Skills Platform, the new website to find training, consultancy and other support in the “new marketplace and community for skills in charities and social enterprises”, is now live (beta) at http://www.skillsplatform.org.
It is run by Skills Effect, the new name for Skills – Third Sector, although we note that their website doesn’t mention this, at http://www.skills-thirdsector.org.uk.
On offer from Ulster Business School, the Advanced Diploma in Social Enterprise is a one year development programme aimed at those who have an idea to start a social enterprise or those in existing social organisations who are trying to diversify their income streams through business development. There is a limited number of bursaries to set against much of the cost.
Applications deadline 13th December, see http://www.business.ulster.ac.uk/courses/adse/index.html » Continue reading news item ... “NI diploma in social enterprise”
Civil Society Media reports that Birkbeck College, part of University of London, has come under fire over plans to close its Masters course in Voluntary and Community Sector Studies following a drop in enrolment, http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/governance/news/content/15206/.