We provide bespoke training which offers a flexible and cost-effective way to meet your organisation’s and individual learning needs. Our fees include the support, set up and delivery of the course. Training can be delivered as a half day, full day or several days.

Our courses are fun, participative and take place in a relaxed learning environment, they can provide you and your organisation with the skills needed to provide an excellent service. We recognise that people learn in different ways; in our training programme you will find a variety of short courses, workshops, accredited learning and webinars, which can be delivered online or in person. All of our training is led by experts in their field who are committed to the values of the voluntary sector in Wales.

We work with you to plan and customise the course. We recommend filling the course to bring down the cost per head. What about inviting other organisations to attend – building partnership relationships and making it cost effective for everyone?

Please complete our bespoke training request form and a member of our team will be in touch. For any other enquiries please email training@wcva.cymru or telephone 0300 111 0124.

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Governance & safeguarding

Safeguarding training for Group B practitioners

9 MAY 2024
Safeguarding blended learning for Group B practitioners working in any setting or with any age group (generic).
All learners must have completed the Group A module within 3 years of joining this training.

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Governance & safeguarding

Bilingualism at work

New course dates coming soon
This FREE session, run by the Welsh Language Commissioner’s Hybu Team, will enable you to develop your organisation’s use of the Welsh language.

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Public engagement

Catalyst Cymru: The art of inspiring storytelling

16 MAY 2024
This interactive session will give you a jump-start to creating powerful messaging for your organisation.

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Bespoke only , Leadership & management

Project management (English)

17, 24 SEPTEMBER & 1 OCTOBER 2024
This course will provide you with practical project management skills and knowledge so you can plan and deliver projects that successfully meet your project outcomes.

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Public engagement

Effective facilitation skills

18, 19 SEPTEMBER & 15 OCTOBER 2024
Gain knowledge, skills and confidence to prepare and facilitate participative sessions

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Bespoke only , Leadership & management

Support, supervision and appraisal

6 & 13 JUNE 2024
This online course will give you the opportunity to develop your management skills and confidence in managing individuals and the staff team.   

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Bespoke only , Funding

Planning and writing successful funding bids

New course dates coming soon
The course will help you put together a stronger case for funding.

Llun: trafodaeth

Bespoke only , Governance & safeguarding

An introduction to data protection for the voluntary sector

18 JUNE 2024
This half day course will provide you with key information about UK Data Protection legislation including the EU & UK GDPR, providing you with an awareness of data protection and its impact on your role.

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Communications

Cyber security awareness training

When it comes to protecting your organisation from cyber-crime, your people can be your biggest asset, and with cyber security awareness training they can become highly effective barriers to cyber-crime.

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Public engagement

Co-production essentials

New course dates coming soon
An introduction to the what, when and why of co-production.

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Bespoke only , Leadership & management

Confident recruitment and selection

New course dates coming soon
Getting staff recruitment right by being efficient and effective is essential to organisations.

Recruitment

Bespoke only , Public engagement

Public engagement: theory and practice

New course dates coming soon
Our accredited course provides you with a greater awareness and understanding of the theory and practice of engagement.

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Bespoke only , Communications , Public engagement

Writing for the web and driving traffic to your website

New course dates coming soon
Create engaging, media-rich content to deliver the best results for your organisation.

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Bespoke only , Communications

Social media for the voluntary sector

New course dates coming soon
Explore how your charity or community group can use social media more effectively to influence and engage with your audience.

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Bespoke only , Training skills

Training skills

New course dates coming soon
To provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to plan, prepare and deliver training sessions. 

Llun: Taflunydd gyda phobl yn ysgrifennu ar y bwrdd gwyn yn y cefndir

Bespoke only , Governance & safeguarding

Beyond the basics – Strengthening your charity’s governance

New course dates coming soon
This 3-hour workshop is for people who want to ‘level up’ their charity’s governance and set high standards for their board or management committee.

Llun: Cyfarfod â chydweithwyr

Governance & safeguarding

Webinar: Charity governance update

New course dates coming soon
To provide a summary of the latest updates and changes in charity law and governance and how they could affect your organisation.

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Communications , Public engagement

Welshifying your social media

18 & 25 JUNE 2024
Learn how to create catchy and effective content bilingually on social media.

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Bespoke only , Communications

Designing and delivering engaging presentations

New course dates coming soon
To develop skills in creating and delivering presentations that will make a difference.

Dyn yn sefyll o flaen cynulleidfa yn cyflwyno

Bespoke only , Governance & safeguarding

An Introduction to good governance

New course dates coming soon
This 3-hour workshop is for people who want to increase their knowledge, skills and confidence in charity governance.  

Llun: cyfarfod llywodraethu

Bespoke only , Governance & safeguarding

An introduction to data protection for the voluntary sector (Welsh)

New course dates coming soon
This half day course will provide you with key information about UK Data Protection legislation including the EU & UK GDPR, providing you with an awareness of data protection and its impact on your role.

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Bespoke only , Communications

Marketing your services

New course dates coming soon
Learn how to get your message across to the right people in the most effective way.

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Funding

Fundraising for small charities

The aim of this course is to provide charities with the knowledge and skills required to be able to implement new income streams so as to generate additional unrestricted funding.

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Bespoke only , Governance & safeguarding

Risk management

New course dates coming soon
The aim of the course is to enhance people’s ability to identify, assess and manage organisational risk.

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Bespoke only , Governance & safeguarding

Introduction to safeguarding in the voluntary sector

New course dates coming soon
Safeguarding good practice for staff, volunteers and trustees.

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Governance & safeguarding

Role of the safeguarding officer

New course dates coming soon
To provide in-depth training to safeguarding officers, safeguarding leads or designated safeguarding person within the organisation.

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Bespoke only , Leadership & management

Project management (Welsh)

New course dates coming soon
This course will provide you with practical project management skills and knowledge so you can plan and deliver projects that successfully meet your project outcomes.

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Bespoke only , Governance & safeguarding

Charity financial management – Financial safeguards

New course dates coming soon
This course provides an overview of the responsibilities held by managers or trustees with specific involvement in voluntary sector financial administration and how to protect your organisation from financial loss or misuse.

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Bespoke only , Governance & safeguarding

Charity financial management – Managing costs & budgets

New course dates coming soon
This training course will enable you to cost the services provided by your organisation, and to produce and monitor budgets and cash flows.

Charity financial management – Managing costs & budgets

Bespoke only , Impact & evaluation

Managing your time effectively

New course dates coming soon
To help participants to manage their time more effectively.

Arglwyddes yn edrych ar oriawr

Bespoke only , Impact & evaluation

A ‘Theory of Change’ approach to evaluation

New course dates coming soon
To help you better understand the Theory of Change approach to evaluation and to apply the Theory of Change approach to your own purposes.

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Bespoke only , Public engagement

Planning your engagement strategy

New course dates coming soon
Make sure you’re engaging as effectively as possible – learn how to develop a strategy for engagement.

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Bespoke only , Impact & evaluation

Evaluating and monitoring outcomes

New course dates coming soon
To enable you to gain a greater understanding of evaluating and monitoring outcomes and help you better evaluate your work.

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Bespoke only , Governance & safeguarding

Strengthening governance and leadership for trustees

New course dates coming soon
This online course will take you through a range of leadership and governance principles, based on the Charity Governance Code.

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Governance & safeguarding

Safeguarding for trustees and board members

New course dates coming soon
To improve knowledge and skills in the area of safeguarding and develop strategic thinking around safeguarding for your organisation.

Llun: Diogelu

Bespoke only , Communications

Dealing with difficult conversations

New course dates coming soon
To equip you with the skills and techniques needed to deal with difficult conversations.

Dealing with difficult conversations

Bespoke only , Funding

Introduction to developing a fundraising strategy

New course dates coming soon
To give participants the confidence to develop a fundraising strategy for their organisation.

Introduction to developing a fundraising strategy

Bespoke only , Leadership & management

Voluntary sector leadership for future generations

New course dates coming soon
Build upon your existing skills to become a more innovative and resilient leader.

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