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  • 15 October 2018 Interview skills – free employability workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    In this workshop you will learn how to conduct yourself at an interview in the most effective way, including: what to expect…

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  • 16 October 2018 Want to start your own business? – free employability workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    Our workshop ‘from idea to business’ will introduce you to 5 practical steps for transferring your idea into a business or freelancing…

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  • 16 October 2018 Introduction to Universal Credit – Training
    TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
    As a trusted and established training service, Citizens Advice Reading Training Services has been offering courses to a wide range of organisations…

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  • 16 October 2018 Trustee Training
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Suitable for new and existing trustees and an introduction for anyone thinking of taking on the role. You will leave with an improved knowledge of what the position entails along with how to limit any liability you might face.

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  • 18 October 2018 Acre’s AGM and Anti-Slavery Day 2018
    AGMAlliance for Cohesion and Racial Equality (ACRE)
    Acre’s AGM and Anti-Slavery Day will take place on Thursday 18 October 2018 From 4pm to 6pm there will be an exhibition…

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  • 20 October 2018 Volunteer Recruitment Day
    Open dayBasildon Park (National Trust)
    We are holding a Volunteer Recruitment Day and it is an opportunity to come along and meet staff and volunteers to find…

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  • 22 October 2018 How to Run a Successful Youth Club – For small community groups in Reading
    Not specifiedReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Reading Voluntary Action is pleased to be working with Berkshire Youth to offer the training ‘How to Run a Successful Youth Club…

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  • 22 October 2018 Mental Health First Aid – two-day course
    TrainingReading Community Learning Centre (RCLC)
    Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of…

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  • 23 October 2018 The Lion’s Den Community Grant project
    Not specifiedLions Club of Reading
    Reading Lions will be holding their next Lion’s Den community grant event on the 23 October 2018. Our aim is to reach out to…

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  • 24 October 2018 Explore Ebay
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A newly designed course to help you with buying and selling on eBay. Offering tips and advice on how to maximise your…

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  • 25 October 2018 Family Pizza Making Workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A workshop for adults, carers, grandparents and their children aged 4 and over. Have fun making your own pizza to take home…

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  • 25 October 2018 Family Pizza Making Workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A workshop for adults, carers, grandparents and their children aged 4 and over. Have fun making your own pizza to take home…

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  • 27 October 2018 Adoption Q&A Event
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationParents and Children Together (PACT)
    Our PACT Q&A events are informal opportunities to ask questions about adoption to a diverse panel of adopters, over light refreshments. You…

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  • 27 October 2018 Exploring Autism
    TrainingAutAngel
    This enjoyable and interactive session is suitable for professionals, autistic people and their families and friends, and the general public. It offers…

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  • 30 October 2018 Confidence Building – Free Employability Workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    Practical techniques to identify your strengths and boost your self-confidence in preparation for work. In this workshop you will learn to: Feel…

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  • 31 October 2018 Excel for Beginners – 5-week course
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A newly designed and updated 5-week course for those who are new to Excel, have limited knowledge, or would like to update…

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  • 31 October 2018 Royal Berkshire Hospital – the next seven years
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationSouth Reading Patient Voice
    Andrew Statham, Director of Strategy at the Royal Berkshire Hospital Trust, and David Mossop, Associate Medical Director, will present the strategy for…

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  • 1 November 2018 Introduction to Windows 10 – 5-week course
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A 5-week course to highlight the Windows 10 operating system and new office apps. In this workshop you will learn: What’s new…

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  • 1 November 2018 Next Steps in Computing – 5-week course
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A 5 week follow-on course to highlight more features in Word, explore other programmes such as MS Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher, and…

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  • 2 November 2018 Self Management group in Reading
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationBerkshire West Your Way
    The Self Management Group is open to people who have experienced, or are experiencing, mental health difficulties. The group will provide a safe…

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  • 5 November 2018 Personality profiling for job search – free employability workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    Personality profiling is commonly used to match the ideal personality for those best suited to a job role. In this workshop you…

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  • 6 November 2018 Let’s Talk English for Improvers – 5-week course
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A free 5-week English conversation course, in a small group, for adults who want to improve their English-speaking skills under the supervision…

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  • 6 November 2018 Prepare for a successful interview – free employability workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    In this workshop you will learn how to prepare yourself for an interview in the most effective way, including: employer research your…

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  • 6 November 2018 Training – Benefits for Older People
    TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
    As a trusted and established training service, Citizens Advice Reading Training Services has been offering courses to a wide range of organisations…

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  • 7 November 2018 Emergency First Aid at Work
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A one-day course for people in the voluntary sector and community groups. Intended outcomes are: Gain knowledge of appropriate procedures. Recognise and…

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  • 7 November 2018 Exploring Autism Further
    TrainingAutAngel
    This is a follow on day from Exploring Autism and is suitable for people who have attended this introductory day. We consolidate…

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  • 7 November 2018 How to Cost Your Services – Workshop for voluntary and community groups
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Introduction Would you like to understand how to work out a fair cost for units of service you deliver? Examples of a…

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  • 10 November 2018 Katesgrove Autum Fayre
    EntertainmentKatesgrove Community Association
    Come along to the Autumn Fayre and enjoy crafts and games for children, a tombola, and face painting! Entrance to the event…

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  • 13 November 2018 Returning to the Workplace – Free Employability Workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    Practical tips on how to effectively return to the workplace after a career break of at least 6 months. In this workshop…

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  • 13 November 2018 Adoption Information Event
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationParents and Children Together (PACT)
    PACT information events are informal opportunities to find out about PACT (an outstanding voluntary adoption agency) and the adoption process. You will…

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  • 13 November 2018 Using LinkedIn for Job Opportunities – Free Employability Workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    Create a professional online presence using LinkedIn, an online networking platform that allows you to connect with employers and recruiters. During the…

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  • 14 November 2018 Interfaith Reception – Breath of Life
    Social gatheringReading Interfaith Group
    This annual event is hosted by the Mayor of Reading, Debs Edwards. Together, we will think about our theme ‘Breath of Life…

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  • 17 November 2018 Family Christmas Baking
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A workshop for adults, carers, grandparents and their children aged 4 and over. Have fun baking and decorating a selection of Christmas…

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  • 17 November 2018 Universal Safeguarding Children Training
    TrainingReading Borough Council (RBC)
    This course if for anyone whose work or volunteering brings them into contact with children or young people. This course will cover:…

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  • 19 November 2018 Group Interview Skills – Free Employability Workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    Find out what to expect during a group interview, in a fun and supportive environment. In this workshop you will: Take part…

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  • 21 November 2018 Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF)
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A one-day course for people in the voluntary sector and community groups. This qualification will benefit anyone working in a situation where…

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  • 23 November 2018 Christmas Time at St Michael’s Tilehurst
    Festival / Fete / CarnivalSt Michael’s Church of England
    Friday 23 November, 6pm to 8pm Our popular Christmas Market at St Michael’s Church Hall. Sunday 2 December, 6.30pm The traditional celebrations for Christmas…

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  • 26 November 2018 Interview Presentation Skills – Free Employability Workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    How to present yourself successfully at an interview, including: How to prepare to present yourself at an interview. Using visual aids and…

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  • 27 November 2018 Is Volunteering for You? – Free Employability Workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    Volunteering can change your life! Join this workshop to discover the following: What volunteering can do for you. How volunteering can fit…

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  • 27 November 2018 Effective form filling: ESA and PIP – Training
    TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
    As a trusted and established training service, Citizens Advice Reading Training Services has been offering courses to a wide range of organisations…

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  • 4 December 2018 Adoption Information Event
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationParents and Children Together (PACT)
    PACT information events are informal opportunities to find out about PACT (an outstanding voluntary adoption agency) and the adoption process. You will…

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  • 4 December 2018 Reading Community Learning Centre AGM
    AGMReading Community Learning Centre (RCLC)
    Notice of Annual General Meeting Notice is hereby given that the 11th Annual General Meeting of Reading Community Learning Centre will be…

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  • 4 December 2018 DBS Workshop
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    DBS workshop for voluntary and community groups - learn when DBS checks are required, what is 'regulated activity', the different levels of disclosure, how to fill in the form, and how to use the update service.

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  • 5 December 2018 Keeping Safe on Social Media
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A newly designed course to highlight the safe use of Social Media. This course is ideal for the home user who is…

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  • 6 December 2018 Emergency First Aid at Work
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A one-day course for people in the voluntary sector and community groups. Intended outcomes are: Gain knowledge of appropriate procedures. Recognise and…

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  • 6 December 2018 Cyber Safety – How to Avoid Scams
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    An informative session looking at some of the latest online scams and how you can protect yourself: Keeping up to date with…

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  • 14 December 2018 Universal Safeguarding Children Training
    TrainingReading Borough Council (RBC)
    This course if for anyone whose work or volunteering brings them into contact with children or young people. This course will cover:…

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  • 9 January 2019 Volunteer Coordinators’ Network
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Join us for our regular Volunteer Coordinators’ Network meeting facilitated by Reading Voluntary Action. You will have a chance to contribute to…

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  • 21 January 2019 Incredible Years – Facilitator Training Programme
    TrainingReading Borough Council (RBC)
    The Incredible Years School Age is a programme for parents with a child aged between 6 and 12 years and have concerns…

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  • 19 March 2019 Volunteer Coordinators’ Network
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Join us for our regular Volunteer Coordinators’ Network meeting facilitated by Reading Voluntary Action. You will have a chance to contribute to…

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  • 15 May 2019 Volunteer Coordinators’ Network
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Join us for our regular Volunteer Coordinators’ Network meeting facilitated by Reading Voluntary Action. You will have a chance to contribute to…

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