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1 January Post Graduate Certificate in Social Enterprise Key information

2 January Course tutors: Dr John Connell - Programme Leader Jackie Scutt – Policy into Practice Module Dr Julie McColl – Project Module

3 January 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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