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Sports Volunteer Education Programme

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s Health and Wellbeing Team offers a variety of courses, seminars and workshops specifically aimed at coaches and volunteers from sports clubs and organisations.

Sports specific ‘Emergency First Aid’ courses and Sports Coach UK ‘Safeguarding and Protecting Children’ courses run throughout the year.  Both are often a mandatory requirement for coaches and clubs.

The team also organises regular free club and coach development seminars and workshops.  In the past these have given advice on areas such as funding support, writing a club development plan and dealing with challenging behaviour.

To find out what courses and seminars are currently planned please visit here.

Alternatively to book your place or to discuss future course/seminar requirements, please contact Amy Sambell on 01256 845752 or


Sport Hampshire & IOW in partnership with Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council are passionate about supporting the development of local sports clubs within the borough. A variety of workshops are arranged throughout the year which will support clubs with their planning, marketing and their finances. Club Matters – is the Sport England club development tool and workshops on a variety of topics are part of this offer. To continually improve the support to clubs Sport Hampshire would welcome your feedback and areas where more support might be needed. For all club development queries please contact


Courses Elsewhere




‘MiDAS Training’ (Mini-Bus Driver Awareness Scheme)

Accessible training enables the driver to use the tail lift and take wheelchair passengers.

Drivers who do not need to use the tail lift and/or carry wheelchairs will only attend the non-accessible (the first) part of the course.

The training will include a driving assessment, this will be on a date and time arranged by the trainer.

Initial/ Full Training

Wednesday, 5th September  (Full Training)

Costs: Full Courses:

RVS members: £60 (non accessible) and £80 (accessible)

Non members: £70 (non accessible) and £90 (accessible)

Refresher Courses:

Candidates must have attended a full course and need their MIDAS renewed.

Wednesday, 3rd October, (Refresher)

Wednesday, 7th November, (Refresher)

Costs: Refresher Courses:

RVS members: £40 (non accessible) and £60 (accessible)

Non members: £45 (non accessible) and £65 (accessible)

Venue: Farnborough Community Centre, Meudon Ave, Farnborough GU14 7LE

Trainer: Sue Smith

For more information, please contact Viv on 01252 540162 or email:




Family Support Services (FSS)

The Family Support Service is a Hampshire County Council service for families with children aged 0-19 years (or up to 25 for young adults with learning difficulties).

The Basingstoke Family Support Service is based at:

The FSS Hub
Honeycomb Children’s Centre
Chiltern Way
RG22 5BB

Tel: 01256-776189 or 01256-776197



MiDAS Training

The MiDAS qualification is a nationally recognised qualification which is becoming a mandatory requirement for most county authorities. The scheme provides certificated driver training and assessment for minibus drivers and is applicable to any organisation operating or using minibuses.  Basingstoke Community Transport provides MiDAS courses regularly. More details are available at this link, or by calling 01256 320501.


Services for young children (SFYC)

SFYC exists to support parents, carers and everyone working in childcare and early education. Their aim is to ensure that Hampshire’s young children have access to everything they need for the best start in life.

Services for Young Children
Level 1 Dame Mary Fagan House
Chineham Court
Lutyens Close
RG24 8AG

Tel: 01256 359002



Computer Courses for Older People

Age Concern Hampshire in Basingstoke supports older people who wish to learn how to use a computer, send e-mails, surf the internet and more using the most up to date technology.


Child Protection

The NSPCC offer a wide variety of accredited courses, including Basic Child Protection. For more information call: 0844 892 1026 or email More information of courses offered can be found on their website.


Where To Get Further Information

Benefits Advice

Basingstoke Citizens Advice Bureau


Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (Housing and Council Tax Benefits team)


Bursaries/Support with Course Fees

Funding from Services for Young Children (SFYC)


Financial help for young people in education or training


Preparing Young people for the World of Work

Basingstoke Consortium is a registered charity working with young people aged 5 – 25, helping to prepare them for adult life and the world of work. The Consortium provides a range of practical activities including work experience, business mentoring, employer visits and employability, finance and CV workshops. A number of our programmes are nationally accredited, and all are supported by local employers. Our work experience database currently includes opportunities from over 700 employers. In addition, the Consortium has a team of trained careers advisers that offer support in schools, colleges and within the community. For more information please visit our website:, telephone: 01256 840710 or e-mail:


Further Information

Please contact Basingstoke Voluntary Action (BVA)

01256 423816


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