Hear what our current learners say

Our fundraising qualifications are designed to help a range of fundraisers and we can help you to understand which is best for you. We are one of only two providers in the UK to provide accredited Fundraising Qualifications. We offer an Introduction, Certificate and Diploma in Fundraising Practice.

Our qualifications have been specifically designed for small-medium sized charities, and are flexible, practical and tailored to you. All courses are currently being delivered online and you can start a qualification at any time, so get in touch for more information.  

If you’re interested in taking up a qualification, please email development@thefsi.org. We’ll then set up a call with you to talk through how the course works and which level would suit you best.

A comprehensive qualification that is designed for current and aspiring fundraising managers and leaders, as well as senior managers who have a responsibility for fundraising. In addition to building your fundraising skills and knowledge, the Diploma will expand your knowledge of governance and will provide an insight into organisational sustainability, impact measurement and reporting and project management. Accredited to SQCF Level 8 (QCF Level 5) – made up of 7 units delivering 49 credits

COST: £2,290 (split payment options available, 20% discount for FSI Members)


This qualification has been developed to support fundraising professionals to demonstrate and expand their fundraising skills. As well as key fundraising concepts, this qualification will provide a choice of two specialist topics that are relevant to your role and aspirations, with a choice from Community Fundraising, Corporate Relationships, Direct Donor Marketing, Events Fundraising, Legacy Fundraising, Major Donors, Trusts and Foundations.  Accredited to SQCF Level 8 (QCF Level 5) – made up of 5 units delivering 33 credits.


COST: £1,450 (split payment options available, 20% discount for FSI members)


Ideal for those new to fundraising or seeking a career in the charity sector.  This will provide learners with an introduction to key fundraising concepts and skills. It comprises two modules on developing a fundraising strategy and developing a case for support. Accredited to SQCF Level 6 (QCF Level 3) – made up of 2 units delivering 12 credits.



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Any Questions?  If you have any questions or would like to know more about Fundraising Qualifications with the FSI, please contact our Development team on development@thefsi.org



Transform and maximising your fundraising potential

Whether you are a large, well-established charity or a small grassroots community group, the need for expertise in fundraising has never been greater. Our qualifications will ensure that you are ready to meet the increasing demand for skilled and experienced fundraisers in our sector.


Click here to download our qualification brochure, which outlines the structure, benefits and content in more detail

“I chose the FSI because the fact the qualification could be tailored to me, really suited what I was looking for. Whilst the core modules of the FSI Diploma could be applied to all types of fundraising, I’ll be able to choose additional modules that best suit my interests and chosen specialisms”

—Rosie Milson, Diploma in Fundraising practice

“My first unit was on Fundraising Strategy. This has helped me to re-evaluate our fundraising strategy, using the information I have learned. The assignments also involved some competitor analysis. This has been invaluable as it has helped me to understand the potential areas of growth in our Fundraising Strategy"

—Anthony Scarfe, Certificate in Fundraising Practice