Plymouth mind are offering the opportunity for learners in Cornwall to access level 3 VCSE training. This is an Erasmus plus funded project which has supported development of best practice across partner organisations in Sweden, Romania, Slovenia and UK.

Learners will have access to online resources in order to complete the level 3 modules with support from an assigned expert tutor.

Modules are available to complete through distance learning alongside classroom learning should learners request that option.

Modules are:


  • Key skills for community development and support (e.g. marketing, finance, fund-raising, writing proposals).
  • Organisational development and management (e.g. ‘soft skills’, such as people management and communication).
  • Working with vulnerable groups to encompass mental health and disability (e.g. working with people with long-term mental health problems and young people with common mental health issues).
  • Developing client’s confidence and motivation (e.g. job coaching and motivational interviewing techniques to aid motivation to engage in employment or education for clients low in self-efficacy).
  • Volunteering – development and management (e.g. key skills for working with community groups and employers to develop, manage and support volunteering activities).

Optional (choose 2)

  • Up-skilling – training employers (e.g. key skills for working with employers to build resilience, develop, manage and support apprenticeships and social partnerships).
  • Working with ‘NEETS’ – young people not in education or employment (e.g. developing confidence, working with young people’s common mental health issues, building personal skills).
  • Working with older adults not in employment or education (e.g. developing confidence, working with common mental health and physical  health issues in later life, supporting change of career and volunteering).
  • Working with troubled families (developing and supporting aspiration, safeguarding vulnerable adults and children, using motivational interviewing skills for change).
  • Working with clients referred via the Criminal Justice System such as exoffenders (developing a client’s confidence and skills, working with substance abuse and common mental health issues, understanding legal and social frameworks).

For further information please contact Liz Myhill

Places are limited to 12 learners so please contact them ASAP to reserve your place.