Local and regional training courses


Charity Financial Management - costings and budgets course in Cardiff 11 May

Date: 11 May 2017, Cardifflogo
Cost: £85 per person (includes buffet lunch and certification)

Charities and voluntary organisations compete with each other for income and need to demonstrate cost effectiveness and realism in grant bids.  Learn how to cost your services in full and increase the likelihood of gaining sufficient funding. 

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • define the term “cost” and classify costs into fixed or variable costs and direct or indirect costs;

  • describe absorption based costing, activity based costing and marginal costing methods for dealing with overheads;

  • understand the principles of effective budget preparation;

  • explain how to allocate and apportion costs to Charities SORP headings within the accounts;

  • construct a simple cash flow forecast.

For further details and to book your place, contact Shirley David, T: 01646 651655 or visit



AVP 'Managing Conflict' workshop (Level 1)

posterBridgend Meeting House, 87 Park Street, Bridgend, CF31 4AZ
Friday 12 - Saturday 14 May 2017

Three day commitment to a non-residential weekend workshop:
Friday: 6.30 - 9pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Do you wish you could resolve disputes peacefully with family, neighbours or co-workers?In this fun, interactive workshop, you will make friends with conflict as you explore the causes of violence and support the spread of peace in our lives. You will connect with others, laugh, share, and learn how to build healthy relationships in your homes, workplaces and communities.

The program is run by a team of experienced facilitators who lead workshops at non-profit groups, organisations, and prisons in Wales.

Space is limited to 15 places.

Weekend workshop fees are £10 (unwaged); £50 (low income waged/tax credits); £95 (full time waged). However, no one will be turned away for inability to pay.

To book your place, T: 07716 127099, E: or visit



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.

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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.

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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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