ARE OUR TRAINING COURSES ACCREDITED?
As a training provider our trainings are accredited by HPass. We are also a member of The Continuing Professional Development Certification Service. Find out more about our accreditation here.
ARE THERE ANY DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE?
Yes. We offer a 20% discount if you have been on one of our scheduled or Tailored Training courses before, and a discount for organisations who make a group booking.
HOW DO I ENROLL ON A FACE TO FACE IMA COURSE?
1. Complete your application form
2. IMA reviews your application
3. Your Sponsor confirms budget
4. IMA receives your payment
5. Course is confirmed and you receive your Welcome Pack.
6. Book your flights and accommodation
7. Course starts
If you have any questions regarding your application or sponsorship, please call IMA International on +44 1273 833030.
1. Once you have chosen your course, fill in our online application, please e-mail us if you have any problems.
2. We will assess your application within 3 days.
3. If you have a sponsor we will contact them.
4. Once we receive the Confirmation of Sponsorship, we send the invoice, acceptance letter and visa support letter.
5. The invoice is paid.
6. We will confirm your course at least four weeks before the start date. Then send a Welcome Pack,for you to go ahead and book flights and accommodation. If we have to cancel the course and you have already paid, we will refund the amount in full.
HOW DO I ENROLL ON AN ONLINE IMA COURSE?
1: Go to ’’Training’’ , select a course: you can read more about the course here and you can find the application form by clicking on ’’Apply”
2: Send in your application form.
3: IMA’s team will process this within 3 days and send you a confirmation email and invoice, Learning Needs Statement form for you to return before the course starts (this helps our facilitators understand your learning needs) and the Terms and Conditions.
4: Pay your course fee according to the sent invoice.
5: The course is confirmed and the joining instructions are sent one week before the training starts.
I DON’T HAVE A SPONSOR OR FUNDING. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Most of our participants are sponsored by their organisation. If you do not have a sponsor, you will need to find what funding streams are available to you. Although we look for ways to help participants with the course fees, we regret we are currently not able to offer any form of sponsorship or funding.
WHAT EXPERIENCE DO I NEED TO JOIN ONE OF YOUR COURSES?
Nearly all our training participants work in international development. This includes working for a government, a private company, a non-government organisation, multilateral organisation, a smaller local projects or programme, or as a freelance consultant.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE FACE TO FACE COURSE FEES?
Included in the course fee is: tuition (presentations, group activities and one-to-one support throughout), a field visit where practical on courses more than five days, a hard copy of training materials (and on USB), course certificate and participant group photo, light refreshments throughout, a social and cultural programme which includes an evening dinner and a 1 to 1 coaching session with a certified coach on our fifteen day courses.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE ONLINE COURSE FEES?
Included in the course fee is: tuition (online learning platform, group work, one-to one support throughout), resources and training materials that can be downloaded from our online learning platform, 1 to 1 mentoring session with your trainers 3 months after the training, access to the course and materials for 6 months.
WHAT IS THE IMA TRAINING STYLE?
IMA’s training style is participatory and interactive using a blend of short informative lectures and group work. Throughout the courses we give participants opportunities to share experiences, exchange ideas and network with other development practitioners.
WHAT LEVEL OF ENGLISH DO I NEED FOR YOUR COURSES?
All our open courses are delivered in English. You need good spoken English to work effectively with your facilitators and other participants. As much of our course content is technical and we use a participatory approach, you need to be an effective communicator in English. This means an IELTS score of six or above, a paper TOEFL score of 550, or a computer TOEFL score of 210.
WHO ARE YOUR FACILITATORS?
Our course facilitators are expert development practitioners. Their skills and experience come from doing training and consultancy work around the world with different organisations. With expertise grounded in practical experience, we guarantee our training is relevant and up-to-date to the needs of our participants.
Your sponsor is the person who authorises payment of the course fees. This is usually your manager or training manager. You need to put their contact details on our application form so we know your organisation has authorised your course fees and supports your application. Once we have reviewed your application, your sponsor will need to send us official confirmation of sponsorship.
WILL I GET CERTIFICATION?
You will receive a certificate on completion of the course, having fulfilled all the course requirements.