"Wanted to say thank you for the course last Saturday, it was the best safeguarding course I've attended 
(and I've been a nurse for 34 years so I've been on many!)"
FVAF provide a wide array of FREE or heavily subsidised training throughout the year to meet the needs of groups and individuals within the voluntary and community sector.

We currently provide training in the following:

  • Safeguarding Children
  • Food Hygiene 
  • First Aid
  • Managing Volunteers
  • Marketing
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Manual Handling 
We have trained hundreds of people in the voluntary sector with a 100% satisfaction rate!

We are also looking to expand our training portfolio so that we can better cater for the groups that we support. If you have a training requirement that we do not currently provide for, please e-mail us at

Upcoming Training 

Safeguarding Children and Young People Level 2
£5 per person

- 7/1/17 Childrens Opportunity Centre (FULL)
- 16/1/17 Sheppard House (FULL)
- 28/1/17 Heart of the Forest School (FULL)
- 11/2/17 Children’s Opportunity Centre (FULL)
- 1/4/17 Viney Hill Christian Adventure Centre

Food Safety Level 2
£40pp or £5pp from youth sector
- 4/2/17 Main Place, Coleford
- 22/3/17 Viney Hill Christian Adventure Centre

Emergency First Aid at Work
£50pp or £5pp from youth sector
- 15/3/17 Viney Hill Christian Adventure Centre

Tackling Present Day Challenges in the Voluntary Sector
- 23/2/16 Lydney Community Centre
- 7/3/16 Newent Memorial Hall

Manual Handling
£35pp or £5pp from youth sector

- Dates TBC

Booking is on a first come first serve basis.
If you would like more information about a course please e-mail 

"I have to say I was very impressed with the new format/content of the course. I felt it was a great improvement on the last Level 2 training I undertook and you delivered the training very well, including all our staff and volunteers in a positive and encouraging way – thank you"

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