I liked very much the mix between lectures, group work and energisers; it was an excellent balance. The trainer did a great job.
For our three-day courses (these usually run Wednesday to Friday), the non-residential course fee is £595, which includes training materials, lunch and refreshments during the course. We also offer a fully residential price for three-day courses of £745, which includes accommodation on Wednesday and Thursday night and all meals for the duration of the course.
For our five-day courses (Monday to Friday) the non-residential course fee is £1,045, which includes training materials, lunch and refreshments during the course. The residential course fee is £1,295, which includes four nights accommodation (Monday to Thursday), all meals for the duration of the course and all training materials.
Yes, we offer affordable distance learning courses we call 'blended learning' in both Advocacy and Policy Influencing as well as Monitoring and Evaluation. These courses are an excellent opportunity for participants to attend from wherever there is an internet connection and engage with one of our highly qualified trainers as well as other participants. During the course, participants will use various technologies including webinar, an online learning platform called moodle, and Skype.
INTRAC has recently begun a bursary scheme for small civil society organisations wishing to send participants on our open training courses. This scheme represents a 50% saving on the normal cost of our courses. For more information on qualifying for this scheme, please see our page on bursaries. Should you wish to apply for a course under this bursary scheme, please apply online.
For other sources of funding, you may want to contact the British Council or your donor.
You will have to arrange your own accommodation, outside of what is covered in the residential fee, since INTRAC has a special arrangement with the venue for the course period. We are happy to give you the venue's contact details so that you can arrange extra accommodation with them.
Courses usually start at 9am and finish at 5pm. On the first day of the course there will be a registration period which is around 10am. On the last day, our courses finish at 3.30-4pm. You will be sent a detailed course timetable a few weeks before the course begins with the exact times.
INTRAC cannot provide assistance with specific individual travel arrangements. INTRAC will however provide directions to Oxford and the training venue from the major airports. You should also ensure that you have up to date comprehensive travel insurance (including medical insurance where applicable) to cover your travel and the time that you are at the training course in the UK.
For some courses there is some specific pre-reading to do before the course starts. If this is the case, we will send you the reading material a week before the course starts. If you are keen to do some reading anyway, we publish a range of papers which are free to download and you can purchase books written by our experienced team.
The trainer will read through your application form to ensure that the course is tailored to the needs of the participants. The more information you can give about your needs, the more they can help you. Also, think about questions or problems you would like help with during the training. Your trainer and fellow participants may be able to bring a new perspective, and sharing real-life examples facilitates the transfer of knowledge to your workplace.
Individuals can receive one-to-one support from the trainer after the course, which will help to accelerate the use of learning in the workplace. You can pay for any amount of time, from half a day upwards, for the trainer to support you by phone, skype, email or in person. INTRAC can provide further tailor-made training or consultancy support if you or your organisation need further assistance.
Most of our participants come from international NGOs, local NGOs, umbrella organisations and CSOs, or are academics, donors or consultants. We welcome anyone who is interested in working in the development and relief sectors. We cater for an international audience, drawing from the multi-cultural experiences of the group. Around 70-75% of our participants come from overseas and many are non-native English speakers. All students need to have a level of English suitable for studying their chosen subject area.
The advanced courses require individuals to have a certain level of understanding and experience in the area. You don't have to attend the introductory course in order to apply for the advanced course.
We select participants without regard for gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, religion, sexual orientation, disability, social background, or any other irrelevant distinction.
INTRAC is accredited as a non-collegiate provider by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education. This means that INTRAC is an accredited training provider, however, the courses themselves are not accredited. You will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course (providing you attend the whole course).
Yes, for those travelling internationally, please ensure that you have suitable health and travel insurance. INTRAC is not responsible for any health or travel costs.
Yes, some tailor-made training courses can be in Spanish, Portuguese, French or Arabic.
Yes - please get in touch with us if you would like futher information.
Please contact Paula Haddock, Training Manager, either by email or by calling +44 (0)1865 263055