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....

Coronavirus, an advisory webinar for employers

Multiple dates available.

This free webinar will provide practical advice for employers to help manage the impact of Coronavirus in the workplace. It includes:

  • steps that can help reduce the spread of the virus;
  • effective ways of communicating with employees;
  • self-isolating, time off, sickness certification and sick pay;
  • altering working hours, shift patterns and working arrangements;
  • remote working and the use of technology 

| View more details and register your place here |

WCVA training

March - July 2020

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 |

Webinar: An Introduction to The National Assembly for Wales

WCVA training
22 April 2020
11am – 12pm – delivered through the medium of Welsh
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. | Read more in English |

Gweminar: Cyflwyniad i Gynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru

Hyfforddiant CGGC
22 Ebrill 2020
11am – 12pm – Cyflwynir drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg
2 – 3pm – Cyflwynir drwy gyfrwng y Saesneg

Dewch i wybod mwy am waith y Cynulliad a sut y gallech ddweud eich dweud am yr hyn sy’n bwysig i chi. | Darllenwch mwy yn Gymraeg |

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 |

Are you unable to apply for funding because you lack the computer skills needed?

Are your IT skills holding you and your group back?

Bridgend County Borough Council provide FREE computer courses and workshops in your area!

| 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 |