Social Enterprise

Course Description

The Social Enterprise training course is aimed at learners who wishes to produce social change by developing a social venture business plan, begin a start-up social enterprise or a non-profit organization, join the government's advocacies on social change, and for those who would like to add a social component to their existing profit-based businesses. This program is also suited for those who wish to be social investors or funders, given their capacity to give and contribute.

This training programme is a basic introduction to the social enterprise industry. Since this industry is still in its infancy stage, we shall be looking at several business models and case studies, stories of social enterprises which created significant impact in its society that will help you understand this industry better and you can begin embarking on starting up your own social enterprise.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define social enterprise and its value
  • Identify the diverse types of social enterprise
  • Discover what constitutes a social entrepreneur
  • Learn the different sources of capital funding and financing
  • Be aware of the different challenges and issues for start-ups
  • Create a personal action plan in getting started

Option 1:
If you just want to take this course without the test or certificate, just pay US$90.

If you wish to take this course + online test + receive a Certificate of Completion from CPD (Continuing Professional Development, United Kingdom) + shipping cost of the certificate, the total cost is US$120.

If you wish to retake your online course test – the total cost is $60.
If you pass your test – you will receive your Certificate with no additional cost.

This course is designed for online study/ distance education/ home-based learning. A student dashboard is provided in the student’s account log-in to monitor progress. A downloadable PDF format will also be available to the learners for offline study.

Duration: 1 day

  • Announcements: Student's Dashboard
  • Email Support: Throughout the duration of the course, should you have any question or concern, feel free to message us.
  • Feedback/Response Time: 1-3 days

At the end of the entire course, an examination in a multiple-choice format will be given that will cover the entire programme. The assessment is composed of 30 questions.

A 70% passing rate of the assessment exam is needed to get the course certification.

  • Internet Access
  • Student Dashboard Login: Personal Username and Password
  • Before beginning the programme, the learners are required to download and print the entire module to gain better understanding of each lesson and go through the writing activities attached to it.
  • This course also includes compulsory submission of answers to guide questions online for the course completion. Towards the end, the learners take an exam to test their understanding of the course.

Introduction and Objectives

Lesson 1: Definitions and Key Features

  • The Triple Bottom Line:
  • Case Studies

Lesson 2: Types of Social Enterprise

Lesson 3: The Social Entrepreneur

  • Qualities of Social Innovators
  • Successful Innovators Under Age 30

Lesson 4: The Social Business Plan & Strategy

  • 7 Success Factors

Lesson 5: Capital Funding and Financing

  • The Impact Investing Spectrum
  • 5 Financing Options
  • Case Study
  • Diverse Types of Social Investment

Lesson 6: Challenges and Issues of a Social Start-up

Personal Action Plan


  • Part 1: Social Enterprise
  • Part 2: Social Enterprise
  • Part 3: Social Enterprise

Certified and Accredited by ICM (Institute of Commercial Management, United Kingdom) and CPD (Continuing Professional Development, United Kingdom).

ICM and CPD certifications mean your skills meet international requirements for company compliance programmes regarding continuing professional development.