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


All C3SC training takes place at our offices in Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5FH, unless stated otherwise.


Wrap Training – Train the Trainer FULLY BOOKED

Tuesday 23rd January 2018 from 9.30am to 12.30pm

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.

Ideal for: qualified trainers who can roll out WRAP training to organisations and communities across Cardiff. Attendees will be tested on their competence to deliver the programme and must give a commitment to delivering WRAP workshops.

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Safeguarding Individuals (All Ages)

Wednesday 24th January 2018 from 10am to 4pm

In partnersip with WCVA

Based on All Wales Basic Safeguarding Awareness pack

To help people understand their role in keeping adults and children safe. It does this by helping them:

  • recognise different types of harm
  • recognise abuse and neglect
  • understand how individuals can be protected.

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Food Hygiene Level 2

Thursday 18th January 2018 from 10am to 4pm

This course covers:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the importance of food hygiene
  • Associated food hazards
  • Good hygiene practice and controls based upon an awareness of food safety management systems
  • How to maintain good practice in the handling, processing and preparation of safe food

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Please note: this training will take place at Oasis Cardiff, 69b Splott Rd, Cardiff CF24 2BW.


Developing Equal and Diverse Services

Thursday 25th January 2018 from 12.30pm to 4.30pm

In partnership with Diverse Cymru

The purpose of this practical training is to enable participants to understand and identify how they can build equality and diversity into their projects and services and improve equality and diversity practice in communities and groups.

The session will enable participants to:

  • Understand different aspects and groups in relation to equality and diversity
  • Reflect on how stereotyping and unconscious bias work and what can be done about it
  • Understand how to consider equality and diversity requirements when designing services and projects
  • Be able to build equality and diversity into service and project planning
  • Be able to evaluate how equal and diverse services and projects are

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Business and Strategic Planning

Tuesday 30th January 2018 from 10am to 4pm

This course will help your organisation understand the importance and benefits of long-term planning and provide you with practical resources to plan more effectively within your organisation.

Attending this course will enable you to:

  • Understand the difference between business and strategic planning
  • 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 and strategic plans

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Staff Development in your Organisation

Thursday 8th February 2018 from 9.30am to 1.30pm

If you are responsible for planning staff learning in your organisation you need to know how to do it systematically, both to help the organisation achieve its goals and to help individuals to develop their skills and knowledge. This course will provide you with a framework for planning staff development in an effective and efficient way.

By the end of this session, you will:

  • be able to undertake a training needs analysis
  • know how to develop a training plan
  • understand the different approaches to address training and development
  • recognise the importance of evaluating training

Ideal for: those working in voluntary organisations who have responsibility for line managing and supervising staff.

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Getting the Best from your Volunteers

Wednesday 21st February 2018 from 10am to 4pm

Understanding volunteers’ motivation is key to maintaining their positive involvement. The course looks at what motivates and demotivates, and how to give appropriate recognition and opportunities for personal development.

Attending this course will enable you to:

  • Understand what motivates and demotivates volunteers
  • Understand good practice in relation to support and supervision
  • Recognise and be able to manage a variety of difficult situations
  • Know when and how to terminate a volunteering relationship
  • Assess needs for training and development, and recognise different ways of meeting these
  • Know how to give appropriate recognition to volunteers

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Planning and Writing Successful Funding Bids FULLY BOOKED

Tuesday 27th February 2018 from 10am to 4pm

The aim of this course is to provide participants with an opportunity to master new techniques to develop and write successful funding bids. 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, participants will be able to:

  • understand the current funding climate in Wales and its impact on funders
  • review their 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: This course is suitable for those with little or no experience in bid writing.

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Substance Misuse Awareness

Tuesday 6th March 2018 from 10am to 4pm

In partnership with Nu-Hi.

This course is delivered by people with personal experience of addiction, treatment and recovery. It is intended to benefit any staff or volunteers who may come into contact with individuals who have the potential to misuse substances, are misusing substances or have misused substances. This course is delivered in partnership with Nu-Hi.

Attending this course will enable you to:

  • Explain what is meant by the term ‘substance misuse’
  • List the reasons why people misuse drugs
  • Identify patterns of behaviour, signs and symptoms of use
  • Name the different categories and effects of drug use (including Lethal Highs)
  • Identity the risks associated with substance misuse
  • List the different referral pathways and support options

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Information Security and GDPR Awareness

Wednesday 7th March 2018 from 10am to 4pm

In partnership with Accelero Digital Solutions Ltd.

This awareness training is designed to help you understand the two most relevant information security frameworks (CES/CES+ and IASME). Together with how they can help you become both more secure and assist you in becoming GDPR compliant.

There will be an overview of the frameworks with assistance to help you put together a plan to become more secure using the frameworks as well as real world relevant discussions around the issues we’re facing in the sector and how information security impacts us.

With many tenders now requiring at least that your organisation is certified to be CES/CES+ compliant, and GDPR brings substantial changes to the rules around data storage and its use.   With the 25th May 2018 deadline for GDPR compliance fast approaching you need to be able to understand and communicate back into your organisation what is required.

What would delegates receive from attending?

  • An understanding of the two most relevant information security frameworks
  • An understanding of GDPR, as well as pointers relevant material to assist you in becoming compliant.
  • An understanding of what it means to be compliant with the frameworks, how the auditing process works for the standards and how this will help you demonstrate GDPR compliance.
  • Gain an overview of key areas of change introduced by the regulations
  • Critical areas organisations need to be aware of when preparing for compliance and the steps that need to be taken to prepare for GDPR
  • An opportunity to Q/A with one of our leading Cyber security & compliance Consultant

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An Introduction to Tendering

Thursday 8th March 2018 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.

Attending this course will enable you 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

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Safeguarding Organisational Implications (AM) / Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Information Session (PM)

Thursday 22nd March 10am to 12.45pm

In partnership with WCVA.

Learning outcomes:

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

Thursday 22nd March from 1.15pm to 4pm

Learning Outcomes:

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

Please note: participants can choose to attend both sessions or choose between the two sessions.

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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: 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 2087 1111