Places are available for a 12-week part-time course aimed at accelerating people’s charity careers.

Charity Fast-Track Foundation, from social enterprise Utopy and sponsored by, is aimed at two groups of people:

1. Those looking to get into the charity sector, and
2. Those who have just started in the sector, and are possibly still in their first year.

The course aims to make it easier for people from all walks of life to have careers in the charity sector, and is also subsidised by – reducing fees to £250 – to help charities invest in staff new to the sector.

In addition, for every ten Fast-Trackers who sign up to the course, Utopy will offer a place to someone who otherwise would not get the chance to take part.

Modules include:

  • How Charities Operate
  • How Charities Communicate, and
  • How Charities Deliver Impact

Students will learn how the third sector works and study the key principles of creating social impact. They also gain practical experience of ‘the business of charity’, which includes completing a practical fundraising challenge. This is subsidised by and sees participants lead a team of volunteers to raise funds to help children in Kenya and Sierra Leone.

The course starts on Friday 1 November, but applications will remain open until Friday 8 November.

The course is online and mobile friendly so students can work at their own pace with learning modules comprising a mixture of videos, blogs, and discussion topics.

There is also a Boot Camp where everyone gets together in person for a full day event packed with speakers and workshops.

Further information, including how to apply, is available on the Charity Fast-Track Foundation website.