Fully Funded WISER Courses

WAVE WISER are recruiting NOW for the final intake of their fantastic courses. This is the very last time these courses will be offered on a fully funded basis, and we are pulling out all the stops to make sure YOU can take part by providing some great new flexible delivery patterns.

Postgraduate Certificate in Business Mentoring

WAVE WISER are offering a fully funded course in business mentoring for self employed women.
This European funded course focuses on the benefits of mentoring for women, and on developing practical mentoring skills to enable you to pass on your expertise to other aspiring business owners.

Benefits of the course include:

  •  Improved teamwork and interpersonal skills
  •  Recognition of achievements and skills
  • Increased confidence
  • Better listening, questioning and communication skills
  • Chance to practice your mentoring skills and techniques
  • Opportunity to gain a university accredited qualification in mentoring
  • Membership of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (IOEE)

The course is fully funded to women living or working in the convergence area of Wales.

 Delivery will be held at University of South Wales Campus on the following dates:

  • Friday 13th March 11am - 4pm
  • Friday 27th March  11am - 4pm
  • Friday 17th April 10 am- 3pm
  • Friday 8th May 10am - 3pm

For more information on the course click here

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Identifying and Assessing Business Ideas

This is a short, flexible course that is ideal if you are at the very early stages of self employment and not sure how to develop your business idea.  Or are you already self-employed but are thinking about trying out a new business idea, or maybe turning your hobby into your business? Then this course is for you!

This course covers:

  • How to generate business ideas
  • Spot and exploit opportunities
  • Assess your personal potential to be entrepreneurial
  • Evaluate your business ideas and decide if they are viable or not
  • Undertaking market research and improving your business idea

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a University of South Wales Certificate as an Associate Student; this will state that you have achieved 20 undergraduate credits.

The course is being delivered at the University of South Wales, please click here for dates and more information.

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About Us

The aim of the WAVE programme is to understand and ‘interrupt’ the ways in which gender pay inequalities are consistently reproduced through occupational segregation in employment and self employment, through the ways in which ‘women’s work is contracted’ and through the operation of pay systems.


The WAVE programme has now concluded after 3 successful years.  There are still loads of fantastic organisations that you can get involved with, take a look!


Contact Us

Women Adding Value to the Economy (WAVE)

Central Management Team
The University of South Wales
Faculty of Business, Law, Accounting, Humanities and Social Sciences

Treforest Campus
Pontypridd, Wales - UK
CF37 1DL