Upcoming NE Youth Training

Generation Code Champion Volunteer Roles Available


Are you aged 16 – 25? Interested in coding/digital skills? Then Generation Code could be for you!

NE Youth are working in partnership with Microsoft and UK Youth to deliver Generation Code, and are looking to train up a number of Code Champions aged 16-25 years old.  No coding experience. This will allow you to take the lead, with support from NE Youth on delivering regular coding activities to young people aged 11 – 19, in your area, sparking an interest in code through themed activities that are relevant to their interests, whether that be fashion, sport or space etc.  You will be trained to use the micro: bit, Generation Code will help 11,760 young people across the UK get creative with code, bringing coding to life as they make all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless.

Visit this link for further information!

Digi Know Digital Skills Programme Champion Volunteer Roles Available


Are you aged 16 – 24, interested in digital skills then this could be for you!

NE Youth are working in partnership with UK Youth and Nominet to deliver this new and exciting Digital Know programme to deliver basic digital skills programmes to young people at risk of digital exclusion.

This is an unpaid voluntary role, but we are able to offer travel expenses, and a full induction and training programme will be provided to support you in your role.

For more information, please get in touch with Louise Laws, Development Manager at NE Youth – E: louise@neyouth.org.uk

Programme Background

Approximately 300,000 young people are estimated to be “digitally excluded” in the UK as they lack the basic, resilient digital skills needed to access society to its fullest. As part of Nominet Trust’s Digital Reach programme, UK Youth will address the lack of digital skills in young people, particularly those who are facing personal, circumstantial or systemic barriers which could lead to digital exclusion, and empower them to access a world that is now digital-by-default.

UPS Road Code Road Safety Training

Get real practical experience of staying safe on the roads and experience dangers without putting yourself in harm’s way using our driving simulator and virtual reality goggles in this half day session.

For 13-19 year olds, the course focuses  on passenger and pedestrian safety, with the aim of increasing confidence around young people speaking up in potentially dangerous situations.

Contact louise@neyouth.org.uk or 0191 2727494 for more information.

Upcoming NE Youth Member Training

None currently available


Other Training


Newcastle City Council Drugs Awareness Training


Course Title Basic Drugs Awareness (including Novel Psychoactive Substances – NPS)
Dates/Times/Venues Friday 26th Match 2018

This session will be held at The Collingwood Room, Newcastle Civic Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8PA

9:00am arrivals and registration for a 9:30am start (late arrivals will not be admitted)

The session will end at 12:30pm

Who is this for? Practitioners in Children’s and Adult Social Care, Health, Education and Housing; who work with young people and/or adults who use or misuse substances; and who would like to increase their awareness, knowledge and skills.
What will I learn? This session will provide a basic understanding about drugs and alcohol, their effects and resources available to support you in Newcastle. It will cover:

•          Drugs – appearance and effects

•          Alcohol

•          Types of drug use

•          Drugs and the law

•          National and local context

•          Treatment and support

•          Resources

Provider Developed and organised in partnership with Wellbeing, Care and Learning, Public Health, NSCB, NSAB and Drug and Alcohol treatment providers
Duration (in hours) 3 hours
Cost This session is funded as part of Wellbeing, Care and Learning, Safeguarding and Public Health Workforce Planning. However, You could be charged £30 for non-attendance.
Additional Information If you have any specific access requirements please let us know as soon as possible.


  • Please ensure that you meet the criteria for attending the course, and your line manager has agreed to you attending.
  • To book a place you will need to complete a booking form which can be requested by emailing wfdadmin@newcastle.gov.uk
  • Please inform us of any specific requirements when booking.
  • You must attend the entire course to receive a certificate.
  • If for any reason you are unable to attend, please advise us as soon as possible so the place can be offered to someone else.
  • For monitoring and quality assurance purposes, a letter will be sent out to the line manager of any delegate who does not attend a course and a charge may be made.




Funding Change: Making impact measurement work for funders and providers of youth services.  Free Event: 

DATE AND TIME: Wednesday 21st March 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Leeds Rhinos, St Michael’s Lane, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3BR

This free event co-organised by The Centre for Youth Impact, Y&H Regional Youth Work Unit, Youth Focus NE, Youth Focus NW and Brathay Trust, brings together funders (trusts and local commissioners) and youth providers (voluntary sector and local authority) from across the North of England.  The day will see a combination of expert guest speakers, exemplary case studies, workshops and structured supportive dialogue – all seeking to leave attendees with a clear vision for more meaningful and effective impact measurement and a practical pathway of how to achieve it. 

The Eventbrite page is now live for this event, please click here to find out more.


Introduction to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 2.30pm to 4.30pm followed by questions
Venue: Muckle LLP, Time Central, 32 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4BF

Newcastle CVS (as part of its SkillsBridge service) is partnering with Muckle LLP to provide a workshop specifically designed for charities on new data protection regulations.

Find out more.


Social Investment: Free Social Enterprise Course

North East Enterprise Agency Ltd (NEEAL) are running a Boost your Business weekend specifically for social enterprises in Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Sunderland, Durham or Northumberland on the 11th – 13th May.
The course is fully funded and includes overnight stays, food and refreshments at Novotel Kingston Park. Plus you will be awarded two L2 qualifications for completing the course.

Find out more about this opportunity.


Building Better Governance – Revised dates

Please note that the programme dates have been revised.  The new dates are:

  • 27 February at Teesside University, Darlington
  • 20 March at Springboard North East, Sunderland
  • 17 April at Mea House, Newcastle 

Governance is key to a strong, sustainable VCSE sector.  As well as ensuring legal compliance, good governance is assessed in funding applications and helps shape a collective vision for your organisation.  Booking is open for the full programme, after which individual day bookings can be made.
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland is kindly supporting a ‘buy one get one half price’ offer for organisations with a turnover of up to £750,000 which book places for one senior manager and one trustee.

Download the Building Better Governance 2018 flyer.
Visit the VONNE website for full details.


Digital Media Taster Sessions in Amble

A series of fun, free, digital media taster sessions and creative workshops will be held in Amble over the course of 2018, to help people improve their digital skills and encourage the use of familiar technology in more creative ways.
The workshops will generally last around an hour, and will be held on weekdays (some evenings, some half-term afternoons) in Fourways2, Amble.  Some sessions are perfect for the whole family, so everyone can learn and have fun together. Beginners are most welcome.
Find out about workshop dates and further details here.  To book your place, email anna@ambledevelopmenttrust.org.uk or call 01665 712929.  You can also get a ticket directly from our Eventbrite page.


Roles and Responsibilities of Committees Training

Thursday, 19 April, 2018 – 09:30 to 12:30
VODA, Queen Alexandra Campus, Hawkeys Lane, North Shields, NE29 9BZ
Costs: £20 VODA members, £25 other VCS organisations, £40 private or statutory organisations
This half-day course will give your an overview of the roles and responsibilities of management committee members. At the end of the course participants will have:

  • an increased understanding of governance responsibilities
  • improved awareness of the roles of different officers
  • better understanding of the difference between governance and management

Delivered by: VODA’s Development Manager, Elizabeth Grace



Refresher training – an introduction to safeguarding children

Tuesday 8th May 2018, 9.30am to 12.30pm
If you work with babies, children or young people it’s important to get updated on safeguarding issues, policy and procedure at least every 3 years.
VoiCeS Northumberland now offer a safeguarding children update that will refresh your knowledge about abuse and responding to concerns and will particularly cover changes and hot topics in Northumberland.
To request a booking form please email contact@voices-northumberland.org.uk or call 01665 713109.  To view our full training programme, details of costs and terms and conditions please click here.



Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 – 09:30 to 12:30
VODA, Queen Alexandra Campus, Hawkeys Lane, North Shields, NE29 9BZ
Costs: £20 VODA members, £25 other VCS organisations, £40 private or statutory organisations
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers and organisations make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working or volunteering with vulnerable groups. At the end of this half-day course, participants will have:

  • an understanding of how to apply for a DBS check
  • an understanding of what is considered to be Regulated Activity
  • an understanding of additional safeguarding measures

Delivered by: Robin Fry, VODA’s Volunteer Centre Manager
Book your place here.


Free Social Enterprise Course

11th – 13th May 2018
Novotel Kingston Park
Do you run a social enterprise in Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Sunderland, Durham or Northumberland?
North East Enterprise Agency Ltd (NEEAL) are running a Boost your Business weekend specifically for social enterprises on the 11th – 13th May.  The course is fully funded and includes overnight stays, food and refreshments. Plus you will be awarded two L2 qualifications for completing the course.
Contact Adam for more information or to book your place adam@neeal.co.uk leaving your name, social enterprise name, address and phone number.


First Aid Courses offered by St John Ambulance

Free first aid courses are offered in-house at your own venue by St John Ambulance if booked before end of March. You can view their suite of Community Courses, with most groups opting for the 3 hour Essential First Aid All Ages.
This covers a number of basic lifesaving first aid topics including CPR and choking protocols for treating adults, children and infants. 
To book contact Vicky.Rountree@sja.org.uk


VONNE Building Better Governance programme

VONNE is again partnering with Cass CCE and Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland to deliver the Building Better Governance programme for North East England, with workshops taking place between February and April 2018. Read more here…


Free interactive online eLearning on the mental wellbeing of children and young people

The Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC), in partnership with the Anna Freud Learning Network, has developed its first ever online eLearning module: ‘Measuring mental wellbeing to improve the lives of children and young people’. 
This eLearning aims to increase the awareness, understanding and confidence of non-specialist and school staff who support the wellbeing and mental health of children or young people to access the benefits associated with measuring mental wellbeing. This free interactive short course aims to demystify and simplify the whole process of using outcomes and feedback measures to monitor mental wellbeing and is laid out in six easy to follow parts.
To access the eLearning module please go to http://www.corc.uk.net/elearning/ for more information.