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


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Dealing with Problems with Groups

Thursday 27th June from 10am to 1pm

This session is for those involved in community groups, partnerships and voluntary organisations to explore what happens within groups and ways to deal with problems and conflicts.

By the end of the session you will:

  • Understand why people might behave in different ways in groups
  • Recognise different approaches to dealing with problems

 

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Skills to Participate: Community Engagement

Thursday 4th July from 10am to 1pm

Community development involves the active participation of individuals in their own community. This course will help you to consider the barriers to participation that people may face, and look at ways to overcome these. You will also examine skills needed for effective facilitation of participation.

By the end of the session, you will:

  • Consider power relationships in communities and their impact on community members
  • Look at the varying levels of participation in community work, and when each is appropriate
  • Identify barriers and incentives to participation, including strategies for overcoming the barriers
  • Consider the positives and negatives of networking
  • Identify pitfalls in community meetings and the role of the community development worker in facilitating the group through these
  • Look at our own speaking and listening skills

Ideal for: voluntary sector representatives involved in encouraging participation by community members in community groups.

 

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Volunteer Recruitment, Selection and Induction

Thursday 11th July 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.

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 CRB 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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Understanding and Development Partnership

Tuesday 16th July from 10am to 1pm

Third sector organisations are increasingly being encouraged to work more collaboratively, but working across organisational boundaries can bring difficulties and risks. This training course aims to explore the opportunities offered by working with partners, and to help organisations
understand some of the key principles and practical considerations, such as choosing an appropriate structure and developing written agreements.

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

  • Understand the benefits and obstacles of joint working
    Identify some of the key practical considerations for joint working
    Assess the merits of different consortium structures

Ideal for: staff and trustees of third sector organisations who are exploring whether to work with partner organisations.

 

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Making Meetings Effective

Thursday 18th July from 10am to 1pm

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
  • understand the planning of an agenda and the preparation required
  • explore practical tips and useful words for producing good minutes

 

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Planning and Writing Successful Funding Bids

Thursday 5th September 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 funding climate in Wales and its impact on funders
  • Review your current approach of developing a bid
  • Apply new tools and techniques to give your bids a winning ‘edge’
  • Understand and meet the expectations of funders

 


What is Community Development?

Tuesday 10th September from 10am to 1pm

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

By the end of the session, you will:

  • Understand that community development has a key purpose and a statement of values and principles
  • Appreciate the skills required to undertake community development

Content:

  • 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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Presentation Skills

Thursday 12th September from 10am to 3pm

This session is for those involved in community groups and voluntary organisations needing to give presentations or talks on behalf of their group or people wishing to improve their confidence speaking in front of groups of people.

By the end of the session you will:

  • Know how to structure a short presentation
  • Recognise the key factors which contribute to a good presentation

 

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Monitoring Equality for your Funders (Diverse Cymru)

Tuesday 17th September from 10am to 1pm

This session focuses on why equality monitoring matters, how to do it, how to communicate it, and what information funders and stakeholders want.

By the end of the session, you will:

  • Understand why equality monitoring matters
  • Understand different ways of monitoring equality
  • Be able to develop and process equality monitoring
  • Understand concerns around equality monitoring
  • Be able to communicate equality monitoring to address fears
  • Understand how to integrate equality, diversity and inclusion into project planning and delivery
  • Be able to integrate equality, diversity and inclusion into project planning and delivery
  • Understand what equality information funders want and why
  • Be able to communicate equality information to your funders and stakeholders

 

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First Aid (FREE - St John Ambulance)

Wednesday 18th September from 10am to 12pm

The course covers:

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

 

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Managing Recruitment and Selection in the Voluntary Sector

Tuesday 24th September from 10am to 3pm

This course will take you through the practical steps you need to put in place to run an effective and fair selection process.

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

  • Understand the recruitment process
  • Design job descriptions and person specifications
  • Understand applications to recruitment and selection in the context of equality legislation

Ideal for: staff and volunteers involved in setting up systems for recruiting and inducting staff

 

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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