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Voluntary Sector Skills Bodies  

Directory of Social Change (DSC)    

Directory of Social Change (DSC) is an independent charity with a vision of an independent voluntary sector at the heart of social change. DSC provides a range of services including training for the sector.

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)    

NCVO champions and strengthens the voluntary sector, with over 10,000 members, from the largest charities to the smallest community organisations.


The national voice of local support and development organisations in England.

Skills Platform    

Develop your organisation, upskill your workforce, increase your own skills, request consultancy, or post training requirements

Third Sector National Learning Alliance (TSNLA)    

The Third Sector National Learning Alliance (TSNLA) is a growing, national alliance of voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises involved in learning and skills.

U3A - The University Of The Third Age    

U3As are self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.

Workers' Educational Association (WEA)    

Workers' Educational Association (WEA) is a charity and the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education, delivering 9,500 part-time courses for over 74,000 people each year in England and Scotland.