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Performance Management & Appraisal Skills

When: 7th April 2015

Where: Central Bristol


Employee reviews and appraisals are a vital part of any organisation, ensuring that its workforce continues to function happily and efficiently. This course examines what performance management is and how you can create an appraisal system that really works. It will help you give managers with responsibility for leading a team an understanding of how to handle performance management and appraisals with confidence in order get the best out of their team.

Further information inc. booking is available on this weblink

Strategic Thinking

When: 7th April 2015

Where: Central Bristol


If you are looking to improve your thinking skills to help you to plan more effective long term strategies, giving you a crucial advantage over your competitors, then our strategic thinking course is an ideal solution. 88% of delegates who attended our last strategic thinking course would recommend it to a colleague.

Accredited by the University of Chester

Further information inc. booking is available on this weblink

Managing Conflict with Effect

When: 7th April 2015

Where: Central Bristol


It is crucial when dealing with difficult people and difficult situations we look at our approach to conflict and understand how different perceptions are a key cause of conflict. Working in today's fast pace and often under a lot of pressure, it's crucial we develop social awareness, enhance working relationships, manage our emotions and learn how to read and interpret the signals given through non- verbal communication.

It's essential we have skills and techniques in order to deal with conflict and/or difficult people and situations effectively.

Further information inc. booking is available on this weblink

Rapid Remedies for Writing

When: 8th April 2015

Where: Central Bristol


This course is ideal for anyone who writes frequently in their professional life and wants to work more quickly and more accurately. You will learn techniques on how to get started on a draft, how to structure your work logically, ways to edit your work for a clear, concise style and methods to avoid common errors and inconsistencies.

Further information inc. booking is available on this weblink



A range of short films, including dramas, animations and documentaries, designed to provide inspiration for the classroom and beyond.

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Learning Zone schedule available here (Autumn 2014)

Start Date: Contact to verify
Location: Cardiff

Lifelong Learning (Various Courses)

The Centre for Lifelong Learning co-ordinates the University lifelong learning activities. As part of this activity it provides part-time university level courses throughout South-East Wales and on-line. Continuing Professional Development courses are also offered.

The Centre for Lifelong Learning offers an extensive programme of education for adults. The Centre is the largest provider of adult continuing education in Wales, offering some 500 courses.

The programme is run to meet the needs of adult part-time students, with courses being held in the evenings or daytime, through Saturday day schools and weekend events, intensive summer schools or distance learning.

The Pathways for Progression project enables adult learners to access undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Cardiff University. Over the past few years the Centre for Lifelong Learning has been collaborating with Academic Schools within the University to develop two Pathways: Exploring the Past (with the School of History, Archaeology and Religion), and more recently Pathway to Social Science (with the School of Social Sciences). The Centre is currently working to increase the number of Pathways we offer to six by the end of the 2013/14 period.

Courses are offered in the following areas:

Modern Foreign Languages (Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish)
Humanities (Creative Writing, Historical studies, Literature, Media, Music and Philosophy)
Business and Management
Computer Studies
Science and Environment
Social Studies

For further information about courses, fees and enrolment, please contact the Centre directly or visit the Lifelong Learning website.

Note: Applications for courses offered at the School of Lifelong Learning are not made using the usual university application system. To make an application please visit the enrolment section of the school's website.

Next intake: Varies depending on course
School Contact
Name: Centre For Lifelong Learning
Telephone:+44 (0)29 2087 0000
Fax:+44 (0)29 2066 8935
Email: learn@cardiff.ac.uk
School Website: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn

Start Date: Contact to verify
Location: Aberdare-Nantgarw-Rhondda-Rhymney-Ystrad Mynach

Courses available

Access to Higher Education
A Level programme
Art, Media and Performing Arts (Creative Industries)
Business and Administration
Care and Childhood Studies
Community Learning
Computing and IT
Construction Technology
Catering and Hospitality
Engineering and Electronics
Foundation Skills
General Education including GCSEs
Hairdressing, Beauty and Holistic Therapies
Higher Education
Public and Uniformed Services
Sports Studies
Travel and Tourism

Full course and further information available by clicking here

or email us: college@morgannwg.ac.uk


Alternatively, telephone us:-

Aberdare: 01685 887500

Nantgarw: 01443 662800

Rhondda: 01443 663202

At Coleg Harlech, in local communities across north and mid Wales and in the work place we specialise in providing courses tailored to the needs of adults. Many of our students were failed by traditional education in the past and have found a new route to learning through Coleg Harlech WEA.

At Coleg Harlech they offer full time residential courses, short residential courses and evening/day classes.

For more info visit their website www.harlech.ac.uk/en/

Start Date: Various
Location: Online

Course information

We believe in connecting people to a great education so that anyone around the world can learn without limits.

Coursera is an education company that partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. Our technology enables our partners to teach millions of students rather than hundreds.

We envision a future where everyone has access to a world-class education that has so far been available to a select few. We aim to empower people with education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in. Subject categories include: Arts, Education, Food and Nutrition, Humanities, Social Sciences.

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Creative Skillset Cymru's role is to take forward Creative Skillset's work with the rich and vibrant Creative Industries in Wales. You can find out more about how we can help you as an individual, a business or a training provider wherever you are in Wales by clicking the link below.

Please click here for Creative Skillset Cymru

Loss and Bereavement Awareness

In any business environment, even staff who are confident and competent in their interactions with others can find themselves feeling apprehensive when confronted by a bereaved client or colleague. Yet for some companies, this is a fairly common occurrence. Our one-day loss and berevement workshops will help staff and managers to make a caring and professional response, which can significantly enhance the quality of service and support given.

  • Learn how to support bereaved clients and colleagues.
  • Gain a strong understanding of bereavement issues and the factors affecting the grieving process.
  • Learn about how different cultures view grief.
  • Improve your communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Ask questions and share your experience.

See Loss and Bereavement Awareness Training dates for 2014/15.

You can also call 0208 939 9547 or email training@cruse.org.uk  All dates are also listed along with location, course content and timings under the Bereavement Awareness Training heading on your left.  

We also offer in-house one-day training tailored to your needs.


Free language education for the world

Learning languages in Duolingo is completely free – now and forever – with no ads or hidden fees. Wondering how that can be? It’s because you create value by translating real-world documents while you’re learning.

Here’s how it works: Somebody who needs a webpage translated uploads it to Duolingo. That document then gets presented to Duolingo students who can translate it in order to practice the language they are learning. When the document is fully translated, Duolingo returns it to the original content owner who, depending on the type of document they uploaded, pays for the translation.

Further information available by clicking here

Location: Cardiff

Courses Available:

Develop your skills with our University accredited courses in photography, web design and digital video. Gift vouchers available.

For further information and to enrol:-

Please click on this weblink

Contact: 029 2034 1667. Alternatively e-mail: education@ffotogallery.org

Ffotogallery, Chapter, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1QE

Glamorgan Welsh for Adults

Course Date: Starts Jan 2015
Location: Rhondda Cynon Taff


The Glamorgan Welsh for Adults Centre delivers high quality courses with fully qualified staff in friendly and social environments. Join a beginners course in January 2015 and take your first step towards fluency. A Welsh Government Initiative.

For more information: Please telephone 01443 483 600

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Growing the Future is here to help you grow your own food successfully.

We do this by offering training and information to you, close to where you live.   All our trainers have years of experience growing their own food, and will share their top tips and vital advice with you. Trainers are based throughout Wales, at various organisations that partner us in this exciting work. 

At the heart of the Growing the Future project, is the National Botanic Garden of Wales, where the project is managed.  Here, dedicated classrooms and demonstration plots provide perfect learning spaces for you to find out more about growing your own food.

Courses we Offer

Please click here for a list of the courses we offer through the Growing the Future project, available at various locations throughout Wales.

Further information available by clicking here

Course Date: Various
Location: Wales


Everything from a course in Dressmaking to a Masters in Astronomy! There are over 30,000 learning opportunities on the database to choose from, offered by schools, colleges, universities, community education and private companies.

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Start Date: Various
Location: RCT


Our training is designed to help you learn and develop the skills you need. We provide different training courses every year.

Examples of the courses we offer include:

  • Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • Working with volunteers
  • The roles and responsibilities of committee members and trustees
  • Tendering for the Terrified
  • Developing your writing skills
  • First Aid
  • Project Management

Click here for our website for more of the latest information on a range of local training opportunities and view our current Training Programme or contact us on 01443 846200.

Email: info@interlinkrct.org.uk

What do you need?

We are here to support you. So if your group has its own individual learning needs, let us develop a course for you – in your community!

A member of staff will visit you, find out what you need to learn, and develop a course for your group.

Interlink Training Courses for October 2014 – March 2015

Please click here for a list of our latest courses (until March 2015)



The MindEd website provides free online education - ‘e-learning’ - to help adults to identify and understand children and young people with mental health issues.

Our aim is to provide simple, clear guidance on mental health to the one million adults who work with children and young people, to help them support the development of young healthy minds. 

Learn more about MindEd by visiting its YouTube Channel.

You can also keep up to date by following @MindEdUK on Twitter.

For more information about the MindEd Programme email the team or call 0207 7092 6098/9.


Start Date: Ongoing Courses Dates to be arranged
Time: 8 week course
Location: Samye Foundation Wales, Caerphilly 
Price: To be confirmed


Learning the skills of Mindfulness empowers people in the promotion of their psychological health and well being which in turn impacts upon their physical health. The prevention of stress-related problems is cost effective and helps employees cope with work load and many issues that cost companies millions of pounds each year.

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Music tuition

Where: AX Music CIC, Unit F11, Ty Menter, Navigation Park, Abercynon, CF45 4SN


Does your child want to play the Guitar or Drums?

AX Services has launched at your child's school today! Our tutors are highly qualified professional musicians with years of teaching experience. Our tutors use our range of first class teaching resources which include guitar books and Grade exams to provide our aspiring musicians with a structured musical education that will serve them well for the rest of their lives!

Please click here for AX Music website

Alternatively, please telephone 0845 450 7286
or email: musicservice@axmusic.co.uk

NPTC Group is a further education institution established as two campuses in Port Talbot and Neath.

The college allows study of many courses including GCSEs, AS Level/A levels, AGCEs, AVCEs, Adult Lifelong Learning Services, GNVQs at both Foundation and Intermediate levels.

NPTC Group also offers higher education courses or HND/Cs in various subjects related to their AVCE/AGCE courses, notably in Computing, Health & Social Care, Hospitality and Childcare.

For more info please click here

Course Date: Various
Location: Throughout Wales


Our courses can provide the skills you need to engage with confidence and improve the quality of engagement you deliver.PC

We offer a range of training to develop skills in public engagement through our set programme of short training courses on methods and skills.

Please click here for further information from Participation Cymru

TABS Training

The Telecentre & Business School (TABS) is a social enterprise established as a company limited by guarantee in July 1995. Its business mission is to support personal development to individual and community benefit through the provision of learning opportunities and the creation of new businesses, particularly social businesses. TABS have a long tradition of working in partnership to meet the needs of local residents with partners including UCW Swansea, the University of Glamorgan, Coleg Morganwg the Workers Educational Association, Manpower, the Coalfields Regeneration Trust and Communities First.

Currently our main focus is on helping NEETS (Not-in-Education, Employment or Training) into employment. The organisation currently delivers a range of activities aimed at tackling youth unemployment and encourage enterprise as a path out out of unemployment. These activities include skills training, personal development training (Pacific Institute), vocational work-placements, employability advice and guidance, multi-media training (Purple Sheep Digital), business and enterprise training (particularly social enterprise), mentoring and coaching.

The organisation has won the Leading Wales Award for 'Leadership in Social Enterprise 2012' and the Head of the Valleys Innovation Award for 'Most Innovative Social Enterprise' in 2010, and recently the Guardian's 'Social Enterprise Job Creation' Competition 2013 for our work getting young people back into employment. 

We have recently employed a dedicated Creative Development Officer and Youth Engagement Officer and provide a range of free arts and media training to local residents, in particular those aged 16-24.

TABS can deliver courses in the following areas: ICT, Media, Business, Community Development, Social Enterprise and Employablity. Alongside our business incubation service we are currently running a free QCF (Level 3) course in 'Preparing for a Business Venture' on behalf of the Fairwood Trust. Contact: paulnagle@tabstraining.co.uk

Further information: Please click here for website

Contact info:-

Email: tabs@tabstraining.co.uk

Tabs Ltd
Penrhiwgwynt Rd
CF39 9UB

TED is a platform for ideas worth spreading. Started in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged, TED today shares ideas from a broad spectrum — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independent TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

Further information:

Please click here for TED website

The Education Centre

Professional Day and After-School Tutoring inc. school holidays

English, Maths, Welsh, The Sciences, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Latin, ICT, Guitar

  • From 6 year old to adults
  • KS1 to KS 3, GCSEs and A Levels
  • Focused learning/environment
  • Experienced CRB-checked teachers
  • Tailor-made lessons
  • All exam boards covered
  • Free consultations
  • Free assessments

Further information:

Talbot Green - 13 Talbot Square, Talbot Green CF72 8AB
01443 230530 : talbotgreeneducation@gmail.com

Aberdare - 21 Cardiff Street, Aberdare, CF44 7DP
01685 873670 : aberdareeducation@gmail.com

Start Date: Various
Location: Online

Course information

Health and social care is a vast service sector undergoing rapid change, with new government initiatives giving it a higher profile than ever. Priorities on the healthcare agenda include being more responsive to patient needs, and preventing illness by promoting a healthy lifestyle. The focus in frontline health and social care is on giving service-users more independence, choice and control. These developments mean there’s greater demand for well-trained and multi-skilled people across a range of rewarding employment opportunities.

Providing help and care for those in need or who are vulnerable offers a unique sense of personal and career fulfilment. Through OU study you can become part of this essential and worthwhile sector, or you can build on your existing professional experience and progress your career in a particular area of health and social care.

Our wide-ranging qualifications cover today’s topical and most important issues, and are expertly designed to inspire and challenge you.  Some offer a broad-based background exploring principles and approaches to caring across the health and social care sector, while others offer specific policies and practices or focus on a particular aspect of provision, such as caring for those with mental health problems, palliative care or examining the role of complementary and alternative medicine.  All draw on the latest research and the experience of practising professionals, to provide you with valuable insight and real-world skills and knowledge.

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BSc (Honours) Mental Health Nursing

Duration: Part time – 4 years : Time limit – 7 years
Location: Distance learning

Course information

f you’re already working as a healthcare support worker/healthcare assistant and would like to train to become a mental health nurse, this unique practice-based qualification is for you. It enables you to stay in work while you study – provided you have the support of your employer, who sponsors you throughout. Please note you cannot fund this study yourself. On successful completion of your studies, you’ll be eligible to apply for registration as a qualified nurse.

Key features of the course

  • A balance of theory and practice delivered through work-based and distance learning
  • Develops effective evidence-based practice and underpinning knowledge in an inter-professional and interdisciplinary environment
  • Addresses the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements for entry to the nursing professional register. 

Further course information available by clicking here


We’re the world’s online learning marketplace, where 5 million+ students are taking courses in everything from programming to yoga to photography–and much, much more. Each of our 22,000+ courses is taught by an expert instructor, and every course is available on-demand, so students can learn at their own pace, on their own time, and on any device.

For further information please click here

Start Date: Contact to verify
Location: Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd


When it comes to choosing the right university to apply to, choosing the right course is at the top of the list in your decision making process.

The University of South Wales offers a wide range of courses spread over five campuses based in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd. If you need help in finding out which campus your course of interest is taught at, please call our Enquiries & Admissions Team on 08455 76 77 78.

Whether you’re starting university straight from school, or going back to study later in life, or doing extra qualifications to boost your career, we will have a course that suits you.

For further information please click here

Start Date: Various
Location: South Wales

Courses Available:

Food hygiene, First Aid at Work, Emergency First Aid at Work, Health and Safety, History/Geography, Essential Skills and a variety of IT Courses inc. ECDL. 

For further information please click here

Email: weasw@weasouthwales.org.uk

Start on a new career path as a Counsellor

Agored Cymru Introduction to Counselling Skills and Theory

For those starting out on a career path in counselling or the helping professions. The course runs one evening a week for 12 weeks to reach Level 2 or 18 weeks for Level 3. Starts September 2014.

Diploma in Relational Centred Counselling

This more advanced course prepares you to apply for UKCP and BACP registration. The 3 year course runs monthly on Friday and Saturday for a total of 21 days per year.

To find out more call us on: 0290 396998

Email: admin@welshpsychotherapy.org.uk

WPP, 54 Charles Street, Cardiff, CF10 2GF

Alternatively, click this link for further information

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This is your future

In this day and age, learning new skills and making sure you have what it takes to succeed in the world of work has become more important than ever before. With the right skills, you’re ready to deal with whatever life throws at you. Whether you’re in your fifties and been working all your life, or whether you just left school or college and are trying to land your first job. Whether you’re dealing with redundancy, getting back into work, eyeing promotion, dreaming of a career change… or simply wanting to hold on to your job and your livelihood. Discover what funding you may be entitled to, find a course that’s just right for you and get more information on where to go for friendly, expert advice. And if you want further proof of the success, happiness and well-being learning can bring then take a look at our Learners’ stories page. You can view videos featuring the winners of the Inspire Adult Learners awards. Their stories are truly inspiring.

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