Building Confidence. Resilience. Independence.

Community Action Suffolk has a strong and trusted legacy of delivering high quality, affordable, valuable and valued training in Suffolk.

97% of participants on our September to November 2016 courses rated our training as either “very good” or “excellent” on their evaluation forms.

Our training programme is also relevant and suitable to organisations and individuals working within the public and private sectors.

Our training draws on the skills and knowledge of experienced CAS staff and trusted partners to deliver relevant and practical training. It is designed to build the confidence, independence and resilience of both individuals and organisations. This will enable you to fulfil some of your statutory and legal responsibilities, such as health and safety, safeguarding and data protection. Our training also adds value to your vital role in delivering services and support to the people of Suffolk.

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Training courses


Course Description Date
(visit the link for details and booking)
Organisational Development

Introduction to the Community Action Suffolk Quality Standard Award: Understanding the benefits

This free short practical session is for those who have not yet signed up to the Quality Standard Award and want to know more about it. 17 July 2017 Ipswich
1.5 hours

CAS Quality Standard: support session

This practical support session is for those who have signed up to and started the CAS Quality Standard Award and want some support with the process. 28 September 2017 Ipswich
2.5 hours

Introduction to writing a successful funding application

This practical course will demonstrate the basics of writing successful funding applications. 12 September 2017 Venue TBC
3 hours
Health and safety
Level 2 Emergency First Aid at work This practical course is nationally accredited by Qualsafe and gives participants the skills and knowledge to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations. 4 July 2017 Ipswich
6.5 hours
Fire Awareness This course will help employers, building owners or occupiers to fulfil their legal requirements to carry out a fire safety risk assessment and keep it up to date. 13 July 2017 Ipswich
3 hours
Staff support and development
Introduction to Involving Volunteers: Planning and Recruitment A practical introductory course equipping you for your journey to becoming an outstanding volunteer manager and an inspiring volunteer leader. 19 September 2017 Lowestoft
3 hours
Safer recruitment and selection This practical session will enable participants know their responsibilities for embedding safe recruitment practice. 21 September 2017 Ipswich
6.5 hours
Trustee roles and responsibilities for good governance This foundation course is an excellent way of helping both existing and new trustees and committee members to understand what their role and responsibilities are in governing an effective organisation. 22 September 2017 Lowestoft
3.5 hours
Introduction to volunteers and the law Volunteers enrich and enhance our community services but, what are the legal implications that organisations need to be aware of? 21 November 2017 Bury St Edmunds
3 hours


What others say about CAS training…

  • I really enjoyed this course, excellent pace, knowledge & delivery – thank you
  • It was very comprehensive, thank you!
  • Excellent lots of useful information, very satisfied
  • Informative and very relevant. All hand-outs were easy to understand and well presented. Very satisfied and comprehensive – perfect
  • Very informative, well explained, concise hand-outs. Course information provided fully met its criteria
  • Delivered in an understanding, clear, well informed manner within time guidelines
  • Very good course learnt a lot and gained some good information which will be useful in my role – thank you
  • Well presented, very informed on the sectors in which we work, very good and interesting

How to book

Simply visit the links for the courses above, book and pay for your place online.
Please make sure that you have access to a credit/debit card or PayPal account to make your booking via our secure payment system.

In-house training offer

To book a “closed” course, solely for your own organisation, please contact us at Closed courses start from £250.

Terms and conditions

Booking terms and conditions and cancellation policy are available here.