As we face one of the most challenging periods in world history economically and societally, the third sector has an incredible part to play in helping society in general, and the local community, to recover. This qualification is ideal if you are preparing for your first management role in the third sector, or you are a practising manager and want to improve your performance. This course is of particular benefit to people who are in management/supervisory roles in third sector organisations as well as people who aspire to work in a management role in a charity.

This course will help you to increase your skills and confidence in managing volunteers day-to-day through three key areas:

Promoting volunteering and recruiting volunteers
Supervising and supporting volunteers
Managing volunteer agreements

Online and residential at Fircroft College of Adult Education (1 weekend, subject to government COVID-19 guidelines)

26th February - 30th April 2021
26th February (online) - induction

5th - 7th March (these dates were going to be residential but it is likely they will now be online. We will contact you to discuss this once you have completed and submitted an online application form)

12th March (online)

19th March (online)

26th March (online)

16th April (online)

23rd - 25th April (residential)

30th April (online)

Level - Level 3

Learning Outcomes
This course will give you a solid foundation in the specific set of skills you need to manage volunteers and can help you to:

-Supervise, support and motivate volunteer workers
-Manage people remotely and in-person with confidence, communicate well, build better relationships
-Develop a portfolio of practical management tools, techniques and skills
-Get a nationally-recognised qualification
-Promoting volunteering and recruiting volunteers
-Managing volunteer agreements

Entry Requirements
-There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. The Level 3 Award in the Management of Volunteers is aimed at volunteer managers and coordinators who have a hands-on role in supporting volunteers. People who have had previous experience of working with and managing/supervising volunteers and who may not currently be in employment or a volunteering role may also apply.

This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority and applies to a wide range of postcodes within the West Midlands region only. To check your eligibility please contact the Admissions team on 0212 472 0116 or email [email protected] 

-You need to be 19 years old or above

Full awards at level 3 or above cost from £0-£100 depending on your income.

Following the completion of this award, you will gain a recognised qualification to help you progress in your career and build a strong foundation of knowledge that you can transfer directly to your role. You could move onto the ILM Level 3 or 4 qualifications in Leadership and Management at Fircroft, or use this qualification for further education and career advancement in the third sector.

To apply, please click here.