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

Webinar: Introduction to Safeguarding 

4 OCTOBER 2022
This webinar will provide attendees with a basic introduction to safeguarding policy, principles and practice in the Welsh context.

Llun: dal dwylo

Bespoke only , Governance & safeguarding

An introduction to data protection for the voluntary sector

18 OCTOBER 2022
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 (Welsh)

10, 17 & 24 NOVEMBER 2022
This course is for anybody who has responsibility for developing and managing projects as part of their everyday work.

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Training skills

Training skills

5, 6 & 18 OCTOBER 2022
Where the trainee becomes the trainer – learn the skills to plan, prepare and deliver great training sessions

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

Bespoke only , Leadership & management

Project management (English)

15, 22 & 29 SEPTEMBER 2022
This course is for anybody who has responsibility for developing and managing projects as part of their everyday work.

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Bespoke only , Governance & safeguarding

Role of the safeguarding officer

21 & 28 SEPTEMBER 2022
To give a briefing to safeguarding officers (safeguarding leads or trustees, champions, designated person etc.)

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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

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

Governance & safeguarding

Risk management

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

Llun: Cyfarfod staff

Governance & safeguarding

Bilingualism at work

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

9 & 14 JUNE 2022
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

27 SEPTEMBER & 11 OCTOBER 2022
What is the best way to protect your organisation from fraud, loss, or misuse of funds? Learn how to defend yourselves against poor financial practise on our financial safeguards course.

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Bespoke only , Governance & safeguarding

Charity financial management – Managing costs & budgets

Learn how to cost your services and increase your likelihood of gaining funding.

Charity financial management – Managing costs & budgets

Bespoke only , Impact & evaluation

Managing your time effectively

To enable you to better plan an engagement strategy for your organisation.

Arglwyddes yn edrych ar oriawr

Bespoke only , Communications

Designing and delivering engaging presentations

Make your presentations matter – learn how to design and deliver dynamic presentations with ease.

Dyn yn sefyll o flaen cynulleidfa yn cyflwyno

Bespoke only , Impact & evaluation

A ‘Theory of Change’ approach to evaluation

How developing a theory of change can support your organisation to measure and evaluate impact.

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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

Measure your impact using the key principles of evaluation.

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Bespoke only , Communications , Public engagement

Writing for the web and driving traffic to your website

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

Funding

Planning and writing successful funding bids

The course will help you put together a stronger case for funding.

Llun: trafodaeth

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

Communications

Co-production essentials

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

Llun: Gwaith tîm

Governance & safeguarding

Safeguarding for trustees and board members

16 NOVEMBER 2022
An introduction to Safeguarding for trustees and board members

Llun: Diogelu

Bespoke only , Communications

Dealing with difficult conversations

Skills and techniques for establishing boundaries and managing conflict.

Dealing with difficult conversations

Bespoke only , Leadership & management

Support, supervision and appraisal

15 & 22 NOVEMBER 2022
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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Governance & safeguarding

Beyond the basics – Strengthening your charity’s governance

27 OCTOBER 2022
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

Bespoke only , Leadership & management

Recruitment and induction

If you’re new to recruitment or you want to refresh your skills and pick up ideas and tips for remote recruitment, then this course is for you.

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Bespoke only , Public engagement

Setting up and refreshing networks

Team work makes the dream work – learn how to establish a mutually beneficial network or re-energise one that’s lost its buzz.

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Bespoke only , Funding

Introduction to developing a fundraising strategy

To give participants the confidence to develop a fundraising strategy for their organisation.

Introduction to developing a fundraising strategy

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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Governance & safeguarding

Trustee recruitment masterclasses

To help you identify which kinds of trustees would support the development of your charity and how to recruit them.

Trustee recruitment masterclasses

Bespoke only , Communications

The ultimate DIY PR toolkit for charities

An interactive workshop designed to help you deliver more effective PR results for your charity.

The ultimate DIY PR toolkit for charities

Bespoke only , Public engagement

Running a participative Focus Group

The course aims to equip participants with the knowledge, techniques, and confidence to design and run a participative focus group.

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Bespoke only , Public engagement

Co-production in practice

An introduction to the concept of co-production and how it can be used to design and deliver public services.

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Bespoke only

Action Learning Sets

Learn the principles and practical skills needed to set up, develop and facilitate action learning sets.

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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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Bespoke only , Public engagement

Working in partnership for better outcomes

Share the load by developing and improving new or existing partnerships to make your work go further.

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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

Time management for the voluntary sector

This course will equip you with the tools and techniques for getting the most out of your time.

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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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Funding

Introduction to fundraising through trusts and foundations

Strengthen your charity’s fundraising by making effective bids to trusts and foundations

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Funding

Introduction to full cost recovery

Understand and calculate the true costs of running an organisation

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Bespoke only , Communications

Note taking at participative events

Explore how to record data from events effectively and accurately

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Communications

Engaging online

Connect with your online audience and create innovative content to meet their needs

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