Training Services

Forced Marriage & HBV
Cultural Diversity
Understanding Islam
Engaging with Ethnic Minority
Challenging Racism

EYST Wales’ Training Programme is designed to give policy makers, planners, commissioners and practitioners in Wales working with diverse communities up to date understanding of the changing and emerging needs of ethnically diverse individuals, families and community groups living in Wales.

We have expertise on issues affecting BME Young People, Families, Refugees & Asylum-Seekers, Race Equality, the Prevent Duty as well as positive and practical advice on responding to needs within the latest legislative framework. We also have an innovative training packing including train-the-trainer focused on challenging racism and far-right extremism.

EYST training is delivered by experienced and qualified trainers with a track record of positive engagement and feedback from participants. As well as our published training programme, we also offer in-house or be-spoke training packages.To discuss your training requirements please contact Shehla Khan, Training Manager on 01792 466980 or email

About the Trainers

Shehla Khan is an experienced Equality and Diversity Trainer who has been delivering equality-focused training for over 15 years.

A qualified teacher, she also holds an MBA in Business Development, and is undertaking a PHd in Islam and Gender. Shehla is highly regarded as a trainer, particularly for her engaging, personal and informative training style. Previously a manager in an ethnic minority women’s organisation, Shehla has expertise in issues relating to ethnic minority women in particular, including Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence, and Cultural and Faith Based perspectives towards Gender. She also has expertise in working with BME Young people in the Welsh context.

Helal Uddin is an engaging and experienced Trainer who has led on the delivery of Islamophobia Awareness, Refugee Awareness and Anti-Racism education within EYST. One of the original team at EYST, Helal brings a wealth of experience of community development work and working with ethnic minority young people. Helal has an engaging and highly personable training style, ensuring that participants learn in an enjoyable and effective way.

Nicky Nijjer is a long-standing member of EYST with particular skills and expertise in engaging with hard to engage young people, and challenging extremism and radicalisation. A member of the Think Project Team, he brings passion, humour and enthusiasm to his delivery, drawing on his own real life experiences of racism and a street-based approach to effectively challenge misconceptions in course participants. Nicky is also PTTLS qualified (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector).


Organisations who have received training from EYST include:

  • South Wales Police
  • Social Services
  • Swansea University
  • HMP Prison
  • University of Wales Trinity St David