Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK (PRWEB) May 10, 2005
Charitytraining.com, the Peterborough-based specialists in voluntary sector training courses and professional development programmes, have launched a new management qualification designed to meet the needs of the UK and European voluntary sector. The BTEC Professional Certificate in Voluntary Sector Management, accredited by Edexcel, is a Level 4 qualification which fills a gap in the market for a specialist charity management qualification.
Until now, charity workers have had limited choice in gaining a recognised qualification at this level. The BTEC Professional Certificate in Voluntary Sector Management is a recognised qualification that includes topics specific to the sector and can be studied while working full-time. This new Level 4 qualification provides learners with the knowledge to integrate theory with practical outcomes that will be of benefit in their job roles and can be studied on a distance learning basis.
Tony Gibbs, founder of charitytraining.com and author of "How to Make it as a Charity Manager," explains, "We have spent over a year researching the needs of the market and working closely with Edexcel to develop this new qualification. There's a real need within the voluntary sector for the further development of professional management and leadership, with all charities recognising the need for increased accountability to their donors and beneficiaries alike. The BTEC Professional Certificate in Voluntary Sector Management is an initiative that will support capacity and skills development in the not-for-profit sector. The days of charities being run by people without core management competencies will soon be a thing of the past. Our new qualification will play a part in the development of these essential skills."
Learners can register now with charitytraining.com through their web site to begin studying for the BTEC Professional Certificate in Voluntary Sector Management in either September 2005, or in the New Year, on a distance learning basis, combining flexible one-to-one tutor support, online forums and study weekends.
For additional information about the BTEC Professional Certificate in Voluntary Sector Management, contact Tony Gibbs or visit http://www.charitytraining.com. Candidates can register now to begin their studies either in September or the New Year.
Charitytraining.com is the specialist training subsidiary of Volsector, the voluntary sector information resource for charity managers founded by Tony Gibbs in 2000. Tony has many years voluntary sector experience including seven years as Head of Service at RNIB, as well as over twenty years fundraising and charity management experience. He is Chairman of Equality Solutions, a diversity and equality social enterprise, County Director of Training and Marketing for St John Ambulance, and is also author of "How to Make it as a Charity Manager."
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