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Charity Fast‑Track

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Charity Fast‑Track

Applications are currently closed but you can register your interest for our next course below!

We arm passionate, progressive people with the skills they need to kick-start a rewarding career working for a charity.

Register your interest for 2020 and make changing the world your day job.

Register interest for 2020

Charity Fast-Track has been training new recruits to the charity sector since 2015.

We were formerly Charity Apprentice.

Who is Charity Fast-Track for?

I can honestly say it has been one of the most enjoyable and useful courses that I've studied, in trying to get a career in International Development.

Nikki, Charity Fast-Tracker 2017

Charity Fast-Track is for anyone who wants to forge a trail-blazing career in the charity sector.

Whether you’re looking for your first charity job, considering a career change or at the start of a charity career, Charity Fast-Track helps you to train yourself impressive in your spare time. If this sounds like you…

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Taught by charity professionals

Charity Fast-Track Open Evening November 2018

Every aspect of the ten month long course has been conceived, written and edited by charity professionals.

We seek out experts in a whole range of different fields to design course content and challenges that provide real professional insight and hands-on experience.

Watch the video here, for more insight – and 'show more' to see the talented professionals you'll be taught by…

What you’ll learn

Charity Fast-Track is an asset to my CV. It was a great conversation starter at my interview for my current job and it was valuable experience for my masters application. I have gained practical experience and theoretical knowledge which I can use to flourish my career.

Shahema, Charity Fast-Tracker 2017

Charity Fast-Track will teach you both how charities work and how to do effective charity work.

It gives you a taste of an enormous range of different charity careers, allowing you to discover a role that’s perfect for you.

From sector reputation and regulation to donor experience and human rights campaigning, we’ll give you a broad range of charity sector experience that you can’t gain from an entry level job or from more role-specific training.

See the full course outline for 2019…

How you’ll learn

The course content inspired me to think about and question certain approaches to charity work, and helped me to understand how ‘doing good’ is not always easy and straightforward. Fundraising tasks challenged me to step out of my comfort zone to raise huge funds for an amazing charity, and left me feeling like a local celebrity.

Tina Reuter, Charity Fast-Tracker 2015

Charity Fast-Track is the course you can take from anywhere.

Develop your knowledge and skills through a combination of online learning, residential events and real life challenges that you complete in your own local community.

Learn through:

  • A digital platform
  • Bootcamps and Meet-ups
  • Real world challenges
  • Seminars and lectures


Our investment in Charity Fast-Trackers is an investment in the future of the charity sector.

Thomas Muirhead, Managing Director, Child.org
Sponsored costFree10 month course

250 places a year are sponsored by Child.org  - so the only costs you need to cover are optional (tickets and travel for heavily subsidised Charity Fast-Track events.)

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Raising money for Child.org

I loved the fact that you were encouraged to be ambitious and creative throughout the tasks, and were really supported with helping make these exciting visions a reality. The fundraising module was so versatile - from running Harry Potter quizzes to recruiting and managing a team for my Under The Breadline challenge fundraiser.

Heather, Charity Fast-Tracker 2016

The vast majority of careers in the charity sector are directly or indirectly about raising money.

As a Charity Fast-Tracker you’ll prove that you’re able to raise money by completing real life fundraising assignments, designed to teach you about the broad range of different fundraising techniques and skills.

Over ten months, you’ll raise over £1500 for Child.org, transforming the lives of children born into disadvantage in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Work placements abroad and in the UK

The first highlight of the year for me was to gain a placement with Child.org. I was assisting Charity Concierge, working on volunteer recruitment, management and operations. This has been such a valuable experience, I have gained so many new skills and discovered a lot about my strengths and weaknesses.

Georgie Hepworth, Charity Fast-Tracker 2017

Charity Fast-Trackers are given the chance to apply for exclusive work placements.

These take place at the Child.org offices in London or Nairobi, or with our partners on Child.org projects.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain real work experience, based on your skills and abilities, in the field at an international development charity.

How do I apply?

You’ll need to register on our platform to complete your application. The application consists of the following:

  • A form, so we can find out a bit more about you
  • An essay or video about a charity issue
  • A 15 minute telephone interview

Have more questions? Check out our FAQs…

Ready to change the world?

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