New to development one year course

Date Please see details on individual sessions in the programme
Cost Cost dependent on package


What is IDPE's New to development programme?

If your school is new to schools’ fundraising and engagement, or you have recently recruited a new member to your development team, IDPE’s New to development programme is a year-long holistic training programme offering an introduction to all aspects of professional fundraising and engagement in schools.


What does the programme include?

IDPE’s New to development programme is structured so that those new to development can access the most relevant information for them in a flexible and affordable way. The full programme is a one-year course incorporating schools’ fundraising and engagement toolkits, webinars and ask the expert forums. But if the full year course isn't for you, you can choose to join any of the individual terms. To find out more, view the full programme.

For more information, visit the new to development programme homepage.

Package  IDPE members (independent) State schools Corporate partners Non-members (independent)
Full programme
  • two in-person schools’ fundraising and engagement toolkits including school visits
  • 11 on-demand webinars across one year
  • two virtual ask the expert forums 
  • one 1-2-1 session
£845 £675 £1,080 £1,350
Term 1
  • one in-person schools’ fundraising and engagement toolkit including school visit
  • two on-demand webinars 
  • one virtual ask the expert forum
£330 £265 £420 £525
Term 2
  • seven on-demand webinars
  • one virtual ask the expert forum
£330 £265 £420 £525
Term 3
  • one in-person schools’ fundraising and engagement toolkit including school visit
  • two on-demand webinars 
  • 30-minute 1-2-1 consultation
£330 £265 £420 £525

All prices shown are VAT exclusive

If you attended year 1 of our previous New to development course and would like to book for year 2, or are more interested in the later sessions in the course, you can find out more and book your place here.

Booking Terms and Conditions

Payment must be received before the start of your chosen package and cannot be made in instalments. All cancellations must be received in writing and emailed to Cancellations received at least four weeks before the first session of your package will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations received within four weeks of the first session of your package. Any costs incurred from online payment will not be refunded.

IDPE reserves the right to substitute speakers and/or dates where necessary. If in exceptional circumstances a professional development event is postponed, all delegates will be notified and the event will be re-arranged. If a delegate is unable to attend the rescheduled event, a recording will be made available where possible. When cancelling an event with more than four weeks’ notice, IDPE will not be liable for any expenses incurred by the delegate.

If you have any questions, or experience any difficulties, please call us on 01225 829030 or email