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Training and Development

Key Information


Connecting accessible training solutions and professional development opportunities for the workforce across the VCSE.  This page will publish:

- Resources to develop charity leadership.

- Volunteer and employee professional and personal development opportunities       

We will continue to add appropriate self-learning resources within this page as well as updates for local training news and job opportunities. If you have a specific training need or resources you would like to share, please contact HEY Smile Foundation.

Please always review deadlines and closing dates for training and job opportunities.

Key Resources:


  • Trustee Academy - HEY Smile Foundation brings together local professionals and experienced VCSE leaders to create an academy dedicated to creating quality charity trustees. [Free]
  • KnowHow - NCVO dedicated knowledge bank designed to cover most areas of governance with templates. Public and member only pages [Free membership if income <£30k]
  • Small Charities Coalition - Collated and bespoke training resources designed for charities with income less than £350k. [Membership Free for all] 
  • ACAS- Free E-learning modules for employees and employers that cover a wide range of employment issues.

Personal Development

  • OpenLearn - Free online courses within a variety of subjects. Bespoke courses for Charities are available on application [Free]. 
  • Learn My Way- Free online courses that supports development of digital skills [Free].  

Health & Wellbeing

  • Health Education England - E-learning courses providing your team with the own wellbeing as well as others [Free].   
  • Suicide Prevention - E-learning courses created via a collaboration of NHS Trusts, Charities, businesses and individuals all committed to suicide prevention [Free].

YouTube Channels:

Smile Community Hive is supported by East Riding of Yorkshire Council to help charities and volunteer groups succeed. The Hive is completely free and provides access to vital services to enhance the hard work you do.

Charity Commission for England and Wales

We register and regulate charities in England and Wales, to ensure that the public can support charities with confidence

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising is the professional body for UK fundraising.

NCVO champions and strengthens the voluntary sector, with over 14,000 members, from the largest charities to the smallest community organisations.


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Free suicide prevention training

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