All our training and learning opportunities are designed specifically for third sector groups. We understand that budgets are tight and so offer training at competitive rates, with reduced rates for members. As well as our standard training courses, we can source or facilitate specific requests. Our courses can also be adapted to suit individual group’s needs so if you have a particular issue in mind, why not give us a call.

In keeping with our policy of equality of access, we’ll travel to the isles to deliver training at no extra cost.

Courses offered include:

  • Committee procedures/meetings
  • Governance
  • Employer responsibilities
  • Financial management
  • Basic book-keeping/Treasurer's Toolkit
  • Project plan writing
  • Volunteer management

Check out our Events calendar for current course dates, or contact Edwina for more information.

Do you know if they need the training? Take a look at OIC’s guidance, part copied below or available here:

Specific Contact Workforce Defined as those who carry out direct work with children, young people or adults at risk; and/or form more in-depth relationships with them; and/or provide specific services to them. These workers may carry out regular work with a child, young person or adult at risk (although this will not always be the case). These workers may be asked to contribute to the risk assessment and risk management process and may be involved in providing ongoing support to some children, young people, adults at risk and other family members. The specific contact workforce require the competences, knowledge and skills associated with the general contact workforce, and some additional competences, knowledge skills to reflect the nature of their involvement with children, young people and adults at risk. Step 2 training is a two day multi-agency course funded and delivered by the Child Protection Committee and includes adult protection training. The group of presenters is representative of the agencies that comprise the Child Protection Committee: there are presenters from Orkney Health and Care, Police Scotland, Education Services, the Voluntary Sector and the Orkney Children’s Reporter. In selecting staff to attend Step 2 training, managers should give priority to staff who have not previously attended a Child Protection training course at this level. It is not intended to function as a refresher course, although staff who last attended training at this level 5 years or more ago would find the training useful and can be referred for a place. • Completion of the NES on-line course is required before attending the two day course.

• The next Step 2 course in 2018 will take place on 16th and 17th May 2018

To book, contact Jennifer Sclater at

Briefing paper for more information on Child Protection training avilable here

link to community Adult Protection training available here 



• Full day Emergency first aid and half day refresher course of basic first aid.
• ½ day Epilepsy awareness
• ½ day epilepsy awareness, buccal  and Nasal midazolam administration refresher training. This course is for people who have already completed the one day course but need to renew their competencies . The recommendations are that the course should be up dated every two years.
• ½ day epilepsy awareness, rectal Diazepam administration. This course is for people who have already been trained but need refreshing.
• 1 day course epilepsy awareness and rescue medication. This course is for carers who may be required to administer rescue Midazolam or Diazepam. Carers Employed or volunteer carers should not be administering this medication unless they have successfully completed a course in rescue medication administration.
Should anybody be interested in these courses or require further information, please contact :
Denize Lace
Assistant Manager/Trainer

Orkney Carers Centre
Crossroads Orkney
Kirkwall Travel Centre
KW15 1UG
01856 870500


Gift Aid enables charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) to increase the value of monetary gifts from UK taxpayers by claiming back the basic rate of tax paid by the donor which at present equates to 25p in the pound. With more than 12,000 sports clubs in existence in Scotland and many of them unincorporated entities, there are undoubtedly opportunities for more sports clubs in Scotland to benefit from Gift Aid.

For full information please click here

The Adult and Child Protection Committee intends that all staff and volunteers who work for partner agencies should be aware of issues around adult protection and understand what action to take if adults are at risk of harm.  The aim in producing the training CD Rom is to provide this information in a format which is accessible in the workplace and for individuals or groups in the community.  It is hoped that as many staff/volunteers as possible will be given the opportunity to work through the CD Rom and subsequently to discuss any questions or concerns with a line manager, fellow committee member or Service Manager (Adult Social Work Team).
Copies of this CDRom are available for voluntary organisations from Edwina Lloyd at VAO.
Adult Support and Protection – new presentation of information.
This presentation, supplied by OIC’s Adult Services, explains the process that is to be taken when someone has concerns about a fellow adult community member, and any subsequent official investigaton or action should this be deemed necessary.

Please take this link to view the presentation.

Any further questions or queries should be addressed to the Adult Services duty social worker at OIC, Tel 873535 and ask for them.

Further information can be found here


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