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Kickstarting a Social Enterprise: Steps to Success

Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 10 Credits.


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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Converting an idea into an enterprise which can bring benefit to the community – and generate income. Drawing on practical case studies, I will describe the basics of business planning, market research, branding and marketing strategies. We will also look at the relationship between ‘value’ and values’ in providing a toolkit which can bring satisfaction and success in building a small social business.

Who is this course for?

All those interested in social enterprise and how they can contribute to today’s community.

Learning and Teaching

These weekend meetings give the opportunity to work with an expert in the local social enterprise field. The tutor’s experience will work with the student enthusiasm to create an interactive and lively learning environment.

Coursework and Assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

You will not have formal examinations but you may have class tests. You may be asked to write assignments, keep a course journal or put together a portfolio. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student.

The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Reading suggestions

Provided by the tutor.

Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.

Further Information

A range of further information can be found on our web site www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.