Below is a selection of training opportunities that we hope you will find useful.

If you have any suggestions for training that you have found useful please let us know.


Barnet Fair Play LogoBarnet Fair Play Training Brochure
Expert training on a range of subjects is available free of charge. Please complete booking form found in training brochure to register your interest.

For more information email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Funding for Personal Assistants Training - People who directly employ their care or support staff are now able to apply for grant funding directly from Skills for Care to support the full costs of training and development for themselves and their personal assistants. The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) for individual employers is funding from the Department of Health disbursed by Skills for Care. Grant funding will be allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis between now and 31 March 2014. For more information conact anational information officers by calling 0113 241 1275 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


FREE Computer Courses for Adults at East Barnet, Grahame Park (Colindale) and Hendon Public Libraries.

Choose from:

  1. ‘Beginners Plus’ Computing, small adult groups in blocks of 5 weeks.
  2. ‘Switch On To It’ introduction to computing for beginners. Including covering basic word processing, Internet and email. Leading to:
  3. ‘Click On To The Net’ for further learning about using the Internet such as Google, online forms, attachments, online security, job search and social networking.

These courses are available to eligible adults with UK permanent residency. For further information 020 8200 8300.

Download PDF Information Sheet


Barnet Carers Centre is hosting Meditation Sessions
The sessions include a variety of simple but powerful breathing and stretching techniques based on the qigong practice (a practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise, healing and meditation, with roots in Chinese medicine, martial arts and philosophy), together with a variety of meditations. Suggested donations £2 per session.

Venue & Dates/Times:
Barnet Carers Centre, 303 Ballards Lane, London N12 8NP
10am - 11.30pm Fridays
12 September 2014, 10 October 2014, 14 November 2014 & 12 December 2014


Love to Dance? Saracen’s Free Dance Classes
Classes which incorporate many dance styles including Cha Cha, Salsa, Bollywood, Rock and Charleston. 10am to 12pm every Tuesday at the Baptist Church, Elton Avenue, Barnet EN5 2EA. No need to book, just come along! For more information telephone 020 3675 7246 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Back to basics Alexander Technique talk at Osidge Library
A free talk and taster session on the Alexander Technique from Giselle J Malawer. Back Pain, Posture and Stress Management for the 21st Century Hectic Lifestyle. Telephone 020 8359 3920 for more details.

Venue & Dates/Times:
Osidge Library. Brunswick Park Road, N11 1EY
6:30pm - 7:30pm Tuesday, 28 October 2014


Yoga for All
Using body, mind, and breath for improved Health, relaxation, and inner peace. Mats and Blocks are provided. It is recommended that you arrive ten minutes before the start time. Cost is £10 per class or £60 for all 8 sessions. Contact Richard on 020 8349 9602 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / www.yogaforall-uk.com

Venue & Dates/Times:
Finchley Progressive Synagogue, 54 Hutton Grove, Finchley, N12 in the main hall
7:30pm - 9pm Tuesdays from 2 September 2014 to 21 October 2014 (8 sessions)


Yoga Workshop for Carers – Introduction
Included will be breathing techniques, mindfulness and relaxation. Cost £25 Concessions may be available on request. Early booking advisable by contacting Jan Brazil: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 020 7483 3344

Venue & Dates/Times:
Triyoga Primrose Hill, 6 Erskine Road, Primrose Hill, London NW3 3AJ
7.30-9.30pm Friday 17 October 2014


Parent Partnership Barnet LogoParent Partnership Barnet with pp4danBarnet Conference Children and Families Bill Update. An Update to keep parent-carers informed of the latest events and to hear their voices as part of the decision making and planning about the Children and Families Bill programmed to start September 2014.

Date for your diary: (Provisional time) (9:15am – 1:30pm) on Wednesday 12 March 2014. Venue to be confirmed. Cost is free so places will be limited. We will update the booking details as soon as they are confirmed.


BBC Webwise logoInternet, email courses with the BBC - Online courses on computer basics, internet basics and the 10 hour WebWise Online Course.
www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/courses