This course aims to enable students to understand the basic principles and theory behind setting up a social enterprise.
The first session for Social Entrepreneurship for 2023 has ended. On popular request, we are running a second session this summer!
This takes place from 8th May to 18th June. Sign-up here or email the Online Course Coordinator, Cynthia Mawuena Kumassah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more about this course on this document: EduSpots Social Entrepreneurship online course.
EduSpots aims to connect, trains and equip individuals to catalyse long lasting community-led change, working across the UK, West Africa and beyond. We won the Tes International Award in 2018 for the best international education project in the UK. See www.eduspots.org for more info on our wider work.
EduSpots Online Courses
The EduSpots online courses aim to challenge pupils to critically reevaluate their assumptions about creating social change through listening to the lived experience of pupils in different contexts, as well as offering the core theory needed to build successful service projects. Pupils who successfully pass the course will have the opportunity to apply for a £1000 grant and join our network of catalysts.
Reporting and certification
Pupils will receive a certificate at the end if they successfully complete the course by commenting on a minimum of 5 out of 6 posts, with those offering the most thoughtful responses receiving a distinction and some being awarded ‘top in cohort’ prizes.
Note that any profits raised from this course will be used to support the development work of EduSpots in Ghana, enabling educational ‘catalysts’ (many of whom are teachers) to lead educational change in their communities.
Week 1: Introducing social entrepreneurship
This week aims to develop understanding of the history of social enterprise, the spectrum of social businesses, alongside definitions of social enterprise and the profile of social entrepreneurs.
Week 2 - Identifying social business opportunities
This week explores what makes a viable or 'strong' social business opportunity, also looking at social value propositions, problem analyses and exploring the different ways in which social enterprises create social impact.
Week 3 - Different Models of Social Enterprises
This week we explore the many different forms or models that a social enterprises can take.
Week 4 - Building a Theory of Change
This week we explore how to go about creating a theory of change, and how to ensure we recognise assumptions we make in the process.
Week 5 - Creating your Social Business Model
The 'social business model' canvas helps to move you through the stages needed to plan a social enterprise.
Week 6 - Project Evaluation and Impact Measurement
This final page explores how you go about evaluating the social or environmental impact of your social enterprise.