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Big Hand

Learning with a difference :-

  • Plain English
  • Relaxed surroundings
  • Good food and fun


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People Workers

"Experience has shown me that the two key elements of a successful course are skills and ideas that are actually usable in real life, and laughter!"

Wiltshire and Swindon Community Foundation

Consulting with kids:-

‘Good imagination. Nice to get out of the rut of post-its’
‘Learned a lot’
‘Nice to get to grips with some play dough’
‘Lots to think about – some practical ideas. Will use!!’
‘Great food and lots of fun’
‘Varied- refreshing.’
‘Enjoyable day’
‘Truly accessible! Nice change’

Big Things about Big Hand

• Personal Service before during and after training. We care about your needs and want your Big Hand experience to be enjoyable and worthwhile. We provide aftercare and networking opportunities.

Two trainers each session, to make sure you get the attention you deserve.

• No 'off the shelf' training - all courses are adapted to your needs.

• No 'off the shelf' trainers - we are a select group of practising professionals and we provide practical skills, information and materials that we have tried and tested.


We have devised many fascinating courses, designed to meet real issues raised by people working in the voluntary sectors. (See below for examples). Each course is then adapted to meet YOUR specific needs.

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Courses :-

Just about managing for the first time (management skills for first time managers)

Consulting with kids

Boasting for women

Decision Making - and changing your mind (for management and trustee committees)

Bullying for you (bullying in the workplace)

All work and no play (creative thinking)

More Training

We enjoy devising training for your special needs and can provide opportunities in short bite sizes, long term courses, and one off events.

We can carry out training and development needs, assessments and follow ups. We can come to your place of work or arrange a special venue to suit you and your training needs.

We are above all adaptable.

Whatever the learning experience, we guarantee it will be relaxed, enjoyable and worthwhile.


The trainers are a select, highly skilled team who are actively working in Wiltshire, with long experience both in the UK and overseas, in training and community development, charities, management, education, creative arts and film making.

All have worked in and with the voluntary, statutory and private sectors.

All courses are led by at least two members of this team.

More Courses :-

Stress busters

Shop till you drop (community planning method)

Learning with art and games (creative thinking)

Diversity's not different (diversity and equality)

Cheerful change (change management)

Just about managing:-

‘Great. Lunch was FAB’
‘Very valuable course. Tailored well to meet everyone’s needs’
‘Nice and informal approach’
‘Great – clear concise – made you think. Good communicators’
‘Thank you both for your help and thought provoking ideas’
‘Good food and sweeties!’

More Information

We are happy to provide more information about any of the courses offered or about purpose designed courses for your organisation or group.

Please contact us to arrange for an informal discussion about your particular needs.

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