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

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 FULLY BOOKED

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


An Introduction to Online Fundraising and Planning an Online Appeal  FREE for everyone

Thursday 20th July 2017 from 130pm to 430pm

Following on from the success of the two recent Localgiving Funding Surgeries at C3SC, we are delighted that Localgiving Development Officer Lauren Swain is returning to deliver this free workshop.

The workshop will look at how online fundraising can help your organisation become less dependent on grants, giving you the tools and freedom to raise funds from individuals who care about your cause. We will look at the essentials of online fundraising and how Localgiving can help you make the most of this potential income.

We will explore the following topics:

  • Why you should be fundraising online
  • What Localgiving offers: Gift Aid, appeal and fundraising pages, match fund campaigns
  • Tips for effectively communicating your work
  • Segmenting your donor base
  • Asking supporters to fundraise for your cause - inspiring online fundraisers
  • Creating an appeal
  • Promoting your appeal
  • The importance of planning your fundraising year

The workshop is suitable for third sector organisations interested in using an online fundraising platform.

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Alternatively, call us on (029) 2048 5722.

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

First Aid -  Emergency Life Support
Tuesday 25th July 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

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.