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Do you qualify for free digital skills training?

Published : 12/04/22 | Categories: Information & support | News | Training & events |

Newid is running free digital skills training for organisations that provide advice, support and guidance to voluntary groups and charities.

As part of Newid: Digital for the third sector, we are excited to announce an upcoming programme of free digital skills training for voluntary sector membership, infrastructure and umbrella organisations.

Participants will gain skills, tools and knowledge that will enable them to better support the organisations they work with on a wide-range of digital topics. The training will include a train the trainer element to ensure that skills and knowledge can be shared within organisations and across the voluntary sector.

Training will be available in Welsh or English.


This training is aimed at staff who work for voluntary organisations that provide advice, support and guidance to other voluntary groups and charities. This includes organisations that have a network of branches.

Qualifying organisations:

  • Provide advice, guidance or training to charities and other voluntary groups, or to branches within the same organisation.
  • Work primarily with charities or voluntary groups.
  • Want to improve the level of digital advice and support they provide to the charities they work with.
  • Consider themselves an infrastructure, membership, network or umbrella organisation.

If you are unsure if your organisation qualifies please get in touch (details below).


The training will be delivered by Big Learning Company, who have 15 years of experience developing and delivering digital learning programmes across all sectors in Wales. The training will include:

  • A series of short courses delivered online by digital training specialists.
  • Accompanying online learning materials and additional course content.
  • Resources to support continued learning such as helpful ‘how to’ guides.
  • A train the trainer session.
  • Continued support and opportunities to share experiences through a pan-Wales digital network on The Knowledge Hub.

The short courses will cover a broad range of topics on digital such as:

  • Effective digital communication
  • Digital collaboration fundamentals
  • User experience design
  • Social media technologies
  • Digital problem solving
  • Creating digital processes
  • Introduction to cyber security
  • Managing digital data

Participants will gain skills, tools and knowledge that will enable them to better support the organisations they work with on a wide-range of digital topics.


The training will take place between the end of April and mid-July, the exact dates and duration will be decided based on the results of the training needs analysis. There will be approximately five half-day sessions delivered online.


  1. Register your interest in taking part in the training using this short form. The form is available in Welsh here and in English here.
  2. WCVA will contact you to confirm whether your organisation is eligible to take part in this round of training.
  3. Eligible participants for the training will be sent a link to complete the skills audit survey – this audit will inform the development and content of the training.
  4. WCVA will be in touch in the coming weeks with details of dates, durations of sessions, and how to book.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the training, please contact WCVA’s Digital and Innovation Officer, Hannah Bacon at hbacon@wcva.cymru.

Register your interest by 3 May 2022


This is a pilot training programme with limited spaces available. We aim to provide places for as many organisations as possible on this training and hope to be able to offer up to two spaces per organisation. If we are oversubscribed the number of places per organisation may be reviewed and a waiting list started based on a first come first served basis.


Newid: digital for the third sector is an exciting pilot programme of Digital skills development and support for the voluntary sector in Wales. The programme is a partnership between ProMo Cymru, Wales Co-operative Centre and WCVA, funded by Welsh Government and supported by The Centre for Digital Public Services.

You can find out about the work of all three partners by following the links below.




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