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Learning and development

We provide learning and development opportunities to enhance the skills, behaviours and knowledge of trustees, staff and volunteers in third sector organisations in Carmarthenshire.

We believe that by creating a culture of continuous learning, organisations can  constantly evolve and develop and thereby contribute to a more effective and resilient voluntary sector.

We organise training and awareness sessions on Good Governance, Engagement and influencing, Sustainable funding and Volunteering as well as courses on best practice and compliance, for example, Level 3 Emergency First Aid at work. 

The online learning portal offers a number of courses which individuals can complete in their own time.  

There are other ways to access learning and we include information on these below.

We have set up a Learning and Development Network to enable third sector organisations in Carmarthenshire to network, share best practice and develop new collaborative learning initiatives. All colleagues who support learning and development activities in their organisations are welcome.

Please contact Andy Fair on training@cavs.org.uk for more information.

CAVS Online Learning portal

CAVS have set up a new online learning portal for volunteering, where you will be able to take our Free online courses in your own time.  There are courses for people looking to volunteer or who are already volunteering as well as for organisations who involve volunteers. There are also courses on confidence, confidentiality, staying safe and Connect to Kindness.

We would love to get your feedback on these courses which will help us to continually improve. So please complete this short survey after finishing each course:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XW9JXK9

Alternatively, you can send your comments to training@cavs.org.uk.

Other learning sources

Third Sector Support Wales Learning Portal

A range of free bilingual courses for staff and volunteers are available on the learning platform of Third Sector Support Wales.

There are also resources here on Good Governance, Engagement and influencing, Sustainable funding and Volunteering.

Personal Learning Accounts

Personal Learning Accounts are fully funded by the Welsh Government and allow individuals to study part-time through a college in Wales either online or face to face or a combination of both and obtain the skills and qualifications they need to change their career or progress in their current job.

Eligibility criteria and details are on Careers Wales website:

Personal Learning Accounts | Careers Wales (gov.wales)

  • Emergency First Aid
  • Safeguarding
  • Lone Working
  • Suicide Awareness
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Trustee Training
  • Being a Committee Chair
  • Introduction to Volunteering
  • The Magic of Mentoring
  • Confidence Building
  • Basic Food Hygiene
  • Promoting your Organisation using Film