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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Funding

Webinar: Legacy Fundraising

15 FEBRUARY 2023
Why is legacy giving growing and how can it benefit your charity.

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Governance & safeguarding

Masterclass Course: How to recruit diverse board members

This Masterclass course, comprising of five one- hour sessions is being delivered by Getting on Board, a national charity committed to changing the face of board membership

Masterclass Course:  How to recruit diverse board members

Governance & safeguarding

How to recruit diverse board members – an overview of board recruitment

Introductory webinar to recruiting diverse board members, including top recruitment tips.

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Impact & evaluation

Measuring social impact: How to quantify your organisation’s impact

1 & 15 February 2023 | 9.30 am – 4  pm Delivered through the medium of English The programme will take place online using zoom Aim Take two days and learn how to measure your organisation’s social impact, planning for the future difference you want to make. The programme will be split in two, exploring measuring …

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Bespoke only , Communications

Designing and delivering engaging presentations

1 & 8 MARCH 2023
Make your presentations matter – learn how to design and deliver dynamic presentations with ease.

Dyn yn sefyll o flaen cynulleidfa yn cyflwyno

Bespoke only , Governance & safeguarding

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

16 MARCH 2023
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 , Leadership & management

Project management (English)

7, 14 & 21 MARCH 2023
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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Communications , Public engagement

Welshifying your social media

9 & 16 MARCH 2023
Learn how to create catchy and effective content bilingually on social media.

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Communications

Co-production essentials

14 FEBRUARY 2023
An introduction to the what, when and why of co-production.

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Bespoke only , Funding

Planning and writing successful funding bids

9 & 16 FEBRUARY 2023
The course will help you put together a stronger case for funding.

Llun: trafodaeth

Bespoke only , Governance & safeguarding

Risk management

30 MARCH 2023
The aim of the course is to enhance people’s ability to identify, assess and manage organisational risk.

Llun: Cyfarfod staff

Bespoke only , Governance & safeguarding

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

7 FEBRUARY 2023
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 , Governance & safeguarding

Introduction to safeguarding in the voluntary sector

1 FEBRUARY 2023
Safeguarding good practice for staff, volunteers and trustees.

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Bespoke only , Governance & safeguarding

Role of the safeguarding officer

7 & 15 MARCH 2023
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)

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 , Training skills

Training skills

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

An Introduction to good governance

New course dates coming soon Delivered through the medium of English  Aim   This 3-hour workshop is for people who want to increase their knowledge, skills and confidence in charity governance.   Content  Good governance is essential to the resilience and success of your charity. This interactive online course will introduce you to the principles of good governance based on the Charity Governance Code and Charity Commission guidance.   It …

Llun: cyfarfod llywodraethu

Governance & safeguarding

Bilingualism at work

25 JANUARY 2023 (Welsh) & 31 JANUARY 2023 (English)
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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Bespoke only , Communications

Social media for the voluntary sector

Build your online brand by learning to use social media as a tool for engagement

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Bespoke only , Governance & safeguarding

Charity financial management – Financial safeguards

New course dates coming soon  Delivered through the medium of English Aims 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. Content How confident are you that your financial controls and policies …

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Bespoke only , Governance & safeguarding

Charity financial management – Managing costs & budgets

8 & 22 MARCH 2023
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  Delivered through the medium of English Aim   To help participants to manage their time more effectively. Content   In this half day online session, we will explore the following:  Your personal approach to managing time  Creating the right environment  Prioritisation  Balancing planned work and unexpected demands  The dreaded emails  Learning outcomes By …

Arglwyddes yn edrych ar oriawr

Bespoke only , Impact & evaluation

A ‘Theory of Change’ approach to evaluation

New course dates coming soon  Delivered through the medium of English Aim To help you better understand the Theory of Change approach to evaluation and to apply the Theory of Change approach to your own purposes. Content The theory of change approach is a way of planning the outcomes of a project – but it …

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Bespoke only , Public engagement

Planning your engagement strategy

2 MARCH 2023
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  Delivered through the medium of English Aim To enable you to gain a greater understanding of evaluating and monitoring outcomes and help you better evaluate your work. Content Whether it’s for a specific project or your daily work, evaluating and monitoring is crucial to understanding your success, improving your practices, …

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Bespoke only , Communications , Public engagement

Writing for the web and driving traffic to your website

9 & 16 MARCH 2023
Create engaging, media-rich content to deliver the best results for your organisation.

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Bespoke only , Communications

Marketing your services

Learn how to get your message across to the right people in the most effective way.

Marketing your services

Bespoke only , Governance & safeguarding

Strengthening governance and leadership for trustees

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

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Communications

Co-production foundation

Covers both co-production theory and practice: the what, when, why, and how of this highly effective approach to public services.

Llun: cyfarfod tîm

Governance & safeguarding

Safeguarding for trustees and board members

New course dates coming soon  Delivered through the medium of English Aim  To improve knowledge and skills in the area of safeguarding and develop strategic thinking around safeguarding for your organisation. To outline the role of trustees & board members in safeguarding and the responsibilities placed upon them by various regulators and legislation.  Content  This …

Llun: Diogelu

Bespoke only , Communications

Dealing with difficult conversations

New course dates coming soon  Delivered through the medium of English Aims To equip you with the skills and techniques needed to deal with difficult conversations. Content Do you struggle with difficult conversations as part of your job? Whether you’re a support worker or interacting with members of the public employees and volunteers in the …

Dealing with difficult conversations

Bespoke only , Leadership & management

Support, supervision and appraisal

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 , Governance & safeguarding

Beyond the basics – Strengthening your charity’s governance

New course dates coming soon  Delivered through the medium of English  Aim   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.   Content  Good governance is essential to the resilience and success of a charity. Based on the principles of the Charity Governance Code, this practical, interactive online course will take …

Llun: Cyfarfod â chydweithwyr

Bespoke only , Funding

Introduction to developing a fundraising strategy

New course dates coming soon  Delivered through the medium of English Aim To give participants the confidence to develop a fundraising strategy for their organisation. Content Over two online sessions, this course will review what should be included in a fundraising strategy for a voluntary organisation. Organisations of any size and income can develop a …

Introduction to developing a fundraising strategy

Bespoke only , Public engagement

Public engagement: theory and practice

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

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Public engagement

Effective facilitation skills

Gain knowledge, skills and confidence to prepare and facilitate participative sessions

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Bespoke only , Leadership & management

Voluntary sector leadership for future generations

Build upon your existing skills to become a more innovative and resilient leader.

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