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....


Shelter Cymru training programme

October - November 2019

Shelter Cymru is offering a wide range of training courses throughout Wales providing delegates with a head start in policy and practice or simply brushing up on current skills.
| Read more and book your place here |


Bridgend Carers Centre

Wellbeing Peer Group
Struggling with your feelings? Are your thoughts getting you down? Is your wellbeing not so well? Bridgend Carers Centre is hosting a 12 week course for carers with mental health queries, carers who may need support and those who might be struggling with their own wellbeing.

The course is being held at Nolton Church Hall - Merthyr Mawr Road, Bridgend, CF31 3NH every Thursday to 21 November 2019 from 3 - 5pm.

| Read more |


Management Development training

21 October 2019 from 9.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30 - 4.30pm
Fairways Hotel, Porthcawl

This programme has been developed to support managers to develop their leadership and management skills to support effective people, resource and change management. The delivery will combine action learning, short teaching sessions and facilitative conversations.

| Read more |   | Download booking form |


Improving communication through touch with children and adults who have additional learning needs

Learning Disability Wales training
24 October 2019 - Cardiff

This course addresses the importance and progressiveness of working with Touch as a way of communicating understanding, safety and respite from a foundation of affection and sensitive caring to those who have additional learning needs including autism.

During this one day experience you will learn the neuroscience behind the importance of affective touch in terms of how the individual adapts to the environment / the child’s psychological development / motor, cognitive and affective development / the development of language and of healthy behaviour and appropriate socialisation.
| Read more and book your place here |


Charity financial management - Financial Safeguards

24 October 2019, Cardiff - Delivered through the medium of English

What is the best way to protect your organisation from fraud, loss or misuse of funds? Learn how to defend yourselves against poor financial practise on WCVA's financial safeguards course. | Read more and book your place here | 


Webinar: An Introduction to The National Assembly for Wales 

25 October 2019 from 2 - 3pm
Delivered through the medium of English

Find out more about the work of the Assembly and how you can have your say on the things that matter to you. This webinar is an introduction to the work of the National Assembly for Wales as the democratically elected body responsible for representing the interests of Wales and its people, make laws for Wales and hold the Welsh Government to account.

The session will cover the role of Assembly Members, the electoral system in Wales and what matters are devolved, as well as an opportunity to find out more about how you can get involved. | Read more and book your place here |


An introduction to GDPR for the third sector

6 November 2019 from 9.45am - 1pm
WCVA, Cardiff

Delivered through the medium of English, this half day course will provide you with key information about the new General Data Protection Regulation, ensuring your organisation can comply with this important new set of laws.

This course is intended for all staff who handle personal data as part of their day to day role, for data protection leads, and for anyone with a general interest in the changes introduced by the new data protection regime.
| Read more and book your place here | 


Management Development training

8 November 2019 from 9.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30 - 4.30pm
Fairways Hotel, Porthcawl

This programme has been developed to support managers to develop their leadership and management skills to support effective people, resource and change management. The delivery will combine action learning, short teaching sessions and facilitative conversations.

| Read more |    | Download booking form |


Cruse Bereavement Care

Bereavement, loss and dementia CPD training from 9.30am - 4pm

Friday 8 November 2019 - SYSHP - 52 Walter Road, Swansea, SA1 5PW
Friday 17 January 2020 - Neath Port Talbot CVS - 17 Alfred Street, Neath, SA11 1EF

Cruse Bereavement Care is providing a FREE six hour CPD training session about bereavement, loss and dementia, supporting people with dementia and those close to them through the grieving process. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. 
| Read more |

For further details or to book your FREE place, T: 01792 462845 or E: [email protected]


Webinar: Using Welsh on social media

12 November 2019 from 11am - 12pm
Delivered through the medium of Welsh

An overview of the Welsh Language Commissioner’s social media guidelines, and examples of good practice.Do you use social media in your work in Wales? Do you use Welsh on your social media feeds? Perhaps you're unsure how to do so. The purpose of this webinar is to present some basic principles, and share examples of good practice from others in the sector. It will consider some common questions, and offer some practical ideas on ways to increase your use of Welsh on social media.  | Read more and book your place here | 


Introduction to Positive Behavioural Support (Cardiff)

Learning Disability Wales training
21 November 2019
Cardiff

This one day course will provide participants with an introduction to Positive Behavioural Support; an evidence based approach to improving well-being and reducing challenging behaviour with people with a learning disability and other vulnerable groups. | Read more and book your place here |  


Making information easy to read and understand: level 1 (Cardiff)

Learning Disability Wales training
26 November 2019
Cardiff

This one day course will help you make information easier to read and understand for people with a learning disability. After the course you will be able to: use clear words, sentences and grammar; work out the relevant information to be included in an easy read document; use pictures and images to make information clear; structure documents so they are easy to follow and get going straightaway making accessible documents.

This course is designed for anyone who writes and produces written information that needs to be clearly understood, especially by people with a learning disability.
| Read more and book your place here |  


Workplace Well-being (Swansea)

Learning Disability Wales Training
5 December 2019
Swansea

According to research more than a third of the workplace population are experiencing mental health issues such as depression, stress or anxiety. More employers and managers are recognising the need to invest in training to help their staff and organisation understand mental health better and how to make the workplace more mentally healthy. This training will give staff and managers a better understanding of a range of mental health issues and how they impact the workplace.
| Read more and book your place here |  


Working with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities Training Day by The Romani Cultural and Arts Company

Tuesday 17 December 2019 from 9.30am - 5pm
First Space Chapter Arts Centre, Market Rd, Cardiff CF5 1QE

This course is suitable for anyone interested in ensuring that their services are inclusive and accessible for the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, in meeting the needs of ‘hard-to-reach’ communities, and in addressing the intersection of ethnicity, race, class, gender and inequalities.
| Read more and book your place here |  


Introduction to Full Cost Recovery

17 June 2020, Merthyr Tydfil -  Delivered bilingually

Full Cost Recovery is a method of cost allocation which ensures all overheads are included in your budgets when you apply for project funding or bid for services. This half day workshop will equip participants with an understanding of Full Cost Recovery as well as introducing the different tools and techniques needed to identify and analyse their organisations' full costs for a specific project.
| Read more and book your place here |


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 |

Learning Disability Wales' training programme 2019 -2020

All their courses will be held in North and South Wales. They have a range of courses for people in the public, voluntary and private sectors and are designed for people with a learning disability and their parents and carers.

Topics include:

  • Making Information Easy to Read and Understand Level 1 & Level 2;
  • Personal relationships and sexuality;
  • Improving communication through touch with children and adults who have additional learning needs;
  • Workplace Well-being;
  • Introduction to Positive Behavioural Support;
  • Depression anxiety and people with a learning disability.

| Read more |


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 |


Free IT courses and workshops

Call in to one of Adult Community Learning's informal drop-in sessions below, to get free help, advice and support using your PC, tablet, laptop or any other technology. Whether you are a complete novice or have a specific query, IT experts will be able to help you. You can even sign up for free learndirect IT courses which give you flexibility to study and learn new skills at your own pace.

Mondays:
Pencoed Library - am
Tŷ Ardd Reference Library, Bridgend - pm

Tuesdays:
Sarn life Long Learning Centre and Maesteg Sports Centre - am
Aberkenfig Library - pm

Wednesdays:
Pyle Lfe Centre - am
Ogmore Valley Life Centre - pm

Thursdays:
Mulligan Community Shop, Bridgend town centre - am
Y Centre, John Street, Porthcawl - pm

Fridays: Bryncethin Community Centre from 10am - 12pm

For further details, T: 01656 642729, E: [email protected] or visit www.brigend.gov.uk/adultlearning


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 |