We are delighted to re-launch our training social enterprise, starting with four exciting courses for front-line workers!  All profits from these courses will be re-invested into Back on Track so we can do more good work with disadvantaged adults. These courses are fantastic value for money and delivered by professionals with years of expertise in their subjects. If you want to attend any of the courses, please download the booking form today.


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Working effectively with ex-offenders        £75

Thursday 2 March 2017 (full day) 


One in four adults of working age in the UK have a criminal record, so it is essential that front-line staff are familiar and comfortable with managing real-life situations with clients and volunteers. This course is an opportunity to find out more about working with ex- offenders in the community. This is an introductory course, and is aimed at front-line workers who would like to be more confident in working with clients who are ex-offenders.  The course will enable you to:


  • understand terms such as ‘offender’, ‘probation’, ‘on licence’, ‘breach’ etc 
  • understand the support and constraints in place for offenders in the community 
  • explore the barriers ex-offenders face in your own context 
  • be able to advise a client about how to disclose their offences to an employer 
  • understand your responsibilities around risk  


Food safety (accredited at level 2)         £85

Thursday 9 March 2017 (full day) 


This course, often referred to as the basic food hygiene certificate, is for anyone who works in a setting where food is cooked, prepared or handled.  It is particularly relevant for staff who lead cookery sessions or help service users prepare meals, as well as catering staff and volunteers. On completion of this course learners should know:


  • why food hygiene and safety is important
  • the best food handling practice
  • how to identify food hygiene hazards
  • and how to prevent cross-contamination
  • be able to help keep the workplace clean and hygienic   


This course is accredited at Level 2, and the content of the course matches the syllabus used by the CIEH.   


One-to-one sessions with clients –make them count!   £75

Thursday 16 March 2017  (full day) 


Increasing numbers of contracts involve delivering one-to-one key work sessions, and staff in supported accommodation and other services are providing individual information, advice and guidance sessions for residents and other clients.  This course will cover best practice in providing effective 1:1 sessions, including:


  • the principles of information, advice and guidance (IAG)
  • structuring a 1:1 session:  start and end a session for maximum impact      
  • helping individuals to address support needs and overcome barriers
  • supporting service users in making realistic and well informed choices
  • establishing short and long term goals
  • creating a motivating action plan with a client


Back on Track received Matrix Standard accreditation in 2016, and we are keen to share our expertise in this area!   


Mindfulness at work:  Becoming the best ‘you’!      £40

Thursday 23 March 2017  (half day)


Mindfulness. Everybody’s doing it. But what is it? In its simplest form, mindfulness means awareness. This course will help you to embed mindfulness into your working week, with easy exercises and tools to get you started. Practising mindfulness is not necessarily about ‘taking time out’ – you can be mindful whilst busy at your desk! Practising mindfulness offers a way to pay attention to the present moment, without judgement. Your wellbeing affects how you function in all aspects of your life, including your working life – supporting vulnerable people.  


By the end of this session you will:


  • understand what mindfulness is
  • understand the benefits of applying mindfulness at work
  • have some practical exercises to take away and try, at work and elsewhere
  • know where to look for future resources  


Join us on this dynamic and informative training day which will look at how to work towards being the very best you!       All of our training is interactive, with tasks and activities designed to help you get the most out of the session.  Free refreshments are provided, including lunch in our café for full day courses.   


Please complete the booking form to book your place. Cancellation policy applies: cancellation at least two weeks before the course date – full refund / no charge. Cancellation within two weeks of course date – full payment required. We are happy for you to send a colleague on the course in your place – please let us know the change of name in advance.