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.

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If you work in the voluntary sector in Wales the new Knowledge Hub gives you easy access to a range of online information, networking and learning.

Register for free on Third Sector Support Wales


WCVA provides face-to-face training and events, for charities, social enterprises or any not-for-profit groups working in Wales.

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.

More on WCVA training 

County Voluntary Councils

The other County Voluntary Councils (CVCS) in South Wales all have training available.

Bridgend County Borough Council

Did you know volunteers in Bridgend County Borough can attend free training with BCBC

Courses include:

  • Basic First Aid
  • Infection Control
  • Medication Awareness
  • Manual Handling Refresher
  • Manual Handling Passport

Contact: SCWDP@bridgend.gov.uk or call 01656 643228 to register.

Valleys Steps

Valleys Steps runs mindfulness and stress management workshops online and in community settings across Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil and Bridgend. Please note: these sessions are suitable for those aged 16 and above.

For further details visit the Valley Steps website 


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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  • Welsh Government
  • Investing in Volunteers
  • Quality in Befriending
  • Cyber essentials
  • Cynnig Cymraeg
  • Cultural Competence Silver Award