Bespoke Training

At Community First, we realise that when it comes to training, “one size does not always fit all”.  Consequently, many organisations have a specific training need that is not answered by online or off-the-shelf training programmes.

Our team has extensive experience in designing and running bespoke training courses and we pride ourselves on focusing on an organisations unique requirements; we are able to work with you to provide courses tailored to your individual and group learning needs, either virtually, face to face in a class-room environment, or a through hybrid blended version of both.

We have an exceptional team of highly experienced trainers who are committed to delivering quality and professional training services. Our trainers have extensive knowledge in many different fields which enable us to offer a wide variety of courses tailored to your organisation needs and budget.


Some of our bespoke training courses include:

Personal Development

  • Lone Working and Personal Safety
  • Developing Your Personal Resilience
  • Making things happen
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Positive Thinking in Times of Crisis
  • Working at Home or Living at Work?
  • Developing Your Coaching Skills

Finances, Fundraising and Strategic Planning

  • The Trusted Trustee; trustee roles and responsibilities 
  • Board Development Skills 
  • Improve The Success Rate of Your Funding Applications 
  • Introduction to Fundraising 
  • Writing for Bids or Commissioning Applications
  • Introduction to Crowdfunding 
  • Project Management 
  • Measuring the Impact of Your Organisations Work 
  • Identifying Project Outcomes (for funding applications) 

People Management

  • Managing Remotely: supervision and mentoring
  • Understanding Emotional Intelligence and Having Difficult Conversations
  • Coaching and Mentoring Your Team to Success 
  • Introduction to People Management 
  • Managing A Hybrid Working Team
  • Conducting Supervision and Appraisals 
  • Performance Management Skills 

Health and Safety

  • Level 3 Emergency First Aid in the Workplace (1 day)
  • Level 5 Emergency First Aid (3 day)
  • Level 2 Food Safety 
  • Level 2 in Mental Health First Aid
  • Level 3 in Supervising Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace 
  • Moving and Handling
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace (Level 2 award or awareness available) 
  • Returning Safely Back to Work 
  • Writing and Implementing Risk Assessments

Safeguarding Adults and Children

  • Safeguarding Awareness
  • Safeguarding Adults and Children – An introduction for Volunteers
  • Level 2 Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People
  • Level 2 Safeguarding Adults in Health and Social Care
  • Level 3 Award in Principles of Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People or Vulnerable Adults

IT, Technology, Marketing and Communications

  • Introduction to Telling Your Organisations Story
  • Using Mailchimp to Reach Your Audience 
  • Building Courses and Content for Online Delivery
  • IT for community groups – Staying Connected


  • Effective CV Writing, Cover letters and Job Searching Online
  • Positive Thinking for Life and Work
  • Preparing for employment
  • Preparing for Employment in the Hospitality Industry
  • Preparing for Employment in the Health and Social Care Sector
  • Preparing for Employment in Administration and Customer Service


Course feedback 

  • FAA Level 3 Award in Principles of Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People or Vulnerable Adults (RQF) – Lou Fowler – Petersfield Counselling Services  “I thought the course and its content was perfect and the teacher was superb”
  • FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (RQF) Natalie Croft – “Booklet was really good. Exceeded our expectations. Thank you for taking this session – it was one of the best I have attended on zoom”

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