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…


Chance to win a day’s free safeguarding training

NSPCC is running a free prize draw as part of National Safeguarding Week 2020.  They’re holding a free prize draw on Twitter where one Welsh-based organisation will win a day’s free safeguarding training.

To enter, all you need to do is like and retweet their English tweet here and Welsh Tweet here, and follow @NSPCC_Cymru before 23.59 on 31/10/2020.  See their Terms and Conditions here.


WCVA webinar: How to run a virtual AGM

3 November 2020 from 2 – 3pm

To provide guidance on holding virtual AGMs. By the end of the webinar, participants will have a better understanding of:

  • the way in which the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 can assist in relation to AGMs;
  • the legal requirements for validating holding a virtual AGM;
  • the practical challenges of holding a virtual AGM and how to overcome them; and
  • the importance of reviewing governing documents.

Delivered through the medium of English, this webinar will be particularly useful for Trustees, Chairs, Chief Executives, Secretaries, Governance/Compliance Officers and anyone with responsibility for arranging and/or facilitating an AGM. You can book your place here.


Wellbeing, pressure and stress in the workplace

Online course by Children in Wales
4 November 2020 from 9.30am – 4.30pm

This course has been designed to provide participants with a clear and comprehensive understanding of well-being and stress within their working environment. You can find out more and register your place here.


Keeping Our Children Safe – training for the designated child protection lead

Online course by Children in Wales
4 – 6 November 2020 from 9.30am – 12.30pm

All children have the right to live lives free from abuse and neglect but recent events highlight, yet again, how difficult it can be for so many adults to recognise, and act on concerns about the safety or welfare of a child. You can find out more and register your place here.


Why young trustees are so important

5 November 2020, 2 – 3 pm

Join WCVA’s free online #TrusteesWeek event. Hear from younger trustees about their experiences and discuss this key issue. Find out more and register your place here.


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

11 November 2020 from 10 – 11am

Find out how to review and amend your safeguarding policy in relation to the COVID-19 crisis. Delivered through the medium of English. Find out more or book now.


‘Sex, Lies & the Internet’- Trying to understand the difference between online sexual abuse and sexual exploration

Online course by Children in Wales
12 November 2020 from 9.30am – 12.30pm

Understanding and identifying what Transgender means can help to create a safe and supportive environment for those children and young people experiencing issues. You can find out more and register your place here.


GamCare: Women and Problem Gambling

17 November 2020 from 10am – 12pm
25 November 2020 from 10am – 12pm 
26 November 2020 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.


Transitions: Supporting Transgender Children and Young People

Online course by Children in Wales
19 November 2020 from 9.30am – 12.30pm

Understanding and identifying what Transgender means can help to create a safe and supportive environment for those children and young people experiencing issues. You can find out more and register your place here.


Social media for the third sector

24 November and 1 December 2020 from 10am – 1pm

Build your online brand by learning to use social media as a tool for engagement. WCVA online course delivered through the medium of English. Find out more or book now


Safeguarding children and young people

Online course by Children in Wales
1 December 2020 from 9.30am – 12.30pm

The purpose of the training is to give participants confidence and essential knowledge on how to safeguard the children and young people in their environment. You can find out more and register your place here.


Parental substance misuse

Online course by Children in Wales
3 December 2020 from 9.30am – 12.30pm

Practitioners will gain skills for dealing with parents and supporting children and adolescents, building their resilience and dealing with trauma. You can find out more and register your place here.


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:

C3SC
GVS
Interlink RCT
Neath Port Talbot CVS
Swansea CVS
Voluntary Action Methyr Tydfil


Free training available to professionals and volunteers supporting young people across Wales

Action for Children believes that equipping whole communities to support and nurture children is the way to ensure all our children grow, develop, and learn in a safe and healthy environment. Their Guide Digital training is:

  • available free for a limited time;
  • suitable for professionals and volunteers supporting young people;
  • designed to improve mental health knowledge and understanding;
  • designed to reduce stigma;
  • designed to support young people to increase help-seeking behaviours;
  • evidence-based.

For further information and booking enquiries, E: GuideDigital@actionforchildren.org.uk


 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