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....


KESS2 MRES Scholarship: The SOLVE Study: Solving non-participation in the Cwm Taf Health Check programme

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board has been successful in gaining funding for a full time research masters placement at Cardiff Metropolitan and are looking for applicants to apply. It’s a unique opportunity which includes a scholarship to pay the full time year's fees and includes costs also. There is a short timescale for interviews and the course starts in September. Deadline: 2 September 2019. | Read more |


Cruse Bereavement Care

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

Monday 2 September 2019 - SYSHP - 52 Walter Road, Swansea SA1 5PW
Friday 18 October 2019 - Neath Port Talbot CVS - 17 Alfred Street, Neath SA11 1EF
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. 
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For further details or to book your FREE place, T: 01792 462845 or E: [email protected]


Bridgend Carers Centre

Wellbeing Peer Group starting in September
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 from 5 September to 21 November 2019 from 3 - 5pm.

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Sepsis Awareness Training (half day courses)

18 September 2019 and 4 November 2019 
Times for each date: 9.30am - 12.30pm and 1 - 4pm

Steddy Offices - Trewsfield Tondu Road, Bridgend CF31 4LH

This course will include an overview of Sepsis, identifying risk factors, recognising amber and red flags and an understanding of the management of Sepsis in community settings.

Dementia Care Training Package

Five day training at Vine Christian Life Centre - Australian Terrace, Bridgend CF31 1LY
18 and 25 September 2019, 2, 9, 16 October 2019 from 9.15am - 4.30pm
Deadline for booking: 21 August 2019

Day 1 - Overview of dementia.
Day 2 - Communication and understanding behaviour.
Day 3 - Aspects of mental and physical health.
Day 4 - Legal and ethical issues and end of life care.
Day 5 - Positive environments, meaningful interactions and "What's next?"

It is recommended that the whole package be completed as delivered on consecutive weeks. If this is not possible, Day 1 MUST be completed before attending any of the other days.

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All Wales Manual Handling Passport (two day course)

23 and 24 September 2019 from 9.30am - 3.30pm
Steddy Offices - Trewsfield Tondu Road, Bridgend CF31 4LH

For independent domiciliary and residential care providers, this course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills of moving and handling of people and inanimate objects. 

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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.

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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 |


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 |

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 |

Shelter Cymru training programme

August - 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 |


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.

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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 |