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Training from other providers

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

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.

ASIST suicide intervention training

ASIST suicide intervention training

Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th April 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue CRIC centre, Crickhowell, NP8 1BN

Cost £100 per person for the two day course to include handbook, refreshments and accreditation.

Assist suicide intervention background

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is for everyone 16 or older-regardless of prior experience-who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid. Shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidality, the ASIST model teaches effective intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community.

What is ASIST 11?

Since its creation in 1983, ASIST has undergone numerous updates to reflect the latest research and feedback from the suicide prevention community. ASIST 11 became the current version of ASIST in June 2013. While older versions of ASIST still provide proven life-saving skills, ASIST 11 features several significant upgrades. For those trained in ASIST 10 or an earlier version, signing up for an ASIST 11 training is recommended. In the meantime, here is a quick overview of some of the differences, and a guide to how those trained in ASIST 10 or earlier versions can work with those trained in ASIST 11:

Working with ASIST 11-trained caregivers

ASIST 11 is fundamentally the same as any version of ASIST, and remains true to ASIST principles. If you need to work or consult with people who have taken ASIST 11, expect them to:

  • be open, honest and direct about suicide,
  • exercise care in expressing their own values about suicide,
  • do whatever they can to respect a person at risk's decision-making rights,
  • appreciate the importance of letting the person at risk talk about suicide,
  • appreciate that some part of a person at risk wants to live,
  • value collaboration with the person at risk,
  • consider things that might threaten the person at risk's safety,
  • develop a plan that fits the immediate safety needs of the person at risk, and,
  • make sure that the person at risk understands the plan and is committed to carrying it out

If you require any further information please email Matthew Sowerby on the

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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Powys Mental Health Team

The Powys Mental Health Team provides information, support, representation networks, advice and training to the Third Sector on any aspect of mental health services in Powys ... find out more

Children and Young People

A network for organisations and groups who support, help, play and work with children, young people and their families, helping them to share good practice, work together and link to the CYP Partnership ... find out more

Health, Social Care & Wellbeing

Have your say and keep informed about how the Third Sector contributes to Health and Social Care services in Powys ... find out more

Community Transport

Community Transport meets the transport needs of communities where these needs are not or cannot be adequately met by public and/or commercial transport ... find out more

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PAVO's team of Development Officers can provide you with practical support to help develop your community group or voluntary group and its activities ... find out more

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