Design of the leadership course that Catalyst has developed with One Awards, Corner House Youth Project and Skillshare is now complete and we are soon to start our recruitment of the first cohort to start in September.

To remind you – this is a six module course aimed at new managers in the VCSE and will lead to a level five qualification. As a special course concentrating on VCSE management it is heavily weighted towards the learning and experience that participants have at work. It is aimed to ensure that the development of our leaders of the future is grounded in the realities of their work and demands they face on a daily basis.

We will be developing a formal application process but in the meantime we need to know who may be interested so that we can gauge the first potential cohort.

The details:

Cohort: Maximum of 12 from VCSE organisations – if over-subscribed only one per organisation

Cost: £500 per head if working in Stockton-on-Tees (£750 per head if working elsewhere)


  • Expressions of Interest: From 1st May
  • Open day to explain course to potential candidates and managers: 10 July
  • Formal Applications – from 1st June
  • Start date: 11th September

Length of Course:
Taught element of all six modules: finish by Easter 2020
Assignments completed: July 2020

Course Director: Karen Grundy
Phone: 01642 733906

Tuition & assessment: Karen Millburn, Skillshare
Quality Assurance: Debbie Jones, Corner House Youth Project

Please contact if you have someone interested in the course.

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