Welcome to Foundations for Sector 3


About the Programme

Foundations for Sector Three is an induction training programme for the nonprofit community. It has been designed for people who have recently started working in the sector; new entrants, recent college graduates, or those who have made a career change.  The course will provide you with a complete understanding of how the third sector functions. The areas covered include: 

  • Understanding the Sector 

  • Advocacy 

  • Operations 

  • Third Sector Skills 


The programme will use a blended learning approach with both face-to-face learning and webinars. It has been developed in line with the European Qualification Framework (EQF), Level 4 and learning will be validated and certified using digital badges.  When launched, the training programme will be available to anyone new to the sector and free of charge.  Foundations for Sector Three has been developed with partners in Ireland, Wales, Finland, Germany. Each project partner has run two rounds of pilot training  programmes in early 2022. 

Programme Launch

The programme will soon be available to all nonprofits across the European third sector. We plan to launch in October 2022. 

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