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 invites new associates to join the team

NICVA works to help to build the capacity of organisations in the voluntary and community sector to be resilient and robust to respond to the challenge of change. We do this through practical support, information, advice and training.

Take time to celebrate your volunteers

In this Volunteers’ Week 2019 we want to recognise, celebrate and thank all of the volunteers in Northern Ireland.

ILM level 7 delivery team ready to go

NICVA is delighted to be working with a strong, experienced delivery team for its first ILM level 7 Award in Leadership and Management. The programme has been developed specifically for the Voluntary and Community Sector in Northern Ireland.

Celebrating success in East Belfast

On 2 April NICVA joined with over 40 participants from the East Belfast Community Capacity and Leadership Programme to celebrate all that had been achieved and look to the future.

Protecting Data when Home Working in Northern Ireland - NEW eLearning course just launched

Legal Island’s eLearning training has now been used by over 35,000 Northern Ireland-based employees in top public, private and third sector organisations.

NICVA celebrates its learners

On Friday 22 March we recognised and celebrated the achievement of our learners who gained ILM and TQUK qualifications. It was also a great chance to hear how their learning had impacted on their work. 

Free webinars for NICVA members 2020

NICVA is continuing to offer free webinars on a variety of topics to all members. We would love you to get in touch to let us know what other webinars you would like us to deliver.

Human Resources Training Series 2019

People are our greatest asset and so it's important ensure that they are developed, supported and managed well. NICVA and Sector Matters have developed this HR training series for all those who manage staff and volunteers. 

Learning from the members' day- building resilience and managing risk

It was great to see over 80 members at the Building resilience and managing risk members' event on 12 November in NICVA. It gave us the opportunity to network and learn from the experts to improve our organisations.

ILM level 7 Award in Leadership and Management

We have updated our ILM level 7 Award and excited to bring more learning support to this programme with Action learning sets and assignment support to help get the most out of the learning.

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