Training and Skills Development

We provide a wide range of training from one-day events to bespoke training packages and online training.

NICVA's training is developed to meet the needs of the voluntary and community sector and includes a wide variety of high quality sessions, all at affordable prices. NICVA members benefit from 30% discount on all courses.

Training is delivered at NICVA, unless specified otherwise, and if there is substantial demand we will run additional courses in other locations across Northern Ireland.

Bespoke Service

Skills development bespoke training is designed to meet the specific needs of your organisation in the most effective and convenient way to maximise the performance of your staff, volunteers and board. We design and deliver bespoke training to you at a time and place that best suits you. You can find out more about bespoke training here.

Training Calendar

NICVA's training calendar offers courses in a wide range of subjects from management to governance and fundraising. Some of the courses are accredited and all of them are competitively priced and are delivered by subject matter experts. We provide a wide range of training courses including online sessions and accredited programmes.

ILM Accreditation

NICVA is an approved centre with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). Courses are offered in Leadership and Management, Coaching and Mentoring and Management of Volunteers. We design and deliver a range of ILM courses — award, certificate and diploma — at levels 3 and 5.

TQUK Accreditation

NICVA is an approved centre with Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).  NICVA are currently offering the level 3 award in Education and Training. We design and deliver a range of TQUK courses as part of our training calendar and on a bespoke basis such as Customer Service and Equality and Diversity.

Skills Development Subjects

Leadership and Management

Developing your leadership and management skills has a positive impact on your organisation from improved delivery of services and increased innovation, to better motivation and retention of staff. We provide ILM accredited courses, as well as one day sessions on topics such as managing staff, planning projects and making presentations.

Governance

Developing your governance skills and knowledge will help to ensure that your organisation is governed and led effectively and is aware of best practice and relevant legislation. We provide a range of governance training sessions that can be delivered to your board at a time and place that suits them.

Fundraising

Developing your fundraising skills is essential for the sustainability of your organisation. Our training will help you to consider how to diversify your funding streams and how to be successful in securing resources. We provide a range of fundraising training  sessions to help you be more sustainable as part of our calendar and on request.

Human Resources

Developing your Human Resource skills and knowledge is vital to ensure that your organisation is a good employer, complies with legislation and recruits and retains the right staff. We provide a range of HR training sessions to help you apply HR best practice as part of our calendar and on request.

Train the Trainer

Developing your training skills and knowledge will help to improve the quality of the training you deliver both internally and externally and encourage you to be more creative in your approach. We provide TQUK accredited programmes as part of our training calendar as well as for individual organisations on request.

Data Protection

It's important that your organisation is aware of the legal provisions of data protection law, and can handle personal data fairly and securely. We have developed guidance on GDPR and delivered advice to the community, voluntary and social enterprise sector, and have worked together with the Information Commissioner's Office on a number of issues. We can provide training to ensure that your board, staff and volunteers know how to meet their responsibilities.

Updates

Taking training to a new level

Jim Bailie from East Belfast Community Development Association (EBCDA) tells us about the impact of the TQUK Level 3 Award in Training and Education.

Autumn 2021 training calendar

NICVA has a wide range of training on offer for staff, volunteers and board members in the voluntary and community sector. The new dates for the Autumn are now online.

Supporting The Scout Foundation NI

Michelle Magee, is Office Manager at The Scout Foundation NI based in North Belfast. Here, she talks about her experience of working with NICVA.

Celebrating Volunteers' week 2021

Volunteers' Week 2021 is a time to say thank you. This is a great opportunity to recognise all the valuable work that our volunteers do throughout Northern Ireland and thank and celebrate them.

Sharing Impact through brief and vivid stories RECORDING

This session on sharing impact was delivered by Jane Turnball as part of the CFNI Accelerator Programme funded by The Department for Communities. The resources and recording from the online session are included.

 

Volunteers' Week 2021 launched

Volunteers Week takes place 1-7 June every year and NICVA wants to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities and say thank you.

Impact stories from ILM level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management

In this article we hear from two of the learners from our ILM level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management. Why they joined the course, how they have used their learning and how it has impacted their organisation.

Measuring your impact (CFNI) recording

On 11 March 2021 we held another webinar as part of the CFNI Accelerator programme funded by Department of Communities on the topic of Measuring Impact. 

Introduction to Business Planning (CFNI) Recording

Stephen McGarry from Workwest delivered a session on Introduction to Business Planning on 17 February as part of the CFNI Accelerator programme funded by Department for Communities. This article has a recording of the session.

Digital Fundraising CFNI recording

This webinar on Digital Fundraising was part of the CFNI Accelerator programme and delivered by professional fundraisers: Nadine Campbell, Matthew Allen and Rosie Forsythe.

Events

TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) ONLINE
19 Oct 2021 - 10:30 to 23 Nov 2021 - 10:30
NICVA
61 Duncairn Gardens
Belfast
BT15 2GB
Power of the case study
2 Nov 2021 -
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ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership & Management ONLINE
3 Nov 2021 - 10:30 to 15 Dec 2021 - 10:30
Essential HR for Trustees
3 Nov 2021 -
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Managing the media in a crisis
9 Nov 2021 -
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ILM level 3 Award in Management of volunteers
18 Jan 2022 - 10:00 to 1 Feb 2022 - 12:30
The sessions will be delivered online via the Zoom platform. Once registered you will be sent details closer to the time.
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Starting a social enterprise
26 Jan 2022 -
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Roisin Kelly

Skills Development Coordinator

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I have developed the skills, knowledge and confidence to build a formalised training package to roll out to staff across NI, I have no doubt this will influence and improve their practice.

Participant on our TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training

This was really very helpful training and I’ve taken a lot of ideas away that I will be able to use. The handouts are really good and will help me to recall all that was done.

Participant on a conflict management skills training session