Non-Acredited Courses

(Non-Accredited but available as OCN Accredited Units)


Good Governance and Effective Meetings - 2.5 hours

  • Identify the Code of Good Governance and the key principles of the Code.
  • Identify own current provision around Good Governance and identify how the Code can improve this.
  • Identify useful resources for their own groups
  • Highlight the importance of meetings
  • Describe how to plan and conduct meetings

Managing Charity Finances - 2.5 hours

  • Be aware of the roles and responsibilities of the Management Committee
  • Understand the importance of following Charity Commission Regulation 
  • Increase skills and knowledge towards the planning and preparation of key financial documents
  • Be familiar with various financial systems

Completing Funding Applications - 2.5 hours

  • Recognise and understand the key processes of a successful funding application
  • Increase confidence in approaching funders 
  • Enhance existing fundraising skills and knowledge

Treasurer Training - 2.5 hours

  • Understand the importance of 'Good Governance'
  • Understand and distinguish the roles and responsibilities of the committee team – in particular the role of the treasurer 
  • Increase skills and knowledge towards the planning and preparation of key financial documents
  • Be familiar with various financial systems

Effective Meetings – 2.5 hours

  • The importance of meetings
  • The role of good governance
  • How to plan and conduct an effective meeting

Communicate Your Message – 2.5 hours

  • Structure and Skills to produce a report
  • Skills to develop and deliver a presentation
  • Methods to improve confidence in communication

Dealing with the Media – 2.5 hours

  • Benefits and Drawbacks of media involvement
  • Developing and Executing a media strategy
  • Press Release Techniques
  • Dealing confidently with the media

Money Matters – 2.5 hours

  • Be aware of your constitution and its financial implications
  • Distinguish roles and responsibilities
  • Identify methods of financial management

Successful Fundraising – 2.5 hours

  • Identifying benefits of fundraising
  • Identifying local fundraising methods
  • Practical planning techniques
  • Building confidence in completing funding applications and approaching funders

Measure Your Success – 2.5 hours

  • Identify the benefits of measuring your work
  • Identify steps involved in measuring success
  • Provide an insight into methods for measuring your work

People Skills in Action – 2.5 hours

  • Identify different personalities
  • Develop skills for better working relationships
  • Provide an overview of negotiation skills

Effective Lobbying – 2.5 hours

  • Identify the definition of the term lobbying
  • Identify the benefits of lobbying
  • Practical lobbying techniques and methods
  • Build confidence in approaching decision-makers

Team Building – 2.5 hours

  • Identify characteristics of an effective team
  • Acknowledge the importance of good leadership
  • Recognise the stages of team development
  • Improve team efficiency

Managing Conflict – 2.5 hours

  • Recognise the three components of conflict
  • Identify various sources of conflict
  • Encourage equal participation
  • Techniques for resolving conflict

Dealing with Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) – 2.5 hours

  • Understand the different terms around ASB
  • Identify who is responsible for dealing with ASB
  • Identify methods and models to enable resolving ASB

Promoting Inclusive Communities – 2.5 hours

  • Understand the term equality
  • Explore equality and the law
  • Understand terms and language used
  • Identify how to promote equality

Building Good Relations – 2.5 hours

  • Explain the term good relations
  • Identify different relationships
  • Developing and breaking good relations
  • Identify good practice policies and procedures in promoting good relations

Digital Inclusion iPad/Tablet Training - 8 weeks half day

  •  Understanding your devic
  • Browsing the interne
  • Sending email
  • Taking photograph
  •  Shopping Online
  • Using Social Media

Developing and Nurturing Community Groups

  • How to recruit, retain and motivate committee/board members
  • Promoting good governance and teamwork
  • Inspiring people to get involved
  • Attracting and Developing the appropriate skills

Basic Scrutiny Training

  • Understand how scrutiny has evolved
  • Understand the role of scrutiny
  • Understand how scrutiny fits within the housing context
  • Understand your role within scrutiny panels