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

Free Living with Sight Loss Information Course

Where: The Guildhall, Brecon, LD3 7AL

When: 10:30 am to 3.30 pm Wednesdays 11th, 18th, 25th April and 2nd May 2018

Have you or a family member been diagnosed with sight loss? Would you like to meet others and learn more about what services may be helpful?

If so, come along to RNIB Cymru’s Living with Sight Loss Course in Brecon in April 2018.

Keira Brooks, the Confidence Building Coordinator from RNIB Cymru, will be delivering the four day information course. This will be a relaxed and informal few days for people who have been affected by sight loss or know someone who has been, to come and learn more about what support and services are available in the area.

Information will be provided on a number of areas including;

·        Welfare rights

·        Daily living

·        Transport and mobility

·        Assistive Technology

·        Eye health

·        Wellbeing

·        Leisure, hobbies, interests

·        Carers and family support

There will be speakers from national and local organisations providing information on their services and plenty of time to share experiences or just listen to others.

Tea and coffee will be provided and you are more than welcome to bring a family member or friend with you.

The course is free and booking is essential.

Please contact Keira Brooks directly on 07864 954150 for more information or leave a message with your details on RNIBs Living with Sight Loss central line on 0300 123 3933.

If you would like to get involved with the courses or would like to know where else in Powys these courses will be held please do not hesitate to contact Keira.



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. 

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.

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

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

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