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.
You have a highly active mind and see opportunity everywhere. Now you need theory and life-changing skills to sharpen your approach to management. At the Faculty of Business & Law, you will immerse yourself in a multicultural environment where technology blends with teaching to create a dynamic and innovative learning environment. An environment to help you gain those skills.
You can take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t need to start repaying until after your graduate. Or alternatively, there's the option to pay your fees upfront.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.
You must pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments. We will also ask you for a deposit or sponsorship letter. 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
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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