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Delivering Quality Services (2 days)

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What is it?

How can you prove to your funders that the work you do has real impact and provides them with value for money? At times when resources are in short supply and there is increased competition for funding it is even more important that you are able to stay ahead of the game and prove how effective your work is!

Get ahead of your competitors now and start demonstrating your organisationís effectiveness to your funding partners by implementing PQASSO. This course is part of a unique suite of practical PQASSO training workshops by Funding Ideas.

Overall aim

To ensure that participants have the relevant knowledge and skills to implement PQASSO through self-assessment within their organisations.

Specific aims

By the end of the two days participants will have:

  • developed their understanding of PQASSO and the self-assessment process
  • considered the necessary steps for the successful implementation of PQASSO within their organisations
  • discussed the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders and considered ways of getting them involved in the process
  • identified the key elements to be included in the planning process for implementing PQASSO within their organisation
  • a better understanding of the new PQASSO Quality Mark service*.

* (Please note that whilst this course provides an overview of the PQASSO Quality Mark service, it is not a course in how to prepare for a PQASSO Quality Mark peer review.)

Why is it useful?

Course summary

This course covers all aspects of introducing and implementing PQASSO through self-assessment within an organisation. It is designed to support participants in developing a plan for how to implement quality within their organisation, and how to involve all the key stakeholders in the process.

Who is this suitable for?

You will benefit most from this course if you:

  • want to implement PQASSO through self-assessment in your organisation
  • will be taking a lead in the implementation process.

When is this available?

This course was designed by the Charities Evaluation Service (CES) and can only be delivered by a CES licensed Mentor. The Course Tutor is a licensed PQASSO Mentor and Quality Mark Peer Reviewer for CES with over 20 years experience in the voluntary sector.

It is delivered by Funding Ideas Ltd in partnership with a number of voluntary sector partners around the UK. Each partner organisation has their own schedule of courses usually a rolling programme where courses are offered every 3 months.

If you would like us to run this workshop specifically for your organisation please contact us for further details.

How much does this cost?

The cost of the course varies slightly depending on the voluntary sector partner we are working with to host the training course.

This two day course typically costs around £150 per delegate.

We endeavour to keep costs to a very reasonable level and hence ensure that all types of voluntary organisation including smaller charities are able to access our training courses.

Comments from previous clients

  • "I feel positive, inspired and excited about contributing towards improving and evidencing a quality service."
    Funder/Grants Officer
  • "There was enough time allowed for discussion etc. Mix of group was good and allowed fresh input for each exercise."
    CEO/Senior Manager
  • "I gained a much greater knowledge and understanding which give the confidence to start implementation."
    CEO/Senior Manager
  • "I had an awareness of PQASSO prior to attending this course however, this consolidated and built on that knowledge."
    CEO/Senior Manager
  • "The trainer was prepared to go over topics if unsure without making anyone feel singled out. Time was given to complete tasks."
  • "I now feel I have an understanding that will enable me to complete the assessment."
  • "Good, well run course. The trainer was very approachable."
  • "Very clear, language - did not use big words. The language used was very simple to illustrate issues or give examples."

How can I find out more about this product or service?

For further information please contact us directly by email or by phone. We look forward to talking to you and discussing your needs.


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Good, well run course. The trainer was very approachable.