Helping the third sector to thrive with sustainable business skills

Helping the third sector to thrive with sustainable business skills
19th April 2013 CCVS Admin

Anglia Ruskin University’s specialist course in Charity and Social Enterprise Management is one of the best ways to develop a solid base from which to build a long-term sustainable organisation.

Whether you have years of experience or are new to the sector, you can join hundreds of colleagues already benefiting from this ground-breaking course.

The Cert HE in Charity and Social Enterprise Management can be studied entirely online and with optional workshops in Cambridge, Chelmsford or Manchester. Through this two-year course you will learn key skills for managing a third sector organisation, including Leadership & Management, Marketing, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Social Impact Measurement and much more.

Perhaps the secret to the course’s popularity is the way it focuses on real life issues.  “No one starts work in the third sector because they want to take up business planning or write a marketing strategy – but when they move into management they are expected to do just that,” says Course Leader Andy Brady. “Our course aims to provide the right blend of cutting edge theory and practical application, benefitting individuals and organisations working in the sector.”

Milly Gaskin from Leading Lives says “The timing of the course has been perfect. We have really benefitted from the specialist support that Anglia Ruskin has provided, as well as the chance to meet people from other organisations who are facing similar challenges. We have now left local authority control and established Leading Lives as a co-operative employing 450 people. We have a very clear Vision and Mission, branding, a business plan and we know how to manage our finances, so we are confident about the future. The Cert HE Charity and Social Enterprise Management has been crucial in helping us achieve that.”

As the third sector continues to evolve, management skills will become increasingly important for organisations, their employees and stakeholders.  So now could be a very good time to develop your skills with a university course.

Whether studying online or at our workshops, students are supported by Anglia Ruskin’s specialist team of tutors and support staff.

For more information on the course, please call 0845 196 6707 or visit www.anglia.ac.uk/3rdsector.