RedbridgeCVS training

Four reasons to book your training with us:

Click here for details of all our training sessions for 2017-18.

The training you need, with guaranteed quality

We’re running the courses you told us you needed

We surveyed local groups before we put our schedule together – the courses here are the ones which groups like yours asked for.

Quality guaranteed by an independent watchdog

Most CPD logotraining sessions are Essentials courses, which cover the basics every organisation needs. Essentials courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service, so you know that a professional body independent of RedbridgeCVS vouches for the quality of our training. On our website Essentials courses are marked with the “E” logo on the left.

Most trainees rate our courses as excellent

Of the people who came on training courses in 2016-17, 70 percent rated it as excellent.

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Good value with three ways to save

Join RedbridgeCVS - Lower prices for members

We invite all local voluntary and community groups to become members of RedbridgeCVS – it’s free to join. Members receive discounts on training course fees, and access to other services including the members-only area of our website. For more information, see

NEW - Early Bird Discount - Book in advance: 15% off

Now you can get money off all our courses – all you have to do is book four weeks in advance of the training to get our early bird discount.

NEW - Start of Year Sale - Book by 8 September: 20% off

You can get even more money off courses if you book by Friday 8 September as part of our Start of Year Sale. Instead of getting the 15% Early Bird discount, you get 20% off.

See How Much You Can Save

A course that costs £120 for non-members costs only £40 for member groups with a small income – and you get up to £8 more off if you book in advance and as part of our Start of Year Sale.

Small and friendly groups of people

We know local groups and make an effort to be open to all parts of the community.

  • RedbridgeCVS is the umbrella body for local community groups. 4 out of 5 of our members say that “RedbridgeCVS understands the needs of small community groups like ours.”
  • Most of our courses have a maximum of ten trainees (the First Aid course takes place at Redbridge Central Library and may have more).
  • We make an effort to involve all of our trainees in discussions and exercises so that everyone’s voice is heard.
  • We’re strongly committed to equality, and welcome everyone on our courses, including women and men, people from ethnic minorities, LGBT people and disabled people – whatever your age. If you have any concerns about whether you’ll be able to take part fully in the training, just ask.

Easy to book, easy to get to

How to book

You can book for any of the courses now here.

The cost includes all training materials, and also refreshments, but not lunch.

How and when to pay
After you book we will send you an invoice. We need to receive payment 10 working days before the course.

If you can’t afford to pay
If you are a not-for-profit group with an income of less than £10,000 a year and cannot afford our training fees, some bursaries are available – please contact Trish on 020 8553 1004.

Terms and conditions, refunds
By making a booking you accept our terms and conditions: these are available at We reserve the right to cancel a course if we don’t get enough bookings for it. You can cancel your booking and get a full refund if you cancel ten working days or more before the course. If you cancel after this, we can only refund part of your payment. You can see all the details of our policy on fees and cancellations here.

How to find us

Almost all training sessions take place at RedbridgeCVS, 103 Cranbrook Road, Ilford IG1 4PU. The First Aid course will take place at Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford IG1 1EA.

Both venues are in central Ilford, a few minutes’ walk from the train station and served by lots of local buses: see for transport details. No free parking is available, but there are paid car parks nearby.

Both venues are wheelchair-accessible: please let us know if you have other access needs.

PDF download

Want to read through this information offline? Download our PDF brochure and read it on the bus, in the bath, wherever you like.

Custom-built courses on your premises

RedbridgeCVS can arrange in-house training at very affordable prices – for more details see here.

Are you thinking of volunteering? 

 If you’ve not done it before, and you’re not sure what it involves, Volunteer Centre Redbridge run training sessions that can help - details here.

Need to improve your IT skills?

Every voluntary or community organisation needs IT skills. Funders, stakeholders and people who use your services expect you to have a website, communicate by email and apply for funding online. Redbridge Institute offers IT courses for both beginners and improvers. More information here.

More information

For any other training queries, contact Trish O'Hanlon, RedbridgeCVS Training Manager on 020 3874 4138 or at

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