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

NICVA's training - accessible and responsive

The NICVA autumn training programme is now open for bookings and we have a full range of accessible and affordable online courses. 

The Accelerator Programme with CFNI and NICVA

NICVA is delighted to be working with The Community Foundation for NI and DfC to deliver the Accelerator Programme, to improve the skills and confidence of people in our sector and strengthen organisations at this critical time.

Financial Planning Webinar - with Rosemary Gallagher

NICVA facilitated a webinar on 3 July 2020 on Finanical Planning.    Thanks to Rosemary Peters Gallagher OBE (Moore NI LLP) for delivering the session

LRA Supporting mental health in the workplace webinar resources

On 27 May The Labour Relations Agency (LRA) delivered their first online webinar as part of NICVA's webinar series.

Pivoting NICVA training

At this time of crisis the rate of change has been phenomenal. Changing what we do and how we do it. Learning new things.

Help with Digital

Through our surveys and conversations we know that digital support is an urgent support need in our sector. Here are some resources that we have pulled together to help.

Webinars for May 2020

In April we ran 8 webinars based on our members' needs during COVID 19. The demand was extremely high and we had over 180 people participate. The feedback has been excellent and we have some more webinars planned for you for May. 

Ambitious partnerships

Business in The Community held a Charity and Business Partnership event on 27 February 2020. Jonathan Andrews from Remarkable Partnerships was the speaker and gave us lots of tips on how to develop ambitious partnerships with business.

NICVA calls for spring participants for interface-based Transformative Leadership Programme

Spring dates have now been set for the Transformative Leadership Programme (TLP)—a leadership training programme funded by the PEACE IV Programme through Belfast City Council.

Introducing our training calendar for the new year

Our 2020 training calendar is ready and designed in response to feedback from previous participants and to meet the challenges facing our sector. 

Events

NICVA
61 Duncairn Gardens
Belfast
BT15 2GB
Cybersecurity webinar with BITC
23 Sep 2020 -
09:00 to 10:00
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ILM Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring
29 Sep 2020 - 10:00 to 26 Nov 2020 - 12:30
NICVA
61 Duncairn Gardens
Belfast
Antrim
BT15 2GB
ILM level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management
30 Sep 2020 - 10:00 to 28 Jan 2021 - 12:30
NICVA
61 Duncairn Gardens
Belfast
Antrim
BT15 2GB
Fundraising in this new context (CFNI)
30 Sep 2020 -
11:00 to 12:30
online
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Identifying and managing risk (CFNI)
7 Oct 2020 -
11:00 to 12:30
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ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management - ONLINE
8 Oct 2020 - 10:30 to 5 Nov 2020 - 10:30
NICVA
NICVA
61 Duncairn Gardens
Belfast
County Antrim
BT15 2GB
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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