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....

Yawn to Yay FREE taster sessions

Tuesday, 14 July from 10 - 11am                  
Thursday, 22 July from 10 - 11am                  

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted an overnight change in the way we work.  In our temporary new world we are finding different ways to engage with our colleagues and learners. Jisc has kindly agreed to run two taster sessions which will explore the basic principles of live online delivery with frequent interaction using tools like chat, mics, icons, polls and whiteboards.   This session focuses on quick tips and tricks to make your sessions more interactive.

Please register your attendance by emailing: [email protected] and indicate which day you would like to attend. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

What is the purpose of evaluation while organisations and individuals are caught up in a crisis like Covid-19?

Webinar: Getting Started with Evaluation: The 1-2-3 Method
14 July 2020, 2pm – 3pm

A practical introduction to evaluation for voluntary sector organisations.
| Read more and book your place here |

Beth yw pwrpas gwerthuso tra bod sefydliadau ac unigolion yn cael eu dal mewn argyfwng fel Covid-19?

Gweminar: Dechrau arni gyda Gwerthuso: Y Dull 1-2-3
14 Gorffennaf 2020, 2pm – 3pm

Cyflwyniad ymarferol i werthuso ar gyfer sefydliadau’r sector gwirfoddol.
| Darllenwch fwy a archebwch eich lle yma |

Making information easy to read and understand

Free online training via Zoom with Learning Disability Wales
15 July 2020 from 10 am to 12:00pm

Social distancing is changing the way we work, how we support people and how we provide people with the information they need. Something that can help is making sure that the written information we share is clear and easy to understand. This training will introduce you to the basics of making information easy to read and understand for people with a learning disability.

| Book for 15 July 2020 here |

Transforming Wales Through Social Enterprise: Vision and Action Plan launch webinar

15 July 2020 from 2 - 3.30pm

Attended by Lee Waters MS, Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport this webinar will be looking at the vision, objectives set out and the actions proposed to ensure we can build back better together with social enterprise as the driving force. The aim is to provide a clear vision of the potential of social enterprises to contribute to the lives and livelihoods of people in Wales as they rebuild from the COVID-19 epidemic, as well as addressing the climate crisis.

| Book your free tickets now and join the conversation!|

Please note: The webinar will be run in English and will be recorded. If you have any questions, E: [email protected] 

Basic First Aid

15, 23 and 31 July 2020
5, 13, 21, 25, 28 August 2020
2, 8, 17, 25, 30 September 2020
Times:  9:15am arrival for 9.30am start – 4.30pm finish
Venue: Nantyfyllon RFC, Nant Y Ffyrling, Maesteg CF34 0BU
Cost - Free of charge

Co-ordinator: David McManus
Facilitator:  Lifeline

Learning outcomes:

  • The roles and responsibilities of an emergency first aider;

  • Assessing an incident;

  • Managing an unresponsive casualty;

  • CPR;

  • Recovery position;

  • Choking;

  • Seizures;

  • Shock;

  • Wound and bleeding;

  • Minor injuries (cuts grazes and bruises);

  • Minor burns and scalds.

Target Group:  Direct care staff from Bridgend County Borough Council Domiciliary Care, Day Services, independent sector, Supported Living and extra care.

Please note: Any member of staff who is unable to work at ground level on the day to complete the recovery position and CPR parts of this course will not be able to take part on the course and will regrettably be asked to leave.

Lunch:  Will not be provided – please take a packed lunch.
Refreshments: No tea or coffee will be provided in order to prevent any gatherings, although delegates can bring along their own refreshments.
Parking:  Free parking

To book your free place or for further information, contact  Gaynor Mainwaring, Business Support – Social Care Workforce Development at Bridgend County Borough Council, T: 01656 643228 or E: [email protected]

Supporting people to communicate online

Free online training via Zoom with Learning Disability Wales
17 July 2020 from 10am - 12pm

This session will help you support people with a learning disability to get online and communicate online and will cover ways to communicate online; online safety and supporting someone online. | Read more and book your free place here | 

Women and Problem Gambling by GamCare

Tuesday 18 August 2020 from 9.45 - 11.45am
Thursday 20 Augst 2020 from 9.45 - 11.45am

Supporting women who experience gambling related harm, this online course is aimed at people living and working in Wales and is ideal for anyone who comes in to contact with women in a professional context.

| Book for 18 August 2020 |  | Book for 20 August 2020) |

WCVA training

Wales Council for Voluntary Action provide training for those in the third and public sector on a range of topics, including Governance, Management, Public Engagement, Co-production, Communications and Funding.

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. | Read more here |

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. The interactive e-learning programme, Learning for Living, helps carers develop greater understanding of the unique skills and knowledge they apply on a day-to-day basis in their caring role, and how they can transfer these skills to the workplace.

The aim of the e-learning programme is to boost confidence amongst unpaid carers, who regularly carry out complex tasks, manage finances and communicate in a range of situations, but often underestimate the value of these skills when job searching or looking at changing roles.

Based on a programme developed in partnership with City & Guilds, Carers UK developed this edition with the insight of carers who fed back on the content and outcomes of the learning. Welsh Government has funded Welsh translation of this free online resource and is available to unpaid carers across Wales.

 The links to the online training are here:

| 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.

Free training video on responding to unconscious casualty and recovery position for adult, child and baby

Free training video on responding to choking and CPR

Learn online with WCVA’s Learning Zone

WCVA's Learning Zone offers an accessible and easy way to learn online. The Learning Zone provides simple guidance for everything you will need including:

  • setting up your account;
  • navigating the site;
  • progressing through a course;
  • getting in the learning 'zone' - how to prepare yourself to learn online.

Visit www.learningzone.wales to get your online learning journey started.

Click on online safeguarding courses from the WCVA Learning Zone

Courses include: Introduction to Safeguarding in the Third Sector (Wales), Safer Recruitment and The Role of the Safeguarding Officer.| Read more |

3-SET online courses

Courses include: Cross-cutting themes, Effective engagement, How to put a budget together for your EU funded project; Introduction to procurement and Match funding.

WCVA's online courses are equally useful as resources for organisations to provide training to large numbers of staff or just one person at a time, and all are free to access for organisations delivering or interested in delivering European funded projects.

| Read more here |

Work with parents or families in Wales?

FREE Financial Capability Training for organisations

Talking about money isn’t always easy. However, getting children used to talking about money early can help them avoid financial issues in the future. Talk, Learn, Do (TLD) is an excellent evidence-based intervention developed by the Money Advice Service to help parents of 3-11 year olds talk to their children about money.

This half-day practical training will enable you to deliver engaging activities to help parents to teach their children to develop positive money habits. This training course provides skills for those with no financial capability training and offers new approaches for those who have already worked in this field. | Read more |

Gweithio gyda rhieni neu deuluoedd yng Nghymru?

Hyfforddiant Gallu Ariannol am ddim ar gyfer sefydliadau

Nid yw siarad am arian bob amser yn hawdd. Fodd bynnag, gall cael plant i arfer siarad am arian yn gynnar eu helpu i osgoi problemau
ariannol yn y dyfodol. Mae Siarad, Dysgu, Gwneud (SDG) yn ymyriad rhianta sy’n seiliedig ar dystiolaeth a ddatblygwyd gan y Gwasanaeth Gynghori Ariannol i helpu rhieni plant 3-11 oed i siarad â’u plentyn am arian.

Bydd yr hyfforddiant ymarferol hanner diwrnod yma yn eich galluogi i gynnal gweithgareddau difyr i helpu rhieni i addysgu eu plant i ddatblygu arferion arian cadarnhaol. Mae’r cwrs hyfforddi yma yn darparu sgiliau i’r rhai heb unrhyw hyfforddiant gallu ariannol ac yn cynnig dulliau newydd i’r rhai sydd eisoes wedi gweithio yn y maes yma. | Darllen mwy |

Barod and Drink Wise Well

Barod and Drink Wise Age Well have released their  ‘Grey Matters’ Campaign eLearning packages, which are now available to all professionals across Wales

This free training comes in two parts and aims to provide you with knowledge about Alcohol Related Brain Damage (ARBD) and how to support someone who has, or may have, ARBD.To check out a demo and to register to access the training, visit the Grey Matters Campaign page on the website.  (Please be sure to check the Terms and Conditions on the website before registering).

Welsh versions of the courses are currently in development.  If you would like to use the Welsh version once it is released, please contact [email protected] and they will enroll you when the Welsh versions are available.

British Red Cross

British Red Cross think it’s important for young people to learn vital skills. So, they are running FREE sessions to schools and colleges across the country. Find below information about their fully-funded workshops for 10–19 year olds. For primary schools, they are only able to deliver workshops to Year 6 classes. 

They offer two engaging workshops designed to help young people actively learn first aid skills and explore stigma that may affect refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.

To book a workshop for your school/group or get more information, E: [email protected] or T: 07710732841.

Level 4 Advice and Guidance QCF

The Welsh Government funded Level 4 Advice and Guidance QCF is ideal for individuals who provide information, advice and guidance to clients within a range of different settings; including within support sector organisations, charities and private organisations.

This programme is available on a fully funded basis to individuals who are in suitable job roles. On completion of the Apprenticeship
framework, learners will receive the following certificates:

  • City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Advice & Guidance;
  • Level 4 Apprenticeship in Advice & Guidance;
  • Essential Skills: Communication Level 3;
  • Essential Skills: Application of Number Level 2;
  • Essential Skills: Digital Literacy Level 2.

| Read more here |

Learning Disability Wales

Free three hour training on assessment and care planning

Learning Disability Wales has developed a three hour training session for people with a learning disability. The learning is accessible and interactive. It includes presentation, discussion, group work and a quiz. | Read more |

New Pathways - Sure for Mental Health new programme for 2020

From anxiety and stress management workshops to more SURE mental health training courses, there's something for everyone's mental health and wellbeing in their 2020 programme. | Read more here |

For further details, visit www.newpathways.org.uk

Ramblers Cymru new training programme

Ramblers Cymru has recently set up a training programme for both members and non-members to develop a wide range of outdoor related and access skills such as:

  • Basic Public Rights of Way training;
  • Basic map reading skills;
  • Leading family walks;
  • Leading a practical volunteer group.

The cost for non-members is very reasonable and usually £20 for a session. | Read more and book your place here |

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 |

FREE training courses with Drink Wise, Age Well

In their survey, one in five people over 50 drinking at risky levels have had the issue raised to them by family, friends or health staff.

Half day and full day Alcohol Awareness sessions are available to help you help someone over 50 make healthier choices about their drinking.

| Read more |

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. This originally evolved from training people in Foodbanks with the Trussell Trust where they were dealing with people who were suicidal and they didn’t know how to handle this type of contact. | Read more |

Samaritans DEAL: Developing Emotional Awareness and Listening

DEAL is a free resource for teachers and other educational professionals designed to help develop resilience in young people. DEAL includes lesson plans, activities, hand-outs, DEAL digital resources, teachers’ notes and staff training materials can all be accessed and downloaded at any time from Samaritans website. It aims to:

  • raise awareness of emotional health and the importance of recognising when you need help;
  • develop positive coping strategies;
  • reduce stigma and break down barriers around talking about emotional health;
  • develop communication skills;
  • develop supportive and help-seeking behaviour in young people.

| Read more |