Training

A key role of Kingston Voluntary Action is to identify and meet the training needs of Kingston's voluntary and community sector. KVA training is rated by you, as one of the most valuable amongst the services we offer.

Digital training

Get the training you need in digital technology from our ICT project Superhighways.

Current courses include Beginners Guide to Email Campaigns, Top ICT Tools for Communicating Impact and much more. See the full programme

Safeguarding Children training 

Kingston and Richmond Local Safeguarding Children Board, which is responsible for co-ordinating safeguarding issues in Kingston, also runs a training programme.

There are usually two places reserved for people from voluntary and community groups at each event. Visit the Kingston and Richmond LSCB website for details. 

Training and Events Schedule 

KVA Networks

Children and Young People Network - 13 September 9.30 - 12
TBC
The Children and Young People's Network is a space for organisation and individuals in Kingston who work with children and young people to hear information and share best practice.
Ticket Cost: Free

Health and Wellbeing Network - 19 September, 9.30 - 12
KCAH
The Health and Wellbeing Network is open to all those delivering or with an interest in health and wellbeing services and support in Kingston Upon Thames. A full agenda will follow.
Ticket Cost: Free

For volunteers 
Digital Health Navigator Training – Monthly dates
Hillcroft College, Surbiton – 13.30 – 16.30
Kingston Digital Health Navigator training offers a practical hands-on session for your volunteers and staff, giving them the skills and knowledge to help local people find their way around a wealth of online health information.
Activities and resources include:

  • A walkthrough of the NHS Choices website with themed searches and quizzes
  • A detailed look at local health directories including an overview of the services and support voluntary and community groups offer 
  • How to install and using NHS recommended health apps
  • Signposting people to online support to develop their digital skills

There will be plenty of time for discussion around how you can apply your new skills and knowledge within your organisation. There will be many opportunities to ask questions and share personal experiences. 

All attendees will receive a Kingston Digital Health Navigator certificate on completion.

Dates:   07 September -  05 October -  09 November -  07 December
Ticket Cost: Free

Trustees’ Network Meetings – Monthly Dates
Hillcroft College, Surbiton – 18.30 – 21.30
The KVA trustee network provides a space for Trustees to network, share issues and best practice and hear information on key themes.

Dates:    28 September -  26 October -  30 November   
Ticket Cost:  Free