Foundation Course

High-quality online learning, focused on the “business of charity”.

Featuring content by experts from across the sector, you’ll join a network of talented professionals who are committed to helping solve the world’s most challenging problems.

Ideal for those looking to enter the sector, rapidly boost skills or advance their charity career. Mobile-friendly, work anywhere, at your own pace and unlock content as you go.

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Learn how the third-sector works

You’ll have access to all our core modules, as well as expert guidance and career coaching, especially during times of change.

Core Modules:

Coming soon:

Learn from home

Flexible learning to fit your life

We’ve designed Charity Fast-Track: Foundation to fit in around life’s other challenges. Our course content is available wherever you are through the Canvas Student mobile app, so you can plan your career in social change whenever suits you best.

We’ve labelled all of our content with average reading times, so you can balance your study. For those of you who want to ask questions or deep dive on topics, our course discussions are an opportunity to exchange ideas and get inspired.

You’ll also receive invitations to join our LinkedIn support group.


Insightful content by experts from across the sector

Find out more about the sector specialists who have contributed to this course.


Course Timeline

What to expect


Getting Prepared:

  • Log in to platform
  • Complete course induction
  • Sign up to Webinar Events

Foundation Course

Instant access to essential knowledge:

How Charities Operate

How Charities Make Money

How Professional Fundraising Works

How Charities Communicate

How Charities Drive Change

How Charities Deliver Impact

How Charity Careers Work

Expert Webinars Including:

How to Fundraise Like A Pro

Inspiring Charity Careers

Next Steps

Continuing your journey

  • Potential opportunities with partner orgs
  • Explore more CFT content
  • Become an online mentor




Common Questions & Answers

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is right for you if you want to:

> grow your career in the charity sector

> be more effective and fast-track your career progression

> join a growing network of progressive charity professionals

> transition to charity from another sector

> get a more meaningful job

> kick-start your charity sector career

> discover what it takes to make a real difference

> understand how to secure a job in charity

> learn how charities adapt to a world touched by COVID19

What equipment is required?

A laptop, tablet or smartphone and a decent internet connection (at least 3G).

What else is required to complete the course?

See our Terms & Conditions for more info. (opens in a new tab).

If you have any more questions give us a call on 07403 786 822.

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