Training Updates
New Year 2021

Dear ,

Welcome to the latest round-up of all things Artswork Professional Development (APD).

We hope you had a restful Christmas and New Year period. We would like to reassure you APD are still here to support you with a range of online courses.

Artswork are also sharing daily content on our social media channels around how to boost your wellbeing at this difficult time. For the full statement on how Artswork are supporting those in the arts, culture and education sectors, click here.

We can confirm that all our professional development courses will remain online for the forseeable future, to ensure the safety of our attendees and trainers.

In this snapshot, you will find:

  • Our top course picks 
  • A list of all our upcoming professional development courses within the next six weeks
  • A call-out for artists and creatives

If you've recently attended a course and been embedding the learning from your training with us into your work since, we would love to hear from you! Email us at


Our top course picks for the coming weeks:

Child Protection and Safeguarding in the Arts and Cultural Sector

Tuesday 2nd February
10am - 4pm
Online via Zoom

Of benefit to individuals and organisations looking to update their understanding of child protection legislation and best practice, this course provides a full update on current child protection legislation, including the Disclosure and Barring service, the Duty to Refer and Working Together.

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Project Management for the Arts & Cultural Sector

Tuesday 9th & Thursday 11th February
1pm - 3:30pm
Online via Zoom

Our expert trainer will support you to consider the different elements needed to deliver a successful project, including organisational structure, engagement models and ways of measuring impact. You will also be helped to identify the different policies and organisational practices that will need to be in place.

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Online Safeguarding for the Arts & Cultural Sector

Thursday 11th February
10am - 11am 
Online via Zoom

This one hour signposting webinar will help you to identify and consider the updated risks and areas of concern that you might encounter in the current environment and how this can impact on your own policy and practice.

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Behaviour Management with Young People in the Arts & Cultural Sector

Monday 22nd February & Monday 1st March
10am - 12:30pm
Online via Zoom

This is essential training for anyone working directly with young people. Undertaking practical workshops and activities requires a broad understanding of youth culture and the issues surrounding young people‚Äôs lives. This course will discuss behaviour strategies, health and safety issues and risk assessment. 

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All upcoming Professional Development Courses:

Thursday 28th January & Thursday 4th February: Creative Consultation with Young People

Tuesday 2nd February: Child Protection and Safeguarding in the Arts and Cultural Sector

Tuesday 9th & Thursday 11th February: Project Management for the Arts & Cultural Sector

Thursday 11th February: Online Safeguarding for the Arts & Cultural Sector

Monday 22nd February & Monday 1st March: Behaviour Management with Young People in the Arts and Cultural Sector

Wednesday 24th February: Creative Environments that Promote Wellbeing

Wednesday 24th February: Safeguarding for Trustees

Thursday 25th February & Thursday 4th March: Mentoring: The Next Generation

Wednesday 3rd March: Introduction to Safeguarding Children and Young People

Wednesday 3rd March: Online Safeguarding for the Arts and Cultural Sector

Monday 8th March: Creating a Safeguarding Risk Assessment

Tuesday 9th March: Introduction to Safeguarding Adults at Risk

FAQ Explained: How does Artswork Professional Development online training work?

Our online training courses are delivered using Zoom video conferencing. You do not need a Zoom account in order to attend training, but you do need to download the free Zoom app  on to a computer that has video capabilities. You can take part in this training from a smart phone by downloading the free Zoom app from your App Store but we would recommend you join the session from a computer, tablet or by connecting your phone to a smart TV in order to see any resources we share to your screen clearly.

In advance of the training session we ask that you test how Zoom works on your device by clicking here. You will need a good internet connection, further support is available here.

Once you have booked a course you will recieve full joining instructions including a Meeting ID Number and Password in your confirmation email and in subsequent reminder emails. You can also find this information if you log in to your Eventbrite account and view the Online Event Page. You will be able to join the meeting using the ID and password 10 minutes before the training is due to start and we would encourage you to do this in order to check everything is working properly. Make sure you 'join with audio' so that you can hear and speak, and that you have a drink, notepad, pen and your device charger close at hand as using Zoom will drain your battery.

Depending on the length of the session you have booked, there will be comfort breaks provided. Unfortunately we cannot pass you the digestives through the screen so BYOB (bring your own biscuits!)

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What can I expect during the online training session?

Our training is interactive and engaging. We try to bring as much of the in-person training experience online as possible, giving you opportunities to network with your peers, take part in group activities and ask questions to our expert trainers throughout. 

We do not send a recording of the session out to attendees afterwards for safeguarding reasons, but you will be provided with the slides and links to any resources mentioned. You will be asked to fill in a short evaluation form at the end of the session.

Call-Out for Artists and Creatives: Artswork Wellbeing Programme

Artswork is seeking artists and creative practitioners to deliver 45 minute to 1 hour long online creative workshops for staff throughout 2021, as part of our programme of internal health and wellbeing support.

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  About Artswork Professional Development  

Our comprehensive training programme has been designed to meet all your needs in your work with young people. Courses taking place next year cover topics including mentoring, behavior management, child protection and safeguarding. A full list of courses now on sale can be found on the Training & Events page of our website.

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For an informal chat about your training needs, contact the Professional Development team at Artswork via / 02380 332 491.


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