Additional Training

In addition to our sector-specific training programme, there is further training available to support your organisation, improve your life skills, find out more about volunteering or if you would like to take the next step towards more advanced training on the Voluntary Sector.

 We can offer a series of bespoke courses. If you would like to know more about any of the training available please contact us at or call: 01270 763100.

Cheshire East Learning Lounge Access

Cheshire East are offering free training and materials online via their Learning Lounge. This includes sessions such as:

  • Safeguarding (Children and Young People)
  • An Introduction to Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Infection Prevention and Control (including COVID-19)
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • And many more (including sessions on autism, dementia, epilepsy, child sexual exploitation, etc.)

If you are interested in accessing these sessions and materials please e-mail:


Edenfield - Specialist Trainers - Book using CVS code "CVS-MH" to get a 20% discount on Edenfield training courses.

We are pleased to introduce the training specialist Edenfield. Edenfield offer regular training courses (course costs apply) in addition to the CVS training courses. Some of the key courses are listed below with links where you can book with Edenfield directly.

CVS member discount: If you are a CVS member you are entitled to a 20% discount from their standard training cost, please use the promotional code ‘CVS-MH’ when booking to receive your discount.

First Aid at Work (two day renewal) -

First Aid at Work (three day) -

Paediatric First Aid (two day) -

Emergency Paediatric First Aid (one day) -

Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (two day) -

Award in Education and Training -

Edenfield also can offer training for other areas such as the following:

- Fire Safety Awareness

- Health and Safety

- Food hygiene

- GDPR and compliance

- IT training (e.g., excel, word, powerpoint and specific accountancy software)

For a full list of training courses offered by Edenfield please see:

You can also contact Edenfield to enquire about all of these courses and other training via phone on: 0844 335 0492


CVS Bespoke Training Courses

Income Generation Training: All Charities, Community, Voluntary and Faith organisations rely on funding to help them deliver their services. Many don't consider the other ways that they can generate income in addition to applying for grants.

Income Generation - The Basics of Legacy and In Memoriam 

Income Generation - The Basics of Major Donor Fundraising

Income Generation - The Basics of Working with Businesses

Income Generation - The Basics of Trusts and Foundations

The courses will be delivered by our Development Team who have a broad spectrum of experience working with community groups to develop their income streams.

We offer a full package of training to help your organisation find the income to deliver your services. If you would like to know more about any of the training available please contact us at or call: 01270 763100 

Life Skills Training
Further training to improve your skills - click here for more information.
Training in Volunteering SkillsWe offer free training courses for anyone interested in volunteering.

Introduction to Volunteering - interested in volunteering, but not sure what's involved? Come along to our friendly, informal free workshops to find out more.
Please visit the training pages to find out the next dates.  
Further Training for the Voluntary SectorFor information about more advanced/ accredited or specialist training available for the Voluntary Sector please click on the links below:

Fundraising - Institute of Fundraising 
Volunteer Management - Accredited ILM Courses in Volunteer Management
Care Act - E-learning - Cheshire East Council
Training programmes to support employers - ACAS

Alternatively please contact Helen Roger - Training and Events Co-ordinator on if there is a particular course or training you are interested in.
We would like to know about any courses you feel are needed in addition to our scheduled training programme.

We can also signpost you to a more advanced course if you would like to progress.