Introducing SOLID (Sobus Online Learning, Information & Development) tool for H&F VCS

SOLID is the Sobus Online Learning, Information & Development tool for Hammersmith & Fulham Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) organisations registered with Sobus.

Members can access around 500 free training and learning activities at a time and place that suits them.  You can track your progress, identify additional activities and courses that are needed across your organisation, and provide staff, volunteers and trustees with access to training and development as and when it is needed.

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Pilotlight Launches Ignite Initiative

Pilotlight is offering the opportunity for 20 talented professionals from underrepresented backgrounds a programme of leadership development at no cost, other than a time commitment of three hours a month. Find out more and apply here.

Your chance to study community development and youth work in London

Do you have a commitment to social justice for communities or to improving the life of young people? Do you want to develop new skills, and get a qualification that recognises your knowledge and abilities?

We are all facing new challenges, but we are also seeing signs of hope, with many people involved in campaigns to address historic inequalities, support local communities and invest in the future of young people.

You can now apply for courses in:
• BSc Community Development and Leadership
• BSc Youth Studies
• MSc in Youth and Community Work

Taking these degrees will give you a chance to develop your academic skills, but will also give you the edge in an uncertain jobs market, and there are options available for people at a range of different education levels. Our courses are also eligible for financial support.

Interested? If you would like an informal chat about these courses, you can book a 15 minute meeting with Head of Subject Chris Lane:

You can contact course leaders at the email addresses below:

Julius Elster: (BSc Youth Studies)

Patrick Mulrenan: (BSc Community Development and Leadership)

Aine Woods: (MSc Youth and Community Work)

There are also links to further information about the courses here:

FREE Courses Online: Mental Health Courses

With thousands of learners enrolling in our increasingly popular Level 2 courses, we are delighted to announce the arrival of our new Level 3 Mental Health qualification. There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification, however, you may find it helpful if you’ve already achieved a Level 2 mental health qualification.

Level 2 Series

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A new level of fully-funded mental health online training

Our Mental Health Level 3 qualification (equivalent to 2 full A Levels) is now available at no cost to help support progression and the mental health and wellbeing of the millions of people currently affected by mental ill-health in Britain.

NFP Workshops: Bid Writing The Basics

Do you know the most common reasons for rejection? Are you gathering the right evidence? Are you making the right arguments? Are you using the right terminology? Are your numbers right? Are you learning from rejections?

Are you assembling the right documents? Do you know how to create a clear and concise standard funding bid? Are you communicating with people or just excluding them? Do you know your own organisation well enough?

Are you thinking through your projects carefully enough? Do you know enough about your competitors? Are you answering the questions funders will ask themselves about your application? Are you submitting applications correctly?

Online via Zoom, 10.00 – 12.30, £95. Click on the dates below:

MON 12 APR 2021

MON 26 APR 2021

MON 10 MAY 2021

MON 24 MAY 2021

MON 07 JUN 2021

MON 21 JUN 2021

MON 05 JUL 2021

MON 19 JUL 2021


In-House Services to Suit Your Organisation’s Needs

Over the last year, the workplace environment has changed dramatically for many. From managing teams remotely, to wellbeing, governance, fundraising (plus more!) and helping your staff with working from home, our In House team can help you with whatever your training needs may be. Find out about our bespoke support here.

Mental Health FREE Online Courses

Get trained and qualified in Mental Health First Aid in just 3 weeks for free. As a trained First Aider, you will be able to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses. The free online course, accredited by NCFE has given people across the country the opportunity to understand mental health and its associated care. Explore different types of mental ill-health and feel confident helping someone experiencing a problem at this crucial time. Find out more

Understand Children and Young People’s Mental Health in context and more importantly understand how to support these vulnerable children. Our Level 2 qualifications cover these subjects in extensive detail and give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to make a real difference in a child’s life. Gain a Level 2 Qualification & Certificate and complete the course according to your schedule at a time that suits you best, from home. Find out more

Marketing Help for Small Charities

The Worshipful Company of Marketors has launched a new, free video training programme, designed to help charities, of all sizes and in all sectors to increase their self-sufficiency and improve their marketing effectiveness. Click here to find out more and access the programme.