads the Regulatory Compliance team and Kate Sherlock is a solicitor on the Charities team
  • The course will take place online via Zoom

A £40 discount for Governance & Leadership subscribers

View the full programme and book your place.

We are pleased to announce the return of Data Protection Training for Charities, an online course enabling charity leaders to ensure their organisations are fully compliant with the latest data protection regulations.

Led by Vicki Bowles, data protection partner at law firm VWV, the session will take place on 30 January 2024 at 10:00 – 13:15.

View the full programme and book your place today.

Discounts are available to Governance & Leadership subscribers.