18-Month Development Programme for Change Agents

Do you or your organisation want to bring about change in society?

Happy is working with Democracy Matters to create a tailor-made 18-month Campaigning Apprenticeship, available at Level 3, 5 or 5+.

The programme is available at little or no additional cost, funded through the government's Apprenticeship Levy or co-investment schemes.

Who is this programme for?

Staff who want to develop high-level influencing skills to bring about change in any sector. This will be particularly relevant for:

  • Policy officer in a charity, local government, public service, trades union or think-tank
  • Advocacy staff, campaigners and lobbyists in any sector
  • Assistant, special adviser or researcher for an MP, local councillor or other elected post
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR) manager in a company, public utility or service
  • Community, outreach or youth worker with a brief to engage and empower people

People who join this programme:

  • Want to make a difference in the world
  • Can commit to six to eight hours of learning a week (on average) over 18 months
  • Can use new knowledge and skills for change in their work
  • Have support from their employer and line manager

Discover new tools, views and opportunities to make a difference in the world

  • Learn practical skills — All areas of the programme are linked to your organisations' priorities
  • Three levels available depending on your experience — Choose between a Level 3 or a Level 5 programme, or learn how to train others with our 5+ programme.
  • Little or no additional cost to your organisation — This programme is funded through the Apprenticeship Levy or can be 90% funded through the government's co-investment scheme.
  • No age limit — Suitable for existing staff of any age and from any sector.
  • Earn a recognised qualification — The final qualification is the Campaigning Apprenticeship at either Level 3 or Level 5. You will also receive a Leadership and Management Diploma from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

Not what you're looking for?

Looking to develop your more experienced managers? We also offer a Level 5 Development Programme for established managers and department managers.

Looking for training over a shorter period? This programme is an extension of our four-day Happy Workplace Leadership Programme. This programme takes place over four days across six months. However, this programme cannot be funded under the Apprenticeship Levy.