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

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. 

Providing effective support to your volunteers

Providing support to our volunteers through developing a positive culture, listening to their feedback and giving constructive feedback is essential to helping them do a good job and feel valued.

Improving your communication skills with NICVA and Bespoke Communications

We can help you effectively communicate the difference that you make through our new improved Communications Series in 2020 in partnership with Bespoke Communications.

New series of cyber security sessions funded by The Halifax Foundation

A big thank you to The Halifax Foundation who have funded our new cyber security workshops. NICVA has teamed up with industry experts to provide these tailored cyber security sessions.

The difference TQUK has made

Over the years many people have completed NICVA's TQUK level 3 Award in Training and Education. We contacted a few of them to ask them what they enjoyed and how they have used what they learnt on the course.

The difference the ILM Level 5 Diploma has made

We asked two of our ILM level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management students from last year to tell us what they enjoyed most about the course and the difference it has made to them and their organisation.

Look to NICVA to meet your training needs

September is approaching, we are thinking about “back to school” - are you thinking about your own learning and development needs in the next few months?

NICVA receives NI Diversity and Inclusion Charter Mark

NICVA is delighted to be the first charity in NI to receive the NI Diversity and Inclusion Charter Mark. This demonstrates that we are committed to diversity and inclusion and have developed and implemented practices to support this.

Events

Webinar - Developing Yourself and Others
21 Apr 2020 -
10:00 to 11:00
NICVA
61 Duncairn Gardens
Belfast
County Antrim
BT15 2GB
NICVA
NICVA
61 Duncairn Gardens
Belfast
County Antrim
BT15 2GB
TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF)
22 Apr 2020 - 10:00 to 13 May 2020 - 16:00
NICVA
61 Duncairn Gardens
Belfast
BT15 2GB
Webinar - Understanding Leadership
28 Apr 2020 -
10:00 to 11:00
NICVA
NICVA
61 Duncairn Gardens
Belfast
County Antrim
BT15 2GB
Trustee responsibilities under GDPR
13 May 2020 -
17:00 to 18:30
NICVA
61 Duncairn Gardens
Belfast
BT15 2GB
Social Media for Impact (May)
20 May 2020 -
10:00 to 16:00
NICVA
61 Duncairn Gardens
BT5 7DU
Belfast
Nothern Ireland
BT15 2GB
NICVA
61 Duncairn Gardens
Belfast
BT15 2GB
NICVA
61 Duncairn Gardens
BELFAST
BT15 2GB
ILM level 7 Award in Leadership and Management
17 Sep 2020 - 10:00 to 3 Dec 2020 - 16:00
NICVA
61 Duncairn Gardens
Belfast
Belfast
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