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Bury VCFA E-Learning Library

We know that staff and volunteers in the voluntary sector are incredibly busy. Being able to access learning on demand is increasingly important. This is why we have created this page detailing some of the best free training available that may be useful for the sector.

Did you know all our members receive free access to the ME Learning platform? Dozens of courses including safeguarding, health and safety, food hygiene and much more! Visit our membership page to find out more!


VCSE Focused Learning

Developing leadership practice in voluntary organisations
Open University
This course provides an opportunity for people who work within voluntary organisations, as paid employees or staff, to develop energetic, practical and thoughtful leadership practice.
Collaborative leadership in voluntary organisations
Open University
Collaborative leadership in voluntary organisations, will help you to reflect on and develop collaborative leadership practices that will make a difference.
How to Fundraise: A Guide to Fundraising for Non-Fundraisers
University of Kent
Get a practical guide to fundraising and learn tips on everything from preparing your fundraising story to processing donations.
Free Talks for Small VCSE Organisations
Law Works
Free Talks are short online videos presented by solicitors about common legal issues faced by small not-for-profit organisations.

Data, Cyber Security & Data Protection

Cyber Security Training
A free introduction to Cyber Security
Data Security and Protection eLearning
Digital Care Hub
This free e-learning course is for all staff working in adult social care services
Introduction to cyber security
The Open University
This free online course will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital life, whether at home or work.

Health & Wellbeing

Psychological First Aid Training
Public Health England
Psychological First Aid training to support children and young people’s mental health
The NHS Explained
Future Learn
Get a detailed understanding of the NHS: its inner workings and how the whole system fits together.
Supporting children's mental health and wellbeing
Open Learn
Get a detailed understanding of the influences on mental health in young children age 0–5

Community Safety

Prevent E-Learning
HM Government
Learn about the Prevent Duty and how to support people vulnerable to radicalisation
Collaborative problem solving for community safety
Open Learn
Learn about a range of techniques to solve problems collaboratively and creatively


Food allergy and intolerance online training
Food Standards Agency
Developed for Local Authorities' enforcement officers. But may be of interest to organisations who would like to learn more about food allergies and how to handle allergens safely.