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…


GamCare: Women and Problem Gambling

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.


Taking a new career step

Studying for Success webinar series
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.


First Aid training

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.


WCVA webinar: Making sure your findings are robust

2 February 2021 from 2 – 3pm
Delivered through the medium of English

Come to this practical webinar to find out about tools and techniques for making sure that the data you gather is robust. Find out more and book here


Strengthening Governance and Leadership for Trustees

WCVA training
4 February from 9.30am – 12.30pm and 8 February 2021 from 5.30 – 8.30pm
Delivered through the medium of English

This online course will take you through a range of leadership and governance principles, based on the Charity Governance Code. Find out more and book here


COVID-19 vaccine communications workshop for the voluntary sector

How the voluntary sector can support the vaccine programme through communications.

WCVA online training
Thursday 4 February, 3pm – 4pm

With the vaccine programme now underway, voluntary organisations will play a key role in sharing vital information about the vaccine and how it is being deployed here in Wales. As trusted voices who work so closely with communities and specific groups who need to be prioritised in receiving the vaccine, voluntary organisations can help to provide information to individuals and communities who otherwise may be harder to reach.

In this interactive event, we will hear from Welsh Government communications and planning officials about where the programme has reached to date and plans for the coming months. Find out more and book here


Trustee recruitment masterclasses

WCVA online training
24 February and 3, 10, 17 and 24 March 2021 from 2 – 3pm
Delivered through the medium of English

Training to help you identify which kinds of trustees would support the development of your charity and how to recruit them. This course is for Chief Executive Officers, Managers and Directors of charities and/or trustees. Two people from each organisation (usually CEO and Chair) is most effective but not essential. Find out more and book here


Online managing anxiety and stress courses

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


Introduction to Safeguarding in the Voluntary Sector

WCVA online training
25 February 2021 from 9.30am – 12pm
Delivered through the medium of English

Find out about key areas of safeguarding and good practice for voluntary sector organisations in Wales.
Find out more and book here.


Knowledge Hub

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 here


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


Did you know volunteers in Bridgend County Borough can attend free Bridgend County Borough Council training?

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 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
  • Welsh Government
  • Investing in Volunteers
  • Trusted Charity Mark
  • Quality in Befriending
  • Healthy Working Wales Gold
  • Cyber essentials