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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 four full attendance days for face to face courses)


 1–3 years paid or voluntary (guide only)



Face to face – £1973 (IoF Individual Members), £2129 (non-individual members)

Online – £1625 (IoF Individual Members), £1783 (non-individual members)

*the above fees are valid from 1st August 2019

View upcoming Certificate dates and locations



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 five full attendance days for face to face courses)


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


Face to face – £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 and locations 



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 six full attendance days)


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


Level 7 – Masters Degree level

Application process:

Submit your CV for review


£3950 (IoF Individual Members), £4100 (non-individual members)

View upcoming International Advanced Diploma dates and locations

(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