Course Description

Course Title : An Introduction to Social Enterprise Development (QQI Level 6)

An Cosán Virtual Community College



Programme Overview

The Introduction to Social Enterprise Development programme is designed to support learners to develop skills and confidence in creating social enterprises.  Learners will explore key theories and concepts, examine the role of social enterprise in the community, and undertake a basic analysis of local community needs. Learners will gain a better understanding of business planning and funding, as well as key governance and management issues. Learners will also plan their future progression paths as social entrepreneurs.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students will:

  • Critically discuss theories and concepts of social enterprise
  • Explain the role of social enterprise in the community sector
  • Undertake a basic analysis of local community need
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the elements of developing a business plan / funding model
  • Identify different challenges of governance & management in the social enterprise
  • Apply digital technology to support community leadership and social enterprise development
  • Identify their future education and training needs as social entrepreneurs


Assessment component

As part of the assessment for this programme, learners will be required to submit a Reflective Learning Journal, a group project and take part in an assessed discussion forum.

Format

The structure of the module is based on developing an online community of practice using a blended learning approach, as follows:

Induction: 6 hour face-to-face workshop

Week 1: One hour online session on technology

Online Synchronous Teaching: 2 hours per week online over eight weeks

Online Tutorial: 2 group sessions over the duration of the course

Workshop: 6 hour face to face workshop during the module.

Cost of Module: €300 – Learners can access a small bursary and scholarship fund, if required.


Dublin City South, Dublin, Ireland
College Name An Cosán Virtual Community College
Course Category Adult & Community Education, Education
Course Type Blended Learning - Elearning / Skills Workshops
Course Location Dublin City South, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 8
Delivery mode Blended Learning - Elearning / Skills Workshops
Course Start Date 23rd September 2017
Course Fee €300
Course Duration 10 weeks
Course Times Format The structure of the module is based on developing an online community of practice using a blended learning approach, as follows: Induction: 6 hour face-to-face workshop Week 1: One hour online session on technology Online Synchronous Teaching: 2 hours per week online over eight weeks Online Tutorial: 2 group sessions over the duration of the course Workshop: 6 hour face to face workshop during the module.
Awarding Body Institute of Technology Carlow
Title of Awarding Special Purpose Award
Entry Requirements Applicants should have completed the Leaving Certificate or a QQI (FETAC) Major Award at Level 5 preferably in the area of leadership, community development studies or a related area. Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the Institute of Technology Carlow policy on recognition of prior learning (RPL). Applicants may be required to attend for an interview.
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An Cosán Virtual Community College



Ground Floor 4-5 Usher’s Court, Usher’s Quay, Dublin, Ireland

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