Local and regional training

Whether you are a third sector employee or volunteer, there are a wide range of courses and online learning available to help you run your organisation more effectively and also develop your confidence, knowledge and skills.

Take a look below…

Interactive online programme of support for social entrepreneurs starting out in South Wales Valleys

Every Wednesday evening during October – November 2020 from 5 – 9pm, individuals have the chance to learn about all aspects of starting and running a social business.

Unlimited is working with the Enterprise Hub, Welsh ICE , to host FREE sessions which will cover idea generation, sales, marketing, branding, putting your business online, business planning, pitching your idea, theory of change, how to influence as well as providing essential funding and legal advice. Find out more here.

Funded by the Postcode Innovation Trust, you can also book directly on the programme here.

Webinar: Reviewing your Safeguarding Policy in the light of COVID-19

13 October 2020 from 10 – 11am
Delivered by WCVA in the medium of English

This webinar will help you review your safeguarding policy and provide practical guidance on how to go about updating and amending it to make sure it’s fit for purpose.

Download further details and register your place here

Online managing anxiety and stress courses

Online stress management course starting 15 October 2020 for five weeks
Online managing anxiety course starting 21 January 2021 for five weeks
Online stress management course starting 25 February 2021 for five weeks

Run in partnership with New Horizons Mental Health, Mental Health Matters and Adult Learning Wales, find out more information here.

To enrol, send your name and email to tracy.thomas@newhorizons-mentalhealth.co.uk or T: 01685 881113.

WCVA training

WCVA is currently suspending all face-to-face training and events, but will continue to deliver online learning where possible.

Their training programme is focused on the needs of the third sector and will help you and your organisation run more effectively and also develop your own skills, knowledge and confidence – whether you are an employee or a volunteer.

Find out more about WCVA’s training programme here

You can also take a look at training courses available at other County Voluntary Councils in South Wales at:

Interlink RCT
Neath Port Talbot CVS
Swansea CVS
Voluntary Action Methyr Tydfil

How to help your organisation influence UK Parliament

UK Parliament has launched a range of online workshops to help Welsh organisations understand how the Houses of Commons and Lords work, influence decisions, get their voices heard and campaign for change. The workshops are hosted by Steven Williams, UK Parliament’s Outreach Officer for Wales, and can be tailored to suit the individual needs of each group. Find out more here.

Bridgend Adult Community Learning free accredited online courses

A range of courses are available in areas such as Health and Social Care, communication skills, Customer Service Principles, COSHH essentials, English and Maths. Find out more here and enrol today.

Valleys Steps online sessions

Valleys Steps is running online sessions to bring Mindfulness and stress management into your homes. Please note, these sessions are suitable for those aged 16 and above.

For further details and to book your place, read more here.

Talk Training can offer you a nationally recognised qualification that’s fully funded from Welsh Government

In these uncertain times, if you are employed and want to improve your career prospects, but don’t have time to study at college, here’s some fully-funded qualifications you’re entitled to receive from the Welsh Government. The criteria is that you work in Wales, are fully employed, work over 20 hours a week and have no direct funding already. If you think you meet this criteria, the following qualifications are available:

  • Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) – Levels 4 and 5;
  • Project Management – Level 4;
  • Information, Advice and Guidance – Level 4;
  • Business Administration – Level 4;
  • Information, Advice and Guidance – Level 4

For more details about these funded qualifications, contact Ali Yilmaz from Talk Training on 07772256256 or email: ayilmaz@talktraining.co.uk

Carers UK’s Learning for Living launches in Wales

Carers UK has launched its latest bilingual digital innovation for unpaid carers in Wales, in a drive to recognise their valuable skills and experience.

Learning for living (English version)
Learning for living (Welsh version)

The course takes approximately two hours to complete and participants can stop and start to complete the course whenever is convenient. On completion, participants will receive a digital badge that can be shared with employers.

TrusteElearning – e-learning website

This e-learning website has been produced by Community Action Suffolk to provide Trustees with easy access to a self paced training system. In addition to providing training, you will find this website a useful source of reference information.

The Charity Commission supports this product as an excellent tool to help drive up charity self-reliance and resilience. Read more about TrusteElearning

Samaritans Compassion Toolkit

Their Compassion Toolkit and presentation delivery weave into the sessions or deliver on their own. It is aimed at adults as well as students to teach confidence in having difficult conversations around suicide. Find out more about the Samaritans Compassion Toolkit here


  • Third Sector Support Wales
  • PQASSO Quality Mark
  • Welsh Government
  • Investing in Volunteers
  • Lottery Community Fund
  • Disability Confident
  • Bridgend County Borough Council