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Coronavirus update - We are delighted to announce we are taking our training, qualifications and RAISE events programme online and into virtual delivery. We are currently working with leading experts and specialists in our sector to create and deliver exciting programmes of 'virtual' live training and events using Zoom

More than ever fundraisers want to stay connected, learn new skills and share their experiences. We are here to support you and make that happen. We are updating our training and events pages frequently with new information so please keep checking-in with us regularly.


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Interested in an Academy qualification but want to know more about it? Read blogs and Q&As from students and graduates on the qualifications, why they decided to enrol and how they use their learnings. 




Certificate in Fundraising

The UK’s most recognised fundraising qualification, the Certificate provides front line fundraisers with the theory and principles behind successful fundraising. Practical skills will enable graduates to make an immediate impact on their organisation’s fundraising results and become more confident fundraisers.

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400 hours (6–8 hours/week for nine months, including attendance at all Zoom sessions and tutorials if taking the live virtual delivery of the qualification)


 1–3 years paid or voluntary (guide only)



Live virtual delivery – £1973 (IoF Individual Members), £2129 (non-individual members)

Online – £1625 (IoF Individual Members), £1786 (non-individual members)

*the above fees are valid from 1st August 2019

View upcoming Certificate dates



Diploma in Fundraising

Designed for those who want to advance their strategic fundraising and management skills, the Diploma expands fundraisers’ knowledge in all key aspects of fundraising. Graduates will become more effective and confident fundraising leaders and be equipped to manage the sustainable development and growth of fundraising income streams.

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400 hours (6–8 hours/week for nine months, including attendance at all Zoom sessions and tutorials if taking the live virtual delivery of the qualification)


3+ years paid or voluntary, with management experience (guide only) 


Live virtual delivery – £2557 (IoF Individual Members), £2714 (non-individual members) 

Online – £2285 (IoF Individual Members), £2442 (non-individual members)

*the above fees are valid from 1st August 2019

View upcoming Diploma dates



International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising

This Masters level qualification is for senior fundraisers wanting to develop their critical thinking and leadership skills at the highest level. The content is highly strategic – participants will need skills in analysis, synthesis and evaluation to succeed. International Advanced Diploma graduates will learn how to lead organisational growth and increase impact. Discover how to apply extensive practice and management skills, academic knowledge and research to help your organisation double or even triple fundraising income in less than 10 years.

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600 hours (10–12 hours/week, including attendance at all Zoom sessions and tutorials)


5+ years at senior level, with senior fundraising management experience


Level 7 – Masters Degree level

Application process:

Submit your CV for review


Live virtual delivery – £3950 (IoF Individual Members), £4100 (non-individual members)

View upcoming International Advanced Diploma dates

(If there are no available dates, please submit your CV directly to our Academy team at academy@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk)


A limited number of bursary places are available on our qualification courses. These awards are based on an assessment of financial need and will take into account the financial circumstances of the charity and the case of the individual fundraiser. 

Booking terms and conditions apply for all IoF qualification courses. We also have an accessibility policy to ensure all students can access our qualifications. You must hold a valid IoF individual membership while studying for a qualification.

Contact our IoF Academy team on 020 7840 1020 or at academy@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk for more information