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2022 Training Calendar

Argyll and Bute Council’s Community Development Team and Argyll and Bute Third Sector Interface (TSI) offer a diverse range of training for third sector organisations and community groups to help develop their skills and knowledge.

Training Needs Survey for Community organisations – open now

If you work or volunteer for a community organisation, we want to hear from you about the training you need to help you to deliver the best possible support and services to communities across Argyll and Bute. 

Argyll and Bute Council’s Community Development team, together with Live Argyll and Argyll and Bute Third Sector Interface (TSI), have developed a quick survey to help us to understand what support is needed and to shape the training we provide. This should only take around 5 minutes to complete.

Go to the training needs survey

Please submit your responses by Monday 11th July 2022.

If you would like to receive the survey in any other format or to request a paper copy, please contact or call us on 01631 567912.

Equality and Diversity training

Our online Equality and Diversity module is now available to community groups and third sector organisations.  This short online course was developed for Argyll and Bute Council staff based on materials by OSDC.  It provides an overview of some the responsibilities and benefits around promoting equality and diversity, as well as an introduction to the Equality Act (2010). Where the training mentions the “Council’s Equality and Diversity Policy” you should consider your own organisation’s policy.  If you have any questions or would like any additional information please don’t hesitate to get in touch with

Equality and Diversity training course

Past training events

Summary training materials and resources from previous trainings are available for anyone who was unable to attend the training sessions themselves.

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How to Bid for Public Contracts >

Argyll and Bute Council’s Procurement Team delivered an online training session to help community and third sector organisations understand what’s needed to bid for public sector contracts. Further information, along with useful links and documents can be found on our procurement webpages.

Community Asset Transfer Webinar

The Community Ownership Support Service Scotland and Argyll and Bute Council Social Enterprise delivered a webinar for community and third sector organisations who are interested in Community Asset Transfer. Please visit the COSS website for further information and upcoming training events. Assets for People and Place, Module 1, Introduction to Asset Transfer is ideal for any groups interested in Community Asset Transfer.  Useful links and documents can also be found on Argyll and Bute Council’s web pages on Asset Transfer