NICVA's training - accessible and responsive
We have responded to what you are asking us for and have developed some new online courses as well as adapting other popular courses to online delivery. We are currently planning to deliver all our training online so everyone can access it easily and will review returning to face to face delivery as soon as possible in light of government guidelines.
Over the last number of months we have been working hard to adapt and change our accredited programmes to suit online delivery and relfect the current environment that we are working in. We have delivered a couple of these over the summer on a bespoke basis with positive feedback from learners, so we are keen to offer them out to the wider sector. Each course will have webinars, online resource packs, tutor support and assignment support. We know that many of you want to continue your professional development online and that this form of delivery may make it more accessible for you. The costs include all of the ILM expenses, assessment and quality assurance. If you are interested in attending please register for the course and attend the induction to find out more. Delivery of each course is subject to having the minimum numbers to run.
ILM Level 7 Award in Management and Leadership - induction on 17 September, a few places still remaining
ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management - induction on 24 September
ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management - induction on 16 September
ILM Level 3 Award in Management of Volunteers - starting on 24 September
TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training - induction on 15 September
We also have some webinars on individual topics such as managing conflict, managing projects, leadership and coaching. All of our training can be found on our website
Delivering in partnership
We are enjoying working in partnership with a number of key organisations to deliver training that is relevant, informative and in some cases funded.
We have just launched The Accelerator Programme with CFNI funded by DfC. This programme will offer a series of webinars between September 2020 and March 2021 to equip organisations to move to their next stage of development and to strengthen them to thrive within the current environment.
We are working with Business in the Community on the Skills Match programme and as part of this we have planned some webinars with key experts within the private, statutory and community and voluntary sector to share knowledge and experience. The first one of these was on marketing and the second webinar is on Cyber Security on 23 September. The next one will be on Digital transformation in October.
We are continuing our long standing partnership with Volunteer Now to deliver the ILM level 3 Award in Management of Volunteers, starting on 24 September. This accredited programme provides those who manage volunteers the opportunity to improve their skills in supporting and developing volunteers as well as share experiences with others in the same role. We have worked with Volunteer Now to adapt to online delivery and have added extra support through action learning sets.
Other funded projects offering training
The Transformative Leadership Programme (TLP) funded by Peace IV through Belfast City Council, aims to build leadership skills and connections between people living and working in interface areas of Belfast in order to make change possible. This practical and enjoyable leadership training course has been running since Autumn 2019 in Belfast and has been attended by local people, public sector staff who work in those areas, and political sector reps. Courses are starting in September so please register soon. Contact Helen McLaughlin for more information or complete an expression of interest form.
Faith Based Engagement Strand under the Regional Infrastructure Support Programme (RISP). NICVA and RCN are supporting this work including providing direct support to faith based organisations through a range of seminars and training sessions. For more information contact Lynda Gould
The Communities in Transition project is funded by The Executive Office and managed by Co-operation Ireland. It is open to community groups working in The Mount and Ballymacarrett areas of East Belfast. For more information contact Susan Glass.
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