11 August 2020

Community First Training moves online!

The Training Team at Community First were thrown a curve ball towards the end of March and caught it with both hands.  Face to face learning across Hampshire was no more and the team responded magnificently by moving their training offer online and making sessions fun and interesting, at the same time embedding the necessary skills required to get us all through these challenging times.

Liz Moore, Head of Learning Services “Our starting point was to upskill our trainers so that they could deliver successfully the online offer and help learners to gain IT skills to enable them to learn together online. Training so far has been free to learners with funding from HCC Hampshire Achieves and National Lottery Community Fund.”

Reacting to Covid19, online sessions have included Connected Community Services, Working at Home or Living at Work, Building Personal Resilience & Wellness, Safeguarding, Making Things Happen, and Connecting with IT.  Another success was delivering an evening session to the Hampshire Association of Local Councils (Parish Councils), looking at Getting Back Safely to Public Places.  Those unemployed have been attending Preparing for Employment in Health and Social Care and Positive Thinking.

Feedback from learners “I couldn’t have imagined to have come so far so quickly and that’s down to you fabulous lot!!!!” and from Angel Carey at Reminds – “You are doing an amazing job, as a small community interest company we wouldn’t be able to access this training if it wasn’t for organisations like yours”. More information on Community First’s training can be found at https://www.cfirst.org.uk/training/courses/ or contact the team at bookings@cfirst.org.uk.

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