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Free training: the trainers' sessions on age and employment - Greenwich

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Volunteer Centre Greenwich

Suite 205 - 206

10 Woolwich New Road

Woolwich, United Kingdom

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Three days over three weeks - ROPES (50+) training available for voluntary organisations based in east, south east and central London this Autumn

Wise Age would like to invite you to join ROPES (Resourcing Older People’s Employment Support) - a funded training programme on Best Practice in Age and Employment. If you have any members or partner organisations who would be interested, please would you also forward this to them.

We're funded by the Trust for London to offer a free 3-day training programme for organisations wishing to become skilled experts in the provision of employment advice, support and training for the 50+.

If you wish to be able to help over-50s clients looking for employment/self-employment, this training offer is for you. The programme is an extension of a successful pilot we have run over the last 2 years and consists of three modules, which take place one day per week over three weeks. The days start at 10:00 and end at 15:00.

We are now able to offer this training and support to organisations based or working in east, south east and central London over three consecutive Wednesdays: 28th September, 5th and 12th October 2015.

Organisations based in these boroughs are eligible:

Barking and Dagenham, Camden, City of London, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Havering, Haringey, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Newham, Redbridge, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Westminster

This is a free course with very limited places so we recommend that you sign up as soon as possible.

This three-day course is ideal for your staff and/or volunteers who deal with workless 50+ clients. We offer practical training from our experts in the field of employment support to this age cohort, as well as a range of other topics, including:

  • best practice in relation to the situation of older workers,
  • the benefits they offer employers,
  • tips on how to recruit, inspire and support over 50s into employment or self-employment.

We aim to make the training as interactive as possible to ensure participants derive maximum benefit from the course and take their new expertise and enthusiasm back into the workplace.

At the end of the training you will be given access to our web based Members’ Online Resource Manual of useful information relating to employability skills, job search and best practice in working with over-50s and a comprehensive Policy Toolkit of relevant research and policy relating to Age & Employment.

Individual training participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance and organisations will be registered as members of the Wise Age ‘London Age and Employment Experts Network’ which will offer regular training workshops, updates and briefings. Members will also be able to call on Wise Age expertise throughout the programme to address any delivery issues.

As well as helping you offer the best quality advice and support to the large and growing number of over-50s looking for work or considering self-employment the specialist knowledge and skills your organisation will acquire through our training should also help you in future funding bids either as individual organisations or as part of a network of age and employment expert providers.


Is the training really free?

Yes, there is no cost to you or your organisation, as long as your organisation is based in/operates in London.

Do I have to attend all three days?

Yes - in order to become a certificated ROPES age and employment expert you need to complete the full 3-day course. We strongly suggest that anyone registering is able to attend all three dates. If something unforeseen should occur later, and you have to miss a day, you can make up the missed day at a future 3-day course - we are planning to run these periodically throughout 2016 and 2017.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us at and we'll get back to you. Include a telephone number in case we need to discuss your query with you.

Is my registration/ticket transferable?

If your organisation decides to send someone other than you after you have registered, just email us with the new person's name and contact details and we will amend our records.

What are my transport options getting to the event?

By train: Woolwich Arsenal - South Eastern railway and DLR

By bus: 51, 53, 54, 96, 99, 122, 161, 177, 178, 244, 291, 380, 386, 422, 469, 472, 658, 672

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