Published: 12 April 2011 at 12:40
University plans second intake as new Cert HE proves a hit with charities
Exceptional demand for Anglia Ruskin University’s new course to help charities, social enterprises and local authorities respond to the challenges and opportunities of the “Big Society” has meant that another will now begin in September.
A fully-subscribed cohort of 32 students began studying the Certificate of Higher Education in Charity and Social Enterprise Management in Cambridge at the end of March, including professionals from the British Red Cross, Suffolk and Essex County Councils, Mid-Norfolk Mencap and the WRVS.
The course, which provides timely assistance in a difficult funding environment, is being run by 3rd Sector Futures, a specialist unit within Anglia Ruskin’s Ashcroft International Business School, in conjunction with Higher Skills@Work. The course combines work-based study and reflection with taught sessions on campus.
Jan Coatham, Senior Service Manager at the British Red Cross, said:
The course runs for two years, with eight workshops a year on campus and the rest delivered via the Virtual Learning Environment. Students undertake a series of assignments and presentations for the purposes of assessment, all with a strong practical focus which allows them to apply the learning to their own organisations.
Andy Brady, Programme Manager for 3rd Sector Futures, said:
For more information, please visit www.anglia.ac.uk/candse or call Anglia Ruskin’s Higher Skills@Work team on 0845 196 5992.