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…

First Aid training

19 or 26 January or 2, 9 or 16 February 2021
Nantyffyllon RFC from 9.30am – 4.30pm

Organised by Bridgend County Borough Council, you can find out the course’s learning outcomes here.

To book your place, complete their application form here and email to SCWDP@bridgend.gov.uk or return by post to: Social Care Workforce Development, Level 2 Civic Offices, Bridgend County Borough Council, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4WB.

Webinar: Finding the trustees you need to survive and thrive

WCVA webinar
20 January 2021 from 2 – 3pm

Register to help you identify which kinds of trustees would support the development of your charity and how to recruit them. You can find out further information and book your place here.

Taking a new career step

Studying for Success webinar series

Wednesday, 20 January, 2021, 4-5pm: Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths
Tuesday, 26 January, 2021, 4-5pm: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling

The Open University has teamed up with Learning and Work Institute Cymru to deliver FREE webinars. The sessions are all about studying with the OU, their subjects and how affordable it is.

GamCare: Women and Problem Gambling

20 January 2021 from 10am – 12pm
21 January 2021 from 10am – 12pm
22 January 2021 from 1.30 – 3.30pm
26 January 2021 from 1.30 – 3.30pm
27 January 2021 from 10am – 12pm
28 January 2021 from 10am – 12pm 

This training aims to raise awareness of the topic of women and problem gambling, and enables workers to confidently recognise, respond and refer women who are affected by gambling related harms into our support services.

Online managing anxiety and stress courses

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

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


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