Learn new skills and develop cutting-edge expertise with our highly practical training.

We’ve been developing the careers of professionals in the international development sector for over 20 years through our engaging courses. 1,294 people from 32 countries improved their knowledge through our training in 2018.

Our expert trainers deliver courses at the Bond training centre or online. We also offer bespoke charity training courses delivered in-house at your organisation’s office.

Learn about funding, project management, advocacy, leadership, monitoring and evaluation, and safeguarding.

Check out our frequently asked questions for more information on our training. Or contact us to find out more about the type of training we offer.

List of training by theme

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DFID proposal writing: preparing a high-scoring DFID application

Next date
2 October 2019 18
available spaces
This practical course equips you with the essential skills and knowledge to write a strong funding proposal that fully meets DFID’s priorities and requirements.
Upcoming dates
2 October 2019 (18)
5 February 2020 (18)

DFID grant management

Next date
3 October 2019 18
available spaces
This course equips you with the skills and knowledge to manage your DFID grant effectively. Learn how to approach the contracting phase, ensure robust compliance and reporting and maintain a positive relationship with DFID.
Upcoming dates
3 October 2019 (18)
6 February 2020 (18)
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DFID contracts essentials

Next date
8 October 2019 17
available spaces
With donors channelling more and more funds through competitive tenders, this course provides an introduction to commercial contracting with DFID to increase the chances of success from your first application.
Upcoming dates
8 October 2019 (17)
9 March 2020 (18)
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DFID contracts in more depth

Next date
10 October 2019 17
available spaces
This intermediate level course will help you transform your organisation's performance when bidding for and delivering DFID contracts.
Upcoming dates
10 October 2019 (17)
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Managing the project cycle

Next date
14 October 2019 18
available spaces
Find out all you need to know about how to plan, run and manage an international development project, with a specific focus on the practical planning and implementation phases.
Upcoming dates
14 October 2019 (18)
2 March 2020 (18)
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Project design: the logical framework approach

Next date
16 October 2019 17
available spaces
This course will take you step by step through the process of creating a logframe. You will get to grips with the logic, learn how to write useful indicators and think about how to verify them.
Upcoming dates
16 October 2019 (17)
4 March 2020 (18)
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Project Management (PMD Pro) Level 1 Certification

Next date
18 October 2019 9
available spaces
This programme enables you to achieve an internationally recognised project management qualification tailored to the international development and humanitarian sectors.
Upcoming dates
18 October 2019 (9)
6 March 2020 (18)
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IATI publishing essentials

Next date
29 October 2019 18
available spaces
This course is for organisations receiving funds where IATI is a requirement. It gives participants the skills needed to publish data effectively and efficiently to any donor.
Upcoming dates
29 October 2019 (18)
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Fundraising from foundations

Next date
30 October 2019 18
available spaces
Building relationships is crucial to successful fundraising from trusts and foundations and this course shows you how.
Upcoming dates
30 October 2019 (18)
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Fundraising from institutions: preparing winning proposals

Next date
18 November 2019 18
available spaces
Get expert advice on what different donors require, learn how to match your objectives to theirs and gain practical experience by appraising elements of a proposal from a donor perspective.
Upcoming dates
18 November 2019 (18)
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Putting together an EC project proposal

This course is most suitable for people responsible for fundraising from the European Commission and proposal writing for the European Commission. Delivered in-house for your organisation.
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Managing EC contracts and reporting on EC grants

Demystify the European Commission’s stringent compliance rules, review your contract management obligations and get a practical handle on how to meet the EC's reporting requirements. Delivered in-house for your organisation.



We run a great series of courses from our training centre in London.


Our experts can deliver tailored training all over the world.


We offer online learning programmes and materials.

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