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Development programmes for the Third Sector

Make the most of your Apprenticeship levy

After focus groups and discussions across our client base we had an overwhelming response from the Third Sector. We found there’s a real demand for quality, change, and future-focussed development training tailored to the unique challenges and strengths of these organisations.

We are proud to announce that in January 2020 we will be launching two Third Sector apprenticeships: Team Leading level 3 and Business Administration level 3, which can be funded through the apprenticeship levy.

Places available for individuals, groups or in-house.

Myth busting: what is the Apprenticeship Levy?

It is estimated that around 1,200 charities are affected by the apprenticeship levy, collectively paying around £60-£70m every year. If your organisation pays over £3million in annual payroll then accessing this fund is the only way to ensure you are benefiting from this scheme and reinvesting the money into your people.

If you have over 125 employees, your organisation is probably paying into the Apprenticeship Levy.

If your employer doesn’t pay into the apprenticeship levy because of size don’t worry, we support corporate clients who are looking to gift part of their levy funds to support smaller Third Sector organisations.

The two programmes:

Business Administration Level 3

(£5,000 per apprentice)

  • 13 months
  • Admin functions with Third Sector organisations
  • 12 Workshops
  • 3 Webinars
  • Monthly Mentor support one-to-ones (skype, phone or face to face)
  • Unlimited support

Click here to download the course units

Team Leader/Supervisor Level 3

(£4,500 per apprentice)

  • 13 months
  • Managers/Supervisor within Third Sector organisation’s
  • 14 Workshops
  • 3 Webinars
  • Monthly Mentor support one-to-ones (skype, phone or face to face)
  • Unlimited trainer and mentor support

Click here to download the course units

The costing bands for Apprenticeships are set out by Itec Training Solutions Ltd and we know that our 24 years of experience in this space means our programmes will be relevant, real-to-third-sector, change and future-focussed.

Our approach to Development programmes

At The Centre there are some golden threads in the way we develop, deliver and support our Development programmes:

Positive Psychology: that building on learners’ strengths is the most effective way for adults to learn and encourages authentic reflection instead of trying to force a one-size-fits-all approach.

Problem solving and creating a community of learning: the shape of the programme will be anchored in real-to-work case studies drawn from the Third Sector and the learners themselves. Our learners are adults, with a breadth of experiences and insights, we actively encourage discussion, challenge, sharing best practice, and reflection. Encouraging apprentices to think about how the models, tools and advice can be applied in a meaningful way back in their organisations.

Holistic and personalised: the programmes are punctuated with group sessions, one-to-one mentoring, action planning, journaling and webinars. This blended approach supports all learning styles and ensures that all apprentices are supported across the duration of the programme.

Programmes launching in January 2020

We are starting these programmes in Old Street in January 2020 or we can deliver the programmes at your offices if you have a group.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Natalie Rees, Third Sector Apprenticeship Coordinator on or call 020 7490 3030 and ask to speak to the Apprenticeship team.