VC UpSkills online Development training programme

VC has been engaged in the training and preparation of International volunteers, development and humanitarian workers for over 60 years.  VC has also provided support to project partners all over the world.

VC UpSkills programme

This is a series of short courses aimed at providing practical and affordable training in areas that are becoming increasingly central for the successful operation of development projects. The tailored modules aim to address the mismatch between the ever changing donor requirements for high quality funding proposals and well documented reporting, and the skillset that exists within many donor’ funded projects.

VC UpSkills course list

  1. Project Cycle Management (PCM)
  2. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
  3. Community Development and Leadership
  4. Governance for NGOs
  5. Globalization and Localization
  6. Child and Adult Safeguarding
  7. Cultural Adaptation
  8. Research Methods for Development


Venture Programme  Content

Each of the four Venture programme weekend workshops concentrate on specific themes and they are delivered by outside facilitators who are experts in their fields. The training modules are

• Module 1: Introduction and Logistics sessions
• Module 2: Global Awareness
• Module 3: Mission and Development
• Module 4: Returned Volunteer Speakers
• Module 5: Health
• Module 6: Community Development and Leadership
• Module 7: Cultural Adaptation
• Module 8: Research Methodology (includes online course of 5 sessions)
• Module 9: Challenge and Conflict
• Module 10: Project Cycle Management and Monitoring & Evaluation.
• Module 11: Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection (online course 6 sections)
• Module 12: Technical Writing (online course 4 sections)
• Module 13: UN Basic Security in the Field online course (If going overseas as a VC volunteer)

Other induction courses for specific countries once role has been developed

Some of our facilitators!

Patty Abozaglo

Ronan White

Donal Dorr

Students receive a certificate of completion from VC which has an European Solidarity Corps (ESC) certification.