WCVA logo 2020Foundations for the third sector (F4S3) is an induction programme for people who have recently started working in the voluntary sector; new entrants, recent college graduates, those who have made a career change, or volunteered for 18 months or less.

A free pilot course will provide new volunteers and staff with a complete understanding of how the voluntary sector functions and includes:

Understanding the sector



Voluntary sector skills


The programme is made up of four modules, each of which consists of two classroom workshops, two recorded webinars and two live webinars. It has been designed to encourage learners to incorporate the learning from the workshops in their daily work through practical examples, case studies, research, and presentations. As learners complete each level of the programme, they will earn a digital badge.

The course is made up of four one day classroom workshops, followed by four one-hour recorded webinars and four one-hour live webinars. There are also assessments to complete.


The pilot training programme will be delivered in Wales during early 2022. To register your interest in the programme please email [email protected]. Closing date Friday 10th December 2021.

Spaces are limited and will be allocated following the closing date. You will be asked to confirm that you can commit to completing all modules and assessment. You will need to complete assessments before attending the live webinars.

Visit the WCVA website for further information on the F4S3 project.