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Training from other providers

Below are courses/sessions and contact information for training from other providers.

Introduction to data protection and confidentiality - WCVA

Understand and comply with Data Protection regulations, legislation and best practice


To provide knowledge and understanding of data protection requirements, to ensure that organisations comply with the law and good practice


The laws governing data protection are due to undergo significant change when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018. Some aspects of data protection will remain the same, so it's essential you know how to comply with the current laws as they stand and how the GDPR will impact your organisation going forward.

Non-compliance could see your organisation facing very large fines, as well as risking damage to its reputation.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, learners should:

  • Be familiar with the 8 data protection principles set out in the Data Protection Act
  • Be able to identify what information is classed as 'personal data' and apply that to their work setting
  • Understand how to perform their role in a way that is compliant with data protection requirements
  • Understand the legal obligations of a data controller
  • Know how and when to report a data breach, if necessary
  • Understand the relationship between data protection and confidentiality
Who this course is for

This course is suitable for those who handle personal information within their role, and those who are responsible for their organisations' data protection compliance

Additional information

9:30am - 1pm


9 May 2018 (0.5 Days) - The Media Resource Centre - MRC (LD1 6AH)


Anna Bezodis

More info/book click here. 

MIND - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training - 21st & 22nd September

Two day course: 21st & 22nd September. 

9:00am - 5:00pm.

£150 per person. 

Subud Hall, Canal Street, Brecon, LD3 7HH. 

Booking Essential

Contact: or 01874 611529. 

Social Media for the Third Sector - WCVA


Explore how your charity or community group can use social media more effectively to influence and engage with your audience.


Are you trying to build your charity's brand online? Are you planning an online fundraising or crowd funding campaign? Or are you trying to reach more people using social media?

This course focuses on the different methods and techniques, specifically for third sector organisations to use on social media. We will explore current technology and trends in the ever-changing landscape of online communications. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss how to use social media successfully, creatively and in-line with the values of the sector. So, whether you're already established online or just getting started, this course is for you

Learning outcomes
  • Understand the different social media platforms
  • Discuss different approaches and strategies to engaging with your online audience
  • Learn how to create interesting and visual content
  • Be able to use social media to drive traffic to your website
  • Identify individual and organisational barriers to using social media
  • Learn how to monitor their online success
  • Know where to access additional information and resources
Who this course is for

This course is for staff or volunteers who are hoping to develop their digital communication and engagement skills. This is neither a "beginner" nor an "advanced" course, all levels of technical ability are welcome as this course is about methods and techniques for your third sector organisation to thrive online.


4 October 2017 - Yr Atom (SA31 1BN)


Sarah Ball

For more information click here. 

WCVA Bilingualism at work Training

Training for third sector organisations on developing bilingual services


This FREE training session, run by the Welsh Language Commissioner, will enable attendees to develop their organisation's use of the Welsh language. It will provide information, research and practical advice to aid in planning for increasing the organisation's Welsh language provision.


What's the role of the Welsh language within the third sector? How is it relevant to you, your organisation and your service users? How can you plan to ensure you meet the needs of your audience?

This half day training session will look at the advantages of the Welsh language, historical and current language context, the support available from the Welsh Language Commissioner and practical planning to develop your Welsh language provision.

Free Part-Time Access Course from The Open University in Wales

Do you know learners who would like to take the first steps into higher education?

To open up higher education, The Open University in Wales is offering a number of free places on the People, work and society Access course for people living in Communities First and other priority areas in Wales. This project is funded by the three Reaching Wider partnerships in Wales.

After completing the Open University course, students will be able to either continue their studies with The Open University or will be guaranteed an interview at one of the partner institutions.

  • Places for this project are limited so please pass the course information on to any learners who may want to apply as soon as possible.
  • Eligibility criteria apply. Learners will need to live in Communities First areas or other priority postcodes
  • Those who aren't eligible for this project, but are on a low household income may be able to secure funding for study with The Open University

Apply now

If you live in south west, mid or north Wales: please provide us with some key information. We will be in touch to confirm your eligibility and provide you more information on this project.

If you live in south east Wales (Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr Tydfil, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Newport, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Monmouthshire and Bridgend): please contact Firstcampus@southwales<wbr />

The People, work and society Access course starts in October 2017.

Further information:

Play Radnor CPD Training




Various locations throughout Powys


01597 829440




Promoting active play outdoors


Play theory in practice

Reflective practice


Risk Benefit assessments

Managing risk in a play setting


Exploring the elements Water





Opportunities to explore using tools within a play setting

Powys County Council Training

Powys County Council offer a wide range of training courses/qualifications. Whether you are a council employee, a childcare provider or work as a volunteer within the social care sector all your training requirements are available here.

Open University Training Courses for the Voluntary Sector.

The Open University has some free courses that may be of interest to voluntary organisations.

The courses are: Getting Ahead in the Job Market, Introducing the Voluntary Sector, Introducing leadership in Voluntary Organisations, Collaborative Leadership in Voluntary Organisations and Taking Part in the Voluntary Sector.

More information can be found in the PDF below.

Open University Courses for the Voluntary Sector

Powys Integrated Training Brochure 2016 to March 2017

Powys Social Care Workforce Development Partnership (SCWDP) provides training and development opportunities for people working within the social care sector.  Details of training and development opportunities funded by SCWDP can be found in the Integrated Training Brochure.

NPTC Group (formerly Coleg Powys)

Click here to download the NPTC Group prospectus.

Disability Powys

The aim of our training is to facilitate a positive change in attitude and culture. We provide public, private and voluntary organisations with the knowledge and skills to work effectively and ethically, making your services and employment opportunities accessible to an increasingly diverse population.  We are continually up-dating and revising the training packages that we offer and our courses can be tailored to suit clients requirements.  All of our training sessions comprise a variety of activities with high levels of participation and opportunities to explore issues, including practical exercises, group discussions and self-reflection.  For further information visit


telephone: 01597 824059

Participation Cymru Training

Participation Cymru courses provide the skills you need to engage with confidence and improve the quality of engagement you deliver. They offer a range of training to develop skills in public engagement through our set programme of short training courses on methods and skills.  For details of training available visit: 


telephone: 029 2043 1757

Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning

Offer short courses on a range of subject areas of relevance to voluntary organisations. For details of training available visit: email: telephone: 029 2087 5274

Institute of Fundraising Cymru

For further information visit: Telephone: 020 78401020 or Email: academy@institute-of-fundraising

University of Wales, Lampeter

The Department of Voluntary Sector Studies at the University of Wales, Lampeter offers a comprehensive range of distance learning courses for the voluntary sector. There are frequent start dates for the courses throughout the year. Learners can choose to take one course or work towards a qualification, such as the BA Honours Degree in Voluntary Sector Studies. For details about the courses visit their website telephone 01570 424785 or e-mail:

Learning Disability Wales

Learning Disability Wales provide training courses on our public training programme covering a variety of topics relevant to those in the public, voluntary and private sectors, those with learning disabilities as well as parents and carers. For more information visit  or telephone: 0290 681160

Children in Wales

For further information visit; or telephone 0292034 2434

WCVA Training

Training available includes:

• Strategic approach to public engagement
• Running a successful capital appeal
• Practical participatory tools for public engagement
• Employment tribunal process
• Performance management
• Disciplinary and grievance

Many of our courses can be delivered in-house.  For further information visit email  telephone 0800 2888 329

Llaw yn Llaw

Llaw yn Llaw run a wide range of training courses, please contact them direct to find out more contact Llaw yn Llaw Limited, Unit 27 Ddole Road Industrial Estate, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 6DF   email:  or  telephone: 01597 829678

SKILLS FOR CREATIVE FUTURES - Strengthening the Arts in Powys

FREE TRAINING for people working or volunteering with children and young people through the ARTS in Powys.

For further information about the SKILLS FOR CREATIVE FUTURES training programme and courses visit

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