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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Impact & evaluation

Catalyst: Innovation tools and techniques

13 MARCH 2024
This interactive one-day course aims to provide you with a range of tools and techniques from the world of innovation and creative thinking, assisting you to map strengths, problem solve, and find fresh ideas.

dyn yn gwenu wrth weithio ar liniadur

Communications

Work more efficiently with Digital tools and technology

6 MARCH 2024
This half day course will give you an understanding of how digital tools can streamline your work, save you time and support you with managing projects.

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Communications

Digital communication and collaboration

29 FEBRUARY 2024
This half-day course will explore approaches and tools to improve communication and collaboration in the workplace. You will develop the essential skills for effective collaboration within virtual environments, fostering more efficient teamwork and communication in the digital workplace.

Llun: cyfarfod tîm

Bespoke only , Funding

Planning and writing successful funding bids

5 & 12 MARCH 2024
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

27 FEBRUARY 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

6 OR 21 FEBRUARY 2024
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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Bespoke only , Training skills

Catalyst: How to make your organisation more innovative

22 FEBRUARY 2024
This session for heritage organisations or projects will guide you through the different types of innovation and how they relate to your organisation’s purpose and aims.

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Public engagement

Co-production essentials

22 FEBRUARY 2024
An introduction to the what, when and why of co-production.

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Bespoke only , Leadership & management

Confident recruitment and selection

28 FEBRUARY 2024
Getting staff recruitment right by being efficient and effective is essential to organisations.

Recruitment

Bespoke only , Leadership & management

Project management (English)

7, 14 & 21 MARCH 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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Bespoke only , Public engagement

Public engagement: theory and practice

6, 7 FEBRUARY & 5 MARCH 2024
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

6 & 13 MARCH 2024
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

21, 22 FEBRUARY & 13 MARCH 2024
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

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! Delivered through the medium of English Webinar aim To provide a summary of the latest updates and changes in charity law and governance and how they could affect your organisation. Content Good governance is essential to the resilience and success of voluntary organisations, but it can be difficult to stay …

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Governance & safeguarding

Bilingualism at work

New course dates coming soon! Delivered through the medium of English and Welsh Aims 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. It will provide you with information, research and practical advice to aid in planning for increasing your organisation’s …

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Communications , Public engagement

Welshifying your social media

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! Delivered through the medium of English Aims To develop skills in creating and delivering presentations that will make a difference. Content We’ve all sat through a meeting where we’re sent to sleep by slide after slide, with no attempt to engage or intrigue. But if you really want to get …

Dyn yn sefyll o flaen cynulleidfa yn cyflwyno

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

An Introduction to good governance

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

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

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

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

Safeguarding good practice for staff, volunteers and trustees.

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Governance & safeguarding

Role of the safeguarding officer

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 , Governance & safeguarding

Charity financial management – Financial safeguards

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

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

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 , Governance & safeguarding

Strengthening governance and leadership for trustees

20 FEBRUARY 2024
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  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

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  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

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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