• Upskilling your workforce means providing your employees with opportunities to learn new skills and develop their existing ones. Upskilling can benefit your organisation by:


  • Improving morale, engagement, and satisfaction of your employees
  • Increasing productivity, efficiency, and quality of work
  • Saving on recruitment costs and retaining talent
  • Enhancing problem-solving and adaptability skills
  • Enabling employee growth and new challenges

One of the key aspects of training is capacity building. Training programmes cover a wide range of topics, including fundraising strategies, bid writing, volunteer management, governance. These courses help organisations develop the skills needed to secure funding, engage volunteers, and measure the impact of their initiatives, ultimately enabling them to fulfil their missions more successfully. By investing in the training and development of their staff, organisations can ensure that their teams are well-equipped to tackle complex social issues and make a positive impact in their communities. As the sector continues to evolve and face new challenges, ongoing training and education remain essential for those dedicated to making a difference in the world of social impact and community development.

Fortunately anyone can upskill and there are plenty resources out there to help us – once we know where to start.

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Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway has partnered with the Skills Network to offer you all the opportunity to explore new skills and learning opportunities. All listed courses are now available for you to apply and are fully funded. They are a great resource for personal and professional development.
Trauma is ‘everyone’s business’, we all have a role to play in understanding and responding to people affected by trauma. This document has been developed as a quick reference guide to support managers to access learning materials for their team/service. This document will support you and your team to explore what becoming trauma informed means for you in the context of your work. It will signpost you directly to NHS Education for Scotland’s website, portal, and links to enable you to raise awareness and access current national learning and development opportunities at the trauma informed and trauma skilled levels.
Autism and Enablement Training for Businesses, organisations, Third Sector, Education and other Workplaces. Increase the valuable potential of Autistic people in the workplace, education and beyond as employees, customers or students. Choose from a range of training sessions. Our training is:  Authentic, co-created and co-trained by Autistic people  Tailored, designed for your sector and job roles  Flexible, can take place at your venue or The Usual Place, Dumfries  Effective, check out our feedback on the back page!

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Whether you’re looking to upskill for your job or train for a new role, online courses are a flexible way to learn