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FREE Training Offer!

If your community group is based in Stoke on Trent or North Staffs with an income of less than £15k you qualify for our FREE training offer.

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View all of our courses

To have a quick look at all of our courses click here. New courses added each month.

Access all of these course, plus new courses for 12 months from £30pp with our fantastic membership packages.

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Community groups – we have packages starting at £30 per person for full access to all our courses.

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Including delivery options, cost, sample screen shots, learning outcomes and more. Course start at £15 (+VAT).

In addition to CPD certification we offer formal accreditation through Open College Network West Midlands.

Community or Voluntary Groups

Small Group Membership

  • 10 users – 12 month unlimted access

Medium Group Membership

  • 25 users – 12 month unlimted access

Large Group Membership

  • 50 users – 12 month unlimted access

If you are a Community or Voluntary Group you can purchase a membership package. These packages are exclusively available for small community groups. All memberships include:

*12 month unlimited access to all courses * Priority access to new courses, before public release *  Have your say on new course development *  Discount on formal accreditation * Monthly e-newsletter; blog, updates, legislative changes, sector news and more.

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Local Authority or Housing Organisation

If you are a local authority or housing organisation we can offer you unbelievable discounted packages so that all the groups/tenants you work with can have unlimited access to all our courses. Contact us via the form at the bottom of the page and we will get back in touch to discuss your needs.

The benefit

We not only offer mobile e-learning but access to subject matter experts to answer your questions. It’s like having a team of development officers on call to support your groups development needs, without the need for an appointment!

Who are we?

Community Group Training is part of The National Training Academy (TNTA). With 50 years combined experience in the VCS, our team have worked with hundreds of small/medium voluntary and community groups. Click here to find out more.

Course of the week

Providing Effective support & supervision is this weeks course. Special offer £10 off. CPD course only £15.00 until 31st August 2016.
We also offer a free course every Friday! Follow us on Twitter @infocgt and Facebook @communitygrouptraining for a chance to win.

FREE lesson

Click on the login button in the top menu, then create an account. Once logged in you will have access to a free lesson on the signs and symptoms of abuse in children. This is taken from our safeguarding children awareness course.


All lessons feature the fictional Heath Estate Community Group (HECG) ensuring the learning is put in to context for voluntary and community groups. Our trainers use the experiences they’ve gone through to make the training relevant to community groups like you.

CPD certification

All of our courses are externally certified, not just a certificate of attendance. Starting at £15 per course that’s amazing value. Click on the courses below for individual prices. Click here to find out more about CPD UK.

Formal accreditation

In addition to standard CPD certification we offer formal accreditation through Open College Network West Midlands, if you chose the formal accreditation option you will need to contact us for course registration. Click here to find out more.

Cost effective

Community Group Training is a cost effective way of providing training and development opportunities to your team. Our group bundles mean courses cost around £2 each!!

Need more information

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Don’t just take our word for it, see what our customers say about us

It was with some trepidation that I agreed to study some short courses online for Affinity Sutton. I tend to use the Internet for e-mail and social networking, so the idea of actually having to sit down in front of a computer and learn something was a bit of a strange one! Perhaps surprisingly, I found it to be a lot of fun! You can’t sit in a classroom in your pyjamas with a mug of coffee but you can sit in front of your computer however and whenever you want. So it means you can work around your other commitments and you can do as little or as much as you want at a time.

I highly recommend completing one of the many courses you can study for free online with Affinity Sutton. WARNINGS beware, its fun and can be addictive.

Scrutiny Panel Member, Affinity Sutton
I have been looking to do E-learning for ages, but didn’t know where to go to access it. I like the flexibility of them, as I have two small children, so I fit the learning in around them with no worries of child care. I left school with no GCSE’s and was feeling depressed about my lack of skills and felt as though I was destined for a no hope job, but volunteering at our Community Centre has change my views. I am getting experience plus a wide range courses have been made available to me. I am determined to get a good job and I plan to learn as much as I can the best that I can. The courses are easy to access and easily understood, plus they have helpful things for you to download for future reference.
The National Training Academy are the training centre that I use to put all my learners through in regards to accredited training courses and I have been working with them for the last 15 months. The National Training Academy provides an excellent service, they are not only dynamic but also very responsive when I have questions about the process in which I need to follow. The National Training Academy always delivers on time which gives me and my business the confidence I need in which to grow and develop. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending the courses and service to potential customers.
Sue Rastall, Director, Train to Equip
Working with Community Group Training has been a pleasure in particular their support and quick and efficient responses. Community Group Training provides training which meets the needs of the community.”
EMASS, Milton Keynes Council
I accessed the training courses via the National Training Academy. I was extremely impressed as the courses were fun and interactive but challenging and thought provoking too. We have used the skills learnt in the office. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute and have used what I learnt not only in my professional life but my personal life as well. I would really recommend these courses.
Rachel Challinor – Governance Manager, Aspire Group Ltd
I would like to thank Maxine and Claire for the fantastic level of support you have given residents over the period that we have been using the Community Group Training on line.

What’s been absolutely outstanding:

1. How easily the training is accessed
2. The fast and thorough response you have given to all residents with an enquiry
3. The rapport you built with the residents
4. The quality of the overall service.

We have not had one negative feedback from any resident, on the contrary one of the very involved residents wrote a testimonial for an internal newsletter about the excellent training and volunteered to test any other training for you as he was so impressed.

For me personally, the greatest advantage is the lack of extra work generated giving support to residents as your service has provided this directly to them.

Thank you it has been very much appreciated and the training has been very well received by residents.

Gillian Kirkman – Resident Involvement Trainer , Affinity Sutton
We used Community Group Training for our Safeguarding Designated Person training. As we run a nursery all our staff are trained in safeguarding but in addition we needed a designated person and a deputy.

We found the service from Community Group Training fantastic. The training was informative and easy to navigate and they provide excellent telephone & email support. We would recommend them to other providers.

Ernestina Prempeh - Manager, Climbers Kids Club

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