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A successful candidate (Introductory Training Skills) receives her certificate


The aim of PAVS accredited courses is to:

  • enhance and develop voluntary sector personnel skills
  • Increase knowledge levels
  • contribute to building the capacity of the sector overall
  • encourage the development of a culture of lifelong learning
  • increase and widen participation in learning

Courses are designed for anyone involved in voluntary activity in Pembrokeshire. This includes volunteers, paid staff, and trustees.

PAVS offer a number of courses designed for the voluntary and community sector. The units detailed below are just some of courses offered by PAVS. The units are accredited through the Open College Network in Wales (see here for more details about the OCN). This means that you have the option to get a nationally recognised qualification if this is important to you. This does not mean that you have to take an exam! You just need to put into practice what you learn on the course and keep examples and evidence of what you do in a portfolio (folder). This portfolio is then used as the basis for assessment. There is an additional registration/accreditation fee to OCN Cymru to cover the costs of external verification (checking the portfolio) and the issue of your certificate. If you do not want to get a qualification, then don't let that stop you coming on the course - it is entirely optional.

Other accredited courses are available (such as First Aid and Health and Safety)but are accredited through other awarding bodies. Certificates will be issued to participants on successful completion of a multiple choice test at the end of the course. There is nothing else to pay - and no further work to do for assessment.


For the latest Learning Opportunities click here.All courses with an (A) symbol are accredited through the Open College Network.


If you are interested in finding out more about any of the units, please contact our Training Office on training@pavs.org.uk


Unit Title
Credit Value
Action Research in the Community 2 3
Introduction to Listening and Signposting 1 3
Introductory Training Skills 3 3
Mentoring Skills 2 6
Successful Presentations 2 3

Through the National Credit Framework, Level 3 is equivalent to A level, Level 2 to GCSE level or NVQ 2, and Level 1 to NVQ 1.

Each credit it a notional 10 hours of learning.

The cost of accreditation is covered by the cost of the course unless otherwise stated.



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