Short Courses

YMCA Birmingham Training, developed a number of short 1 to 2 day courses suitable for the needs of both the housing and 3rd sectors. Our open courses are advertised on a regular basis. All of our courses can be customised for in-house delivery and we will work with organisations to realign course learning outcomes to address specific or emerging needs of the organisation. We are able to develop courses from scratch, and will collaborate with organisations to do this using our extensive experience through our internal training staff and associate trainers.

Here are some of our most popular courses:

  • Managing Challenging Behaviour and Physical Intervention
  • Managing Volunteers
  • Negotiation Skills (Half Day)
  • Managing Rent Arrears
  • Suicide Awareness (for service providers)
  • Self-harm Awareness (for service providers)
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Presentation Skills
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

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I approached the YMCA with an idea of delivering training that encouraged people to have an awareness of how they presented themselves in interviews, having had too many experiences of  poor quality interviewees.

From that idea they developed a course that is unique in its approach,  thought provoking in its concepts and entertaining in its delivery.

It brings together  self-awareness, public perception and combines it with interview feedback to give the participant an understanding of their current  skills and provides the tools for further self-improvement not just for the next job interview but also for current roles.

Attending this course is time well spent and I would encourage anyone who  believes in self improvement  of themselves or others to get on  the course.

Marcia Bell BA, MCIH
Service Manager
Temporary Accommodation Team


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