Starting up a Business / Social Enterprise
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This course provides an introduction to social enterprise. Social enterprises are businesses driven by a social or environmental purpose. Examples include Jamie Oliver’s restaurant Fifteen and The Big Issue. The course provides an overview of this new approach to business practice for delivering social, economic and environmental value.
Who is this course for?
The course is open to all.
Learning and Teaching
The course will be taught through a mix of tutor led classes and group work.
Coursework and Assessment
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved.
The assessment for this course: Group exercises and a short presentation.
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.
The Social Entrepreneur by Andrew Mawson (Atlantic Books, 2008)
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.
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.