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1 January 2010www.gcal.ac.uk/postgrad Post Graduate Certificate in Social Enterprise Key information

2 January 2010www.gcal.ac.uk/postgrad Course tutors: Dr John Connell - Programme Leader Jackie Scutt – Policy into Practice Module Dr Julie McColl – Project Module

3 January 2010www.gcal.ac.uk/postgrad Who is it for? Anyone involved in running, supporting or working with social enterprises. We are keen to recruit a mixed group to generate a forum for peer learning as well as individual study.

4 January 2010www.gcal.ac.uk/postgrad What are the entry requirements? You would usually be expected to have a degree or HE diploma but this is not compulsory. Your suitability for the programme can also be evidenced by your understanding of social enterprise through your work experience.

5 January 2010www.gcal.ac.uk/postgrad What are the course dates for 2010? Period of Study: March 2010 – February 2011 Introductory evening before first weekend - Friday 26 March in Glasgow 3 Weekend Schools: 27 – 28 March 22 – 23 May 23 – 24 October

6 January 2010www.gcal.ac.uk/postgrad What do I study? Module 1: Policy into Practice Module 2: Social Enterprise Project Understanding the issues, challenges and policy context for social enterprise. Developing creative responses to live issues within a social enterprise.

7 January 2010www.gcal.ac.uk/postgrad Social Enterprise Project Your project will run throughout the period of study. You will act in a business development role to an organisation. You can choose to focus on: The setting up of a new social enterprise or The expansion of an existing social enterprise or The re-focusing of an organisation towards social enterprise.

8 January 2010www.gcal.ac.uk/postgrad Weekend School 1 – provisional outline Friday 26 March 6 – 9 Introductions and buffet with guest social entrepreneur Saturday 27 March 9 – 4.30 The business of social enterprise – lectures and seminar work using the set text Social Enterprise in Anytown Sunday 28 March 9 – 12The political environment – seminar work 1 – 4Introducing the social enterprise project

9 January 2010www.gcal.ac.uk/postgrad Weekend School 2 – provisional outline Saturday 22 May 9 – 4.30Robust social enterprise – lectures and seminar work on the challenges of running a social enterprise Sunday 23 May 9 – 12Case Studies – seminar work 1 – 4Developing the social enterprise project

10 January 2010www.gcal.ac.uk/postgrad Weekend School 3 – provisional outline Saturday 23 October 9 – 4.30The bottom line – lectures and seminar work in tracking finance and on making and measuring social impact Sunday 24 October 9 – 11Linking theory and practice – seminar work 11 – 4Supporting your social enterprise project

11 January 2010www.gcal.ac.uk/postgrad Texts The set text for the course is: Social Enterprise in Anytown (2003) John Pearce & Alan Kay We also recommend the Forth Sector/RBS publication: A business planning guide to developing a social enterprise We recommend that you dip into Social Enterprise Journal which is available electronically through the university library.

12 January 2010www.gcal.ac.uk/postgrad Learning Resources Saltire Centre – library for books and journals Blackboard – virtual learning environment This will be your web area for a wealth of resources which you can access from your own computer including course guidance, additional materials, articles, website links, module guides and bibliography.

13 January 2010www.gcal.ac.uk/postgrad Assessment Social Enterprise Policy Into Practice: 2 x 3,000 word written assignments Social Enterprise Project: 7,000 word project report comprising business/development plan.

14 January 2010www.gcal.ac.uk/postgrad Fees The fee for the course is £1,995 You can use an ILA towards it. You may wish to ask your organisation or a local agency to support you.

15 January 2010www.gcal.ac.uk/postgrad Application Process Please complete your Application for a Programme in Postgraduate Study as soon as possible and by end of February latest for 2010 entry. –To download the postgraduate prospectus and the application form visit:


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