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Looking towards accreditation July 5, 2008

Posted by Stuart Parker in beginnings.
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The majority of training / learning programmes these days tend to require some form of qualification (to show knowledge) and /or progression path towards further development (further learning, employment etc). Our project too will need to show that it has been of use to the participants and if we are to secure any contacts or funding, we need to be looking towards some form of formal accrediation.
To begin this process, we initially talked to Tony Clabby of UNLTD, a startup organisation for ‘social entrepeneurs ‘. He suggested, the Open College Network (OCN) as their diverse mandate would probably suit our project idea. I have worked with OCN before in the past and I also had these in mind.
So after a brief telephone enquiry we have set up a meeting with OCN to look at the possibility of getting our project idea / course accredited and to discuss how it could work alongside other OCN courses, particularly for our potential participants. The meeting is scheduled for Friday 11th July and I will post any updates after then.

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1. Jim Brown - July 6, 2008

Not sure what type of learning programme you are developing, or who it is aimed at, but you might like to know that we have been developing social enterprise qualifications, based on the SFEDI standards with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). So far, the qualifications we developed are aimed at social enterprise advisers (VRQ Level 5 Awardss/Certificate/Diploma in Social Enterprise Support ) plus one unit aimed at managers (VRQ Level 5 Award in Social Impact
Assessment).


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