ONLINE TRAINING: Project management in the voluntary sector

  • 1 day
  • Online
  • Planning and strategy
  • Management
Are you a project manager with little formal training? Or would you like to consolidate your existing skills and develop a more robust approach to managing your projects? This practical course is specifically tailored to the voluntary sector. It’s designed to give you all the principles and practical tools you need to plan, deliver and evaluate your project successfully.
We’ve redesigned this face-to-face training specifically for online delivery, to ensure your learning needs are met though interactive, live sessions with knowledgeable trainers.
This training will take place over two half days (09.30 -13.00) and you need to attend both days of the same course.

May course
Session 1:   Wednesday 12 May 
Session 2:   Friday 14 May  

Session 1:   Wednesday 16 June 
Session 2:   Friday 18 June 

Session 1:   Wednesday 14 July 
Session 2:   Friday 16 July 


By the end of the course you will be able to:
•       Identify the principles associated with project management
•       Use a range of practical project management tools 
•       Understand principles for monitoring and reporting on a project to show its overall impact.
•       Understand basic financial management
•       Have considered project handover and closure
•       Understand online project management tools and how to use them 


This course is designed for new and existing voluntary sector project and programme managers who want to gain new tools and techniques help them successfully manage their projects.

Lauren was exceptional in her delivery for the course, both for the fact it was online but also it was evident she has extensive experience in project management that just adds value to the course when you know the trainer has experience in what they are delivering, Dean, MS-UK

This was an excellent introductory course to project management. I found it really accessible and the trainer was very knowledgeable. Particularly like the use of real life scenarios and breaking down the jargon often used in project management, Rebecca Scott, Creative Youth Network

Lauren was so brilliant in running the training, and the course was fab. The pacing, content and delivery was genuinely perfect, with great little energizer activities and breaks. I feel like I've both learned a lot, AND got more confident in the abilities and knowledge I already had. Loved it. Thanks so much, Simon Faulkner, Time to Change


Lauren Kocher is  a consultant at NCVO. She is PRINCE2 and PMDPro qualified and has over 15 years of non-profit programme and project management experience. She has worked across all sectors from international development to local authority and is currently a consultant project manager and trainer for charities and NGOs, as well as Senior Programme Delivery Manager for the Mayor of London's sport team.


This training will take place on Zoom over two half days (09.30 -13.00) and you need to attend both days of the same course. We will send out the Zoom link with the joining instructions before the first session.
May course
Session 1:   Wednesday 12 May (09.30 until 13.00)
Session 2:   Friday 14 May  (09.30 until 13.00)

Session 1:   Wednesday 16 June (09.30 until 13.00)
Session 2:   Friday 18 June (09.30 until 13.00)

Session 1:   Wednesday 14 July (09.30 until 13.00)
Session 2:   Friday 16 July (09.30 until 13.00)


All of our training courses can be delivered online at a time and date that suits you. We can work with you to tailor our courses to match your needs. For more information please complete our online contact form


Email or phone (020 7520 2587) the training team with any questions or queries you may have on our training courses.


Our pricing structure is based on your organisation’s gross annual income. NCVO members also receive a 30% discount off training prices. Organisations with a gross annual income of less than £30k can join NCVO for free and will then qualify for the discount.

Please make sure you select the correct pricing band. If this is incorrect when we cross-reference against our records, it will slow down the booking process. 


NCVO Member - under £50,000 £55.00
Non NCVO member - under £50,000 £78.00
NCVO Member - £50,000 -£100,000 £86.00
Non NCVO Member - £50,000 -£100,000 £125.00
NCVO member -£100,000 - £1m £138.00
Non NCVO member -£100,000 - £1m £198.00
NCVO member - £1m - £5m £218.00
Non NCVO member - £1m - £5m £314.00
NCVO member - over £5m £348.00
Non NCVO member - over £5m £497.00