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Enterprise Creation

This practical module is designed to give participants a unique opportunity to experience what it is like to start up and run their own business, from idea inception, to exploring business opportunities and presenting a feasible and robust business concept.

Description

There is a strong positive link between enterprise and prosperity: the world’s healthiest economies display high levels of new business start-up. Scotland, along with the rest of the world, needs to develop and sustain a culture of creativity and innovation to ensure that enterprise is valued and entrepreneurs can access the support that they need. 

Our Enterprise Creation CPD module aims to develop confident, enterprising and creative individuals who:

  • possess an awareness of with the ever-changing business environment
  • recognise and pursue opportunities
  • are keen to build a network that will support their goals
  • take responsible and measured risks

 

This practical module is designed to give participants a unique opportunity to experience what it is like to start up and run their own business, from idea inception, to exploring business opportunities and presenting a feasible and robust business concept. 

Undertaking this module will allow participants to consider self-employment and will possess vital skills needed to develop enterprising and engaged employees who can positively contribute to the business. 

In addition, participants will benefit from continuous input from entrepreneurs’ key partner agencies including Princes Trust, Business Gateway and Scottish Enterprise.

 

Course Level & Pre-requisites 

This is an SCQF Level 9 module and upon successful completion of this module, students will be awarded 20 credits. 

There are no pre-requisites for this CPD course but participants should have an interest in starting their own business or may have taken the initial steps to launch a business.

 

Course Delivery 

This course will be delivered entirely online.  Learning materials will be hosted on our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and students are expected to work through materials in their own time.  This online self-paced learning will be supplemented with live sessions. 

Live interactive sessions to support your online learning will take place every Thursday at 1pm

Live sessions will take place on Microsoft Teams and will last for 2 hours approx. 

The first live session will take place on Thursday 29th September.

 

Teaching Team 

This module will be delivered by Dr Robert Crammond, Senior Lecturer in Enterprise at University of the West of Scotland.  His academic interests lie in enterprise and entrepreneurship education and progressing contemporary, enterprise-centric stakeholder theory.  A Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and Management and Business Educator (CMBE), Dr Crammond also teaches and coordinates across many disciplines, including subjects such as organisational behaviours and stakeholder relationships, leadership theory and practice, human resource management, organisational development and addressing business and managerial research skills.

  

Funding 

This course may be available on a fully funded basis to some delegates through the Upskilling Fund.  Further details, including regarding eligibility, are available under Funding Support

If you have any questions, please contact us at cpd@uws.ac.uk.

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