This Advanced Diploma in Professional Development in Voluntary sector and NGO operationsis an executive-level course that provides a University Diploma, delivered in London via block release and supported by distance learning. It is specifically designed for those atmiddle management in the voluntary and NGO sector who involved in working for organisations in the UK and/or international markets who wish to develop their understanding of voluntary and NGO sector operations as they engage with not-for-profit projects.
About the course
This course addresses key issues in the field of Voluntary sector and NGO sector operations, including the rationale for not for profit operations, the role of government, the economy, culture and environment where voluntary sector and NGO operations take place.As such it provides a comprehensive grounding in international best practice in both developing and delivering successful voluntary sector and NGO operations.
The course is delivered by experts in the field of voluntary sector and NGO operations.
This course enhances participants’ practical work experience and their career prospects through the requirement to engage in the production of a voluntary sector and NGO operationswork-based project proposal. This presents an extremely valuable opportunity to engage in real-world practical research, framed by academic thinking, thus developing participants’ competencies in a business environment.
This course also offers the opportunity to engage with site visits to voluntary sector and NGO projects and experts from this field will be involved in class-based delivery of teaching and learning.
The first module entitled Voluntary sector and NGO operations: Theory and Practicewill be assessed by a piece of coursework that integrates and ensures coverage of the module’s learning outcomes (approximately 5,000 words). This will be submitted on-line in week 15.
The second module entitled Developing a Project Proposal for the voluntary sector and NGOsector will be assessed by two pieces of coursework. The first will comprise a research proposal (approx. 1,000 words) to be submitted on-line in week 5. The second assessment will comprise a voluntary sector and NGO sectorproject proposal and reflection (approx. 4,000 words). This will be submitted on-line in week 15.
The course comprises two 20 credit modules set at level 7. In summary: Module 1 is delivered as a face-to-face delivery block of 5 full days (6 hours per day); module 2 is delivered as 2 full days face-to-face tuition + 2 days of project site visits + 1 day of cohort project tutoring by distance learning (total 10 days delivery = 30 hours + 15 hours for scheduled assessment periods per module) = 45 hours per module.
The first module entitled Voluntary sector and NGO Operations: Theory and Practice examines political, economic and cultural and environmental impact of working with voluntary and NGO organisationsthrough face-to-face teaching delivery in London. This is delivered across five days as a block at the beginning of the first semester of entry to the course. Students then have the remainder of the 15 week semester to complete the integrative coursework assessment remotely.
After the course
This course is aimed at middle management professionals and technical specialists who are already working in the voluntary and NGO sector who have an interest in the voluntary and NGO sector.
Why London Met?
At London Metropolitan University
, we place students at the centre of everything we do. We are proud of our vibrant, multicultural and socially diverse community, and welcome applicants regardless of age or background. We offer most of our courses on both a full- and part-time basis, in order to best meet your needs.
The University also has a strong culture of research. Over two thirds of the research we submitted to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise was judged to be “internationally recognised”, “internationally excellent” or “world-leading”. Many of these expert researchers will be leading your lectures, as will employers and professionals with extensive real-world experience. They will be supported by an excellent network of guest speakers and mentors from the industry, making sure you get the best possible guidance.
Support from London Met
If this course is for you, please make sure you also take a look at key resources for postgraduate students on our website:
Postgraduate open days: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/events/postgraduate-open-days/
Applying for a postgraduate course: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/postgraduate/
Funding support for postgraduate students: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/funding-your-studies/
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language at IELTS level 6.
Fees vary by start point, please refer to the London Met website for accurate information.