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VANEL provides both scheduled and bespoke training courses on a variety of developmental themes.

Our most common themes are:
Volunteering support
Governance, Trusteeship or Leadership
Technology, websites, social media, cyber security and digital competence

We schedule courses throughout the year – and dates and details usually are available on our online calendar here. However, very often, after discussing requirements and issues with organisations we very commonly schedule bespoke training according to their needs.

There is always a cost for training. However, if we are running a project that helps provide training, workshops or briefings then those particular sessions may be subsidised to keep the costs down – often to the extent of making courses ‘free’ to attend.

Often organisations in paid up membership of VANEL will also qualify for a further price discount.

Booking is always essential for training courses.  Again, member organisations will have preference when making bookings if places are limited.

Every session has it’s own ‘rules’ for booking – please see details of the course itself.

What’s planned?

Current training options available:

“Roles and Responsibilities of Trustees”

“Technology for Trustees”

“Project Management Primer for Non-Profits”

“Cooking up a Website”

“WordPress for Beginners”

“Working with WordPress”

“Mastering WordPress”

“Building Better Boards”

“Getting started with Mailchimp”


Training Calendar

The VANEL training calendar here is the best place to look for what’s scheduled.

Overall, our online calendar includes all kinds of events including all upcoming training (from other members too).

Also keep an eye on our blog for detailed news of our training as the dates get closer.

We also announce our training on Twitter @vaneltalk.

Any questions about current or future or bespoke training please contact VANEL direct.

Either contact reception via 01472 231123 for general discussions or contact Karl Elliott (, 01472 287548) for more specific discussions.  Check current details of courses first as they may have direct contact details and booking arrangements for that course.

Next: head to the training calendar…