Diploma in Fundraising - Virtual Delivery (Starting 25th June 2024)

25 June 2024 - 09 July 2025
09:30AM to 04:00PM

Individual Prices


Package Type Available To Price
Individual Member Fee All Days Individual Members £2685
Non-Individual Member Fee All Days Non Individual Members £2783

The booking deadline for this qualification is 4th June 2024 - Please contact academy@ciof.org.uk if you have any questions about this qualification.

Standard Content

What will you learn?

Course text book

You will need to purchase the course textbook Fundraising Management Analysis, Planning and Practice (4th Edition) by Adrian Sargeant, Jayne George Routledge, London.

The course textbook is not included in the fees

How will you be assessed?

There are a series of four work-based assignments which are based on every-day work experiences and expectations. They are also designed to support your development in your role and in the growth and success of fundraising in your workplace. You will also be required to sit an Open Book Exam. To help you plan your studies the exam date, assignment deadlines and teaching sessions for this course are below. Information on the assignment requirements and further information on the Open Book Exam can be found in the Course Handbook.

What level of commitment is needed?

Pre-course work is required before the start of each module to ensure students are fully prepared for their teaching sessions. Each module is made up of teachings sessions and a tutorial via Zoom. Students are expected to attend all live teaching sessions and tutorials.

In addition to the teaching sessions and tutorials, there are approximately 400 hours of self-directed study to complete this qualification.

It is recommended that you make a note of the key dates for each module as well as the assignment deadlines and Open Book Exam before booking onto the qualification.

Module 1 - Key Dates

Pre-Module 1 Preparation work – from 11th June 2024
•    You will have approximately two weeks to complete this work before the first teaching session of this module

Session 1 – 25th June 2024
•    09:30 - 12:30
Session 2 – 26th June 2024
•    09:30 - 12:30
Tutorial session – 17th July 2024
•    15:00 - 17:00

Assignment 1 Deadline – 7th August 2024
•    23:59

Module 2 - Key Dates

Pre-Module 2 Preparation work – from 21st August 2024
•    You will have approximately two weeks to complete this work before the first teaching session of this module

Session 1 – 3rd September 2024
•    09:30 - 12:30
Session 2 – 4th September 2024
•    09:30 - 12:30
Tutorial session – 25th September 2024
•    15:00 - 17:00

Assignment 2 Deadline – 16th October 2024
•    23:59

Module 3 - Key Dates

Pre-Module 3 Preparation work – from 30th October 2024
•    You will have approximately two weeks to complete this work before the first teaching session of this module

Session 1 – 12th November 2024
•    09:30 - 12:30
Session 2 – 13th November 2024
•    09:30 - 12:30

Session 3 – 14th November 2024
•    09:30 - 12:30 

Tutorial session – 5th December 2024
•    15:00 - 17:00

Assignment 3 Deadline – 9th January 2025
•    23:59

Module 4 - Key Dates

Pre-Module 4 Preparation work – from 23rd January 2025
•    You will have approximately two weeks to complete this work before the first teaching session of this module

Session 1 – 11th February 2025
•    09:30 - 12:30
Session 2 – 12th February 2025
•    09:30 - 12:30

Session 3 – 13th February 2025
•    09:30 - 12:30 

Tutorial session – 6th March 2025
•    15:00 - 17:00

Assignment 4 Deadline – 27th March 2025
•    23:59

Open Book Exam

Exam Preparation Session – 25th June 2025

•   13:00 - 15:30

Open Book Exam – 9th July 2025
•    10:00 - 16:30

Virtual Graduation Ceremony (Optional)

3rd December 2025

Before booking

We’re keen to ensure you are ready to undertake this qualification. Please consider the following questions before booking:

This qualification focuses on developing in-depth knowledge of fundraising practice and contains some elements of leadership and strategy. It is designed for those whose roles are concerned with developing practice, leadership, and strategic approaches in fundraising. As a guide you have a minimum of three years fundraising experience with a minimum of eighteen months in a paid position. You will also be actively engaged in a managerial or leadership role that includes fundraising. You will be employed in an organisation at present who will support you to complete the assessments for the course.

The Diploma course is equivalent to a Level 5 programme and is similar in level and assessment to the second year of a traditional full-time degree.

Please be aware that we will ask for your supporting organisations details and we may contact them.

If after reading the above, you feel that this is the correct qualification for you, we look forward to welcoming you to the course. If it’s not clear or you think that there is a situation you would like us to consider or you’d like to talk to us about your application please do not hesitate to contact us.

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