Social Entrepreneurship

This course aims to enable students to understand the basic principles and theory behind setting up a social enterprise.

For details on the course please see the following document – Social entrepreneurship online course Autumn 2020

About EduSpots: 

EduSpots aims to connect, trains and equip individuals to catalyse long lasting community-led change, working across the UK and Ghana. 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 changemakers.

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.

Profits:

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.