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How Charities Operate

Learn what goes on behind the scenes in charity. Grapple with perception misconceptions and the 'overhead' stalemate.


  • Unlimited online access
  • Self-paced learning
  • Charity experts' content
  • Certificate of completion
  • Employer Insights
  • Career Advice

Essential course for charities

Today the UK charity sector is a complex system of over 170,000 organisations that contribute billions of pounds to the UK economy and have a huge impact on an array of social problems. 

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Course Contents

Take your career to the
next level!

How it Works

Complete all units
Learn anywhere, any time
Test Your Knowledge
Gain confidence to apply your new skills
Get endorsed
Download and showcase your new qualification on LinkedIn and your CV.
Connect with your peers
Grow your network and support each other as you develop your career

Frequently asked questions

Who is this course for? 

This course is for anyone who wants to:
> kick-start your charity sector career
> effectively fast-track your career progression
> join a growing network of progressive charity professionals
> transition to charity from another sector
> have a job with meaning and purpose

What will this do for my career?

Many people hold the impression that charities operate on a different model to commercial businesses. This is completely untrue - in fact charities are sometimes held to more exacting standards than profit-making companies, particularly regarding finance. Show that you have a strong grasp on the management and governance of charity, and learn how your existing skills can be an asset in the third sector.

Jobs that operate a charity include:

> Accountant

> Business Development Manager

> Volunteer Management Coordinator

> Information Technology Support

> Marketing & Communications Manager

What equipment do I need?

All you need is a laptop, tablet, or smartphone, and a decent internet connection (at least 3G). The course is cloud-based, so you can switch locations or devices and simply pick up where you left off, at any time.

If I lose my certificate, where can I find it again?

Return to this course page, or your profile page, and login to download your digital marketing certificate whenever you need to.

Part of The Charity Fast-Track Foundation Programme

All the core skills for building a strong foundation in charity. Our experienced industry experts and support network to help you grow the knowledge, mindset and community to make things better, faster, across the charity sector. 
Patrick Jones - Course author

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