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

Gift Aid Registration  NEW
Tuesday 23rd May 2017 from 9.30am to 1.30pm

This course aims to provide practical information for participants so that you are able to understand the benefits of income your organisation could generate from Gift Aid and how to go about registering for, and claiming, Gift Aid on donations.

Gift Aid enables charities to reclaim the tax paid on donations from individuals – for every pound your organisation is given you can claim an additional 25 pence from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). By building this option into your fundraising strategy you can generate higher levels of unrestricted funding for your organisation. This workshop will look at the process of registering for, and claiming, Gift Aid in five simple steps, and it will also cover recent changes.

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Venue: C3SC offices, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay CF10 5FH

 

Introduction to Volunteering
Thursday 25th May 2017 from 10am to 4pm

Are we clear about what we mean by volunteering... what kind of activities do or don’t constitute volunteering and where are the boundaries? The course explores what motivates people to get involved as volunteers and how organisations can benefit. Volunteers may be unpaid but don’t come ‘free’ and some of the cost implications of a volunteer programme are considered.

This course will:

  • understand the nature and scope of volunteering and how it differs from paid work
  • recognise how and why organisations involve volunteers in their work
  • appreciate the resource implications of involving volunteers

Ideal for: those responsible for the management of volunteers and volunteer programmes in Wales.

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Venue: C3SC offices, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay CF10 5FH

 

First Aid -  Emergency Life Support  FULLY BOOKED 
Wednesday 31st May 2017 from 9.30am to 1.45pm FREE for everyone 

Delivered in partnership with St John’s Ambulance.

The course covers:

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

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Venue: C3SC offices, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay CF10 5FH

 

Planning an Event   FULLY BOOKED
Tuesday 6th June 2017 from 10am to 4pm FREE for everyone

This session aims to prepare you to be confident in organising a small scale community event from initial planning through to implementation and evaluation.

By attending this course, you will be able to:
• Outline and discuss the key stages of the event management process
• Prepare a feasibility study and action plan for your event
• Understand the significance of security and safety issues in event operations
• Demonstrate the ability to propose, plan and theoretically produce an event
• Evaluate an event

This course is delivered in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University Widening Access. Cardiff Met prioritises those living and working in Community First areas, carers and care leavers and those who are financially disadvantaged.

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Venue: C3SC offices, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay CF10 5FH

 

Making Assets Work
Wednesday 7th June 2017 from 10am to 4pm

This course is suitable for experienced fundraisers, senior managers or trustees wishing to gain an insight into asset based development and how it can assist their organisation to become financially sustainable. It is increasingly becoming recognised that the community management and ownership of assets can create vibrant and sustainable communities but asset-based development might not be for everyone.

It is not just about the process of developing an asset; it is also concerned with the management of the asset on a day-to-day basis and developing the asset to generate sufficient income to become sustainable.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • understand the advantages and disadvantages of asset-based development
  • decide if asset-based development is an option
  • appreciate the skills required to develop, manage and ensure the long-term sustainability of such ventures
  • explore sources of funding and finance for assets

Ideal for: staff and Board members of frontline voluntary and community organisations with a responsibility for strategic direction and fundraising. The course is suitable for experienced fundraisers wishing to gain an insight into asset-based development and how it can assist their organisation to become financially sustainable.

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Venue: C3SC offices, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay CF10 5FH

 

Chairing Skills
Tuesday 13th June 2017 from 9.30am to 1.30pm

Meetings are one of the key ways in which the work of a voluntary organisation is progressed, so ensuring they are chaired efficiently and professionally is really important. This course will help you to understand how to plan and run effective meetings, whether you are a volunteer or a paid worker.

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

  • identify the role of the chair and consider the knowledge and skills required
  • understand the preparation and planning needed for success
  • identify tools to work towards a successful meeting

Ideal for: individuals who are new to the role of the Chair, or existing Chairs who want to refresh their knowledge.

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Venue: C3SC offices, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay CF10 5FH

 

Accounting Basics
Thursday 15th June 2017 from 10am to 4pm

This is an introductory course for those who wish to learn about setting up simple financial systems within a third sector organisation. This is an interactive course which will give participants the opportunity to work through practical examples and ask questions relating to implementation within their own organisation.

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

  • understand basic accounting terms and concepts
  • set up and maintain a simple bookkeeping system
  • establish a petty cash system
  • use the system to produce basic financial reports
  • understand the legal requirements for reporting in relation to their organisation

Ideal for: This course is for those who either have little or no experience of bookkeeping within an organisation, or who wish to refresh their skills and knowledge

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Venue: C3SC offices, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay CF10 5FH

 

First Aid -  Emergency Life Support  FULLY BOOKED
Tuesday 20th June 2017 from 9.30am to 1.45pm FREE for everyone 

Delivered in partnership with St John’s Ambulance.

The course covers:

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

Book online

Venue: C3SC offices, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay CF10 5FH

 

Planning and Writing Successful Funding Bids  FULLY BOOKED
Thursday 22nd June 2017 from 10am to 4pm

The funding environment is becoming more and more competitive with most funders receiving thou-sands 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 funding climate in Wales and its impact on funders
  • review your current approach of developing a bid
  • apply new tools and techniques to give their bids a winning ‘edge’
  • understand and meet the expectations of funders

Ideal for: experienced bid writers wanting to further develop their knowledge and skills to produce com-pelling funding bids. It is NOT suitable for those with little or no previous experience of grant funding.

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Venue: C3SC offices, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay CF10 5FH


Demystifying Commissioning
Thursday 29th June 2017 from 10am to 4pm

Understanding the commissioning process is vitally important for third sector organisations who are interested in delivering public services. But the world of commissioning and procurement can at times seem daunting and complex.

This training course aims to explain and clarify the process of commissioning and to help you understand the implications of commissioning and tendering for your organisation.

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

  • understand the commissioning process for social care services
  • assess the areas where third sector providers can be involved
  • understand tendering, and how it fits within the commissioning cycle

Ideal for: staff and trustees within third sector organisations, and will be particularly relevant for organisations with an interest in health and social care

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Venue: C3SC offices, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay CF10 5FH

 

Preparing a Sustainable Fundraising Strategy
Tuesday 4th July 2017 from 10am to 4pm

How to adopt a structured approach to fundraising. This course will help organisations understand the importance and benefits of adopting a structured approach to fundraising in order to develop a sustainable income base. It will also provide organisations with practical resources to explore the range of funding options available to them.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • understand what a sustainable funding strategy is and why they need one
  • learn how to explore and extend their fundraising options
  • be able to construct a realistic and sustainable fundraising strategy

Ideal for: those new to fundraising or those wishing to gain a further insight into planning fundraising efforts

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Venue: C3SC offices, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay CF10 5FH

 

Volunteer Recruitment, Selection and Induction
Wednesday 5th July 2017 from 10am to 4pm

Attracting volunteers can be a challenge. Attracting a broad diversity of volunteers can be an even greater 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.

As an organisation you will need to gather basic information from a new volunteer and the implications of the Data Protection Act are highlighted. Volunteers also need information, in order to contribute effectively and the requirements of an effective induction are considered.

By the end of the session, you will:

  • be familiar with a range of methods to attract a diversity of volunteers
  • recognise ‘selection’ as a two-way process and be familiar with a range of selection tools
  • understand the use of vetting procedures including DBS checks, and recognise their limitations
  • understand the purpose and nature of a) volunteer agreements and b) volunteer induction
  • recognise potential uses and abuses of volunteers’ personal information
  • recognise ways in which volunteering can be made more accessible to all

Ideal for: those responsible for the management of volunteers and volunteer programmes in Wales

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Venue: C3SC offices, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay CF10 5FH

 

WRAP training   FREE for everyone 
Tuesday 11th July 2017 from 9am to 12 noon

In partnership with Cardiff Council.

What is WRAP?

WRAP are Workshops to Raise Awareness of 'Prevent'. Prevent is part of the UK Government's counter terrorism strategy, preventing people from becoming involved in terrorism.

Training Objectives:

  • To Understand Prevents Aim
  • Think about who may be vulnerable to terrorism
  • See why some people are able to influence and manipulate others to commit crimes
  • Recognise when a vulnerable individual may be in need of your help
  • Be clear on what help and support looks like in this area, and who you should turn to if you have concerns

How Does WRAP/Prevent link to Safeguarding?

Individuals who are exposed to extremist views and can become radicalised are people who require support and intervention as vulnerable individuals.

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Venue: C3SC offices, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay CF10 5FH


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: there will be a standard charge of £20 for any cancellations made less than 5 working days before the course date. Cancellations made within 3 working days of the course will incur the full charge (or a minimum of £20). Participants who have booked but do not attend a training course without first notifying C3SC will also incur the full charge. See above for details of fees.


To book your place, please complete the online training booking form or download a booking form from the website. 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.


Is your organisation looking for current funding opportunities? Then visit our popular page at www.c3sc.org.uk/support/funding/current-funding


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) 2078 8428.

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