On this page you will find details of training courses for you and your organisation. Simply follow the links below.


C3SC Training

Download the C3SC Training Program October to March 


Managing Risk - CANCELLED-

Thursday 10th October from 10am to 1pm

This course is for staff or volunteers of third sector organisations who want to understand how to plan systems for managing risk.

By the end of the session, you will:

  • Be aware of risks, their likely impact and the importance of proactive action
  • Understand how to introduce a risk framework using tools and techniques to assess, evaluate and manage risk

 

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Monitoring and Evaluation

Tuesday 22nd October from 10am to 1pm

The session will look at why organisations monitor and evaluate their work, who needs this information and how to create an evaluation framework to report on an organisation’s achievements.


By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what can be measured
  • Understand the different methods of measurement
  • Design a simple monitoring and evaluation system

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Wellbeing in the Workplace

Thursday 7th November from 10am to 3pm

This course will raise awareness of the importance of looking after the well-being of staff and volunteers.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Understand mental health and how poor mental health can affect well-being
  • Be aware how stigma surrounding mental health impacts on people’s wellbeing.
  • Have knowledge of tools and guidance for daily well-being management to build a work place based on positive wellbeing

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Being a Trustee

Thursday 14th November from 10am to 3pm

This course will take you through the legal responsibilities you have when you are a trustee as well as your role and the responsibilities you have towards your organisation.

By the end of the session you will:

  • Understand trustee roles and responsibilities
  • Appreciate what trustees can be liable for, and how to limit risks
  • Understand the principles of governance, the roles of specific officers, and differences between board and subcommittees
  • Know what is needed for trustee recruitment and induction

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Reporting to the Charity Commission

Tuesday 19th November from 10am to 3pm

This course is aimed at incorporated organisations that have a duty to report annually to the Charity Commission.

By the end of the session, you will:

  • Have a clear understanding of what information the charity commission requires from your organisation
  • Understand the impact that reports generated late can have
  • Be aware of systems for reporting to the charity commission

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Preparing your Organisation for Volunteers

Thursday 21st November from 10am to 3pm

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Be able to develop a volunteering policy
  • Have considered what other policies might be necessary
  • Understand key legal issues relating to volunteers
  • Identify volunteer roles and draw up volunteer task descriptions
  • Be able to assess and manage risk associated with volunteers

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Finance Management for Charities

Thursday 28th November from 10am to 3pm

An introductory course for those who wish to learn how to implement simple financial management and control techniques.

By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • Understand the concept of financial management & controls
  • Implement simple management techniques and controls
  • Produce appropriate reports for your governing body
  • Ensure your organisation works to good practice standards

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Equality and Diversity in your Workplace (Diverse Cymru) 

Tuesday 3rd December from 10am to 1pm

This session focuses on why equality and diversity matters and how to achieve it in your workplace for staff and volunteers.

By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • Understand what equality and diversity mean
  • Understand the impact of non-inclusive practice on staff & volunteers
  • Consider equality, diversity & inclusion impacts of workplace practices
  • Understand how to recruit diverse people
  • Understand how to support staff & volunteers from equality groups
  • Adapt recruitment, selection, and workplace practices to meet the needs of staff and volunteers from equality groups

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First Aid—FREE (St John Cymru-Wales) 

Wednesday 4th December from 10am to 12pm

The course covers:

  • Bleeding – Severe
  • Chest pains
  • Choking
  • Communication & care
  • Primary Survey
  • Resuscitation
  • Unconscious casualty
  • Shock

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Planning & Writing Successful Funding Bids

Tuesday 10th December from 10am to 3pm

The funding environment is becoming more competitive - it is therefore vital that your funding bids stand out from the crowd. This course will help you improve your funding bids by adopting a structured approach to planning and writing applications.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the current Welsh funding climate & its impact
  • Review your current approach of developing a bid
  • Apply new tools & techniques to give your bids a winning edge
  • Understand and meet the expectations of funders

Book online - Alternatively email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on (029) 2048 5722.


 What is Community Development?

Tuesday 14th January from 10am to 1pm

This course is suitable for activists, community groups and leaders who are working together to bring about a difference in their lives, neighbourhood or in their community of interest.

The course covers:

  • Key purposes of community development work
  • The values and principles of community development
  • Different types of communities
  • What community development workers do
  • Skills of community development work

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Volunteer Recruitment, Selection & Induction

Thursday 16th January from 10am to 4pm

Attracting a broad diversity of volunteers can be a challenge. The course will help you to plan recruitment and to think about materials and approaches that will reach the volunteers you want. It looks at different steps in the recruitment process, including ‘vetting’, interviewing, and matching volunteers to volunteer roles.

By the end of the session, you will:

  • Be familiar with methods to attract a diversity of volunteers
  • Recognise ‘selection’ as a two way process
  • Understand the use of vetting procedures including CRB checks, and recognise their limitations
  • Understand the purpose of volunteer agreements and inductions
  • Recognise potential uses and abuses of personal information
  • Recognise ways in which volunteering can be made accessible 

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Safeguarding: Organisational Implications –FREE (WCVA) 

Tuesday 21st January, 9:30am to 12:30pm

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Understand the context of safeguarding in Wales, legislation and guidance
  • Explore how to implement the policies and procedures required
  • Discuss confidentiality, reporting and referrals

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Disclosure and Barring Service Information –FREE (WCVA)

Tuesday 21st January, 1pm to 4pm

By the end of the session, you will understand:

  • How DBS checks contribute to safeguarding (what it is, what it can tell us, what it is not)
  • How to use DBS checks to make a placement/employment decision (regulated activity, risk assessment, relevant offences)
  • Best practice in response to DBS check content

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Business and Strategic Planning

Thursday 23rd January from 10am to 3pm

This course will help organisations understand the importance and benefits of long-term planning and provide them with practical resources to plan more effectively within their own organisations.

By the end of the session, you will:

  • Understand the difference between business and strategic plans
  • Understand the purpose of business and strategic plans and why every organisation needs one
  • Appreciate the benefits of the planning process
  • Be able to develop comprehensive business & strategic plans

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Skills to Participate: Community Engagement

Thursday 30th January from 10am to 3pm

Community development involves the active participation of individuals in their own community. This course will help you to consider barriers to participation and ways to overcome these.

By the end of the session, you will:

  • Consider power relationships in communities and their impact
  • Look at levels of participation in community work
  • Consider the positives and negatives of networking
  • Identify the facilitation role of community development workers

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Working with Outcomes

Thursday 6th February from 10am to 3pm

In today’s economic climate understanding and demonstrating your impact will not only help you build good working relationships with funders but can also help you improve your planning mechanisms resulting in more effective service delivery. This training course will introduce you to the steps involved in planning, managing and developing an outcomes approach to your work.

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of using an outcomes approach
  • Describe the activity, results and difference your work will make
  • Design and implement a monitoring and evaluation system for gathering and analysing information

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 Public Access Defibrillator Awareness (St John Cymru-Wales)

Wednesday 26th February from 10am to 12pm

A short awareness session covering how to access and use a public access Automated External Defibrillator and administer CPR.

The session covers:

  • Primary survey
  • Emergency call
  • Chest Pains
  • Resuscitation
  • Introduction to the use of an Automated External Defibrillator.

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Project Management

Thursday 5th March from 10am to 3pm

This course is designed to give a basic introduction into the main principles and stages and stages of managing a project. The information given in the course can be applied to small or large projects of any nature.

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Understand what makes a project successful
  • Involve your community in project planning and engage partners
  • Understand the stages of a project and their importance
  • Learn how to plan a project

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Planning & Writing Successful Funding Bids

Tuesday 10th March from 10am to 3pm

The funding environment is becoming more and more competitive, with most funders receiving thousands of requests for support each year. It is therefore vital that your funding bids stand out from the crowd. This training course will help you learn how to improve your funding bids by adopting a structured approach to the planning and writing of your future applications.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the current Welsh funding climate & its impact
  • Review your current approach of developing a bid
  • Apply new tools & techniques to give your bids a winning edge
  • Understand and meet the expectations of funders

Book online - Alternatively email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on (029) 2048 5722.


 

Price of training (unless indicated otherwise):

C3SC or CVC organisational member with annual income below £25,000: FREE

C3SC or CVC organisational member with annual income of £25,000 or above: £20 half day; £40 full day

Individual member: £20 half day; £40 full day

Non-member voluntary organisation: £40 half day; £80 full day

Statutory organisation: £60 half day; £120 full day

* C3SC charges a fee for courses delivered by an external training provider to enable us to cover our costs.

Please note: Cancellations must be made with notice of at least 5 working days to receive a refund.
We operate this policy due to only being able to provide 10 spaces per course, meaning courses book up quickly.


To book your place, please complete the online training booking form. Alternatively, call us on (029) 2048 5722 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - please have your C3SC membership number at hand when you contact us.

C3SC can also offer bespoke training. Please get in touch to find out more.

 


Safeguarding training (run by Cardiff Council)

- email SCWDP at Cardiff Council at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 029 2087 1111

Aim
Raising awareness of the issues around adults at risk of abuse, the types of abuse and the signs and symptoms, the potential for abuse, and to develop an understanding of their role and responsibilities in relation to Safeguarding issues, including the completion of VA1 ‘Referral’ form – where appropriate.
Objectives
At the end of the training participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of:
o How to recognise who may be an adult at risk of abuse and why
o How to identify why you might be concerned that an adult may have suffered or be at risk of abuse (i.e. types and signs of adult abuse)
o How to respond to a concern or disclosure of actual or alleged abuse
o How to report a concern, disclosure or allegation of abuse
Their roles and responsibilities in relation to Safeguarding and the Protection of Adults at risk of abuse (POVA) policy