Local and regional training courses


Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP) - Terrorism awareness sessions

Friday 22 September 2017 from 9.30 - 11.30amlogo
Wednesday 4 October 2017 from 9.30 - 11.30am
Monday 9 October 2017 from 1.30 - 3.30am

Location: Level 4, Bridgend County Borough Council, Civic Offices, Bridgend

Closing date for applications:  25 August 2017

Are you aware that children, young people and adults can be open to radicalisation.  Terrorist groups try to recruit people to their cause, either in person or over the internet.  Spotting the early signs that someone is being drawn in means they can be offered help and support – helping to safeguard them and protect everyone in the borough.

WRAP is an inter-active 1.5 hour workshop

By the end of the session participants will

  • Have an awareness of the factors that can drive people towards terrorism;
  • Be able to identify who may be at risk;
  • Know where to refer concerns and what support services are available locally.

To book, contact Claire Holt, T: (01656 643228, or E:

Please note:  lunch will not be provided and parking is not available.



Empowering Communities one day courseposter

Book for a one day course in understanding The Sustainable Livelihoods Approach to community development at Interlink (6 Melin Corrwg, Upper Boat, Pontypridd, CF37 5BE) on Wednesday 28 June 2017 from 10am - 3pm.

Cost: £50 non-members (lunch provided).

To book your place contact Interlink, T: 01443 846200 or E:



Three webinars Environet running in June with Welsh Governmentlogos

See details of and booking links to three webinars Environet are running in June with Welsh Government here.


Bridgend County Borough Council course: Working Together to Safeguard Childrenlogo

Dates: 13 July OR 19 September 2017
Venue:  Hi Tide Inn, Porthcawl
Times:  9.15am - 4.30pm

Target Group: Professionals and carers who are directly involved in working with children and their family members, plus newly qualified social workers.

Closing date for applications:  15 June for 13 July 2017 OR 22 August for 19 September 2017.

At the end of this workshop participants should be able to

  • understand roles and responsibilities across agencies;

  • recognise how lessons learnt can and should influence practice;

  • have an awareness of existing and emerging legislation and procedures;

  • describe the impact of abuse on children/young people and their families.

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Please note that delegates will be charged a cancellation fee at the rate of £20 (day) for non-attendance or cancellations made within five working days of the course

Your course booking contact is:  Bridgend County Borough Council - Social Care Workforce Development Team, T: 01656 643228  or E:



WEFO workshop: Cross Cutting Themes (CCTs) and Monitoring and Evaluation

Thursday 29 June 2017 - Cardiff from 9.30am - 12pm.LOGOS
FREE to third sector organisations currently delivering or interested in delivering European funded activity.

A great opportunity to learn more from WEFO about:

• the CCTs' project level indicators;
• the CCTs in the context of the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015;
• what is monitoring and evaluation;
• why it's important, including what the data you collect is used for;
• what you need to think about, including data integrity and evaluation specification.

This will be an informal, interactive session with plenty of opportunities to ask questions. If you have suggestions for additional content, please feel free to send these through and the trainers will try to accommodate.

The workshop is open to all organisations currently delivering or with and interest in delivering a European funded project or contract.

If you would like to participate in this session complete the booking form here and return it to E:



Ketamine harm reduction training

NewLink Wales is arranging a Ketamine harm reduction course on Thursday 1 June 2017 from 9.15am - 4pm.logo

Venue: NewLink Wales, Meridian Court, North Road, Cardiff,CF14 3BE

For workers outside of Cardiff and the Vale - cost: £70.

This course examines one of Britain's most popular recreational drugs. It will look at raising awareness and take an in-depth look at harm reduction practices that can be applied. The course also explores the risks, harms and dangers associated with Ketamine use.

 All of NewLink Wales' trainers are experienced practitioners who have worked directly with individuals who misuse substances and are qualified assessors. 

Book your place on course here >>>



Book for falls awareness workshop at The Zone, Bridgendlogo

Monday 22 May 2017 from 10am - 12 noon.
The Zone, 46-48 Dunraven Place, Bridgend CF31 1JB
This workshop is free and has been funded through the Changing for the Better Large Grants Scheme.

The aim of the workshop is to discover and learn how to try to prevent a fall and what to do if you should fall.

This workshop is aimed primarily at people who have experienced deterioration in their sight or are worried about falling.

The morning will discuss things that you need to be aware of in your home and when out and about.

For more information or to book your place on this very beneficial workshop, please contact: RNIB Swansea T: 01792 776360 or email



Free workshops on death in the military

Armed Forces Covenant Grant and Cruse Bereavement Care, Morgannwg are providing free workshops on deathposter in the military with the aims of:

  • Helping and improving the understanding of anyone supporting someone who has been bereaved by a “death in service”;
  • To give an insight into the issues faced by those bereaved by a death in the Armed Forces and some of the factors that complicate the grieving process.

Meeting dates:

7 June 2017 from 9.15am -1pm - Swansea Quakers

July 6th 9.15 am-1.00 pm Bulldogs Dev. Centre, Neath

14 September 2017 from 9.15am - 1pm  - Mulligan Centre, Bridgend.

For more information or to book your free place, contact: Cruse Morgannwg, T: 01792 462845 or E:





Tŷ Elis Counselling Service Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - open day

Saturday 20 May 2017 from 10am - 2pmposter
Tŷ Elis - 14 Victoria Avenue, Porthcawl.

Tŷ Elis Counselling Service in Porthcawl is holding a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - open day for those who may be interested in pursuing a career in mental health and wellbeing counselling.

The two year part time Diploma will be delivered in Tŷ Elis from February 2018.

  • Qualify as a counsellor;
  • 100 hours of supervised practice included;
  • Course accredited by the National Counselling Society;
  • Competitively priced for affordability;
  • No formal qualifications necessary.

For further details T: 01656 786486, E: or visit



Learn online with WCVA’s Learning Zone

Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) has just launched a brand new online learning website offering a logorange of courses and resources specifically tailored for the third sector in Wales.

WCVA's Learning Zone offers an accessible and easy way to learn online. The site will host a range of standalone courses, as well as provide additional content and resources to enhance our traditional classroom based sessions.

If you're new to online learning, fear not! 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

What's on the Learning Zone right now?

Visit right now to get your online learning journey started.

Read more here >>>


Western Bay Safeguarding Children Board Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) courses

By the end of this session you should be able to:logo

  • Define Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE);
  • Identify and describe the risk indicators;
  • Recognise the grooming process;
  • Explain the process for dealing with concerns regarding a child or young person at risk of sexual exploitation.

Read more here >>>



WCVA upcoming training in 2017

logoFinancial policies
Wednesday 28 June 2017 at WCVA, Cardiff 
This course will give you the opportunity to review good practice in terms of financial policies, consider example formats and structures and discuss with others the pros and cons of existing practices. 
Read more and find out how to book your place here >>>



Are you involved in financial management for a small charity?

CFG’s Small Charities Programme provides practical finance training and resources for charities with an Advertincome of £1m or less across England and Wales, developing their knowledge and financial capabilities.

The programme delivers affordable, relevant, useful financial training and free downloadable resources, aimed at supporting small charities in different locations across England and Wales.

  • A small charity is defined as a charity whose annual income is £1million or less;
  • Each half-day session costs just £20. All money raised will go into a travel bursary fund for micro charities.

The objective is to help small charities manage their finances more effectively, enabling them to deliver better services to current and future beneficiaries.

The programme will be rolled out from January 2017 and is open to all small charities across England and Wales.

Resources, practical tools and templates are free to download from the Small Charities Programme website. Training will take place in London and regional hubs and will cover five areas, in half-day sessions.

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Discover the value of your Armed Forces experiences

Are you Ex-Armed Services? Through Recognition of Prior Learning you can gain Higher Education Credits towards qualifications...

Are you ex-armed forces and wondering what the skills and knowledge you've acquired during your career are worth back in the civilian world? Under this new scheme, ex-armed forces personnel can earn up to two thirds of an undergraduate degree and up to two thirds of a masters degree, based on the training and knowledge they have acquired whilst serving.

The scheme assesses skills and experience, and even includes those acquired without formal training. It's a great opportunity for someone who has served to find out what possibilities exist for them in the civilian world and get a head start in finding a new career.

For more information on discovering the value of your armed forces experience, click here

Free individual application process, but places allocated on a ‘first-come, first-served basis’. For more information E:



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Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) training

WCVA’s training programme is focused on the needs of third sector organisations and will help you to run your organisation more effectively and develop your own skills and knowledge - whether you are an employee or a volunteer.

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