The Corndel Level 3 Diploma in Fundraising provides the foundational knowledge for effective sourcing of funds.
The Corndel Diploma in Fundraising  develops the skills fundraisers need to succeed and thrive. 

The programme is accredited by NCFE and all learners will be awarded the Chartered Institute in Fundraising Level 3 Foundation Certificate, upon completion of the programme.

Using your Apprenticeship Levy to invest in passionate individuals, you can develop resilient, loyal, adaptable and well-connected teams, who throughout our 13 month programme, can refine skills and broaden their knowledge across multiple-income streams.
Award-winning delivery
Curriculum delivered through one-to-one coaching, group workshops and guided self-learning.
Expert tuition
Each fundraiser will be paired with an experienced Professional Development Expert (PDE) coach to develop their knowledge and skills.
Professional accreditation
Participants will achieve a Corndel Diploma and the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Foundation Certificate.


Recognised professional qualification

The Corndel Diploma in Fundraising is accredited by NCFE and all learners will be awarded the Chartered Institute in Fundraising Level 3 Foundation Certificate, upon completion of the course.

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising is the professional membership body for UK fundraising.

They support fundraisers through leadership and representation; best practice and compliance; education and networking; and champion and promote fundraising as a career choice. A professional qualification will increase the self-esteem and sense of vocation in your fundraising team – as well as develop their technical skills. It shows you value crucial employees.

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Develop your fundraising capability

The Corndel Diploma in Fundraising programme lasts 13 months, during which participants will develop new skills and put them into practice in their day-to-day work.

They will learn via a blend of company workshops, regular one-to-one tuition with experienced coaches, and access to industry-leading online resources.
Personal and professional development
Soft skills including learning styles, communication skills, relationship building and giving and receiving feedback.
Effective fundraising
13 months of one-to-one coaching by experienced fundraisers.
Understanding supporters to make appropriate asks
Presenting and tailoring the case for support, digital solutions, and networking.
Fundraising planning
Setting fundraising objectives, donor markets and segmentation, and impact reporting.
Building long-term relationships with supporters
The supporter journey, building rapport and trust, problem-solving and decision-making.
Financial principles of fundraising
Budgeting, reporting and forecasting, procurement and tax-effective giving.

Programme Information

Designed for immediate application

We design and deliver group programmes which focus on your charity’s specific needs. Training is scheduled around your team’s day-to-day challenges and supports immediate and direct application of new skills and knowledge to their work. Cohorts are mixed, so that participants benefit from peer-to-peer learning and knowledge sharing.

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Making a difference to learners

Beth Pochin,  NSPCC

I’m now three months into the fundraising diploma, and feel it is already having a positive impact on my day to day work in fundraising. The course has helped me to develop clear objectives and ambitions for my role as a fundraiser over next 12 months, which has helped me to prioritise workload and focus on key elements of my work. The course has expanded my knowledge of different areas of fundraising, varying from gaming fundraising products, to clarifying rules and regulations that are in place for community fundraising activities. ”

Elly Smith, Development Support Officer, Vauxhall Community Law and Information Centre

The course has had a massive impact on my approach as a fundraiser, I have thoroughly enjoyed learning the course content which has greatly increased my knowledge of modern fundraising. The support I have received outside of my own independent learning in the workshops has helped to not only solidify this knowledge but allow me apply it to my day to day work.”

Our coaches

One-to-one support from a fundraising expert

Jemma Molloy
15 years experience in the charitable sector, including Cancer Research UK and The Children's Society.  Jemma is a qualified coach and member of the Fundraising Apprenticeship Standard trailblazer group that collaborated to create the Fundraising Apprenticeship.
Lianne Howard-Dace
Extensive fundraising experience with specialisms in community fundraising and innovation. Lianne has an MSc Management in Civil Society and has Chartered IoF Diploma status. She co-authored The Complete Fundraising Handbook, DSC 2019.
Morgan MacDonald
Over 20 years experience in the charity sector, working with Save the Children and The Prince's Trust. Morgan championed a £35m global partnership strategy across 35 countries. She holds an MA in Psychology and MSc in Organisational Psychology. 
Emily Quilter
10 years’ fundraising experience at small to medium sized charities at Director level. Experience in operational growth, strategic vision and data base implementation. Skilled workshop facilitator and presenter.


Tailored to your organisation

Brett Terry, People Director, NSPCC

Working with Corndel is perfect for us as they work in true, long term partnership with us, immersing themselves in our culture and organisational context.

Sian Powell, Delivery Support Manager, Phoenix Group

I have been impressed by the flexibility Corndel has been able to provide. They include Phoenix terminology and methodology alongside the standard thinking to provide business context. This has also enabled us to involve Phoenix business leaders within the course to talk about how we manage projects internally. ”

Andy Roughton, Organisation Change Support Lead, John Lewis Partnership

Corndel have been super to work with, easy to communicate with and are really client focused. Their core values are align with ours, so it’s natural for us to choose them for our Apprenticeship.”

Richard Glasson, CEO, Hogarth

This is a really important initiative for Hogarth. It’s important that we carry on with the programme during these times. The course content is strong, the programme is valuable and I’m looking forward to seeing the impact is has. Thank you to Corndel for turning this around and enabling us to launch this virtually.”

Jayne James, Capability Development Manager, Royal Mail

The highest level of professional support. Nothing is too difficult and they are always on hand to help with any of the challenges that may arise when working with a large team based across the country.”

Danielle Verge, HR Director, Aliaxis

Working with Corndel over the past 2.5 years we have seen the language change throughout our organisation. Our people reference tools and frameworks when they discuss business challenges and conversations are inquisitive and directly linked to our business strategy. Corndel are a pleasure to work with. Everyone wants to do a great job and is qualified to do a great job. This is a highly effective partnership.”

Lisa Pinfield, Head of Development Programmes, Capita

Capita has been working with Corndel for almost a year now and 450 Capita colleagues have benefited from joining their programmes. This year we have enrolled 100 learners onto the Level 4 Diploma in Project Management. The programme has been seamlessly adapted to 100% virtual delivery of workshops and the personalised one-to-one coaching, a feature of all Corndel courses, is proving to be more valuable than ever.”

The Levy

Invest in income generating capability – and ensure your Apprenticeship Levy is put to good use

The programme is purpose-built to align with the Level 3 Fundraiser standard.

This means you can use your Apprenticeship Levy to invest in developing your fundraising capability – for both experienced and those new to role.

Our provision is regulated by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and Ofsted.