Expanding Skills in the Third Sector


Developing Skills 

The third sector has historically exhibited inconsistency in offering comprehensive training to support workers, volunteers, and other organizational staff, necessary for achieving the high standards expected by the organization, the Care Inspectorate, and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

At Skillspace, our primary objective is to deliver rigorous, engaging, and contemporary training that remains cost-effective. Our training portfolio encompasses essential courses such as First Aid for Mental Health, Medication Handling, and Child and Adult Safeguarding. Furthermore, we offer specialized sessions that delve into nuanced topics such as boundaries, the practical application of SSSC Codes, and the development of competencies to effectively address behavioral excesses and deficits.

Our commitment is to empower individuals within the third sector with the knowledge and skills they require to excel in their roles, meet regulatory expectations, and contribute positively to the well-being of service users and the overall mission of their organizations.



Training Sessions

First Aid for Mental Health (SCQF Level 5)

Our Mental Health First Aid Training Course is designed to empower individuals and professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to provide crucial support to colleagues that may be facing mental health challenges in the workplace. Support staff are often immersed in highly emotive situations relating to their own support of at-risk individuals, and our course is designed to help act as a preventative safety net for those who are becoming overwhelmed and overstressed. Health and social care workers deserve the same time and attention they give to the people they support, to help them feel well and capable of performing their roles to the best of their abilities. 



Child Safeguarding

Our Child Safeguarding Training Course equips individuals and professionals  with the knowledge and skills needed to protect and ensure the well-being of children in the United Kingdom. With a strong focus on legislation, ACE's and the physiological health and development of children at risk, this course sets focus on the modern challenges of child protection and how we can better understand our roles in safeguarding and the challenges therein. Please note: This course is purposefully designed to inform in a practical and pragmatic way, and as such will have less focus on harrowing stories and upsetting content. In a world where safeguarding children is paramount, our course is designed to equip you with the tools to create a safer environment for all children to thrive.

Adult Safeguarding

Welcome to our comprehensive Adult Safeguarding Training Course, tailored for individuals and professionals in the United Kingdom who are dedicated to safeguarding at-risk adults and providing essential support, as well as gain a deeper understanding of the adult protection system and the strengths and flaws therein.This course focuses strongly on legislation and the modern, ever changing discourse on what it means to be an adult at risk. We will also explore case studies and practical approaches to gain understanding of our roles in various settings and when it is appropriate to act. In a society where maintaining the well-being of adults is a continual challenge, our course equips you with the knowledge and skills to play a crucial role in ensuring safety, dignity, and quality of life for the people you support. 


Medication Handling

Our Medication Handling Training Course is designed to provide healthcare professionals, caregivers, and support staff with the essential knowledge and skills required to ensure safe and lawful medication management in accordance with UK medication laws and regulations.

We will learn from real life scenarios and examples of practice that highlight the need for deep understanding of the importance of handling medication correctly, and the important roles that support workers play in ensuring the health and safety of the people they support. 






Establishing and Maintaining Boundaries using The SSSC Codes of Practice

This in depth course is designed to empower professionals in the social services sector with the knowledge and skills necessary to create and sustain healthy and ethical boundaries in their practice. This course aligns with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) Codes of Practice, ensuring that participants gain a deep understanding of how to navigate their roles while upholding the highest standards of professionalism and ethics.



Understanding Trauma: Behavioural Excesses and Deficits

Our specialized "Understanding Trauma: Behavioral Excesses and Deficits" course is specialised to meet the unique needs of health and social care workers in the United Kingdom. This comprehensive program equips social care professionals with the essential knowledge and skills required to recognise, comprehend, assess, and effectively address behavioral excesses and deficits due to trauma in individuals under their care, while aligning with the highest standards of ethical practice and legal compliance.




Star Weymark is a learning and development coordinator, CIPD qualified trainer, and First Aid for Mental Health Educator with over 10 years of previous front-line experience working in various roles within the care sector. Having gained a bachelor's degree in counselling through Glasgow Caledonian University, along with post graduate CPD in homelessness and inclusion through the University of Edinburgh, she has continued into a learning and development role, both designing and presenting courses specifically relating to child and adult safeguarding, behaviour and mental health. She uses modern development tools and technology to design highly sought after LMS courses to well known organisations that provide in depth analysis on key topics such as medication administration, safeguarding legislation, boundaries, and SSSC codes of practice. Her unique, inclusive, and interesting sessions can be delivered in person or online, and are designed to increase confidence and equip workers with the skills needed to cope with modern challenges in the third sector.

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