Funded Training for Charities: Emerging Leaders

Affordable management training for charity and social sector staff is vital: after all, we’re in the business of addressing some of the world’s most complex problems – we need a workforce equipped to make an impact.

That’s why we’re excited to be launching a new apprenticeship course aimed at emerging leaders within charity.

Our course is the first Level 3 Team Leader apprenticeship to be written in the context of the charity sector. We know that charities operate in a different landscape, so let’s train people to thrive in it.

Charity Fast-Track is responding to the well documented need for more accessible management and leadership training for those early in their charity sector career.

“We see our charity-specific apprenticeship training as a key enabler to accelerating social impact. We are particularly excited about being able to offer smaller charities excellent training opportunities at very low or no cost.”

Emma Whelan, Co-Founder, Utopy

With the Government’s Apprenticeship Levy shouldering the bulk of the costs, small and medium-sized charities can access affordable management training. And with a charity-specific leadership course now available, larger levy-paying charities can invest in targeted training for their staff. 

Funded Training for Charities Begins Autumn 2020

The Charity Fast-Track Team Leader apprenticeship offers 12-months of training, helping organisations upskill existing staff and also new recruits. The course will draw on an extensive network of experts across the sector. We’re delivering funded Training for charities, written by charities.

Busting Myths

We know the word “Apprentice” conjures up some misconceptions. You might be surprised to know:

This apprenticeship is suitable for people of all ages, in team leader or supervisor roles, with responsibility for managing a project or team

Apprentices can be new hires, or you can enrol your existing staff on to the course

Your apprentice will learn and lead at the same time: our training will help them reflect on their skills and approach as they get to grips with life as a leader.

Learning will include practical training through workshops and remote learning through an easy-to-access digital learning platform. This is a flexible approach to support the needs of employer organisations and apprentices.

Find out more

We’ll be hosting an event on March 25th to share more on how emerging leaders in charity can level up.

We are running an event exploring charity sector apprenticeships on the evening of 25th March 2020 – to sign up, visit the link here.

If you would like to learn more about our course, be notified of training updates or register your interest here:

And if you’re an individual looking to fast-track your career in charity, try our Foundation course.