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Supporting Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

In-house training

Training improves staff performance and productivity, but it can get expensive when you want to send multiple people on the same course. In-house training is a cost-effective alternative to upskill or refresh existing knowledge and skills for a group of staff at the same time.

What we offer

We can deliver all of our training courses as in-house, either as standard or tailored to suit your specific learning needs. Our network of trainers are available to discuss your requirements and will work with you to design a course around them. If you're not sure we cover what you need, get in touch and we'll be happy to help. Check our events and training calendar or our complete list of courses to see our learning and development offer.

If you're not sure we cover what you’re looking for simply submit your enquiry and one of the team will get in touch.

This is a full list of courses we run. Some run more often than others. Check our events & training calendar to see what's coming up.

  • Adapt and develop your management skills: managing people in the modern world
  • All things financial: budgeting and sound financial management
  • All things financial: annual accounting, governance and reporting
  • Be report writing ready
  • Building personal resilience and self confidence
  • Comms and marketing made easy
  • Develop your fundraising skills: thriving funds in difficult times
  • Effective minute taking virtually and beyond
  • Emergency first aid at work (SCQF6)
  • Get started with fundraising: building capacity to raise funds
  • Guide to good governance: board and staff relationships 
  • Guide to good governance: defining strategy, culture and values 
  • Guide to good governance: running effective board meetings
  • How to win contracts and Service Level Agreements
  • Introduction to data protection and the GDPR 
  • Introduction to equity, diversity and inclusion within charities 
  • Introduction to people management: essentials for team leaders, supervisors and managers
  • Introduction to project management
  • Introduction to safeguarding
  • Meeting today's volunteering challenges
  • Plan, measure and report social impact
  • Social media fundamentals 
  • Time management in the workplace
  • Train the trainer: a training toolkit.

Sign up to our training bulletin to find out when these courses are available to book by scrolling to the bottom of this page.

Who can access our in-house training

Whether you’re a team leader, manager or employer at a charity, voluntary organisation or social enterprise, we’re here to bring you a cost-effective training solution to your group of staff at the same time.

Our in-house training service offers many benefits:

  • tried and tested courses, content and activities
  • adapted courses to suit your specific needs
  • lower cost per head than attending a standard course
  • cuts in travel time and accommodation costs
  • convenient time and date (evening and weekends too)
  • delivered at your venue of choice, or online
  • focussed learning on your organisation
  • team building and facilitation.

What you'll get

Our in-house training service is a flexible, efficient and cost-effective way to get the maximum return on your training and development investment. You can expect:

  • to be matched with the right expert trainer
  • time to discuss your needs with the trainer
  • time to plan the content and arrange suitable dates
  • learning materials and resources
  • certificate of achievement for each delegate.

Costs and member discounts

We'll give you a quote based on your requirements, but here's an idea of costs to help you:

Course lengthLearner numbersMember priceNon-member price
Three hoursUp to 12£725£825
Full day (2 x three hours)Up to 12£995£1,095
3 x three hoursUp to 12£1,495£1,595
2 x full daysUp to 12£1,875£1,895

All costs are approximate - final quote will be given following discussion with the trainer, who will advise on duration and structure of the training.

All costs are based on online delivery - final in-person quote will depend on development time, numbers and location/travel.

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