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  • Waterside’s 2nd Birthday!

    Today, we are celebrating the second anniversary of Waterside Centre reopening.

    3 August 2023

  • Duck Race

    Our friends at the Rotary Club of Reading Abbey have asked us to share news of the charity fundraising event they’re running at The Oracle on Saturday 9 September.

    31 July 2023

  • Tilehurst Youth Club

    Thank you to youth worker Jessica for this update!

    31 July 2023

  • Waterside – July 2023

    Kelly told us: “The summer months bring a range of activity to Waterside Centre.

    31 July 2023

  • The Wayz – July 2023

    A real summer of fun at The Ways; the month started brilliantly with the Community Fun Day and Bracknell Together Walk.

    31 July 2023

  • Britwell – July 2023

    Britwell Youth and Community Project’s Summer Holiday Club is running from Monday 24 July– Friday 18 August (daily Monday – Friday), 11am – 3pm.

    31 July 2023

  • Updates from our Flagship Youth Clubs

    Please click on the links below for the latest updates from our flagship youth clubs in Slough, Bracknell and Newbury.

    31 July 2023

  • Youth Development and Community Engagement Update

    The school holidays are now upon us and our summer programmes are in full swing.

    31 July 2023

  • Training News

    Here are our upcoming training courses, including posters.

    31 July 2023

  • Staff Spotlight

    In the last update, we caught up with Abbas, who was celebrating his first year of working at Berkshire Youth.

    31 July 2023

Training Update

27 April 2023

Thank you to Karen, our Training and Volunteer Manager, for this update.

We highly recommend that all staff who work with young people participate in a selection of general courses to keep you and the young people safe.

11 May – Emergency First Aid at Work -the qualification is valid for three years – 9am – 5pm
This is an accredited first aid course for the workplace. It is the basic requirement for nominated first aiders: What is first aid, legislation, responsibilities, action in an emergency, primary survey, secondary assessment, the respiratory system, resuscitation and AED, disorders of respiration, disorders of circulation, wounds and bleeding, seizures, minor burns and scalds, foreign objects. Additional subjects can be added based on the needs of the group.

First aid is one of the most useful skills you can learn not only for your job but to help protect your loved ones. It is the one skill we all need but hope we never need to use.

Open to anyone over the age of 14. (Anyone over 16 can be a nominated first aider at work.)

25 May – Universal Safeguarding Children and Young People – 6.30 – 9.30pm

10 June – Youth Mental Health First Aid – 9am – 4.30pm
This level 2 qualification has been designed with children and young people in mind. It covers areas such as depression, self-harm, eating disorders and bullying. It will provide the knowledge and skill to identify a potential mental health condition, start a conversation and provide support and guidance to professional help.

14 June – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – 6.30 – 9.30pm
This month we will also be running a number of courses to support new and experienced youth workers, to improve their understanding, skills and practice. If you would like more information on these courses please contact Karen on 07881 941 343.

  • 11 May, 6.30 – 9.30pm – Young People’s Development
  • 15 May, 6.30 – 9.30pm – Introduction to Youth Work
  • 22 May, 6.30 – 9.30pm – Communication and Group Work Skills
  • 30 May, 6.30 – 9.30pm – Group Work with Young People in Youth Work Settings
  • 5 June, 6.30 – 9.30pm – Delivering a Youth Work Programme
  • 15 June, 6.30 – 9.30pm – Reflective Practice
  • 19 June, 6.30 – 9.30pm – Safe Practice in Youth Work Settings
  • 27 June, 6.30 – 9.30pm – Managing Challenging Behaviour

Please click here to view further details of each course, including from whom each course is suitable.

If you are interested in one or more of these sessions but can’t make this date / time please let us know so we can work with you to find an alternative time /day.

Please also let us know if there are other areas / subjects you would like to cover.

To book a place on any of the above courses a booking form is available here.
Completed application forms should be returned to Training.

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