Keen and ambitious to thrive in the rapidly evolving third sector? Our part-time Certificate of Higher Education in Charity and Social Enterprise Management can help.
Every organisation needs strong leadership and people with the ability to make tough decisions – are you ready to step up? Our distance learning course offers you the chance to cultivate management skills that are relevant to your current job.
Developed following comprehensive consultations with the third sector, this two-year course is ideal whether you’re an employee, volunteer or trustee of a charity, social enterprise or co-operative. You'll be able to:
We focus on learning in the workplace, with a range of resources available through our innovative Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). You can also use our VLE to communicate with your tutors and fellow students, and join optional workshops to help reinforce what you’ve learnt.
There are four optional workshops per year. If you start the course in September, the workshops will be in Cambridge; if you start in January, they'll be in London.
While you'll complete all your projects and learning activities in your own time, our friendly teaching staff will be on hand to support you throughout the course.
We've designed our course for people who are already working in the third sector, including paid employees, trustees and board members. It's also suitable for public sector staff in services that are moving towards a mutual or social enterprise model. By studying with us you'll enhance your contribution to your organisation - and your career prospects in the third sector.
Professionals from the third sector will share their experience with you and, throughout the course, there'll be extensive opportunities to network and build links with your fellow students.
You won’t need to sit any exams to pass this course. Instead, you’ll carry out assessments that reflect tasks you'll undertake at work, such as presentations, reports and written assignments.
The Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the East of England, with nearly 100 full-time teaching staff and approximately 6,000 students from more than 100 countries.
Our striking and award-winning business school building in Chelmsford, as well as new buildings in Cambridge, offer the most advanced learning technologies. We’re well-recognised for our centres of excellence by students, employers and professional bodies alike.
What makes us stand out is that our courses don't just give you sound academic knowledge – they’re at the cutting edge of current business practice and highly relevant to employers. This is owing to the close links we have with the business community and the partnerships we've developed with a wide variety of businesses and public service organisations.
We're interested in people who are confident, ambitious and ready to take the challenge of making a difference in the world of business. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
Important additional notes
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Distance learning, part-time undergraduate (4 years)
May 2018, September 2018, January 2019
Part-time undergraduate (Up to 6 years)
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