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Charity and Social Enterprise Management, Short Course

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Online
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.


This dynamic course offers you the chance to cultivate management and leadership skills pertinent to your existing role.

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.

Every organisation requires strong leadership and individuals equipped with the ability to make tough decisions – are you ready to step up?

Associated careers

The course has been designed for people working within the third sector, including paid employees, trustees and board members, as well as public sector staff in services moving towards a mutual or social enterprise model. You will enhance your contribution to your organisation and your career prospects in the third sector.

Detailed Programme Facts

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    Please bear in mind we usually require up to four weeks to consider applications, so it’s best to apply at least a month before your preferred start date.

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

  • Leadership and Management in the Third Sector
  • Social Enterprise
  • Financial Management in the Third Sector
  • Marketing For Third Sector Organisations
  • Human Resource Management in the Third Sector
  • Social Impact Management

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

  • You need to be currently employed or volunteer in a third sector organisation.
  • You’re expected to have at least 80 UCAS points at A-level (or equivalent) and Maths and English GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above.
  • As a distance learner, you’ll also need a suitable computer with internet connection, together with sufficient IT competence to make effective use of word processing, internet and email.
  • If English is not your first language, you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2350 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2350 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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